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About kayakertom

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    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

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    Lake Oswego
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    physicist
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    87gl 3-door, 88gl, 86 xt

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  1. Took out the Evaporator Core Box without removing the dash and that contained the mouse nest. Found 4 mice bodies and lots of insulation material, a rag, paper, leaves and twigs... May start the reassembly process tomorrow.
  2. Does the heater / ac/ fan control unit have to be disassembled / disconnected to remove the dash (3rd image)? Something seems to be snagging the dash at the top center. Looks like a mouse dragged a rag into one of the boxes (4th image). This stopped being fun a long time ago...
  3. Wondering when I'll get my really nice 3-door ea82 back together minus the mice nest... Still removing things to get access...
  4. Some photos of the intake ports; I removed the hood, wipers and the 4 center plastic insets holding the two plastic screens in place. It's a shame Subaru didn't screen off those ports. Would keep the drivers side port closed - AC position for any vehicle being stored to block mice access.
  5. kayakertom

    EA82 CV Axle Heat Shield

    I added a heat shield - mounted to the cat a few years ago and haven't had a problem with the rubber boot.
  6. Replaced the faulty sensor with a Rock Auto special $1.50 ; so far so good.
  7. To each his own way; I prefer gauges that are accurate and will be replacing mine with something I can calibrate.
  8. Mine has doubled in the past week; something is going on.
  9. Is it normal for the oil pressure sensor to fail by reading high (very)? I'm getting 65 psi on start-up at idle and almost maxing out as the rpm increases. Stays above 45 psi as the oil warms up. As this just started with the coming of colder weather, I ruled out bad oil with an oil change. Will check in my spare parts for another oil pressure sensor in the morning. Hope it is the sensor and not the actual pressure - don't want an oil seal popping out...
  10. I've been trying to track down the problem with the driver's door power window on my '88 gl wagon. When I pulled up the carpet under the passenger seat, I couldn't figure out what the long white plastic component with electrical wiring is - photo attached. What is it?
  11. My '88 gl wagon has excessive + camber for both rear wheels. Any recommendations for a Portland shop for getting the adjustment done?
  12. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/01/drive_an_older_subaru_in_portl.html#incart_most-read_pacific-northwest-news_article
  13. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/01/drive_an_older_subaru_in_portl.html#incart_most-read_pacific-northwest-news_article I think these particular thieves have been "borrowing" older subarus for quite a while - my older gl was stolen and recovered the same day in the same area last May - same M.O. as in the article.
  14. 5 qts of Mobile on sale for $11.99, then there is $7 rebate coupon if you can find it; net cost $4.99.
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