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by vrg3
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1994 legacy (wagon) headunit wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: 1994 legacy (wagon) headunit wiring

Most of us on this board are familiar mostly with North American models. Hopefully some of the information is relevant though. All Subarus sold here around 1994 have radio wiring that looks like one of these two: http://surrealmirage.com/vrg3/bcstereo/ -or- http://northursalia.com/modifications/misc...
by vrg3
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Turbo to NA conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: Turbo to NA conversion

Yeah, the NA ECU won't care. Like Steve says, you can unplug them, but do something to protect the connectors so they don't get ruined.

And, yes, the dropping resistor is only for automatics, so you can remove that too.
by vrg3
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Crankshaft Pulley Wobble
Replies: 36
Views: 2742

Re: Crankshaft Pulley Wobble

You'll be able to tell when you pull the pulley off. There's a woodruff key that locates the pulley. If it's chewed up, then it won't be able to hold the new pulley in place.
by vrg3
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Jessekrs123's 1993 Subaru Legacy L EG33 Swap
Replies: 162
Views: 41087

Re: Jessekrs123's 1993 Subaru Legacy L EG33 Swap

It's gonna be so pretty!
by vrg3
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Brakes
Topic: I have a brake dilemma...
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: I have a brake dilemma...

In my experience, cheap rotors are fine and cheap ceramic pads are at least as good as stock semimetallic pads.
by vrg3
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Brakes
Topic: I have a brake dilemma...
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: I have a brake dilemma...

Definitely don't downgrade -- the stock turbo brakes are barely good enough as it is. You can get a cheap set of turbo rotors and pads brand new online for less than $100 shipped. Look at Rock Auto or World Auto Parts or All Foreign. Also, the rears aren't the same. Turbo rear brake rotors are venti...
by vrg3
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Coolant issue
Replies: 20
Views: 878

Re: Coolant issue

I feel like you could make your posts a lot clearer for us with just a little bit of effort. We'd be able to help you more if you did. So, yeah, what's casio? And what's tho'? And what's cab air? And what do you mean by "So the A/C doesn't even have to be on?" You have some kind of aftermarket alumi...
by vrg3
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Coolant issue
Replies: 20
Views: 878

Re: Coolant issue

It's hard to say for sure what the cause is. Turning on the air conditioning (assuming that's what you mean by "cab air") is masking the problem by bumping engine speed up a little. The alternator spins faster so it provides more juice to the radiator fans, which then spin faster. Also, the water pu...
by vrg3
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: GL-5 Gear Oil for FWD Manual Transaxle?
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: GL-5 Gear Oil for FWD Manual Transaxle?

I believe Subaru specifies any ethylene glycol coolant that doesn't contain any silicates or phosphates. If I remember correctly, the standard Advance Auto Parts brand coolant meets these requirements. Silicates and phosphates are actually supposed to be protective for aluminum engines. The issue is...
by vrg3
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Turbo to NA conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: Turbo to NA conversion

Yes, like Josh says, use the 93 NA ECU, use a black-plastic-bodied JECS MAF sensor, and use your car's stock wiring. That means removing the harness from under the intake manifold of the turbo engine and putting it on the non-turbo engine. And Bosco's right -- the turbo and non-turbo water manifolds...
by vrg3
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: GL-5 Gear Oil for FWD Manual Transaxle?
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: GL-5 Gear Oil for FWD Manual Transaxle?

Delvac looks like pretty good stuff. Redline 75W90NS is another option. It supposedly is formulated specifically to meet GL-5 requirements but also work well with synchronizers. I used it for a while and it worked pretty well in my experience. It made for easier shifts than ShockProof but not quite ...
by vrg3
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: GL-5 Gear Oil for FWD Manual Transaxle?
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: GL-5 Gear Oil for FWD Manual Transaxle?

