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  1. Hello all, New Member alert!! I have just purchased a beautiful 56 plate Impreza Wagon WRX 2.5ltr and I love it already. It has a Nurspec R exhaust, dump valve, remap, 18 Fox alloys, upgraded horn and 40mm lowering springs. Looking forward to some very fun miles...
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  2. Thank you for the recommendation guys. Godspeed did a tidy job.
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  3. Changed the engine oil earlier in the week, so easy and clean witha Fumoto drain valve, whilst underneath noticed the front inner brake discs were developing a bit of a wear ridge, removed calipers and discs after work today i think those discs were originals, painted the unswept parts of the new discs (hate seeing rusty discs) re-assembly tomorrow. Will service the rear brakes too, and may change a sumpful of autogearbox oil whilst in me overalls. Swapping over to the summer wheel/tyre set at the same time.
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  4. Ok thanks guys I'll have a little think tonight my only concern if I had to fork out money for tickets prior to show and there are no shows or payments etc
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  5. So the new colour has finally arrived. Now to find the time to wrap it πŸ™‚
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  6. I still can't commit to any major show stands myself atm , solicitor's are dragging their heels a bit with my house move πŸ™„ But I'll ask some of the other mods and try to find out the usual method to book stands and purchase tickets πŸ‘
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  7. I'm only new here and new to Subaru but absolutely itching to get to a show, would be great to be part of a club stand. Have 2 young kids though so would need to confim closer to the time.
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  8. worse case is nasty court hearing and fine and car in a crusher . Done right it hard for MOT inspector know but MOT test changes are likely in emission equipment unfortunately DPF and EGR systems are such a poor concept huge amount have bypassed them and that made a lot of companies unhappy, they want your money, no real care about pollution that just an excuse to sell lesser quality and engineer systems that cost you more money maintain and more garbage for landfill . About time consumers got wise and stopped buying new junk ...
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  9. If you wedge a cut down bottle or funnel on end of handle it amplifies the sounds much cleaner and don't need poke it in your ear . Rod knock pretty easy recognise once heard a few, tends be most audible if rev to 2k and quickly lift off . Very minimal rod knock can be hard concluded 100% .
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  10. rusty monday πŸ˜€ rust i can do....but lateral bolt is goner be a bugger to get out
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  11. Don't get me started on DPF's Absolute madness, storing soot in a can to spit it out on the highway and using immense amount of fuel and complex systems to achieve it . DPF cost 10 to 15% in possible mpg figures and if engineering had been targeted at fuelling use you looking at 20%+ reduction on diesel mpg . Engine oil and filter changes are more frequent due to regen cycle causing diesel in engine oil . (more toxic waste and financial waste) The systems also consume huge amount of parts in dpf and egr system and harmful chemicals trying clean them to keep operational . The end res
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  12. Just refurbishing my alloys for my gc8. So far the prep is going well.
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  13. You're doing mid twenties mpg, depending on the type of driving you do that's about right, you might get early to mid thirties if you drove open roads at steady constant speeds, but for general running about mid twenties is par, this is the downside of full time 4WD. Those with turbocharged Scoobies have seen figures of 15/17mphg when driven hard or in stop start traffic.
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  14. Job went well, glad of the impact rattle gun mind because the caliper carrier bolts were in tight, didn't want one snapping off, rears just needed cleaning lubing and the pistons exercising, might slip new pads and discs on the back next year. Knees giving me some gyp now so didn't get round to swapping the gearbox oil out. Used Delphi parts which were really well priced, usually use Brembo, be interesting to see if i notice a difference. Noticed quite a difference driving on the summer tyres/wheels which are 17" 55 aspect whilst the winters are 16" 60 aspect, soon get used to
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  15. I’ve actually sold it now
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  16. Forester for sale 2004 Black/gold metallic XT with an EJ20 STI engine BC racing coil overs Arashi Turbo short shift gear stick Selling due to my business needs MOT till Feb 22 ☹️Sad to sell but Ronnie has to go
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  17. Im in and will sort money when i know how much and when to pay, i can't wait 2 be honest. 😎
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  18. Got a bit carried away with cleaning before refitting the rear bumper πŸ™„ but she's still looking fairly rust free for a 27 year old car 😎 Finally got the rear hockey sticks /splash guards fitted , you can see they stop a lot of road debris flicking up the rear bumper . but wasn't happy with the firmness of the oe fixings for the areoguards ,so removed the areoguards and will refit them with some 3m tape at a later date Then turned my attention to the fading preface black plastics , found this gtechnic c4 trim restorer works really well 😎 finall
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  19. Sorry it's taken a while to reply to this , bit manic around here atm . You have pm @gemlp82
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  20. Think most don't like to re grind the turbo cranks , possibly due to the later ones being heat treated or nitrade cranks . I've personally have only ever built turbo variants and had one crank journal very finely polished . It was fine for 65k miles + but it was still within factory clearance on that journal , so I just mixed n matched a stock sized set of acl bearings to bring the clearances to a more even spec . As for one oversized big end bearing, you should be fine in a n/a 1.5r but might have to buy 2 sets of bearings (one oversized set and one stock sized set )
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  21. I think that pipe should go to the solenoid just above the boost solenoid on the n/s strut tower, its next to the air filter and has that little orange plug going to it as for the idle problem the T piece thingy that the breather pipes and the pipe to the idle control valve go to gets brittle and cracks, it's located under the recirculation valve πŸ‘
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  22. As above with the sound deadening take your time and it is easy to apply, I found a roller really useful, helped with air bubbles I got in a couple of areas.
