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by mike-tracy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: What engine for my 1990 legacy?
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: What engine for my 1990 legacy?

You are about 5 years too late on here. Join FL4T TLegs group on facebook
by mike-tracy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 6spd Swap Details Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 12498

Re: 6spd Swap Details Thread

Hi, I will be installing a 6 speed into my 92 soon but have some questions. I am using GD subframes and an R180 rear diff. Will my 04 STi driveshaft work with the 6 speed and R180 in the car? Someone told me I would need to extend the driveshaft by 2.5 inches. I don't understand why I would need to...
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Speedometer Cable
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Speedometer Cable

Check the service manuals. They're going to have a troubleshooting procedure, something along the lines of checking for OHM values. The BBS is dead, so you gotta make a decision on whether you want to join the facebook page, where the knowledge base is significantly less than here, but people actual...
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Speedometer Cable
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Speedometer Cable

Under the rear seat is 1 or two plates that cover the fuel pump and fuel level sensor. You'll want to spend some time digging through the service manuals to see the troubleshooting procedures.

Here's a link to all that:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=14485
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Speedometer Cable
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Speedometer Cable

Have you heard about the FL4T Tlegs Facebook page? It's pretty busy and maybe you could put a "Want to buy" ad for a cable. Turbo and NA 5 speed cables are the same, or at least interchangeable

You could also check if the cable came loose from the transmission or the back of the gauge cluster.
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Speedometer Cable
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Speedometer Cable

Is your car an automatic? If so, you can still get the part that threads into the transmission:

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by mike-tracy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: 92 Touring wagon Drop links
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: 92 Touring wagon Drop links

I have the same rear swaybar (a long out of production BC Whiteline bar) now with c-links as when I had droplinks. Worked without issue. I didn't notice any handling difference between the lateral link styles.
by mike-tracy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build
Replies: 583
Views: 45490

Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Yay!
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Enduring Solutions ECU board and why you should buy it
Replies: 65
Views: 9784

Re: Enduring Solutions ECU board and why you should buy it

Y'all know the title of this thread right ;)

If I did it over again I'd go with a WRXLink, but as the SS isn't a "forever car" it's gonna stay.
by mike-tracy
Sat May 23, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Turbo
Topic: Looking for the right turbo
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Looking for the right turbo

The VF23 is a special turbo, it was the turbo offered on the 22b, as well as the version 3 (and maybe v4?) STI. It is ball bearing and spools very quickly. I loved my old one. The VF39 is journal bearing, and spools slower than what you have. Top end is nearly identical, so unless your turbo is dyin...
by mike-tracy
Fri May 08, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Enduring Solutions ECU board and why you should buy it
Replies: 65
Views: 9784

Re: Enduring Solutions ECU board and why you should buy it

My ESL is still working good for almost 5 years now. It's in a different car (still an SS) and radically different engine (mix and match of parts, an ej22k with ej20g intake and electronics, ej205 coil on plugs). Like my robtunes, this one has a cold start issue occasionally. I mean, it's not really...
by mike-tracy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build
Replies: 583
Views: 45490

Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Damn that salt! Great work Joe. Pics are always amazing!
by mike-tracy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: RWD/Manual Swap Info
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: RWD/Manual Swap Info

Josh's swap to manual and AWD:

viewtopic.php?t=18370

Guy who drifted his turbo legacy:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=43568
by mike-tracy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: RWD/Manual Swap Info
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: RWD/Manual Swap Info

You're not gonna find a video or step by step guide for all of that in one place. I suggest searching internet wide for people who have done that and hit them up for knowledge. Then post your own guide on how to RWD, for the next guy who comes along and wants to do this. There once was a guy on here...
by mike-tracy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Aredub2's '92 ss
Replies: 42
Views: 5662

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: 42
Views: 5662

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: 436
Views: 48972

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: 436
Views: 48972

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: 7915

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: 284

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: 284

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: 243

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: 475

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: 567

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: 475

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.