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  1. 8 points
    Finally fixed my hoist again... Around 6 months ago the chain snapped, which took us ages to finally sort. We bought a new chain $100 or so, and installed that, but then we found the original geared cogs were too worn and were slipping with the new chain. So just procrastinated about that for ages, until last week I mentioned it to my dad, who said to give him a cog. So did that, and he found replacements for $12 each, and then machined them out to fit at his work, and provided new pins etc. While we were at it, he machined out the original motor pulley to fit the replacement motor, as we'd been running a larger pulley, as that's all that could fit. Finally got it all together, and working this week! And for the first time since we've owned it, it can now lift a falcon! Previously with the larger motor pulley it was geared wrong and wouldn't do it! All this means I can FINALY put the legacy back up on the hoist and find the oil leak and exhaust leaks.... Then don't get me started on the fuel rail leaks...
  2. 7 points
    Hooked up a reversing camera to my factory Nav screen which doesn’t have a rca input for a reversing camera. A trip to Jaycar and identifying which pins to use on the back and it all works
  3. 6 points
    Had the recall work for the passenger airbag and park brake done today by Armstrong Christchurch. Was excellent service car came back washed and cleaned on the inside. No marks on the outside or scratches or rattles on the inside. All the things (defi controller) were back where they should be as well. So for me was a good experience and the parts guy was very helpful in getting me a gasket they didn’t have in stock from Auckland overnight.(partsouq didnt supply it on my last order as they didn’t have stock either)
  4. 5 points
    Gave the legacy a big service today as I have no idea when stuff other than oil and the cam belt were last done as I am first Nz owner. -spark plugs changed and they were actually in good condition -brake fluid flush -rear diff oil changed, fluid was still a decent colour -transmission drained and filled! Fluid was a little brownish but still it bad. Will do a drive tomorrow and then drain and new fluid again. -coolant drained and will fill tomorrow. Waiting on a Torx T70 bit to arrive so I can drain the front diff as well. Overall pretty happy that it looks like someone has looked after the car in Japan.
  5. 5 points
    Decided to do some more DIY on the car, this week I ended up added sound deadening. As you you can see there is nothing at all on the door other than a plastic skin A metre of sound deadening later and it’s all covered. Road noise and in particular wind noise has dropped a lot, speakers even sound 10x better. I am going to order more material and line the boot and eventually underneath the carpet / seats. The 6m roll for $129 is easily the same, if not better than the branded “Dynamat” at a fraction of the price. It’s roughly a meter per door or 1.5m if you want to really layer it on (double up on hollow patches). ...yes that’s a picture of two different doors, I forgot to stop and take a photo of the finished front door 😂
  6. 5 points
    Took the old legacy skid racing last weekend IMG_2000 by Aaandy Livingstone, on Flickr IMG_1919 by Aaandy Livingstone, on Flickr
  7. 4 points
    Thought you were going Liam Neeson on us and saying you were going to track them down 😂😂😂 I would help with disposing the body fyi 😉
  8. 4 points
    Redid the BBOD yesterday, think I put everything back in place. ... 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
  9. 3 points
    Stripped the car down for more sound deadening: Added some foam on top of the transmission tunnel too (didn’t photograph it)
  10. 3 points
    So my gf thinks I spend too much time on the car and she gave me an ultimatum... her or the car... at first I was skeptical, I thought I might have needed a bigger sunroof! But she went out without a problem 😏 If you find yourself in the same predicament I think the button is in the same general area, somewhere under the steering column labeled “ejecto seat”
  11. 3 points
    Latest project, get this little beast up and running for a full Windows based carPC setup.
  12. 3 points
    I cant locate the link I used but from memory the things you need to do are. Offset clutch cylinder or cut the stock reservoir down and clamp it back to cylinder. Modified mounting brackets. Longer turbo to intercooler hose. You need to shorten the hose from intercooler, to intake manifold so tmic can fit in between fire wall. Possibly need to run aftermarket bov, or make your own hose to recirc the stock v7 bov. V7 intercooler splitter, you will need to drill new mounting holes to make this fit your bonnet. May need to put some rubber on the gearbox pitch stop mount to stop intercooler from rubbing or rattling on it. I think that's mostly it.
  13. 3 points
    Well so far one upsell has been put forward lol. Apparently my fuel filter is dirty, now what I caught them.out on was that he said it could be changed and he hasn't pulled the pump yet.....
