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Old 02-05-2021, 01:04 PM   #4401
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Recently got my 05 STI back from All Aspects. It started with a need to have a DOT compliant cat fabbed into the existing TurboXS downpipe. It ended with a new catted DP, Perrin EL headers, Grimmspeed uppipe, engine, trans, and diff fluid changes, new front axle seal, and a new protune.

I am also in love with my car again. Not bad for having almost 150k miles on the OG engine.
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Old 02-08-2021, 04:16 PM   #4402
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Got a set of lines from Mach V yesterday and replaced the driver front.


I'm curious to see if that really fixes the issue. The existing brake line was actually fine - the leakage was at the banjo bolt / caliper interface. The caliper is a reman that I installed back in March 2020, about 6k miles ago. Has the banjo bolt been seeping ever since and I just never noticed? Did the banjo bolt loosen a bit recently, so the leak just started? I'll have to keep an eye on it.
Looks like the answer is NO, it did not fix the issue. Still losing a little fluid, and looks like fresh fluid on the inside of the driver front wheel again. I just ordered a replacement under warranty from Rock Auto. (Cardone has a 2yr warranty on calipers, so I'm well within that.) I'll make sure I give the new caliper a good inspection in that area before I install it, and I'm curious to see if there's some obvious flaw on the sealing surface when I remove the existing caliper.
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Old 02-12-2021, 02:37 PM   #4403
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Installed another Cardone reman caliper on the driver front. Thankfully it's not windy today, as I have to do the work in my driveway with it being ~30F and light flurries falling. I don't see a "smoking gun" on the old caliper, like a scratch on the seat where the banjo bolt / crush washer seals against the caliper body. I'll have to take a closer look before I ship the old caliper back.

Fingers crossed that the replacement caliper fixes the issue for good!
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:36 PM   #4404
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Sold it about 2 months ago after having it about 10 years.
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Old 02-28-2021, 01:53 PM   #4405
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- A little while back I mocked up and installed the Vi-PEC ECU into my '97 Legacy H6 swap project. First, mocking it up - you can see the red and black marks on the brackets where I needed to trim things.





The Vi-PEC is roughly the same size as the stock ECU, but of course doesn't fit in the stock bracket. It's also a bit thicker, particularly if I tried using the mounting bracket that clips onto the bottom of the Vi-PEC; to get it to fit under the ECU cover plate, I couldn't use that Vi-PEC mounting bracket.

So, I elected to go super high tech, with some high strength Velcro and some high density foam that came in some package. There's a layer of foam under the ECU, to give it a flat surface to rest on (since the factory bracket sticks up from the floor pan a bit).



Stuck in place...


Cover plate installed (with a little more trimming along the top edge to clear the corner of the Vi-PEC). There's also another layer of foam between the ECU and the cover plate, so it's pretty well sandwiched in there.


- With the main harness installed and the ECU mounted, it was time to start reassembling the dash. While I had everything apart, I bought a complete new heater unit from Subaru - just figured it was a good "while I'm in here" kind of thing to do on a 23-year-old car. The price of the complete assembly was only $18 more than just the heater core itself, so I figured I might as well buy the whole thing. While the heater unit was new in the box, I think it has been on a shelf for a long time, and some of the foam on the top of the unit was starting to degrade, so I replaced that with some adhesive foam weather strip stuff.



I also replaced some foam where the heater unit seals on the floor ducts:


And installed...
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Old 03-01-2021, 02:50 PM   #4406
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Well I wouldn't say I did all this "today", but over the last few months:

Got my wheels powdercoated.




GTWorks Trophy Cup Coilovers, Whiteline LCA's, Whiteline Toe Arms, Vorshlag Camber Plates:






Soon to be some power mods and a tune (eye candy):

KillerB Swaintech coated header:



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Old 03-03-2021, 01:24 PM   #4407
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^^^ I wish there Bilsteins available for the earlier cars. Well, other than the PSS9 coil-overs; I'd love to have some B4 or B6 dampers for my Impreza!

Back to working on my long-dead Legacy...

Next up was reinstalling the dash beam, bolting the steering column to the beam (so it was no longer supported by a 2x4" propped under the column), and reinstalling the cooling unit (evaporator in its housing).







