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#4826 subynut

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:46 PM

@Subynut Oh come on, you didn't want your car to sound like the BRAT ;) :brow:

I don't blame you. I'm probably going deaf from the thing anyway.

Haven't done much aside from drive it, look at it, spray it with a hose and abuse it :-/

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The exhaust sounded awesome when I had just the magnaflow muffler, but the drone was awful! That's why I added a glass pack to cut down on the volume. Being the wagon is the daily driver, road trip car, and anything else I take it on, I wanted the exhaust to be a little more civil. [hijack] My F350, THAT makes a racket! But the V10 sounds so awesome with those true duals! [/hijack]

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:50 AM

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That :dead:

Did that to itself while driving. I was wondering what all that clatter was under the hood.
I'll have any carnage pictures in the morning, I'm so done right now I don't want to even look at it.

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#4828 subynut

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:36 AM

Uh Twitch, I think that's considered not good. :eek:

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:52 AM

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That :dead:

Did that to itself while driving. I was wondering what all that clatter was under the hood.
I'll have any carnage pictures in the morning, I'm so done right now I don't want to even look at it.

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Holy wow! Valve cover grew legs!

#4830 czny

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:07 AM

I had that happen once on my EA82. Valve cover nuts were loose to point of falling off. First thought was some jerk was messing with me - its happened before around here.:(
A sore reminder to re-torque all fasteners regularly & use Locktite. Especially before a long trip.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:25 PM

I had that happen once on my EA82. Valve cover nuts were loose to point of falling off. First thought was some jerk was messing with me - its happened before around here.:(
A sore reminder to re-torque all fasteners regularly & use Locktite. Especially before a long trip.

This is why i snug my valve covers every time I change my oil.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:26 PM

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That :dead:

Did that to itself while driving. I was wondering what all that clatter was under the hood.
I'll have any carnage pictures in the morning, I'm so done right now I don't want to even look at it.

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Acctually this is why lol

#4833 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:51 PM

So far only angry lifters. No real carnage to report unless I lose a rod bearing or a main.
The angry lifters have settled down so far and no major issues aside from an ongoing cooling issue (bad radiator cap).
I have newfound respect for the EA81. :headbang:

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:56 PM

That's scary *goes out and checks VC bolts*

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:59 PM

Luckily the VCs on these cars are easy to access, and the bolts can be snugged down quite tight. But it does suck that gravity is not on their side. Ooh, I'd better go loctite my VC bolts before I forget!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:02 PM

I truly don't understand how this has happened. I've never had Valve cover bolts loose torque once tightened (I even use Anti-sleeze on the bolts) Four vehicles - Zero problems with Valve covers.

I checked mine for shiz, (Still tight after 10,000) :-p

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:55 PM

hooked up my little trailer!:cool:
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#4838 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:23 PM

I truly don't understand how this has happened. I've never had Valve cover bolts loose torque once tightened (I even use Anti-sleeze on the bolts) Four vehicles - Zero problems with Valve covers.

I checked mine for shiz, (Still tight after 10,000) :-p


Well, this motor has at least 270,000 miles on it and its been rather abused (extended periods at 4k or above) and for some reason since the mudpit at WCSS, I've been losing bolts left and right :-/

And they all have been baffling. Lost a tranny detent bolt and now my valve cover bolts. I'm going to go through and tighten everything. Next thing I'll lose will be a headbolt :-/

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:33 PM

hooked up my little trailer!:cool:
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Nice trailer!
I want your SUBARU sticker!

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:22 AM

That is a neat rig! :clap:

hooked up my little trailer!:cool:
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:12 PM

hooked up my little trailer!:cool:
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I want his bumper, been trying to get one through HTI, but so far, no luck

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:11 PM

put the car on jack stands today for a drive shaft inspection as I lifted the rear a little, wanted to make sure all the clearances were met and nothing was binding. then I saw this transverse link bushing, a friend likely over torqued it after thinking he needed to remove it for a stuck axle nut situation.... its been a few months and the amount of grease coming out has increased alot. I'm worried its going to dry up after all the grease falls out. any comments or advice appreciated. I know this isn't really a summer problem but once weather gets into this isn't it eventually going to cease and or cause problems.

side note if anyone else needs one quick localy I think a junk yard is your best bet as these are nearly $100 and dealer only as far as I can find.


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:49 PM

I want his bumper, been trying to get one through HTI, but so far, no luck

i was trying to get one through HTI but he never emailed me back so i just built this one

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:51 PM

Nice trailer!
I want your SUBARU sticker!


thanks man i got the sticker off amazon i think it was like 15 or 20 bucks:cool:

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:54 PM

i was trying to get one through HTI but he never emailed me back so i just built this one


HTi and SJR are kinda in it together I guess. PM Scott In Bellingham on here. He makes the same bumpers, and I think he came up with the design first.

I have the SJR rear bumper. (Gonna make changes to it soon)

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:28 AM

added a redneck facebook to my car, i think i want bigger antennea though (dont we all:D). also changed out the old decrepit front struts for some.....less decrepit ones. front end sits way lower now booo. stiffer tho, and the struts were "made in england" and are blue.....que?

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:53 AM

When I installed the UEL headers, I had to remove the sandwich adapter because the filter was resting on the exhaust pipe. So, to get my oil temp and pressure gauges working again, I drilled and re-tapped the spare oil galley plug and installed the oil temp sensor in the rear galley hole. I then re-tapped the galley plug on the front galley port and added a T to the line and put the idiot light sensor and the pressure gauge feed there.
So far, I have noticed no difference in pressure, but the temps climb sooner than they did before. I expect the temp to be a little higher since the sensor was on the output of the oil filter and since it was hanging down in the cooler breeze, I imagine the oil temp was lower. Now that I am reading the rear galley port, it will be interesting to see what they do out on the highway when I go to Subiefest.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:09 PM

added a redneck facebook to my car, i think i want bigger antennea though (dont we all:D). also changed out the old decrepit front struts for some.....less decrepit ones. front end sits way lower now booo. stiffer tho, and the struts were "made in england" and are blue.....que?


What...?

#4849 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:22 PM

... the struts were "made in england" and are blue...


I had a pair of those Blue "Made in England" Struts, they're MONROE Brand.

The Reason your subie sits Lower, might be due to the Usage of 2WD
(FWD) Struts, which are 2" Lower than 4WD (AWD) Struts.

Kind Regards.


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:26 PM

...and I Don't understand the "added a redneck facebook to my car" part ... :confused: ...




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