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Old 08-15-2004, 07:13 AM   #1
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Question Aussie Subaru Master-Tech, Any Questions?

G'Day People,
I have 15 Yrs Experience with the Subaru Brand over here.
I am recently 'Off the Tools' but have a fairly comprehensive knowledge base on Models from 1979 to 2003, (Aus Delivered/Jap Spec Only).
Happy to share and learn.

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Old 08-15-2004, 11:01 AM   #2
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ok
is there a difference between the ~90-94 legacy GT (ej20) and the same period Legacy RS Cam profile

any thoughts about making HLA quiter

how about the part number for the turn signals in a ver 1-4 bumper
or the side vents in a 1-3 hood
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Old 08-15-2004, 11:54 AM   #3
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As far as i am aware, there is no difference between the profiles you mentioned, you do mean the EJ20TT when talking GT? RS's 'I think' had a larger lift,(but don't quote me!!)
I am assuming you have a later model EJ20T with Lifter/Lash Adj noise?
Two fixes for this, (IF it is lifters and not an oil pressure problem caused by loose oil pump backing plate screws), the tooling used for the oil galleries was worn and most 93-on EJ20's with HLA had this fault. The fix is to open up the oil galleries in the Cyl Head,(consult your repairer). As far as part numbers go, I'm a Tech, not a parts interpreter! The factory fix over here before the cause of the fault was found was to fit WRX Cyl Heads, but I am a big fan of the early units, they seem to be more reliable once the HLA noise is rectified.
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Also, you should try some 'Pro-Ma' Lifter quiet...........
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Old 08-15-2004, 08:27 PM   #5
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As far as part numbers go, I'm a Tech, not a parts interpreter!
Haha, I get that all time.

I just tell them "Ask me, I have all the part numbers, prices and names memorized as well as weight, color, compound materials used, and construction processes."

They'll get the picture.

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Old 08-16-2004, 05:29 AM   #6
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Haha, I get that all time.

I just tell them "Ask me, I have all the part numbers, prices and names memorized as well as weight, color, compound materials used, and construction processes."

They'll get the picture.

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HA!

You heard Pakin, ask him! He knows it all!! LOL

Part numbers? Nart Pumbers? Purt Nambers? What was that again.....
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Old 08-19-2004, 02:47 PM   #7
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Sixpack Subaru,
It seems that your knowledge may be a little aussie specific. What I believe Jaxx was asking about was the JDM Legacy 2.0GT (single turbo) and the AUS spec Liberty RS. Since we don't have RHD cars, we have very little interest in the EJ20TT's since the exhaust won't clear our steering racks. Also, we usually specifiy EJ20G, EJ20K, EJ205, EJ207 when talking about the different engines. The EJ20T designation is not only not an actual Subaru designation, but also extremely vague when trying to discuss specific differences between different year and spec engines...

As for parts#'s, I think he may have assumed that there was a good chance that a Tech has access to FSM's for the cars in question. If you aren't really looking to be helpful maybe you should make a blanket offer to help people...
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I would like to know what i can do about a tranny that likes to shift into "power mode" (the little green light on the bottom of the dash next to the manual light) all by itself when ever it wants to except when the cruise is turned on and set.

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Old 08-20-2004, 06:06 AM   #9
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Sixpack Subaru,
It seems that your knowledge may be a little aussie specific. What I believe Jaxx was asking about was the JDM Legacy 2.0GT (single turbo) and the AUS spec Liberty RS. Since we don't have RHD cars, we have very little interest in the EJ20TT's since the exhaust won't clear our steering racks. Also, we usually specifiy EJ20G, EJ20K, EJ205, EJ207 when talking about the different engines. The EJ20T designation is not only not an actual Subaru designation, but also extremely vague when trying to discuss specific differences between different year and spec engines...

As for parts#'s, I think he may have assumed that there was a good chance that a Tech has access to FSM's for the cars in question. If you aren't really looking to be helpful maybe you should make a blanket offer to help people...
I dont quite get your last statement there but anyway.
As I stated in the beginning I AM AN AUSSIE SUBARU MASTER TECH.
Your reference to exhausts and steering rack clearance is completely unfounded as Twin Turbo's run two Dump Pipe's, (Regardless of which side your steering Column/Brake Master/Booster is on). Anyway, you obviously have a problem with me for some reason. Why can't we all just get along?
If the person I was replying/quoting has/had a problem, why didn't I hear from them. Unless I am Answering/Quoting you, leave me to it!

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Sixpack Subaru...I usually don't post in this forum(and will likely get crap for doing so..), as I have a WRX and that is covered in the 2.0l forum, but I saw "Aussie Subaru Master-Tech, Any Questions?" and clicked.....

I think you will find that some people, on this board, really appreciate ANY kind of help that they can/will get....and some people who don't get exactly what they think they need will get pissy and think that because they have been here for a long time they can dictate policy....don't let it get to ya.

