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About Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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    The Mighty "BumbleBeast"
  • Birthday 05/07/1975

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    Roatán, Honduras.
  • Interests
    Besides my profession, I'm also: Musician, Mechanic, Cabinet Maker, Graphic Designer, etc...
  • Occupation
    Lawyer, Attorney at Law.
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    Myself from EZ Board (Loyale27Turbo)
  • Biography
    I've learned a Lot with the "Do-it-Yourself" method and I Love to Share the Knowledge.
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    1985 Subaru "BumbleBeast" Wagon, and other Two

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  1. Loyale 2.7 Turbo


    This is the Newest member of my Family: Mr. Honey a Golden Cocker Spaniel who also Loves my "BumbleBeast"
  2. Loyale 2.7 Turbo


    Yearly oil Changes has work fine for my "BumbleBeast" and I, no problem so far, using Valvoline's 20W~50 "MaxLife" oil, plus the Napa 41394 platinum oil filter, since 2014. By the way, a local mechanic that I know, has a -new to me- Digital timing gun, which lets you put the ignition timing on the Distributor, in a much more accurate way; I've never used such a thing before, so he did the timing for me, on my Weberized EA82 engine, and after telling me that I had the timing way too high -around 21º- he moved the Distributor to 15.1º and... Wow! ...there's a Big difference, the Engine starts easier and accelerates better with 15.1º Remember that the under-the-hood sticker by Subaru, states that carbureted EA82's should be adjusted @ 8º +/- 2º (EFi Counterparts says 20º) but this Weberized EA82 performs best @ 15.1º as set with the help of that Digital timing gun; now the older light stroboscopic guns and other methods seems very archaic to me, nowadays... Kind Regards.
  3. Loyale 2.7 Turbo

    Baja vs. Brat

    Maybe a li'l off topic here, but... As far as I know, Subaru is planning to offer a Big double cab Pick-up Truck, based on the Subaru Ascent, just in the way Honda sold their Ridgeline. https://www.ascentforums.com/forum/9-2019-subaru-ascent-general-discussion-forum/6839-subaru-pickup-based-ascent.html
  4. Yes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_EA_engine#EA-65
  5. A video of the EA65 engine running: https://i.imgur.com/MrWMySQ.mp4
  6. I know that the third gen of the Subaru Leone, also know as "Loyale" and other names, was only sold with the 1.8L EA82 engine in USA, but outside the USA the 1.6L EA71 and the 1.3L EA65 engines, were also available on the same platform. So here let me share some interesting details of the EA65 engined versions:
  7. Loyale 2.7 Turbo

    Timin' Belt Covers.

