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Old 02-28-2019, 10:57 PM   #401
Fndragn
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Thanks for the pixs. I’ll keep an eye out for the rebuild. I bought your td04 for my xt a couple years ago. Its time to upgrade it to a vf48.
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:45 PM   #402
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Ah yes I remember that! Well I finally got it completed this weekend with a few issues along the way but it is done.

The reason for the repair.. Well at least in my mind. This last banjo bolt filter that I was sure was removed. I think even with my very clean oil and low miles it caused the Vf48 to leak a bit more oil than I prefer. Looking to tune the car soon and want everything in tip top shape.



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Here is the rebuild link and diy! Tried to take as many photos as I could while getting it done in a decent amount of time. https://www.blingstrom.com/diy-proje...the-technology



Links to parts used on the website and many photos.
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:42 PM   #403
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Nice write up! Once I get my built trans installed I’m going to rebuild my turbo. Hopefully I’ll get to that this week. Do you have a link to the CHRA you used? I looked on eBay and think I found the one you used. Thank you for all the info!
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:31 PM   #404
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Nice write up! Once I get my built trans installed Iím going to rebuild my turbo. Hopefully Iíll get to that this week. Do you have a link to the CHRA you used? I looked on eBay and think I found the one you used. Thank you for all the info!
Thanks man I sure do. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Mel...53.m1438.l2649

There is your link. Wish you much luck getting trans in and turbo rebuild. Should be a excellent couple of upgrades and give a dynamic change to the vehicle.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:42 PM   #405
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Another week goes by and autocross season gets closer. Most everything is setup on the car currently and finally found time to burp out the coolant and allow it to warm up for awhile. Appears everything is good and no leaks currently, which is always a great feeling.

Updated the website with a new review for adjustable end links. Which can fit well on either of your project cars.. lifted or lowered. Check it out here. https://www.blingstrom.com/blog/2019...mmed-to-lifted

My links appear to be from Whiteline but I am not a 100% sure as they were purchased used. Going strong for the last 3 months with a much better feel on turn in.

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Old 03-16-2019, 10:15 AM   #406
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Made a DIY about replacing your 06-08 taillights to 03-05s. Which also includes a how to on solo testing your rear lights for proper operation and replacing burnt out bulbs. Link here: https://www.blingstrom.com/diy-proje...06-08-forester

A few photos from the afternoon.







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