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by mike-tracy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Aredub2's '92 ss
Replies: 40
Views: 5034

Re: Aredub2's '92 ss

Ahh. Thanks for letting me know.
by mike-tracy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Aredub2's '92 ss
Replies: 40
Views: 5034

Re: Aredub2's '92 ss

Sorry to hear about your engine. And sucks you missed out on the junkyard shortblock. Where's that SS at? I could use a couple things off it.
by mike-tracy
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: RckyMtnLegacy's 93 Turbo...On the Road Finally!
Replies: 429
Views: 46927

Re: RckyMtnLegacy's 93 Turbo...On the Road Finally!

RckyMtnLegacy wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:42 pm
That sucks! Trying to plan another trip out next year to buy a Land Cruiser to ship home.
That would be amazing!
by mike-tracy
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: RckyMtnLegacy's 93 Turbo...On the Road Finally!
Replies: 429
Views: 46927

Re: RckyMtnLegacy's 93 Turbo...EJ20G swap in progress!!

mike-tracy wrote:
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:45 pm
Tokyo, nice! How long will you be there? I've seen the inside of Narita airport but never made it outside.
Just made another round trip through Narita, still haven't stepped foot on JDM soil :(
by mike-tracy
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: Manual Seat Belt Conversion (Finished)
Replies: 45
Views: 7513

Re: Manual Seat Belt Conversion (Finished)

The US center console and its belts also bugs me... I'll prob make a trip to Vancouver BC to hit up a junk yard some day for that and maybe the carpeting if they're different to ours. So about the US center console bugs you? I wrapped the belts up inside and you don't even know they're there. Pics ...
by mike-tracy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: We're to buy a good low mileage engine freon a trust worthy place
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: We're to buy a good low mileage engine freon a trust worthy place

Yes, you will have *all* the electrical issues if you attempt to install a phase 1 engine into your car. Or a phase 2 engine with AVCS. Or any JDM engine that has a different wiring pinout, or timing mark regime, or any other thing that the Japanese got that we didn't, that affects how the engine ru...
by mike-tracy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: We're to buy a good low mileage engine freon a trust worthy place
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: We're to buy a good low mileage engine freon a trust worthy place

I don't have a good recommendation for an importer but I have heard of people going that route successfully.

My concern is instead of the factory 165HP, most of those Japanese engines are 2.0L with 123hp. You'll really be able to feel that power deficit when you're driving your 3600lbs outback.
by mike-tracy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Automatic transmission swap to a manual transmission year 2004
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Automatic transmission swap to a manual transmission year 2004

Josh made a write-up on how to do the swap here: https://bbs.legacycentral.org/viewtopic.php?t=18370 Mechanically the information should be about the same, but electronically you'll have to hit up a site like sl-i.net, which deals with newer legacys such as yours. When you go through to Josh's write...
by mike-tracy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Turbo
Topic: Turbo oil return line leak?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Turbo oil return line leak?

Standard for Subaru through 2007 at least. I picked one for a WRX, or STI, same part.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01E6DR3 ... asin_title
by mike-tracy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Car Lot - Craigslist/eBay
Topic: 1991 Legacy SS in Tacoma
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: 1991 Legacy SS in Tacoma

That yard only keeps cars about 3 weeks.
by mike-tracy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Turbo
Topic: Turbo oil return line leak?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Turbo oil return line leak?

You'll have to pull the turbo to replace that line. I always replace it with OEM, but I believe you could get an aftermarket one on Amazon or ebay. I used worm drives to secure it, instead of the factory clamps.
by mike-tracy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Brakes
Topic: lightweight 14" for a 1990 wagon?
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: lightweight 14" for a 1990 wagon?

