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Old 07-06-2015, 01:41 PM   #2351
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Ugh... I changed the oil yesterday (4 quarts) with rotella t6. Now it seems there's oil getting into the cylinders as I'm burning oil (out the exhaust, not burning off engine). I read this can happen if the oil is overfilled but factory specs require over 4 quarts so I know I haven't overfilled it. Everything runs fine otherwise - new plugs, wires, o2 sensors were changed last week with no issues.

I know the oil seals around the valve covers were a little most with oil but it shouldn't be getting past the plugs.

Any ideas?
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Old 07-06-2015, 01:47 PM   #2352
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Go with t5 until it starts getting colder. I tried the same thing (t6) and what your describing was happening too, blowing blue smoke everywhere. I thought it was rings but the motor was only rebuilt 10k ago.... So my buddy suggested t5 and the blue smoke went away. That's just my experience, not a diagnosis haha
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:53 PM   #2353
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That sounds like a good idea, thanks!
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Old 07-08-2015, 02:54 AM   #2354
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I heard lightweight crank pulleys were bad for subarus... Or maybe it was lightweight flywheel... Maybe both I don't remember haha. Has anyone done an automatic to 5 speed swap? Depending on if the deal goes through I might be swapping my 96 legacy. I heard it's easy as all the holes for the clutch assembly, shifting linkage, etc are already cut they just need punched out. Would the 5spd cup have to be swapped in too or will it be fine when half its outputs aren't going anywhere?
It's the lightweight flywheel that's no good for them. You lose most of your rotating mass by going with a lightweight flywheel and takes more RPM's to get it going. This engine runs good with the lightweight crank pulley. The holes for the clutch cable need to be drilled out and the pedal assembly needs to be modified to put in the brake and clutch pedal. The linkage for the shifter will fit in the stock auto tunnel, it just requires some modification to the linkage. Those parts all come from a legacy. The transmission needs to be a WRX 5 or 6 speed due to the power the motor makes. The Legacy transmission will work, but it will burn out the gears in no time. If a WRX transmission is used, the stock differential can be reused from the SVX as its the same gear ratio. The driveshaft needs to be lengthened about 2 inches for cover the gap from the longer auto trans. I hear a 1st Gen Legacy wagon driveshaft will work with minor modification but everywhere I look never says what exactly that modification is. I need to check the numbers on the auto trans that's in the car. Everyone tells me it sounds like it's been swapped with a 4.44 ratio transmission, and if it is, then I will have none of the reliability issues that the stock tranny has and will have better pickup over the stock transmission. From my research, the 4.44 tranny was used in the late 90's Foresters and the 2.5 Impreza and legacy.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:56 AM   #2355
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Lightweight flywheels are fine for Subarus, it's having both at the same time that causes drivability issues. I have a ACT streetlite flywheel and love it. I've never had an issue with t6 oil in any of my motors, sounds like a bad valve seal. Leakdown test should tell you more.

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Old 07-15-2015, 11:04 AM   #2356
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Weird - after changing to T5 it stopped. It never smoked before this either. Maybe when you have nothing else to do you can show me how to do a leakdown test. Because you're never busy, right USLiberty? Haha. Did you go back to EL headers?
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:52 AM   #2357
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The full synthetics are lighter and do exaggerate the smallest leaks. I'm not sure I would go from full synthetic to a blend but I really dont know. I don't have a leakdown tester but it jist goes in the spark plug hole and use a compressor. I never had equal length headers, just ported manifolds, grimspeed crossover and uppipe. It will sound much different in a couple weeks. I have a Tial 44mm external wastegate and GT30R .63ar turbo. It will be getting a custom rotated mount adaptor feeding the EWG back into the downpipe. It's big, but I have plans for my spare block. The heat and elevation is dragging the little vf10
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:38 PM   #2358
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Who wants a free set of Kartboy front endlinks from my 04 Forester? The bushings are shot so you'll have to spend $60 on those. The end links are 9 years old but free is free!

