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Newbie from Melbourne

Postby Al the Horse » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:17 am

Hi guys.
Thanks for letting me on board.
I've got a 2008 Outback I purchased 8 months ago as a bit of a toy to play with.
Metallic blue and pristine black leather.
2.5, 5 speed manual/ dual range.
It had 300k kilometres (188k miles) on it....but full history.
Plan is for a 2" lift, A/T tyres, 7"tablet in dash for maps and Torque App.
Life has been good.......until today.
I was 5 minutes from home after my usual weekend trip to the family farm (380K round trip) and everything was going well....until I went around a corner at low speed and the car lost most of its drive and started clunking and kicking.
It felt and sounded like a CV had let go, but the problem was no worse when turning and is really bad when I put power on.
I'm pretty handy mechanically and have access to a workshop, so I'm gonna sort this myself.
I just need to draw on the wealth of experience I think I might find here.

By the way I do a lot of Solid Modelling and drafting so if anyone needs help with part design or drawings then hit me up!
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Re: Newbie from Melbourne

Postby bigBADbenny » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:58 pm

That’s great... and bad :P
At least subies are easy and affordable to service & repair.
Most of everything you need to know is linked in my signature, btw :)
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Re: Newbie from Melbourne

Postby Stifull » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:31 pm

What's your LOCATION... It help when giving advise....eg.. where to go when you need a workshop...
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Re: Newbie from Melbourne

Postby Ric » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:51 pm

Have you put it on a hoist and had a look underneath yet?
It sounds a little similar to when a rear axle pulled out of my rear differential...
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Re: Newbie from Melbourne

Postby Ric » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:59 am

I wonder what happened. It looks like Allan never logged back in to the forum
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Re: Newbie from Melbourne

Postby HardwareBoB » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:36 am

Ric wrote:I wonder what happened. It looks like Allan never logged back in to the forum

I'm going to go ahead and assume that his axle disintegrated at 100km/hr and he's recovering in hospital
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