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About scalman

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    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

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    Lithuania
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    searched stuff about subaru , lifting, offroad.
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    male, from lithuania. like adventures, camping, cars, off road,
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    Subaru Outback 2001/11 2.5AT , VDC

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  1. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    new problems . well errors. ABS errors. after changing not changing but removing steering rack and puting it back i didint dissconect battery and now i have ABS light with VDC light. and i checked ABS error codes by blinking and i got errors 38 and 28 and that is rear left ABS sensor problem and Rear left outlet valve problem ... but i never touched rear wheels or ABS sensors there. so i thought maybe i touched some wires but i couldnt find anything that i would knocked or broke by accident. but errros came first thing after i put back everything back and start the car.... and as far as i know ABS errors cant be reset. so duno today i did some 440km trip without ABS and VDC thought they maybe come back to normal but no they didnt. so i duno whats happened with my ABS there. did test from this example
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    yes fan i not mentioned it . so thats ehy i have coolant temp goes too high... i will try to connect it straight for day and will see will fan will turn on man your car brakes everytime you drive it , its even worse. i did 5.5k km euro trip in it with all those problems without any problem. yes i will change it when this wont work anymore... it still works. it does what i see for it would need to do . but i know i will change car in time... i know what rust does... but for now ... its still works. again front part and middle is fine i fixed rust and its not much rust on that part anyway. this radiator i changed so i just bought used radiator with fans and i never checked those connectors. its not rusted because my car anyway. i bought it it this condition. nothing too bad here, thats fixeable. and you see if you will do worse car and use it then all other cars that will be newer will be better . for know if i hear some sound in my car i almost know for sure where its from ... and its good... and i mean subaru parts are cheap here... plenty of them too... and oem used parts are way more better then new aftermarket ones.
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    Wondered why my radiator maybe not working lets see that socket Lol
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    so what then use car loan from bank and buy other maybe rust free car ...i was looking at some 2007 outbacks or grand sherokees same year. but i would pay so much more because car loan like instead 4k i would pay 6k to them. i dont have 4k or even 2k in savings at all so im not sure yet ... and yes rear is rusty but maybe it can hold some still. front and middle i dont see problems still . as i would do head gaskets myself so it would be minimum spends like just for gaskets and other rubber stuff there to change. wouldnt change all stuff . and i wouldnt remove engine too. would do it outside on grass just with maybe some lifting engine up , but not removing. i saw its possible though much harder but i dont see why its not doable. and with that i would learn more too i mean practice stuff , do all myself alone even. and yes rusty but if you cut worse metal and weld to more ticker one that there was ever it will hold some time there. if its something there to weld to... yes its not for long time but it can hold some time still and then connect that new metal with other new metal that is connected to other good metal on car and you can make some kinda new exosceleton there that will hold some... well i allways tested my new welding offroad with maximum flexing suspension even going fast trough bad roads and susch and i wanna see is it holding there. and well it is ...for now ... and maybe its hard for people to understand who not strugle with life , if you need new subaru you will find it and buy it no ? or car for parts , or spend 3k on shocks ... i can see how it seems weird for you why im still driving same car . and if upgrade i want then go at least for somehting 2006-2007. it doesnt mean it wont be rust . if that car was driving in my country it will be rust still maybe not that much but it will be no matter what. i can buy exported cars sure from italy, germany and such, but do they not have salt on roads too ? i think they do similar to us .
