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l75eya last won the day on October 23 2016

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About l75eya

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    Almost has it all figured out
  • Birthday 10/13/1987

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    Hoboken, NJ
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    93 Loyale, 87 GL.

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  1. No speed signal will cut you at 4k is that what's happening?
  2. l75eya

    The ongoing saga of the Tin Can...

    Well, long story short, Got the original engine back in the car. Ran great then decided to stop running. Mystery problem, never figured it out, needed wheels ASAP so....
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    EJ22 swap with UEL headers?

    Ha! I'm in the exact same situation. I've never really messed with newer subarus but my EA series days are over, there's a 1995 subaru impreza obd-2 ej22e in my loyale now and i really want to know what i have to do to get UEL headers on it. I nabbed the exhaust off an 98 2.5 forester and where i cut it (right after the cat) lined right up with my original ea exhaust pipe. My confusion comes from seeing all these headers with the outlet over just off center from the drivers side. My ea exhaust runs up the passenger side of the car. How do you join it up?
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    So, I bought a GL-10.

    Well, this car got parked for awhile because the water pump went out. First the radiator needed replaced, it was leaking and just very, very deteriorated. I guess having a new radiator installed that actually held pressure lead me to the next weak link in the cooling system as about a week after I put the radiator in, the water pump went out. That pissed me off, so I just parked it and it's been sitting for a while now. In the interim time I've been driving (the spoob out of) the Loyale. What a great car that Tin Can is, I love it. I got my hands on a 95 Impreza with a 2.2 in it with only 133k on the odometer for $200 last month though, and with that, I have decided to EJ swap the GL10 because it is such a nice car. Today I got the engine and trans removed, posted up for sale in the parts classified.
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    The ongoing saga of the Tin Can...

    My goodness it's been awhile. Well, plans have changed (naturally); no EJ for the Tin Can anymore, not for awhile anyway. I decided to EJ swap the 86 GL10 instead of the Loyale. The Tin Can is right at 139,000 miles now. The original engine has been out for a few months now sitting on an engine stand as I slowly reseal it. The temporary engine I replaced it with has been completely neglected through it's life and I am not about to start taking care of it. It runs good though. It will be coming out when I finish the original engine and put it back in. The original 5 speed I replaced with another and put a new clutch in. I also swapped in an entire 1985 Subaru RX sedan interior and I absolutely love it. This car is the best $500 I ever spent on a car. The rust in the quarters will need addressed soon, however.
  6. l75eya

    Moving into the 21st century.

    That was a damn thorough and enjoyable read! Congrats on the car, don't worry about the front bumper skin, in my opinion that car looks better WITHOUT it hahaha! They're not the prettiest rooa lol. I've had the pleasure of doing light work on one of these in the shop i work at. Common issues are overheating typically due to a faulty radiator cap (they apparently are very sensitive to that), and the blend door actuator failing on the passenger temp side resulting in no temp control for that side. I can't remember if these have trans coolers...might be a good idea to add one if not. Very cool reading through your detailed work, it's inspiring as a learning tech.
  7. Literally took me about 3 minutes to look up a 93 loyale on rockauto and screenshot it.
  8. Just tell them it's for a 93 loyale. They were all spfi
  9. Yeah that's weird. So no power mirrors?
  10. Yes. Pull the door panel, look for the power window motor, the connector attached to it will only have two pins. One polarity sends it up, the other way around will bring it down. Only if the motor itself isn't toast though.
  11. Damnsubaru, I'd kindly recommend that you flush out your old brake fluid and fill the system with new. Brake fluid degrades over time and absorbs moisture leading to a spongy pedal and a lower boiling point. Also, even with new rotors and pads on the front, if your rear brakes are drum and the pad material on the shoes is very thin, you will have a lot of pedal travel, so check your back brakes as well. And front wheel drive ea vehicles don't have automatic adjusters back there, you actually have to adjust them manually by turning the adjuster knob on the backing plate. Rear drums that are simply out of adjustment can lead to a low pedal as well. Hope you can get them sorted though, my loyale was like that when i got it, that was one of the first things i fixed actually.
  12. Among other speeds/rpms, yes. 106 being the highest and well...actually I really wouldn't recommend sustaining such a speed for very long. You're hovering a hair above 5,000 rpm at that point. In my opinion that's about the point where you're starting to make that motor scream.
  13. l75eya

    Rusty axles grrrrr

    Actually that 4wd bit is a good idea. Lock it in 4wd and take a couple tight pavement turns, let them axles bind up real good. Maybe a couple screechy hops. Sure won't sound or feel good, but it's going to put more force on that axle than you'll ever be able to. I get em' out with a big chisel and a sledgehammer, but that's a lot easier to do with the car up on a lift than working on the ground with a jackstand. That's what I do when even the air hammer won't get them to budge. Something I've seen other guys in the garage do is use ratchet straps to pull them out. I've never tried that one. Seems a little sketchy for me, but it works for them, and no injuries yet.
  14. And that is completely false. I've never bragged, simply stated curiosities and facts, and I never *ever* drive at high speeds in dense traffic or in inclement weather. 13" tires may be cheap ($106 for 4!) but they are not very good at slowing down a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed, or at maintaining that very tiny to begin with contact patch they have with the ground when the ground is wet. No thank you, I have too much life ahead of me and too little metal protecting me in that car to do something dangerous like that. Hitting 100 mph on an empty stretch of highway while doing a 220 mile drive late at night though? Yeah, I'll do that. Cruising at 90 on a sparsely populated interstate? Yeah. I think maybe you're just thinking that I'm hitting these speeds while surrounded by rush-hour traffic and whizzing past school buses and zipping in and out of all four lanes? Because that's not the case, I assure you.