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Old 12-14-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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I sold my BE, and got a BK.

2000 Legacy L Sedan is gone, 1998 Legacy 2.5GT Wagon is here.

Pics later, as soon as I reboot into Windows to upload pics.

The BE was beat up, too many problems. The BK is in good condition, but the engine runs a little rough. It's got 104k miles on it, any ideas on how to get the engine to run better? It kinda hesitates when accelerating, like a misfire. I'm gonna have it serviced by a local mechanic, see if they can do a few things to it, like clutch replacement and adjustment, etc.
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:33 PM   #2
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check to see if the HG has been replaced!!! if not get it done asap
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:03 PM   #3
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Ahhhh. Replace as needed I say.
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:34 PM   #4
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You might want to just give it a good tune-up.

Spark Plugs (NGK V-Power)
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:44 PM   #5
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Might as well do the coolant and gear oils; start off with a clean slate so you can keep your maintenance records in order.
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Old 12-15-2006, 01:07 AM   #6
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You might want to just give it a good tune-up.

Spark Plugs (NGK V-Power)
Spark Plug Wires (OEM)
Fuel Filter
PCV Valve
Air Filter
Oil Change
Thank you! I was looking for a list of things to do, I'm going to add O2 sensors and header/cat to the list.

Air filter is actually brand new, I checked. Also going to get some grippy tires for it, and get rid of these crappy tires. >_<

I'm gonna have a local shop do this stuff for me. I don't have room or equipment to do everything. I could at least change the spark plugs in my BE...

I think I'll just let the engine go, just do regular maintince on it, until it dies. Then, WRX engine goes in. I'm hoping this engine will last another 50k miles at least.
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Old 12-15-2006, 01:42 AM   #7
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Congrats on dropping 400 lbs
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Old 12-15-2006, 02:05 AM   #8
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Dropping 400 lbs? Hmm, the Wagon has so much more stuff, I'm surprised it doesn't weigh more than the BE. Not to mention, the BK is DOHC, EJ251 (EJ25D), the BE had an SOHC, EJ252. Mom's Outback has an EJ253.

Are the NGK V-Power sparkplugs any better than the regular, cheap-o NGK copper sparkplugs?
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:17 AM   #9
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Some people in the NA forums recommend copper plugs. Copper won't last as long, and personally, I couldn't tell a difference between the driveability of the two when I changed them in my EJ22.
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:38 AM   #10
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Dropping 400 lbs? Hmm, the Wagon has so much more stuff, I'm surprised it doesn't weigh more than the BE.
Body Weight makes a much bigger difference than accessories. The lightest BE/BH is heavier than the heaviest BD/BK/BG.

It might not be 400lbs...actually I looked it up. I'm surprised. The earlier BEs were pretty light (for a BE ). It's only like 100lbs.

You had an L and not a GT though...the GTs weighed in at around 3400-3600 lbs over the years.
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Old 12-15-2006, 12:17 PM   #11
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Body Weight makes a much bigger difference than accessories. The lightest BE/BH is heavier than the heaviest BD/BK/BG.

It might not be 400lbs...actually I looked it up. I'm surprised. The earlier BEs were pretty light (for a BE ). It's only like 100lbs.

You had an L and not a GT though...the GTs weighed in at around 3400-3600 lbs over the years.
L's weighed under 3300lbs. More excuse for me to get fat


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Old 12-15-2006, 02:41 PM   #12
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My BE weighed 3,500 lbs with a full tank of gas. I haven't weighed the BK yet, though I probably will today once I fill it up again.

The BK goes through gas a little faster. Not a big deal.
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Old 12-15-2006, 02:44 PM   #13
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Some people in the NA forums recommend copper plugs. Copper won't last as long, and personally, I couldn't tell a difference between the driveability of the two when I changed them in my EJ22.
I used only the NGK Coppers in the BE. Whoever owned the car before I did never changed the spark plugs, and when I finally did, the coil pack had fried. >_<
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Old 12-15-2006, 02:58 PM   #14
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Buy this.. It'll make your car run really smooth

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Old 12-15-2006, 10:52 PM   #15
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Mine has a 5MT.

The local shop I'm gonna take it to will do a full diagnostic for $45, including hooking up an oscilliscope to check the coil pack, and check the intake/exhaust valves.

I weighed the Wagon today, same scale I weighed the BE on, and it came up 3,600 lbs with a full tank of gas and a passenger.
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:55 PM   #16
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how heavy was the passenger? That's kind of a poor test. I would get out of the car to get an accurate weight.
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:00 AM   #17
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Around 100 lbs.

After I got home, I pulled about 70 lbs of crap out of the back, too, including 6 floor mats. So yeah, the wagon probably weighs a little less than the Sedan did.
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