There is no FWD versus AWD issue here. The GL-5 requirement for Subaru transmissions has to do with the hypoid gears in the front differential. I wrote a pretty thorough explanation here: http://bbs.legacycentral.org/viewtopic.php?start=50&t=815#p141872 At the end of that writeup I mention that I ch...
by vrg3
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Turbo to NA conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: Turbo to NA conversion

You can probably get away with switching just the (+) wires for the cam and crank sensors. I believe the (-) and shield pins go to the same place inside the ECU's case anyway. The big issue with using the turbo radiator is that there's no radiator cap. The easiest thing, in my opinion, would be to c...
by vrg3
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alarm causing a parasitic draw
Replies: 22
Views: 2881

Re: Alarm causing a parasitic draw

Not that this is gonna help you, but for completeness' sake -- Like 91Beater says, 30 milliamps isn't a big deal. The usual rule of thumb is that anything less than 40 mA is fine. The fact that you heard clicking when you plugged/unplugged the alarm makes me think something's getting constant power ...
by vrg3
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel Pump went out I'm guessing, but could it be a fuse?
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Fuel Pump went out I'm guessing, but could it be a fuse?

There's also the connector under the back seat that goes bad. Another board member just had this issue: http://bbs.legacycentral.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=49622
by vrg3
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: RHD swao wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: RHD swao wiring

The wiring diagrams in the factory service manual are quite good; you might try to get your hands on that. What you want is section 6 of the 92 Legacy manual. Section 6 is the electrical section and very little changed from 92 to 93. The part number is MSA5T9209A.
by vrg3
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ideal Knock Sensor Location - Josh?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Ideal Knock Sensor Location - Josh?

Here's the thread of Josh's that you're talking about:

http://www.bbs.legacycentral.org/viewto ... 19&t=43582
by vrg3
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: Which online dealer will sell cut keys?
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: Which online dealer will sell cut keys?

Locksmiths can't read the key code, but they can read the bitting code. The key code is a number that Subaru has recorded and can look up by VIN is a number (like, say, 3287) that a locksmith can look up in a giant book or something to get the bitting code. The bitting code says what the actual cuts...
by vrg3
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: engine wont come away from gearbox?
Replies: 19
Views: 1970

Re: engine wont come away from gearbox?

Oh, right, thanks, Josh, I'll edit my post.
by vrg3
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: engine wont come away from gearbox?
Replies: 19
Views: 1970

Re: engine wont come away from gearbox?

Clip the throwout bearing into the pressure plate. Don't install the spindle until the engine and transmission are mated together. Leave the fork in there; it'll be loose. As you slide the engine and transmission back together, you can pull up on the fork and slide it into the throwout bearing. Then...
by vrg3
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: My 5 speed swap list. Here to confirm
Replies: 20
Views: 6428

Re: My 5 speed swap list. Here to confirm

On first-generation Legacies, I don't believe the ABS system knows or cares that the transmission is swapped. I don't know what the deal is with your 96 model though.
by vrg3
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Coolant Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Coolant Issue

Well, bubbling out of the overflow tank is either a sign of overheating (if the bubbles are boiling coolant) or a leaking head gasket (if the bubbles are combustion gases). If the bubbling has stopped, I'd say you're okay though. With whatever gauge you end up using, I would say to definitely run a ...
by vrg3
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Had to share this! Not sure if this is bs or not.
Replies: 17
Views: 1344

Re: Had to share this! Not sure if this is bs or not.

Thanks! I hope it makes it clearer to you guys after rereading... The thing I really love about trying to teach someone a concept is that it forces me to make sure I actually understand it myself. You have to know an idea inside and out to explain it in simple terms. It's commonly said that gyroscop...
by vrg3
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Turbo
Topic: TD04 boost drops around 4-5k rpms
Replies: 50
Views: 5790

Re: TD04 swapped/mbc, hitting fuel cut?

Hmm, you should be able to hear the TD04 surge too, I'd think. Maybe not though; never tried it myself. Wait, you turned the adjustment screw all the way counterclockwise and the car still ran okay? The valve should be leaking like crazy at idle if you do that. It does sound like maybe this particul...
by vrg3
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1994 Subaru Legacy 2.0L Twin Turbo starting issue
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: 1994 Subaru Legacy 2.0L Twin Turbo starting issue

You're welcome -- good work fixing it!