A minor thing, but I have to pull the ECU cover plate off to give myself enough room to get the evaporator drain hose reattached to the bottom of the cooling unit and routed out through a grommet in the firewall. I got the cooling unit in place about midnight last night and didn't feel like doing that last bit.
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Old 03-04-2021, 04:23 PM   #4408
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Received the jdm transmission undertray/diffuser panel/whatever the hell you want to call it from a UK auto recycler on ebay last week. Installed it with a little creativity, given that it appears to be designed to work on manual transmission cars and my 04 is an auto. Matches nicely with all of the 06/07 STI plastic underbits

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Old 03-05-2021, 08:16 PM   #4409
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Installed Hella Supertone dual tone horns, with relay and wiring harness. I got sick of people that are oblivious to the traffic behind them that they're needlessly holding up. I'm sure that this won't fix them, but at least I can annoy them while they're annoying everyone else.



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Old 03-10-2021, 07:27 PM   #4410
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Sold the STI
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Old 03-12-2021, 05:37 PM   #4411
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- Spent the past couple days chasing a no-start condition on the Impreza. ...
Pulled the starter and took it to Autozone a couple days ago, tested fine. Reinstalled the starter this morning. Swapped out the ignition switch with a spare I have on hand, no change. Pulled the starter from my non-running Legacy, installed it on the Impreza.
A few months back I had pulled the starter off my Legacy to see if it would fix my Impreza's no-start condition. It did not - new battery cables, also stolen from the Legacy, did the trick - but I never got around to swapping the starters back.

- So, a couple days ago I put the Impreza's (older, uglier) starter back on the Impreza, and put the Legacy's (newer, cleaner) starter back on the Legacy.

- I also swapped out the battery cables on the Impreza, so that I could take the new OEM cables and put them back on the Legacy.

- While I was reinstalling the starter on the Legacy, I replaced the lower mounting bolt with a stud. I found a suitable 12mm-1.75 bolt, chopped the head off, then threaded it into the bellhousing. Not something I really needed to do, but it just makes it easier to get the starter in place, IMO.

- Also did some work on figuring out a PS reservoir for the EZ30 swap in the Legacy. The EZ30's PS pump uses a remote reservoir, but there's not quite enough space in the front of my '97 engine bay to use the factory mounting that the '01-04 Legacys/Outbacks use. And the "correct" OEM remote reservoir kind of clips into its mounting bracket, which makes it less convenient when it comes to trying to bastardize a mounting solution. Last but not least, the EZ30 remote reservoir has the hose nipples oriented about 90deg off from each other, which would complicate hose routing in the space I have available.

So, a few months back I had grabbed some PS reservoirs that I thought might work off other cars at Crazy Ray's - a couple of Volvo options (long, narrow) and a couple of round ZF ones from Bimmers, with a couple different mounting brackets. Last night I figured out I could modify one of those mounting brackets to hang the ZF reservoir from the radiator support in the passenger front corner of the engine bay.





A couple shots of the "fabricated" bracket:




Hard to tell from the pics, but there are actually 3 pieces of steel there scavenged from 2 different BMW brackets. 1 piece wraps around the reservoir and slips over the 2 mounting studs. Those mounting studs are part of the 2nd piece, and then the 2nd piece is bolted to the larger 3rd piece with the single bolt you can see in the last pic. Due to the shape of the pieces it's locked together quite securely, but I'll still probably get those 2 pieces tacked together just to make it truly solid. And I also need to trim some more off the bracket, smooth off some corners, and throw some Rustoleum on it.

I also need to create the hoses, but that shouldn't be a big deal. I think this spot should work out quite nicely.

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Old Yesterday, 04:51 PM   #4412
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- Loaded the summer tires in the car to go get them installed and take the winter tires off. The VA Tire that I used 4 months ago to install the winter tires now says they can't install used tires, "company policy". So tomorrow I'll be hitting NTB (which I've already called to verify will do the job). Should've just gone to them today, I didn't realize I drove right past the place going to/from VA Tire. Doh!

- Jacked up the driver's front corner to investigate a noise I've started hearing recently, a *click* I can hear at parking lot speeds when I let off the gas. Then this morning (on my way back from the failed tire swap) I heard a whine/squeal for a few seconds. Pulled the wheel off and discovered I had done an inadequate job of staking the axle nut when I did the wheel bearing a while back - the part I had staked was about 1/3 turn from the divot in the end of the axle. I re-torqued the nut, then did a better job of staking it. I imagine I've already done some damage to the bearing, so we'll see how long that lasts.
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