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About GeneralDisorder

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    Elite Master of the Subaru
  • Birthday 09/12/1979

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    Performance / repair technician. Shop owner.
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    Superior Soobie and Import (SSI) LLC. Owner.
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    91 SS, 90 L, 83 hatch, '69 GMC, '86 Trans Am

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  1. We use copper washers. They are reusable. And cheaper. https://www.buyautosupply.com/products/bas03546-m20-copper-drain-plug-gasket.html As stated, you CANNOT reuse the factory crush washer. They are designed with a bubble that conforms only once and then must be thrown away. If you use them they will generally leak or if not they require much more torque than they should which can damage the pan. The copper washers will conform half a dozen times. After which you replace them. They can be annealed if you absolutely must by heating to cherry red and allowing to air cool. GD
  2. It can be done, but I would recommend cutting in the middle, turning the OD down to match some seamless heavy-wall tubing with some plug-welding holes pre-drilled in it. Press it into the sleeve with a .001" interference fit then weld up the ends and all the plugs. You should keep the splined ends wrapped in a wet rag to prevent them from losing their heat treat. GD
  3. GeneralDisorder

    1991 XT6 won’t idle, runs rough

    Question - why in the world would you buy this heap of rust if you "don't know a thing about cars"? This is a terrible vehicle to start with. Parts are impossible to find, and I wouldn't characterize these as particularly simple to work on - 80's fuel injection being a terrible introduction to fuel systems. That said - these suffered from a pretty terrible wiring design flaw - they stuck the ECU in the trunk and so you have a LOT of wiring running to the engine through the door sills, etc. Subaru's wiring is not particularly resistant to moisture and their idea of a crimp splice (which is typically not shown in the diagrams at all, let alone a location for it) is a copper ferrule wrapped in a piece of rubber and then taped up. They tend to turn to green puss and are ENTIRELY hidden inside the harness, not listed in the diagrams, and can be a HUGE nightmare to track down. GD
  4. I believe it's part of the phone app, or you can buy an actual key ring remote also if you would like one. I don't think there is any hardware that you have to buy but I'm not completely 100% familiar with this aspect of 2019's being I own an independent shop and don't see much of the newest models. GD
  5. You subscribe to starlink and use the phone app. Aftermarket systems will not work due to the level of integration and key encryption Subaru uses. Welcome to the 21st century. Subaru doesn't want you being able to buy things like this from other sources. None of the auto manufacturers do. GD
  6. GeneralDisorder

    Heater core location issues...

    You will have to get the core from Subaru if there are any available still, or have it repaired or re-cored. This is pretty much standard practice for 80's and many older vehicles at this point. I had a brass/copper unit re-cored for my 86 Trans Am and the cost was about $175. GD
  7. In my opinion the way to do it would be to forget about the factory EZ30 harness and all the codes you will fight trying to swap it to a 96. Cut it on the body side of the bulkhead manifold harness plugs and wire up a LINK ECU to it. You can get a LINK and wire-in harness tor about $1500 and they have the trigger setup already programmed and they just work so well and are easy to tune. But if you aren't doing it yourself, it's going to cost far more than just buying a low mileage H6 Outback that already has this engine. GD
  8. Limited budget simply isn't going to get the job done. Installing a 3.0 or a turbo engine is a MASSIVE undertaking and not being a mechanic is the end of this discussion. No one is going to do this for you for under $10,000 parts and labor. Last quote I did for a 90's era Antique to a 2.0 turbo swap was ~$16,000. You're simply living in a fantasy world thinking you can get more than about 135 AWHP from that vehicle.... and that's if you install a 25D. The stock engine makes about 110 to the wheels. GD
  9. You're confused - the sensors you are talking about cleaning are the cam and crank sensors - the O2 sensor is the exhaust. GD
  10. I've never tried. It's not uncommon for us to replace entire sections of supply line with nylon braided AN lines for higher volume applications. Mitsubishi EVO's have small feed/return lines and need to be upgraded at about 500 WHP or so. Look at the kits for this - they use braided AN hose for the supply and use the old supply as the return. Armored hose, properly installed and secured with grommets where needed, is perfectly acceptable in our opinion. GD
  11. Yes - please just do as Subaru requests and put ATF in it. PS fluid is for Honda's. GD
  12. GeneralDisorder

    EA81 Timing Belts??

    The parts to rebuild an EA81 are basically no longer available. These engine nearly always need replacement oil pumps and they went out of production many years ago and are now essentially unobtainable. Along with intake valves for the 83+ heads, bearings and rings from reputable suppliers, lifters (especially the hydro ones), and no one really has the proper tooling or setup to do line honing, boring, etc. Even decent gaskets and seals are becoming very difficult. The EA81 cars have long since left the domain of daily driving status because of the replacement parts logistics, and lack of service knowledge in the repair industry. It will be a huge fight to daily drive one. As someone that has daily driven them and other 80's cars. Have plenty of long term backup plans in place for when it's out of service for months at a time or longer. GD
  13. It's an inductive pickup. It doesn't require any input power. You need an oscilloscope to monitor the waveform and also the cam angle sensor and then check for correlation. A multimeter is useless for testing this sensor. GD
  14. Well there's always the Nintendo Switch. It's a pretty sweet handheld and converts to a console for motels and home. GD