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Old 01-22-2022, 08:39 PM   #126
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Thoroughly enjoying the attention to detail in this build.
Thanks!

Rear diff cover reinstalled with a new gasket. New axle seals installed and a new breather too.



Then I beat out the old outrigger bushings to make way for the SuperPro bushings.



Had to use a chisel to get it started and the a punch to drive down to the lip before either bushing would come out. I could not figure out a good way to support the whole thing and use my 12 ton press.



Outrigger cleaned up and the SuperPro bushings installed. They are an easy install, just grease them up and they slip right in.



Rear diff bolted back in. Service manual has you install the outrigger first and only partially. I found doing it this way easier. I should have left the rear diff mount out of the suspension crossmember tho, there is no way to properly torque the stud nuts on the cover otherwise.



But, I got it all back in and bolted up just fine. I've left the driveshaft off for now since I discovered I got the shifter cross knuckle thing upside down and have to lower the trans again to flip it. The shifter would not line up with the linkage inside the car otherwise. I'll fix that tomorrow.

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Old 01-23-2022, 09:54 AM   #127
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:06 PM   #128
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Great work man. Love the attention to detail.
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Old 01-23-2022, 03:46 PM   #129
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:03 PM   #130
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Re-filled the diff and plugged in the temp sensor and ground. Redline 75w90 LSD oil for the diff.



Shifter knuckle thingy fixed. I had to flip it since the cross piece is not centered and I had the high side on the bottom. This prevented the shift stick bolt to shift arm not to line up.

This thingy. Just a generic pic, not the one in my car.



Just have to button up the shifter install and reinstall the console and I can cross that off the list too.



With the shifter issue fixed, I was able to reattach the driveshaft as well and button that up.



As well as reinstall the HKS High Power cat back with new, double thick Grimmspeed MLS gaskets and new stainless steel bolts. New 15mm poly exhaust hanger bushings were also used.





Probably be a little break now since most of the prep work for the motor is done. Still waiting on the motor to arrive from Outfront. New V3 long stroke closed deck with new Outfront, mild ported heads. Running stock cams still. Thinking about going with the new Grimmspeed BB500 turbo to replace the ageing TD06-20G that was on it.
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Old 01-23-2022, 06:54 PM   #131
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Shifter all reassembled and console reinstalled. All new bushings for the shift linkage under the car and a Kartboy short shifter. Killer B teardrop knob and Cobb reverse lockout were installed a little while ago.



I knew my OEM shifter bushing were shot but didn't realize just HOW shot they actually were. Huge difference in the shifter feel know. Much crisper and solid feeling. Can't wait to see how it feels actually driving.

New DCCD switches in the console. The PO had spilled something on them at some point so I wasn't sure if they were contributing to the DCCD not working and the codes, so new switches went in. Also the neutral position sensor on the trans since that was one of the codes.



And just to add a nice touch, I painted the STi stamp in the shifter ring. Just red modelers paint, I don't have any cherry blossom red unfortunately. It works for me tho.



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Old 01-23-2022, 11:05 PM   #132
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Old 01-24-2022, 01:44 PM   #133
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Enjoying this restoration/build thread. Really would like to dig into my 05 and refresh everything on the underside. ill be stealing your idea on painting the STI logo red in the shifter trim.
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Old Today, 09:14 AM   #134
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Nothing really exciting or interesting I can do to the car at this point. It's now waiting for the engine to be completed so I can pick that up and start working on it.

The good news is that I stopped by my tuners garage yesterday and he has received the shortblock from Outfront. So now, we are waiting on the heads and the AVCS gears from Outfront, since those were ordered at a separate time. The machine shop reported that the cams are good still and have been repolished.

So with that news, this weekend is dedicated to parts cleaning all the stuff that came off the motor and is going to be reused. Mostly bolts and brackets, exhaust timing belt gears, oil cooler, things like that. I started with the valve covers since I wanted to paint those. My last 2 vehicles, I've painted the valve covers red when I replaced the valve cover gaskets, so I'm sticking with that theme on the Subie.



Looks orange in the pic but it's VHT red. Here's my 4Runner's engine after doing a bunch of maintenance stuff on it.



And the 1999 Tacoma that was replaced with the 4Runner. The goofy intake kind of hides the valve covers tho.

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