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Twitch de la Brat

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Twitch de la Brat last won the day on September 16 2014

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About Twitch de la Brat

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  • Birthday 06/30/1990

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    The Athol of Idaho
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    Geeky stuff. Playing with comps and the like. Oh and SKIING!!!
  • Occupation
    Massage Therapist
  • Vehicles
    (85 Brat, 90 Legacy[Deceased]) 83 GL, 86 XT-T

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  1. I second Heartless' statement. I've had Beldon (Napa), BWD (Borg Warner), ID, (Import Direct), all fail on me, in multiple cars. NGK is the only aftermarket (which is the OEM manufacturer for Subaru) that has ever lasted. So I second it being a possible wire problem. Twitch
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    Clutch Kit Question

    LUK is who supplies Napa, and while I worked there, I never had any return under warranty that weren't blatantly abused/oil soaked. So I'd take that as a good sign. I typically went with Sachs for my clutch kits, but idk if they're still Japanese/German made. Twitch
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    That's a neat idea, until you think about the bellhousing adaptation required for it. Then the weight and the suspension requirements that go along. And then the dimension issue of getting it under the hood and behind the bumper. Neat idea, but no more practical than importing a Subaru diesel. Twitch
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    1982 GLF Coupe windshield help needed

    If your original gasket is still in good shape, you can reuse it. If you hit it with a glycerine wipedown, it'll help keep it nice and soft. Also, as far as I know, the 2nd Gen BRAT and EA81 Coupe were essentially the same car from the A pillar forward. So a BRAT gasket or windshield should be the same. Twitch
  5. 96 OBW with a 5sp and 2.2, and as upgraded of a trim package as you can get on it. I liked it in blue. 2.2 Is non-interference, 5sp came with hill holder (last year available in that generation), and it has an actual "lift" on it compared to the 95 OBW, which was just a trim package. Twitch
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    Won't start after rebuild

    Remember, 1-3-2-4, counter clockwise. Doesn't matter which contact is cyl 1 as long as you follow that order. Twitch
  7. Welcome! Lucky for you, pretty much all the parts are identical between the RHD and LHD models. So junkyard scrounging will be easy to get parts for the new monster. There's quite the repository of information here to peruse, so do all the reading you want. Some quick tips on your current car: It is most likely not JDM, it's probably a postal vehicle. That EJ22 is a non-interference engine, so if you happen to lose a timing belt, nothing is lost aside from the parts to replace the timing belt. Since it's probably an automatic, a manual swap is pretty easy, and the pedal boxes will swap no problem. And a traditional Subaru thing, if it's leaking a fluid, it just means it's not out of that fluid. And don't wash your engine bay. It'll make any leaks you have, worse. Twitch
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    Won't start after rebuild

    Can of seafoam and fresh gas in the tank. It'll clear any varnish/gunk from the fuel delivery system. I didn't get to view the YouTube video yet, is it carbureted or fuel injected? Twitch
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    Metal scraping sound near pulleys

    Use a vice grip and the old belt to hold it in place once you get it close to set, or get a helper to hold it. Another option (not exactly recommended, but a possible solution) is to count how many teeth off the cam gear is, then set your crank gear that many teeth off and set the belt that way. Rotate the engine to check alignment at TDC after attempting this. Twitch
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    Metal scraping sound near pulleys

    If you have a manual, put it in a gear, set the ebrake and wheel chock both sides of a front tire. Crank down on the bolt until it locks down tight. I think it's supposed to be set to 140 ft-lbs. So just bounce on the breaker bar a couple times and you should be fine. If you have an automatic, you can try setting a prybar against the starter teeth on the torque converter, but that's risky. Not entirely sure how we did it previously without dismounting the transmission and engine from each other. Twitch
  11. Just so you know, when under suction with the thermostat in, the one of the hoses could be collapsing. Twitch
  12. I'm going to start with the stupid, easy to overlook stuff. I do this to myself, so don't be insulted. Have you checked your fans to see if they're plugged in? Are the wires broken or cut to the fan? Have to checked your hoses to make sure they're not collapsing while under load/suction? Did you replace your radiator cap? Did you replace your water pump on your last timing belt change? Did you make sure your coolant isn't disappearing? Does the coolant level in your overflow tank fluctuate dramatically between hot and cold operation? Beyond the normal range indicated on the reservoir. Have you tried filling up the coolant system by filling the block then the radiator? Are you using the right mixture of coolant to water? Did you lose a rag when you were doing any of this work on it? Questions to ponder. Twitch
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    late model 5MT into 99 Outback?

    So, I was doing some reading, and there's a possibility that you could get the stub shafts from a 4EAT to plug into the axle holes and then hook your axles onto those. If the transmission width is close enough with the stubs plugged in, then you'll just have to make sure to find a transmission with a mechanical center diff (they switched to a multiplate clutch system on the newest manuals) and then a wiring diagram to make an adapter to plug your wiring harness into. Twitch
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    late model 5MT into 99 Outback?

    An easier option would be an older 5 speed from first gen Legacies. A little research can net you a decent mileage transmission with the right gear ratio, and no axle swapping required. I got a 4.111 geared 5sp from a 94 Legacy, for my old 90 Lego auto swap. Also, the 6 bolt vs 4 bolt bellhousing isn't an issue for your transmission, just skip the middle two bolts. Twitch PS: Axle lengths will be the bane of your existence with the newer transmission type. Trying to match that could be quite the headache.
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    wanted EA-71 good engine

    A note for you Mkiester, the EA81 and EA71 "Fat Case" are the essentially the same engine, but with different bores and strokes. The only EA71 that will make a difference in your idea is the "slim case" or "first edition" EA71. The easiest way to decipher which is which is that the "slim" has the starter bump directly on the top, the "fat" has the starter bump off to the side. Twitch