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  1. 4 points
    Fitted some shiny new wheels to it πŸ‘€πŸ˜
  2. 3 points
    Back to the bay 😊 After finding the best route for the fuel lines, new loom , oil breather pipework and best position for the catch can . I finally started to put her back together 😊 New throttle body /icv gaskets and inlet manifold spacer "o" rings , along with stainless steel bolts πŸ˜‰ The catch can is now in a similar area to where it used to be but much lower in the bay now. To help lessen the occasional whiff of oil and hopefully it will also drain the moisture in the breather pipes into the can better . Primed the oil system by pulling the ignition fuse , as it's not been started in nearly 6 weeks 😏 Then primed the fuel system , flicked the key and she sprung into life 😍 No leaks and revs up fine but it does seem to have a high hot idle of 1.2k , unfortunately I'll have to look into that at a later date but she lives 😊 You're all probably sick of seeing pics of the inlet and the bay does need a clean (water marks and dust on the ally) but here's a few more now it's finally fitted anyways πŸ€ͺ
  3. 3 points
    Yeah I remember that poor p1 πŸ˜₯ I've worked with hydraulic and pneumatic systems that run much more pressure than the 3.5 bar these will be running , so just needed the right quality materials . New stuff has been a pleasure to work with and although rain (well SNOW actually lol) stopped play for a bit, the inlet manifold is almost ready to refit 😎 Finally I decided to fit the fuel lab fpr at the passenger side rear of the bay , so recut a few pipes and assembled it all to tripple check I'm happy . Blew the lines rails and inlet through with air and petrol , after all I've had the 565cc nissmo injectors cleaned , have a new fuel filter and the complete fuel system is being renewed ( So want everything clean ) I bought new o rings for the Injectors and phase 2 inlet adapters , gave them a light coat of oil before I fitted them. Although the new fuel lines have a stainless steel overbraid ,you still don't want them moving freely in the bay . As this puts stress on the joins and could eventually rub through the line and cause a leak . So I purposefully left a few "lugs" and bolt holes on the inlet ,too use to clamp down the lines . I test fitted the custom jtinovations loom and Once I offer the whole inlet up , I'll then find the best places to cable tie the loom to stop it rubbing too πŸ˜‰ I've got a few intake air pipes to cut , as I managed to put a Nick in the turbo inlet pipe πŸ™„ But replacement stuff from A.S.H is cheap enough , thankfully. Busy next Weekend next weekend, so still at least forgnight away from starting her up but getting there now
  4. 3 points
    Filled up coolant and gearbox, took it down a "Private road" and she goes like the clappers again!! Tooth on the timing made all the difference! Got a minor coolant leak some where that I'll look at over the weekend, brakes are a bit meh after using other cars for a few months they really have shown them selves up, so need to look at them too. Best news tho, NO ENGINE KNOCK!!!!!! So much for a rebuild lol Loud pipes save lives
  5. 3 points
    The hubs are back with new wheel bearings pressed in so spent the afternoon putting it all back together with all new parts.
  6. 3 points
    Managed to spend a bit of time to try and work out the routes for the fuel lines and position for the fuel lab fpr . Started off trying to use the lengths of braided fuel lines that I bought already made , this ment the for would be near the fuel filter . Unfortunately the pipework would have to have some really tight turns in itπŸ€” So had a rethink and relocated the fpr to the gearbox stabilizer bracket (dog bone mount) in the center of the bay on the bulkhead. I've tried a few times to cut braided lines before and without the proppa equipment it's a Pita. So looks like I'm going to have to get 3 more lines made up , to finally get this fuel system up n running . Pics of first position , few of the rails in situ and some of the location I'll be eventually fitting it .
  7. 2 points
    Got a busy weekend ahead and knew I wouldn't get any "scooby time " 😏 So managed to get my plastering jobs wrapped up and took today off ,to get stuck in . I made a start fitting the defi sensors, controller and gauges. relocated the aem afr gauge to the drivers side A post ,where the old 4 in 1 gauge used to be and hopefully the centre vent pod for the defi's will be here early next week 😎 First pic mid sparky shenanigans, second full swear tin n done job . Still haven't worked out where I'm gonna put the apexi f.c hand controller yet though πŸ€”
  8. 2 points
    She’s finally seen the light of day. Washed and polished ready for a day out.
  9. 2 points
    Finally finished my gearbox swap the forester box is heavier and thicker you do need the forester cradle mount but otherwise pretty straightforward. Had to take the box out one too many times as the clutch wasn't engaging the clip one the TOB wasn't seated right but all sorted now. Also replaced the rear main seal with a BGA one as opposed to a subaru one went in much better after an hour in the freezer and a liberal coating of gear oil.
