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Old 04-01-2019, 07:42 PM   #726
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Ordered OEM black SUBARU & SYMMETRICAL AWD trunk emblems for my STI. Should match the OEM black fender emblems nicely.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:28 PM   #727
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Ordered OEM black SUBARU & SYMMETRICAL AWD trunk emblems for my STI. Should match the OEM black fender emblems nicely.


I took my WRX badge off and painted it, just waiting for it to warm up and put it back on. Finally got pulled the trigger on getting the summers mounted back on today though!
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:14 PM   #728
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Ordered various exhaust hangers in prep for the GReddy SP install this weekend on my STI. I may or may not need them, but I like the tips to be close to the bumper and none of that sagging exhaust look so wanted to be ready just in case.

Otherwise enjoyed my commute in my WRX today. Love the car so much.. it's a perfect blend of excitement and just kicking back for the commute.
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:35 AM   #729
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I have been in the process of doing g a drivetrain swap solo. It's all buttoned up but the front spindles exhaust and intercooler. So excited to have my subie back. The new f-150 is boring
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:26 PM   #730
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Changed the accessory belts and the idler pulley today. Still hear a squealing noise so I guess well see how long these belts last. On top of that there is a grinding noise like something is loose coming from the turbo right near where I've been having an oil leak. We'll see how it goes. God knows I'm definitely not driving it like you should a car with these types of problems.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:51 PM   #731
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Got a quote for a full hood & scoop sand & repaint this morning (to take care of the embedded sap stains c/o the previous owner) -- $650 including touch ups to a few other minor paint issues. Higher than I hoped, but I have no experience getting this type of work done.
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Old 04-03-2019, 03:51 PM   #732
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Got a quote for a full hood & scoop sand & repaint this morning (to take care of the embedded sap stains c/o the previous owner) -- $650 including touch ups to a few other minor paint issues. Higher than I hoped, but I have no experience getting this type of work done.
Coming from the wood industry the best thing you can do is use a HOT pressure washer and dawn dish soap and a little scrubbing. That sap and pollen will come right off. Worst case scenario you need a little rubbing/polishing compound to buff through the pits in the clear. You would be amazed at what went standing can do for the chips and such. Just try ok ng to save you some money.
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Old 04-03-2019, 03:55 PM   #733
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For the last 2 nights after work I have been putting a new tranny in my saabie. I ran into a snag with the clutch fork not wanting to release the throwout bearing but all is well now. I have to put the exhaust back on, put the front hubs back together, put the center console back together, put the intercooler back and put the battery back in. Should be taking her out for a joyride about 8:30-9 tonight.
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:01 PM   #734
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Coming from the wood industry the best thing you can do is use a HOT pressure washer and dawn dish soap and a little scrubbing. That sap and pollen will come right off. Worst case scenario you need a little rubbing/polishing compound to buff through the pits in the clear. You would be amazed at what went standing can do for the chips and such. Just try ok ng to save you some money.
I appreciate it, but these are really old and have somehow embedded themselves in the clear coat. I've already spent a few hours trying to remove just two of them with only very limited success on one. The detailer I took it to previously would've happily taken my money if he thought there was a way to fix it, but he took one look and was like, nope, sorry.
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:14 PM   #735
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put my intake on at my tuners shop and am currently listening to it on the dyno.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:56 PM   #736
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Inspected my new Greddy SP CBE, beautifully made as expected. Looking forward to installing it on my STI in a few days.

Besides that, enjoyed the drive home in my WRX.
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:25 AM   #737
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Last night ordered a Grimmspeed stock DP to 3” adapter in prep for install in 3 days
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:45 AM   #738
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I got to drive my 9-2x aero to work for the first time in 3 months or so (missed the entire winter) shes back and ready for action
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:56 AM   #739
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I appreciate it, but these are really old and have somehow embedded themselves in the clear coat. I've already spent a few hours trying to remove just two of them with only very limited success on one. The detailer I took it to previously would've happily taken my money if he thought there was a way to fix it, but he took one look and was like, nope, sorry.
Still try it first and see what happens. Detailer probably didn't know tricks from wood industry guys who have had to deal with this often.

Doesn't cost you anything except cost of pressure washer rental if you don't have one that can shoot HOT water. If it doesn't work, then go ahead with the replacement.
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:47 PM   #740
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Still try it first and see what happens. Detailer probably didn't know tricks from wood industry guys who have had to deal with this often.

Doesn't cost you anything except cost of pressure washer rental if you don't have one that can shoot HOT water. If it doesn't work, then go ahead with the replacement.
Yeah, you're right, there's not much to lose by trying. I'll probably try wet sanding first, I'm really skeptical that power-washing will work in this case (there's really nothing to wash off, it's all in the clear coat).
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:48 PM   #741
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Yeah, kind of sounds like that compressed air trick to fix door dings..
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:54 PM   #742
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Received the black OEM trunk emblems for my STI, thick zip ties.. and some other parts for my other car.
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:31 AM   #743
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Yeah, you're right, there's not much to lose by trying. I'll probably try wet sanding first, I'm really skeptical that power-washing will work in this case (there's really nothing to wash off, it's all in the clear coat).
It's the heat+ dawn and scrubbing that will take it off. Really it comes off pretty easy its just in the pores of the clear. That is unless it is a cheap urethane clear that has started to oxidize then you will have to wet sand and buff with polishing compound. Still way cheaper than a complete respray
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:58 PM   #744
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Besides enjoying my drive home in my WRX, got the Grimspeed gasket adapter for the CBE install tomorrow.. perfect!
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Got some goodies in the mail

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Old 04-05-2019, 08:56 PM   #746
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It's the heat+ dawn and scrubbing that will take it off. Really it comes off pretty easy its just in the pores of the clear. That is unless it is a cheap urethane clear that has started to oxidize then you will have to wet sand and buff with polishing compound. Still way cheaper than a complete respray
Thanks. Won't get a chance to try it for at least a week but I appreciate the advice.
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:26 PM   #747
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First mod on the new to me 13 wrx - kartboy short shifter
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Old 04-06-2019, 06:26 AM   #748
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Old 04-06-2019, 05:19 PM   #749
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Installed the Greddy SP cbe on my STI with my son. Perfect fit as expected, the Grimspeed donut gasket adapter made it real easy. Did not need to adjust the hangers, the cans hang just right for my taste.

Also took apart the lower console under the custer/steering column on my WRX to try to figure out where the rattle is coming from on cold-ish days. Besides the loose center trim piece right under the steering column, there were a a few harnesses that were kind of loose, so zip ties those. I added thick gaskets for the trim under the steering column..and also the OBD2 port bracket. I *think* I fixed it, wont know for certain until another cold-ish day.
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Old 04-06-2019, 06:34 PM   #750
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Good start installing these plus type n motor mounts “while I’m in there” haha.

I’ve got it all apart just need to get the old mounts off the block and throw it all back together.
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