Discussion in 'General Subaru Discussion' started by PRA4SNO, Jul 13, 2008.
Glad to hear you're back on the road. Hope it stays that way!
Headlights were occasionally flaring brightly for no apparent reason on the 05 LGT. Odd, no other indication on the dash of power +/-. Wiggled battery posts connections and found the + side was fairly loose. Removed both + and - from posts and disassembled. Cleaned with battery connection cleaner and wire brush. Wire brushed battery posts as well. Resecured and for good measure unbolted, cleaned and scuffed the three grounding wires I could find. (One on drivers side strut tower and two on passenger side frame rail. Car runs noticeably smoother, and it wasn't running rough before! Why does Subaru come with those cheap a$$ thin, janky battery post clamps?
Yeah. I went through several transmissions with my last subie. But i beat the crap out of her. Launching everywhere i went. Doughnuts. All the stuff u do with your first awd turbo car as a teenager. Then i decided to build a trans with some cryo hardened ra gears. That took longer to break. But it decided to explode just cruising at 40 miles and hour. If my memory serves me right the trans i am using now is not the one from the factory but a 03. But i dont think that makes much of a difference. Same design I believe.
Installed some chrome tail pipe tips I got from eBay.
Also removed recently installed rear window tint from rear window brake light. One less reason to get pulled over.
Just the tips? Someone had to...
Ya, just tips. I dont wanna spend money on an exhaust system. i wanna quietly creep up on people. Stealth mode. Lol.
I had the privilege of following some jack wagon on the cruise last year who had tinted tail lights and the 3rd brake light covered in tint as well. In the pouring rain with flashers on for a ways and I could not tell when the brake lights were on or off. It was quite a pleasant experience.
Wrapped the rest of the flares and my bonnet this weekend with Black Bamboo. Im very pleased
I don't get why people tint tail lights and even head lights. Saw a blacked out Charger on 694 over the weekend that had super dark window tint and dark smoked lenses on all lights. Just a crash waiting to happen. Not an "accident" but an entirely preventable crash.
Finishing up this IAG stage 3 tuff set up.
I wanna be tuff one day.
Is that an RB in the background?
Yes. Its my RB25 swap Nissan S14.
Pics or it never happened!!!
OMG that thing is PRETTY!!
Well i dont have whats needed to post here but it on my homepage link to my IG
A little last minute for me, but I jumped the gun on a rally innovations light bar. Hopefully gonna get some hella fog lights soon. And surprisingly fits snug with the front lip I have!
looks good dude. pick me up some aux lights while you are at it too...lol
Paid JM Auto a visit today for a new TMIC today!
Yesterday my battery noped our when I tried to start the car. My guess is that the 40 degree weather and e85 was the final straw.
Upon further investigation, I found the old battery was roughly ~360 cca and had 1/4 life left (according to the parts store). They also said the alternator and starter looked fine but I am a little worried there might still be charging or ground problems.
I decided to pick up a new battery with about 650 CCA. It was much warmer today but it cranked right over and I was on time for work! Small victories.
Yea 360cca is nowhere near enough especially if you plan to run e85 all winter.
What battery you end up going with I will likely need one before winter for the wagon as well.
Dropped her off this morning @ JM to address a list of things that Morrie's found on Tuesday. Trying to get in tip top shape before the snowz. Parking lot is filling up. Pack em, stack em, and rack em!
Ended up with O'Reillys highest cca. I assumed batteries are like milk and you just pay more for the label.
In some cases yes.
Did the flat tire mod last night. Picked up whatever the hell that is in Lakeville's downtown construction. Thankfully I already got the sob repaired
A good reminder for everyone to check their spare tire air pressure. You don't need two flats in an emergency, especially with winter coming.
The wait can be long (as exhibited when my brz threw the pad off earlier this week) but still would rather hang out and wait for AAA then change a tire on the side of the road anywhere here in the metro. 1/10 people actually move over for cars on the shoulder others yea...half dont even slow down so **** that noise.
Thankfully I was 2 minutes from my house when the light came on. Stopped at kwik trip to check it out, topped her off then drove the last half mile and put the spare on myself. Agreed on hating metro traffic those.
Turns out it was a 3/16 drill bit.
I picked up an entire pair of scissors with the work truck tire last year. Sounded like I hit something, then sounded like whatever it was had stuck to the tire. "Oh great...". Then a few seconds later it sounded like either something snapped off or it fell out. Got to my destination and the tire was already half flat. Pulled out one whole blade of a scissors. Assuming the snap I heard was the rest of it.
Sweet, free tools!
Speaking of that, I brought my sister to the airport round 4am and on my way back I watched a wheel fly off a vehicle. The dude was in the middle lane of 77 south bound on top of the 35 bridge.
I stopped and tossed the hazards on and called the cops. I agree. The cops in the area were slow AF, so I can only imagine how the wait would be for a truck... And the cars driving down cedar were booking it. Half of the damn cars almost hit us coming off 35e.
My best one yet is a valve stem! Yep, ran over a valve stem. Nothing like getting a flat tire from a valve stem that wasn't attached to the wheel.
I was changing my valve cover gasket,spark plug gromets and installing new ngk plug wires.
And whell the gasket went good but the spark plug gromets kept poping off and the bolt gromets with the kit whell mine didnt need as wernt there on removal.
Did i mention the amazon kit i got was for 98-12 Impreza ej25 models. But several reviews said fit 2010 forester whell not mine. FR. I just cleaned and re installed,inspected old plug gromet.
Plug wires fit fine, but back right old plug wire connector on plug broke off in there fna. Thank god removing battery and i was able to pick it out kinda ez with long small needle nose plyers.
Sorry for pics on cell. In garage drinking beer thinkn bout whats next.
Upside down guy out.
Picked her up from JM this morning, after getting some leaks fixed. Nothing major, just typical stuff you would expect from a 13 year old Outback with 206K miles. Saved almost 50% vs the dealer too. Thanks again JM!
Installed this Cusco rear strut bar today. It hides nicely under my cargo mat too!
Found out where all of the noise and smell was coming from on the RSVX.
Thanks Sheen and Jesse!
Pic of tiny hole...
Started tiny till you got a hold of her anyway...
That should buff right out.
Oh for sure it did!
That looks slightly familiar.
It only took about 9 months to install!
Timing belt kit, water pump, new acc belts, etc in our WRX. I would love to observe a professional do this...and/or buy the best tool possible to hold those dang cams in place. Aaaargh! I have a timing belt replacement coming up on our 94 2.2L, so much easier for this amatuer.