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  2. That's definitely an option, right through the narrow part of the slip joint. I guess what I'm really wondering is whether it's worth trying to keep this shaft going (I guess I'd have a new u-joint welded onto the rear?). Or, if I want AWD should I just replace the whole shaft anyway. If the latter, then I'll definitely cut this one in half for now and keep the car going. Better to save money for something more reliable than keep sinking funds into this one.
  3. GeneralDisorder

    Mountain Grizzly Vinyl Photos

    Call Earl about getting some made: https://retroautodecals.mysimplestore.com/
  4. Maybe it's just me, but what are you talking about? lol
  5. You can wire an inverter into any 12v car. Nothing unique about a Subaru. GD
  6. Hey all. My cig lighter power plug is shot, will be replacing ASAP, but I was wondering if anyone had successfully wired into a 90s era, mine is a 95 legacy L wagon, but a power outlet of any sort? possibly one of the later power outlets I see advertised? just wondering. I’d sure rather have 110 plugs rather than the adapter thing. thanks ’97
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  8. So I've got a 2000 Legacy Outback with a bad U-joint in the propeller shaft. I pulled it out but did not find the two-piece OEM shaft that I was expecting. Instead it looks like a one-piece shaft? See images. I'm fairly certain the car has the original shaft in it. I have a good maintenance record from the previous owner and there's no mention of replacing the shaft. Did some Outbacks ship with a one-piece? Also, if it's not OEM what are the odds this has serviceable U-joints? How would I tell other than taking it to a shop? With the age of this car (230,000 miles) and other problems I was planning on just removing the rear half of the drive shaft and running it FWD for another year until I can afford something with lower mileage. But this throws a wrench into that plan.
  9. Oil consumption is normal. If you run synthetic it shouldn't increase much over the life of the engine. It's also a good thing for fuel economy. Low tension rings are now the norm. Get used to it and learn to appreciate the engineering and added fuel economy. You are laboring under the assumption that oil consumption is both unnatural and unwanted. It is neither. This is not 1980 and engines are not built to have zero consumption anymore. It is not possible to meet the EPA requirements and the increasing demand for economy without reducing friction and thus increasing consumption. GD
  10. Dunno what your checks are like in CT, but here in Ohio, "IF" there is an issue getting the OBD II connector to work with their diagnostic electronics i.e. it refuses to "connect" i.e. "talk" to each other, they'll instead do a straight-up tailpipe test on the rollers at lower speeds assuming there is no CEL or signs of tampering with the cats. Lots of engines can actually pass the tail pipe portion if they are running OK. I ran into issues with a crimping backing out of an OBD II port w/o realizing at the time, and the roller test was offered which it passed. I've also seen a 306 AND a 351W, in '79 and '80 Mustangs that both came with 2.3L turbo/2.3L NA engines pass the 2.3L limits with nothing more than quad/dual cats, small cam, and carb tweaking, back when our limits were more stringent. All about how good it's running.
  11. can you send a picture of the brat front brush guard and what you would sell for please.  Lonnie Michaud  Berwick maine  lonmich@comcast.net or text/call 2072894331  Thanks

  12. Here you go. The H6 engine uses a chain instead of a timing belt. https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/2003-subaru-outback-h6-30-v6/6624231036.html I can check it out if you like. Larry
  13. el_freddo

    Wire Harness for EA to EJ swap.

    Yeah what Scott said. If going an ej25 harness, why not run an ej25? Cheers Bennie
  14. i am not sure the original ecu failed and i had to replace it with a used one but im not sure what year it came from all i know is that it was the same number ecu as what was in there originally. the car is a 1998 but again not sure what year car the ecu came from. i have not tried to take it to emissions yet ive been putting that off until i need to re register the car becuase ct will allow one fail if its the first fail and still let you re register the car.
  15. It’s been a frustrating week. Calmini (the company that made my broken gears) isn’t replying to my emails. So I ordered 6.4 gears from Low Range Offroad. They get hear today and they are the wrong gears. They sent me 4.16 which is what I have already. And of course they where closed for the day by the time I realized what happened. That means a whole weekend waisted. I could have had the transfercase all back together. And that probably means I’ll miss WCSS again.
  16. Subaru Scott

    Wire Harness for EA to EJ swap.

