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About darsdoug

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  • Birthday 02/08/1953

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    freshwater fishing.
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    They will promise anything to get your vote.
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    1990 Legacy wagon 1996 Legacy wagon 1988 GL wagon
  1. Oh well I wasn't paying attention last week when I ordered front 277mm rotors for my 90 legacy wagon from E-bay. I sure don't need to drink to get stupid. ha ha. I'm pretty sure they will fit the 04 Forester I sold to a friend. They didn't come with the ceramic pads their ad claimed would arrive with em. I initiated a return, but I think I'll just bag it.
  2. I was focused on a brake disc diameter question. Not "wheel size". Am I missing something here ? Brain cells perhaps? Bwahaha!
  3. I think they only came from the factory with 10 inch diameter rotors? front "260mm" - rear "266mm". I'm just not completely certain? I have a set of front slotted and drilled rotors that are 11 inch dia. (277mm) and not compatible.
  4. It was just the thermostat seal leaking a little. A new one solved that mystery. quack quack quack.
  5. ah er o.k. Always thought all of them from 2000 up to about 2008 had that issue? I guess that's what I get for thinking? The last time I was thinking I put a heli coil in a tensioner bracket. quack.
  6. At a glance it appeared my non-turbo SOHC 2.5 had been leaking antifreeze from the water pump. I installed a new pump but I still have the leak coming from somewhere above the pump. Could it possibly be the notorious external HG coolant leak that 04 Subaru 2.5L are known for? What is the fastest way to pinpoint the origin of the leak without pulling the intake off? ughh.
  7. Thank you. I do realize I need to hit the books on the emission stuff more often. Ebay's compatibility chart isn't very precise 100% of the time is it? I ordered up a 96 downstream sensor before I was aware of that. I may as well put that in when it gets here. e-z job.
  8. Experiencing poor gas mileage after replacing a downstream oxygen sensor in a 96 Legacy 2.2 with a 2004 Forester 2.5 downstream oxygen sensor. No CEL. Just runs different. I'm convinced it does matter.
  9. o.k. the connectors are identical. I installed it and I have not seen the CEL come on yet although the drive cycle may not be done?
  10. My 96 2.2 legacy "downstream" 02 sensor just threw a CEL. I just happen to have a brand new one for a 04 Forester 2.5 SOHC. Would that be compatible if I use it ?
  11. Yes I'm starting to wonder if the continuous freeway cruising speed of 60 MPH was sufficient to complete a drive cycle? There was of course some normal rush hour stop and go traffic going into Seattle. Dang I got rid of the P0302 and now I'm stuck with a P0420. The engine runs good with plenty of power though for having 230K on the clock. I just bought this one from the original owner last month. Compression test was 200psi on every cylinder. She said the HG's were recently replaced but didn't offer up much info about it. Catalyst monitors are non continuous ?
  12. Will they pass my 2004 Forester if I have a pending code of P0420 but no CEL? I'd had a misfire on cyl. #2 the day before but I cleared it up with a new set of Denso plug wires. I dumped the misfire code and drove 75 freeway miles back home without any CEL coming on. It appears to maintain a pending code P0420.