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#1 The Dude Abides

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 04:01 AM

List all the things that are wrong with your car. Rules. It can only be one car that you have. It needs to be in running and driveing condition.

Heres Mine

1988 Subaru Dl Wagon

Leaks Power Steering fluid.
Leaks Oil.
4wd Doesnt work.
Heater controls dont always switch over
Need to turn off to shift into reverse.
Need superman power to shift through gears
Radio cuts out
Brakes squeel
Ac Doesnt Work
Needs Ball Joints
Needs Muffler
Power Steering No longer works.
Clicking front axel
Rear Wiper Motor Wines
Hole In Drivers Side Front Fender
Various Rust Spots
Cracked Windshield
Hesitation While Accelerting
Revs Up and Down at Stoplights
Cracked Door Panels
Riped Drivers Seat
Hood Bent
Only 2 Fan Speeds
Takes a long time to heat Up
Side Trim hanging Off

#2 xoomer

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 04:37 AM

88 XT6

Rear CVs need rebooted
Idle problem
Needs paint
Needs interior pieces
Needs Cooling system work.
needs charging system work
needs radio
Needs alignment
needs throw out bearing
Battery cables

#3 TomRhere

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 05:14 AM

'86 BRAT GL

Big dent between DS "B" pillar and wheel arch,
DS door hard to close due to above dent,
PS door bottom rusting out,
DS door bottom rusting out,
Both fender wells in bed rusting away,
Big bend in rollpan under tailgate area,
No tailgate due to above bashment,
Rear bumper is bent, not orginal bumper either,
Rear DS axle outer joint boot missing,
Custom "Redneck" exhaust from Y-pipe back, complete with custom coathanger supports,
Cracked dash,
Crack in windshield behind rearview mirror, from a stone hit,
Rear brake adjusters are way rust frozen,
Missing grille and headlight trim,
Leading edge of hood bent, along with PS fender from Deer strike,
No real heat from heater when driving above 40 MPH and temps are below 20*, (all associated parts are new)
Have an irritating chrip from steering column when using the high beams,
4 different colored rims,
Need new tires,
Different keys for doors and ignition,
Oil leak on front of engine, gets on exhaust when stopped and smell comes in thru heater system,
"A" Pillar rusting out on DS at windshield lower edge,
DS seat has holes in the covering,
Has older solid lifter motor, mileage unknown,
Can't trust gas gauge, it'll read oddly at times. Like full when it's 1/4 tank or 1/2 max after I just filled it,
Wiper blades miss windshield on upstroke when going over 50 MPH

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#4 Bucky92

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:40 AM

Which one???:lol::lol::lol:

Hollister ( 08 Imppy) Nothing but a paint issue that SOA is working on:
The Pretty One
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Rocky (88 XT6)
Frame rotted
pass door rotted
pass fender rotted
pass side rocker rotted
fuel pump held on with tie wraps ( I didnt do it and have no clue)
needs rotors
left front wheel bearing
3 outta 4 axles
clutch
rear diff mount
stalling issue radiator
working temp gauge
real tires
pass front camber out
exhaust
carpet
pass door panel
pass PW switch on drivers door
upper and lower steer cloumn piece
rodent removal
new brushed for the Cybrid steering pump ( moans)
belt tensioner
power ant.
headliner fixed
new wiper blade
repainted
I think thats it
The rusty one:
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83 GL-10 coupe

Needs shipped here
Drivers door adjusted
small leak in trunk
tiny rust hole in trunk
wheel trim reglued
a new carb
struts and shocks

The precious baby..my special loved one

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:44 AM

I'm thinking that this would be a lot better
:banana: with some PICS!!!:banana:

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#6 Bucky92

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 08:00 AM

I'm thinking that this would be a lot better
:banana: with some PICS!!!:banana:

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There I updated for you :lol::lol::lol: I like postig pictures derned it!

#7 Skip

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 09:04 AM

Couple of tack welds,
little body cheese (bondo)
Backwoodsboy's buffer
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#8 azsubaru

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 09:55 AM

Well, here goes, but I'm not sure I like seeing all this at once:

91 Loyale 2WD 5 Spd

The usual oil leaks
Intermittant grinding from rt front wheel
New - a bottom end rattling (rod knock?)
Needs 2 tires
Needs front Cat
Sloppy Shifter
Worn synchronizers
Clutch chatters a bit
Paint is cancerous-looking
Dinged up windshield
Needs Windshield trim
Dried-out rubber trim
Various body dents and dings all around
Dirty/noisy volume control on the radio
AC needs charged
Defroster switch needs new cover
Hole in one front headlight
Needs rear hatch struts


But... interior is almost perfect, there's no rust, it starts in about 2 seconds, and it gets me to work and back every day.
Plus lets me embarass my kids by picking them up in it at school:banana:

#9 Subaru_dude

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 10:27 AM

'89 EA82 5spd 2wd sedan 215,000 miles.

