Subaru Outback -MPG readout

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#41

Yeah I’ve got my dwell meter and timing light on the shelf. Geez haven’t used for what, 30 years? Last time I did drum rears, I broke my spring tool. Kept the pieces in case I want to weld it together sometime and yeah the adjusting tool-bent screwdriver thing, worthless now because the backing plates don’t have the adjusting hole anymore. Looked like you could knock it out but supposed to use a measuring tool to set the shoes. That was on my 86 Park Ave. anyway which has been gone for years. I’ve probably still got a can of paint for it though on the shelf. Gonna have to clean my paint cabinet out one of these days. Last time I cleaned it out I found a can of paint for my 59 Pontiac. Canyon Copper, DuPont Acry. Laq. Think I paid about $5 for it 40 years ago. Fire hazard.


#42

My sister just took all the aerosol paint cans to the dump. Fire hazard locked up in a tin cabinet? She wanted to throw out the bar oil for my chain saw, 90 weight gear lube for the boat etc. “Lightening could hit it!” I am like when is the last time you heard of lightening blowing up a gas tank, like in our little or big boat, or a lawnmower left outside much less anything stored in a shed. A bit sensitive to this fire hazard theme right now. Was there a fake news story or something recently?


#43

Naw, I just get monthly emails from my insurance agent on how to stay safe is all. Plus I’m out of room for paint storage and keep adding more.


#44

You have just made my day, Keith! I have a 2016 Outback Premium and just in the past couple of days the MPG readout started getting wonky. I’m so glad I found this thread. I followed your advice, changed the A & B trip odometers to zero, then played with the thingies (technical term) on the left bottom side of the steering wheel - now all is back to normal and I can’t thank you enough!! I spent several hours trying to research this yesterday and just got more and more frustrated. No one on those sites had any clue. You are a rock star and I thank you for saving me a trip to the dealer and probably lots of $$$. Thanks from a 70 year old retired woman (who does read manuals). For those in the thread who assumed some of us are lazy, sometimes you just need a helping hand where to look or that there may be multiple steps to solve a problem. I’m happy to have joined this community - I love my Outback but odd little things will always come up. Now I know where to check first! From Annie