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by major_tom
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Philips LED map light conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Philips LED map light conversion

Hey y'all! I recently had to replace the interior map lights in my Legacy due to age - which makes sense, given the age of these old Toshiba bulbs I extracted from the sockets (perhaps even originals!) https://i.imgur.com/Vfbe6BU.jpg These bulbs came ordered from Amazon, which said they were an exac...
by major_tom
Thu May 30, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Stuff you need to know
Topic: 20 years of Legacy Central
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: 20 years of Legacy Central

Still here and still on the road in my '92 L wagon...295k mi and counting! Thanks to everyone who continues to be a part of this community - these cars are becoming rarer and rarer as are parts sources and the esoteric know-how of experienced enthusiasts. I'll be more active this summer as the Yeti ...
by major_tom
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Parts Shed
Topic: WTB: 4 x EJ22 N/A Fuel Injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 318

WTB: 4 x EJ22 N/A Fuel Injectors

Hey all,

I'm in the market for a set of red top fuel injectors for the N/A version of the EJ22. All four would be ideal, as would better-than-shit shape. Rebuilt or new would be great.

Alternately, can anyone recommend a good source or brand for reman'd injectors?
by major_tom
Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: major_tom's alpine '92 SW (and an introduction)
Replies: 27
Views: 5752

Re: major_tom's alpine '92 SW (and an introduction)

After a winter storm in downtown Denver:

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by major_tom
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Jerky acceleration (did all the search)
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

Re: Jerky acceleration (did all the search)

Also, I'd have a look at your engine mounts as well. I've been experiencing a similar jerk when going on/off the throttle at moderate RPMs due to my shitty mounts. The jerk comes from the engine reacting to the throttle but shaking while doing so, resulting in that shake being passed up the drivelin...
by major_tom
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: radiator fitment issue
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: radiator fitment issue

rallyak wrote:It's fits no problem, just cap off the transmission lines.

This. The two lines in question will be poking out of the end of the radiator opposite the expansion tank. Mine came capped with rubber when I bought it new; perhaps the board has a recommendation on capping technique/materials?
by major_tom
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: oil pressure sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: oil pressure sensor

This is a problem I've had twice now on my car. My old motor's OPS bled a little oil, whereas the one that's on my new motor is more of a hemorrhage. Earlier this week I noticed that there was oil pooling on the top of the block and running down the pax side valve cover - enough oil that I was sure ...
by major_tom
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: EJ22T in a Vans RV6A - Subaru Aero Engines
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

EJ22T in a Vans RV6A - Subaru Aero Engines

Hey guys! I was doing some research this morning and stumbled upon this page which shows the conversion and installation of an EJ22T into a light aircraft! http://www.sdsefi.com/rv4.htm He's got some serious fabrication skills. I've heard about light planes powered by EA81s and EJs, but this was the...
by major_tom
Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: Exhaust
Topic: dat heat shield rattle
Replies: 4
Views: 3216

Re: dat heat shield rattle

For a normal DD I'd agree that you don't even need the exhaust wrap. Might actually be better without it, as wrap is known to trap moisture and accelerate rust on manifolds/headers. I did read a few old threads that mentioned this phenomenon. My thought was to make the tape a maintenance item and r...
by major_tom
Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: Rotating Pictures - New Style
Replies: 51
Views: 16918

Re: Rotating Pictures - New Style

Finally got around to doing this! Email sent!
by major_tom
Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: thewaterboy's 1993 Legacy 2.2 NA Wagon mini-build
Replies: 38
Views: 8664

Re: thewaterboy's 1993 Legacy 2.2 NA Wagon mini-build

After doing so much to the Audi, doing anything on this is a total breeze! I know that feel, bro. I used to be a vintage BMW guy, but working on these cars is 1000x easier than their intricate German cousins. I like those wheels! And it's always good to see another N/A wagon...we're the minority he...
by major_tom
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Exhaust
Topic: dat heat shield rattle
Replies: 4
Views: 3216

dat heat shield rattle

OK guys, I know I can't be the only driver on here who's become more than slightly annoyed at the rattly stock exhaust manifold heat shields on our cars that get louder as the miles go by. Mine is harmonic; it only rattles loudly about every 500-750 RPM but at idle, my car sounds like a beater. Afte...
by major_tom
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Exhaust
Topic: N/A exhaust options
Replies: 8
Views: 5095

