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Old 11-23-2019, 03:57 PM   #1351
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Adjusted the clutch starter switch to close without having to push the clutch pedal down quite as far. Wife has run into a no-start condition that I suspect is linked to lifting off the clutch ever so slightly before the engine actually 'catches'. I've run into that myself a couple of times when I was in too much of a hurry getting off the clutch pedal and recognized it for what it was from a previous car.

I also did a little tweak to a small hook that I added to hang the fob on while I'm driving. I am not going to start teaching myself to walk away from a car anywhere I happen to leave it, without having to grab what I had to have to start it so I could get there. Especially when two of our three cars still use a physical key in a conventional ignition switch.


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Old 11-23-2019, 06:50 PM   #1352
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My wife has been busy with modifying her new toy!

Perforated steering wheel skin with red stitching.



Blacked out the chrome in the headlights and installed a WRX grille badge.



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Old 11-27-2019, 02:03 PM   #1353
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Took factory summer tires off at 700 miles. Bought some Pilot Sport AS3+ for stock 19s. Will get some nice bronze 19s for the summer tires. When it got below 45 degrees you can notice a big difference in feel with summers.
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:10 AM   #1354
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Old 11-28-2019, 06:04 PM   #1355
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Cleaned my WRX today using waterless wash. Heading out for a spin with my son later before dinner.

Have a nice Thanksgiving everyone!
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:37 PM   #1356
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Installed RA-R fog light bezels on my 2019 STI. Way more classy than the stock ones.
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Old 11-30-2019, 12:06 AM   #1357
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Have a nice Thanksgiving everyone!

Happy thanksgiving!

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Installed RA-R fog light bezels on my 2019 STI. Way more classy than the stock ones.

Pics?
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Old 11-30-2019, 10:13 AM   #1358
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Happy thanksgiving!




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This was taken from Japan Parts website.

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Old 11-30-2019, 09:10 PM   #1359
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Fun day working on sti. Swapped out transmission mount oem to cusco, tic bushings and exhaust ❤️
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Old 12-01-2019, 12:10 AM   #1360
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Picked up a set of 2016 STi wheels from member thatdrewsti today and swapped them on so I finally got my stock summer wheels off. While swapping I thoroughly cleaned my calipers which was definitely overdue, forgot how bright they are!
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Old 12-01-2019, 03:04 PM   #1361
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Hardwired my Wally-Bro 450 because I was getting high idc on the dyno. There’s a lot more complications trying to get a bajillion horspowwah at the wheels.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:33 PM   #1362
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Washed her for the first time in probably a month. Sun was out for about 15 mins and not very warm so it was a quick one.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:00 PM   #1363
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I picked this one up for Black Friday.
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:30 PM   #1364
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Installed accessport and still not building full boost and I have no idea why. Checked for leaks, redid all lines, everything’s tight and good
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:03 AM   #1365
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Installed accessport and still not building full boost and I have no idea why. Checked for leaks, redid all lines, everything’s tight and good
What is your target number for "full boost?"
What are you accompanying modifications?
Did you remove the secondary restrictor pill?
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:19 AM   #1366
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Hello everyone:

I have gotten a lot of insights and direction from this forum on the financial side. Thank you for all of that and for what you are doing to spread financial awareness. The "Boglehead" mindset has permeated my other aspects of life so much that whenever I have a question I usually come her to see how this community thinks. 99% of the time someone has already done such a deep dive that all I need to do is implement those approaches. I now have a question that could use some discussion and hence this post. Appreciate again your time to contribute your thoughts and insights.

I now have 2 autos (sedan, SUV) that are in the 100K+ miles/10+ years category. Like a true boglehead I bought them "used", but I would like to get them to another 50K miles/5 more years until I have enough money to replace them. However as you can imagine, I am now hitting on several maintenance needs (brake pads, transmission flush, water pump as examples) where I will be spending significant amount of money on labor in order to get me through the next 5 years even if I visited an independent auto shop. Instead I was wondering if I could do some of the things on my own to save on the labor part and in the process get better and more reliable auto parts from places like rock auto or o'reilly.

Question:
From easy to difficult, how would you rank some of the maintenance/repair jobs in a car using DIY Youtube videos.
At least for me , the job is difficult if you need sophisticated tools (more than the standard wrench, ratchet, jack etc), involves very intricate parts to take out or put back and therefore higher probability of things going wrong and/or involves a lot of chemical handling (grease, oil spill probability).
Even with these definitions, as an example - simple topping fluids is easy, replacing brakes /tires are medium DIY difficulty, flushing transmission fluid etc probably high difficulty..
again I know there is lot of subjectivity involved in this with someone considering changing a light bulb as medium challenge.. but would love to get this forum thoughts
thanks all
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:39 AM   #1367
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I now have 2 autos (sedan, SUV) that are in the 100K+ miles/10+ years category.

Question:
From easy to difficult, how would you rank some of the maintenance/repair jobs in a car using DIY Youtube videos.
This completely depends on the car.
Water pump on my Volvo would take about 4 hours.
Water pump on my Porsche would take about 1 hour.
Brakes should only take about 1 hour with experience, maybe a Saturday afternoon for a first timer.
Transmission flushes are rarely harder than a typical oil change for most cars.

I wouldn't consider your list of maintenance needs to be anything major. Whether you take care of it now or if you bought another car, maintenance always needs to be done.

Even if you need specialty tools, the price of the parts and tools will usually be significantly cheaper than the cost of having a shop do the work and then you're left over with experience, knowledge, and the tools to do it again.

If you feel unsure of your own skill level or tool set, perhaps you can find a local forum member who would be willing to lend a hand or even open up their garage to you.

It's never too late to pick up a wrench and start learning. My dad didn't start performing his own maintenance until he was 62 years old and didn't want to cough up the money for the dealer to do the basic maintenance needs on his 911.

10 years ago, I needed help with my first oil change.
Last year, it took me one week to do an engine/turbo swap and replaced the drivetrain, gas tank, rear subframe, and wiring for the 7th legal AWD converted Volvo C30 in the world, without watching any guides or tutorials. For the most part, cars are just like puzzles. You just need to figure out what pieces come off first and the proper order for putting things back together.
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:59 PM   #1368
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Got my flexible brace for the trunk from the S209. Kit comes with template for the area of trunk liner to trim.
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Old 12-07-2019, 02:41 AM   #1369
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Not today, but within the past month as soon as soon as my 2015 hit past warranty:

Grimmspeed EBCS
Grimmspeed J-pipe
Grimmspeed Charge pipe
Boomba BPV
Cobb Big SF intake
IAG TGV Deletes
EGR Delete

Valves blasted by BrenTuning
Dyno/Pro-tune by BrenTuning

To say the least, I'm beyond happy with it now!


EDIT: Flex coming after Christmas.
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:07 AM   #1370
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Replaced coupled vacuum line that kept coming apart with single run of new silicone line. Gee now the boost gauge doesn’t just read 0
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:09 PM   #1371
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Getting ready for next modification to front end. Rear end is checked off

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Old 12-08-2019, 09:53 AM   #1372
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Finally got around to ordering front and rear sway bars for my 19 WRX. I got the Eibach set and will swap the front first.

I don’t read about the factory front endlinks failing.. you folks swapping them out with aftermarket?
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:56 AM   #1373
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I picked this one up for Black Friday.
Care to mention what that might be?
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:16 AM   #1374
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Care to mention what that might be?
Looks like a support for the master cylinder, since it can move around a lot.
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:26 AM   #1375
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Master cylinder brace ya noobs.
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