  5. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    for overheats yes internal but my oil leaks outside on ground everyday after i leave car and in couple weeks im having oil level on low or even less level. in 2017 it was not so bad as i did my euro trip 5500km i put about 5l oil in engine then. but then it was not so bad leaking outside as now is worse as weather got hot now about 25 celcious and car sits on sun that doesnt help either. i still wonder about head gaskets what fits my engine and can i put newer year or turbo model gasket. i mean if its identical all holes same then why not ? that stainless steal one . then again i should look what i have here in online shops localy . will search for those codes what fits me and what not. and another thing what i should and could change while doing head gaskets. found some amazon kit for those engines. would be nice to find all codes for all those parts too. well timing belt i did like 2 years ago myself so maybe no need timing belt yet. and its doable easily from front , but all those other stuff i should change i thing ... yes ? or then head gasket bolts kit . does it need to change those bolts too ?
  6. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    yh i should do it soon. because like now outside hot and oil leaks even more . but i wonder if it leaks in rear part engine why my oil filter and exaust bolts are in oil too.but anyway it need to be done . when i bought car haed gasket line was all in seelant. why put sealant in there does it need sealant when you change head gasket i think you dont need. do you ? so oems i have must be those type but then there are other kind for this engine too and they stainless steal and then some diff look without black lines as i understodd problem was that they where one layer gaskets so if changing you need to put something better multi layer stuff found some good info for myself too so i have external for sure and maybe internal too as my engine overheats
  7. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    its just shouldnt overheat that fast because last year or year before it wasnt, and i wasnt loosing so much oil before too . some poeple said me ohh you overheating that will be head gaskets... but why those connected ? does my coolant channels inside engine clogged or what because of bad head gasket. when i change oil it doesnt look any wierd and i dont loose coolant so much well it goes away with time sure but not that i would see like in week ir so . so i still dont get it how head gaskets are responsible for engine overheat. what if its gearbox well if it have too much oil , then it gives trouble to engine and its overheats , could that be ? though i saw other cars on videos like they testing them some city AWd cars and after couple tries they saw ohh its overheated we must wait ....
  8. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    driving normaly no. even driving normalu off road like if its road and im going forward and not stuck in one place its fine still. if i use like 1st gear more i mean its auto but you can feel which gear its using by revs, so if its on low gear or like stuck in sand mud of just torturing car for some reasons then its got hot fast , and like hot to 120 celcious even those numbers are from ecu from phone app torque so there i can see exact temp . and its like sky high... after its cools down coolant level same but didint checked for bubles. i cant make it overheat in city or on normal roads it must be some torturing for it like stuck in place and spin wheels not moving just in place or similar. im almost positive that my head gasket leaks they where before but now i got oil puddle small every day mean everytime i park car and when i come back next day or even same day later its oil on ground. i cant see back of engine but in front where is oil filter i saw before that oil sunks trough where head gasket sits about that place. not sure how else to check i got oil on frame more on rear part on engine that its hidden so i cant see that part after some time my exhasut header screws have oil on them like drops and they all oily and black too. oil filter getting oily too after longer time but i cant be sure where that come from . will check those stuff that you both mentioned. thanks. i should do head gaskets anyway before people start to complain of my oil leaks on street.
  9. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    i maybe asked this but again about overheating... so weather is warmer with that not first time i overheat my car in some offrady stuff , well any stuff that car need to go for longer period of time on low gear and high revs , now idrove via sand and it went over 110 celcious after some 15-20 min of driving not just straight sand roads but some harder places and its jumps overheating all over , VDC turn off because that , well its hot there. so now whats become hot and why ? Coolant Engine oil Gearbox oil ?? coolant level was ok today and oil was ok too in engine. in gearbox seems to be ok too its hard to measeure it properly as when to do that cold or hot . so not sure maybe in gearbox its too much oil though. could too much oil cause overheating ? too low i know but today i was on good levels. and its just when you push harder , then you drive for longer on straight road and its come back to ok temp. ohhh fans seems to be spining ok both ... well i think they do problems i have allready : oil leak seems to be head gaskets. it goes for long time allready but now it became larger problem it just leaks everyday, or more like everytime you leave car after driving so it leaks untill it gets colder. because its all ways same amount oil to leak not more not less. smell of burning oil while driving or while stopping after long drive but thats just oil burns on exhaust i guess as i removed all covers