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Old 07-20-2015, 02:19 PM   #2359
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Who wants a free set of Kartboy front endlinks from my 04 Forester? The bushings are shot so you'll have to spend $60 on those. The end links are 9 years old but free is free!

I'll take em! I need new end links anyways so I'll see if they fit on my leggy and if so I'll buy new bushings, if not oh well, I'm not out money haha
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Old 07-20-2015, 02:21 PM   #2360
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Also is anyone here familiar with body lifts? If so I need help identifying which blocks go where... Also if anyone comes a cross a single King KSRR-26 spring let me know, I only need one lol
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:28 PM   #2361
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Adam, I believe you'd need to get 96-02 outback struts to get any lift. There are spacers available as well, that go on top of the strut. Look at the second post on this thread for more info:

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...questions.html
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:57 AM   #2362
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Yeah I have it all I just don't know where the body spacers go, I have the strut spacers and King springs... I just need to go to upickit and snag some not blown outback struts haha
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:18 AM   #2363
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I'll take em! I need new end links anyways so I'll see if they fit on my leggy and if so I'll buy new bushings, if not oh well, I'm not out money haha

Only fits 06 and newer Legacys.
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:44 PM   #2364
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I'm at Jim's getting an alignment and there's a pretty nice blue STi (gold wheels) in the parking lot. Anyone here?

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Old 07-28-2015, 12:43 AM   #2365
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Does anyone here have a 2003 WRX white flash connector I can buy or borrow?

One of these:


Side note, I finally got my WRX running!
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:58 PM   #2366
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WTB: 99 Legacy gt sedan rear quarter glass(drivers side.) Any leads would be appreciated.

Glad to hear you got it running again. I'm thinking of taking mine for a cruise this weekend, before she gets some major bolt-ons.

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Old 07-31-2015, 01:55 PM   #2367
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Thanks Liberty! I wound up making a plug for it. Although I think someone locked my ECU.


My ECU in my car: failed to flash
My ECU in my Dad's 03 wrx: Failed to flash.

My Dad's ECU in Dad's car: Flashed correctly.



Ah I can't wait to drive my Subie around. SOOOOO CLOSE!!!!!!!

Also have fun on the cruise, what kind of bolt ons is the car getting?
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:56 AM   #2368
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As usual, what started as an idea for a simple turbo upgrade, turned into an orgy of parts with a couple of snakes and a overgrown snail.
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:09 PM   #2369
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Hey guys anyone that's on Facebook search for the group "rally AZ". Trying to plan more outings with other gravel enthusiasts and would love more people!
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:34 PM   #2370
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Hey guys anyone that's on Facebook search for the group "rally AZ". Trying to plan more outings with other gravel enthusiasts and would love more people!
I got my email 2 weeks ago for participating
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:43 PM   #2371
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AHHH SUPER CLOSE NOW! I got my new ECU thanks to Kean, (awesome guy).

Now to get a new power steering hose and it should be done!
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:27 PM   #2372
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Anyone selling 4 wheels? Don't care what size as long as they're 5x100 and 75%+ on tred... Could even be bigger like off a fozzy *cough cough* (Ben)....
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:49 PM   #2373
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ferrettank said he has a set of wrx wheels/tires at his place.
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:39 PM   #2374
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I'm in Tempe on work until next Saturday 8/15, any meets going on? Be cool to meet some subie guys down here.

Let me know!
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:19 AM   #2375
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ferrettank said he has a set of wrx wheels/tires at his place.
Ah yes! They are my dad's stock Rexxy rims, they have horrible "camber wear" from my dad rolling the tires on every corner on the Jerome road :O The rest of the tread is good though, I am sure he would be willing to sell those.

Although we do have an extra set for spares, good tread although it is up to the family if they want to give them up :P

Anyways, you all should be seeing the Poobaru driving on the streets again! Nothing like a little rtv to temporarily fix a crack in the power steering hose

We should all have a Friday night meet up for Nate! It would be awesome seeing the whole Subaru group again anyways.
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