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About Westy177

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  • Birthday 17/02/97

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  • Drives :
    -98' RS-B Sedan (forged, Single turbo)- Own
    -91' Legacy AWD Brighton- Sold
    -90' Legacy GT Series 1 Turbo -Own
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  1. Thats appalling!!! I work with panel shops as a auto glazier and the attitude some of them has is disgusting. Get your insurance to kick there arse thats bloody slack.
  2. 4 new tires on the rs and service 😁
  3. got this old beast running again!
  4. Finished putting my bf5 manifold back together soldered on new tps and water temp plugs as old ones exploded from being brittle. had the day off so ran around hamilton grabbing all nessasary gaskets and hoses to get this project out the door. also painted the ac bracket and the factory heatshield vht high heat black.
  5. So up until recently my daily driver was a 1991 BF5 legacy brighton, she was a sohc na automatic slow as hell and not the most inspiring drivers car however it was a bloody good car. I made a stupid decision and bought a honda god forbid integra vtec it was full of issues and a bit of a stuff up on my part not a good buy. Shortly after I sold the wagon, from the moment it drove off I regretted the decision, from the point I vowed to own a turbo model off the same car I had before. After whinging on facebook about missing my beloved wagon a friend of mine messaged me about a Series 1 (big plus for me) Gt he had that needed a new home, it was cheap and very tidy drawback being no wof no reg auto and something off with the engine a misfire, lack of power. Unlike the integra this was a car I was determined to have so i got it for a nice deal arrived at my house with a v3 sti gearbox in the boot and all the bits I'd need to manual it. So it was looking to be a manual conversion and diagnose the engine project, I mucked around with changing spark plugs etc as it had 1.1 gap plugs in it haha. The engine was not looking to e running any better I got told its likely a burnt exhaust valve. Immediately I pulled the engine and started the manual conversion. Engine was sent away to be fixed the burnt exhaust valve theory was 100% correct and the only issue the shortblock is perfect even after 207,000ks. V3 wrx heads were fitted as an upgrade over the dated GT HLA heads. While then engine was away I cracked on with the manual bits, cluster swap to manual, auto box removed driveshaft and all related bits. Manual box back in manual gt driveshaft, pedalboxes and clutch cylinders. As it sits manual swap stuff is 90% done and the engine just needs some gaskets and misc replacement parts. Unfortunately I didn't take much photos during this and I also formatted my phone so lost alot of photos. But I do have some for now I will just post photos showcasing the car, I will upload more over the next couple days as I finish it up. The main goal of this project is to build my perfect daily drive a subaru wagon with power but stock reliability while preserving the immaculate factory car that it is. Loud exhaust is a must for me so the factory nana pipe is getting binned but aside from that stocko. been sitting a while but bone stock unmolested engine bay! Gt and the banana RS lurking in the background gt and the flatmates R33 pristine interior Aesthetic shot of the series 1 garnish thats all for now more to come in the coming week.
  6. my logic, i change mine 500-1000ks but ive only done 2100ks on the engine so ill switch to synthetic next oil change as rings have set.
  7. I run 10w40 penrite mineral 5l on my forged rs, change it every 1000ks lmao because it gets absoutely thrashed the rare occasion it leaves the shed. plus when you drop 10k+ into a car you get paranoid.
  8. I've had a 1kz surf turn his lights off to pass me on the cambridge expressway. im no saint though because then i started playing with him rolling into boost in 5th haha. on the most part my legacy glides miles below the radar police and other modified car owners alike.
  9. 1000km run in oil,filter and coolant change. get to properly drive my car now 😁 http://i.imgur.com/R43Jj7z.jpg
  10. 98' RSB Single Turbo, Forged 1991 Brighton AWD done less than 120,000ks pretty rare sight on the old bc/bf shape
  11. Banana boat in kanji bit of a inside joke with my old tech mates haha Edit: No CS logo my bad haha
  12. BananaBoatRSB
  13. I'll do that right now
  14. 1998 BD5 ej20r RS-B Battery Idle test: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f75/how-idle-re-learn-after-battery-disconnect-154161/ Of course double checked them, first time it threw 44 a wire had disconnected but now they are soldered in tightly. 9-10psi I had it in test mode and the code was pulsing ( if that's what you meant) I've left the car with the battery disconnected overnight. My only lead is that the '75' ecu I'm using want's a 3 port solenoid if that's an actual error.
  15. Ive just finished my single turbo conversion. When I started it up for the first time the first CEL it threw at me was 24 and 44. I fixed 24 with the 'battery idle test' And 44 was caused by a ecu wire popping out of its crimp, so i soldered it back up. Started the car up and no cel greatest feeling of my life no joke , drove around for hours open downpipe great fun I decided to go out later on started her up and cel again this time it was just 44. I changed the boost control solenoid with the primary turbo guard one to see if the BBoD one was faulty. Put more solder on the joins, started her up again and 44 again. Reset the ecu 44 again. I'm at a loss I have no idea how to solve this, surely I'm not the only one with this issue? 0 +-