  14. 3 points
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/performance/other/listing-2260819818.htm?rsqid=01cf88ad46944e02ad7a455a23022c2d-001
  15. 3 points
    Good Afternoon sir, the recall has been completed free of charge, however while working on your car we noticed a few things, here is a list of items that NEED addressing ASAP for a million dollars
  16. 3 points
    I still am somewhat tempted but the response of the 7163 is just so hard to look past considering the mid range is my priority area. Aren't you keeping it at this point anyway? Ultimate plan should be to sell me this one and buy @Tony, s big boy EFR
  17. 3 points
    Finally locked my inner Scrooge in a cupboard and went out and bought a new exhaust for the WRX, while I was there I got a bit carried away and bought new coilovers too 😂😂 I was trying to find second hand ones to keep costs down but to be blunt - people are useless!! No one has made much of an effort to try sell theirs. So all I need now is a downpipe + tune, wait for the additional Cusco chassis bracing to arrive and I’m done modifying the car ..maybe
  18. 3 points
    Easy fix fella. As said above make sure 2 faces are clean where the dust sheild goes into housing run screw driver around there also then put light Nickle coat in that grove area. Light amount. Then if you have a propain torch or gas set heat up that edge around exhaust housing. Not alot . All warm to touch is enough. Heat exspands it some put,core on top put bango clamp on let cool. Thats how i do them worked every time was shown how to do that by turbo speacilist years ago. The heat trick on exhaust housing lip is also good for dismantling aswell instead of big hammer bashing it lol
  19. 2 points
    Maybe it’s just the sensor reading better without the burnt oil in the exhaust. Sensor may see oil as fuel since it’s the base from which petrol is made. That or oil blocks the reading of oxygen a bit Engine may be running the same.
  20. 2 points
    Finally got my order from the US to ceramic coat my car, should help keep all the road spray crap off when it rains 👌🏼
  21. 2 points
  22. 2 points
    Picked up a dashcam for the Wagon. Went with the Blackview DR590w. I'm pretty happy with the quality of everything, I haven't looked at any of the footage yet. I'll probably hide the wiring under the dash this weekend.
  23. 2 points
    I doubt that is 22mm, not even the sti has that in the rear, 19mm off the top of my head would sound more accurate. The 22mm whiteline has adjustable preset mounting points which effectively make the bar stiffer or softer depending on which mounting hole you use, if you wanted to futureproof you could go for an adjustable 24mm bar, I think it’s 1mm up or down for a three hole setup. Adjustable endlinks are a must
  24. 2 points
    Headunit will be far better than you think those JVC units are underrated. Speakers and mounting will make the biggest difference. Speaker brand depends on music taste. The more effort on the things below can make $50 speakers sound better than $500 speakers on not installed properly. sound deadening is good and for the price @Omsin got it well worth doing. The noise is resonating bass form the door cavity. Makes a difference to exhaust drone as well. Won’t help you if you have a pitch stop mount that is too hard though. Things to do with install: buy and some jaycar closed cell foam to the outer door skin to stop reflections even if you do doors fully in dynamat like stuff. Speaker cones are thin and sound does also go through them. Newer cars have foam rings around the speakers to seal them to the plastic door trim so no bass leaks where you can’t hear it. Speaker mount maybe as be as big as 6.5” and the newer plastic is sometimes better. Ie 2007 up speakers are in carbon fibre reinforced. Not woven pretty but mixed into the plastic. I cut the factory speakers out and screwed new 6.5” infinity coaxial speakers in. Sounds pretty good but have underwear sub as well now If you dynamat cut strips (or foam) to put between speakers and mounting plates as well to squash down and airtight seal things.
  25. 2 points
    http://www.scoobypedia.co.uk/index.php/Knowledge/STi8IntercoolerOntoMY00Classic Here is the link I went off. I researched it all and purchased all the parts but never got to fitting the set up in the car. This should give you pretty clear instructions.
  26. 2 points
    Conspiracy of the day : what if recalls was just some Made up s*** so dealers could get your car in, rig them to fail sooner than later and upset people while it’s there ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 2 points
    Some faults cause the car to go into sport mode - happened when I had CEL due to a fault with a secondary air pump on my 07 STI. That or they went for a joy ride, I’ve seen some interesting stuff on my dash cam from workshop techs going for a “test drive”. high resistance could be signs of a bad connection, corrosion, loose plug. Shorts are usually very low resistance / blown unit
  28. 2 points
    A catch can setup does not need to be expensive or complicated. It is literally just a container with 2 to 3 inputs and one vent. The important thing is to make sure it is big enough to not overflow quickly and not restrictive, so the engine and heads can actually breather properly.