    No, just remove all the unnecessary wires from the engine donor harness and add it in the vehicle to run the engine systems. The rest of the wiring can remain unchanged. Just have to parallel connections at the ignition switch and instrumentation, and run wiring to the new fuel pump. Easy peasy.
  17. Subaru Scott

    Seeking engine advice

    I daily my 83. Sure, it needs attention from time to time, but certainly not any more than other older cars. Parts are sometimes hard to come by, but not impossible. Just depends on how hard you're willing to try. I'm positive, if you look long enough, you could find a good used engine to drop in and be on your merry way. There have been a few offered here on this forum, sometimes for free! Going EJ22 is also an excellent alternative, and really not that difficult. If the body is in good shape, then it's worth, in my opinion, putting a little time and money in to have yourself a cool, retro ride that will be a fun, dependable car with the right care. I love the 2nd generation styling more and more as they, or I, or both, get older.
  18. ClassySoob

    Wire Harness for EA to EJ swap.

    Thank you. So will I need to swap out all the wiring with my 85? Would a harness form a 2.5 work?
  19. now , bending the prongs is a good idea - thanks for sharing ! I just got my shipment from Rockauto via a 5 year sojourn in WA state. Had two US made oil filler caps in it. new seals Meanwhile I stuffed more glue under the seal in the cap, painted it a sexy yellow to make it look more modern - driver only need check yellow things ....
  20. jono

    Seeking engine advice

    there you go, ask for advice, get more differing opinions than you could think of...now is it worse ?? The EA81 has so few parts, cant think what GD cant get !! The only negative I can think of about the EA81 is on the battery post !!
  21. jono

    Seeking engine advice

    I once had same with a Mazda TC 1300cc engine. Went to buy the alternator ended up driving the car home and all over the place with this mad loud solid knock. Stripped engine to find little end bush spread everywhere. Had a machine shop knock up a bush for the one rod, slapped it all back together and found more noise, pulled apart again to do other three little ends. Back together. Noise still there. head off, valves out, found loose valve seat, so tried a super expoxy glue to hold it in - in my learning days :D. Worked for an hour or so. head off again to centre punch material of head to retain valve. back together with fourth new head gasket. Engine ran so sweet after all that and showed no signs that it had grated little end from Arthur to Martha internally beforehand. Based on this experience. I say go for fixing up yer old EA81 As for daily driver, I have been in GEN2 Brumbies for twenty years. Not only love their loyalty but their clear view all around for the driver in respect to traffic. Just that I am on my third one should not denigrate the fact they have been faithful for over a total of more than 600,000 km for me, despite being well used but rescued
  22. noticed it is on my EA82T import cam boxes on the topside. never recall taking notice of them ever before !
  23. Thanks all for the feedback, I know Subarus are known for reliability, but as all vehicles, at some point something has to go. I'm very particular when purchasing used vehicles- maybe more luck than skill, but my last several used rides all pan out real well. @mikec03, that's a good principle, I've never heard that one before.
  24. el_freddo

    Seeking engine advice

    Wow, I missed the downer alert! Seems that it sucks to be in America for "old skool" subarus. I daily my brumby and the L series comes out on a regular basis too, usually for long distance 4wd touring. If you really want it you'll find a way to do it Cheers Bennie
  25. New to the forum! I picked up my first Subaru in April: '84 GL sedan. It's the definition of poverty-spec and I assume one of very few FWD models anyone bothered to keep going this long. There's some rust along the rockers and a few other kinks still to work out, but it's exactly my kind of car and I'm enjoying it so far. It's one-owner and 100% original, with plans to keep it that way.
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  27. That was the intent. Handy list for when we do finally happen upon parts cars. Good luck on the ceiling liner. I think 74-77 Stage one same model will work.
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