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  1. czny

    Rear axle replacement

    " I was able to get the old axle off the diff very easily, and using the BFH and wooden block method I got the stub shaft driven back out through the hub. " Have a set of these & they are better quality than most available locally: https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-8-Drive-E10-Deep-E-Torx-Socket-Trident-T120610-Free-P-P/122072255192?epid=11017011463&hash=item1c6c12cad8:g:2TAAAOSwARZXo2We
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    Rear axle replacement

    "Still have to cut the remains of the bearings off. I am a bit stuck, pardon the pun, on now removing the stub shaft from the axle since after 30 years together they seem well accustomed to staying that way. Any ideas? I have thought about cutting the axle where it bells out but I don't know if that would give me the access I want to then press the stub out? " https://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/168762-saving-rust-seized-ea-rear-axle-stubs-cvs/?tab=comments#comment-1398686
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    Air bubbles in radiator

    Agreed. Stopping combustion gasses is the job of the fire ring on the head gasket. Once that is compromised its all downhill.
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    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    PM sent. Shame that had to happen. Everything was shaping up so well for you.
  5. czny

    Air bubbles in radiator

    Why didn't you change both head gaskets at the same time if you suspected one already? While I agree that most coolant stop leak additives are garbage that cause more trouble, these are generally acceptable for sealing tiny leaks that may occur after an engine overhaul or head job: https://www.amazon.com/Bars-Leaks-HDC-Radiator-Tablet/dp/B000KKND3Q/ref=asc_df_B000KKND3Q/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312181776237&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1759667204531667135&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031106&hvtargid=pla-569057243725&psc=1 This stuff works best if coolant system is filled with water only for first few miles. Then drain system and add coolant mix. The additive pellets are generally believed to be ground ginger. Had a possum get into my garage a few yrs ago wreaking havoc and 3 packages of the stuff were eaten so it must be tasty ginger. Not the package, just the pellets
  6. czny

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    https://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/47562-fix-for-worn-and-sloppy-shifter-linkage/ https://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/86472-short-shifter-donepicture-added/ Somewhere there's a pic of how to shorten the shift, adding to lower rod length below the pivot.
  7. Yes it is a 5 spd dual range, but, oil dipstick & speedo drive are missing. Because of the grassy debris on it & in it(stuff in speedo drive hole), I'd be a little skeptical about condition of gearsets inside. Better drain the oil into a clean pan & see what comes out.
  8. Check out MJM National for terminals. May have something close to what you need: http://www.ebaystores.com/MJM-National-Inc/Metri-pack-480-/_i.html?_fsub=4139725013&_sid=3624523&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322 If not check out Newark, Mouser or Allied Electronics, just be aware they have minimum orders.
  9. czny

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    Everything looks great! Get some wiring harness spiral wrap at Homeless Despot or auto parts store & wrap those brake lines to protect against flying rocks.
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    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    I have the SJR 4 inch lift picture instructions on DVD. These were for the older all folded steel lift components but should be what you need. I'll make you a copy & send it if you PM your mailing address.
  11. https://www.amazon.com/Subaru-A0910AS100-Engine-Block-Heater/dp/B00IGZQU1E Get the 35*F porcelain t-stat adapter there too: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006U2HD2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  12. Agreed. Since dropping front crossmember another 1" on my 4" SJR lift I've had zero front axle problems with torn boots or hitting axles. Moving OEM axle small end boot clamps to position closer to inner DOJ helps too. YMMV.
  13. That may be true for 2wd rear shocks on a 4wd GL, but my experience with 2wd front struts on my 87 4wd GL with correct 4wd rear shocks was to lower the front end. Already made that mistake a few yrs ago. Wasn't paying close enough attention to the 'fine detail' in RockAuto descriptions when ordering KYB front struts. That was just before KYB 4wd struts dried up. Chose to order Monroe 4wd front struts when I added 4 inch SJR lift.
  14. Subarule might try contacting a warehouse like Hanson Distributing: http://www.hansondistributing.com/ Or another like it nearer to home in WA state. Find an independent parts store to do business with, not an O'Reilly's or other big box store. Someone with a paper catalog - not an e-catalog. Hanson supplied for a few of the independent auto parts stores in SoCal that I've dealt with for many years. Ernie's Auto Parts, which used to be in another location, is within the same warehouse, but since the experienced senior parts manager retired it's just not the same.
  15. Is this the seller on Ebay? https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Subaru-DL-GL-GL-10-Loyale-New-Pair-Front-KYB-Excel-G-Shocks-Struts/323681662310?hash=item4b5cee3566:g:HikAAOSwYwZcWWU~ Another seller, bapperformance(wonder if seller 'borrowed' from old BAP-Geon name): https://www.ebay.com/itm/KYB-Shocks-Struts-Strut-233022/163577113805?epid=75415354&hash=item2615f4accd:g:RlwAAOSwOzBcfF6p https://www.ebay.com/itm/KYB-Shocks-Struts-Strut-233023/173820709585?epid=74420540&hash=item2878858ad1:g:SJYAAOSwyQJcfF3U If so, these are for 2wd cars, not 4wd. You'll lose ride height with 2wd struts. Search for Monroe or Sachs front struts.