  29. 2 points
    Took the rear tray off to get to the bottom of the seriously annoying rattles, I’ll upload a video later on. Awesome cost saving measures - more bare metal! After getting foil cuts on most of my fingers (roller hasn’t arrived yet) this is the finished product: Added adhesive foam where plastic was obviously touching metal and sound deadening on key metal points to stop vibration. Being me tho I decided it wasn’t good enough and went a bit further... The plastic bash clips don’t actually sit tightly in most of the trim pieces and the plugs which clip in on the tray rattle like f$ck so I hot glued them all in place and added a bit of sound deadening to the pillar trims to help absorb excess vibration. Tray now sits nice and tight, doesn’t wobble, doesn’t creak or rattle... well done Subaru, you’ve shown just how lazy you are when it comes to finishing off cars
  30. 2 points
    So, done another batch of Type RA roof Latches. They’ve come out absolutely phenomenal, and am really happy with them. Added the spring that the factory one retains as well, so you can run the latch looser without it flopping around haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  31. 2 points
    Hi all, Here's a link to various FSM's I had been asked for from a forum member. ***Disclaimer*** These aren't my work and aren't all from Subaru either. Some of these are re-posts of info made by other members from this site. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1-vgCUJF91RRrq_tmuh2KcB-VqrDmt3Rn Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  32. 2 points
    Well, so far I’m replaced the top shell of the steering column but while I was at the wrecker I got a new steering wheel since mine was ripped and that’s installed too. Just have to put the bottom bit on and the rain guard tomorrow.
  33. 2 points
    Took my car to Winger Hamilton on wednesday and got it back the same day for the Recall work done. No issies and no up sells either so im pretty happy. I did ask them for a breakdown of the work they did(for my records) but havent got that yet
  34. 2 points
    Usually jap imports are Km/L and NZ new are L/100Km If you're committed to cautious, smooth driving they can be efficient but most people just mash the noise maker and still go everywhere slowly but do so whilst using twice as much fuel as they could be using.
  35. 2 points
  36. 2 points
    Some meters actually show km p/ L instead of L p/km my ex gf had a 2L legacy NA manual which was usually very efficient AND extremely slow 😛
  37. 2 points
    I have a 2011 WRX 2.5L and with a mix of driving I have 10.2L p/100km. That’s with enjoying the car but also driving / shifting conservatively. a 6 speed would save you more gas if you do open road driving. My 5 speed sits at 3k rpm at 100, a 6 speed sti would sit just above 2k rpm for example. best I’ve seen is 8.9L p/100km cruising on the motorway Auckland to Hamilton. I have an aftermarket air intake, top mount and tune for 98 gas - FYI Reset your trip meter after every fill up to keep an accurate average. tips: keep a good tyre pressure, shift before boost, roll power on for passing, let your car roll when you can when you know you need to stop / turn (on the open road you can cover a fair bit of ground at idle) - braking is wasting energy.
  38. 2 points
    Poor Ol Sf5! she needs some love!
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    You can send it to Mattchanics if you like. They build Subaru engines all day. www.mattchanics.com info@mattchanics.co.nz
  41. 2 points
    @Kamloarne we're not sure why you reported your comment instead of 'replying' to the thread with it
  42. 2 points
    Reckon a task like that has @Niran written all over it. Just skip the holiday for the Mrs and get a second equally sized turbo. You've already got the EFR part of the test sorted
  43. 2 points
    The efr have that titanium based wheel and billet compressor. That must add cost
  44. 2 points
    Take photos, lots of photos of your dash and pillar trim prior, just to be safe.
  45. 2 points
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  46. 2 points
    Moderator hat on ⚗️ Split & created your own 05 Blitzen thread in the Legacy Section (some good info here) as I dont think we've seen some of these on the forums before (new model buyers are slow to catch on / Facebook clubs seem to be 'winning') again welcome to the forums & thanks for your contribution! Your $$ help keep this place alive & information like this available hopefully for years to come!
  47. 2 points
    Hi guys this my new toy dont know much about subaru but enjoy driving this from Nelson defenatly keen to pick the brains of those in the know , ive been on this site for 5 hours or so and have learnt heaps already so cheers for the site ,
  48. 2 points
    When I did it, I actually just used the cheapo yellow of that came with my SCA polisher for the polishing steps . When I redo it I’ll use the eBay polishing pads of varying strength for different steps. For wax steps I used cheap SCA black pad. I’m a noob too and followed same online tutorials, found the megiuars vids to be quite helpful though it helps I guess that I’ve done it all by hand in the past on previous cars (multi day process by hand!) Done some write up in my thread of my experiences if interested but as a one line summary : the Meguiars stuff with the super cheap stuff is very easy to use, doesn’t break the bank and gives great results if you put in the time to do it right Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  49. 2 points
    I pulled apart the rear floor to try and find a tow bar wiring harness but JDM Legacys dont have them so looks like i will have to splice into the factory wiring(which i hate doing even though i do it work all time) Scored me a Tow Bar for my BP5 from Subwrecks so going to try and fit it soon
  50. 2 points
    My 04 XT WR-Limited. This pic was taken about a month before the motor lunched itself, its currently parked in my driveway in a puddle of its own disgrace