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Old 06-04-2005, 11:27 AM   #1
Dan C
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Default my baja is storing water

so i was looking at the front of the car the other day and i thought it looked crooked. I measured, and it turns out the driver side is sitting 1/2 inch lower than the passenger side. No joke. This bugged me out because i figured it could be a myriad of problems causing this. Anyway, i have noticed for about a month that when the car comes to a stop, there is a rushing of water to the front that is audible to both driver and passenger. I thought it might be the gas tank, cus that was all i could think of. It wasnt, and it seems that under the passenger seat, i think in the sill underneath the door, a fair amount of water is being held. I looked underneath, and there are these one way valves that are supposed to let water drain but not let it in, but i cant figure them out. I am going to take it to the dealer next week because i want to get to the root of the problem, but has anyone else had anything like this or heard of it?
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Old 06-04-2005, 03:45 PM   #2
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I have noticed my 03 seems to hold water. You get that sloshing sound when you move it after a heavy rain. But it seems to drain out ok, and I only hear the noise once. So I figure that is is getting out of the rocker panel ok. Mike
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Old 06-05-2005, 09:39 PM   #3
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do you guys have sunroofs? I do but I havnt looked if its the sunroof draintube. I saw one clog and fill up an outback spare tire space
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:19 PM   #4
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my previous car a 1988 beretta used to just leak its sunroof into the passenger cabin. was kinda sad to see that car go to my sister in ohio, something to love about old beaters with their own little Quirks.
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:04 PM   #5
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Yes, I have a sunroof. But this sound I hear is from underneath somewhere. I have worked on leaking sunroofs in a dealership, and I know that this one isn't leaking right now. I still think the rocker panel holds water at times. I hope this doesn't make it rot out faster!! Mike
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:14 AM   #6
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My Wife's forester was doing that for a while, at least untill it dried up around here and never got it to the dealership to ask what it could be. But she doesn't have a sun roof. On hers it sounded like it was comming from the drivers side quarter pannel.
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:04 AM   #7
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I don't know about Subaru, but Toyota's come from overseas with body plugs installed to keep seawater from getting into the frame. They are removed during the PDI routine (usually). The plugs that you spotted perhaps were suposed to be removed prior to customer delivery?

I'm going on a hunch, but perhaps this is why you are storing the water?
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Old 06-07-2005, 11:06 AM   #8
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The Baja is made in Indina and the Forester/Impresa/WRX/STI are shipped from overseas.
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Old 06-07-2005, 11:29 AM   #9
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The Baja is made in Indina and the Forester/Impresa/WRX/STI are shipped from overseas.
I understand this, but that doesn't have anything to do with shipping plugs. Many Toyota's are built here and shipped overseas. I understand that the baja is pretty terestrial to the US, but I'm sure it's design also accounted for the possibility of export... regardless if Subaru actually ships the baja.
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Old 06-07-2005, 11:56 AM   #10
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I understand this, but that doesn't have anything to do with shipping plugs. Many Toyota's are built here and shipped overseas. I understand that the baja is pretty terestrial to the US, but I'm sure it's design also accounted for the possibility of export... regardless if Subaru actually ships the baja.

You have a point.
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Old 06-08-2005, 08:34 PM   #11
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Have you had a chance to get under and check BajaNut?

I've been talking with Justin at Cobb and need to get under the car and check out the axle back exhaust. Any idea what Scooby we shop for a axle back exhaust... Impreza/Forrester, or Legecy GT?

Oh and bonus points to you if you can tell me what turbo does the baja have? I have looked around here and there, but all I get is guesses from people who don't really know.

Jeff
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Old 06-08-2005, 09:07 PM   #12
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Oh and bonus points to you if you can tell me what turbo does the baja have? I have looked around here and there, but all I get is guesses from people who don't really know.

Jeff
Same turbo as a WRX or FXT. Mitsubishi TD04L-13T

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Old 06-08-2005, 09:17 PM   #13
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I think that the exhaust is a unique one. So no cross over. I know that xceleration has a turbo back and a cat back exhaust. But other than that, I have not seen anything else that fits the baja. I have been under it at the shop a couple of times and seen one that has the cat back one. Except for the tip, it looked great. If I got one I would have the 4" or the 3" tip hacked off and the rest of it bent to look just like the OEM one. I know that we are longer than the legacy/outback so the legacy gt wagon should be too short to fit, and i think that the clearance for the suspension is differant.
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