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Old 02-27-2021, 05:28 PM   #1301
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Thank you for the "no buy" of the HF vacuum bleeder.



My original bleeding method was as you describe in this new video.



Unfortunately, the proper bleed method is to unbolt the slave-cylinder from the transmission, use a Subaru tool or equivalent to depress and hold the pin in place, and hold the slave-cylinder higher than the master-cylinder to bleed.



I previously tried to do so using a clamp and it did not work as the clamp would move and you don't want the pin popping out and taking off like a mini-rocket.



My most recent bleeding method was to leave the slave-cylinder in place, use a clamp to depress and hold the pin in, and then bleed it using a syringe. I used the syringe without anyone holding the pedal down, and I did get a lot of air out of the system. Then I had my wife sit in the car and hold the clutch-pedal down very slightly, open the bleeder, then use the syringe to suck the fluid out. It made a difference in my case.



Sometime last year when the hydraulic clutch activation part of the system was getting wonky, the clutch would engage, but because there was air, the pin would release unevenly and the engagement would cause a slight jerking motion of the drivetrain. I believe as a result of not addressing this sooner, I have probably burned the clutch a bit.



Going forward, if the clutch engagement continues to be off, I'm going to look into obtaining the Subaru tool and I most likely will have the clutch itself replaced. Nothing like having a bad clutch engagement and a burned clutch to make driving that much less enjoyable.


I ended up having the shop do a full bench bleed of the slave cylinder and it feels amazing. Much better and quicker process.
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Old 02-27-2021, 05:29 PM   #1302
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:16 PM   #1303
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Today marks 4 years with the STI!

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Old 03-04-2021, 09:47 PM   #1304
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sheesh time flies, still lookin' good. BTW, drinking beer when filming? Camera moving around so much I am getting motion sickness, like I am in a boat up/down side to side.
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:17 AM   #1305
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Great build! Congrats on 4 years. Time goes by quick. I bought my 2011 new, modded it slowly over 10 years and just sold it and picked up a 2020 .......in Lapis Blue. Amazing color. I just stare at it sometimes.
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:39 AM   #1306
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Damn! Been 4 years. Wow. Time flies.
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Old 03-05-2021, 12:06 PM   #1307
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sheesh time flies, still lookin' good. BTW, drinking beer when filming? Camera moving around so much I am getting motion sickness, like I am in a boat up/down side to side.
FWIW, my gimbal died filming this video, so a few of the clips are a bit like that, so I apologize. Should have made a PSA to put your dramamine bracelets on.

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Great build! Congrats on 4 years. Time goes by quick. I bought my 2011 new, modded it slowly over 10 years and just sold it and picked up a 2020 .......in Lapis Blue. Amazing color. I just stare at it sometimes.
Thanks! It really does. When you are enjoying a car this much, it goes by too quick!

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Damn! Been 4 years. Wow. Time flies.
You're telling me. Started this car with 1 kid. Now I have 3
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Old 03-05-2021, 12:16 PM   #1308
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Quick photo dump of some recent shots







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Old 03-05-2021, 07:23 PM   #1309
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FWIW, my gimbal died filming this video, so a few of the clips are a bit like that, so I apologize. Should have made a PSA to put your dramamine bracelets on.

Ohh please bro, nothing to apologize for. All good, your content and sharing more than makes up for one wonky video clip.

Car is fabulous, love the kids seats in the back.

Let me know when you are ready to sell, I know you will get the itch sooner rather than later. And in all seriousness, I really want to take a ride with you to check out all the suspension and power mods, once the Covid situation gets better of course and obviously if you are cool with that.
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Old 03-09-2021, 08:24 AM   #1310
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I think I want to wrap my roof to protect from scratches from stuff I put in the roof rack. My 11 was pretty bad after 10 years of fishing rods, kayaks, etc. Looks really good too!
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Old 03-09-2021, 12:52 PM   #1311
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Old 03-09-2021, 03:23 PM   #1312
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Man, the hood looks amazing! Definitely compliments things well, and it's another thing you've done that I'd like to do in the future.
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Old 03-12-2021, 01:26 PM   #1313
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Man, the hood looks amazing! Definitely compliments things well, and it's another thing you've done that I'd like to do in the future.
Thanks! It truly is a beautiful piece. I go out into the garage to admire it quite often. Especially since I ceramic coated it!

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Old 03-12-2021, 07:31 PM   #1314
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Stunning as always. Can't wait to get a NJ cruise together
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Old 03-13-2021, 08:29 PM   #1315
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Stunning as always. Can't wait to get a NJ cruise together


Thanks man! Iíve been thinking about that actually. Warmer weather has got me motivated to get something together soon.
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Old 03-13-2021, 08:30 PM   #1316
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Having a hard time deciding which version of the grille looks better. Both look good, but undecided which I like more.



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Old 03-13-2021, 09:17 PM   #1317
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Thanks man! Iíve been thinking about that actually. Warmer weather has got me motivated to get something together soon.
I say a cruise up to High Point State Park!
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Old 03-14-2021, 08:22 PM   #1318
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Having a hard time deciding which version of the grille looks better. Both look good, but undecided which I like more.

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I'm a big fan of the JDM grill that you currently have, and I had the same one on my VA. The one without an emblem (Chargespeed/OLM?) always looked cheap to me, reminds me of an AutoZone style grill
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Old 03-14-2021, 09:19 PM   #1319
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Keep the grill with the badge.
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Old 03-14-2021, 09:27 PM   #1320
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Keep the grill with the badge.
Keep the grill with a STI badge
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Old 03-14-2021, 09:48 PM   #1321
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Keep the grill with a STI badge


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Keep the grill with the badge.

Definitely looks good with the badge. Been running it this way for a while.


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I say a cruise up to High Point State Park!

Yes definitely need to head up north for some good driving roads.

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I'm a big fan of the JDM grill that you currently have, and I had the same one on my VA. The one without an emblem (Chargespeed/OLM?) always looked cheap to me, reminds me of an AutoZone style grill


This one doesnít come with the emblem. I added it with the chargespeed emblem mount.

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Old 03-14-2021, 09:59 PM   #1322
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Oil change with MOTUL 8100

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Old 03-15-2021, 12:26 AM   #1323
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Don't recall but did you upgrade brake lines and fluid? I had a drastic improvement with Goodridge SS brake lines and Motul RBF 600 fluid. Always loved Motul fluids.
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Old 03-15-2021, 12:30 AM   #1324
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Don't recall but did you upgrade brake lines and fluid? I had a drastic improvement with Goodridge SS brake lines and Motul RBF 600 fluid. Always loved Motul fluids.


Yes. The fluid was changed. Brake lines I kept OEM as Iíve done stainless lines in the last and found no difference. The brake bleed and fluid change made the biggest difference in my brake overhaul.
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Old 03-15-2021, 12:40 AM   #1325
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Yes. The fluid was changed. Brake lines I kept OEM as Iíve done stainless lines in the last and found no difference. The brake bleed and fluid change made the biggest difference in my brake overhaul.
Cool, I preferred the feeling of the pedal with the SS lines.

Pretty bizarre with the Fumoto oil valve. Agree with your comment though, likely defective even though it is "Made in Japan."
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