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by arse_sidewards
Wed May 12, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Fender Braces for Information
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Fender Braces for Information

Got the fender braces in the mail today. I'll test fit them this weekend.
by arse_sidewards
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: BC Racing Coilovers
Replies: 10
Views: 1020

Re: BC Racing Coilovers

That's exactly what I meant. 95-99 won't fit in the rear. So you gotta drill the rear tower for the new pattern and run a 95-99 top hat. It's not ideal but given that 95-99 spacers are still available whereas nobody makes 90-94 spacers I think it's an acceptable solution.
by arse_sidewards
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: BC Racing Coilovers
Replies: 10
Views: 1020

Re: BC Racing Coilovers

wtdash wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:25 pm Rear top hat/strut mount bolt pattern changed after GC/'01 (was the same as the '90-'94 Legacy).
Are you sure? I have a set of 95-99 spacers that don't fit in the rear
by arse_sidewards
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Fender Braces for Information
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Fender Braces for Information

I don't need you to send me the brace. Providing the drawing or CAD file would suffice. I have access to a CNC router so I can just slap a piece of stock on there, pilot drill it and then test fit on my vehicles. Or I could just print out a fullsize template and use a punch. I crashed a car last wee...
by arse_sidewards
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Outback Struts on a 93 Legacy
Replies: 8
Views: 1727

Re: Outback Struts on a 93 Legacy

You can re-drill your rear towers for the forester top hats. I forget which one is taller but the forester and legacy top hats are different. Also 1st gen bolt pattern is different than 95-99 (rear only, front is compatible). If you intend on further lift I would strongly consider drilling your rear...
by arse_sidewards
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: Anyone ever see the wiper motor do this before?
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Anyone ever see the wiper motor do this before?

So I pulled apart my non-working wiper motor to re-grease it when replacing the already burned out motor (turns out the switch was also F-ed up and in retrospect I should have just bout a $120 reman) and I found that all the grease had turned to something thicker than pumkin pie but thinner than ski...
by arse_sidewards
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Fender Braces for Information
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Fender Braces for Information

So what are you asking for here? Someone to measure another vehicle so you can be sure your dimensions are right? I have a car sitting without a fender in my driveway.

If you're not concerned about selling these and protecting IP post up a dimensional drawing so we can all use them.
by arse_sidewards
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Drivers side cam seal blow out
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Drivers side cam seal blow out

Compression gasses leaking past the piston rings.

Youtube it
by arse_sidewards
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Drivers side cam seal blow out
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Drivers side cam seal blow out

Blow out as in fail or blow out as in actually push out of the bore? It's only gonna come out of the bore if there's pressure behind it. Usually that involves ancillary turbo plumbing sending pressure into the crankcase or tons of blowby. If the seal just failed it's probably a result of age or sitt...
by arse_sidewards
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear windshield washer not working
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Rear windshield washer not working

Can you stick a bore scope in it and confirm that the impeller is spinning?
by arse_sidewards
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Outback Struts on a 93 Legacy
Replies: 8
Views: 1727

Re: Outback Struts on a 93 Legacy

Legacy777 wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:49 pm Additionally, you would need to match FWD to FWD components and AWD to AWD
Only in the rear and even then it's only the knuckle and strut itself that are affected. You can't put an AWD strut on a FWD knuckle because they interfere with each other.
by arse_sidewards
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Post head gasket frustration
Replies: 24
Views: 579

Re: Post head gasket frustration

You almost certainly have an electronics issue. The computer is trying to give the engine fuel/spark for conditions that do not match what the reality inside the engine is. Sounds like something is failing when it goes into open loop based on what you said about warm/cold. To get problems this big y...
by arse_sidewards
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94

I haven't bolted them on. Just measured. And I don't know if the windows work because they're rolled down and I didn't feel like probing around with a battery and test leads to compare.
by arse_sidewards
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94

Got the doors. Rears will definitively fit. Front needs the body line where the door sheet-metal kicks up around the mirror modified. I haven't tried to install them on anything but the physical shape of both doors is definitely correct for the door opening in a 1st gen body. They were free so I'm j...
by arse_sidewards
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94

Well, I'm gonna try it. Probably won't get around to installing anything until at least the summer since all my doors open and close at present. I'll take measurements after I pick them up though. Waiting on the seller to get back to me with the address.
by arse_sidewards
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94

Where's the interference point? The body shell didn't change substantiall between 1st and 2nd gen. Looking at pictures maybe the revised design around the point where the A-pillar, fender and door meet might be a problem. https://static.carthrottle.com/workspace/uploads/posts/2016/02/d9067d1e56d5c85...
by arse_sidewards
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94

I'm not asking if the body lines will match. I'm not asking if the switches will work without wiring I'm not asking if the hinges are compatible I just wanna know if the doors open, close, latch and not leak. A set came up for sale locally for a giveaway price and I figure that if they fit I should ...
by arse_sidewards
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Tyler's Legacy SS.... under an impreza shell
Replies: 241
Views: 58926

Re: Tyler's Legacy SS.... under an impreza shell

The timing belt is just standard cogged belt in 30mm (I think, you should measure) width. There's no reason you can't go through the Gates, Goodyear or Dayco catalog, find a belt product line you like and then order up the relevant part number. Cogged belts are sold by a part number that designates ...
by arse_sidewards
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Intake
Topic: Intake manifold questions.
Replies: 33
Views: 1020

Re: Intake manifold questions.

Clearly fuel is going missing somewhere that the computer doesn't know about (i.e. somewhere other than the injectors). You've got a rusted or leaking fuel line somewhere.
by arse_sidewards
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Intercooling
Topic: AWIC pump replacement and Sillicone hose pipes
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: AWIC pump replacement and Sillicone hose pipes

Another vote for "it's just coolant at ~14psi, use whatever pump you want"

If you must have something that comes from an automotive application then go on Rockauto and look for auxiliary pumps for vans and SUVs with rear heat.
by arse_sidewards
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Parts Shed
Topic: Wtb stock rear seat 93-94 turbo sedan
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Wtb stock rear seat 93-94 turbo sedan

scoobylover57 wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:26 pm I want the stock seat to match the door panels
As long as you match the color the Legacy/Outback rear bench is unchanged through '99 (unless the SS got something special that I am unaware of).
by arse_sidewards
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Parts Shed
Topic: Wtb stock rear seat 93-94 turbo sedan
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Wtb stock rear seat 93-94 turbo sedan

Unless the SS got special seats the rear seats up through '99 will be compatible.

I'm on completely the wrong coast but I have one I'd part with if someone wants it.
by arse_sidewards
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Resurfacing 2.2na block
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Resurfacing 2.2na block

Buy a cheap Chinese surface plate and feeler gauge and use that to measure flatness. Even the crappiest surface plate will greatly exceed the flatness requirements for this job. If it turns out you do need to surface it everything in this video applies to a block as well as a head. https://www.youtu...
by arse_sidewards
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: FWD to AWD swap
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: FWD to AWD swap

I gotta hurry up and get my front end loader out of the garage so I can do this swap. A solenoid is failing when I do a 1->2->WOT->1 shift sequence. I hope it makes it until spring so I can add my (never seen road salt so I don't drive it in the winter) van back to the fleet rotation. I do have a '9...
by arse_sidewards
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: FWD to AWD swap
Replies: 3
Views: 208

FWD to AWD swap

Trans is starting to go out in the '93 FWD. I have all the physical stuff I need in order to swap to an AWD trans. I have the AWD transmission control module. What wiring do I need to do to support it? (or if someone could point me in the direction of the relevant wiring diagrams that would help too)