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#1 WJM

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 07:20 PM

Ok, the SECOND time around....lasted about 4 days, so now I've blown a regular set of Headgaskets.

Note that the coppers didnt blow, they just didnt seal due to improper sealant.

So, the RX is now parts for the GL-10...as the RX...is...well, doesnt like my engine projects. I dont mean to be mean on this one...but ya'll cant get parts off of this one...but I might offer some things to the USMB aution...Ya'll dotn want it anyhow. Strpiied down, been wrecked, frame is warped some...engien no good now.

So, here's my new 'toy'....a 2002 SUBARU (DUH!!) Impreza WRX Sport wagon. Its like NEW. Seriously.

Well, Gotta go pick up the ole reliable GL-10 now...

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 08:48 PM

sounds like the heads/deck aren't flat and flush. if the RX body is tweaked though, it probably isn't worth the blood, sweat, and beers to resurrect it again. so you're going to put the trans in your wagon? sounds like a good combo; i know i'm fond of it :D

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 08:50 PM

ohh, and i just got an even better idea. put the WRX engine/trans/etc in the GL10 and put the EA82 stuff in the WRX, then cover the WRX with stickers and set the EA82T to max boost and sell it to some import tuner freak.

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 08:53 PM

I was actually gonna get a FT4WD auto trans to slap into the GL-10....but, in leiu of the RX situation, the LSD and the trans sounds good in the GL-10. I might repaint the body kit and put it on the wagon. Maybe use the springs and camber plates on it too....but the GL-10 will be a family like car, and when Im done "restoring" it so to say...then I will turn the WRX in to something to be rekoned with...within reasons of reliability.

I dont think the whole conversion thing there is a good idea....LOL. But it was something I was thinking about doing. I really dont know what the RX's future will be. It will be used for parts tho...maybe saved for when Ive got a shop or somthing...and some $ to throw STI stuff in it, and straighten it out.

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 08:54 PM

Take it away Rod ..... "Some guys have all the luck, some guys have all the pain...":-)

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 11:14 PM

gET YOUR GL-10 TUNED UP/ TUNED IN and call it the RX-killer that carries family around

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 08:02 AM

My plans right now...but they may change...the GL-10 will get restored to appear as if stock, and fuction like a civilized SUBARU, with turbo...it'll be a GL-10/RX hybrid. Im gonna make it reliable and dependable.

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 01:58 PM

WJM,

Whay do you suppose caused the head gaskets to blow? Is this the Carb Block turbo high commpression motor that you have posted about? Could the comprression just be to high? The copper head gaskets wouldn't seal?

The WRX sounds very fun especially one the warranty runs out and you can really get into the motor. I have an 03 TS wagon and love it after some intake and exhaust work.

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 10:36 PM

ive got over a year, and 17k miles on the GL-10's high compression turbo engine. No problems at all.

The RX...idk what the deal is. Its a completely STOCK bottom end.

the WRX is great. Now the dealership has come back and said i cant ahve it for what they quoted me at. :argue:

they will have a Ferengi on thier hands tomorrow afternoon.

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 10:58 PM

How much boost were you running? Intercooled?

Selling the cams?

One less quick RX for me to be faster than, sad :-/

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 11:00 PM

stock boost. nothing is for sale...yet. Sorry, I belive this RX was faster than a WRX.

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 11:16 PM

I'm almost as fast as a WRX, just a touch under. Exhaust and lifted fuel cut would put me there. Still sad to see a car givin' up on. Some real good ideas were flowing over there... lots of inspiration.

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Posted 13 December 2003 - 02:41 PM

just throw on a few type R stickers, Chris!
(i forget, do you have a larger turbo on the RX?)

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Posted 13 December 2003 - 03:04 PM

I won't disclose that information until its declassified.




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