Re: N/A exhaust options

I'm also interested in taking care of my rusty muffler in the next 1k miles. Anyone know what the stock pipe diameter / exhaust size is for shopping purposes? And will exhausts built for the GC Impreza fit?
by major_tom
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: New here first post - upgrades / maintenance recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 5345

Re: New here first post - upgrades / maintenance recommendat

No, more or less I meant why do people change from R-2 to R134a? I've heard different stories. Like rallyak said, it's a pain in the ass to get. R-12 is a much older refrigerant; the molecule that it's composed of has a much, much higher greenhouse potential when released into the atmosphere than n...
by major_tom
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: Roads? Where we're going, we don't need...roads.
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Roads? Where we're going, we don't need...roads.

Post up your gnarliest roads! Our cars can handle a lot more trail than most people will give them credit for. Allow me to demonstrate: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v167/imprezawrxsti/DSC_0470_zpsafc6f9fe.jpg Webster Pass Road, Summit County, CO. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v167/imprezawr...
by major_tom
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: major_tom's alpine '92 SW (and an introduction)
Replies: 27
Views: 5752

Re: major_tom's '92 SW (and an introduction)

More from the high country! This is the Boreas Pass road, originally used by a narrow gauge railroad to go from Como, CO to the then mining town of Breckenridge. It ascends to 11,481 feet to pass over the Continental Divide along the saddle between Boreas Mountain and Mt. Silverheels. The way up: ht...
by major_tom
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build
Replies: 527
Views: 34975

Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

She looks nice! What's the story on the RHD? Ex Postal Service?
by major_tom
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: major_tom's alpine '92 SW
Replies: 31
Views: 8623

Re: major_tom's alpine '92 SW

Josh, that is a sort of seal thing put on by a rebuilder. It's made to melt or distort if you overheat badly enough, and bam! your warranty is denied. 100% correct. Those were put on by the shop in Boulder. 6 mo/6k mi are the terms they gave me...not bad for such a reasonably priced engine. $750 ou...
by major_tom
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 5294

Re: thoughts?

Looks nice, man. I like the Integra fogs, I might just have to try that out one of these days.

Btw, if you're still looking for a EJ22T/5MT combo, there's a built one for sale locally on craigslist right here.
by major_tom
Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Kris' Black 91 SS
Replies: 12
Views: 4336

Re: Kris' Black 91 SS

Look like this sedan's full of potential. Can't wait to see what you have planned for her. Who makes that strut bar?
by major_tom
Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: major_tom's alpine '92 SW
Replies: 31
Views: 8623

Re: major_tom's alpine '92 SW

Baby pictures! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v167/imprezawrxsti/IMG_0672_zps74493c78.jpg New motor loaded up. I grossly overestimated its size haha. Only took up the last sixth of the truck bed! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v167/imprezawrxsti/IMG_0676_zps66231267.jpg Even has my initials on...
by major_tom
Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: major_tom's alpine '92 SW
Replies: 31
Views: 8623

Re: major_tom's alpine '92 SW

Update! I picked up the new motor from a place called Super Rupair in Boulder yesterday...super clean, new sensors, timing belt and seals. I'll post some photos tonight when i get home. My old motor is mostly disconnected, just a few more lines and the radiator need to come out before the new hotnes...
by major_tom
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: major_tom's alpine '92 SW (and an introduction)
Replies: 27
Views: 5752

Re: major_tom's alpine '92 SW (and an introduction)

More summer mountain adventures in the Legacy: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v167/imprezawrxsti/DSC_0401_zpsc900bd97.jpg Loveland Pass, 11,990 ft. (3655 m). The sign warns that we use long range artillery to do avalanche control on this pass! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v167/imprezawrxsti/...
by major_tom
Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: major_tom's alpine '92 SW
Replies: 31
Views: 8623

Re: major_tom's alpine '92 SW

Not sure about ports on the new motor, I'll be sure to check before I head up tomorrow. What is my current '92 motor, for reference? And will that require more work on the install end? Also, is it normal to be this irrationally excited for a new motor? The car still pulls fairly hard up a hill with ...
by major_tom
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: My 91 plain jane.
Replies: 7
Views: 1728

Re: My 91 plain jane.

I like that lift! How much work did the swap involve? I've often found myself wanting an inch or two more clearance for trails marked 'Jeeps only' :)