    Climate! ... Yes, we have a pretty stable climate here, never goes too hot nor too cold. Usually between 60º F to 80º F ... That obviously helps to extend their lifespan for sure. I've surpassed 94,000 kilometers with them, trying to reach above 100,000 as a goal. Kind Regards.
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    Oil and Oil Filters Since New, my beloved subaru "BumbleBeast" has been using 20W~50 motor oil, but in mineral form; mainly from Chevron and Motul; and I changed its oil and Filter at the proper interval, around 3,000 miles. When it became impossible to find an original Subaru oil filter on local stores anymore... ...I used the Recommended oil filter in Purolator brand, for the EA82 engine, which is the Purolator L-24457 Sometimes it wasn't easy to obtain it locally, so I used the Equivalent with slightly larger body, Purolator L-20064 However, larger body means less oil pressure on the system, so with time, I migrated to the Purolator L-10028 When newer oil technology came, with the development of Synthetic motor oils, I chose to use Valvoline's "MaxLife" motor oil, which is formulated to be used in Higher mileage vehicles; I adopted it since year 2012 (despite that I've read about it long years ago on magazines, it took some time to reach my Country and more time to lower its price on the local market) firstly I tried it in ATF form on my Wife's car with excellent results, then in Power Steering fluids on her car and mine; finally I switched to this "MaxLife" in Motor Oil also... ...circa 2014, which was a hard year with big decisions to take... one of them was to use this oil on extended periods of time, which I wasn't accustomed and I was afraid to try, but I gave it a go, and seems like the hardest part was to obtain a long life, synthetic oil filter to go with this oil. It doesn't make any sense to pour a long life motor oil, with a standard cardboard filter, isn't it? So, after searching, studying and analyzing my options; I found a small, synthetic oil filter with long lifespan, designed to be used extended times, and it had very Good opinions and reputation online, in web sites and forums dedicated to motor oils and filters; but this filter is much smaller than the oil filter recommended for the Subaru EA82 engine; which according to modern lubrication standards, is Better, as a smaller bodied filter aids to keep a higher oil pressure in the system, which is ideal for this engine and its exigent hydraulic lifters... you know. Here is the Oil Filter I chose, compared side to side with the older one which I used for long years: The Napa Platinum 41394 is made by Wix and is pretty small, but satisfies the requirements of the EA82 engine. Here are the Specs: here, you can see how this small oil filter, fits on the EA82's oil pump Base: And, believe it or not; I've been changing the Motor Oil on my Subie's EA82 on a Yearly basis, due to two reasons, money is tight and I am not using it so hard as it was used before 2014, since my small family and I, moved from the big city, to a small mountain high town, in the rural Honduras. I've been changing this synthetic "MaxLife" 20W~50 motor oil along the Napa 41394 synthetic oil filter, every December, since 2014, and the Subie runs flawlessly, no problems so far; also the old oil still comes out pretty good. Kind Regards.
  9. Loyale 2.7 Turbo

    Timin' Belt Covers.

    Thank you, Sir. Also I missed a lot to be here, on USMB, it feels like Home I will post updates regarding on this subject, as anything occurs, but my Goal is to reach the Ten Years mark, which will happen next September, if the Timin' belts doesn't snap earlier ... Anyhow, the "Coverless" Setup has proven to be Better to help elongate the timing kit's Lifespan, without doubt; besides of making a service in that area / engine's front, much much easier. Greetings from the Caribbean, Honduras.
  10. Maybe you could find this Post... interesting: https://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/50983-strange-and-weird-subaru-stuff/?page=97&tab=comments#comment-1372612 Kind Regards.
  11. Loyale 2.7 Turbo

    Celebrating the first 40 Years of my "other" Car ;)

    My beloved '69 Mercury Comet Coupe, is about to reach Fifty (50) Years with us, and the only thing I need to fix on it so far, is the Fuse Box, which seems to be Rusted beyond any safe repair, so let me ask you all a couple of Questions: is it possible, to obtain a New Fuse Box for this car, and Where? I really prefer to Swap the old, rusted one that uses crystal tube fuses, with a newer style one, as I've seen online alternatives for Mustangs and Cougars (its cousins), but I don't know where to find one, so any help will be greatly appreciated. Kind Regards.
  12. Loyale 2.7 Turbo

    Suspension improvements for Subaru Loyale

    Regarding Wheels, my friend Thomas, wrote a great write up, about how to use a 6X139 wheel on these 4X140 Subies see it Here: ~► Kind Regards.
  13. Loyale 2.7 Turbo

    Timin' Belt Covers.

  14. Loyale 2.7 Turbo

    Timin' Belt Covers.

    Thank you for your Kind Words, which I really appreciate. Yes, I've changed just the ball bearings in the past, also on the outer belt's tensioner; but the main concern here, are the belts themselves. However, I'm doing an experiment here, to test if the timing belts are more durable by being used coverless on this EA82 engine, rather than being used with their covers. The experiment is about to reach Ten years, which is what I've been waiting, meanwhile my "BumbleBeast" Subaru has been used as daily driver on week days, and as my offroader weekend warrior, running on gravel unpaved roads, plenty of small rocks and dirt, and the timing belts somehow keep themselves clean, much cleaner than before, when they where enclosed onto their plastic covers which held inside oil, mud, dust, greasy residues... etc. Kind Regards.
  15. Thank You! I've done this LED conversion onto much more vehicles, but no photos to share, thanks to Photobucket... Kind Regards.