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  2. Hi new here just bought 55 plate legacy was wondering if any way I can listen to my iPod in it cheers
  3. Collected this gem from the port on Friday to add to my JDM stable.... Now sitting at my garage of choice where the following is getting done over Monday and Tuesday: Undersealed Fog light into rear cluster Oil and filter change Air filter change Cambelt, water pump, thermostat and aux belts all changed Spark plugs changed New brake discs and pads all round Pre-MOT check MOT Then home to wait for the DVLA to do their thang 😎
  4. @DaveRAC I'll have another 2 tickets if they're not gonna be used , pm me how much , I'll pay pal some more funds over and you can chuck em in the post with my stand pass and other ticket 😉
  5. Not much of a update just been enjoying driving it tbh but with the s.o.c japshow finale stand at santa pod being on next sunday . I gave it a "quick clean " and a coat of wax this weekend, so hopefully I can get away with a rinse and dry next Saturday 😊
  6. Yup Hondas use JIS and Vessel are the brand I have
  7. 2002 Forester Turbo Sport for sale. It is with great regret that an impending appearance at magistrates' court will almost certainly result in a healthy ban, which means I'm selling my beloved Forester – a rare Turbo Sport in metallic green and grey. It's done close on 140k, but has just had a new clutch and aux belt (£1k), recon rear diff fitted (£800), plus major service and new tyres and discs all-round (£600). Previous owner assured me the belts had been done at 90k. Got a few scrapes and scratches, but no dents or dings. Thought I'd put it up here before advertising it more widely. Viewing welcome in Peterborough area. No silly offers. Test drive only with cash in hand.
  8. Not getting much interest so price dropping to £4,295 or will do £3,995 with the original head unit only. Cheers
  9. Thankyou chaps, i'll invest in a set of JIS screwdrivers, and keep them separate, only have the one old verging on classic Merc now so any tinkering i do from now on will be on Toyota or Subaru, or the odd whatever box the daughters buy into, one is into Honda in a big way, not sure what screws they use both cars made in Swindon. My only complaint about Subarus is just how awkward spark plug changes are, i still bear the scars on the back of my wrists from fitting a set to the H6 Outback some 5/6 years back.
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  11. 2 years of Forester ownership & totally fed up, so time to head back to Skoda, from whence I came. Bought an ex-demo diesel from dealer near Edinburgh in Oct 2017. Since then, 4 trips back there for repairs under warranty. 1. Aircon flexi hose replaced 2. Aircon condenser replaced. 3. Both front bottom arm rear bushes replaced. 4. Section of exhaust fractured at flange, replaced. All visits needed a 100 mile round-trip, fuel at my cost. To be fair, no quibbles about work as long as I had full (any or non-Subaru) service records, which I did. Courtesy car available as & when, all work completed quickly so I was back under way again. However, very disappointing from the reliability point of view, since I bought my first ever Scooby on that reputation, along with the space & load carrying ability I need. Recent test drives in Skoda Karoq & Kodiaq are leading me back there, quality of fit & finish, along with driver & passenger friendly bells & whistles make the driving experience way ahead of Scoobies. Maybe I had a bad'un, but back to Skoda I go. 10 years of Skoda ownership,3 yrs in Octavia estate & 7 yrs in Yetis. 2 yrs in 140 L&K + 5 yrs in 170 Elegance & other than regular services, only faults were a failed sunroof control switch & failed heater element in driver's seat, so nothing compared to 2 yrs of Forester ownership. Adios & I have no intention of going anywhere near Scoobies again, I still have at least 15 yrs more driving left, but by then, maybe all our diesels will have been taxed to the hilt to get us off the roads. Nissan Leaf etc. just don't do it for me, not enough load room or range. Anyone else had similar problems with Foresters, I'd be very pleased to hear?
  12. Can anyone help me locate the connector & wire colour for the vehicle speed sensor wire on my 2010 wrx hatch please? I’ve got a new head unit that requires connecting up to this to enable wireless CarPlay but not having the oem Satnav before this isn’t on the head unit connector. I’ve seen several posts from US sites that say it is pink and green, pin 2 of the large connector in the right of the passenger footwell but this is a brown wire on my car. I’m thinking a right hand drive wiring harness must be different.
  13. i could wait like last year to take the club pass and take my car on the stand
  14. I had a classic 2.0 sport and as Jay said they bite ok but faded really quickly. I now have a 2007 WRX and the 4 pots on these with the pad and disk combo were worse than the classic which had drums on the back. I did not want to try x amount of pads and discs (which could have improved them as I have been told by Ian) so upgraded to the smaller brembo kit from godspeed. After all probably the most important part of any car. These I have not been able to fade on the same runs. I also wanted to keep the standard wheels 17 inch, plus the bigger 2 piece discs and brembos look the part.. The thing about the Subaru I believe is the servo assistance is not that much. Any modern car I have driven is the opposite and seems to be over assisted.
