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  1. Gloyale

    Wheelin video. Small clip

    Hey qwanted to post a link to my last wheelin trip to browns camp. My camera batteries died (like wouldn't charge died) so I had to rely on others to film. My buddies wife got this one on one of the hairier sections of firebreak 5 at browns camp OR. Facebook video....sorry to those that don't FB https://www.facebook.com/Unnefer.and.Iset/videos/vb.100000313806507/1829128547107588/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab
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    EJ253 into 89 XT6

    Hey all. Just finding myself int he bowels of absurdity with the wiring in this XT6 project. IMG_2940 by Dans Subaru, on Flickr Engine, trans and Harness are from the same '01 Outback wagon 2.5. IMG_2945 by Dans Subaru, on Flickr I pulled the original XT6 wring bulkhead grommet and removed all the Engine, Cruise, Air suspension, and electric steering wiring form it. And then stuffed the few remaining needed wires (wipers) back through the larger of the 2 Outback harness grommets, and fitted it through the firewall. The second smaller grommet of the EJ harness I used a hole saw and punched through were the RHD steering column would go. IMG_2944 by Dans Subaru, on Flickr When I thinned the harness I left all the ECU, TCU, and Cruise wiring intact (some cruise wires had to be cut to remove and thin) All the ECU/TCU wiring and OBD II, Ig. and fuel relays etc. stayed together. It seemed to have worked well. So far I've only hooked up 2 wires (Batt power to relays, and IG switched power to ECU "on") Turn the key and both relays click, 12v+ present everywhere it's supposed to be at Cruise and TCU as well. relays and ECU/TCU/CCU all have ground from Intake manifold. So far all good signs. But it will be a relief to actually start it and drive. Only about 20~30 more wires to go! IMG_2943 by Dans Subaru, on Flickr
  3. "the RIght Stuff" is what I use for nearly everything. The regular permatex gray and black tend to not stick/seal as well long term. And it gets hard and burnt/brittle after about 5 years. "the Right Stuff" stays well stuck and soft and rubbery for years and years. I use it for trim adhesive as well. It''s friggin awesome. One tip I will offer. Wipe off excess that squeezes out while it's still soft. If you leave big blobs of it to dry it can get tugged on accidentally when wiping off oil at filter changes. And because it's so tough and rubbery, it's possible to actually pull/stretch it out of seams. So wipe it off so only thin smears remain and then it can't get pulled out.
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    Between the links box and the interior fuse box there are no lessd than 4 splits. Wire splits and goes to : Alternator, Ignition switch, fuse 1-4, and fuses 17-18. Additionally, if you have a GL-10 there would be a split for the Sunroof relay, and Air suspension compressor. My guess is when you cut the wire and ran jumper between links box and fuse box, you cut out the split that goes to the Ignition switch, and probably the ALT too.
  5. Gloyale

    EA82 Spyder AC questions

    hey I got yer spider Compressor and bracket if you need em. Pay shipping and beer oney. PM me.
  6. there is one position on each cam where there is are no valves open. I ussually set the cam up so that when I put the carriers on all lobes are facing down or sideways. It's kind of a sweet spot where turning 10-20 degrees one way begins to open an intake, and a roll of the cam the other way just begins to open the opposite exhaust. I have no idea where this spot is relative to teh cam arrows actually. I've never needed to know. Just find that sweet spot where no valves are under tension.
  7. this is normal. I don't think you really had an issue. Placebo affect of having done something is making it seem better.
  8. Gloyale


    Just to clarify. Power goes OUT on the links....not comes in. 12v from battery in on Large black wire from battery, through links, and out to systems in the car. You need to verify that the LARGE white wire at the links box, and the large white wires going into the back of the interior fuse box, have continuity. These are all the same circuit. It's the main supply to Ig. switch and Fuse box, as well as being the charge line for the ALT. Check to make sure that black fusible link is in good shape and passing power through.
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    Grounds have 12v? This is wrong. Gay white wires? I can tell you all of the large white wires in that car should have 12v to battery.....it's the same circuit as the charge wire at the ALT. It is really sounding to me like the large white wire has corroded through where it's crimped/splits under the fender.
  10. Nothing wrong with solar charging. Just don't be lazy. Just pop the hood and hook up to the battery. You should not be "charging" by backfeeding any circuit in the car. This is like trying to supply your house with water by hooking up the neighbors hose to your garden faucet. The cicuits are made to handle just the one or 2 items in the circuit. With the wire gauge getting smaller as it branches out to each smaller and smaller load. OBD port is a TINY load. It's not a circuit that's designed to handle more than a few amps required by scanners. Personally I think all this is silly. You should not really ever need to use a supplemental charger to tend a battery unless the vehichle is sitting for months. This is just using gadgets for the sake of feeling gadgety.
  11. If you mean at the carb base you are in big trouble. Being in contact with gasoline will eat that sealant. Take it off right away and get some gaskets. Or make some. Sealant will ABSOLUTELY not hold in that application for more than a few trips. Then you will spew coolant out the base and overheat. It cold puke into the intake and hydrolock the engine on startup too. Lot's of ways for things to go bad here.
  12. have the 99 engines drivers side head drilled and tapped for EGR. Then use the 2004 Manifold. Might want to swap Cam and crank pulleys to match whatever type the 2004 needs. 99 might or might not be the same. You could run it without EGR.....no real driving issues, but it will throw an EGR code most likley.
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    EJ253 into 89 XT6

