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    1999 Impreza 2000 turbo

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  1. Mattb

    Boost gauge fitters in Cumbria???

    Message me mate and I’ll sort him. He’ll do the job at my place as I have a garage if it’s raining.
  2. Mattb

    Boost gauge fitters in Cumbria???

    If you can get to tebay one night he’ll do it on his way back from his work. Not a big job he says, you T into the boost pipe and run a live from the ignition. You have all the parts I am guessing?
  3. Mattb

    Boost gauge fitters in Cumbria???

    No worries, I’ll get back to you.
  4. Mattb

    Boost gauge fitters in Cumbria???

    A few of my work mates are out that way, what model have you got and I’ll ask him if can do it.
  5. Mattb

    Boost gauge fitters in Cumbria???

    I have a mate that works on my classic and he’s a good mechanic. Where abouts in Cumbria are you? Or should i say whesta frey?
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    Now then. There doesn’t seem to be any dedicated meets for Subaru owners but there’s quite a few classic car meets. Just keep an eye on the local rags, they’re usually advertised in there. A lakes tour next year would be good, seen as though it’s a stones throw away?
  7. Mattb

    Suburu wrx Impreza boot cable

    Hi. I see this post is nearly a week old but have you sorted it yet? If not I’d check the little leaver on the lock it’s self, (boot lid side) to see if it’s down. Drop the rear seats forward and take a torch with you. The boot side panels don’t fit that well and you will be able to get your finger down the side to see if the leaver has been knocked down. If it is the cable then am afraid it’s front and rear seats out, plastic sill plates out, boot side panels out then trace the cable out and back in with a new one. Good luck.
  8. If it’s driving ok then I can’t see it being drive train related. I may be wrong though. I’d check all the droplink bolts, bushes, control arm, anti roll bar, struts... its really strange that he can move one side and you didn’t have a problem before you took it in?
  9. Mattb

    so had an odd one today

    The smoke would of been condensation in the exhaust. The oil leak could be one of a number of things. If you could get underneath and see whereabouts it’s coming from then put another shout on here and let the lads give you a diagnosis. Cheers.
  10. Mattb

    Classic Impreza looking fir new home

    It looks well. You need some sunny days for a cruise out now.
  11. Mattb

    Classic Impreza looking fir new home

    I don’t think you’ll want these door cards mate. After rattling round my garage for 2 years they aren’t the best.
  12. Mattb

    Oil leak sorted

    Finally got the oil leak sorted. I had to get it in before my mechanic left to go and work on tractors for a living. 🤔 Oil seal changed, new separator plate fitted plus pin cover. Also flushed the cooling system, which looked like river water in a flood! New gear box oil and new clutch. Big thanks to Chris Alison @ Courtfield garage Appleby. I think I had my wear out the clutch!
  13. Mattb

    Classic Impreza looking fir new home

    Aye I’ll have a look mate, I’ll put some pictures on later. Mines having its oil leak sorted today. That means gear box out, new clutch, new crankshaft oil seal and new oil separator plate. Glad I bought the parts separate ages ago to split the cost! Typical though, I’ve sorted the oil leak at the front 2 years ago, the back oil leak today then another will start this next year I bet!!
  14. Mattb

    Classic Impreza looking fir new home

    Your restricted on door cards am afraid mate. You can swap seats round from model to model with not much difficulty but the door cards on the face lift are unique. I’ve got 2 in my garage but no idea what state their in.
  15. Mattb

    Engine advice for a newbie

    Hi and welcome. Tricky one to answer as you have to weigh up if it’s worth it. If your happy with the car and it’s only the engine with no other issues then yes go for it. When sourcing an engine I’d say always buy from a reputable breaker not just one advertised on eBay as you don’t know what your getting, you could end up with a worse lump than the one you have. Good luck.