from exhaust. and then what about some air in system . can air come to gearbox oil system when you removing radiator and disconnecting those 2 tubes that goes into gearbox ? maybe air in coolant system ? coolant pump ? what else ? what things first to check or change without removing engine ? is it just overheats because head gaskets bad ? can it do it just because that ? after time coolant and oil levels go lower as they leak i think but coolant not so fast , oil faster. so now car kinda cant drive any off road roads more harsh or digging in one place because its overheats fast what factors cools down engine when you not moving since radiator then not cooling itself with air ? its that other vent ? so engine overheats because gearbox overheats or gearbox not overheat ? i mean we dont have gearbox temp do we ? so its same system then ?
  10. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    I thought brake pads so i checked them on both sides and they not loose. And this wasnt before it just appeared at some point. When i was removig rear axle and disconnected all links that trailing arm just fell down meaning bushing parts where separated And for front ones checked brake pads too and no loose there. And its not doing it every time just when i stop and start to move. Then after i move forward and if i brake no sound.so i guess lower bushings. But wierd problem that i cant find those i need on local shops now wow thats lame subaru support there.
  11. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    yes and many companies that you or others naming that i know not here localy . and sending such small stuff would cost me like more then part itself its not worth it. so im stuck what i can find localy . i dont think i need just stronger end links i need them longer too. and i have localy stronger links this type and i need other kind , but maybe i dont even need sway bars as iv been driving without them for long time now. if when you braking front or moving from stop or going backwards from stop and using brakes you hear some kind of metalic click sound like something moved while you changed directions rapidly this must be front lower bushing is it ? i had those before going bad and i put some cheap ones i guess bad quality china ones but good thing that they easy to replace at least. so now im looking for rear ones20254AE03A and front ones21067GA050
  12. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    i was going without them for long time until now. just put front one for week maybe and brake that link right away, my point was make car more stable maybe on higher speeds. im just trying to find problem with vibrations and whine so i could enjoy still longer trips on higher speed. now i think my rear trailing arm bushings went off and maybe on both sides as i have sounds of kinda rubber moving or sliding from place to place. so those didint hold very long as i changed one maybe 1 year before or about that. saw people puting there some whiteline or similar stuff that comes from 2 parts and no need pressing inside it . but does that holds longer , is that worth it. problem is that i cant press those myself yet...dont have tool
  13. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    inner CV yes i thought that too, but 2'' lift on those cars is normal and people who done same didint complained of vibrations, so maybe just my CV's need to be changed or one of them at least. i was going long time without sway bar but now i thought ohh maybe it will fix my vibrations in front, but it didint so yh i will take it out again i guess. i need to take out that sterring rack and look at it can i tight that bolt or not , then i need to look other steering rack even used one but without lossenes. and that whine noise in rear , i changed that bearing to used one from scrapyard, so what a chance that i put just bad one , now im thinking of that everytime i drive ,im trying to hear something new i try different speeds and such and im thinking what could it be. if i lift one side rear and put it on drive and it will spin that one wheel will i hear anything that way ? someone said lift it all car in air and try then but subaru AWD system wont spin all wheels if car will be in air , will it ? im just thinking that noise shouldnt be there and there must be the way to fix that. but again can tire alone make that noise if its slightly wrong in camber, in alignment center they said that camber is slightly off but not like too much. i duno, like why noise changes depends how many weight is in rear like with full rear seat people i think its whines louder. today i drove and i thought its kinda loud even on 60km/h speed.
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    so front sway bar link on passenger side broke so i removed just that one and looked how it goes on angles with just one side connected top on flat ground, then both sides one by one and it touches that arm when flexes on passenger side so it would make knock noise if i would do some driving with diagonals. cant dissconect both ends because then its nowhere to put sway bar and keep it safe. and with my lift and original links its just doesnt hold.
  15. scalman

    Johnny 5 is alive

    yes how that living space there looks with camping mode on.
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