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    It's a massive shame mate but lack of space moving on means most likely won't have space for 3. I wasn't even planning on selling till spring but chap turned up for 2 alloys I'd sold and basically said he wanted the Leggy having seen it in the garage! I couldn't say no really. If I do have space you can be your life it's prob going to be a hatch most likely.
  12. 2 points
    So these arrived at the start of the week, along with a new stat, gonna try get it together Monday/Tue night fingers crossed Loud pipes save lives
  13. 2 points
    My pride n joy sti
  14. 2 points
    Hi I just joined today πŸ‘ got Impreza sti and from fife, thought I’d say hello lol
  15. 1 point
    Chilled day in the sun decided to paint my rocker covers. Pictures don't do it justice the red paint I used was from eBay honestly one of the best spray cans I've ever used. Camera doesn't show up the pearl in it
  16. 1 point
    Doesn't think it's running cold does it? Loud pipes save lives
  17. 1 point
    Cheers chap πŸ‘ Admittedly I'd be much happier if it just ran right atm tbh πŸ™„ Had a little bit of time to try n suss it but I've still got a high 1.3k hot idle atm 😏 Sure I'll find out why at some point but for the moment it's still just a pretty garden ornament πŸ˜‚
  18. 1 point
    Well finally got round to making a start today, engine is ready to lift out, everything is disconnected it's just a bit tight on the bellhousing dowels, but that's for another day, missed the heat of the day stuck in the garage, so I think the rest of the weekend will be spent in the garden not the garage Loud pipes save lives
  19. 1 point
    Fitted a clutch return spring. I've never had on before, clutch now returns better now something that was bugging me for years.
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  21. 1 point
    Cool we may have to meet up and boost in together if you like, we normally stay at my mum's in kincardine on the Saturday night so we don'thave to drive all the way up again in the morning as we go for the whole weekend, we have never been brave enough to camp coz knockhill has its own micro climate haha πŸ˜‚
  22. 1 point
    Defo up for going sometime !!
  23. 1 point
    Finished work early today ,so decided to switch the 4 in 1 gauge sensors over to the defi ones and wire the defi controller and gauges in 😎 Soon realised (again) that I'm much happier wealding a spanner, than doing sparky stuff πŸ™„ Mid mayhem pic πŸ€ͺ
  24. 1 point
    And so it begins.....Tidying up the bay is a very Slippery slope . "Oh I'll just fit this shiney bit " 😎 "Oh that shiney bit has made the rest of the bay look shoddy" 😏 "Must Buy more shiney bits now " πŸ˜‹
  25. 1 point
    Yeah no problems at all hes a good bloke and I gave it a good test run for him to see it ran properly before he took it. He's now deciding on rebuilt or break it πŸ˜₯. I suspect he'll break it because he wants 400bhp and didn't know that will mean a new 6 speed box too.
  26. 1 point
    Cheers ,James . That's the main reason I started my build thread, to try to give people some inspiration to have a go themselves .πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ Glad it's helped but she's not as perfect as it looks in the pics , so don't put off if you do see it in the flesh πŸ€” I know I've chucked a fair few quid at it over the past 8yrs but it's still been done, by me on a budget (Not by a garage with loads of equipment) . I'm pencilled in on a few local (east Anglian) show stands and do try to make japshow finale with s.o.c at the end of the year , most years . Once she's up n running again, I'll start looking at what other shows I can make it too but have tested the water with the Mrs and scoobyfest already 😊
  27. 1 point
    Dunno about thermals, Thought i was gonna need snow shoes to make it to the scooby scraps shed πŸ˜‚ Bi polar weather's changed , so I'm gonna make a start on it now ,bud 😊
  28. 1 point
    Hello everyone I've purchased my first Subi, its standard currently, I have plans for upgrades, got myself a reliable tuner who can write to my ECU, I'm considering De-cat largest possible stainless setup to turbo uprated fuel pump, uprated panel filter and remap. (Tuner reckons 320-350bhp) I'm struggling with body stiffening, i can't find any low profile under body braces for the job. (Any suggestions would be welcome)
  29. 1 point
    Welcome to the club πŸ‘, tidy looking motor you have there
  30. 1 point
    Fairly productive afternoon, scoobie is rebuilt, off to filler her up with coolant and water after my tea, also sorted my gearbox oil leak, snap ring on the shaft hadnt seated correctly when I put my shaft back in(giggerdy), 10min job and hey presto, at this rate she will be back on the open road tonight Loud pipes save lives
  31. 1 point
    Brack, thanks your suggestion,,, i’ve Left a note for Subaru Cust services... my dealer is relatively new to the franchise so I wouldn’t expect him to know all the wrinkles... yet! πŸ˜ƒ
  32. 1 point
    That is nice mate good choice πŸ‘Œ
  33. 1 point
    Today hasn't been very productive got the old box out swapped over the parts cut the casing on the old box to get the plastic Speedo out. The new rear main went in deep and crooked really bad so that stop the day it's the second time that's happened to me. Anyway I'll have to wait for a new one. Here's a few pics off the old box and to glitter plug.
