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#4901 86 Wonder Wedge

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:51 PM

Installed new rear KYB GR2 struts and mounts.. fixed the floppy pass side mirror.

Dealer broke my heart on the Subaru Reman Axle program. No more axles available for the 2WD 5 speeds... but the good news is there are 14 brand new axles available. at 399. each. :eek: Anyone got a lead on a good used one?

#4902 wentz912

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:46 PM

Sold mine to 6 Star the other night. Been trying to get my Legacy going since, and it's kicking my butt!

#4903 Suba_GL_87

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:54 AM

+1 :headbang:
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#4904 Suba_GL_87

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:55 AM

DOHC. ;)

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#4905 Stubies Subie

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:51 AM

I haven't got to work on mine at all, been to busy with the Legacy project, the truck project, the Celica project, the house gutter project, the employment project .......

and it's really starting to show, the Loyale is loud, the muffler is falling off, the tires are bald, the wheels still need painted, the interior stinks, needs a good bath, but dang if it don't run good and it gets me to work every day :D

#4906 kayoteq

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

Hatchie gas tank washed out vaccumed out (long after gas but still a bit risky)
New filter and then blew out a rear brake fitting on the test run.
Hey its progress to have it run fast enough to cause the brake to leak.
Fluid Warning system worked...

#4907 Idasho

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:02 AM

Got it ready for the new motor and 5-speed :headbang:

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#4908 FlatFourFrenchy

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:39 PM

Finally dropped in donor motor without lifter noise and blown headgasket. It is just wonderful to lay underneath while its running and just smile. The two inch lift really helps with getting under it. Just the whrrr of the dry belts.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

Got it ready for the new motor and 5-speed :headbang:

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Nice up skirt shot!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

Sony Xplod 1,000 watt amp
Dual 12" woofer
Some cheap prefab enclosure

My mirrors now shake. :)

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

03 H6 OBW;

some minor stuff (wiper blades, swapped a little pwr steering fluid and tightened hose clamp, cleaned battery terminals ,inspected stuff)

adjusted parking brakes

engine oil and filter

drain/fill transmission - 3.5 quarts ATF-HP (I did this 6 months ago, thinking about doing it again next October - then once every 2 years)

biggest job, replacing rear bushings on the lower control arms (transverse link) with Prothane poly inserts.

Discovered DS axle now has split boot (suspected from smell)

found front brake pads need replacing


06 WRX wgn;

replaced front parking lights with LED due to one being burnt out.

swapped some pwr steering fluid - need to to swap more, very dark looking.

engine oil/filter

while checking parkingbrake adjustment, discovered bad rear wheel bearing! argh!

While inspecting front area, found broken antiswaybay droplink! argh! (car has less than 42K miles!!!)


I think i discovered more work than I performed!


Got the Outbacks' axle swapped out today. I was ready to do the brakes and they have PLENTY of meat left. Somehow I confused myself trying to look through the slots in the caliper so, I'll just keep the pads I bought till i need them in a coupla years - w'ever. Still don't know why the brkae light comes on intermittently, maybe the last time I put pads in, I didn't top off the reservoir correctly. I may just do a flush and bleed anyway, don't recall the last time that was done.

Got the WRX back from the dealer with new rear wheel bearing. Not sure why it took them 3 days but got to drive a '13 Outback loaner fro 3 days. Got a 'significant' discount on the work from Bob Moore Subaru too! cool!

Now, I have to meet up with a Geico adjuster to claim warranty/hidden damage to the WRX's front stabilizer bar. The way it's bent inwards can ONLY be from the wreck i had last year.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:20 PM

Lazy day (lazy month for that matter...).
Finally got a start on completely cleaning and "sterilizing" the interior of the wagon, now that I have off-street parking (still no garage dammit) and a workshop with all the gadgetry I need.
Began with the cargo area compartments. Everything under the lids and behind the plastic trim was covered in a layer of stuck on dust, down in the nooks and crannies was some mud, dog hair, bits and pieces of.... stuff. I'm hoping there aren't any dead animal bits when I dig deeper lol. Scraped, wiped, and used the bejeezus out of the new 1gal shop vac. Tomorrow I'm going to go ahead and strip all of the plastic out of the cargo area and finish the job, there's just too much dirt all up there.

#4913 Stubies Subie

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:32 PM

Lazy day (lazy month for that matter...).
Finally got a start on completely cleaning and "sterilizing" the interior of the wagon, now that I have off-street parking (still no garage dammit) and a workshop with all the gadgetry I need.
Began with the cargo area compartments. Everything under the lids and behind the plastic trim was covered in a layer of stuck on dust, down in the nooks and crannies was some mud, dog hair, bits and pieces of.... stuff. I'm hoping there aren't any dead animal bits when I dig deeper lol. Scraped, wiped, and used the bejeezus out of the new 1gal shop vac. Tomorrow I'm going to go ahead and strip all of the plastic out of the cargo area and finish the job, there's just too much dirt all up there.


