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Olnick last won the day on April 7

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About Olnick

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    Ol' Subaru Guy
  • Birthday 12/25/1940

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    Honolulu HI
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    Railroad and trolley history, travel
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    Retired after 50 years working in television.
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    '95 Legacy L Wagon

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  1. Welcome to the USMB! And congrats on your GL--nice looking car. You're going to enjoy working on it--don't hesitate to ask questions as you go along. Good folks on here, always willing to lend a helping hand.
  2. Welcome aboard. Send us some pix of "Outback in Great White North!" Aloha.
  3. What makes you think you need more than just the bushings?
  4. Eeeeeew! How long have you been waiting to pop that one Tex?
  5. Yeah, that's worth checking tom. There is a clunk in the front brakes--may need pads/rotor(s). Lotsa' salt air but fortunately the lava is 200 miles away on the Big Island!
  6. Thanks wt--the guy is not "mechanically inclined" but I'll ask him if he can check that.
  7. I took an '05 Outback. 2.5L with AT, for a test drive. Beautiful car, clean as a whistle and no dents or rust, available at a good price. But it drove like an overweight pig! After 30 years of driving peppy 1.8 and 2.2L wagons I was really disappointed. ​Found a parking lot and tried a torque bind test--turned the steering wheel full R and the car would not move at idle, Had to give it some gas to force it to go, same thing to the L. No bucking or jerking. Later tried to back into the seller's driveway and at idle it stalled the engine. ​Was that torque bind? Some other transmission problem? ​I'd consider buying the car if it's just the transfer clutch behind the tranny--but I don't want to buy big problems! ​Thanks for any input.
  8. If you want to try the radiator idea, block the airflow through it with sheet metal or something. You might even glop a lot of flat black paint or driveway sealant on the fins.
  9. This was mentioned earlier regarding an EJ22 swap: Can someone show me photos or a schematic of how and where this splice can be done? Thanks!
  10. Welcome aboard A&pmech. Please post your request in the newer Gen forum.
  11. As heartless said, only NGK or OEM wires are acceptable. Off the rack parts store wires are inferior--no matter how fancy the name!
  12. Probably not, just a waste of money.
  13. The iridium ain't necessary--just plain old copper!
  14. Just a thought--do you have a proper Subaru t-stat or a cheapie parts store one? Have you tested it in a pot of boiling water?