Question about 1996 Subaru Legacy
I just purchased a 96 Subaru Legacy LS (2.2l 4 cyl), and even after changing the Oil & filter, Air filter and Spark Plugs, I find that the gas mileage is very poor. My driving is split almost 50/50 highway and city driving and combined, my gas mileage is 11+L/100km (21MPG) on my last fill. I do have air leaking in my tires as its been a cold winter, but I top up the air (when the car/tires is cold) each day before commuting. The leak is a pound or two over a day.
I also think I might be smelling gaseline on a cold start too.
Any help appreciated,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes as long as the Motors are the same. You might need to have the computer out of doner car. Doors are suppose to fit 96 to 99.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
SOURCE: hydraulic lifters
Yes, but there is still a lot of stuff to move out of the way to get in there and pull them. I would try all the chemical remedies for sticky lash adjusters (oil flush, marvel's mystery oil, etc.) first, then check the timing belt to see if a worn timing belt has let it slip a tooth and the valve timing is off for that reason before digging into the lifters. There used to be a forum that had video and audio from a subaru legacy this model before and after swapping out a bad lifter. Google for it and see if the noise matches.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Winter time driving does reduce the MPG due to temp not allowing the fluids to warm to thinner viscosity allowing parts to operate with less friction. Hope this eases you a bit. Have a good day.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
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