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by jefferson
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Aredub2's '92 ss
Replies: 46
Views: 7193

Re: Aredub2's '92 ss

Get in the trunk with a flashlight and have someone use a garden hose to run water over everything. You should find the leak that way. Just make sure that someone is going to let you back out of the trunk.
by jefferson
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Best year for 1st gen turbo legacy?
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Best year for 1st gen turbo legacy?

I'm kind of biased as I own a 91. They got features such as the oil cooler and I think a limited slip that the later years did not get. I may stand corrected as there are more knowledgeable people than me if they stop by for a visit. I like the looks a little better too.
by jefferson
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Emissions trouble (high CO)
Replies: 27
Views: 2083

Re: Emissions trouble (high CO)

That's your lifters making that sound. Pretty common. Nothing I have done seems to get rid of it.
by jefferson
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Emissions trouble (high CO)
Replies: 27
Views: 2083

Re: Emissions trouble (high CO)

That's one serious leak. Are you sure you didn't overfill it? I have no idea, but would a new pcv valve have any effect on anything?
by jefferson
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: 92 Touring wagon Drop links
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: 92 Touring wagon Drop links

You might be able to find some polyurethane bushings that would work. Just have to measure yours and compare to what they have available.
by jefferson
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Turbo
Topic: Turbo oil return line leak?
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Turbo oil return line leak?

I think I have this same issue, but the only place I can see oil drips is the exhaust manifold studs on the bottom of the head. Can not see how in the heck it is getting there. Where were your drips noticeable? I got a new valve cover gasket, but I really doubt it is going to take care of the problem.
by jefferson
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: 1992 LEGACY L SEDAN AFTERMARKET HEADLIGHTS??
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: 1992 LEGACY L SEDAN AFTERMARKET HEADLIGHTS??

The best upgrade is a set of EDM glass headlights with H4 bulbs. About twice the light output. Put a wanted ad out and see what you find.
by jefferson
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel pump 1993 Legacy HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Fuel pump 1993 Legacy HELP

I would think you could just insert the hose through the filler neck in order to suck out some fuel. To remove the hose I could see you needing to lift the flapper with a skinny screwdriver or something.
by jefferson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: I hate Facebook.
Replies: 1
Views: 355

I hate Facebook.

Facebook has ruined so many of the forums, it's like wally world taking out all the mom and pop shops. I do like the marketplace, but could give a rip about the rest of it. Can't seem to find anything and you have to scroll and scroll and scroll. I might be doing something wrong.
by jefferson
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Brakes
Topic: lightweight 14" for a 1990 wagon?
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

Re: lightweight 14" for a 1990 wagon?

I'm pretty sure the stock offset is 55, and yes lighter wheels do make a difference. You might check out the stock wheels that came on the ss, but they are 15 inch instead of 14 and that would probably add some weight. I'm also not sure how the weight compares between steelies and the aluminum wheel...
by jefferson
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Where did the ss fall in the hierarchy
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Where did the ss fall in the hierarchy

I got to wondering where the ss fit into things as far as the Legacy line. Was it the top of the line or was the more luxury lsi with an auto more money. I am kind of thinking the lsi was more. Anyone know for sure?
by jefferson
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Stuff you need to know
Topic: BBS Maintenance
Replies: 45
Views: 18222

Re: BBS Maintenance

No, just the one computer. Always worked great until this change.
by jefferson
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Stuff you need to know
Topic: BBS Maintenance
Replies: 45
Views: 18222

Re: BBS Maintenance

I am having to log in everytime. It's getting a little old.
by jefferson
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Intake
Topic: WD 40 for iac?
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

WD 40 for iac?

I see a lot about seafoam to clean the iac, but what do you guys think of just using wd-40? It is an awful good cleaner and I have a lot of it. Interested to see what people have to say.
by jefferson
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: ecu grounding
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Re: ecu grounding

I though about going to that spot on the manifold, but it was so easy going to the empty bolt hole on the passenger side front of the manifold. Last time I got to the ground point on the manifold it was kind of a pain if I remember correctly.
by jefferson
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: ecu grounding
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Re: ecu grounding

Just as an aside to this. I ran a 14ga ground from the battery to the pivot bolt on the alternator and then another from the pivot bolt to the intake manifold. I'm getting much better charging now and the needle is steady instead of jumping around. I feel the car is running smoother and pulling bett...
by jefferson
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: ecu grounding
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

ecu grounding

Just a little tip I got from a motorcycle forum that would possibly help our cars. It involves splicing into the ground for the ecu and running a dedicated ground back to the battery. One way to check if this could be of benefit is if there is voltage on that ground while running at an idle and also...
by jefferson
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Turbo
Topic: Boost cutting out
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Re: Boost cutting out

I would try blowing through it and then pull a vacuum on it to see what changes if anything.
by jefferson
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Turbo
Topic: Boost cutting out
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Re: Boost cutting out

I would look at your bypass valve. For the longest time I didn't know mine was stuck open, I just thought that was the way the car ran. Didn't have a boost gauge at the time. One day it suddenly ran a lot better and then went back to the way it had been running. New bypass valve and it runs good all...
by jefferson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel cut after 25% throttle??
Replies: 20
Views: 4697

Re: Fuel cut after 25% throttle??

Glad I could help.
by jefferson
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel cut after 25% throttle??
Replies: 20
Views: 4697

Re: Fuel cut after 25% throttle??

My car did pretty much what you are describing and I found the hose off the boost solenoid if I remember right. It was on the passenger strut tower with oll those other electronic devices. You couldn't give it much throttle at all or it would just die.
by jefferson
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Cars been sitting for a while... Clutch won't release
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: Cars been sitting for a while... Clutch won't release

You might try starting it with the car in gear and the clutch pushed in. That might break it loose. Be ready to shut it off if it does start and the clutch doesn't release or kill it with the brakes. Motorcycles are bad about the wet multiplate clutches sticking, but I don't recall hearing this abou...
by jefferson
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Parts Shed
Topic: subaru legacy turbo coffee cup mod WTB
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: subaru legacy turbo coffee cup mod WTB

The coffee cup mod will not fix the 90 degree elbow problem. If it's bad you will need a new one. The coffee cup mod just replaces the resonator that is in the intake between the maf and the 90 degree elbow. Measure the length of the resonator to get the length you will need.
by jefferson
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: EJ22T Pistons
Replies: 28
Views: 7862

Re: EJ22T Pistons

That v6 is a 2 valve motor isn't it. What about valve relief pockets?
by jefferson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Parts Shed
Topic: WTB: 91 legacy sedan tail light center trim
Replies: 10
Views: 1468

Re: WTB: 91 legacy sedan tail light center trim

Thanks for reminding me. It was well buried, but I did find it. It is in very good shape save one spot on the bottom edge where it was impacted, but not broken through. Kind of a spiderwebed spot about 1/2 inch in diameter.