WideSam

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About WideSam

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  • Birthday 08/25/1995

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    Sidmouth, Devon
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    Subaru Impreza WRX wagon. 2003

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  1. WideSam

    First timer

    Welcome back! Hope you find what you’re looking for! If you’re fairly used to fettling with the mx then you should adapt to the Subaru fairly quickly (once you get used to the engine layout of course). Look forward to seeing your purchase!
  2. WideSam

    Newbe - WRX STI Question...

    What sort of problems has the paintwork got? I guess you could argue that maybe the previous owner prioritised mechanicals over paintwork, or just wasn’t very good at cleaning it properly, just threw a sponge at it. Also if the price allows the paintwork to be sorted it may be worth a punt. Although I would say if you’ve got a bad gut feeling, probably follow that!
  3. WideSam

    hi im new

    Welcome, looks good!
  4. WideSam

    a few pics of my project so far

    Inspiring people to get stuck in is certainly something you do well, as do many others. I doubt I would’ve done half the stuff I have without reading about it and seeing pictures with the processes. Also having somebody knowledgable to ask if you get stuck is a massive comfort. It’s one things I love about forums, this one also has the bonus of no snobbishness or patronising comments to anyone. IMO Subarus are a great way to cut your teeth with a bit of home mechanics, everything is built like it’s designed to come apart again and can be done with a fairly basic set of tools.
  5. WideSam

    a few pics of my project so far

    What a driveway 😍
  6. The above works best if you can get the front end quite high as well, park uphill, jack the front if the car up, or use ramps. Also a non spill funnel works wonders. Enables the air coming out to be replaced with coolant straight away so as to not draw in any more air.
  7. WideSam

    New member with a GB270

    Welcome on board!
  8. WideSam

    A stupid qiestion

    It’s an emissions thing I believe. Goes from the usual £20ish to £45 a month
  9. WideSam

    Hi, I'm a new member!

    There’s a lot of members on the club, and a fair few active members. I’ve only been to 2 shows with the club a couple of years ago (Japshow and Japshow Finale) but the turnout to both was good! I think he meant it for you. He’s also got an STI hatch.
  10. WideSam

    A stupid qiestion

    If you go for the 3.0 they were a uk spec car, so should be easier to find and cheaper to insure etc etc- just be wary of road tax prices post 06 Although obviously you won’t get the fun turbo noises!
  11. WideSam

    Hi, I'm a new member!

    Welcome, looks stunning! Keep an eye on the meets and shows section, things should start being planned soon I would imagine
  12. WideSam

    a few pics of my project so far

    I was also stuck in a Ford when my GTB was unwell. I’m gonna claim I started a trend 😂
  13. WideSam

    A stupid qiestion

    Good decision! Is it the GT spec b or the 3.0? I love my wrx but will always have a soft spot for the legacy
  14. WideSam

    Novice seeking help

    I’d be inclined to to look at your fuel pump or pump relay. Turn your ignition on, make sure you can hear the fuel pump priming to start with, it’ll make a slight electronic whirring sound (if that makes sense) from somewhere around your back seat.
  15. WideSam

    Hey all!

    Hi Jo, welcome to the club. Theres a good buyers guide here This should give you everything you need. If you’re used to swinging a spanner then, in my opinion at least, Subarus are pretty easy to work on. Good luck with the search!