Front DS ball joint
Front PS strut
PCV valve sticks open
The usual lifter tick
Needs shifter linkage
Needs muffler
Probably needs TPS adjusted, maybe some other little things. Has some hesitation, but I'm going to blame it on the PCV valve until I swap it out and nothing changes.:rolleyes:

#10 hatchsub

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 10:53 AM

83 GL sedan
Front drivers side axle is going
Rust
Choke issues when its really cold

I lose...lol

#11 Durania

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:11 AM

Here is my BRAT's list of stuff that I HAVE done already:

Purchased BRAT GL October 27, 2006 $900
-New 185/70R13 Tires
-New wheel clips for center caps
-Replaced Starter
-New Alternator
-New upper and lower radiator hoses
-New OEM Subaru thermostat and gasket
-Replaced windshield wiper motor
-Replaced both t-top wind deflectors
-New windshield wipers
-Fixed major electrical issues under dash from ignorant previous owner
-Replaced gauge cluster with one from 83 Brat with 65k
-All new bulbs in gauge cluster and climate control
-Replaced shifter knob with an original
-New OEM Subaru clutch cable
-New OEM Subaru oil drain plug and crush ring
-New clutch pedal return spring
-Installed original “fun roof” sticker
-New heavy duty floor mats
-Replaced window crank mechanisms and handles
-Replaced door panels
-Camper top to preserve bed
-Weber carburetor
-New alternator/water pump belt
-New driver side CV axle
-New passenger side wheel bearings.
-New passenger side rear wheel bearings
-New brakes front and rear
-New passenger side ball joint
-Re-wired front speakers from previous ignorant owner cutting them.
-New rear u-joint
-New heater core hoses
-New throttle return spring
-Original Subaru factory tool kit
-Replaced rear view mirror
-Replaced drivers side mirror
-Replaced glove box mirror
-Replaced fuel door with rust free one
-Replaced fuel cap with OEM
-New spark plugs, wires, distributor cap, and rotary button.
-Replaced T-Tops
-Replaced Fuel Pedal
-Replaced Both Seats
-Replaced Entire Center Console
-New “Dual Range” Emblem for console
-New Subaru OEM Intake Manifold Gaskets
-Replaced driver’s side body molding
-Replaced dome light assembly
-Replaced two jump seat handles
-Replaced EGR
-Replaced steering wheel pad
-Replaced windshield washer fluid tank
-Replaced grill with “Honey-comb” style off 84 GL-10 coupe

Needs:
Electric fan modified to auto instead of running all the time.
Getting rid of the autozone axle I bought that knocks under acceleration.
Installing my original radio and putting a cd player in it.

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#12 tizzle

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:32 AM

88RX
rust spots
cracked window
broken grill
mouse poop smell in vents from a year ago:mad:
no rear wiper
1 small dent
tear in driver seat upholstry
temp sensor is whacky
throwing 2 CEL's

#13 Buddy

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:21 PM

typical oil leak
headlight switch
thats it

#14 Gyoas759

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:57 PM

Trashwagon lives up to it's name - 1983 Subaru GL 4x4

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Leaks oil
cooling fan must be turned on manually
Starts with a screwdriver
Coolant resevior is a Burger King cup
Rust through the floors
CV axles both make noise
Rear shocks rusted through
NO Cat or muffler
Winshields held in by Caulk
Hood opens with coat hanger
drivers fender is loose at the bottom
Windows go up and down with a 10mm wrench
Shifter slop
no radio
rotted dash and vents
guage lights always stay lit
jumpy Tach
sputters on hills
battery cable must be disconnected when stopped
bad axle
brake light on
cracked fog light
unknown thump in front suspension
headliner has about 300 holes
vacume leaks
bad turn signal
NO heat/NO AC
tires dry rotted
gas guage does not work
rough idle
paint chipping
rear wiper missing
crunched front subframe
speaker wired engine components
No rear carpet
4x4 light always on

Never broken down. (And this is after I've made considerable improvements to it. Should have seen it last summer!)

