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#51 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:58 PM

I change the Motor Oil on my "BumbleBeast" every 3,000 Miles or three months (Whatever happens first), but once per year, prior to remove the old oil, I drive it 'till it reaches normal operating temperatures, then, once the subie is parked at the mere spot where I will do the Oil Change, I shut off the engine and Pour a can of Engine Flush to the old oil, then restart the engine and letting it to Idle for ten Minutes; finally I shut it off again and inmediately I proceed to remove the old oil & filter, while it still is Hot... you won't believe how much dirt comes out... lots of crud and it looks like having different colours ... :o ...

I've been using "Motul" 20W~50 Motor Oil, ideal for the Caribbean Climates... in fact, the EA82 has been working since its first oil change with that oil number without any problems, 300K miles so far and still Running Strong.


After that Motor Flush treatment, is the only time per year that I'll add an oil additive to the freshly poured oil: a Can of Hydraulic Lifters' additive   ;) 

 

 

 

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I did a Writeup with useful Information about Motor Oils, It has explanations for common terms for easy understanding; Also it has a downloadable .pdf file at the bottom, which has the results of different motor oils' tested against bare metal, and photos of the results; which are very interesting.
 

The Writeup is, ~► Here.


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► Edited to fix the Web Link, due to the new USMB's system.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 10 February 2014 - 12:27 PM.


#52 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:07 PM

I was working that Engine's oil Change on my Subaru BumbleBeast,

 

and Suddenly I have an unexpected Visit:

 

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This Beautiful Butterfly with the Same Colours than my BumbleBeast, was flyin' around

... ;) ...

I was Able to take this Photo on my Garage's sidewall.

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 10 February 2014 - 12:25 PM.


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:23 PM

Now that is cool! Pretty fitting visitor I say :cool:

#54 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:51 PM

Yes, you're Right! ... :) ... Thank you.

Something similar happened with my Wife's "KiaStein"... See the Photo here: 

 

~► http://www.ultimates...-7#entry1116723


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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 10 February 2014 - 12:40 PM.


#55 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:43 PM

While I did that Engine's Oil Change,

 

I also changed the Old Manual Transmission / Diff Oil with Fresh

 

Motul 80W~90 Gear Box Oil with MoS2 (Molybdenum Disulphide) Additive:


 
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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 01 August 2014 - 11:00 AM.


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:48 PM

The MoS2 (Molybdenum Disulphide) additive, is used by Motul / LubroMoly \ LiquiMoly

 

European oil Brands (which are Very Popular Here), Also is used in Constant Velocity Joints' Grease

 

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...and Engine oil Additives.

 

The MoS2 is Way Better than PTFE (Teflon) Based additives such like Slick 50

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Avoid the use of PTFE additives, usually they clog the oil passages.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 01 August 2014 - 11:00 AM.


#57 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

Also, I obtained a Brand New Air Filter for the Weber Carburetor.

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Here you can see the
(dusty) Metallic Hood Scoop I Made. ;)


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 01 August 2014 - 11:00 AM.


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:38 PM

The Bumble Beast is looking awesome man!!! Saw all the bodywork you did and all that rust you got rid of that you didn't know was there. Nice job, this car will be around a very long time if you keep the mantainance up like you have been. Being such a bright color, I'd say it's hard for people to miss making it less likely to be hit in an accident too.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:38 AM

The Bumble Beast is looking awesome man!!! ...

 

Thank you for your Kind words, which are Really appreciated.  thumbsup-1.jpg


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 01 August 2014 - 11:01 AM.


#60 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:56 PM

There is a Thread going about Additives, ~► Here.

Well, I've tried Octane Boosters in different cars, both EFi and Carb, with Different Results; usually depends more on the Combustion Chamber's design, some engines does run well with lower octane fuels, and you won't notice a change in Mpg's with Octane Boosters, but some
(Little) Power gain or Faster acceleration in Some engines.

I don't like "Stop Leak" Formulas in Engines nor in Radiators, but I've tried other "Stop Leak" formulas in other parts than the engine / Rad, with great results.

My Subaru
"BumbleBeast" had a Power Steering Rack Leak in late 1990's Decade, it got both steering rack boots torn, so the Leak got even Worse. We used the car with Automatic Transmission Fluid on the Power Steering since the car was New, as the owner's manual said.

I removed
-almost- all the ATF from the System, and poured there Power Steering Fluid with seal conditioners & Stop Leak, and a brand new pair of steering boots from a 'yota tercel; and "Voilá"! ... the Steering hasn't leaked a single dop of PSF since more than a decade ago, but the Steering became a li'l bit Harder.

Also I had good Luck with a QMI's brand Stop Leak additive I poured on my Subie's 5 speed Manual Transmission, seven years ago; it hasn't leaked since then; but the QMI's Manual Transmission PTFE
(Teflon) Additive did Hardened the Shifts on another Manual Transmission; so I Avoid PTFE (Teflon) Additives.

I've used SeaFoam's "Trans Tune" on my Wife's car, the
"KiaStein" with Great Results; also Marvel Mistery Oil on my Subie's engine oil & Gas.

Kind Regards.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 01 August 2014 - 11:28 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

The Lifted "BumbleBeast" is used 60% on city and Highways during Week Days, as it is my Daily Driver; and 40% offroading on Weekends; I usually Travel with my Family to Mountain adventure Trips; sometimes we go with the guys of the Local 4X4 teams.

