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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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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:48 PM

The MoS2 is used my Motul / LubroMoly \ LiquiMoly European oil Brands, (which are Very Popular Here) Also in Constant Velocity Joints' Grease...


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...and Engine oil Additives. Way Better than PTFE (Teflon) Additives such like Slick 50.


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

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


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



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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!!! ...


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:56 PM

There is a Thread going about Lubricants & 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
(li'l) 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 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 "KiaStein" with Great Results; also Marvel Mistery Oil on my Subie's engine oil & Gas.

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#61 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

The Lifted BumbleBeast is Driven 60% on city / Highways as my Daily Driver on Week Days and 40% off-road on Weekends; I usually Travel with my Family to Mountain adventure Trips; sometimes we go with the guys of the Local 4X4 teams... Here I'll Share some pictures of one of those Weekend Travels:


Early Morning Picture of the Paved Road, here is Usual to see People in Horses on Roadside:

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Usually Clouds descend on the Mountains during Night Time...

Here is an Early Morning Picture from the Town who we left behind:

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As Sun Shines up, clouds start to Move; here some Roadside Pictures:


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...The Town looks so Far Away...

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Then, we took a Detour to Drive on the age old Road,

which can be seen with an "S" Shape across this picture:

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More Roadside's Pictures:

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Then, as Sun shined in all its Splendor, the Clouds fade Away!


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My "BumbleBeast" within the woods


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We have a Friend who is a Landlord of a estate called "Agua Blanca" (Like the Mountain) up there;

He has a beautiful dining gazebo on top of the mountain, we ate Lunch there.

The following Pictures were taken from the Gazebo.

Here you can see Part of the Road we Traveled, within the Woods:


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It was Nice to Drive, Specially Uphill to this hilltop:

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The LandLord has Solar Power there, This is the Gazebo where we ate Lunch:

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Here you can see the Gazebo from Behind,

and my Subaru BumbleBeast Subie next to my Friend's Hyundai Galloper:

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Could you Believe that my BumbleBeast has More Ground Clearance? :D


That Gazebo has a Precious an beautiful sounding Bell

which was Handcrafted in Texas, USA, Specially for the LandLord;

it has the Place's Name written on it:

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I Made a Short Video while Driving, Here you can see it: ~► Here.


Here is the Last Picture I Took there,

As Sun started to Fade Away in the Sky, we Left that Tranquil Place:

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

So, I Found that for my Kind of Driving 60% on Road / 40% Offroading, the Best Tires are 25" ... That makes my 2" Lifted BumbleBeast to be enough tall for the Mountain Adventures, while keep my Gas Mileage Low, and the car is Driveable with Traffic at Highway speeds...

Sometimes I need to Downshift, even to second gear while climbing Steep Hills with 5 People + Luggage inside, but The Weberized EA82 does Fine, usually at 4K RPM's or above and still feels Fast, beside that Hill climbs, I don't need to use Higher RPM's for normal driving.



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I Uploaded a Short Video of the Weberized EA82 as compliment to my Weber Swap Thread (which is ~► Here)

The Video can be Seen
~► Here.

Many things I've changed since I did that Video, such like a New Custom Hood Scoop and a New Custom Grille, both made by me. ;)

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:07 PM

Here you can see the New Custom Grille:


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Which does match the Hood Scoop Design:


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:04 AM

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

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

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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 Writeup is ~► Here.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:15 AM

There is also a discussion thread about the same subject,

► it is
~► Here.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:20 AM

I Uploaded a "High Definition" Video of the instrument Cluster Working in my "BumbleBeast"

► it is ~►Here.

Let me know what do you Think about all that. :D

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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 Welded it to the Subie's Hood... the Original Idea was to Let the Weber Carb to Scream out Loudly ... :D ...



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 "Custom Grille" I made for my "BumbleBeast" ... it had Vertical Grooves, as you can see it on the Weber Carb Runnin' Video I posted few posts ago.

This is a Newer 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.

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

I'll Post More Photos Soon... :burnout:

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 10 October 2012 - 04:06 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

Here I took a Photo of Both Grilles together, the version 1 is above, it is the one you have seen:


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



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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

I Modified both with my Hands using a couple of tools and then Painted them; the V1 was painted with Dupli-Color Like paint sprays, while the V2.0 is Painted using the same Polyurethane paints I used in the Rest of my "BumbleBeast"

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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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