I hate to say it, but people who frequent forums have mostly moved on to Facebook.
by mike-tracy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Parts Shed
Topic: free: rare headlight covers seattle area
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: free: rare headlight covers seattle area

I'd be down for those
by mike-tracy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Car stalling while driving
Replies: 28
Views: 600

Re: Car stalling while driving

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=634&p=428907&hilit ... gk#p428907

I use NGK coppers, they work great in these cars
by mike-tracy
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Dankberries STi s209
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: Dankberries STi s209

That is really cool! Can you compare/contrast it to your 2019 Limited?
by mike-tracy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS
Replies: 80
Views: 8674

Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

1996 ej25d is the same as the lmpreza ej20g gaskets. 97-99 ej25d is close to ej20k (and Forester ej20g), close enough to use if you trim them a little. It's the Legacy ej20g gaskets that are unique. If you're talking combustion Chambers size, then the legacy ej20g and 1996 ej25d are unique in that t...
by mike-tracy
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Brakes
Topic: GC8 Quick Turn Steering Rack in a JDM BF5
Replies: 13
Views: 1144

Re: GC8 Quick Turn Steering Rack in a JDM BF5

Lastly, the length of the Legacy knuckle may differ from the GC one, so the welder will need to ensure the developed length of the end result is correct.
by mike-tracy
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Brakes
Topic: GC8 Quick Turn Steering Rack in a JDM BF5
Replies: 13
Views: 1144

Re: GC8 Quick Turn Steering Rack in a JDM BF5

I'd reuse the one that came on your car, just to be sure. I have a feeling that a normal LHD 1st gen legacy one would be the same, but I've never tried that. If your JDM gc8 rack didn't come with one, I would try a junkyard GC/GM/GF lhd knuckle, but once again, I don't know if theres a difference be...
by mike-tracy
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Car Lot - Craigslist/eBay
Topic: 1991 Legacy SS in Tacoma
Replies: 3
Views: 370

1991 Legacy SS in Tacoma

There is a 1991 SS 5mt in the Tacoma Pick N Pull
by mike-tracy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Brakes
Topic: lightweight 14" for a 1990 wagon?
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: lightweight 14" for a 1990 wagon?

I had some 14's that were stock on my 1996 Legacy L, they were pretty light.
These are the ones:

https://www.newcartestdrive.com/reviews ... -legacy-2/
by mike-tracy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Brakes
Topic: GC8 Quick Turn Steering Rack in a JDM BF5
Replies: 13
Views: 1144

Re: GC8 Quick Turn Steering Rack in a JDM BF5

You'll need to have a welder uh weld your legacy knuckle to a GC knuckle. This is SOP when swapping racks, unfortunately. I had one made when I put a GD STI rack in my GC. I believe I paid $40, plus the cost of the second knuckle.
by mike-tracy
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: 1992 Legacy BC Heater Core replacement part
Replies: 15
Views: 853

Re: 1992 Legacy BC Heater Core replacement part

You got to pull the dash, and separate away the AC box if you have one. Double check you removed all the bolts and/or nuts holding the heater core in. Remove the heater core hoses that are in the engine bay. Then, you'll have to use all of your strength to pull the heater core out. It's been held in...
by mike-tracy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1992 Legacy Sun Roof control box relay issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1892

Re: 1992 Legacy Sun Roof control box relay issue

We never got those in the states that I know of. My latest turbo legacy did the same thing as yours, I heard a click but nothing happened. There is some kind of logic that won't allow the motor to operate if the resistance encountered is above a set percentage. Like a primitive limit switch. What wo...
by mike-tracy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 02 wrx trans hydraulic conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: 02 wrx trans hydraulic conversion

The mechanical speed sensor screws right in where the electronic one goes. As for pedals, a perfect fit of course would be from a 91-94 SS. You can get most of the bolts to line up from other 1990s cars with hydro pedals, such as the 98-01 impreza RS, 97-99 Outback and Legacy GT, or 1st gen Forester.
by mike-tracy
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: My 91 T-Leg build.
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: My 91 T-Leg build.

Probably, but I'm sure you'll find out soon! :) That's a huge hurdle, finding phase 2 dohc cam gears with phase 1 timing marks on it. You lucked out.