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Old 12-20-2017, 04:30 PM   #4076
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My clutch burned out, getting a new one, ACT, my first aftermarket clutch. The OEM went 166k miles, might be a record.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:32 PM   #4077
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My clutch burned out, getting a new one, ACT, my first aftermarket clutch. The OEM went 166k miles, might be a record.
Changed the oil, washed it, and started fitting the side plates from the OEM under tray to my Primitive skid plate - motor is getting pretty dirty with just the skid plate on.

I’m at 132K on my original STI clutch, probably get IAG to swap in a OEM-equivalent clutch and do some bodywork next spring.

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Old 12-20-2017, 09:23 PM   #4078
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Installed STi Pink lateral links, new rear diff bushings, trans crossmember bushings and all new hardware throughout the entire rear end of the car.

Overhauling the rear axles next week (new boots/clamps inner and outer, and new grease in the joints)
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:15 AM   #4079
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- Today I replaced both ball joints on the Impreza with new ACDelco ones. As I said a couple weeks ago when I did the outer tie rods, for as long as I've had the car, I've heard/felt a pop/clunk from the front end when turning. I figured it was the tie rods, but the noise didn't go away when I replaced those, so that left the ball joints as the next culprit. The old ones came out easier than I expected, and were definitely worn out - I could move them around by hand without much effort. Front end feels tighter and quieter over bumps, probably some placebo effect there, but I think there is a genuine difference.
My steering is not returning to center as it should. In the past, when I've had this symptom on one of my other cars, it was due to sticking ball joints (because somebody had failed to lube them properly when he put them on the car ). I haven't actually checked anything on the Impreza yet, so it could be something else, but I'm gonna be pretty pissed if the ACDelco ball joints only lasted 4 months!
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:03 AM   #4080
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At work, we are replacing the timing belt and tensioner pulley for the 2nd time. This time the water pump, idler pulleys, cam and crank seals, resealing oil pan, rear main seal, valve cover gaskets, headgaskets(been leaking oil for a while now), spark plugs/wires and torque converter seal. Legacy has 215k on it and this should be good for another 150k.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:58 PM   #4081
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- After months of ignoring it, finally got cruise control to work on the beater. Figured out that I had a misconception regarding the brake pedal switch based on something I had read in an old thread while I was initially gathering parts. Turned out the non-cruise Brighton didn't have the proper switch, so I borrowed the one from the still-not-running Legacy and voila! Functional cruise control!

- Dropped off the driver's seat back at a local upholstery shop to have them fix the side bolster where it has worn through.



There's enough fabric there to fix it without needing any new fabric or a new cover. I proved that to myself last night by doing a Frankenstein fix, just to see if it was possible:



Should have that back tomorrow, so this weekend I can reassemble the seat, reinstall it, and add a switch to the center console for the seat heater that I installed while everything was apart.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:24 PM   #4082
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Currently swapping wimpy 04 WRX front knuckle and bearings for 05-07 STi ones. Did not realize the holes for my current Quantum Motorsports duct plates do not fit on the newer year knuckles. Surprise - The 05-07 plates are now discontinued from LIC and Quantum has gone rogue.

Time to bust out the welder? To McMaster Carr, and the 3D printer first!

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Old 01-16-2018, 06:26 PM   #4083
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Dang McMaster is quick. Rev1 printed - a few small optimizations needed.

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Old 01-16-2018, 09:40 PM   #4084
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Don't have a photo, but I knocked off a boat load of rust behind the bumper that I never knew was there. The dermal tool almost burnt out.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:37 AM   #4085
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Last night I drove it from Morgantown to just south of Cumberland in the snow. Man people are idiots. 11MPH w/blinkers on or 70MPH no fookin' sense whatsoever.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:50 AM   #4086
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Just did this to my new set of fenders.

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Old 01-21-2018, 07:59 PM   #4087
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Hmmm ^ where did you get your roller? Are the ones from harbor freight usable?

Finished metal fab work for the brake duct brackets - mounted up and looking good.


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Old 01-25-2018, 10:13 PM   #4088
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^^^^ Nice work, looks like that came out great.