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 01:18 PM



Starts with a screwdriver
Coolant resevior is a Burger King cup
Hood opens with coat hanger
Windows go up and down with a 10mm wrench
battery cable must be disconnected when stopped


I think you win because of these! Especially that burger king cup one :lol:

#16 EvilDead

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 01:41 PM

Well good thing this is Subaru only!!

My baby: 2004 JBP Impreza WRX ( slightly modded )

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Only problem is a small dent on the hood from something falling in my garage.

She is why I work two jobs!!

My Daily Driver!!

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Ok what I've found so far:

Of course the drivers seat is worn
Idle issues while choked
Has piston slap when cold
Has a vacuum leak someplace...
Up pipe has a leak
Leaks oil from someplace (hasn't been warm enough out to trace)
Secondary fan doesn't come on
run somewhat warm (half way up gauge)
Both bumper internals are bent from fender bender
Has light rust from ground effects
One window isn't tinted
Heater works, but not well
Clock has issues, and works half the time
Driver's side door trim has a missing piece
Have to know the sweet spot to shift in cold weather
Clutch is worn
Driver's side tail light is broken
Brakes squeal
Left fender is bent
Hood has dents, and some rust spots
Left head light gets condensation
Radio isn't wired to "switched" hot leads
Spoiler has crack at the mount
Jeez, htat's all for now on the RX...

My automotive education, 88 GL Wagon

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Has a friend in place of the engine
Needs engine completed
Luke needs to buy it!!

#17 Sweet82

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 06:54 PM

Could use more power.
Needs shift knob bent so I can shift into 2nd with out hitting my 4 lo lever.
(Doesn't hit in 4 hi)
Minor oil leak.
Windows don't work
Windshield wiper is missing front and rear
Side view mirror missing
Antenna is missing
A/C works fine
Has a bit of road noise
Rear window needs work
Low beams don't work.


http://www.ultimates...rt=3&ppuser=584

But no rust issues!:lol:

#18 TheLoyale

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:42 AM

EA82 SPFI 3spd 100,456 miles

Well lets see,


Rust/rotted rear 1/4 panel underside by Mudd flaps and back (Can't figure out how to fix it, Hard spot)
Paint chipping away on repainted front fenders
Rattling 2nd cat
Front alignment is a little off (Toe out)
Front wiper motor has a dead spot
Hole in Exhaust by first hanger on Y-pipe
Steel wheels are rusting again
Oil pump leaks (Will change when warmer)
Prolly need new Timing belts (Will change when warmer)
Rear winshie washie holder leaks
Gooooy undercoating on everything under the car :rolleyes:
Rear suspension bumpers fell off
Missing ash tray (Lol)

No lifter tick at all! (Yay)

And I think thats it, :lol:

Now with pic, You can somewhat see the rear rust on the fender.
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#19 The Dude Abides

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 10:03 AM

Trashwagon lives up to it's name - 1983 Subaru GL 4x4

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Leaks oil
cooling fan must be turned on manually
Starts with a screwdriver
Coolant resevior is a Burger King cup
Rust through the floors
CV axles both make noise
Rear shocks rusted through
NO Cat or muffler
Winshields held in by Caulk
Hood opens with coat hanger
drivers fender is loose at the bottom
Windows go up and down with a 10mm wrench
Shifter slop
no radio
rotted dash and vents
guage lights always stay lit
jumpy Tach
sputters on hills
battery cable must be disconnected when stopped
bad axle
brake light on
cracked fog light
unknown thump in front suspension
headliner has about 300 holes
vacume leaks
bad turn signal
NO heat/NO AC
tires dry rotted
gas guage does not work
rough idle
paint chipping
rear wiper missing
crunched front subframe
speaker wired engine components
No rear carpet
4x4 light always on

Never broken down. (And this is after I've made considerable improvements to it. Should have seen it last summer!)


I thought i had problems. Its not really the length of your list its the contents. Honestly if i had a car with that many problems i wouldnt own it long, especially if it was my daily driver.

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#20 backwoodsboy

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 10:32 AM

This is a great thread!

Incidentally, it was these types of threads/lists, coupled with the fact that

"youre still DRIVING IT!?"

...that attracted me to this board in the first place. Brought back memories of my Mom's 79 4WD wagon.

Here we were, summer 1987, loaded to the max with county fair entries/plants....my sister and I... and the whole mess is stalled dead in the middle of the steepest hill in the county becasue the gas tank was so rusty it clogged the fuel filter every week. :lol:

Heres my mom.... under the hood, 100 degrees... changing the filter like it was nothing. (she got pretty quick at it)

Back hatch was held shut with slide bolts because the latch was rotted off.

