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by scottzg
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Removing drivers side head
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Removing drivers side head

Ah, thanks, i got to fixing it before you replied. I undid the motor mounts and jacked the engine up about 1.5" to pull the head. I'd imagine that it's easier to do that way- it popped right out once i got over having to remove 2 more nuts.
Thanks!
by scottzg
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Removing drivers side head
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Removing drivers side head

Hi guys, I'm doing the head gaskets on my old legacy. I've heard that you can pop the heads off without moving the engine, but i'm stumped on how to do it on the drivers side head. I've got all the head bolts out except for the bottommost rear one, which doesn't seem to clear the frame rail. I'd app...
by scottzg
Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: 100k anniversary
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

Re: 100k anniversary

ScottyS wrote:
Until you try 02-03 WRX seats!
Ha Ha, you're short!
by scottzg
Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: 100k anniversary
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

staring over the side of mt. hamilton at the pretty/crumpled sti was VERY entertaining.


Low budget turbo mods, on the other hand, are pretty tedious.
by scottzg
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: 100k anniversary
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

Re: 100k anniversary

I'm gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you there. I like my 205/45/16s better. They clear bigger brakes and have less sidewall to flex while still having enough to be useful on real-life roads. You're free to disagree with me, but you're wrong. I've run 3 sets that size, and at almost twice t...
by scottzg
Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: 100k anniversary
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

100k anniversary

in 2001 i never expected to own this thing long enough to put 100k on it, but here it is, with 168k showing on the odometer. To celebrate, i've made a list of the things i've learned as a long term legacy owner. *205/50/15 is the best tire size for old legacies. period. *you can do a timing belt job...
by scottzg
Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: how to take off the door panels
Replies: 4
Views: 596

use a butter knife to pop out the door handle covers first, there's a clip on the top and bottom of the handle hinge. There's 2 screws for the handle, one at the top that's pretty obvious and another in the arm rest that you have to take off a plastic cover to access. 3 screws next to the speakers d...
by scottzg
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: KYB GR2 + 05 STI Springs
Replies: 12
Views: 1258

You could run it, and it may never be a problem, the anti roll bar and the rebound damper in the strut would keep the spring compressed inside the strut assembly. That's not to say its a good idea. A good bump that unloads both wheels at the same time could unseat the spring and at best destroy your...
by scottzg
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Rear lower then the front?
Replies: 10
Views: 1063

the struts will control the movement, but ultimately the amount the suspension compresses in a corner is up to the spring. Your struts may well be worn out, but rubbing would be from worn out springs. if it was rubbing when you hit bumps or violently loaded or unloaded the suspension...maybe then yo...
by scottzg
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: i love driving
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Hey Scott! Long time since you've been around these parts. No disrespect, but I think the best way to test your dedication to a hobby is to overdo it. I love to drive too, but I changed my username to The Driver in German for a reason... I've driven damn near 100,000 miles in the past 2 years. I do...
by scottzg
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: i love driving
Replies: 6
Views: 752

i love driving

i love the thrum of the engine before it reaches operating temperature i love the moment of weightlessness between each shift i love the rocking of the suspension as it settles into the bend i love the prickle in your chest when you misjudge the braking zone i love the squeal of the one tire that is...
by scottzg
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: Wagon Spoiler Help Needed! To paint or not to paint?
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

its super hard to paint match white (heh, stupid white car) and mismatched white would look mega dumb. Since the dark green is totally unnatural on that car, I vote black, you have black trim and black roofracks, it will look normal.
by scottzg
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: no oil pressure- oil pump knackered?
Replies: 8
Views: 997

In the physical sense, san jose. In the psychological sense, away from obsessing over cars. (i haven't installed an unnecessary car part in 3 years!) I'm still on instant messager, but i've noticed you aren't.
by scottzg
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: no oil pressure- oil pump knackered?
Replies: 8
Views: 997

But first, just check that you didn't accidentally knock the connector off the sender by accident when doing the cam belt job. If it makes contact against the engine block it'll turn the light on. this was it. I've gotta go to class, but when i get back ill post a pic of why it got bumped. It will ...
by scottzg
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: no oil pressure- oil pump knackered?
Replies: 8
Views: 997

it only happened once, the first time i started the car up after i changed the timing belt. It sounded like missing a shift, i wasn't really listening for it. Now the car starts up on the first click of the starter like it always did, and appears to be jimdandy, but the oil pressure light and CEL is...
by scottzg
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: no oil pressure- oil pump knackered?
Replies: 8
Views: 997

no oil pressure- oil pump knackered?

Hello forum Last night my car died as i was gently driving on a city street. Got it towed home to figure out the crank pulley had stripped the timing belt. I put on a new timing belt and now my oil pressure light is stuck on. Car runs normally (not that i drove it hardly) and has a full load of oil....
by scottzg
Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Are we killing ourselves? Or just our Children?
Replies: 181
Views: 23795

Those interested may google "Parson Malthus", who in the late 1700s had special knowledge that the population was growing at a geometrical progression, but food production was growing at only an arithmetical rate. Everyone was going to starve to death. parson malthus isn't wrong yet, only technolog...
by scottzg
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Are we killing ourselves? Or just our Children?
Replies: 181
Views: 23795

Scott -- what if you have a car that does not have a more powerful engine as a drop-in alternative? Or what if you already have the most powerful engine in a lineup but want more power? :cry: Then put in something that doesn't drop in. If you're mechanically inclined enough to stick a sbc in your c...
by scottzg
Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Are we killing ourselves? Or just our Children?
Replies: 181
Views: 23795

personally, i'm ok with all modified engines being kept off the road. Want a faster car? Put a more powerful factory engine in. If you don't have the knowhow or equipment, you probably don't have the knowhow or equipment to properly modify the original engine. There's so many incredibly powerful yet...
by scottzg
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Toyota can take over now
Replies: 25
Views: 2839

When it comes to engineering, the best way to design a front-wheel drive car is with a boxer engine. No doubts about this. The problem with the change to fwd decades ago is that the main manufacturers then took an existing in-line engine and twisted it around. how do you figure? Seems like 2 engine...
by scottzg
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: solution to exploding cv boots?
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

solution to exploding cv boots?

from dpcars.net http://dpcars.net/dp1test/dp1250.jpg The next picture shows the effectiveness of a lesson learned from the Westie - the zip ties on the CV boot. There is no sign of rubbing despite the boot being only 1/4" from the suspension arm and having run at 122 mph. On the Westie the boots had...
by scottzg
Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Turbodog
Replies: 16
Views: 1196

trader joe's has grolsch by the hugeasskegcan out here for like 20$, and pacifico is sold by the case at costco, which would be great if i could stand the stuff. They muct be west coast distributors.
by scottzg
Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: It looks like that's it for me
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

aw man thats awful.
by scottzg
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: Caution: images may be disturbing
Replies: 17
Views: 1960

vultures!

sorry for your loss
by scottzg
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: STi Suspension on a 90 Legacy
Replies: 7
Views: 1412

nope, if you make the links long enough to compensate for the struts, your wheels will not fit in the wheel wells.