What did you do to your subaru today?

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  1. Krazylegz1485
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    Definitely needs to be lifted.
     
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    I worked on my floppy side mirror. It's got that fold in button. Left one is no prob but the right flops forward when braking and back on take off. LOL! Not by much but a little. I took it apart and looked at the detent balls on the bottom. The metal insert is able to be pulled down and that seems like something that isn't supposed to happen. My guess is a previous owner backed into something or there's a broken return spring or something. I haven't figured out how to actually disassemble the mirror and by the looks of it, that is something that you can't actually do... We'll see... Here's a pic of what I mean:

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    The other thing I did was pop out a non functioning boost gauge on the a-pillar. Not sure what's going on with that either. It IS wired but to where I guess I'll find out:

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    And then there's this mysterious red button... ???

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    Probably for the nitrous system...right? red buttton.jpg
     
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    I was going to say that. Lol
     
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    Or one of these things...
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    Same...
     
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    HA HA! Perfect. Damn, that would have been cool. In other news, I was surprised to discover that someone was selling a set of white '96 STI side mirrors!! WOW! Really not used to finding what I need so fast...
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    [​IMG]

    Would that be the "short bus", or the "long bus"?
     
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    Yes...
     
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  11. Nic Wiederhold
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    I washed the car today! Although not sure these pix look any different than before I washed it...

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    20200919_153005~2.jpg Picked up a free runner while on vacation up north. Haven't brought it home yet but it will likely be a work horse until I part it out into my 71 fastback project.
     
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    Had another thought on what to do with my extra Forester shell....basically just use the sides and roof, and build a trailer under it with a simple leaf spring axle, plate off the rear door and quarter windows and put in an rv slider window with a screen. Build a bulkhead and set it up like a traditional teardrop with a rear galley. shorten and narrow the front clip to an A-frame tongue box.

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    I approve this message! Looks like a Reliant Robin
     
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    No turbos? :confused:
     
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    HA HA! It really does!
     
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    This little guy helped disconnect the engine while I got at the wiring...

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    Dude, that's the best when your kids want to hang with you. Here's a couple pix of my kids helping me with a recent build:
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    Fun!
     
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    Haha, sweet pink work gloves! I’m looking forward to when mine are old enough to help out. As of now, they like helping wash dad’s Subaru, and that is sufficient!
     
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    In order to tear down that mirror, you have to pull the mirror glass out of it first. It can be tricky to do without breaking it - it's stuck on with double sided tape so you have to heat it well before prying the mirror glass away. It will separate from the black plastic "border" that you can see around the mirror glass. After that, you are able to further disassemble.

    I believe the red button is a factory alarm override/programming button. Generally it is hanging under the dash though

    I remember seeing this white JDM STI wagon for sale a while back. Was it purchased from a dealer in Eagan?
     
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    That's really great info, man. Thanks so much! I got it from a guy in Shakopee. Could be he got it from that guy though. I haven't yet found a way to track it with the Japanese VIN (only 9 digits). I did find a Russian decoder and everything checked out in terms of what's on/in it. It's a lot of fun to drive. Really fat power band.

    At this point, I'm just focusing on some maintenance like old vac lines, this mirror and the floppity shifter. I will say this, modifying the shifter is a total cake walk compared to BMW. I've built a couple E36 cars. The trans end of the shift arm mounts on the top of the gearbox and is retained with a thing called a 'Bichclip' (sounds like 'bitch-clip') and that pretty much says it all. LOL.

    I was pretty pleased to discover you can swap out the shift lever from inside the STi (amazing) and the shifter is like $50!! OMG! It's already got a double sheer shift rod stock too! BMW parts are priced like they're hewn from satyr hooves harvested under a blood moon and packaged in a bath of unicorn tears. Want a DSSR shifter for your BMW? At least $400 if you're lucky. Want M3 cams, $700 used with 130k miles on them. Geez.
     
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    I replaced some glass-like vac lines with this really nice braided stuff:
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    I have a problem, I think this makes 17 cars that we own right now.
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    135k mile '02 VDC, black on black. Quarters are rotten, but pretty solid other than that. Misfire on cylinder 3, guy replaced plug, coil and injector, but when I ran it the injector sprays fuel, so I didn't do any diagnostics. I've got motors, if that's what it needs.
     
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    You and @Krazylegz1485 could start your own Subaru twelve-step program and support group. The addiction is real.
     
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    They are beyond help! Hahaha
     
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    Sounds like they could start a Subaru salvage yard.
     
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    No, these are rescue cars.
     
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    I see where all the jokers hang out late at night...

    FWIW, I've only got 6 Subaru's on the property at the moment. But am always willing to foster another... Haha. And maybe even find it a forever home.
     
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    I think I own 12 Subarus, and 17 cars total. Plus a Jeep and a Subaru that aren't mine.
     
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    anyone scrapping a 1998-99 Forester.. need some metal from the rear arches for my daughters car
     
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    I think we're at 11 or 12 total.
     
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    Turbo received a new CHRA, but now the car runs poorly at WOT. DAM is down to 14 or 15, and seeing additional feedback/fine knock.

    I am thinking that when I had the car tuned in July, the CHRA was already failing. Now that the turbo is working as it should, the tune is wrong. Seem rational?
     
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    I put on my winter tires last night :thumbup: I can't ever remember doing that before Halloween.
     
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    I have a truck, I'm on my winter tires all year. I'm also on my summer tires all year. And my off-road tires all year.

    It's great.
     
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    I upgraded to 4/2 pots this summer and was kinda hoping to find some 17" snow tires to toss on an extra set of wheels.

    I've still got my Nokian's on stock wheels but allegedly need spacers for the front. Spacers showed up today...

    I only have a 5 mile drive to work, completely in the country (so basically no traffic), and it was ridiculous coming home (still on summer tires). Crazy how much difference a tire makes.

    Heading out to the garage to see if the spacers do the trick...
     
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    Shipped some quick maintenance parts up ahead of me picking up my GF8 donor. Deciding if i'd rather tow it home or attempt driving it home in snowy conditions.
     

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