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'94 Loyale Wagon, Proud New Owner, Project-Car


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#1 GlenSz

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

So excited to have gotten a '94 Loyale Wagon that seems to be in great shape.

I'm new to Subaru's but have long admired and respected their reputation.

Trying to decide on what kind of car to buy after selling my '86 Prelude (not a honda buff, just ended up w/ it) i realized that the old 4WD Loyale Wagons were exactly what i wanted and needed.

After a lot of searching the internet, and some serious SERIOUS help from another Subaru enthusiast who came to my rescue (eternal thanks and praises, your unparalleled help with landing this Loyale will never be forgotten, you know who you are! thanks again) i managed to buy a '94 Loyale wagon w/ only 104k miles on it, very little body damage (just some minimal rust and one little dent)

I specifically wanted an AUTO trans (i know that's a major no-no, when it comes to you purests out there, my apologies, i just live in NYC where a manual trans is about as fun as eating broken glass and OJ) and this had it.

Now that i got it and want it to get it at it's best, i got some questions and was hoping to get some advice from y'all out there, particularly folks who know a lot about Loyales and making them more off-road worthy.

Before i can begin to consider any modifications, i need to make sure i'm working w/ something building up, and since this is my first time doing anything like this, really wanted to get a good basis of knowledge and advice first, as far as making sure i got one worth doing anything to more than keeping on the road.

First thing i could really use is a local expert, here in NYC, Brooklyn Specifically.

Thanks Much, Really Appreciate any and all help.

-Glen

Edited by GlenSz, 23 January 2013 - 12:26 AM.


#2 Olnick

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

Welcome aboard Glen. You found a good place here--good folk who know and love their favorite car and are happy to share.

Congrats on your li'l wagon, sounds good!

#3 MilesFox

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:40 PM

Welcome!

Rustproofing, keep the rust off, rust proofing.
Make sure the timing belt was done. Otherwise easy to do once you remove the covers; does not wreck the engine if it breaks.
Consider the advice here about lifting suspensions and axle angles. There are plenty of examples!
Don't freak out about lifter tick but do take the time to do the cam seals and oil pump seals as routine maintenance.
Grease the caliper slides as often as you would inspect the brakes, seasonally before and after winter.




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