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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Just finished changing passenger axle, shifter linkage, and header studs/nuts...

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#1 kickascii


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Posted 24 June 2010 - 08:24 PM

It was my first time working on a Subaru and it took about 4 hours all together. I started by taking the complete exhaust system off in one piece, removed the half-shalf, reinstalled the half-shaft, taking the exhaust heat shield off belowe the shifter linkage, removing the shifter linkage and replacing with new piece, then finally getting the thing put back together. Not too bad.

I'm glad I went to sears and bought the long punch set.

Also, getting 3 of the header studs out of the heads were HARD! I had to use visegrips and clamp them down with all I had in order to get it to grab and turn the stud.

When I reasembled the exhaust, I put anti-seize on the header studs and nuts so if I ever have to take it off again, it shouldn't be too bad.

All in all, it wasn't that bad.

Sorry, had to brag.

Just wondering, how much would it have cost to do that at a Subaru garage with parts and labor?

#2 kickascii


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Posted 25 June 2010 - 05:56 AM

I wanted to send a big thank-you to the folks on this site that offer their knowledge and experience. I gave me the confidence to do this.

#3 Rooster2


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Posted 25 June 2010 - 08:08 AM

Congrats on a job well done!

Figure your labor at $75/hour X 4 hours is a minimum cost savings of $300, but prolly more.

#4 Olnick


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Posted 25 June 2010 - 11:31 AM

I'd say you have a right to brag! You tackled a couple of jobs that can be very frustrating to say the least--and did them in excellent time. Congrats.

Saved yourself hundreds of dollars. plus you have the satisfaction of "a job well done." Now you're hooked!!!

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