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  2. Yes, dash has to come out for that repair. Talk to the dealer, they should make it right.
  3. Hello all, I took my wife's 2005 Outback to the dealer about 2 years ago for a recall-mandated swap of the passenger-side airbag. Ever since then, the dash has been super-noisy -- creaks, squeaks, all kinds of noises -- when it's hot outside, when it's cold outside, just about any time. I'd like to figure out what's going on and fix it. Theory: the dealer takes the whole dash out to do the job, and they didn't tighten things up properly when reinstalling the dash. Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Tired of the creaky dashboard in Watertown, Mass. Jeff
  4. Aluminum, to be specific. It transfers a lot of heat energy into the adjacent parts, without burning things. Extremely helpful.
  5. 6 Star

    Ea82 rear subframe bushings

    Further down on this page https://www.subaruparts.com/v-1992-subaru-loyale--base--1-8l-h4-gas/rear-suspension--rear-suspension Shows another diagram for rear suspension. Part #3, Trailing Arm Bushing is still available. Part #7, Crossmember Assembly Bushing is discontinued. The strip of rubber I mentioned earlier only acts to fill the gap left by deteriorated or squished bushings on the Mustache bar. Usually one on top and/or bottom to act like a sandwich. But you are not dealing with the mustache bar...
  6. Ionstorm66

    Suspension improvements for Subaru Loyale

    I did my front struts with the second gen KIA springs. Fit like a glove. I did notice my new struts are longer. The old ones are the original Subaru 4WD, and new ones are 4WD Gabriel
  7. Ionstorm66

    Suspension improvements for Subaru Loyale

    Got everything swapped over and it's all good now. My bushing were totally shagged out. I also trimmed the spring perches on the rear struts just to be sure. You can see the undercoat on the perch. Here is all the rubbing that was happening. When I was on a corner, and hit a bump the perch was going under the lip and slamming. All the rear bushings looked like this. This is with the car off the ground, so it had to get worse with some weight.
  8. I see now that the spacer you're torching is metal - I thought that part up there was rubber.
  9. Ionstorm66

    The grey ghost - 1984 JDM Turbo sedan

    Not the best fix but you can refurb crush washers. Anneal them by heating cherry red and dropping in a bucket of water. Then use sandpaper on a flat surface like plate glass, and flatten both sides.
  10. Everything was reusable after heating that up. And it made a HUGE difference.
  11. Single headlight will just plug into the outer light of the quads that seals with hi and low beam. Parkers and indicators should be the same wiring, not hard to swap a plug if you need to but I reckon you’d be able to just move the light fitting between the two units and use what you already have in there. As for the cyclops light. Probably easier to run a separate loom over the factory stuff in the recipient vehicle. Cheers Bennie
  12. KiwiGL

    The grey ghost - 1984 JDM Turbo sedan

    New radiator, dual e fans, thermostat replaced, and a bad idler bearing replaced. Just waiting on a coolant hose and extra temp sensor. I have also spotted what looks like a coolant leak from the coolant return pipe where it bolts onto the turbo. Anyone have a lead for the copper crush washers for this? I suspect this may be the source of my slow coolant leak. Old thermostat was super crusty and definitely in need of replacing. Old hoses also pretty crusty internally, I would hate to think what the old radiator looked like inside... Then I need to do the diff seals and replace all the front CV boots, and she's done! Will also bleed brakes and do trans fluid, looked a little dirty when I pulled the cooling hose off the radiator. Power steering fluid was pristine... Until I stupidly pulled off the reservoir without draining it...
  13. KiwiGL

    Gertie (the L series touring wagon)

    Thanks mate! Unfortunately the vinyl didn't quite stick to the fronts where plastic bends out slightly, but they still look way better than they did! It now has a flat battery though. I wonder if the dual fans have killed the alternator... Was a warm day the other day and they kicked in a few times. Kept the temps down nicely though!
  14. I suppose if you know exactly what you want, you can find a bargain. I won't write them off completely just yet. Thanks for your reply.
  15. Could of lost a few teeth on the timing belt, so its skipping around. Pull the dizzy cap and make sure the rotor spins evenly.
  16. Ionstorm66

