What did you do to your subaru today?

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    A little tip for ya after all of that hard work. Get them covered with clear bra type material. I paid $60 to have mine wrapped on my bugeye after spending 5 1/2hrs sanding and polishing them. I sold the car 6 years later and they still looked just as good as the day that I restored them!
     
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    Finally got the H&R springs i ordered a few weeks ago. Had just enough time to replace the rears. Fronts will go in next week when i get a new driver front axle.
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    This weekend I installed a Perrin turbo inlet for a friend. Fixed a few leaks on his car, oil pressure switch and avcs oil feed line and then I over torqued a bolt on his power steering pump so I got to learn how to use a helicoil, fun times. Traded my time and suffering for a snowboard and $100. Good deal.
     
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    New lugs to dress it up a little.

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    Yet again contemplated driving it off a cliff. Noticed the wife's Forester running sporadically hot Saturday night. Fans were on and radiator was cold. Figured the thermostat was stuck shut but then I checked the coolant and it was low.

    Filled it up and ran it again and it seemed fine. Added a little to the overflow just for the hell of it. Monday she said she noticed it gets warm again for a second while they were in the sun, but pulling around into the shade it cooled right back down. I checked it, it was low, so added a little more.

    Last night I checked it and it wasn't quite as low as before, but now the overflow is full and I'm pretty sure it's pushing it out of there now as well (wet around where the overflow hose goes in).

    So... Anybody got a connection to a good running 2.5 in a junk car? This thing has 190k ish on it and has already had the gaskets done once at some point. I'm contemplating doing the minimal (head gaskets) and calling it good. However, with the mileage on the short block I'd consider just swapping in a complete long block (plus that would ideally save some down time).

    Only reason I wanna put any effort into this thing is it's allegedly a California car and it's actually pretty clean rust wise.
     
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    Once you have a replacement motor found if there is any I can get in your way and slow you down while doing this...you know how to reach me.
     
  9. MidnightImpreza
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    Hit 50k on the 2016.

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    Not today, but took the wagon out camping a couple weekends ago, after a rainstorm. Subaru AWD proves victorious yet again. There was so much dirt/mud stuck throughout the suspension and undercarriage that the whole car would vibrate at 40mph. A solid 2 hours of pressure washing got it back to normal though.
     

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    Don't you hate it when you forget the mods you've already done and order stock replacements? 03 WRX needed rear pads/rotors. Best deal by far was Rockauto. I ordered stock replacement rotors forgetting that years ago I had "upgraded" to H6 rear brackets and rotors. Thank God I kept the original caliper brackets! So, if anyone is looking for H6 rear brackets I have a complimentary set for you.
     

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    Dug it out. Battery was kaput so I ran to White Bear Subaru and grabbed another. Car started but ran rough due to being parked for two months. Proceeded to swap on summer wheels
    And had a stud break off. Put everything away and walked away. Lol
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  13. Krazylegz1485
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    That's crazy. Bad car-ma or something... Haha.

    Actually, that's probably just the car's way of saying "Oh, now you want to play?! F you, guy."
     
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    Lol it must be a subaru thing, my brat, 98,99 and 05 outback sports all had issues with snapping lugs including the time 4 snapped slowly while driving around Minnetonka
     
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    I feel ya brother. You're not alone. I've had 2 wheel studs break off over the years. Not hard to replace, but still...
     
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    Double check torq specs! And stick to them.
     
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    Nah, i just upgraded to some arp studs that accept uggadugga specs
     
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    Maybe I should go that route. Ended up snapping two on the same wheel. Zero issues with the other 18 lugs. Dunno. If you look at the pics, they snapped off at the rim. So about half of each lug is still there.
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    3 lugs are good enough amirite!?
     
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    Thats how all my 05 outback sport ones were when i noticed i had 1 lug left.
     
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    Torqued to 90 lbs. based on Subarus specs
     
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    Did it last Thursday, went Delicious Flex Fuel.
     
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    I'll scoop these if you still have em
    Edit* or you could meet up with @thomas franz in Anoka.
     
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    Put WRX pedal covers on the FXT today. Honestly a huge PITA.

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    They're yours. I will be back in town sometime this weekend. Let's look at next week.
     
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    Where did you go for the tint out of curiosity? Looks great
     
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    I finally changed the spark plugs on my 2014 Outback 3.6. Man was that a PITA but couldn't stomach the dealers quoting close to $600 to do the job and one local shop near me quoted 850.

    A bit overdue as I'm at 79.5k but the plugs weren't too bad that I pulled but definitely a bit worn. Was able to get it all done without touching the front motor mount (I've got small hands for a dude and was able to eventually get the coils/plugs out and new ones in). Lost some skin in my thumb but the knuckles are intact at least :thumbup:

    I really want to meet the Subaru engineers and management that sign off on the engine setup and placement. They all deserve a punch in the back of the head.

    While I was at it I also changed the plugs out on my wife's Honda. So much easier for that as I finish in 45 minutes doing that only because I've got butterfingers and dropped a coil into the engine bay. Took a bit to find it and fish it out.
     
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    Vacuumed out a mouse nest under my manifold and hand washed thr dust and webs off of everything.

    Tundra buggy i dismantled the "rebuilt " engine after finding they hadn't installed woodruff keys on any of the pulleys and torqued down absolutely nothing.
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    Changed the oil, transmission fluid, and rear diff fluid today. Transmission required funnel shenanigans.

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    Hmm, that is not where I have always pictured
    punching them.

    the little guy sure keeps his car clean! That thing looks pretty cool
     
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    "Funnel Shenanigans"

    New game in the App Store. Contains in-app purchases.
     
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    Yeah i showed him wiping my car down literally once and now he asks for wet rags to wash his car whenever he's near it.
     
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    Need one of them new fangled flexible funnels lol, seriously though they are great for that job.

    Can't wait till my son is old enough to wrench on the Scoobie....
     
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    Put a Koyo radiator, GS hoses, thermostat, and cylinder 4 cooling mod in the FXT.

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    More funnel shenanigans?
     
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    cylinder 4 cooling mod?
     
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    It’s a thing. My car has it (JM did when built motor). Little trick to cool that particular cylinder as it tends to get the most heat and is a week point
     
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    The weak point is under the hood.
     
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    Not the Subaru(something more reliable). Luckily found this before something bad happened...

    ps, check out the jack in the second pic! Lol
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    Oof, first question is how? Tred separation or road debris?
     
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    Looks like you locked up the brakes while doing a buck and a half.

    That Harbor Freight floor jack looks like it has met its match with the Cargo Van Go.
     
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    From the looks of the back tires when they were removed, I would say tread separation/broken belts. The scary part is that I drove to Iowa and back a couple of times on them. The passenger side didn’t have the hole at the time as I’ve inspected the tires multiple times since purchasing the van. The plan was to buy all 4 replacements because old. Unfortunately, I’ll need to wait a few before I can grab the new front set.

    pic from the internet. But this is what the driver side rear looked like. Looked like camber wear.
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    Weird. Isn't that a straight axle in the rear?