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#5551 1-3-2-4

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:22 PM

Kroil FTW!



#5552 marcusgl10z28

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:03 PM

I ran bad bearings for about 3 years... the niose was so LOUD! And it would shake the car and shake violently

a couple ball bearing in the frond were missing a couple chunks and one cage was split in half clean...

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:37 AM

I haven't posted in awhile. My 87' GL had some surface rust in the back from a rear ending. Also the rear window latches were gone and the bailing wire was not cutting it.

 

1.) I took off the window/rubber seal on both sides, the tailights and bumper (an plate).

2.) Next used a mix of an angle grinder with a wire brush and some paint stripper til I was satisfied I had removed as much rust as possible. Worked well!

3.A) Primed, painted. Duplicolor was way off, so I didn't buy more and just used a completely different color so as to finish the job and prevent rust.

4.A) I used some roofing chauling to seal the windows. XO bad idea.

 

----I decided I'd hunt down some better paint and redo it at some later time. This was near the end of fall.

 

So I found some Honda paint and glitter clear coat that gets really close to the stock paint, and I've been stocking up on it.

 

What with the miscolored stripes and patches, and a streak of "warm" weather, I stopped procrastinating and took apart the back end again.

Mind you, this was just before the midwest got slammed with the snow, and later, artic temps, we had a few "warm" days right beforehand. codswalloping perfect timing, thanks to that the paint doesn't look as great, because.. well, half the time it was freezing instead of drying.

I taped up the car and painted on section right on NY Eve. ...after a wicked hangover, I continued on the day after the next. That was when the cold was setting in, had no choice but to pick up the pace.

 

3. B) So anyways, I did the whole back end, and went for a better look as I hated the patches of paint from before. I'll post pics of that later.

4. B) Also, used Gorilla tape and a razor to reseal the back windows, that worked like a charm.

Forgot to mention, since fall I've:

 

5.) Done some maintenance:

replaced some caps around the car, the gas cap included. I drove around in that gasoline chamber for so long before I realized it was just an old gas cap seal... XO, smell's 100% gone now.

replaced the driver's CV shaft,
and got a seat cover and warmer :D,

packed and taped up the rear CV joints as the boots are cracked (and I've heard about the headaches involved with replacing those),

 

6.) Also, got my steelies blasted and painted and slapped on a new set of winters literally just in time for our first snow).

Found a set of white subaru grid hub caps, cleaned the years of brake dust off of those and slapepd them on.

7.) Replaced my barnyard special of a radio antannae (literally a rusty steel rod, wtf man.. oh well looks liek the last guy had a budget lol)

with an OEM Corolla one, WOW I can hear twice the amount of stations now.

8.) WD-40ed (bumpers) and Armoralled all the grey trim, so that it's HEY black now.

 

 

I'll post pics of what I can.

Plans for the future:

I want to install a Weber (the carb! although a hatchback tailgate special... hmm)

Brake fluid flush, coolant flush.

 

Recently, thankfully after I passed my emissions test (with flying colors, I'm impressed), my center Catylytic converter started rattling really bad.

I'm good for one year on the emissions test, so to put off buying a cat, I though I could cut it out and connect the piping.

...or better yet, a cheap expansion/magnification chamber. Whatever it's called, a chamber to boost my boxer's song.

I had to get a muffler when I bought the car, and did it so quick I never considered a cherry bomb. At this point it wouldn't make sense to switch, but this could make a world of a difference.

 

Anybody know if this is doable? Would I have backflow issues? I'm going to make a post on this but any help here would be appreciated.

 










































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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:59 AM

That's a bunch of things, well done!
 
About the Catalytic converter... I removed both on my EA82 wagon more than twenty years ago, and welded there straight 2" pipes, the thing has been working awesome since then, it improves the exhaust flow and decreases the workin' temp a little, while adds a louder tone; but I don't need to pass emission tests here.
 
So I bet that welding a straight pipe there, is the way to go; 'till you can obtain another catalytic converter; maybe a junk yard one in good shape will be enough.
 
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:27 PM

Cool, I guess I'll go the simple route. Getting a section of pipe in would be really cheap as opposed to experimenting with that chamber.

 

Here's a few extra pics of my car now:

 









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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:45 PM

That's a bunch of things, well done!
 
