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  1. The 2nd gen legacys seem to be about 2 gallons left when the light comes on. I never had the low fuel light come on in my 89GL, I'm guessing it was broken like most other things on the car...
  2. 2nd gen legacys have a low fuel level light, and no they do not light up when the key is on and the engine is off. The low fuel light isn't computer controlled, it's just an idiot light with a sensor in the tank. Since the condition of low fuel isn't met when the key is on and the engine is off, the light doesn't illuminate. On all the 2nd gen legacys I've owned (five?), the fuel needle goes well below the empty line before you have to worry, your mileage literally may vary.
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    CVT to RWD

    Yea, this. Subaru engines are really wide compared to most other engines, even the v6 that could be optioned in those cars. The v6 isn't wide down low like a subaru engine is. There are other engines that are efficient, you may look at honda engines from the 90's, they're extremely easy to tune on the stock obd1 ECUs and will actually fit in the car.
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    CVT to RWD

    Why are you putting a subaru transmission in a 300z? just buy a transmission that's already RWD... The issue that always comes up with subaru RWD conversions is the transmissions (autos or manuals) aren't designed to transfer all their power out the back all the time, especially the autos. Those are primarily FWD only transferring power back when it's needed, they tend not to do well.
  5. Oh getting it out of the bushing isn't a big deal, worst case you just replace the bushing. The hard part is removing it from the knuckle since a long section is exposed and rusts up. I've literally had them so rusty you couldn't tell the difference between the bolt and the knuckle. The position that picture shows is 99% done. When they won't come out of the knuckle you have to needle scale them as clean as possible, then heat stuff red hot with a torch and assault it with a BFH, being careful not to bend the now superheated knuckle.
  6. Yea... Especially to avoid fines, then it's fraud and theft, along with being a felony.
  7. How far did you go over mileage, and what's the over mileage penalty? If you're not that far over mileage and don't wanna keep the car, just pay it. Leasing another car generally won't expunge fines from car condition (mileage, damage, etc.) You may be able to negotiate... Good luck, though. I've had a lot of friends go through the wringer on leased cars, leasing agencies are usually pretty ruthless on over mileage and under condition. How far over you went is the important thing, though. If you went so far over you owe them thousands of dollars, buying it is probably your best choice.
  8. Check all the electrical connectors you had to unplug. The big ones going to the engine can take more force to seat than you expect, one may be loose causing intermittent issues.
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    Led lights in map lights..disaster.

    Just unlock the door with the key. Surely Subaru didn't get rid of the keyhole...
  10. It is possible to have a leak in the middle of the radiator core that evaporates before it drops. More likely to happen where the plastic end tanks are crimped onto the core. You'd smell coolant, though. As texan said, not likely you have an internally leaking headgasket with no other symptoms. However, it's pretty easy to tell if you're burning coolant. Pull your spark plugs out and look at them, coolant steam cleans the plugs so if one is significantly cleaner than the others, that cylinder may be burning coolant.
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    Led lights in map lights..disaster.

    Unlike an incandescent bulb, the polarity of LEDs matters. If it doesn't work one way, flip it around 180 degrees and install it the other way. The hood release is right around where you left shin is when you're sitting in the car.
  12. My experience with winterforce tires is that they wear kinda fast, I'd be really surprised if you had a broken cord or something, though. I had a set on my lifted GL and beat the absolute piss out of the thing offroad and never broke one. I don't know what car you have, but you may want to have the alignment checked. If you have a 3rd gen legacy, make sure the rear doesn't have excessive negative camber from worn lateral link bushings, that will cause excessive tire wear.
  13. The front and center differentials are part of the transmission, they are all lubricated with the same oil. Besides the engine, transmission, and rear differential, there isn't anything else you need to lubricate or change the oil on.
  14. The water line is close to the ABS computer, that may or may not have gotten wet. It's under the passenger foot well A pillar trim near the water line. I agree the ECU is probably completely shot. No need to pull the starter to test it, pull the spade connector off the starter and jump 12v to it. That'll activate the starter solenoid and crank the engine over. Make sure the battery isn't dead, obviously. Pull the ECU and disconnect it, spray a liberal application of electronics cleaner in the plug to start washing the water out of it so it doesn't corrode (worse). I'd pull out all the interior that got wet, seats, carpet, pillar trim, etc. The pillar trim has sound deadening behind it, same goes for the door cards. If you don't pull these things out and clean under them, you'll always have a smell. Once it's out, you can probably save it. Rent a pressure washer that can run soap and pressure washer the spoob out of everything, let it dry off and you should be fine. Oh, you'll also want to replace your front speakers, they're made out of paper and totally ruined, good excuse for an upgrade! You can definitely save this, it'll just take some time. I've sunk cars further than that in mud puddles being an idiot and they were fine after some drying out.
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    165R-13 tires Les Schwab

    They're cheap no-name tires, your mileage may (literally) vary. I haven't had good luck with offbrand tires. They're made in Thailand, though, so they're probably better than the offbrand Chinese tires.
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