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There's enough fabric there to fix it without needing any new fabric or a new cover. I proved that to myself last night by doing a Frankenstein fix, just to see if it was possible:



Should have that back tomorrow, so this weekend I can reassemble the seat, reinstall it, and add a switch to the center console for the seat heater that I installed while everything was apart.
- Dropped the seat back off with Pollet Automotive in Fairfax, came out great. He cut away the bad fabric and stitched it back up good as new.


Now I need to reassemble the seat, and then figure out where I want to put the switch for the seat heater so I can get everything back in the car.

- Rolled 208,000 miles yesterday while the car was in pick-up truck mode carrying old gas to the Fairfax County dump in Lorton. I bought a new project to play with, and one of the first things was to get rid of the 15-year-old gas in the tank.

I hand pumped ~10gal into the 2 5gal jugs I borrowed from mav1c, which then made the tank itself light enough to easily move around (with probably another 3-5gal in it). With it standing on its end like that, the fuel level was well below the outlet and the vapor / rollover valve, but I capped those off just to be sure, then wrapped it in the moving blanket.

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Old 02-04-2018, 06:45 PM   #4089
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Went on the forums to try and figure out why I'm overboosting
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:33 PM   #4090
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Cleaned the snow off and let it rest.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:07 AM   #4091
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I drove my 03 2.5rs after replacing IAC valve and TPS only to discover I'm still having idle issues

Accumulating 3 posts so I can post an SOS for suggestions
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:42 PM   #4092
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Made some more progress on reassembling my engine today

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Old 02-15-2018, 09:13 AM   #4093
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Made some more progress on reassembling my engine today
She'll be ready for Spring?
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:49 AM   #4094
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Hit 90k. So now I'm googling what parts to start collecting for a 95-100k wrench session.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:09 PM   #4095
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- Finished pulling the main harness out of the '97 Legacy to send off to iWire for EZ30 harness merging. Obviously I had started separating the EJ25D stuff already, hence the passenger side of the harness being blown apart.


Loosely reinstalled the dash beam just to support the steering column.



- Did some quick "body work" to fix the driver's fender. When the car was pushed off the UHaul trailer when it was moved to NOVA from Norfolk, the driver's side of the bumper caught the wheel stop at the front of the trailer. Unfortunately, I didn't realize the ride height was low enough for that to happen until it was too late - the momentum of pushing the car back had already caught the bumper. Oops.





After some precision work with a 3# hammer and some needle nose pliers:





I haven't actually bolted it back together yet - last picture is just me holding it in position - but looks purty damn good to me!
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:25 AM   #4096
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EZ30 with 6MT in a 2nd gen LGT should be a hoot
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:42 AM   #4097
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Consider AGAIN tuning my 5 month old XT but then reality sets in AGAIN when the CVT grins back at me like an evil tapeworm.



So, instead, I put on cross rails on my roof rails....
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Old 02-16-2018, 12:42 PM   #4098
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2018 WRX LBP Base

In the last few weeks since getting the car, I've done:

Tints all around (35%)
Blackvue DR750S-2CH dashcam
Carbon Fiber emblems w/ Red Stars (Front & Back)
Black w/ red lettering emblems on the sides
Rally Armor (black w/ red lettering) mud flaps
Grimmspeed license plate relocation kit
Ixizconcept clutch stop
17x7.5 Sparco Pro Corsa Matte Black Wheels for the summer
Michelin X-Ice Xi3 on the stock wheels for the winter

Basically done with the mods for now. Will be getting Subispeed LED headlights at some point as well as an Accessport. But those will be a little further down the line. It's so easy to spend a ton of money on car mods. Even though mine are mostly aesthetic so far.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:59 PM   #4099
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That's my hope. Maybe someday I'll actually finish the project and find out!

Harness and ECU are on the way to iWire.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:07 PM   #4100
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Installed a new 20mm WRX RSB today, forgot to order sway bar bushings, but after that my rear suspension is finished and i can start on the front. I haven't driven the car since July but i'm pretty excited. ignore the junk on the front of the car right now, was only on there to roll it around while stripped

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