I was planning on doing the same thing to my wagon this weekend, but had to put a radiator in my girlfriends celica and climb up on the house roof and clean gutters, so maybe next weekend I'll get to do some serious wagon cleaning

#4914 SmashedGlass

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:31 AM

Lol, I did the gutters cleaning thing when I visited out here back in May, prior to moving. Hopefully won't have to do it again until sometime in November when we lose leaves.

#4915 Stubies Subie

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:14 AM

Lol, I did the gutters cleaning thing when I visited out here back in May, prior to moving. Hopefully won't have to do it again until sometime in November when we lose leaves.


I changed some of my plans around for sunday, so I get to do an interior clean on the loyale after all :D

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:22 PM

Moved the '85 BRAT from yard to garage. Been sitting outside for 2 weeks now. Been keeping it in the garage, just to abate anymore weathering of it.

Had to do the jump-start thing though.
Seems someone was thinking of playing around with it, they left the key "on".
They wouldn't have gotten to far in it though. Pretty sure the tank is about empty.
Low Fuel light has been on for some time, but she still comes in handy for moving stuff about the yard. Haven't put any gas in it for quite some time, and the light has been on since I took it off the road back in June this year.

#4917 Stubies Subie

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:21 AM

I changed some of my plans around for sunday, so I get to do an interior clean on the loyale after all :D


I didn't get to do a complete interior clean, the grand daughter came over, and wanted to go do a a gazillion things at once which didn't leave me a whole lot of time to work on the interior of the wagon, so I vacuumed the drivers area than fixed the sagging falling down carpet and got it anchored like it was supposed to be, just before we loaded up the dog (who I swear acts like she's never ridden in a car before) and the grand daughter so we could go play at a very muddy rain soaked park ...with said dog ...

now the car seats got mud all over them, but at least the carpet glue is still sticking ...

#4918 SmashedGlass

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:36 AM

I also did not get around to tearing the back half out of the wagon. I started to... then realized I'm going to have to do it all over again when I either paint (Dupli vinyl & fabric) the interior paneling, or cover them in fabric. So I put it all back together for now.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

Last Saturday I swapped in a good motor into my 94 Loyale out of a 91 Loyale. The check engine lamp was on since swap. Ran onboard code test and found code 55. Hmmmm? Exhaust temp sensor open or shorted. Got to pocking around and found that the 91 did not have a temp sensor where the 94 did. Easy. Swap engine wire harnes and drill and tap manifold and install sensor. Light fixed.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:56 PM

Just bought a new heater core for the brat. Guess what sort of fun i'll be having in a few days.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:11 PM

I bought this thing for $900

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It needs a clutch, oil pan, and head gaskets. I have all the clutch stuff except tob clips, and an oilpan. It should be a fairly easy job and get me a nice car.

#4922 soobie_newbie67

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:17 PM

Yeah. I was gonna say....... we have 3 Chevy trucks with that same mirror.

Dang. I was intending to reply to another post xD. Last post pg 490

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:26 AM

I bought this thing for $900
It needs a clutch, oil pan, and head gaskets. I have all the clutch stuff except tob clips, and an oilpan. It should be a fairly easy job and get me a nice car.


Sweet find!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:52 PM

I swore a lot at rock auto today.... I ordered two new front brake calipers/brackets for my GL. The right one fit on no problem. The left one... There's more distance between the mounting holes on the bracket. Also on the caliper, couldn't put it on the old bracket. WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?! They have the same part number, except for the last digit to denote R/L.

Fortunately the right side was frozen up good and solid, so I can drive it. The left one is OK, but getting crusty. I just needed that car mobile again.
On monday I'll have to call 'em up to see what's going on.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:55 AM

I swore a lot at rock auto today.... I ordered two new front brake calipers/brackets for my GL. The right one fit on no problem. The left one... There's more distance between the mounting holes on the bracket. Also on the caliper, couldn't put it on the old bracket. WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?! They have the same part number, except for the last digit to denote R/L.

Fortunately the right side was frozen up good and solid, so I can drive it. The left one is OK, but getting crusty. I just needed that car mobile again.
On monday I'll have to call 'em up to see what's going on.


definitely the downside to to mailorder biz - you can;t just drive back to the store and get an exchange.

that sucks. What brand? maybe the factory just boxed 'em up wrong?

(we've done that where i work - with embedded industrial computer boards!)




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