Discussion in 'General Subaru Discussion' started by PRA4SNO, Jul 13, 2008.
Finally swapped the 2.5 cams in after being in Colorado for work. Still need to lube the cams and torque the bolts down, but the clearances are on-point. Ordered an accessport yesterday too. Hoping I can get the car running and tuned before I go to work down in Texas.
Chassis: 276,000K miles
2nd Long Block: 200,000K miles
No check engine light.
Still kicking strong.
Knock on wood!
Weight reduction stage 9000
Looking at my new daily Tuesday. 30th wrx i've looked at in 20 years, will likely be the first i've owned (also knock on wood)
Rolled 220k on the wagon. Got a new clutch installed by JM, as well as a "new" transmission with 102k on it. Mine was making some grinding/rattling noises in neutral, and at low rpms in 1-3. Originally, they just diagnosed the throwout bearing, but the sound was still there so I brought it back. They sourced the tranny, and installed it for free because of the mis diagnosis! Talk about an honest shop. I would have been happy with them just covering the labor!
I don’t know a better shop than JM Automotive. They are stellar!
Had it washed today. New Tommy's Express just opened up by my house.
Come back in 2222 miles
I will! Maybe I try to get the trip gauge to read 222.2 as well!
Fixed my Boost gauge!!
I got license plates!!! So much messing around with an 'undocumented' JDM import. I'll tell the whole story sometime. The short story is I bought a '97 JDM STi that passed through Canada and came into the US 4 yrs ago with no documents and never registered. FUN! Would be a cautionary tale except I love the car so much I guess it's a bit worth it. Saga isn't over yet BUT at least I can legally drive it around! LOL.
Just registered my new WRX and ordered my first set of personalized plates
I've thought about getting plates that say dubyarex but people would probably tease me
I think Minnesota allows only 7 characters.
Could do DUBYARX
Weathertech all the cars
My god are they worth the price. I've had them in my WRX for probably 5+ years by now and I got the wife a set for her Forester (that we picked up this past summer) for Christmas. It's weird to get in a car without them now.
Yeah after i had a set in my spectra5 in high school i haven't gone without them. Mini cooper, impreza obs, jetta(s), wrx, veloster
Same! I tried the Husky liners and they were no where near the quality. I bought the ones in my BRZ from an older guy that was selling his FRS for $fiddy dollar bucks.
Dropped in my first subaru motor today. Piece of cake. Only took 8 hours to figure out it was hung up on a dowel pin. Now I feel silly.
F**k the dowel pins. Haha. I swapped a motor from one car to another car and didn't notice that one of the dowel pins stayed in the motor I was putting in and both of the pins stayed in the tranny that I was trying to put it onto. Got everything lined up and going together and it just would not go fully together. Looked in with a flashlight and saw two pins going pole to pole on the driver's side...
I hate when it gets jammed pole to pole
When I asked my brother for advice this is what he said to look for haha. This reminds me I also almost had to rip it all out right after I got it square. I was putting the pitch stop mount bolt in and dropped one of the washers down near the clutch fork, didn't hear it hit the floor, my heart sank. When I finally found a flashlight to look I was able to see the little sucker sitting in there by the pivot pin. thank God for magnets, I was able to get my little bendy magnet-on-a-stick in there and grab it.
Dirty car+kids with water guns+50 degree day=free car wash!
I made a new tie down for my spare tire (old one broke). I made it using some 1/4 all thread rod some nuts and washers and a wingnut. I originally was just going to buy a new bolt for it but this didn't require going anywhere.
Spent all day getting the motor ready for drop-in. Got it in before I left the shop so now all that's left is to button up and hope it runs
Finally got the transmission out of gear so i could drag it into the garage to dismantle it. Only took one er trip parting out this car
I know this is a subie forum but that Ghia project behind this pic looks like fun...
It's not a ghia, it's a type 3 fastback. Made around the same time but had back seats and a front and back trunk. That's actually what is getting the subie donor lol
This is the awd ej255 one
And this is my ej22 swapped one (rear engine like the stock setup)
My buddy bought me a sticker. My mom was like: "Honey, people are gonna thing you're a flat-earther!", I'm like, "Not MY people...*wink*"
OMG! That's awesome.
Those "new" vehicle transport plates are super cool to boot.
I bought another wrx. This time an 05 and it's not a flaming turd. It is however an automatic...boo. Talk about taking all the fun out of driving a turbo car...or any car for that matter. I'm about to dive into some research on the swap but if anyone has done a 5mt swap on an 04/05 or has any relevant information/tips. pm me.
We "woke up" our previous @Bullwinkle tuned 03 WRX 4EAT by installing a Level 10 stall converter in it. My Lord did that thing launch!
Test drove it and remembered the rear window wasn't fully in place!
Utilized my factory cooling port for the DIY Cyl 4 cooling mod, welded the turbo wastegate for EWG, and hooked up the AOS. The first startup is tomorrow!
I cleaned up my shift boot with some saddle soap (my wife is a horse girl) and some neats foot oil(I think that's what it's called). Don't know much about the stuff but it made my boot really shiny I like it. Custom knob from tornado studios.
*Edit forgot picture
Just dropped the WRX off at JM for a timing belt and front end refresh
Business is definitely bumping for those guys, neat to see.
My BRZ was probably lingering in the lot outside as well. They had a lot full of cars!
Here you go! Missed my opportunity to get the trip gauge to read 222.2
Reminded myself of the wet weather dim oil light. Was worried until i remembered the outdoor sensor hates moisture...