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About el_freddo

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    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru
  • Birthday 07/16/1982

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    Bendigo, Vic, Aust.
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    Subaru's, tinkering/fixing things - especially love pulling things to bits then trying to put them back together :D
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    Teacher
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    Two eyes, nose, mouth... The usual...
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    '88 L wagon '91 brumby, 93 RS wag

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  1. Not ok to drive it as it is! Emergency drive to get it home or to a shop maybe, but other than that I wouldn’t be driving it any more than that! Cheers Bennie
  2. Bust out the welder and weld on a new Sturt top section, I’d bring it down the side of the tower and weld around it too. The weld from the inside of the strut tower, seal it up to reduce future rust. Then check the other side. Add a steel strap over the top of that if you feel the need. Ive never seen these rust belt issues, but I’ve read of this happening many times on this forum Cheers Bennie
  3. If it’s dealer fitted it could be listed in the owner’s manual if you’ve still got it. I don’t know why you’d get a dealer fitted AC system when the factory fitted AC is so much neater and a better package overall IMO. I don’t think we got many dealer fitted AC systems if any in the L series. Everything EA81 seems to be very similar to the dealer fitted EA82 AC system, but it still looked quite factory - every unit I’ve seen in the EA81 is the same layout with the same cast iron brackets. Anyway, slightly off topic. Check your owner’s manual for possible details of the belt you require. Cheers Bennie
  4. Can’t have the rad shop weld on a box shaped top to get you going? You won’t see that bit unless you’re really looking anyway, depending on how far down the damage is. If it’s below the tank mounting tabs then it’ll be a bit harder. Or they could make you a complete new unit like a touring car (Aussie race car) “drop tank” - a larger fuel tank than stock. They used to look mint back in the day on the track, and they still tough looking on our Aussie muscle cars in my opinion: ^ that might be a bit extreme for what you want but you get the idea. Shouldn’t be too hard to pull it off and make it look good too Cheers Bennie
  5. Do it yourself! Save the 1200+ for a mechanic to do it. No crane? Three or four blokes can lift the engine out easily enough. You just need some basic tools - flat and Phillips head screw drivers; 10, 12, 14mm spanners and sockets, ratchet and an extension bar should do the trick for tools. Can just get a new clutch disc as this will be the worn part unless the fingers on the pressure plate are well worn and the throw out bearing is making noise (worth replacing this part while you’re in there). Also a good time to drop an EJ22 in there (sorry, had to say it!) Cheers Bennie
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    Looking for an Hitachi Manifold

    Dunno on any other necessary mods as I don’t know the Carter-Weber. The hitachi has an anti-dieseling solenoid that will require power to allow fuel in to do its thing. The auto choke (if it has one) will require power too. If you want to go Weber, someone on the forum modified a factory air cleaner to fit on the Weber. Looked super neat too! All the best with it. Cheers Bennie
  7. el_freddo

    Looking for an Hitachi Manifold

    Stumbled across this website when looking for an image to show you - there’s an EA81 vs EA82 intake manifold pic on this page: https://www.angelfire.com/crazy/bushy5552/weber1.html That should answer all your questions! Cheers Bennie
  8. Yep, the one that holds the starter in place too. Cheers Bennie
  9. Opening the drain plug of a Subaru gearbox will get out 98% of the oil in the box. The drain and some remains is usually to do with Auto transmissions where the torque converter can hold a lot of fluid that doesn’t get drained out. I don’t recommend running ATF in a manual box, unless it’s some sort of mix it even then I would be very cautious, actually I probably still wouldn’t do it! I should’ve added that a “flush” is the term used when fluid is replaced, run for a short period of time, then replaced and run for a short period of time then replaced. You can do this as many times as you like, but I feel it’s usually a waste doing it anymore than once before putting in good fluid. Cheers Bennie
  10. @GeneralDisorder.. he’s on a road trip (slow one ) from what I’ve read in other posts, so be patient and he’ll get on to this I’m sure! Cheers Bennie
  11. Buy the diametre size you need and replace as necessary. Bennie
  12. el_freddo

    Overheated 85 gl10

    Pull engine down, have the heads shaved to get them flat again. Invest in some quality head gaskets and put it all back together. If you’ve properly overheated the engine you may have softened the metal, no big deal for a putt-putt NA engine. Or EJ it to really bring it to life Cheers Bennie
  13. I can see pics now! That drain plug magnet looks pretty good, I’d consider that normal. Change/flush/drop/replace are all the same thing. Don’t refill the gearbox through a plug hole, use the dip stick - one quirk of the Subaru models that’s really handy! From memory 3.5ltrs is what’s required for the PT4wd box. “to flush or not to flush” - I’ve only ever changed oil in a vehicle that’s new to me. This gives me piece of mind knowing there’s fresh fluid in the various places - and I know what age/quality it is. I’m still yet to change the trans fluid in the auto of our family bus, it’s the last one to do - I’m not looking forward to it, hence why I’ve put it off... Seals: Clean up the area around the old seal, then I jimmy them out with a flat headed screw driver trying not to touch any of the mating surfaces as you don’t want to damage these. Lube the new seal with a rubber grease. Gently tap the new seal in with a hammer and flat punch, be gentle! Subaru seals will last the longest generally. The selector shaft seems to only be available through Subaru. The front diff stub seals are done from the “inside” - you need to remove the “sundial” bearing tensioner. Mark the case and the dial at the same point, count how many times it takes to wind them out until it comes out. Put another mark on the case so you know where to start winding in from. Knockout old seal, lube up new seal (only on the moving surface contact areas), fit new seal, replace dials to the count and marks you made previously. Do one side at a time so you don’t get the parts and your reference marks mixed up - this will change the diff setting that could lead to premature failure. Front diff seals are directional, ensure you fit the correct side according to its designated direction. The seal for the shafts and the big O rings are the same as the Liberty/legacy phase 1 and phase 2 gearboxes with the diff stub axles Cheers Bennie
  14. G’day @bajaleo, What data are you trying to look at? The 1993 is OBDI so connecting for live data I believe is a difficult thing to achieve. If wanting to read codes you’ll need to find the test mode connectors, connect them, then read the flashes from the check engine light. These codes will point you in the direction of the sensors that are having issues. The Oxygen sensor will sometimes not throw any codes, but not function properly, as this could give poor fuel economy and feel like it’s lacking performance. The AFM could be dirty and be giving false readings to the ECU, effecting the performance of the engine. I hope this helps. Cheers Bennie
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