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Old 06-23-2021, 04:47 PM   #4426
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Here's last Wednesday.... Clutch was doing some funny stuff so I had to pull the trans to investigate. Shout out to my boy Jon for lending a hand. Long night to say the least.

Beautiful blaze yellow. I really wonder how many are actually left. I've seen3 in the last 12 months show up on the chopping block in facebook partout ads.
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Old 06-25-2021, 10:38 PM   #4427
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Beautiful blaze yellow. I really wonder how many are actually left. I've seen3 in the last 12 months show up on the chopping block in facebook partout ads.
Thanks! I'm really curious as to how many there are as well. I've only seen one other than my own in person.
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Old 06-27-2021, 09:34 PM   #4428
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All is finally done.









New bumpers, fenders and liners, cowl, hood, foglight covers, splitters, roof rail removal, new windshield and all new trim. Sprayed wipers and mirror surrounds black. Full window and trim free respray in PSM for no paint lines. Redid all the tint earlier this week.

Up next is STI HIDs next month, new plates and ceramic coating.

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Old 06-28-2021, 01:05 PM   #4429
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All is finally done.





New bumpers, fenders and liners, cowl, hood, foglight covers, splitters, roof rail removal, new windshield and all new trim. Sprayed wipers and mirror surrounds black. Full window and trim free respray in PSM for no paint lines. Redid all the tint earlier this week.

Up next is STI HIDs next month, new plates and ceramic coating.
Gorgeous, that's the best way to do it!
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Old 06-28-2021, 07:57 PM   #4430
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:32 PM   #4431
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All is finally done.





New bumpers, fenders and liners, cowl, hood, foglight covers, splitters, roof rail removal, new windshield and all new trim. Sprayed wipers and mirror surrounds black. Full window and trim free respray in PSM for no paint lines. Redid all the tint earlier this week.

Up next is STI HIDs next month, new plates and ceramic coating.
Beautiful.
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Old 09-20-2021, 10:22 AM   #4432
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On Saturday I towed the still-dead EZ30 swap Legacy from my old rental house to the house my wife and I bought in Falls Church. Dropped a bunch of fluid, not sure from where - didn't have a chance on Sunday to jack the car up and figure out where it would've been coming from. My only guess is power steering, because the lines aren't hooked up and we were using the steering, but we didn't have to steer that much, and it seemed like it dumped quit a bit of fluid.



Edit: As far as I can tell, it was the power steering. No signs of other leakage, and there was PS fluid on top of the engine, apparently from the return line (which isn't connected to anything).

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Old 09-28-2021, 12:59 PM   #4433
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Fixed the exhaust on the Impreza. Well, "fixed" - I just re-did the same thing I had done before, so it's still not welded together properly. Also replaced the gasket between the mid-pipe and axle-back, as it was toast.



I was pleasantly surprised to find that the mid-pipe itself was still nice and solid - some surface rust, but nothing extreme. It was just the short extension piece in there that had rotted out completely. So I put some high temp VHT engine paint on the new extension piece in the hopes it'll last a little longer this time. Heck, maybe at some point it'll all get welded together!
The above was from last November, and that fix lasted about 10 months - I had to "fix" this yet again yesterday. Maybe it's time to just buy a new exhaust system?

Over the past couple days I noticed the exhaust getting louder, not in a good way - very flatulent / buzzy sounding, particularly on decel. When I got home from work yesterday I reached under the car and could feel exhaust puffing out from the flange between the mid-pipe and muffler, so I figured I needed to replace that gasket again. Not a big deal.

Once I actually took a better look with a light, I discovered that the rear section of the mid-pipe (to the right of the right clamp in the pic above) had rusted completely through at the downstream side of that right clamp. Well, crap. We just moved to a new house a few weekends ago, and the garage is almost completely still in boxes, so the transition from simple gasket replacement to trying to replace some pipe made this a much harder fix. I happen to have a stock-type Bosal axle-back for my '97 2.5GT, and that was sitting on a shelf in the garage - I figured I could cut the inlet flange and some pipe off of that, but first I had to find some way to cut! I dug around and found my Dremel tool and some heavy duty cutting wheels, chopped off the section of the Legacy axle-back that I wanted, and managed to reassemble the Impreza's exhaust. It's back to not sounding like crap, but it's an even more half-assed fix than before, so I need to do something about that.
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:56 AM   #4434
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Rolled 250,000 (chassis) miles on the '96 Impreza beater on the way to work this morning.
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