    I've got a third one here that has a cracked tank. Gonna keep that one as a template to get aluminum ones made in the future.
  14. Idlers and tensioners are interchangeable.......mostly...... the lower smooth roller on the 99 should be the type with the lip on the back. The upper smooth should be the same for both, as well as the lower cogged idler.
  15. He means the seal where the cglass meets the roof. That seal is not water tight on ANY CAR. there will be water that seeps past that as its just a sitting against the metal edge, no real "seal" to speak of. This is how ALL sunroofs are. There is an acceptable, small amount of water that will leak past the glass. But that water should not come into the car. There is a drip rail around the whole frame, and at it's corners there are drain tubes that run down the pillars. I have seen at least 5 leaky 2000-2004 Outbacks, that were fixed by simply putting clamps around where the vinyl hose drain hose attaches to the sunroof tray. that's it. hose got old and brittle, and didn't hold tight to barb it was attached too. Whatever is going on with these cars, it's a drain issue, not a "leak" issue. the interior drip is happening because water in the tray is not draining properly. ****Oh and the Honda? garauntee there is a drip tray and drains. If you took them out or plugged them you would have water getting in the car. It's how these things are built.
  16. Along the top of the head and the Cam carrier there should be 2 letters stamped. Like "OV" or "TY". They are random pairs, but they will match between the pair carrier/head. Same matching setup they use for connecting rods/caps. As for which cam carrier is drivers or passenger.........I look for the carrier that had the Cam sensor on it......that is the drivers side. If your engine has EGR that's another really easy way to identify the drivers side head. Match the letters to get the appropriate head/carrier combo. Then the Cam with the threads at the "long" end is the Drivers side cam. It really is best to keep the rocker assemblies matched too.....as they ride on the Cam and are worn to a particular lobe. But not critical, if they get mixed up. DEFINATELY....set the valve clearance once the heads are assembled. IN MILLIMETERS 0.10-0.20 for intake 0.15-0.30 for exhaust Translated to inches, I ussually set the intakes as close to .006" as I can, and then exhaust to .009 or .010
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    EJ253 into 89 XT6

    Hey! I found the radiator! And the one for the next project car too! I had been stressing, wanting to keep an "original" radiator for the next project, as it will get an original 2.7 H6 engine. I had started working on fabbing in an EJ radiator to this current car, but now I can skip that. 2 complete XT6 radiators in one place on the planet.......what are the chances! This is good news. With the radiator issue solved, I can actually get her up and ready to drive. Pics of the whole car to come soon. I really want to get the window trim painted and reinstalled before I show 'er off. Oh and exhaust might be good too before running video.
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    Ea81T auto to manual help please

    dual range uses lever activation. Single uses vac solenoids. In this case, since you don't alradey have a lever, it would be one more thing to add. A single range 4wd from a loyale or DL might be just the ticket for ya. non-turbo so will be 23 spline and 3.9 final.
  19. Yeah I just wanted to clarify, not giving you crap. We all get confused about stuff we know like the back of our hands.
  20. lots of OE subaru O-rings that come in contact with oil are blue. Just a high quality rubber to my knowledge. Including the reinforced one you will want to get from the dealer for the oil pump. it's blue rubber, and it has a "skirt" in the interior diameter. DO NOT use a gasket on the oil pan. Just use good sealant. I use "the RIght Stuff" brand. in your rusty area it might be worth buying a new oil pan to install, rather than rehabing and cleaning the old rusty one which can be a PITA.
  21. Close, but not correct. Each revolution of the crank brings two of the cylinders through TDC on compression, Then as the crank goes round again, the other two will comeup through TDC on compression. IF you set it top TDC on #1, then Turn crank one rotation the next time it will point at cyl 2. Turn once more and it iwll be back on cyl 1 TDC for cyls 3 and 4 happens 180 degrees of crank opposite from TDC for the other 2. but only one cylinder at a time is on it's compression stroke. Have you set the distributor timing with a timing light?
  22. Not to start a fight....really, genuinely curious...but.... I don't see at all how a disconnected sway bar (broken link) could afffect the steering? Espescially going in a straight line on flat ground. The sway bar has nothing to do with steering. It doesn't change the direction of the wheel. I could see on very bumpy roads maybe could make for some effort to handle the car, but just a dusting of snow? What function do you think the sway bar is serving, that when absent creates a steeering issue? FWIW, when I've had trouble keeping a striahgt line in the snow in a Subaru, it's been a rear end alignment issue causeing the "ghost walk" that hte 05-09 are known for....though I've seen it in a GL with failed suspension bushings and back tires pointed like this \ /
  23. You're right. It's more. Mechanical mods to SPFI swap. Disty re-drill and pin with EA81 gear. Disty cut off ear and widen/slot mounting hole Flip IAC valve. Install 180 degree U-bend IAC tube. Figure out where the hell to put the SPFI air box and MAF, since the EA81 cars the battery is here the Air box goes. Other than wiring, EJ drops in un-modified Mechanical mods are Exhaust, Flywheel, and slot the engine mounting holes. maybe a fiddle with throttle cable.
  24. there should be no rag joint on a Factory Power steering equipped 84 EA81 car. I just went out to my completely stock, 1984 EA81 sedan and looked. If you have a rag joint, you DO NOT have power steering.
  25. Pretty sure power steering models didn't have a rag joint. Check the linkage obviously, but I would guess it's a valving issue int eh rack. I had one that failed somehow and made for WAAAY over boosted steering with no feeling of return to center. One little touch of the wheel would shoot you off into the ditch practically.