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  Reply # 1958422 15-Feb-2018 08:49
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I recommend removing the Check Engine bulb while you're at it to guarantee no more engine maintenance will be required for the life of the vehicle.

 

 

Hehe is that a go at the longevity of the H6 engine, too true. Ive seen them do well over 1mill kms. Never heard of a head gasket or broken chain, Im sure someone has done one. People say if you have a timing chain it never needs replacing, thats only true on tank engines like this and the Toyota landcruisers. The Mazda 2.0l in the 3, 6 and mx3 stretches due to bad tensioners, and clearly can skip one and thats the engine gone. So you do need to change the chain in them. Easy to tell though, if it rattles when 0-40kph, it pays to have it checked out.




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  Reply # 1958423 15-Feb-2018 08:51
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Sred: Not sure about Subaru. Check the 10A fuses under the bonnet. It also sometimes feeds the radio

 

 

 

No, the accessory etc fuses are inside the vehicle.

 

 

Its literally the only thing I dont like about outbacks, where they place the fuse box.

 

Outside that it goes anywhere due to everything being recessed into the chassis, so if you hit a rock instead of taking out your diff and disabling your Hilux, worst case you take your exhaust off but it still runs.

 

I use to offroad in Aus in a modified 80 series cruiser, I then switched to an Outback and much prefered it for 95% of what I did in the cruiser.


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SaltyNZ:

 

I recommend removing the Check Engine bulb while you're at it to guarantee no more engine maintenance will be required for the life of the vehicle.

 

 

Hehe is that a go at the longevity of the H6 engine, too true. Ive seen them do well over 1mill kms. Never heard of a head gasket or broken chain, Im sure someone has done one. People say if you have a timing chain it never needs replacing, thats only true on tank engines like this and the Toyota landcruisers. The Mazda 2.0l in the 3, 6 and mx3 stretches due to bad tensioners, and clearly can skip one and thats the engine gone. So you do need to change the chain in them. Easy to tell though, if it rattles when 0-40kph, it pays to have it checked out.

 

 

 

 

I had the Check Engine light come on my Swift once. I pulled over and opened up the bonnet. Sure enough, the engine was still there, so I drove on.





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