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#4401 xbeerd

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:59 AM

while tryin to track down a clunk under the car.... and while filling my car with some coolant, my car died, got it goin on what was my fuel pumps last effort to pump, died in the street 2 houses up, where i found my IAC seemed to have also died. replaced the fuel pump in the street, luckily i had a spare in the trunk and my fuel lines werent stubborn. then i was messing with my new gauge cluster i made, didnt tighten my mechanical oil pressure gauge line enough and didnt realize it until i had atleast a quart of oil in my glove box.

aside from that debacle. i ordered a 2nd cooling fan to wire up to the original EA thermo switch for additional cooling, that showed up along with my new rear springs (Moog cc246), new radius rod bushings, just waiting on my rear shocks and i can install that good stuff. might order new trans mounts soon too.

of course, this will be put on hold as im sitting in the hospital waiting for my baby to start coming out. :drunk:

i need a clone. lol.

#4402 1-3-2-4

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:55 PM

Pulling parts to get the transmission out lol I've got my legacy about 24 inches high and it's funny looking at peoples expressions when they walk by.. but they might know me by now when I pulled the motor once.

#4403 FlatFourFrenchy

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:21 PM

Finished stripping donorwagon and it is ready for scrap collector. Once that was done I took my daily driver to the banks of the Missouri River and caught some dinner.

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#4404 wilcox

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:29 AM

while tryin to track down a clunk under the car.... and while filling my car with some coolant, my car died, got it goin on what was my fuel pumps last effort to pump, died in the street 2 houses up, where i found my IAC seemed to have also died. replaced the fuel pump in the street, luckily i had a spare in the trunk and my fuel lines werent stubborn. then i was messing with my new gauge cluster i made, didnt tighten my mechanical oil pressure gauge line enough and didnt realize it until i had atleast a quart of oil in my glove box.

aside from that debacle. i ordered a 2nd cooling fan to wire up to the original EA thermo switch for additional cooling, that showed up along with my new rear springs (Moog cc246), new radius rod bushings, just waiting on my rear shocks and i can install that good stuff. might order new trans mounts soon too.

of course, this will be put on hold as im sitting in the hospital waiting for my baby to start coming out. :drunk:

i need a clone. lol.


you dont just re-use the old springs? i didnt know you can buy new ones, i re -used my old ones for both front and back struts

#4405 TheLoyale

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:33 AM

You can, but they are probably weakened with age, hence the sagging. Swapping to different springs and 4-Runner front struts for the rear, will provide a heavier duty setup.

#4406 wilcox

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:02 PM

You can, but they are probably weakened with age, hence the sagging. Swapping to different springs and 4-Runner front struts for the rear, will provide a heavier duty setup.


how do you get new springs? and they make kyb subaru rear struts, so why would you use toyota ones?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

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#4408 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:59 PM

how do you get new springs? and they make kyb subaru rear struts, so why would you use toyota ones?


http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=117874

#4409 TheLoyale

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:34 PM

http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=117874


Thank you for posting that link!

how do you get new springs? and they make kyb subaru rear struts, so why would you use toyota ones?


The 4-Runner front struts are stronger then the Subaru ones. Springs are probably gonna be new Accord springs. They are about 9" compressed length vs the 8" compressed length of the stock springs.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:39 PM

Carpetbombed Desertfind with Chemtool B12 to try and stop idle stumble.

2 cans in 2 gallons of gas and idling for 30 min. Almost instant results :clap:

#4411 1-3-2-4

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:16 PM

got the bulk of what I need done today as far as getting the transmission out turning the old transmission by hand sounds like it has a bunch of nastiness inside.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:20 PM

Put a deposit on a 88xt6 and am working a deal to buy a 91 fuel injected justy 4x4

#4413 Moosen

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:21 PM

answer this.

save 3k, sell my car and buy a Subaru 2.5rs

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save 6k, use 1k to buy a beater to drive while I use the other 5k to drop an EJ205 into my EA82

?????

#4414 987687

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:28 PM

Buy 6 1k beaters. :banana:

#4415 Moosen

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:32 PM

Buy 6 1k beaters. :banana:


sigh..... :-p

#4416 TheLoyale

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:51 PM

Why don't you just spend $1,000 on an 1990-'95 EJ22 swap. Then spend another $1,000 to buy a cheap Legacy/Impreza to drive until you finish the EA82.

You should be able to find more then a gaggle of $500 Subarus out your way. My Loyale was a $500 car 6 years ago, look at it today ;)

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:53 PM

Because an aging turbo motor that has a propensity for spinning rod bearings is much more fun :rolleyes:

#4418 TheLoyale

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:55 PM

Because an aging turbo motor that has a propensity for spinning rod bearings is much more fun :rolleyes:


Ahahahaaa. :horse:

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:59 PM

Why don't you just spend $1,000 on an 1990-'95 EJ22 swap. Then spend another $1,000 to buy a cheap Legacy/Impreza to drive until you finish the EA82.

You should be able to find more then a gaggle of $500 Subarus out your way. My Loyale was a $500 car 6 years ago, look at it today ;)


wait im confused.... your telling me it only costs a grand to but a 2.2 in my car?

#4420 TheLoyale

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:07 PM

wait im confused.... your telling me it only costs a grand to but a 2.2 in my car?


If not less. Go find a running $500 Legacy or Impreza that has a Duel-Port EJ22 (OBD-I or OBD-II your choice, 1995 EJ22 will be Duel-Port and OBD-II) Remove the engine wiring harness, cut it down your self using one of the Write-ups, or send it to somebody who does it. Buy an SJR Bellhousing adaptor ($250 iirc) make your custom pitch stopper, use your stock radiator and rig up duel electric fans, make some custom rad hoses, and the other little items, and you'll have your EJ swap.

Doesn't cost all that much, once you find a decent doner car.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:49 PM

I think my 86 XT Turbo has a blown head gasket or cracked head(s), it failed a combustion gas leak test and has milkshake under the radiator cap. A leakdown test would find out for sure?

A repaint was supposed to be the ambitious summer project!


A leakdown test showed 22-25% leakage on all pistons besides #4 with 10%. No bubbles in the radiator, but hissing from the dipstick tube which may indicate air passing the rings. I've put in a new radiator and aftermarket coolant temperature gauge and may just drive it for a while and see what happens.

I thought the car overheated when the digidash temp sender read full temp, but it was reading normal temps and then shot up when the aux. fan turned on. The fan wasn't running the entire time and the heater still worked.

#4422 bluedotsnow

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:23 PM

new (to me) CV axle rendered this beauty, what kind of dunder head mechanic would think this is ok.....

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also installed back seats with head rests for $10 I <3 picknpull

#4423 TomRhere

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:48 AM

That's one messed up axle pin......

#4424 AKghandi

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:27 AM

Thats what happens when you put an axle on 180 out and then force the roll pin in with shear hatred..:lol: Glad to see you got it out though!

Its funny you mention Dunder head mechanics..thats how i get most of my cars, some idiot trys to fix it then makes it worse. I buy it cheap then fix the stupitity.

I had a car with a similar issue. 25spline axles on 23spline stubs..nothing turning the wheels but the roll pins.im glad i never really romped on it till after those were replaced.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:37 AM

25spline axles on 23spline stubs..nothing turning the wheels but the roll pins.im glad i never really romped on it till after those were replaced.


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