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by Aerotech
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Epic Build Threads
Replies: 10
Views: 1465

Re: Epic Build Threads

My Vanagon Syncro diesel engine swap (along with a huge amount of other work) I don't know if it's epic, but it certainly has been a saga; 5 years on the table to date... Hope I get to drive it before I'm too old to climb up into it. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=466866&highlight=...
by Aerotech
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: ej257/ej22 hybrid??
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: ej257/ej22 hybrid??

Look up "Frankenmotor" on NASIOC
by Aerotech
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Name my shop!
Replies: 22
Views: 1393

Re: Name my shop!

Cash, Credit, Cannabis?
by Aerotech
Sat May 21, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Sans Subie
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Sans Subie

The dreaded "Oil Sludge" problem... The owners (and sometimes the dealerships) failed to use the prescribed synthetic oil, and the turbo would coke up, dropping cooked oil turds into the oil pan. These congregated around the intake screen, and choked off oil flow. If the driver ignored the flashing ...
by Aerotech
Sat May 21, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Sans Subie
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Sans Subie

After 10 years, I find myself without a Subaru in the stable. :| I've gone all-VW for now... here's the new ride; 2004 Passat Variant 1.8T 4-Motion 5MT A bit of a unicorn in the VW world, very few of these were imported with a manual transmission. This is one of 6 documented cars in this color combo...
by Aerotech
Sun May 08, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Fast Five, Or, An exercise in pattern recognition.
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Fast Five, Or, An exercise in pattern recognition.

I never liked the F&F series, tho I like Vin Diesel.
The Transporter movies, however, I enjoy thoroughly... great driving, fairly witty writing, & Statham is a believable anti-hero.
by Aerotech
Thu May 05, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Parts Shed
Topic: WTB: headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: WTB: headlights

Yeah. Sorry, lost my mind for a few days... back now. I'll get some shots for you. Good shape, all tabs etc intact, lenses are clear.
by Aerotech
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:11 am
Forum: Parts Shed
Topic: WTB: headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: WTB: headlights

I have a set of '92-'94 headlights, great shape. $125 shipped sound OK?
by Aerotech
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Parts Shed
Topic: Found on Nasioc, trust me it's good:
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Found on Nasioc, trust me it's good:

:shock: Next, on "Hoarding: Buried Alive" :D What a stash!
by Aerotech
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Air suspension on 93 Legacy
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Air suspension on 93 Legacy

As far as I know, it's a one-piece unit, if the bag is shot, then the whole strut needs to be replaced. If you can get the air hoses off, try squirting some Slime for tires into the strut, a lot of Audi Allroad owners swear by this fix. The Slime forms plugs in any holes in the rubber air bag... wor...
by Aerotech
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Brakes
Topic: Snow tires?
Replies: 15
Views: 1304

Re: Snow tires?

Just an opinion, but All-season tires simply suck at everything. ;-) I got a set of these Hankooks in 14" Icepike 409, or something like that Hakka knock-off tread pattern :wink: http://www.discounttiredirect.com/product/tires/hanst1.ang.jpg Quiet on dry pavement with decent handling, and absolutely...
by Aerotech
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: Lip Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: Lip Kit

+1 for the garage door seal. :) If you take your time installing it, it looks the shit, and you don't have to worry about breaking it on curbs. Check out Ebay for pictures of this stuff used as lips... but buy it from HD or Lowes.
by Aerotech
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: STI key
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: STI key

It will work, but do it yourself if you can access a cutter, or go to a real locksmith to have it duplicated, the STI key needs to be shortened a little bit.
The STI key is thicker, too, so it will feel a little balky in the door locks, but it worked fine on my '91.
by Aerotech
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: help with a 93 wagon
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: help with a 93 wagon

I'm having the same issue with mine, cranks slowly like it's fighting itself. Happened out of nowhere, parked it one night it's ran great, next morning, nothing. I thought for sure the belt skipped. I pulled the timing cover, but everything lines up perfectly, tensioner's good, etc. New belt last ye...
by Aerotech
Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Brakes
Topic: How crtical is tire rotation direction?
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: How crtical is tire rotation direction?

I have personally experienced tread separation on a used tire set, but it was lite truck tires, non-directional tread... it's not a myth, if that's what you're asking ;-)
by Aerotech
Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: The ANIMALS thread!
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: The ANIMALS thread!

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Fluffy, aka Mechanicat. Loves to help out on the job, gettin' his giant paws all greasy.
by Aerotech
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Parts Shed
Topic: FS: NYC 4 ea. 14" Steelies w/ tires & factory hubcaps $40
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: FS: NYC 4 ea. 14" Steelies w/ tires & factory hubcaps $4

Well, the $40 price precludes me having to do any lifting or transporting, sorry :D Maybe later on when I start doing runs up north to go skiing, I can bring them with me...
by Aerotech
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Top Gear American version first episode
Replies: 25
Views: 1644

Re: Top Gear American version first episode

Good article, thanks for posting that. I think it comes down to the personal interaction... the guys on TGUK have know each other for years, are comfortable giving the others a hard time, and it's entertaining simply to watch them talking to each other. Give the US crew a chance to grow into the rol...
by Aerotech
Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: GoPro HD Motorsports HERO Camera
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: GoPro HD Motorsports HERO Camera

I've been using Serif's MoviePlus X3 for editing, it's a decent, inexpensive editing program for PC. I have a Tachyon helmet cam that takes pretty good video, taken it skiiing & surfing and a few paintball sessions.
by Aerotech
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: I felt my blood rushed to a certain place when...
Replies: 30
Views: 1824

Re: I felt my blood rushed to a certain place when...

The stock 3.90 will do about 170mph at 7,500 RPM on 225/45/R17 tires. It's quite unlikely that this video is real. Heh, why, because your car won't do it? :P It sounds like a sequential dog box, for one thing, there's probably a complete rally car drivetrain in it. Watch some in-car videos of WRC c...
by Aerotech
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Brakes
Topic: Looking for Wheel/Tire size advice for a '93 wagon
Replies: 12
Views: 4609

Re: Looking for Wheel/Tire size advice for a '93 wagon

Nothing you'll be able to notice.
by Aerotech
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: The Ur-Outback? My Allroad/XC treatment on the '93 wagon
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: The Ur-Outback? My Allroad/XC treatment on the '93 wagon

Yeah, I considered doing that... I have to mock it up first with black paper or plastic to see how it looks, that's an awful lot of area. I do need to finish blacking out the trim on the doors. I have a Gen2 spoiler to put on too, painted that black. Planning on tinting the windows.
by Aerotech
Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: The Ur-Outback? My Allroad/XC treatment on the '93 wagon
Replies: 3
Views: 648

The Ur-Outback? My Allroad/XC treatment on the '93 wagon

Here's some shots of my Allroad clone project. Sort of an Outback prototype, before all the cladding and flares when it was just a paint job. This started with stripping the paint off the bumpers for life in the city, guess I got carried away. :P All the black is Rustoleum satin, applied with a Prev...
by Aerotech
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Parts Shed
Topic: FS: NYC 4 ea. 14" Steelies w/ tires & factory hubcaps $40
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: FS: NYC 4 ea. 14" Steelies w/ tires & factory hubcaps $5

Bump... $40. Come get your beater winter wheels. Stylish OEM hubcaps included!
by Aerotech
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: Fountains of Wayne: "92 Subaru"
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Fountains of Wayne: "92 Subaru"

Ran across this in my MP3 pile, and sure enough, it's on the 'Tube... irrelevant pictures, just posting this for the song.