Floors were rarely messy because any garbage would fall through the rust holes.

I miss that wagon. :(

#21 TeamCF

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 03:24 PM

83 GL 4x4

bad right front wheel bearings and CV joint
brakes leak from hill holder
can't see out the windshield when driving into the sun. (bad pitting)
dome light no longer works (bad door switches)
Healthy rod knock
Still has slight window leaks around rear glass and windshield

Think that's about it.......

#22 MilesFox

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 06:17 PM

Originally Posted by Gyoas759
Trashwagon lives up to it's name - 1983 Subaru GL 4x4


I think you win because of these! Especially that burger king cup one :lol:


that car has an ea82 in it. it came out of my 88 sedan, and originally came from an 86 wagon with over 200,000 miles. i popped the head gaskets once and drove it around lik ethat(exhuast in coolant) and when i put a different motoro in my sedan i did the head gaskets on it and put in in the trashwagon.

the trashwagon itself originally came from subiemech's and we drove it back some 400 miles to milwaukee, painted it overnight, and went on the hot rod power tour through indianapolis and back. the neext day when we got back, it broke the cluch cable and it was parked. after it sat for the winter the cable was fixed, but the motor broke something internally after startup. we put in an ea82 that came from the original trashwagon 5, the motor it ran on its infamous road trip

then it went on the babe rally 2006 and blew up trashwagon's motor and was towed back from virgina and then go thte sedan's motor

here is the sedan as it is now. will probably do the babe rally with it(runs and drives
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flexo pipe exhaust.
passenger side head with open aav port on head, and the jb weld has fallen out
mysteriously uses coolant
pressure plate is weak, making shifting chunky
the rear trailing arm is cambered in at the top
the center console is broken from the passenger seat(t-bone)

the rea diff has fallen out at one time, and i had to take it off to keep hoing. i got the doj cups apart but the outher cvs do not come apart. the driveshaft was already broken and tied up with a coat hanger. i drove it for 200 miles with the rear axles hanging and the diff in the trunk

this would be its 3rd motor from original
it is a fwd at to 4wd 5sod so it has a pushbutton start and no reverse lights
i shorted something in the radio harness that i have to backfeed voltage from a defunct aftermarket fog light swithc to make the ign come on

the key fits my 87 rx the same, same cut/code from the facotory, but the doors on the sedan are not original, and i lost that key

it has ghetto spring boosters in the rear

the interior is mixed and batched between 2 86 wagons and 87 gl10 fold down rear seats with an xt driver seat. the steering wheel is fom an 86 sedan.

the suspension is 87 rx struts, 88 wagon crossmember, and 86 wagon rear suspension with a random trailing arm

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 10:28 PM

86 GL 4X4 Rust Wagon (weekend beater/ dirty driver/ bad weather driver)
RUST!!!! Underside looks like beginning stages of swiss cheese with dime size holes
Carb choke is funky and engine sputters around 4k under load (changed choke spring and fuel filter, still the same and don't care really)
225 - 250 miles a tank:mad:
Dent and or rust in every panel but roof :grin:
Occasional vibration above 55mph
Radio MIA
Window switches work on individual doors but not master switches
Lotsa oil in the rear from EA81 tear down and transport
Dome light no workie with doors
Drivers headlight condensation
Rear defrogger no workie to good (2 bars at most)
No horn or Hazzards
No Hill Holder
Rear bumper twisted
Sloppy shifter
4WD light stays on
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Thats all I can think of at the moment but it's not that bad for a $350 parts car that I can beat the snot out of and not care
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Did I mention I have a rust free shell of the same car (the one on the right)

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 10:53 PM

My real DD (see note)
98 Legacy Outback
Horrible battery drain (cannot let sit for more than a day)
Throw out bearing going out (have replacement ready to go in)
Oil leak on passenger side of engine onto cat making cabin smell like burnt oil (yum)
Brakes beginning to squeak (04 WRX's waiting for rotors so can be installed)
Minor dents and dings and paint scratches
Cracked drivers side fog light
Cracked drivers side backup light
OEM bug deflector rubbed paint off fenders :mad:
Cracked drivers side inner plastic trim (darn floor jacks)
Carpet on drivers side fuzzy
Drivers side storage cover broken
Bought it and less than one month later had the HG's go :mad: :mad: :mad:

Otherwise a great ride
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 03:42 PM

I'm thinking that this would be a lot better
:banana: with some PICS!!!:banana:

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I too, updated my post an added a link to pics......




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