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#1 shoebee2

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:51 AM

SO I saw an add in the local trader for an ea82 gasket set.  Guy wanted 10 bux, never opened.  Ok great.  I call, set up a meet go out to his house.

Sitting in the yard are 3 1998 legacy outback limiteds. all navy on silver. one thing leads to another and I buy all three of them for 1800 bucks. Interriors are clean and no rips tears or trashing.  Everything works electrically. One had blown head gasket, one no spark or engine elect one has broken axle.

 

 Plus there is a 2000 impreza limited. 4 door, leather yada yada,  no engine cuz it has a rod through the pan after an engine compartment fire.  I did not ask how that happened. He took 200 for it. 

 

So suddenly I have 5 Subarus and all I was going after is a gasket set.

Man, is my wife going to be pissed!

Pics of all to follow 


Edited by shoebee2, 19 March 2014 - 10:54 AM.


#2 ivans imports

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:53 AM

Happens to me all the time so I got rid of wife and kept Subarus



#3 shoebee2

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:57 AM

I dont know if I should be happy or very very afraid and make an appt with a shrink



#4 Subruise

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:50 AM

man, youre gonna have one hell of a tolarance to soobitol at this rate



#5 UraBUS09

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:12 PM

Just tell her you had an accident... Happens a lot when I bring home new Bang Bangs. "Oh that, I've had it for along time..."

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:42 PM

man, youre gonna have one hell of a tolarance to soobitol at this rate

 

ooh! You have no idea just how funny that is !!

 

http://www.reddit.co....to_fart_a_lot/

 

culprit for me last few days has been isomalt  :(


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#7 l75eya

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:22 PM

Wow That's....that is awesome.can i have one? The impreza? I mean I'll have to put an ea82 in it because i have no other engine, but that's cool. ;)

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:08 PM

They followed you home, just dont tell her you towed them home :)



#9 Ibreakstuff

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:30 PM

This happens more than you think.

 

Yea, I slept on the couch for a few nights when my gf found out I was stashing 6 cars in the neiborhood/storage. I had to sell 2, to thin the herd.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:32 PM

Happens to me all the time so I got rid of wife and kept Subarus

 

That was Hilarious!  ...  :ph34r: ... until my Wife looked at this post

 

 

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Wow That's....that is awesome.can i have one? The impreza? I mean I'll have to put an ea82 in it because i have no other engine, but that's cool. ;)

 

 

An impreza with an EA82... I imagine the Sluggish econoBox that will result...

 

Post Photos of those Subies, we Love photos here.

 

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#11 suprjohn

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:22 PM

I collect international harvester trucks that way. My wife has threatened to make me live in them if I get any more. Lol

 

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:59 PM

I am limited by the length of my driveway, otherwise i would have another Justy



#13 Ibreakstuff

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:21 AM

This post is classic and brings a smile to my face.

 

We can't save them all, but we will sure as hell try!



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 07:46 AM

1997 Outback #1,

168.000 miles, blown right side head gasket.

We'll call er "shoebee1". 800 american dollars plus gas to pull it to my house on his dolly.  Just a note, I could have drove it.  gasket dosent look THAT bad but didn't want to break anything I might need later.

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Going back for the other 97 outback this afternoon and the sti on sat.


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#15 Dinky26

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:01 PM

Man what a deal!!

Awesome Shoebee1!!

#16 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:21 PM

Excellent thread!  and the link from Jono had me a good chuckle too.



#17 Dinky26

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:23 PM

Yeah that totally wouldn't fly for me.

I'd be living in them for sure!
Specially since I've got one non running Sub, and an IH Binder that isn't running either.

Ge John maybe you need another LOL, oh yeah don't want to get you kicked out of your home either :) ;)

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:28 AM

Did you say STI? For $200? What is happening?

#19 shoebee2

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:10 AM

Keep in mind the sti is not a runner. Also keep in mind I am a total Subaru newbie so I could just be buying a pos yard ornament.

Case in point, I did not buy the other 97 outback. after looking around, under and over it was clear that the car had been wrecked at some point in the past and the odometer wasn't the original so there is no record of the vehicle mileage. That isn't common is it? Legal?



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:01 PM

Those Speedos went out alot and intermittently worked so that is pretty common, I dont know the cause though. What state do you live in just out of curiosity?

Ohhh I see now, its not an STI its just a regular impreza. Ha at first I was like wait an STI? That just didn't seem right. I just needed to reread that first post you made.

Edited by Scooner, 21 March 2014 - 02:03 PM.


#21 WyoSoobie

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 11:10 PM

I have many projects. That is what they are...right?! Surely I don't buy them just to have them do I?

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#22 Dinky26

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 11:31 PM

I have many projects. That is what they are...right?! Surely I don't buy them just to have them do I?


Surely this is the case!?!?

I THINK IT IS!?!?!

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:32 AM

Those Speedos went out alot and intermittently worked so that is pretty common, I dont know the cause though. What state do you live in just out of curiosity?

Ohhh I see now, its not an STI its just a regular impreza. Ha at first I was like wait an STI? That just didn't seem right. I just needed to reread that first post you made.

Check this out for the sooby speedo problem. As you said, a very common problem.

 



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 11:02 AM

At last count had 35 subarus here from 77-03



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:51 PM

You lucky Bastard! I'm not into the "newer" models, but gotta admire falling into a deal like that.

You can make your money back selling one or two, and then with the money, you buy your lady something really special, and let her know its because of that wonderful deal you made! - Next time, she'll be driving you over to see the next batch of Subarus you find! lol






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