 

So, I Found that for my mixed kind of driving, the taller Tires I could use are 25", so I installed a 205/60 R15" tires' set on my "BumbleBeast"

 

That makes it to be enough tall for the light-to-medium duty Mountain Adventures that we do on weekends, while keeps my average Gas Mileage Low, and the car is Driveable with Traffic at Highway speeds and also on our citie's many steep hill climbs...

Sometimes I need to Downshift, even to second gear while climbing Steep Hills with 5 People + Luggage inside in highway, and even to first gear on slow speed steep hill climbings during offroad, but The Weberized EA82 does move Fine, usually even at 4K RPM's or above and it feels Fast.

 

Beside those Hill climbs, I don't need to use Higher RPM's nor lower gears for normal driving.

 

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 01 August 2014 - 11:57 AM.


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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

On the Early EA82 (third gen Leone) Subarus (made from october 1984 to October 1986) like mine, the mounts for the grille comes at the Headlamps' metallic structure, so the Grille directly attaches to said structure on the Headlamps using one screw at each side; and also a center screw that goes to the Frame's vertical Support.
 
But the Newer style Headlamps (found on the 1987+ Models), had redesigned their metallic structure, so those Newer Subarus has two metal plates behind the radiator's supporting frame, above, facing to the front, intended for holding their newer style grilles with plastic screws; those newer style grilles has nothing that goes to the Headlamps' metallic structure anymore.
 
When I changed the Original "GL" Headlamps on my "BumbleBeast" circa 1996 with newer "Loyale" Headlamps, (the older design got rusty easier), I Tried to reinstall the Older style Grille and it was completely impossible, because the older style grille hits the new metallic structure for the new Headlamps.
 
So I had to retrofit the newer style Grille mounts on the above mentioned frame, and install a Newer Style grille there... I stored the older Grille on a wooden shelf, at my parents' Home, in my hometown since then.
 

 
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Here is the Original "BumbleBeast" Grille:

 

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Closer View:

 

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 03 August 2014 - 12:11 AM.


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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:07 PM

But when I transformed my Subie onto the "BumbleBeast" I made a pair of Custom Mesh Grilles using two "Newer Style" Grilles obtained at local Junk Yards. Here is a Photo of Both Grilles I made together, the version 1 is above and is the one you have seen in all the previous photos of this thread:

 

 

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the "Version 2.0" is Below, now you can see the Differences. :D


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The Newer one I made, does match the metallic Hood Scoop Design:

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 03 August 2014 - 12:25 AM.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:04 AM

Very nice! The custom front bumper and grill are nice additions.

GD

 

 

I Hope that you'll Like the Newer Grille! ;)


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 01 August 2014 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:08 AM

My Lifted Subaru "BumbleBeast" also features a

White LED instrument Cluster & Dashboard Buttons:

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

I made a Writeup, full of Step-by-Step Procedures, explanations and Photo-guides about how to make the LED bulb Retrofit on the instrument cluster; it also explains how the disassemble the Dashboard without breaking nor damaging the old Plastics.

The complete Writeup is ~► Here.

 
 

There is also a Discussion thread on the same subject,
 
Which is ~►
Here.

 

 

► Edited to fix the web links, due to the New USMB System.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 01 August 2014 - 12:40 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:15 AM

I Uploaded a "High Definition" Video of the instrument Cluster

 

Working on my "BumbleBeast" by Night times:

 

 


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 01 August 2014 - 12:43 PM.


#68 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:20 AM

So, what do you think about all that?

 

... :confused: ...


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 01 August 2014 - 12:45 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:05 PM

That grill looks great bud! Any pics of it installed?

Edit: wait, I saw it a few posts back. It looks awesome!

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

Even more SWEET writeups! Wow. Well done!

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:03 PM

Hood scoop? Looks great! Details please :D

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:03 PM

To do the Hood Scoop, I used New Sheet Metal, cutted it to Form the Shape I Wanted and I Welded it to the Subie's Hood... the Original Idea was to Let the Weber Carb to Scream out Loudly the Old-School Boxer Rumble thru that Hood Scoop, using it as a Megaphone ... :D ... I Named it, the "InterFooler"

 

 

 

Even more SWEET writeups! Wow. Well done!

 

Thank you! :)

 

 

 

That grill looks great bud! Any pics of it installed?

Edit: wait, I saw it a few posts back. It looks awesome!

 

Well... You saw the very First Version 1 of the Custom Grille I made for my "BumbleBeast" which has Vertical Grooves, as you can see it on the Weber Carb Runnin' Video I posted few posts ago.

This is a Newer Version 2 Grille with Horizontal Grooves, which does Match the Hood Scoop's Design I Made.

 

I Have Not uploaded Photos of it on the Car, yet... so wait a little and I'll upload some, soon.

The Hood Scoop has Been in all the "BumbleBeast" Photos on this Thread since the very beginning, because it has been Part of the Transformation of my Former White Weberized Wagon onto the "BumbleBeast" ... seems like nobody Noticed the Hood Scoop earlier, but the Pictures are Still available for viewing since Post Nº 1 ;)

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 01 August 2014 - 12:54 PM.
Look at the Previous Post's Photos to see the Hood Scoop and the Older Grille.


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

Prior to install the New "Version 2.0" Custom Grille I made,

 

I went to one local Hardware store to buy some...

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...Rustoleum Black paint, sandpaper and Maskin' Tape, and I noticed that

 

my "BumbleBeast" now has more Ground Clearance than some LandCruisers!


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

Then back at Home, I prepared, cleansed and retouched some...

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...areas behind the front Grille with Black Rustoleum Anti-Rust paint.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 01 August 2014 - 01:03 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:23 PM

Looks great! Also thank you for all of the time spent in your write-ups:D I am interested in your hood scoop.





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