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#51 SubaruJawn

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:16 PM

nah, i'd just paint over them.

or keep them they way they are.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 01:00 PM

Whenever I have spray painted aluminum on a car, it looks good for about 6 months, then starts to flake off, even after the best preparation and priming. If it were me, I would spray clear cote to avoid oxidizing (aluminum rust), and consider the job done. Even if some of the clear cote does come off, it will not be very noticeable, and ez to touch up.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 01:57 PM

Whenever I have spray painted aluminum on a car, it looks good for about 6 months, then starts to flake off, even after the best preparation and priming. If it were me, I would spray clear cote to avoid oxidizing (aluminum rust), and consider the job done. Even if some of the clear cote does come off, it will not be very noticeable, and ez to touch up.


thanks Rooster, i will consider that.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:36 PM

thanks Rooster, i will consider that.


You could powder coat your wheels to any color. They would look really nice, and finish would be durable, but I am thinking powder coating is expensive.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 09:05 PM

You could powder coat your wheels to any color. They would look really nice, and finish would be durable, but I am thinking powder coating is expensive.

i once worked at a perpetual powder co, i got a set done for nothing, i wish i could get back in that job but they refuse me.:(

it is expensive, yes.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:47 PM

Fast Turn signal is fixed, well temporary.

i sanded the socket very corroded, sanded the nipples on the bulb also corroded, put it back in and still blinked fast ! :confused:

the bulb its self is going bad, the glass dome turns in its casing AH :lol: HA !
i got the bulb to have a good connection and bingo! blinked normally. i will have to replace that bulb. as i think it will not last to much longer.

also i checked the fuses for the rear wiper and they are good. is their a fuse on the motor some where ? if not it must be the motor its self is done.

electrical issues challenges me so,....:-\

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 02:45 PM

Fast Turn signal is fixed, well temporary.

i sanded the socket very corroded, sanded the nipples on the bulb also corroded, put it back in and still blinked fast ! :confused:

the bulb its self is going bad, the glass dome turns in its casing AH :lol: HA !
i got the bulb to have a good connection and bingo! blinked normally. i will have to replace that bulb. as i think it will not last to much longer.

also i checked the fuses for the rear wiper and they are good. is their a fuse on the motor some where ? if not it must be the motor its self is done.

electrical issues challenges me so,....:-\



Good work on the turn signal fix! I was sure you would find the problem to be the bulb socket, when I suggested looking there.

I agree, electrical work can be a pain. Simple wiring and checking for continuity is okay, but running around with a meter checking ohm values is something I have no patience for.

As for the rear wiper motor, I would go to the wiper electrical motor, pull the wiring connector, and see if you have 12V at the connector with the wiper motor switch turned on. If so, then the motor is bad. Removing the plastic panel that is on the inside of the tailgate door is easy to do to get to the motor. You prolly already know all of this. Unlikely the wiper switch at the steering wheel is bad.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:05 PM

Did you say you were still looking for a rear tail light?

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:32 PM

ok i will check into that.

1324, i already bought another taillight.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:38 PM

damn.. been trying to get rid of this driver's side tail light forever.. it's been here for like 3 years.. I might just junk it however

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 08:27 PM

damn.. been trying to get rid of this driver's side tail light forever.. it's been here for like 3 years.. I might just junk it however


You know Murphy's law would apply........as soon as you junk it, you will find a need for it.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:18 PM

You know Murphy's law would apply........as soon as you junk it, you will find a need for it.


I took them off because on my other car I had JDM tail lights..way cleaner then those amber turn signals (yuck) and rear finisher lights

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:10 PM

ran the outback today, well sitting.

decided o hold the engine at 3k and a weird smell came threw the vents :-\
kinda reminded me if Chicken Oodles of Noodles (ramen noodles) :confused:
what the ?

any idea what could cause that smell ? that is to weird for me, i had ask you guys.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:15 PM

hmm coolant smell? Did it smell hot?

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:10 PM

hmm coolant smell? Did it smell hot?

i dunno, no didn't smell hot and wasn't hot at all.

my guess is they spilled something on the engine?

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 02:38 PM

washed the engine 2x times, once with garden hose and 2nd time with a 1500 PSI pressure washer.

need to do round 3 but with engine cleaner.

cleaned up good for just 2 rounds with out cleaner

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 07:50 PM

Do you spray with a clear coat to stop future oxidation of the exposed aluminum alloy??


I came across this the other day. Looks like some fantastic stuff. I am going to get some for here at the house.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:26 PM

I came across this the other day. Looks like some fantastic stuff. I am going to get some for here at the house.


What fantastic stuff have you found? Expected a link, but none found.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 07:54 AM

a link would be great!.

need something good and string to clean this bay.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:13 AM

What fantastic stuff have you found? Expected a link, but none found.


Sorry about that. Thought this may be a great product for keeping the wheels looking good. If you read around on that site he tells how he polishes things up. Those wheels would look way cool polished. Lot of work though to get there I admit.

http://www.roadsters.com/gibbs/

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:32 PM

i'm willing to trade this outback off for an SVX


Prefer:5 speed or 4.44 swap but a good stock trans one will do.
Must: gray / black interior

dont have to get rid of it, but just in case anyone wants to trade their svx, i'd love to

Edited by SubaruJawn, 23 August 2011 - 06:34 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:43 PM

fixed the driver side power window switches. (well i replaced them)

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longest time i couldnt find out if the drivers window worked. lukily after replacing the switches it went down ! Wooo ! just glad it wasnt worse.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:47 PM

see the little hole where the drivers switch is..does anyone know if it had some type of lens on that area? Because I look inside and I can see a little green light but almost all I see are missing for some reason.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:43 PM

see the little hole where the drivers switch is..does anyone know if it had some type of lens on that area? Because I look inside and I can see a little green light but almost all I see are missing for some reason.


The switch is the same as on my car. I don't know if there is a lens or piece of clear plastic in there or not. I will try to remember to look closely at mine tomorrow. It is a handy idea.......the little green light is wired into the headlight circuit. Driving at night, the light shows the driver which window switch is the one for the driver's door window.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:56 AM

theirs suppose to be a lens over the light :confused:.
news to me, and ifso now i gotta find one ?! ugh !




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