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Old 12-30-2012, 08:11 PM   #4251
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traded my trunk from wingless back to sti goodness with a cool local vb guy. Glad to have the spoiler back on there. Makes me happy in the pants.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:39 PM   #4252
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Open sessions at Allsport for my birthday. Sadly, a lot of folks there didn't have any clue on anything....
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #4253
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traded my trunk from wingless back to sti goodness with a cool local vb guy. Glad to have the spoiler back on there. Makes me happy in the pants.
Good choice, good 1,000th post
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:41 PM   #4254
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Finished up the driver's side a few hours ago. In a few days or so I guess I'll see if it holds up.

Passenger side pic:


I like when bolts break free easily, like how the valve covers were, not torqued down like suspension parts are.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:51 PM   #4255
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Finished up the driver's side a few hours ago. In a few days or so I guess I'll see if it holds up.

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I like when bolts break free easily, like how the valve covers were, not torqued down like suspension parts are.
N/A valve covers? So easy, not fair. LOL
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:59 PM   #4256
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N/A valve covers? So easy, not fair. LOL
That's why I'm not too concerned if they leak again. I'll just buy a different brand of gaskets and re-do it real quick, lol.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:03 PM   #4257
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I have suspension repairs/replacements/upgrades.

I fixed my axle today with the help of a neighbor and fellow NASIOC member!

I also prepped my rear suspension. I soaked that **** in PB blaster, I can't break the bottom bolts free (where the strut connects to the hub). Broke one of my craftsman 1/2 drives too!

Any tips? I keep hitting it with PB blaster to hopefully break the rust.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #4258
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I have suspension repairs/replacements/upgrades.

I fixed my axle today with the help of a neighbor and fellow NASIOC member!

I also prepped my rear suspension. I soaked that **** in PB blaster, I can't break the bottom bolts free (where the strut connects to the hub). Broke one of my craftsman 1/2 drives too!

Any tips? I keep hitting it with PB blaster to hopefully break the rust.
Only suggestion is air tools. I swear by them
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:15 PM   #4259
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Or a 3'-4' long steel pipe on the end of your ratchet + more pb blaster.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:21 PM   #4260
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Or a 3'-4' long steel pipe on the end of your ratchet + more pb blaster.
I did that, broke the pipe.

I need a breaker bar. I have such little clearance without whacking the fender or brakes.

I figure another 24+ hrs of soaking will help. I let the rusted bolts soak in PB blaster for a couple hours and then I used a wire brush to clean the crud off. I'm going to put anti seize on the threads to avoid this in the future.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:26 PM   #4261
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Only suggestion is air tools. I swear by them
this.

today i helped install tein coilovers on an 01 RSTi and with airtools in my garage it took 2 hours total. i refuse to do suspension without air tools for the bottom bolts.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:28 PM   #4262
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this.

today i helped install tein coilovers on an 01 RSTi and with airtools in my garage it took 2 hours total. i refuse to do suspension without air tools for the bottom bolts.
I'm spoiled, I refuse to do anything but an oil change without air...and a lift
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:34 PM   #4263
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I did that, broke the pipe.
How did you break the pipe???

When I did my wheel bearings I used the bar for almost everything. I had a 250lb adult putting their weight on it for the axle nuts, and it didn't break.

Someone on here told me about a penetrant for stuck bolts before.....I think it was a mix of acetone and ATF?....not sure about amounts though. Suspension work is just not fun.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #4264
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How did you break the pipe???

When I did my wheel bearings I used the bar for almost everything. I had a 250lb adult putting their weight on it for the axle nuts, and it didn't break.

Someone on here told me about a penetrant for stuck bolts before.....I think it was a mix of acetone and ATF?....not sure about amounts though. Suspension work is just not fun.
It was a crappy pipe, it broke the socket too.

I'm tempted to just hold off and drive my car the the auto shop on base and use their air tools. It's cheap (like $5-$15 for 5hrs) and less than a mile away. I'm always worried about stripping the bolt though.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:45 PM   #4265
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this.

today i helped install tein coilovers on an 01 RSTi and with airtools in my garage it took 2 hours total. i refuse to do suspension without air tools for the bottom bolts.
I uninstalled my coils and reinstalled stock with hand tools.
Suck it up and be a man
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:53 AM   #4266
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How did you break the pipe???