About the Catalytic converter... I removed both on my EA82 wagon more than twenty years ago, and welded there straight 2" pipes, the thing has been working awesome since then, it improves the exhaust flow and decreases the workin' temp a little, while adds a louder tone; but I don't need to pass emission tests here.
 
So I bet that welding a straight pipe there, is the way to go; 'till you can obtain another catalytic converter; maybe a junk yard one in good shape will be enough.
 
Kind Regards.

 

I also cut mine out and ran a straight pipe in it's place. Sounds fantastic and I STILL passed my emissions with flying colors. However, they only look for 1 converter and sniff the tailpipe on the dyno. Still 600 ppm under the limit. I do have an SPFI EA82 though... YRMV.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:36 PM

To add to the discussion above, I also replaced my cat with a straight pipe and put a magna flow @ the rear. It has a nice warble to it now but it is a touch loud. I don't set off car alarms but I do make them chirp. I love it.

#5558 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:26 PM

My "BumbleBeast" does activate all car alarms around,

 

but with the Weber on Full Throttle!

 

Not with the Exhaust ...  :D ...

 

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:29 PM

KROLL ! Must be written by someone in cold climate appreciating an oil burning furnace in their garage or shop. Aren't they just fantaastic, the ducks guts, awesome heater !!



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:35 PM

I've got a 70,000 BTU heater I filled it up with diesel about 3 weeks ago, nice to be outside in the cold and taking off the jacket.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 07:03 PM

Finally warm enough  to deal with the super leaky oil pan.  Lots of sludge at the bottom, not surprised by how the PO treated this car.  Took almost an hour to get the old cork gasket off, finally burned to off with my trusty little torch.  Had a bolt that had broken off and managed to get that out.  The cork gasket I ordered off of Amazon doesn't line up very well, so I think I will buy some ultra grey and try that. Still need to locate one bolt for the pan.  No wonder why it leaked so much, probably hasn't been changed in 15 years, the gasket looked just like the valve covers that I replaced a few months ago.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:20 PM

today i wired in some PIAA 400hz and 600hx horns that i got of the list for 20 buck and i also wired some PIAA 1400x lights for reverse lights . i mounted them on either side of the licenses plate and ran the wires threw a hole i drilled in the top of the licenses plate light . they came out great and are extremely bright . they are a great combo with my CREE l.e.d lights that i have in thee stock reverse light spots. i also got those PIAA lights brand new off the list for 50 bucks.I will probably post pic's here or on my build page under my 92 loyale build



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:21 AM

I'm new to this message board, but super glad to be here!  Also, super glad there's a spot for the "older" Subaru's!  I have most recently removed the EA82T motor and trans from my 87 GL-10 wagon.  "Why" you ask?  Because, if you must know, I'm prepping it for an EJ20G and trans. I acquired these items from http://jdmorlandoinc.com/.  

 

Will post pics as i take them for all those interested!  

 

 



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:39 AM

Welcome:) 

 

Yes, we Love Photos here, so I Kindly suggest you to start your own car's thread, at the "Member's Rides" section.

 

Good Luck!

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:27 PM

I dont know if id mentioned that I put some 205x75-14 Hankook Ipikes on my 84....so here's me mentioning it! Love those things!
And today was a gorgeous day, so i finally got around to replacing the right rear wheel bearing that has been making a racket for a while. Wasnt too tough...
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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:56 PM

EJ22e/Ej25d hybrid

 




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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:50 AM

Been awhile since Ive posted much done to Ned... Hes just been racking up the miles getting me from Point A to Point B.

 

Now sitting at just over 197K (getting close to the 200 mark! -- at least on the odometer) 

 

I love working Saturdays at my job... I get to pull Ned into the warm garage... Start with this:

 

and after my arm hurts like hell (one polish buff and then one wax buff) I get this:

 

Could finally see myself in the paint... and it was quite soft. Im gonna order a clay bar kit, and a better orbital because the one we were gonna use just wasnt gonna do what we needed it to (works great on new paint, but needing to take 28 years out of the paint wasnt in its job description)

 

Been doing a little bit of work on my 7th Subaru (if you count parts cars, otherwise shes number 6)

Shes got some cool upgrades.... but needs more supporting mods.

