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#1 robertwheeler


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Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:34 PM

I guess I really should have stopped in here first. I dont own a Subaru but I do a lot of work on my brothers 87 Gl Wagon.

Im am 44 and a more or less lifelong resident of New Jersey... save a few years in the navy. My brother is 37 and while a hell of a Guy (and this is his name) he is about as unmechanical as a person can be. He trys hard and I think i managed to help him learn a bit over the years.

I suspect i will someday own this car. :)

I like the way the car is made... the chassis seems to be over engeneered to protect the engine... and the engine itself is a nice piece of engenerring.. not without its problems of course... hoses.. minor oil leaks and stuff like that. Oh and ya gotta love the front brakes... It took me a while to realize that the calipers spin out to engage.. and thats how the emergency brake works on a car that has it on the front.

I spent much to much time changing a ball joint on this car.... simply because I was trying to treat it like your average family sedan.... too easy on it... all I really had to do with the ball joint was remove the bolt and spread the chassis where it holds the joint with a chisel ... but once I realized how tough the car is it was over in no time flat.

The car is a bit of a rattle trap but it keeps going and going.. with a bit of tlc of course. I think I have him convinced to change the stableiser bushing links... after 2 years. :)

Im really not a mechanic... at least nothing on paper... I consider myself to be more of a tinker... I can take it apart.. figure how it works and then.. fix it... But in this.. I suspect im in good company here.

Hey.. Nice to meet you all :)

#2 northguy


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Posted 24 October 2005 - 09:36 PM

Robert, welcome to the board. There are a bunch of great guys and gals over on your side of the continent that are on the board. Get to know them.

#3 soobmater


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Posted 24 October 2005 - 09:40 PM

hey, welcome to the board! you will have to get your own roo :) i laughed when you mentioned oil leaks...its somtin subaru engines do lol. well, have a good time on the board :)

#4 Hondasucks


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Posted 24 October 2005 - 10:24 PM

Hey, Subarus do not leak oil, they mark their territory! (Much like Volkswagens..)

WElcome to the board!

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 11:03 PM

welcome to the board

and some also burn much more than they leak like 2 quarts a month

#6 TomRhere


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Posted 24 October 2005 - 11:04 PM


Lots of good people on here, along with great info on repairs and up-grades for these vehicles. If you've been wrenching on one, the Subaru bug will get under your skin and you will own one yourself before to much longer.

#7 robertwheeler


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Posted 25 October 2005 - 12:03 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome.

I have gotten to know this car quite well and I figure its mine when he gets tired of it... Its is a high Maintenence car though.... brakes/alternator/hoses/cv shafts (front only) , fan sensor , Fan.... and more...

At least the fan sensor is easy to find... hey its in the radiator :)

My sister had a late 70's Subaru sports car.... first one i ever found a bad fan sensor on.


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Posted 27 October 2005 - 06:51 PM

Welcome. With past vehicles we have owned, the Subaru IS the better car. That is the only way I can word it.:)

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