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Old December 15th 20, 11:09 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
ben soaring
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Default Subaru 260 hp 2.4L turbo

Any one have experience towing a Cobra trailer with the new Subaru 260 hp engine?
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Old December 16th 20, 12:24 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
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On 12/15/20 3:09 PM, ben soaring wrote:
Any one have experience towing a Cobra trailer with the new Subaru 260 hp engine?

Not that particular engine but my wife's Subaru 3.6L flat six towed a
Cobra easily. No turbo and subaru claims 256 hp.

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Old December 16th 20, 01:55 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Mark Mocho
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Default Subaru 260 hp 2.4L turbo

On Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 3:09:57 PM UTC-7, ben soaring wrote:
Any one have experience towing a Cobra trailer with the new Subaru 260 hp engine?


When did Cobra start installing Subaru engines?

That was a joke, in case you missed it.
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Old December 16th 20, 02:38 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot)
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On Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 5:09:57 PM UTC-5, ben soaring wrote:
Any one have experience towing a Cobra trailer with the new Subaru 260 hp engine?

Nope.....I have quite a few towing miles with a 1998 Legacy GT 2.5L NA engine around the east coast (including the Applations) up to a K21 in a closed trailer. No replacement for displacement....
Which Subaru you thinking of?
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Old December 16th 20, 03:33 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
George Haeh
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I've been towing an ASW-27 and others behind 2.5 l Subaru Foresters normal aspiration for several years and thousands of kilometers.

Manual transmission is better than automatic which will downshift to second at 80 km/h if you push a tiny bit hard on the gas + the auto can't really make up its mind on upgrades.

Do check the oil at every gas stop. Inflate the tires to maximum allowed pressure.

DO NOT tow 2-place gliders.
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Old December 16th 20, 08:33 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Le mercredi 16 d√©cembre 2020 √* 02:38:13 UTC+1, Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) a √©crit¬*:
No replacement for displacement....

Yes there is - it's called engineering.
My tow vehicles have always been 2L turbocharged diesels (Saab & BMW), and for the last 12 years with 6 or 8 gear automatic transmissions.
Towing trailers from 1100 kg to 1500 kg in alpine terrain over thousands of kilometers - never any worries.
Never checked the oil or water. Never had the auto mindlessly shifting around. Just drive and listen to the music.
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Old December 16th 20, 03:34 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I've got that, in a 2020 Outback Touring XT equipped with a factory hitch, and it works great. I really like the power it has.

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