  34. 1 point
    certain things i would never scrimp on and dont mind paying a premium for decent stuff, fuel lines, brake lines are def two of them.
  35. 1 point
    Welcome! That’s a stunner
  36. 1 point
    Looks nice,, there great fun eh, had my sti 9 month, loved every minute of it except filling it with fuel every couple days πŸ˜‚ worth it though
  37. 1 point
    Ordered bits so I can put mine back together, now I just need to find some time, working away next week, then boyos birthday next weekend so might be weekend after that [emoji85] Loud pipes save lives
  38. 1 point
    That’s certainly a voice of experience. I am debating putting in the decat downpipe I’ve got in while I’m there, but then I’ll have to get it mapped and the list will go on and on!
  39. 1 point
    I was getting fed up of smelling burning oil every time I put the heater fans And decided that’ll it be much easier to pull the engine out to do it. Then talked myself into the fact I may as well do a bit of future proofing while it’s out. So this morning I spent a slightly eye watering amount this morning ordering new rocker cover gaskets, cambelt kit, rear crankshaft seal and an Exedy pink box clutch. Hopefully get all this sorted the weekend after next and have it all back together in time for Japfest πŸ™„.
  40. 1 point
    Had the nissmo side feed injectors turn up today after Clive attowe tuning had ultrasoniclly cleaned and flow matched them . Just need the stainless steel overbraid fuel line to get here and I can start putting her back together at last. Bug sti is lovely to drive but I do miss driving the old girl πŸ˜’. Seeing as I seemed to have inherited a set of 3 defi 60mm gauges and controller😎 , I've been searching for a pod to fit the early preface dash . I've only seen 1 dash top pod for preface and tbh it looked nasty and I don't fancy drilling holes in the top of the dash to feed the wires through . Other option was a pillar pod and I think they look a bit too "max power" for my liking . Plus I think 3 x 60mm gauges on the drivers a post would be a bit distracting/block my view at junctions . Almost gave up but then spotted this , so hopefully it will be here in a fortnight and I can finally sell my "temporary" 4 in 1 gauge that I've been running for the past 6yrs or so lol .
  41. 1 point
    Cool I'll have a check of the rod tomorrow after work, i still have the actuator that came with the 2nd hand turbo and it has an adjustment on the rod so could use that, i never checked if the penny size was the same or not i just assumed it would be as the used turbo i got came off another v1 and it was a genuine top entry, i've seen some youtube vids of having to get the penny hole ported as the hole is so much smaller than the penny it ends up boost spiking before it can open it
  42. 1 point
    I'm very much a function over form kinda guy, so it kinda suits my taste like that anyway haha Loud pipes save lives
  43. 1 point
    Looking fantastic as always buddy πŸ‘πŸ‘
  44. 1 point
    It's a busy but functional bay, I like it!!! Loud pipes save lives
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  46. 1 point
    Me too very happy, looking good in silver mate ...might see you on the A66 πŸ™‚
  47. 1 point
    And breathe.....celebrated with a little run out [emoji7] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 1 point
    Hi, I have tried the search function but can't seem to find the answer although it appears it might be a popular subject! Title describes the car - it's the 2.0RE but it has twin exhaust. The section of exhaust that starts after the CAT and then splits to the two exhausts is blowing at that flange which has rusted away. Everywhere I look online lists the 2.0RE has having just a single exhaust, the only twin exhaust system is on the 2.5l Legacy. My question is simple - will the twin section from the 2.5l fit onto my 2.0l twin exhaust system? I can't see why it wouldn't but wanted to check first. Please advise... Many thanks, Mark
  49. 1 point
    My biggest pet hate has to be when you get stuck behind some t@@t who thinks it's acceptable to do 40mph no matter what the speed limit. In a 60 zone doing 40, comes to a 30 zone and doesn't change speed, comes back in to the 60 zone and carries on at 40. When you eventually manage to over take it's normally some 80 year old who can't see over the steering wheel 😑😑
  50. 1 point
    Another thing to look out for is wear in the front CV joints. Easy way to tell is to open the windows and pull away from stationary on full lock with a bit of welly. Do this in both directions a few times. If they are starting to wear you will hear a distinct clicking noise. If they do it at low throttle then they need changing urgently.


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