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  2. ade

    Head unit upgrade

    I took a photo in and the guy went through his database of cables available for the XV and none of them look like it, I've attached a pic below showing all of the cables which attach to the back of the stereo circled in Red.. I'll give them a call on Tuesday and see what they suggest next other than they fit it for me, tbh at the moment I'm even tempted to do that.
  3. That still does not answer the question. If coolant never got into the oil why is the bottom end trashed unless the engine was overheating, otherwise what destroys the bottom end? I agree is it is high mileage then it is a no brainer. "Short version is the crank bearings are often found to have been damaged" by what?
  4. has the engine been stripped and inspected or just diagnosed assemebled/running?
  5. AllanJ

    SVX

  6. @Ade, Sounds more like they got you the wrong cable, I feel for you. Maybe try and photograph the cables you have to help the company who supplied the harness identify a correct version?
  7. I am going to change my gearbox and diff oil (2008 hatch manual 5 speed), but I can't find gaskets for the drain plugs. Does anyone know where I can find parts numbers or parts ? I found a website online that sells the parts for the previous model (pre torx head drain plug). But maybe the gasket or even the plug are the same size ? Any help at all would be great
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  9. Hi everyone had a bugeye wrx years ago time for an sti 😀
  10. Crisp Tuning in Wakefield ( Obviously very far from Hampshire ), whether you'd like to make the trek with it over there or tow it is another problem 🙂
  11. Ah sorry omitted the details from the rebuild statement (big end bearings/clutch/cam belt/water and potentially oil pump) which I believe is classed as a refresh/rebuild.
  12. ade

    Head unit upgrade

    So todays update is the wiring harness they got me doesn't fit, they have suggested that maybe the connectors I am seeing are a wiring harness extension and that I should chase the loom back to see if it has been extended.. What really should have been an easy 30 minute job is turning into way too much hassle.. and when I chased the wiring back I can't find any extensions being made..
  13. Can anyone help. I have a Subaru forester 05 and water is leaking from one of the front headlight washer spray nozzles. It opens correctly but when it sprays water just pours out from under the car. The other side is working perfectly. Both open and pop out correctly but there is obviously a leak somewhere. Any ideas what I have to do to fix it?
  14. Can anyone help. I have a Subaru forester 05 and water is leaking from one of the front headlight washer spray nozzles. It opens correctly but when it sprays water just pours out from under the car. The other side is working perfectly. Both open and pop out correctly but there is obviously a leak somewhere. Any ideas what I have to do to fix it?
  15. Short version is the crank bearings are often found to have been damaged. I know a few folks who have been told that is bad advice and not needed only to have had bottom end failures within 1000 miles of having just the headgasket done. One of which ended up becoming very nasty and going to court, which they won i should add, but the costs were pretty big for that As far as 2.0, they seem to be less suseptable to crank bearing damage when headgasket fails, how ever given the milage most of them are at now its pretty much a no brainer to refresh the bottom end while the heads are off
  16. Hi. After Carbon fibre wrc style mirrors for a classic impreza (GC8). Genuine carbon ones that is. Thanks Mark
  17. Hi all, been a member on here for a while but probably not as active as others! Anyway enough Bull****, I finally got the subaru on the road and tested today and can't believe what I've been missing. Took 5yr but worth it just for the grin factor alone.
  18. @Tidgy Why would it require a full rebuild if the coolant never got into the oil and ruin the bottom end? If only blowing into the coolant side then the bottom end should be fine no, if passes an inspection? If coolant got into the oil then yes i agree with you. I am no mechanic but i am curious as to why on a 2.5 this is the case regardless of age/mileage, and why is this different for a 2.0 (agreed now that it is that old/mileage i would do the bottom as well)? I own a low mileage 2007 Hawkeye WRX, and now need to save more in my oh **** funds. @Mark good luck
  19. 114k 2.0 wrx ppp 56 plate last of the blobs, not really looking much above the stock 261hp really which is more than adequate. Thanks for the replies its appreciated.
  20. Just as a slight side note, FFS, LC and AL is prop not a great idea on the stock 2.5 as they are pretty fragile at best.
  21. First off is it a 2.5 or a 2.0? also what mileage is it at? Full cost of rebuild wont be know till its stripped an assessed to see what damage has been done. 2.5 will be a full crank up rebuild when the headgasket goes and i would question the knowledge of anyone who says different. 2.0 will be very dependant on mileage and whats found, however given the 2.0 finished in 2005 engine will be at least 14 years old so i would expect a refresh of the crank bearings will be a good idea while it's apart. Build spec depends on what your plans are and how far you want to go.
  22. I used Hoo Engine Centre in Rochester a few years back on my OB. Maybe worth a try if they are still going?
  23. Hi Guys is it me. Here is a picture of driver side droplink all cool .but passenger side looks like something wrong can someone looks bent to me back in garage next week under warranty probably used cheap droplinks can you nice people confirm thanks
  24. OK mate thanks found out its the bottom end 😞 if anyone knows someone selling a second hand engine please let me know? thank you
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