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Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:34 PM
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
Posted 24 October 2005 - 09:36 PM
Posted 24 October 2005 - 09:40 PM
Posted 24 October 2005 - 10:24 PM
WElcome to the board!
Posted 24 October 2005 - 11:03 PM
and some also burn much more than they leak like 2 quarts a month
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.
Posted 25 October 2005 - 12:03 AM
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.
Posted 27 October 2005 - 06:51 PM
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