When I did my wheel bearings I used the bar for almost everything. I had a 250lb adult putting their weight on it for the axle nuts, and it didn't break.

Someone on here told me about a penetrant for stuck bolts before.....I think it was a mix of acetone and ATF?....not sure about amounts though. Suspension work is just not fun.
Read the same article. Just straight ATF, the bottle was mislabeled from what I recall. I have some Kroil which works well, but I probably wouldn't buy again at the price point. According to that article Liquid Wrench had more power than everything except the Kroil and ATF, which is great because it's OTC and cheap.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:35 AM   #4267
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tackled my rear bad bearing. removed rear knuckle and hub and bearings and races. indeed bearings were blue from heat. found have a wrong seal so car is waiting. Hope dealer has right seal and put all back together.

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Any tips?
i bought a plug in electric impact gun. mine $160 from sears. good news is it's powerful and never runs out of battery and you don't need air. bad news is it's BIG, extensions are your friend.

two on sale at sears for $98:
Choose this Tough 1/2 in. Impact Wrench for Heavy Duty Use
Made of a lightweight composite, this Craftsman Heavy Duty Wrench is designed for a high torque output. The twin hammering system gives you the extra power when you need it most. This tool comes with a highly effective oil-lubricated twin hammer that churns out 580 ft/lbs. of torque making it a great addition to your garage or shop.

the other delivers 350 ft/lbs.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:38 AM   #4268
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This morning I gave my car a as I noticed what looked like a streak a bird bombs every 6 or so inches from the front bumper to the trunk. Upon closer inspection they're actually paw prints from a small critter.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:00 AM   #4269
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tackled my rear bad bearing. removed rear knuckle and hub and bearings and races. indeed bearings were blue from heat. found have a wrong seal so car is waiting. Hope dealer has right seal and put all back together.

i bought a plug in electric impact gun. mine $160 from sears. good news is it's powerful and never runs out of battery and you don't need air. bad news is it's BIG, extensions are your friend.

two on sale at sears for $98:
Choose this Tough 1/2 in. Impact Wrench for Heavy Duty Use
Made of a lightweight composite, this Craftsman Heavy Duty Wrench is designed for a high torque output. The twin hammering system gives you the extra power when you need it most. This tool comes with a highly effective oil-lubricated twin hammer that churns out 580 ft/lbs. of torque making it a great addition to your garage or shop.

the other delivers 350 ft/lbs.
That's not bad. I'll stop by Sears after work and take a look.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:37 PM   #4270
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Picked it up from its vacation at IAG and started the break-in miles!
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:42 PM   #4271
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pissed as hell. was working on removing power steering pump. That way by thursday when i pick up the rebuild kit and can assemble right away and start driving the bugeye again. took only 20 mins to remove from car. Found an 8mm hex bit for the pulley bolt. Wont budge at all. used an impact wrench did nothing. 2hrs of nothing! wish it was easy like 04wrx+ removals look

Much appreciated if someone can PM some suggestions on removal. I mean it has to be able to come off, else why would they sell a rebuild kit with two seals that require the pulley to come off?

EDIT: Finally figured it out! took the back of the pump off and looked at the shaft. A little clip was holding the shaft/pulley assembly to the pump. Now when the new rebuild kit comes i can use all the seals.

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Old 12-31-2012, 09:23 PM   #4272
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Put it up for sale :-/
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:31 PM   #4273
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Put it up for sale :-/
Oh come on now, quit copying.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:34 PM   #4274
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Oh come on now, quit copying.
Yeah well I have some bills I want to get rid of, mainly due to this damn car lol but I'm getting an is300 which has plenty of future potential
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:51 AM   #4275
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Took the interior apart and out than spent 6 hours cleaning it. Alot easier to clean a car when there are no seats in it ha.Used a few hundred qtips and a package of cleaning wipes. Need some more and gonna go buy a shop vac to get this carpet actually clean or take it out and pressure wash it. Boggles my mind how dirty people let their 20k dollar car get. Took switches and panels off cause the build up was grossing me out. I guess my standard of clean is a little more than some. Hope to get it all finished up this week.
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