319whp and 362 wtq with a Cold Air Intake, Blouch 2.5 dominator turbo (ball bearing), Turboxs intercooler, tein coilovers, xxr530 18X8.75, invidia catless downpipe, invidia N1 exhaust. I need to get the timing belt water pump done, ID1000 injectors, Perrin EBCS, DW300 fuel pump, catless uppipe and a mishimoto radiator in there soon.. my hope is for 365whp and 400wtq. But we will see. Visually I want a carbon fibre trunk with lip, rear diffuser, seibon cf hood (with bigger scoop) and possibly the roof wrapped.

 

Ned will not be ignored though. After taxes Im putting an EJ22 in him... Might have to wait actually until Im daily driving the Rex (she is unnamed thus far) so Ned can be put under the knife for awhile without making work difficult



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:34 PM

I dont know if id mentioned that I put some 205x75-14 Hankook Ipikes on my 84....so here's me mentioning it! Love those things!
And today was a gorgeous day, so i finally got around to replacing the right rear wheel bearing that has been making a racket for a while. Wasnt too tough...
So then wrapping it up, i decided to take some poseur driveway shotsattachicon.gifimage.jpgattachicon.gifimage.jpg

 

Ahh nice shots, so that's why your front passenger fender is buckled in! :P



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:21 AM

Ahh nice shots, so that's why your front passenger fender is buckled in! :P


Theyve both been mangled and hammered back. Actually, the whole car is bent...had a "fell asleep at 50mph dukes of hazzard moment" a few years back. Hit a ditch, launched off of a driveway culvert...airborn for 28 feet!
Still handles fine, so whatever.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:31 PM

Theyve both been mangled and hammered back. Actually, the whole car is bent...had a "fell asleep at 50mph dukes of hazzard moment" a few years back. Hit a ditch, launched off of a driveway culvert...airborn for 28 feet!
Still handles fine, so whatever.

 

:o ! That's impressive!



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:47 AM

:o ! That's impressive!

LOL SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME OUT IN BALD HILLS!!!



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:37 PM

Theyve both been mangled and hammered back. Actually, the whole car is bent...had a "fell asleep at 50mph dukes of hazzard moment" a few years back. Hit a ditch, launched off of a driveway culvert...airborn for 28 feet!
Still handles fine, so whatever.

YIKES :eek:

 

I didn't realize, sorry man. Atleast with our Soobs we can just drag it back into to the garage and make em rise again lol

 

A friend of mine a few years ago did the same, fell asleep on a cold morning on the way to Uni. Rear ended somebody in his TT

It must have cost half the cars value to repair.

...going off topic a bit, that combined with the usual Audi headaches (electrical repairs and something else), he came so close to "totaling" his car in repairs.

It added up to like $13k

 

I'll stick with my Beataru haha!!



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:37 AM

just got 4 brand new KYB shocks for the 82 GL wagon. Is there anything els i should look for? any easy upgrades while im doing the shocks? The front shocks were pretty much completely blown so just the new ones alone are going to improve the ride a lot more. Thanks!



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:19 AM

My first real attempt at bodywork, making a smooth hood.

Took about 5 days keeping the garage/materials workable w/small salamander, (cough). Painted roof rails, too.

Strut rod bushings, + a washer each side, a bit of pounding on the front flaps & fenders got the little bit of clearance I needed.

Tweaked the alignment -running good and straight now.

Weber swap went awesome -except the JBweld did not want to set up on the cold intake. Using the Transdapt -looks great! Someday warm I'll get the edges all smoothed out. Fortunately had a 'Y" fuel fitting from an old carb. Found the perfect little linkage piece in my scrap pile, too! 

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Went for a test drive and immediately a guy in an older legacy wagon pulled up -said he'd never seen a 4wd before! So I tried to run him and ended up dumping it from 2nd into 5th :o kept up! -But it's been a Long time since I've gotten a ticket, so I backed off...

 



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:26 PM

...Weber swap went awesome -except the JBweld did not want to set up on the cold intake. Using the Transdapt -looks great! Someday warm I'll get the edges all smoothed out. Fortunately had a 'Y" fuel fitting from an old carb. Found the perfect little linkage piece in my scrap pile, too! ...

 

I'm Glad to Know that your Weber Swap went Good!

 

Did you changed the main Jettings?

 

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