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About YnotDIY

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    USMB is life!
  • Birthday 01/30/1990

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    Chicago, IL
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    Jimbo Metiva
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    new to subaru and trying to DIY as much as I can.
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    88 GL Wagon D/R

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  1. Hey hey - Swapping the heads on a forester right now that had a couple belt valves from breaking a timing belt. my dog, a doof, stepped on the timing covers while they were off and broke them! I know people run open covers on the EA82, I do that myself, but I’m wondering if anyone goes without the covers on the EJ25. Gotta finish the job today. What do y’all say? Okay to run this forester w/o timing covers?
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    Coolant Loss 88 GL

    @DaveT @sparkyboy @el_freddo @czny Swapped the intake gaskets with OEM. after taking the aftermarket off (which were totally ripped on both sides!) and looking into the engine, which was totally stained with coolant that was my issue! no more coolant loss and it’s running great. Looks like the head gaskets are safe for now! thanks for the help.
  3. Hey Dweeb 

     

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    Coolant Loss 88 GL

    when doing intake manifold gaskets with OEM gaskets is it necessary to coat them with coolant resistant goop? I've done this (as was suggested to me) with non OEM gaskets, but was curious what procedures ya'll use. Any Tips and Tricks? @DaveT @sparkyboy @el_freddo @czny
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    Coolant Loss 88 GL

    @DaveT I remember you also saying to check the coolant hoses and that there are 7? of them.... Obviously I know of the common 4. Inlet and outlet hoses for rad and heater core....where are the others? One tiny one off the water pump?
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    Coolant Loss 88 GL

    It's hard to tell because it's been so hecking cold in Chicago (-20), but it believe I'm getting a lot of white smoke on start up. It seems to go away after a couple of minutes and I'm definitely smelling a sweet smell to the exhaust. Could that be some failed intake gaskets? I did change them when I got the car because they were leaking. I think I used some chepo gaskets. @DaveT When I first got on here i remember you saying to use good intake gaksets because the non-OEM ones are bogus. Maybe this is what's causing my problem and not Head Gaskets....my engine temps seem to be normal to me....what do ya think?
  7. Hey Ya'll Just checked my coolant levels last night and the reservoir tank was empty. Checked the rad and it was low as well. I'm fearing the worst...head gaskets starting to fail...got some sludge on the oil cap and a bit on the dip stick.... I've also heard it's possible to get these symptoms with a failing intake gasket...my hope (of course) are that the intake gaskets are failing to keep the coolant passage closed. In everyone's experience what do you think? I haven't noticed any major overheating, but the bit of sludge on the dip stick really has me worried. Is it possible to get these symptoms with a failing intake gasket? Thanks!
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    1993 Loyale Wagon. SubaWag

    Great ride! Where did you get those Center Caps?
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    FOR LAUGHS and THE FUTURE

    Bennie - Do you have an EJ ECU and an EA82 engine? I didn't realize they were compatible like that.
  10. awesome, thanks @GeneralDisorder. Got both LH and RH today. Will be swapping them tomorrow. I'll post some pics.
  11. So just checking but, seals that are 30x50x9 should work? Like these? >> https://www.amazon.com/Subaru-Legacy-Forester-Outback-Impreza/dp/B0798TD5BM/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_263_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=VWDVXTZ3ZJNBHXHAH76P
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    FOR LAUGHS and THE FUTURE

    @jono I actually used to have one of those. 1989 Toyota Camry Wagons look very similar.
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    1982 WRX Brat SWAP!

    this is rad!
  14. Just cruising the Crosstrek threads which are only 4 pgs deep....crazy.... Came across this and had to share over here. With the vast amount of knowledge on the 80's threads (and others) this just threw me because we generally don't see posts like this over here. Not trying to shame anyone, but man, this had me rolling for a minute. DON'T WORRY, IT'S SHORT AND SWEET > https://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/166248-led-lights-in-map-lightsdisaster/ This had me thinking, because I'm interested in getting an outback sport or early 2000's outback in the next few years. So what do ya'll think? 1) How new are you willing to go with Subaru? 80's and 90's till death? 2) Anyone in here CVT over Manual? (I know it's not that easy) 3) Anyone favor newer models of other brands? (I'm definitely not a one brand kind of person)
  15. @86BRATMAN haha yeah I did. These parts cross over a bunch of years. Well into the 2000's.
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