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  1. 4 points
    Went out for some more desert adventures last weekend. This is a perfect car for the dirt roads in the Mojave. Most areas don’t require tons of ground clearance, and the independent suspension soaks up most of the smaller bumps with ease, especially with these larger tires.
  2. 3 points
    like the Aisin timing kits the best. They are worth the extra money as they include quality components. Especially a good water pump and idlers etc. Gates which used to be my go to, is off the list. They are a price leader, but had to replace 2 water pumps after months not years in the car. That was the end for me.
  3. 3 points
    That is a standard Bosch/GM NTC (thermistor) resistance value. You can use any $20 GM sensor in it's place. For example: https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-213-77-Original-Equipment-Temperature/dp/B000C9JS5C Or a Bosch unit (metric): https://www.bosch-motorsport.com/content/downloads/Raceparts/en-GB/53687307119081483.html#/Tabs=53698955/ Bosch also lists the values along with it. REALLY common stuff when you are doing standalone EFI setups and tuning. These are used everywhere - coolant temp, manifold temp, intake air temp, etc. They have brass, plastic, open element.... anything you could want and they are CHEAP. Bosch essentially set all these standards back in the 70's, GM adopted them along with a lot of Bosch components and rolled them into their Rochester Fuel Systems products and a couple billion GM products were built with Rochester (Bosch) injectors, temp sensors, and other bits. Subaru just copied GM because that's what they could buy cheap and it was essentially industry standard (and in many cases still is). GD
  4. 2 points
    XT6 brakes are the same as EA82. Same calipers and front hand brake set up.
  5. 2 points
    New ? Hmmm , mostly same old same old , paying bills , kids in college , miserable schedule I live , but the beer is great these days so why complain ?
  6. 2 points
    Neither. Rear's go straight to the front, front's cross to the rears. Unless you have directional tread. GD
  7. 2 points
    So the engine is out and I've found the culprit. One of the freeze plugs had popped out in the head. Just waiting for my water pump to arrive and I can do a pressure test on the cooling system to see if I need to delve deeper. Dropped the sump off and apart from a load of milky oil laying in the bottom it looks like the crank is in good condition. Also managed to free off the completely stuck distributor, given a clean up and back in. Good weekend so far.
  8. 2 points
    Simple check, make sure the 1" dia hose from the air filter/MAF is connected correctly to the IAC. The hose may be off on the MAF side slightly.
  9. 2 points
    had this happen on my 2002 Forester - of course it happened in the dead of winter, too.. in my case, it was a bad case of rust in the small hose connections attached to the filler neck.. as in rusted completely shut so vapors could not move around. I would not expect that in Colorado, but i suppose anything is possible. there is also a small "switch" thing attached to the filler neck, up fairly high, that can be purchased separately.. called a "fuel shutoff solenoid" for me, replacing the entire filler neck, including the above mentioned solenoid, was the answer/cure. The replacement filler neck i purchased came with the solenoid already on it. fwiw, i do have a cel for the evap canister solenoid located at the charcoal canister and the car runs fine, and takes fuel fine, so i do not believe that particular unit has anything to do with fueling.. I do have a new one here, but getting to the old one, and getting it off.. yeah.. major rust monster involved, which is why it has not been done.
  10. 2 points
    A lot of the inferior quality things - regardless of aftermarket or OEM - is driven by those that shop only by price. Too many think the cheapest is the best deal.
  11. 2 points
    If you had the check engine light, you have codes in the ECU. You have two connectors under the drivers dash. Green and Black single connector. Hook up the black connector, and then turn the ignition on and count the CEL flashes. Fast and slow. Fast = 10, Slow =1. Lots of info on doing this on the USMB and web. If it started happening after the steering rack work, I would guess they did something.
  12. 2 points
    Auto mechanics do not smear brake fluid on boots. You're high if you think we do such things. People are such morons..... GD
  13. 2 points
    My 1983 GL Turbo at subiefest2020. The only classic one that attended.
  14. 1 point
    keep in mind Subaru is mainstream now but was definitely not in the 90s and earlier. In the early 90s I’d tell people my car is a Subaru and they’d say “Who makes that?” or “Oh does Toyota make those?” Some PNW and Colorado people should probably answer, theres a longer and stronger history. Subaru was a niche vehicle in the 70s-90s. They were the only manufacturer who included 4WD with every model. Any daily driver carb with 4WD. They were a good alternative to a big donkey expensive truck. They were not nationally very well known or common. I could drive an entire weekend in Georgia or Ohio in the 90s and never see another Subaru. Some mechanics weren’t (still aren’t) very comfortable with them. It was helpful to connect with other Subaru people decades ago to learn, get support, parts sources, tell stories, help each other, and ask questions. I think some of those carry on to the Subaru community today. The roots of the Subaru community I don’t think is the bling bling bolt on goodies electric blue MOMO highly curated Instagram car pron you see today. I’m sure it existed but I never saw any of that in the 90s.
  15. 1 point
    There is a mechanism /circuit that shuts off the fuel pump if the engine stops running. The reason is to stop pumping fuel in theevent of an accident. Exactly how this is done varies with the model and year and type of fuel system. There is a seperate signal sent to this circuit while the key is in the cranking position, otherwise no fuel would be pumped, making starting difficult.
  16. 1 point
    Been 25 years since I had an 85 XT turbo. For some reason thinking the part of the pump where the fan bolts can be moved downward with a press. The turbo engine I believe required the shorter pump because of the thicker radiator.
  17. 1 point
    I wish there was an updated sticky that reported on best and fair priced TB kits or components. The same would be nice for updated best and fair priced replacement axles. USMB members in the trade would likely have a larger sampling than the casual wrencher but all shared experience contributes to the discussion.
  18. 1 point
    Generally found from late 79 production-wise thru the end of the 1600 , I’m guessing 1987 the latest here in the States. 80-84 sedans wagons hardtops coupe later for the hatchback which was labeled an STD , or fleet car for the latter years. I have thought they were long finished (1600) and yet I had come across one of those later hatchbacks in a boneyard and was surprised for sure. They came with rubber mats instead of carpet , and generally not much in features and a very “wipe able” interior. And they became “managed” unlike the early gen.
  19. 1 point
    Good to see folks returning to the more hospitable message board. And also nice to see you’re pushing around the same old ride. I’m in that league too. Enjoy !
  20. 1 point
    As GD says, yes. I reckon it is the only way to do this job for best results. And yes on reuse timing belt housings to preserve cat and possum tails from skipping the belts. I would fear getting a flock of massive hoppers stuck between belt and cogs when least need a belt skip
  21. 1 point
    We tried every conceivable resolution. The customer certainly wasn't excited about pulling the tank. Ultimately we had to pull the tank after the car came back for about the third time unable to fill the tank and with codes, etc. GD
  22. 1 point
  23. 1 point
    #9,Check for corrosion at the connector.
  24. 1 point
    seems like input shaft bearing symptoms.
  25. 1 point
    Hard to say. If they’re rebooted with Subaru boots they can last. Only takes one or two Subaru OEM reboots to make 300k. But cheap axles are so common there’s no way to say.