    Ea82 rear subframe bushings

    Part 10 is the rear subframe/trailing arm mount. I know the round hole in the front has a rubber bushing like the mustache bar/diff brace. Maybe ea81s are different, but there is no way to use a strip of rubber to replace the bushings on a ea82 mustache bar. That are a pretty standard shaped bushing. Round bush with flared ends.
  17. You're saying it won't turn over at all now? If that is the case check the battery power and connections at the battery and ground connections. Sometimes bad Ground and/or bad Battery Connections are the demon... Put the correct size socket on the crank pulley bolt and spin the engine over with a big ratchet or cheater bar to see that nothing has locked up or started to stick in the rotating assembly of the engine. I know its metric, but 7/8 fits well. Once the car is turning over and or starting again: Check that you are getting spark at all 4 ends of the spark plug wires, and that they are in the right order as el_freddo says. If that all checks out; maybe you still have a problem with dirty fuel? How old is the gas in the tank? Sometimes a dose of Stabil, Lucas Fuel Injector Cleaner, Heat, and/or all of the above work. Also, on 3rd gens (EA82s) there are TWO fuel filters... you only mention replacing one.
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    Ea82 rear subframe bushings

    You talkin' 'bout the Mustache Bar or the Torsion Bar? Have seen the Mustache Bar Bushings repaired/replaced with re-purposed strips of thick rubber, with a hole cut through the middle of them. Edit: ...there isn't a torsion bar in EA82s, D'oh... You're talking about part # 9, rear trailing arm? https://www.subaruparts.com/v-1992-subaru-loyale--base--1-8l-h4-gas/rear-suspension--rear-suspension
  19. Makes Sense... Will have to look at some wiring diagrams, and just look at the two vehicle's setups side by side. For this purely aesthetic mod, it will have to be off in the future when more important tasks have been completed. However it is nice to get the thought-train going on these fun projects.
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  21. That is, if the trick works. With my last order I couldn't avoid it being broken into three shipments, two from Rock and one shipped directly from Enginetech. Still, even with all that shipping factored in, it totaled a fraction of what I would have paid here. And don't dismiss the wreckers - you can get an awful lot of perfectly serviceable stuff for next to nothing that might be cost-prohibitive new. I'm partial to the self-serve yards, as we have three in the city, two of them pick+pull. They're based in CA, but it looks like you're a couple of hours from their nearest location (near Salinas).
  22. If you are buying other stuff, a 'trick' at RA to save on shipping is to choose stuff (hoses, clamps, radiator cap or thermostat, etc.) that all comes from the same warehouse. As for Amazon, I have had good luck with car parts from there. It's good that you are being careful and asking questions because it is very disheartening to deal with 'mailorder' returns. I sometimes don't mind paying some extra for a local biz to get my money. They often give better advice, will pull parts for you to measure/compare with at the counter, can often order the same stuff as an online store and sometimes match prices if you ask.
  23. If the pinouts are different you can take the extra connectors from the harnesses you are using and make an adapter without having to modify the ones you're using. Take the light side from the 86 and body aide from the donor. Make any wiring change you need between the two, and connect it in the middle.
  24. RockAuto Customer Service <service@rockauto.com> But again, I challenge you to pose a question they're capable of answering. When you look at their prices you'll understand why they're a zero-service company - they exist to move product at volume at the lowest possible price, and that's all. I'm not dissing them at all - they're my first stop for most parts. There are exceptions, one being specific components (e.g. the timing parts often discussed here) where you need to be picky about manufacturer for reasons of quality; another being that there are cases (e.g. brake rotors) in which the weight causes shipping cost to negate the savings over local purchase. Otherwise, fill your boots.
  25. I took out a tape measure and measured the dimensions as best as I could with the radiator in the car and the numbers seemed to match the specs +/- a half inch. I suppose I should remove the radiator and measure it again to get a more accurate reading. Thanks for sharing your customer service experience. I guess they have enough business to service the masses but not enough manpower to answer anything that doesn't apply to their current list of stocked parts. I could not find any e-mail links on their site. Did you fill out a webform or did you get a real e-mail address? Makes perfect sense to me. That's the answer I was looking for. Presently, I'm leaning toward the purchase of the Amazon radiator. Thanks to everyone for all of your replies.
  26. the "plastic cap" i was referring to is the entire plastic section of the radiator (sometimes top/bottom, sometimes sides, depending on application) - the plastic is factory sealed to the metal part and cannot be serviced.
  27. no, transmission type does not matter, unless you specifically need the cooling tubes for an auto... you can use the same radiator in a manual just fine, just cap the tube ends to keep dirt out (they should come with caps on them) It is far more cost effective for the manufacturers to make one radiator that will work in both applications than to make 2 different versions.
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