Thanks for whatever it may be that you can offer, here.

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Thanks Uncle,
I thought so....funny how some people need to behave in certain situations......cheers for the good vibes!!!
I think I WILL stick around for a while, but BTQ, is the any 'GOOD' Forum's that may need some 'Model-Specific'Info?
I thought that people may be able to benefit from my many years of assembly/diagnostic/development/testing/fabrication etc.....
but it doesn't really seem that way.....
Any ideas??
I could 'Talk Shop' 'till my fingers fall off!!
Thanks again!

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Old 08-23-2004, 10:18 AM   #12
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I would like to know what i can do about a tranny that likes to shift into "power mode" (the little green light on the bottom of the dash next to the manual light) all by itself when ever it wants to except when the cruise is turned on and set.

1992 Subaru Legacy 4wd 2.2 ltr turbo touring wagon
G'Day,
when you 'Plant Your Foot', (Accelerate Hard), the auto will Automatically change the shift pattern to 'Hold the gear' for longer, this is what you are seeing, and this is also why it does not do it when Cruise is set as cruise never 'Flattens It!'. IF the light flashes, you have problems(like Check Eng Light for Auto).

Hope this helps.
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:41 AM   #13
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Your reference to exhausts and steering rack clearance is completely unfounded as Twin Turbo's run two Dump Pipe's, (Regardless of which side your steering Column/Brake Master/Booster is on).
yes and the left side dump pipe goes right through the LHD steering shaft

thanks for help on the HLA

hmm i wonder what my oil prssure is
it only seems to happen when the car has sat for more than a week and happens more in the winter.

both matt and i have EJ20Gs form legacy GT (89-93?) single turbo, simmilar to the legacy RS but with a smaller vf-10

normaly when some one around here says ej20t (kinda like saying ej20det)they are a noob and have no idea what they are talking about, just a semantics, not to be offensive

we have -no-zero-negitive-nadda- acccess to part numbers here that is why i asked
i know that there are part CDROMs but i have no idea how to get ahold of a set
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yes and the left side dump pipe goes right through the LHD steering shaft

thanks for help on the HLA

hmm i wonder what my oil prssure is
it only seems to happen when the car has sat for more than a week and happens more in the winter.

both matt and i have EJ20Gs form legacy GT (89-93?) single turbo, simmilar to the legacy RS but with a smaller vf-10

normaly when some one around here says ej20t (kinda like saying ej20det)they are a noob and have no idea what they are talking about, just a semantics, not to be offensive

we have -no-zero-negitive-nadda- acccess to part numbers here that is why i asked
i know that there are part CDROMs but i have no idea how to get ahold of a set
Yes, 15 years turning spanners and doing diag work makes me a 'NOOB'.
Yes, working on and with the ASRT makes me a 'NOOB'.
We have a limited range of EJ's over here, I'm tipping, (Guessing), that we only got the 'Real Ones', (read:Jap Spec), as you guys have crap fuel and no coolers till what year AD????
Like you said, 'Semantics'........

Cheers!!!!
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As far as oil pressure goes, if it only happens when ICE COLD change your oil NOOB!LOL
If not, are you using a GENUINE OIL FILTER as alot of non-gen options don't have the Anti Drain back valve fitted, (the reason we declined so many Factory warranty claims on highway pursuit WRX's!!!)

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And about part numbers....I have three Parts Books Here, (international by the way), and like you said, ZIP, ZERO, NADA, whatever......

No Chance you friendly little bugger!!!
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:30 PM   #17
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intersting .. about the oil filter ...ill give her a shot .. blech i hate chaning oil

i don't think i have ever used a factory oil filter in any of my 5 subarus ..it would be illegal for subaru to void a warrenty for that reason here (land of the lawyers)
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man you guys need to get off of this guys balls
hes here to help
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intersting .. about the oil filter ...ill give her a shot .. blech i hate chaning oil

i don't think i have ever used a factory oil filter in any of my 5 subarus ..it would be illegal for subaru to void a warrenty for that reason here (land of the lawyers)
I hear ya!!
"Land of the Lawyers", is right!! We recently had a change in 'Public-Liability' Laws to avoid massive Punitive payouts etc.....
Anyway, 'Down Here'. Subaru stipulate that 'Any Registered Mechanical Repair Buisness Employing a Qualified Mechanic...', '...as long as Subaru Genuine Parts are used expressly...'
I only mentioned it because I have had numerous cases in the past where this has been the case, (H/Way Pursuit being the most famous/expensive).
Give it a go with the genuine filter, and IF you are able/competent, remove the oil pump and check the Backing Plate screws,(if the filter and oil change doesnt help)!
Hope this helps!

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man you guys need to get off of this guys balls
hes here to help
Thank You VERY MUCH, Mr 2.5RS, (or can I call you 'Whitey'?=Term of Endearment over here).

