Saving a clean 2001 Forester

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  1. Chux
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    So I picked up these 3 Foresters last summer, and am ramping up to really work on this 2001.
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    Not quite sure on it's back story. The chassis is low mileage and virtually rust free. But most of the good mechanical parts have been robbed. Well, I'm putting it back on the road. I've been slowly accumulating parts, but the biggest one showed up yesterday:
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    JDM EJ20. A lot of parts have to be swapped over to use this, so I started the teardown last night. Internals are very clean, and no sign of head gasket seepage
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    I have a new timing set, lots of engine gaskets, spark plugs, radiator, etc. to go in.

    I got a nice Silver '00 hood, so I will be using the glass headlights from my white parts car. I also plan to swap all the "S" parts I can from it (rear disc brakes, larger mirrors, woodgrain trim, etc.). Get some KYB GR2 struts. Some sort of Double-DIN radio with navigation and Android Carplay, or whatever.
     
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    Idk what it is about this gen Forester but I love it so much. They look goofy but in a good way.
     
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    I think it's the über-utilitarian nature that makes them so appealing. Just so dang practical at the expense of anything else.
     
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    No matter what your taste, they have potential.

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    Can the "park my car next to the water like it's a boat" pics die in a horrible fire already?
     
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    No. LOL
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    A couple hours a night during the week last week got the intake and oil pans swapped, new plugs, valve cover gaskets, Mitsuboshi timing belt, NSK idlers and Aisin tensioner, swapped the crank and LH cam sprocket.

    Then, I spent most of yesterday in the garage. New transmission cooler hoses, new fuel filter, new radiator and hoses.

    Here's about where I ended.


    Not an inch of exhaust on it, which was super annoying, so I didn't run it very much. But I got out my testing kit and pressurized the cooling system, to find the bypass hose from the water pump to heater pipe has a nick in it, so I'll have to grab a new one.

    Started harvesting the exhaust off the '00, hoping to put that all together tonight. I need to get my mom's 2012 Impreza into the garage tomorrow to pull the valve body, so I can swap the Lock up Solenoid and she can return her rental Kia by Friday.
     
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    Sounds like a Subaru to me!
     
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    Yep, like a wet fart.
     
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