  15. Lamp unit bargain posted, made job easy and no big expense . Yes Subaru pretty easy work on, Fasteners and wiring connectors way better than Euro cars in general . Screw heads are JIS, while phillips fits JIS screwdrivers do fit better and reduce cam-out in tough scenarios . vessel do some nice screwdrivers
  16. I have emailed them already buddy and I'm awaiting a reply. I'm a big believer in admin so to speak, and hopefully that will show up with a reply, thanks for taking the time to reply to me. I appricate it. As for Plymouth it's not super far. I will give then a Google search now. Regards, Rich
  17. Thank you for your thoughts. I'm of the opinion that they may need looking at because even the simplest of braking feels fade like. Even when cold and no other braking has occurred But then I also drive serval other cars and I'm worried that I may be expecting too much from them. I do like the idea of a brake upgrade I'm just worried that won't fit. Regards.
  18. The brakes on my RX give great feel (more than the STi which is quite wooden) and good stopping power.... however they cannot take any abuse and fade really quickly with spirited corner attack over a few miles. Have you checked to see if the pistons are all free? bigger calipers and vented discs are always going to be a step in the right direction though
  19. Is it me or are the brakes on the hawkeye 160bhp non turbo terrible? I literally feel they have zero stopping power. Now I'm aware clearly fluid, tryes, pads, discs all play a part in this however are they known for being a poor braking system on the hawkeye. Or is it my modle GD9 being a non turbo all having poor brakes. My classic WRX I had previously seemed to have a far greater stopping power. I have been looking at the GD9 brakes avaliable and looking at ebay it would appear STI WRX four pots and 2 pot calipers front and rears fit. Is this the case? If anyone has upgraded a non turbo braking system before any information would be greatly appricated. And I have looked already at the disc sizes for both systems (non turbo and wrx sti) they appear in my modle year to both be 266 and 277. Again any knowledge would be greatly appricated. Regards. Rich
  20. My advice would be to chat to scoobybits about it, out at Wheel Busy. I dont know where in cornwall you are, but people seem to travel to them, since they are probably the only specialist subaru garage in Cornwall Jason knows his stuff, and has so much modified cars through there, he will likely know what works and what doesn't. They are also an authorised cobra exhaust centre, so if you decide to go down that route, they are the "go to" people. https://www.scoobybits.co.uk/ (I am in no way affiliated with them or receive money for promoting. haha) If you are towards the north of the county, I would probably recommend Engine Tuner, in Plymouth. They have been working on Subaru's for many years.
  21. Ill put a shout out on local groups just incase
  22. I wish it hadn't happened, my fault leaving that blinking gate where it was, it's hardly a surprise when a cocker and sprocker/retriever (appears to have been something else in our cocker's heritage, hence George's rather unusual make up) go bonkers when chasing anything that moves. Whatever the screws are, this is one aspect of Japanese cars (Subaru/Toyota) i really like, even after donkeys years seldom does a bolt or screw fail to undo, unlike other euro makes where you are lucky if anything underneath suspension wise especially comes apart without extensive use of an angle grinder or gas axe.
  23. Jay thanks for taking the time to reply buddy, I hear what you're saying about back pressure, it could indeed be a problem in the NA engine, and I also hear what you're saying about back pressure post turbine in turbos, plus with hot and cold the pressure difference is always going to provide a good back pressure because that is a how a turbo functions, its always going to be greater than ambient, my thoughts to combat this thought was to just use a performance cat whilst removing all other flow bottlenecks? Any thoughts on that? I will admit I'm not completely in the dark here in relation to such things, as I have six motors or various BHPs but I have to admit I have never placed an unequal header before on an engine which has been fundamentally designed to run with an equal header length on it. Scary times indeed. My ideal currently is that standard equal headers on the car currently has both the AFR and 02 sensor living in the header area (as that's where the first cat lives also), the Air Fuel Ratio (AFR) sensor lives there (before the cat), then its the first Cat and then the 02 sensor (known as the Lambda) after the cat, this is so the car knows what products its pumping out to air. This is where potentially things will get messed up in relation to fuel and unburnt products remaining in the camber (if the back pressure isn't scavenging that correctly) for it to all exit as it currently does with the equal headers. My aim is to fit a unequal header, with the AFR in it still as before (before the cat), then a high flow cat (to ensure flow is still keeping things moving) and then as previously (and as it should be), have the oxygen sensor just after the high flow cat. This should in my brain mean I don't need a remap, or to delete anything from the ECU, (I stress in my brain that this works in theory). Any thoughts? Thanks for your time man. Regards, Rich.
  24. Welcome back Having tinkered with NA bikes over the years having unequal length headers will cause performance issues as the NA engine cylinders need a specific length for pressure waves coming back (back pressure) to the cylinder. For a turbo engine it is not as important my 2p go for a cobra manifold back system, sports cat or decat or cheaper would be the cat back option?
  25. Yh I will probably use one for my Mrs too and that's 5 including me too
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