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#6201 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:49 AM

My Subaru "BumbleBeast" keeps working Flawlessly, but recently the Brake Lamps' Sensor started to Fail; so I Changed it with a stronger, aftermarket unit, which works perfect; I only had to swap the pigtail connector with my soldering gun, and Voilá!

 

 

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#6202 jonas

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

It was going to be (without the tailgate) $450.00 for the standard or $525.00 for the premium that has the UV blocker in it; I paid the $525.00.

 

This was also after attempts at making Duplicolor Bed Armor work; that stuff is horrible - even with proper preparation. After 5-6 days of letting the small panels cure with the Bed Armor - I was able to score it with my thumbnail - not cool.

 

I also took a whole weekend sanding out every bit of rust that I could find - surface or deep. Then I did the POR-15 cleaner spray, metal prep spray, then 2-3 coats of POR-15... knowing that the guys at Line-X would sand most of that down. I wanted to be sure every little place that the bed liner didn't reach was sealed by the POR-15; and I also did this to explore/inspect every bit of the bed before the liner went down.

 

Honestly I was a bit apprehensive spending that much...

  • But I saw a friends Rhino Liner and while it was hard and it stuck, it also dulled to a grey.
  • The guys at the shop seemed genuinely interested in the Brat; there was another guy who brought in a new Tacoma and they treated him way different (even though his was going to be more expensive).
  • The guys at the shop answered every question I had before I did the job.
  • I also work at a location where people spend gobs of money for things that wont last nearly as long as the liner... so that made me man up and spend the money.

 


You forgot the new liner smells like cake batter!



#6203 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:18 PM

My Subaru "BumbleBeast" keeps working Flawlessly, but recently the Brake Lamps' Sensor started to Fail; so I Changed it with a stronger, aftermarket unit, which works perfect; I only had to swap the pigtail connector with my soldering gun, and Voilá!

 

 

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Kind Regards.

 

I almost had to do that on my BRAT before I realized it was just the wire breaking off the connector.

So that's one thing to look at for future reference of the noobies around here.

Check your connector and the base wiring before you run to replace something electrical.

It may just be a simple fix with a soldering gun and some new shrink/tape.

 

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:46 PM

Finally! Got my old crusty GL moving under its own power again. Its only been since february....5 speed swap is done, new front axles, pads and rotors, all new fluids, yadda yadda yadda.
Rolled up the windows, and turned the air on to keep the dirt road out of the car, and was assaulted by rodent nesting material. Thats just...thats just great

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#6205 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 12:01 AM

... 5 speed swap is done, new front axles, pads and rotors, all new fluids, yadda yadda yadda...

 

Awesome, but where are the Photos;) 

 

 

 

...It may just be a simple fix with a soldering gun and some new shrink/tape...

 

Yes.

In my Case, I was the culprit who caused the Fail of that sensor, let me Explain:

 

Long years ago, the Brake Pedal's return spring developed a squeaking sound every time it was pressed and also when it was released; so tired of that, some months ago I Shot some bursts of PB Blaster penetrating oil and then some shots of White lithium grease... the horrid noise went away, but short time after that, the sensor started to fail.

 

At first, I removed that for deep cleansing but was almost impossible, the grease & oil found its way inside and preventing the electrical contact somehow; so I obtained the aftermarket unit, which I consider to be "Stronger" due to its full metallic pin, and the resistance that the internal spring has... or maybe the old one has become weak with age...

 

Anyhow, I have brake lights once again.

 

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 17 August 2014 - 12:03 AM.


#6206 Turbone

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:36 PM

Guess I can finally post a pic of the finished product and before heading out to WCSS yesterday morning.

 



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:44 PM

Guess I can finally post a pic of the finished product and before heading out to WCSS yesterday morning.

 

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Fantastic!



#6208 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:45 PM

Guess I can finally post a pic of the finished product and before heading out to WCSS yesterday morning.

 

 

Charcoal Black! ... Thumbup.jpg ... Lookin' really Awesome, Good Job!

 

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 17 August 2014 - 09:46 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:40 PM

I'm already planning on changing the look a little. A metallizer is available and I might change the color of the wheels some. 



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:57 PM

Did  a weber swap a couple of weeks ago, carb & filter from JAM engineering, Chris was really good to deal with and the cost + shipping was very good. Ended up making an adapter like nissan people do using two of the original holes, tapped the two thru studs on manifold out to m8. I thought it turned out really well (After I messed the first one up reading my drawing wrong). Cars running well and fuel economy is on par with the hitatchi.

