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Old 06-12-2001, 09:39 PM   #1
wrxEMT
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Talking Just got a '97 GT

We'll it looks like I'll be spending more time in here because I bought a GT instead of the WRX. Anyways does anyone have any advice for me about owning a GT or anything about this particular year? Thanks for the help...
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Old 06-12-2001, 10:19 PM   #2
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Other than some potential worries about your cars clutch, Water Pump and maybe your cylinder head gaskets, I dont think you have a thing to worry about. How many miles on the car, BTW ?

While its not as fast as the WRX, GTs get decent fuel milage, are much roomier inside, and generally handle very nicely, and while the brakes may seem a shade on the mushy side, they slow the car properly. Good luck !

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Old 06-12-2001, 10:53 PM   #3
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If you feel the need to improve the middle pedal feel, braided steel hoses will help hugely add pads for topping

Plenty of nice, useful upgrading can be done to the car without making it a cop magnet, or uncomforatble for the everyday use - if that's your "thing"

Enjoy!
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Old 06-13-2001, 02:17 AM   #4
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pssssh I don't think wrxEMT has a problem dealing with tha 5-0 do you?? Cops work well with EMS & EMT's ova here in NY and tend to look the other way in terms of "infractions" of the Vehicle Laws which works out to my benefit!!

So floss that ride out!!! Bling bling!

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Old 06-13-2001, 05:47 AM   #5
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chris, does your message mean that you're going to chrome those p1's?

bling bling!
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Old 06-13-2001, 05:55 AM   #6
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Oh god, not the bling...
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Old 06-13-2001, 11:03 AM   #7
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what's a bling?

97 GTs rock, not that I'm biased or anything. not too big, not too small, long enuff wheelbase for a smooth ride, and still pretty light (3100 for a MT). Plus theres the moonroof, even RSs don't have it so good...
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Old 06-13-2001, 06:49 PM   #8
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Front crank seal... if you notice spots of oil on the driveway or smoke from under the car after a long drive, it's the front crank seal. This seems to almost be a maintenance item, it goes so regularly... That's the only real problem we've had with our 97 GT. Oh, we also keep breaking power antenna masts, though that's not our fault.
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Old 06-13-2001, 07:58 PM   #9
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Welcome to a neat and rather exclusive club these are not very common anywhere ... especially 5 speeds ...

I love mine ... have just over 42 K on it ... and no problems yet ...and it gets Driven !

Enjoy!

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Old 06-13-2001, 10:21 PM   #10
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no roger,

i think keith is gonna powder coat his p1's in chrome! Put the brothas to shame -bling!

I never had any significant maintence problems with my Legacy. Slight gear grind problem that a fluid flush didn't cure. I'm @ 34K now

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Old 06-14-2001, 12:14 AM   #11
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the car has 55k miles and it is Beautiful it was a no smoker and been kept in mint condition. thanks for the help
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Old 06-14-2001, 07:20 AM   #12
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I am jealous! Trying to get my hands on one out east.. not an easy task! Congrats
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Old 06-14-2001, 08:00 AM   #13
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wrxEMT,

Congrats. It's a nice one. Yes, the front crank seal went out on mine too, and woah! My poor Subie smoked like no tomorrow. So I had Mike @ Smart Service fix it. When you do, depending on how many miles you have on the car, (~70K)just get the timing belt replaced, since they need to take it off to get to it.

You may also have a bit of chirping noises too after a run. I was talking to Mike about it, and he told that it can be fixed when the clutch get's replaced. I do notice that you can get rid of the noise by sometimes tapping on the clutch.

Hey, you live in Kent? I just moved to Bellevue, couple blocks from B-Square. Maybe we can start a fun run for Legacies...say, Alki Beach?


Cheers.
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Old 06-14-2001, 10:42 AM   #14
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hey a fun run sounds good to me and thanks for the warm reception
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Old 06-14-2001, 11:20 AM   #15
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Welcome to the club of GT owners! I too, have a 97 GT. Loving every minute of ownership. Hmmmm, front crankshaft seal? Replaced it a couple months ago along with the two camshaft seals. Can't say that I've been able to enjoy the GT lately. Got rear-ended on Memorial day. Car ended up getting pushed under a 70's Mercedes. Front end smashed up, hood folded, well, you know the drill. Rear bumper, surprisingly, held up fine. The shop just started work on it last week. Big fiasco with the insurance companies battling it out. Since that weekend I've been driving a Saturn LS. Talk about a bummer! You can't even perform neutral drops on the thing!!!

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