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    kevin203ct@yahoo.com
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    Default 97 subaru legacy outback : Engine Rebuild/Tranny rebuild/replace

    My questions:
    Going to need to rebuild my Subaru engine soon.10 Y 155k w/ 1 head
    gasket replacement @ about 100 k. Downtime is a problem, so
    considering buying used engine and rebuilding, then swapping.

    1) where is a good place to get a used engine, preferably somewhere in
    the southwest US.

    2) Tranny is slipping (automatic), and has trouble shifting,
    especially from #2 to #3. On a scale of
    0 - 10, 0 being complete and total retard, 10 being Stephen Hawking or
    other braniac intelligence, how hard is it to rebuild the tranny on
    this vehicle. Is it worth is, or should i spend the money to just
    replace it.... I would consider my self in the area of 6 out of 10 on
    the aforementioned scale. (at least where car repairs are concerned)

    3) How hard is it to replace the starter motor with the engine in the
    vehicle.

    Thanks for your input.

    Kevin




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    BobN
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    Default Re: 97 subaru legacy outback : Engine Rebuild/Tranny rebuild/replace

    I don't know about the first two, but replacing the starter is a piece of
    cake. 1/2 hour maximum.

    To make it easy to reach all the nuts/bolts with your wrenches, remove the
    air plenum that connects to the throttle body, and its aluminum support.

    Are you sure the tranny is bad or could it just be low fluid?



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    Carl 1 Lucky Texan
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    Default Re: 97 subaru legacy outback : Engine Rebuild/Tranny rebuild/replace

    kevin203ct@yahoo.com wrote:

    > My questions:
    > Going to need to rebuild my Subaru engine soon.10 Y 155k w/ 1 head
    > gasket replacement @ about 100 k. Downtime is a problem, so
    > considering buying used engine and rebuilding, then swapping.
    >
    > 1) where is a good place to get a used engine, preferably somewhere in
    > the southwest US.
    >
    > 2) Tranny is slipping (automatic), and has trouble shifting,
    > especially from #2 to #3. On a scale of
    > 0 - 10, 0 being complete and total retard, 10 being Stephen Hawking or
    > other braniac intelligence, how hard is it to rebuild the tranny on
    > this vehicle. Is it worth is, or should i spend the money to just
    > replace it.... I would consider my self in the area of 6 out of 10 on
    > the aforementioned scale. (at least where car repairs are concerned)
    >
    > 3) How hard is it to replace the starter motor with the engine in the
    > vehicle.
    >
    > Thanks for your input.
    >
    > Kevin
    >


    A lot of folks seem to like CCR ( http://www.ccrengines.com/ ) the
    contact there is probably still Emily.
    No connection blah, blah. But, from what I've read (mostly at
    www.ultimatesubaru.org) I would have no problem with giving them my
    business, if I wanted to go with rebuilt.

    fyi

    Carl


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    kevin203ct@yahoo.com
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    Default Re: 97 subaru legacy outback : Engine Rebuild/Tranny rebuild/replace

    On Apr 4, 5:52 pm, "BobN" <nob...@here.com> wrote:
    > I don't know about the first two, but replacing the starter is a piece of
    > cake. 1/2 hour maximum.
    >
    > To make it easy to reach all the nuts/bolts with your wrenches, remove the
    > air plenum that connects to the throttle body, and its aluminum support.
    >
    > Are you sure the tranny is bad or could it just be low fluid?


    Not sure, could be the fluid. I am hoping that is all it is.


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