Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

got a new 1990 legacy wagon


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 zyewdall

zyewdall

    Subaru Master

  • Members
  • 2,132 posts
  • Ward, CO

Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:44 PM

Just picked one up for $600 -- 326k on it, 5 speed, light blue. Everything appears to work, and it runs really quiet and smooth, and quite a bit of power (engine alledgedly has only 150k on it). Sounds like it might have a bad right axle bearing and the starter is shot, and of course it's got a few dents and some minor cracks on the windshield, but other than that, not a bad deal. Found a good set of barely used studded snow tires for $250, and it'll be a good commuter for the winter.

#2 bheinen74

bheinen74

    Banned

  • Banned
  • Pip
  • 0 posts
  • central Iowa

Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:20 PM

another testiment to really how many miles these first gen leg tanks are easily expected to get. I dont expect to see any of them not make it to 400k. the engineers did their job well on the 90-94 legacy's kudos to fhi.....for that era.

#3 ShawnW

ShawnW

    Subaru Master Technician

  • Administrator
  • 12,917 posts
  • Denver, Colorado

Posted 07 October 2010 - 12:37 AM

Let me know if you need anything at the yards for it. Hitting most of them once a week these days.

Congrats on the new winter ride! You seem to choose well for your drive. Do you still have the 5spd D/R Impreza?

#4 zyewdall

zyewdall

    Subaru Master

  • Members
  • 2,132 posts
  • Ward, CO

Posted 07 October 2010 - 10:59 PM

Congrats on the new winter ride! You seem to choose well for your drive. Do you still have the 5spd D/R Impreza?


Selling it... it needed another $1100 to pass emissions, and I didn't have it... That's after taking 8 months to get the title for it. :(
The low range on it was awesome though... I took it places this summer that there's no way a stock impreza would have gone. I kind of want to do a dual range full size outback -- 96-99 style, sometime, when I get more money.

Z

Edited by zyewdall, 07 October 2010 - 11:26 PM.


#5 zyewdall

zyewdall

    Subaru Master

  • Members
  • 2,132 posts
  • Ward, CO

Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:17 AM

Hmmmmmmmm.... so the "bad starter" was actually due to stoned people trying to do auto mechanics... they had connected the ground cable to the positive starter solinoid terminal, and the positive wire was just hanging below the starter, unconnected. Duh... And they had put in a new battery, but neglected to clean any of the crud off the terminals, so they were not touching the metal :grin: 10 minutes of minor work, and it starts fine now. No idle till it's fully warmed up, so I got a replacement Idle Air Control to put on it, which hopefully will solve that.

Z




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users