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Old 11-11-2012, 06:27 PM   #3426
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I feel you there. I've driven the Subaru .5 miles all weekend since Friday at 3. It will get another 4 today as I gotta go get gas for the next 2 weeks.
I am off tomorrow (its a holiday) so I will get gas in the morning before I go to IAG for an oil change.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #3427
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Washed, clay bar, 2 coats of wax. It took a couple hours but it Looks like fuggin glass. And now I don't want to take it out of the garage lol
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:57 PM   #3428
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New swaybays and end links went on the car today
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:07 PM   #3429
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^how'd the install go?

Rolled over 76000 today
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:24 PM   #3430
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Washed it, cleaned the Weathertech floor mats, sprayed on Iron Cut (still can't get used to the smell ) and washed again with ONR. Ran out of sunlight before I could wax it.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:30 PM   #3431
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Parked the car looked down to this little surprise...

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Old 11-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #3432
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Put it on jackstands in preparation of swapping back to street brake pads.

Cleaned my wheels inside and out in preparation for Prima wheel armour.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:17 PM   #3433
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Clearly you're doing something right, since you are an original owner I've always been concerned about using Mobil1 5w30 due to studies of Mobil1 5w30 sheering down in the EJ series motor, hence why some suggest 0w40 as a way to combat that sheering. However, you may already be familiar with that line of thought or have a differing opinion, just wanted to share.
I've never read or known about this sheering business, but I'm obviously skeptical about this since I haven't had any problems.

I'll look into it but what is the problem? Are people claiming that it lubricates too well or something? Really, I'd like to know about this because I think there are a lot of oil myths out there.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #3434
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Rolled over 76000 today
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Parked the car looked down to this little surprise...
This happened today also!
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:45 PM   #3435
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^how'd the install go?

Rolled over 76000 today
Install went pretty smoothly, got it all right the first time. Car feels very tight, and there's no clunking or anything
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:02 PM   #3436
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Parked the car looked down to this little surprise...

damn
my sti just hit 81k of course I missed the photo
I hope to see the numbers you display.,

Today I decided no more 25mm spacers on the sti., And to sell the seats door cards and carpet! for something new....
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:06 PM   #3437
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I've never read or known about this sheering business, but I'm obviously skeptical about this since I haven't had any problems.

I'll look into it but what is the problem? Are people claiming that it lubricates too well or something? Really, I'd like to know about this because I think there are a lot of oil myths out there.
While it IS a myth that ALL Mobil1 oils are bad for the EJ series engine (read: M1 0w40 is a good winter-time oil, M1 HM 10W-30 meets European ACEA A3 specs) there are multiple UOAs showing Mobil 1 5w30 will sheer down below 5w30 in an EJ series engine.

Generally the problem is that if M1 5w30 shears down too much and/or burns off, lower oil and/or lubrication levels can lead to spun bearings. Realistically speaking though, a spun bearing due to low oil levels is not just the oil's fault... it really behoovs any WRX/STi owner to check oil levels at least weekly.

Here is a UOA on Rotella T6 on an STi:

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/attachme...9&d=1350740917
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #3438
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Blacked out the tail lights, cleaned, washed, and detailed inside and out. Ripped some gears on the highway
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:45 AM   #3439
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Got about 70% done with version 2.0 rear diffuser. Then I cleaned the **** out of the garage to make room for the subie.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:45 AM   #3440
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Washed it, cleaned the Weathertech floor mats, sprayed on Iron Cut (still can't get used to the smell ) and washed again with ONR. Ran out of sunlight before I could wax it.
Waxed it this morning.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #3441
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I will be installing adjustable rear lateral links and aftermarket trailing arms.

If i have time a 21mm rear swaybar will be going in.

anyone know of a good shop for alignments in Ocean City Md area? or am i driving to IAG performance outside baltimore
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:11 AM   #3442
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I will be installing adjustable rear lateral links and aftermarket trailing arms.

If i have time a 21mm rear swaybar will be going in.

anyone know of a good shop for alignments in Ocean City Md area? or am i driving to IAG performance outside baltimore
Damn, Idk about the oc area but there have to be plenty of shops on the eastern shore. Makes no sense to drive 8hrs round trip for an alignment.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:11 PM   #3443
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Damn, Idk about the oc area but there have to be plenty of shops on the eastern shore. Makes no sense to drive 8hrs round trip for an alignment.
Just do a search on google and look at yelp also.
If they have a newer machine they should be able to tell you what your ride height is at each corner. And they should also have weights to put on the drivers floor to simulate you sitting in the seat so your car doesn't pull to one side or the other.
Just make sure they give you a before print out so you know the starting parameters. From that point you can tell them to set the camber, caster and toe where you want them.
And once completed they should give you a final print out.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:30 PM   #3444
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:48 PM   #3445
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Installed the Blizzaks and gave it a nice bath.

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Old 11-12-2012, 03:11 PM   #3446
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Installed a DW65c fuel pump. Seriously. Never again. I can't imagine trying to squeeze the Walbro 255, this pump was direct fit and still a massive pain in the ass.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:17 PM   #3447
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Installed a DW65c fuel pump. Seriously. Never again. I can't imagine trying to squeeze the Walbro 255, this pump was direct fit and still a massive pain in the ass.
Ah, the plastic eggshell pumps...

I do not envy you. Dicey sounding!
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #3448
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Ah, the plastic eggshell pumps...

I do not envy you. Dicey sounding!
The clips that hold the actual pump to the housing was probably the most difficult part. It took two of us, and a weird contraption of 4 flathead screwdrivers, one of them bent to hook the clips easier, and then we smacked the pump out with a nice headbutt.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:10 PM   #3449
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Received my Cobb iwg bracket and started deleting my tgvs
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:07 PM   #3450
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Rebuilt the headlight actuators, replaced the headlight relays, and ran all new vacuum lines in the Corvette.
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