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  23. Just finished the same project on a 2007 forester. Kept the JDM head unit for now and the advice I received was not only to change speakers but also sound proof / deaden all doors. Front doors received a component speakers system (JBL 6.5" about Β£80) Based on ur budget you can go up to hundreds of Β£. Rear doors received a quite cheap (Kenwood 5.25" 2 way speakers) that I'm quite happy with. All four doors sound proofed. You have ur choice of sound proofing / deadening mats but be aware, the material is heavy and I'd suggest to get the thinnest you can get. Also an appling rol
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  24. Yes my RAV was in the ancient but reliable group , I’m only sorry the new ones are too big and hybrids , hence looking for another type .Ability to tackle mud and farms is important for work, and I’m looking forward to it arriving next week .Have found local subaru garage as well who will do the work on it when needed ..
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  25. Wotcha and welcome - Loving those alloys, feel free to get stuck in, all friendly on here
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  26. @savage bulldogs @DaveRACdo you know how the club can get the tickets. I'm not sure if the moderators have to order them first? Cant remember how we did it last time.
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  27. I presume the blanking plate has been put in the turbo inlet pipe?, With the valve's recirculating rubber hose now acting as a vta?. If that's what you've done then u can't vta with a maf, it has to be speed density tuned.πŸ‘πŸ»
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  28. @gemlp82 we would be interested in coming with the subaru and @plutophotographymedia
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  29. old is gold. you far better off in terms of durability & reliability with older models . dealer warranties never a sure thing as only as useful as their technical diligence and willingness to do the right thing and if you don't have recommendations or have experience with the dealer you won't know what support you likely get (and they be charging you plenty for it in the price). I would never recommend buying anything from dealers without test drive and at least 2 decent thorough inspections . Also if you have not viewed a few of them you really won't have a clue on a good one or bad
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  30. So I now have the car back after repairs. They have done a great job getting the damage out. Now to decide on a new colour...
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  31. Wotcha and welcome - check out this information put together with a lot of info
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  32. Just an update it was the main bearings that went so I have now got a new short block fitted and all oil route (pump, cooler lines etc) replaced. Currently on run in miles just now. Never actually had it stripped down so hopefully the new block lasts plenty of miles this time.
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  33. I ordered one of these to go with it... https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/in-car-receivers-players/xav-ax3005db plus the ISO harness adapter and a DAB aerial https://connects2.com/Product/ProductItem/CT20SU01 https://catalog.autoleads.co.uk/catalog/dab-antenna/dab-aa1
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  34. Found one in stock here, I'll order it and let you know what happens! https://jdm-planet.com/product/subaru-outback-liberty-legacy-black-double-din-fascia-av-panel-set-kit-genuine/
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  35. Hmmm, surely, for the price u would pay for a decent set of golds, u could get them black 1's refurbished back to gold for cheaper maybe?
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  36. Fitted Powerflex poly bushes to the front wishbones on the XV the other day. Seems to have tightened it up nicely.
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  37. Thank you. Hoping to find someone who will love her like we do. Fingers crossed as full year MOT, and sound, apart from the pesky under rust. Some TLC will do her grand πŸ‘
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  38. Could be it was, they do get alot of heat on them so can be damaged when removed.
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  39. old ways are the best in my opinion πŸ˜€
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  40. You can apply that to the world. Cars are the least of our problems
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  41. Passed you in my black Forester XT πŸ™‚ You flashed at me but I was a bit slow and waved, 13 yr old godson (JDM mad) was delighted πŸ™‚ PM 21-3-21
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  43. https://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk/ Try them. I have had no issues with them. Give you an idea of prices.
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  44. more new parts have come,,,,genuine lateral bolts,washers and nuts from icp
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  45. Definitely mate , can't fault the service and finish 😎 Finally found a place to order the hockey stick fixings , local subaru main dealer has been very helpful πŸ‘ Hopefully get them refitted at the weekend 🀞
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  46. yeah those vitesse and herald are bit funny on handling,,its the rear cross-axle leaf spring layouts (crap idea) bit more research and design would of helped it alot first triumph i bought was 2000 mk1 estate which needed welding in all areas it was 1966 made,gunmetal grey and blue interior it handled very well once tuned up independent rear axle,rear wheel drive manual overdrive(when it worked) was lovely then sold it on as it was far to big for me and the misses so bought browny my dolomite1300,in fact now come to think of it i had had triumphs for 14years ,before triumphs i was a ford
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  47. to detect rod or big end knock i use a long screwdriver and place in areas and listen thru the handle ofcoarse put your ear on screwdriver handle,,,good old way to detect problems in engine
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  48. I have to say that coming the the Subaru XV forum from the Yeti one I was on with Briskoda was a real shock. The Yeti forum would post hundreds of posts in a week and was incredibly proactive. It’s non the less good to have some activity to share experiences of the car we opted to buy, the XV is a good car overall.
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  49. We haven't got one either; if we're going away we tend to take the Levorg as it has a bigger boot! The Subaru roof boxes look quite smart in the brochure, but I would assume they're a ridiculous price. It may be worth checking, if only to give you a price guide? (And if you think the XV forum is quiet you should see the Levorg forum πŸ˜„!)
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  50. Clearly not a thing in the UK then.... Got to say,this forum seems to reflect the low sales of xv's in the UK..... extremely quiet other than for one or two posters.
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