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Old 07-14-2011, 06:59 PM   #26
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I think wagons have wiring for rear wiper.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:23 PM   #27
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You are making it sound too simple... I wish it were that simple, just literally plug and play.




The half cut didn't come with the rear half of the harness . Isn't there some slight differences between a sedan and wagon harness?
When Chris and I did his wagon we only used the front half off a WRX as well. We just used the wiring diagram and move any wiring that is different between the two.

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Are you volunteering yourself?
I think 2 wiring harness swap is enough for any individual

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I think wagons have wiring for rear wiper.
Should be easy to replace the one wiring The side mirrors has 7 wires that needed modifying
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:20 PM   #28
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When I did my swap I only had the front half and the fuel pump controller harness. The rear wasn't touched... But I'm also not a wagon.

The motor in and out should be done in a day, maybe 2. The wiring is what took me a long time and required loomins help. That guy is just F'in smart.

I can't offer much help, but anything I can help with let me know...
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:20 AM   #29
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Just spent 3 hours trying to separate the tranny and the motor. #(%*@)($*@($in thing is on there good. Thing is, its all on a pallet. Anybody have any brilliant ideas?
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:23 AM   #30
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don't you have to pull some pin or something in the clutch fork assembly? I hear that holds a lot of people up...?
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:27 AM   #31
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:30 AM   #32
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My idea, never tried so I can't promise it will work.

Brace the engine side against a wall. (with something under where the engine and the transmission connect) Tie something strong to the engine to where the pitch fork is and the other end to the wall. Next, rock the transmission until it comes loose?
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:51 AM   #33
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don't you have to pull some pin or something in the clutch fork assembly? I hear that holds a lot of people up...?
We pulled that damn thing out already... sigh try again saturday
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:22 AM   #34
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Take a really thin screw driver/drywall scraper thingy and hammer it in. It actually helps to "drape" the transmission off the engine slightly.

If not then tie engine/transmission to something and use a ratcheting strap to pull them apart.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:42 AM   #35
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that's what i figured. didn't have the right tools for that. -_- so gotta go back on saturday with some right tools and whack it. a bit of a PITA when you don't have the right tools
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:29 AM   #36
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So, over the last few days, we pulled all the wiring from the chassis. Big pile of harness came out




We were also able to split the gearbox and the motor. Just needed a few more screwdrivers to wedge in. Damn rusted alignment pins



Put the motor onto the engine stand today and pulled off the timing belt cover in preparation to do the water pump, idlers and belt.



We found this: Busted LH Exhaust cam sprocket =(





wtf? So now I gotta pull the sprocket and get a new one... theres also a funny groove in my belt. Gotta figure out how that happened.

I park the Forester tonight. Insurance expires. Pull the wiring, and prep for merge. Cant do the full harness swap, everything is backwards. Darn RHD
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:32 PM   #37
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Ouch... Are you still gonna make it out to the meets with mcwc or iht? And can't you reinsure it before AirCare expires? I thought that you could do that...

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Old 07-23-2011, 03:11 AM   #38
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if i were you id just use the sti front harness and mate it to the forester rear. some things will require extra wires like the rear wiper. the only extra wires other than the fuel pump controller.

on the front end its basically getting the lights done and the doors. thats pretty much it.
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:50 AM   #39
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if i were you id just use the sti front harness and mate it to the forester rear. some things will require extra wires like the rear wiper. the only extra wires other than the fuel pump controller.

on the front end its basically getting the lights done and the doors. thats pretty much it.
Its JDM RHD though. ECU is on the left, with the fuse box. All the dash stuff is on the right hand side.

Though, can I still bribe you into helping me with the GD dash swap?
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:34 AM   #40
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omg one hurdle after another....
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:25 AM   #41
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Just think of the finish line and you'll be okay JC! Keep at her she will be yours!
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:20 AM   #42
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We are still waiting for some parts to come in but today, we sent the flywheel out to be machined, installed new gaskets in the exhaust manifold, installed the up pipe, installed a Whiteline positive shift kit, and partially stripped the Forester's interior.

We also mocked up the EWG

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Old 07-28-2011, 04:08 AM   #43
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Mounted up my 05 STi rack to the crossmember today.





bolts right up, but hose ends are different from RHD and LHD. Need new lines =(
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:14 AM   #44
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Looks good... That reminds me, I've gotta replace my steering rack. Doesn't look all too difficult though.

Nice to see some progress on this... makes me think I should get back on my project as well.

Any news on when you're sending the wiring harnesses out to get merged?
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:18 AM   #45
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some progress today. Removed the offending cam sprocket. Bent the wrench trying to take if off. Ended up taking the 4ft-ish handle off one of the jacks, stick it on the 10mm hex key and broke the bolt loose. Promptly went back to Canadian Tire to RMA the wrench.



as it stands now, new timing belt idlers/tensioner in, new waterpump in, turbo inlet in (that was a b**ch), also replaced the clamps and fuel injection hose since this model appears to be the same design as the ones with the recall.



Just a small preview: Stock VF30 next to a ????????




edit: An anonymous person has generously donated a cam sprocket. Onward ho!
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:03 PM   #46
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JC: Sorry about not making it out yesterday... we had a dinner at six, and didn't finish our stuff till half an hour before it.

That's some major torque on the wrench though... I was wondering: How are you guys going to torque it back up? You mentioned that the little socket allen keys tend to spin after a certain amount of torque, so you'll have to think of something else. Only way I can think of is to cut off a section of your allen key and stick it inside a 10mm socket, then use that on your torque wrench.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:58 PM   #47
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Its only torqued on to 79ft-lb, so its not too bad.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:06 PM   #48
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we also got a 10mm 3/8 drive socket hex from my kit so it shouldn't be as bad now.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:44 PM   #49
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We used this post as a reference to remove the camshaft sprocket.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...9&postcount=77

We didn't want to snap Wade's 10mm Craftsman hex socket and we don't have access to nice Snap-on tools.

But yay for asian made tools with a lifetime warranty
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:22 AM   #50
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Looks good so far. Good job getting over those obstacles jchretien.
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