G4Disco's 1991 Legacy SS

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G4Disco
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G4Disco's 1991 Legacy SS

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During the summer of '19 I found this after a week long search on Offer Up. A 1991 Legacy Turbo for part out. After some frantic messaging verifying that the car was whole and available, I bought it sight unseen. It cost me a grand total of $260. It was on Offer Up for $250, but for that price who cares about $10.

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It hadn't been driven for some time due to bad head gaskets causing it to overheat. I found a swollen and burst turbo coolant feed hose. I trimmed it and attempted to drive it home. It also had a bad alternator, but I cannibalized one off my '90 Legacy I bought just a month prior. The coolant hose was completely toast, so she was trailered home. Cost: 2 cases of Rainier.

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Here was the actual reason it was "overheating". A bad turbo coolant feed hose. A bit of coolant hose later and she was purring. Now, she does smoke, A LOT. The valve cover seals are rock hard and the water pump is leaking. Other than that she was driving as well as an automatic can. That's the downside to this car, a 4EAT. I don't like old automatics. That will change in time.

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G4Disco
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Re: G4Disco's 1991 Legacy SS

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Now this car had a bit of a musty smell. I attributed that to it sitting for a long time. During my initial new car forensics I saw this.

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Nooo!!!
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Much better. Clogged gutters caused all the water to over the seal.
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This car was gross.
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Looked to see why my antenna was just making noise and not moving.

Sigh.
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Relief
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A sign of things to come. I had orginally started gathering parts for my '90 Legacy, but after finding the battery area rotten I decided against it. That's what started my search for another Legacy.

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