Perhaps, as you say, I am here to Help, you may be able to help me?
Build dates are still inside Driver's Door?,(Passenger here).
If so, can someone please enlighten me on what the 'Letter' after the 'Engine Family Number-EA-EJ-EG, represent?,(EJ20G for Example).

If I could clarify this, I may be able to provide more accurate info.
Also, can somebody post a Chassis/Vin number on here?,(Leave out the last six digits to avoid breach of privacy), as this may also help.

I do have access to International series Parts reference material, but I would need to now if it is relevant/applicable.

Thanks a heap White 2.5RS!

BTW, is the RS 2.5 there N/A or T/Charged?

Thanks Again

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na, subaru released the 2.5 turbod on the forester and sti which most people seem to like
i put the ej257/sti shortblock into my rs and am in the process of getting it to function properly
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Hey Again!
Yakima? Where?
Anyway, I heard a rumour, (from the Head of Training and Tech advice in Aust),shortly after FHI,(Fuji Heavy Industries), had the Model Launch for the STi over there that they had quoted certain power figures and taken deposits/downpayments, shortly after this, they did some testing for the nedia with a 'Media Tuned ECU'and realised these figures were impossible to achieve on the highest grade fuel available there!!
Apparently the first 6 months orders were 're-manufactured' at the north american plant, and fitted with 2.5 cases to allow for the subsequent 'de-tuning' required to achieve the previously quoted figures they had already accepted payment for, (regardless of cost!, as mentioned before, 'the land of lawyers' would not take kindly to being lied to/misinformed!). Can anyone confirm/deny this?

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- i have a tiny tiny hole in my axle boot and white grease got all under my car, and now theres no more in there. How long acn i expect to drive untill it fails or breaks? Is it safe to drive like this?

- i have a MY03 JDM ver8 spec C engine into my 99 RS. When i hit full boost/stock boost 15psi, it feels slow at stutters.vrmm stutter vrmmm stutter, like fuel cut almost? Or pulling timing?

i ran a hose from turbo to wastegate, and now im getting 7psi, its FAST. No stutter or hesistation at all.

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ive already changed fuel filter and spark plugs and still does it.


- the plugs from my engine were PFR7G, 1 step colder platinum. I used a spark plug gapper gauge and it shows it to be at like .038. Why? Everywhere i read says to gap to .028 or .030. Why?

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yakima washington, most northwestern state in the USA
i wouldnt doubt that happened the highest pump gas in my town is 92 that i can find
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- i have a tiny tiny hole in my axle boot and white grease got all under my car, and now theres no more in there. How long acn i expect to drive untill it fails or breaks? Is it safe to drive like this?

- i have a MY03 JDM ver8 spec C engine into my 99 RS. When i hit full boost/stock boost 15psi, it feels slow at stutters.vrmm stutter vrmmm stutter, like fuel cut almost? Or pulling timing?

i ran a hose from turbo to wastegate, and now im getting 7psi, its FAST. No stutter or hesistation at all.

mods

walboro 255lph fuel pump
perrin intake
fujitsubo catback
gfb bov

ive already changed fuel filter and spark plugs and still does it.


- the plugs from my engine were PFR7G, 1 step colder platinum. I used a spark plug gapper gauge and it shows it to be at like .038. Why? Everywhere i read says to gap to .028 or .030. Why?

thanks
RUN NOTHING BUT NGK, NGK or alternatively NGK!!
Bosch are CR#P, easy way to tell?? VW AND PORSCHE are literally 'around the corner' from Robert Bosch Ind in Germany, (Stuttgart), and THEY IMPORT NGK plugs for OEM fitment!!--the defence rests your honour...

As far as the VROOM, stutter, VROOM, stutter goes, I would say that the vacuum/boost lines to your W/Gate Actuator Diaphragm are routed incorrectly, the 'PILL/Restrictor/Orifice 'should' be closest to the Actuator, not the Solenoid.
REMEMBER, the Boost control solenoid/turbo duty-solenoid is just the same as a (Bad Bad Bad), Bleed off type Boost controller, that is ECU controlled in either ON OR OFF, (digital), that is the reason for the aforementioned Pill/orifice/restrictor. IF this restrictor is fitted on the solenoid side of the wastegate acyuator/diaphragm, SURGING, (VROOM, stutter etc), WILL occur.
I have had many, many vehicles presented after collision repair/eng transplant where the so called Technicians have spent DAYS trying to diag the fault, only to find they created it themselves!!

Anyway, that what it SOUNDS like........
Check it out and let me know. Should be a 'hard lump' in the Vac/boost line after the 'T' Piece in the direction of thge Turbo actuator. It normally simply requires the 'Flipping Over' of the 'Vac/Boost' line if it is incorrect.

Is it just me or do you guys suffer from a lack of dealer support over there???
Anyway, hope this helps.

BTW, may sound like a NOOB but what's with this JDM?? and spec 'C' all about????


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