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  1. I’m guessing that Subru’s don’t use brass synchro’s in there transmission’s, otherwise GL5 mt oil wouldn’t be recommended, would it? I know that for my Nissan truck transmission’s, it’s only GL4, because it does have brass synchro’s. What I use is Valvoline Syncromesh Manual Transmission Fluid. Works great, smooth shifting summer or winter, even in single digit temperatures.
  2. Does that car have the cvt transmission, if so, could it have hurt the transmission when it cut off on the interstate?
  3. I found that had happened on a Nissan engine I was rebuilding and I was able to get one from the dealer. I don’t know if Subaru is the same but the whole piece is replaceable on the Nissan, the ball and spring is all in a cylinder that comes out. If it is, I think it could have been used in the EJ’s as well.
  4. WOW! I think the next time it’s fixed, I would drive it straight to another dealer and trade it. To many problems with this car. I don’t mean to be negative, but wow!
  5. You could take it to a radiator shop and see if they can clean it for you.
  6. I think in 1985 it only came with either a push button 4wd or a dual range 4wd, both of which are not full time, so no fuse to pull. Post a picture of your shifter to now which setup you have.
  7. That was a nice car. I hope the insurance paid you well.
  8. If it’s the original alternator, have it tested and if needed have it rebuilt. Better than the aftermarket junk.
  9. There is a small coolant under the intake.
  10. EJ it. Lots of information here about it.
  11. I have an ‘85 Nissan pickup that had 400,000 miles on it before I opened it up after it blew a head gasket. I bought it with 75,000 miles on it and used whatever was the cheapest oil and filter I could find, including Fram filters, and changed the oil every 3,000 miles. I was surprised to find the factory crosshatching in the cylinders. Cleaned up the pistons, re-ringed it, new bearings, timing set and head reworked and it runs as good as when I first bought it. Point being, based on my personal experience, it’s much less about brands than frequency. I also have an ‘04 Frontier with 281,000, an ‘04 Tahoe with 212,000 and a ‘15 Legacy with 148,000. All running strong.
  12. As regards the brake fluid, you may need to check your brake wear. The fluid level goes down as the brakes wear.
  13. I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t think that’s a Justy.
  14. If it’s built right, there’s no reason to baby it. Drive it like you stole it, it’ll help seat the rings.
  15. If it’s something you’re really interested in, ask whether or not it’s been repainted. It’s very difficult for me to tell, but I think it has. No branding on deck lid and I think I see overspray in different places. Pictures are not good enough to see. If it has been, then you really want to look it over closely.
  16. In 1982 the Camaro was available with 4, 6 or 8 cylinders. So probably the 4 cylinder, I don’t remember the displacement, probably 2.5.
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