 

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Also got my nudge bar blasted then painted it and polished it up in places, looks good but still needs some work.
 

Also trying to machine the face of the alloy rims I got to clean them up, just a pain trying to work out the angles/radius of things.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:56 AM

Guess I can finally post a pic of the finished product and before heading out to WCSS yesterday morning.
 


That looks goood! If mine only had a straight body!

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:22 PM

Guess I can finally post a pic of the finished product and before heading out to WCSS yesterday morning.

 

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call me old fashioned, but not so fussed on the flat black, the gloss black always looked sparkled.

But each to their own, we can't all drive the same thing ;)

 

Still looks a great car. Everytime I see your car, I'm reminded how much I'd like a 3 door... :(



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:22 PM

Honestly, I thought I would like the matte finish more. But I'm beginning to believe that the original gloss was better.

Dipyourcar.com makes a glossifier and a metallizer, I might try one or the other.

And I can always peel the whole thing off if I really dont like it or get tired of it.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:44 PM

Replaced my passenger front wheel bearings friday before last, then had to replace the driver fronts just the next tuesday. Did the bfh mod to the door side of my front inner fenders 5 minutes ago because I'm tired of the tires rubbing, and as soon as I find a good thread I'm gonna either advance/retard my timing so I can run regular octane fuel instead of premium.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:58 PM

Oh yeah, I also made a skid plate for my oil pan. 1408409343248.jpg

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:06 PM

[quote name="Loyale 2.7 Turbo" post="1245052" timestamp="1408251671"]Awesome, but where are the Photos;) /quote]

I didnt really take any... Its not like it got new paint, new wheels and tires, or anything to make it look different. It sure does drive better...unfortunately, "scratch and drive" pictures arent technologically feasable. (Yet)

If you ever come up to colorado, i'll be happy to take you for a spin!

#6217 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:29 PM

Thank you!

 

Since I always take photos of all the Repairs and Modification procedures I do,

 

I always think that everybody does the same ...  :D ...

 

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:09 PM

The Weber I put on has been a waste of time and money so far, but I hustled my wiper motor like it owed me money and it started working again :D

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:43 PM

The Weber I put on has been a waste of time and money so far...

 

Why:confused: 

 

Could you elaborate further?

 

Maybe we could help you with some ideas...

 

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:45 PM

... Dipyourcar.com makes a glossifier and a metallizer, I might try one or the other...

 

I would Try the Metallizer,

 

maybe doing same colour to the rims also.

 

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:51 PM

32/36. DGEV. 140/140. 2.5 turns out mixture screw. No air leaks. Initial timing set to 10.

Car runs hotter. Dieseling for about 20 seconds. No additional power. Strong gas smell. No gas leaks. I do not know whether or not the fuel could boil over to exacerbate dieseling. Power band is smoother. Slight back fire/popping from carb. Doesn't seem like a lean condition back fire. Up hill floored in second can barely hold 30 mph. Strong exhaust pressure so cats unlikely.

#6222 spazomatic

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:43 PM

Thank you!
 
Since I always take photos of all the Repairs and Modification procedures I do,
 
I always think that everybody does the same ...  :D ...
 
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Its something i always remember after the fact. Im pretty A.D.D., so i really try to concentrate on getting it all done right, and applying band-aids to myself. My wife says, "if you arent bleeding, you must not be done yet"

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:44 PM

I Understand... Usually I bleed with some of the Repairs I do.

 

 


 

32/36. DGEV. 140/140. 2.5 turns out mixture screw. No air leaks. Initial timing set to 10.

Car runs hotter. Dieseling for about 20 seconds. No additional power. Strong gas smell. No gas leaks. I do not know whether or not the fuel could boil over to exacerbate dieseling. Power band is smoother. Slight back fire/popping from carb. Doesn't seem like a lean condition back fire. Up hill floored in second can barely hold 30 mph. Strong exhaust pressure so cats unlikely.

 
Move the Timing Forward to 20º and let us Know the Results.

 

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 18 August 2014 - 10:47 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:42 PM

I would Try the Metallizer,

 

maybe doing same colour to the rims also.

 

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I'm thinking more of the classic gold or copper for the wheels



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:55 PM

I Understand... Usually I bleed with some of the Repairs I do.

 

 


 

 
Move the Timing Forward to 20º and let us Know the Results.

 

Kind Regards.

 

 

Increasing the timing has helped a lot in driveability. Low end torque has increased. Dieseling has not decreased. 

 

I am surprised that these carbs can function while being so hot. If my holleys and edelbrocks ever got this hot the fuel would boil over right quick. 






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