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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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    Two eyes, nose, mouth... The usual...
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    '88 L wagon '91 brumby, 93 RS wag

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  1. el_freddo

    Front strut

    I can confirm what @ferp420 is saying about rear strut length - the 2wd unit is longer than the 4wd unit. As ferp said, this is due to the 4wd unit needing to clear the CV joint of the rear shaft. The 2wd unit has the lower strut/shock mount directly behind the rear wheel axle. As for adjustable struts, the came out on series 1 of the L series, and we’re dropped for fixed height struts on the series 2 - but they are interchangeable. Cheers Bennie
  2. el_freddo

    Where to source l series axles

    Problem is that the Aussie market is a BIG place and freight isn’t cheap over long distances. We don’t see the L series in yards anymore, even the Gen1 Liberty/Legacy is had to find. @ferp420 - 25 spline diff stubs are also found on the manual NA MPFI EA82. The auto versions is still 23 spline. Cheers Bennie
  3. el_freddo

    Spfi brat help

    Try the factory L series unit or rotate the thermostat housing 180*, make an elbow piece to marry to the factory hose and use a small piece of hose for the gap between the adaptor piece and the thermostat housing. The factory L series upper hose would be way easier though! Cheers Bennie
  4. el_freddo

    Hello from Wyoming!

    Welcome to the forum! Bit of a stance nation fan? Cheers Bennie
  5. el_freddo

    Where to source l series axles

    Hmmm... touring wagon, could be either! One way to do it is to slip an inner CV joint as far as you can and count the splines. It’ll be 23 or 25. Or look at the fuel outlet pipe at the fuel tank to the fuel pump, if it’s 10mm the vehicle was EFI. If it’s closer to 5mm, it was a carb unit. Or if you’re running a surge tank, you probably have a originally carb fed EA82 touring wagon on your hands. Cheers Bennie
  6. el_freddo

    Where to source l series axles

    It’s more than likely a carb unit originally. Mis your wagon a touring wagon or a DL with the flat roof? If flat roof it’s definitely a carb unit which means 23 spline count on the diff stubs. Cheers Bennie
  7. el_freddo

    New Member (again..)

    Geez mate, it’s not Facebook with its millennial instant gratification! This forum is quite friendly, is very active for a forum these days and many members have a lot of knowledge that they’re willing to share. But if you’re going to wallow around in self pity you’re not going to get far on here. In your current situation I know that’s an easy thing to do. I was referencing your second post in this thread. Welcome to the forum Dusty. Have you got a link to a thread about your EJ conversion? Cheers Bennie
  8. el_freddo

    Where to source l series axles

    Welcome Raynman, I’ve put a set of Repco units into my brumby. Not as good as OEM but the best aftermarket units I’ve come across so far. Cheers Bennie
  9. You might find you’ll get more replies when posting in the 90’s to present sub forum @ElliottAugust Don’t get me wrong, there will be some stez buffs in here, but being specific to your vehicle’s setup I reckon you’d get more specific replies in the other sub forum Cheers Bennie
  10. Be wary of swapping the Torsten bar setups between the wagon and the MV. Apparently (I’ve only heard) the MV’s Torsten rating is higher than that of the wagon. This is the difference between load carrying and ride comfort. While you’ve got the diff and driveshafts out, now is a good time to tackle the inner CV cups that are more than likely welded to the diff output shafts due to rust. With full access you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting these apart. Lube up before reinstalling! Cheers Bennie
  11. el_freddo

    Side Project Question

    That rear end will take it. Just make the upper support for the shock/strut strong enough for the job. If the factory springs don’t handle the weight you want, use a set of front Honda springs from an early 90’s vehicle. But without a body, rear diff, glass etc to support, the factory springs should be good to go. I made a trailer from an MY wagon rear end. Ran without shocks for years, not ideal at the traffic light where it took ages to sit still but it tracked awesome at speed around corners loaded or unladen. It’s now got a set of new shocks on it and the thing is perfect bar the rust in the old Nissan single cab tray tub I’ve got welded on top. It’s carry so much more than it ever should time and time again. Go for it, you won’t regret it! Cheers Bennie
  12. @Ferret54 - EJ engine. EA was L series and MY prior to the EJ series engine beginning in ’89 Cheers Bennie
  13. THERE IS ONLY TWO BELT TYPES!!! DOHC = double overhead cams and SOHC =,single overhead cams (shorter belt than the DOHC) It does not matter what year your EJ engine is - the belt requirement depends on whether it’s DOHC or SOHC. Tensioner type doesn’t matter! Both systems have a tensioner, two smooth idlers and one cogged idler. Later DOHC’s have a small smooth idler between the tensioner and the intake cam wheel. If any of the idlers are missing (like the lower smooth idler) the belt may seem longer than what’s needed. Cheers Bennie
  14. Exactly what forester2002s said. This is the FB series engine setup. Cheers Bennie
  15. Nope, drive shafts here are what you guys call half shafts. Sorry for the confusion! That centre drive shaft is known as a tail shaft or prop shaft over here! Cheers Bennie