I put in some XT6 front seats in the Loyale
and now am currently doing an EJ22 swap. http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/showthread.php?t=103355
Nice switch! If I find and XT6 at the yard, that's worth doing.
My Loyale just became my daily driver after the other car (not a Subaru) died unexpectedly. Recent stuff to get it up to snuff:
-Had exhaust leak and broken pipe welded (rear pipe separated from front of muffler--man, it sounded great!)
-Replaced gas pistons on hatch (from junkyard)
-Replaced passenger seat belt track, motor (hadn't worked for 10+ yrs), and the interior plastic trim around the door (from junkyard)
-Fixed ground fault in 4WD switch at shifter boot base
-New front rotors & pads
-New timing belts. Left the covers off--yes, I've already been scolded, but the screw lugs were either cracked or rotated freely (perhaps overtorqued previously or just aged), so oh well...
-New oil pump. Pressure sender included w/ new pump (from Subaru dealer) didn't work. Switched in the old sender w/ the new pump, works fine, although pressure seems lower than before. Need to get mech. gauge to double-check and maybe install a mech. pressure gauge permanently.
-New water pump
-New front seals (cams & crank)
-New accessory belts
-Replace rear shoes and possibly drums
-Perhaps some spray bomb racing stripes from the grille all the way back to the hatch. The clear coat's just about gone on the roof. If you don't take pride in your car's beauty (external, at least), why not have some fun with it?
-R134a conversion, but this can wait till spring.
Edited by mcrae0104, 22 September 2009 - 01:24 AM.