IZichard

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    2000 GGB STi Wagon
    1999 GC8 WRX
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  1. Welcome to the forum! Is it a bugeye? I’ve heard of unmodified bugeye wrxs comfortably doing 300k it really depends on the previous owners. If it is warmed up, run on the correct fuel, serviced regularly and not thrashed at every traffic light the ej205 turbo is reliable. There are a few small maintainable items that Subaru’s require over time but they really don’t ‘break down’ often in stock form. (Rocker cover gaskets, timing belts etc) If there are signs it has been previously modified poorly, (ie. boost tap, podfilter) then I would steer clear. If like you said the previous owners had it for 4 and 5 years and they have service history then I would say it is a fairly safe buy. Always worth getting it checked over by a Subaru specialist mechanic before buying if you don’t know what to look for yourself. Good luck!
  2. I’ve also considered getting one. Just to defrost the car in winter without having to go outside. Also means you can have the car warming up in the driveway without the risk of someone getting in and driving away with it.
  3. There aren’t many new Subaru owners on this forum unfortunately, so I doubt you will find anyone who has. You are probably best taking it back to the dealer since it will most likely be under warranty for that type of issue. If if you want to investigate yourself then I would start by checking the fuses if it shows no sign of getting power. Best of luck with it
  4. https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/108815051/gone-in-60-seconds-gang-of-car-thieves-steal-classic-cars?cid=facebook.ad Looks like this vehicle was found recently, was also being used to commit other crimes. 😒
  5. I swear I saw you rip a cheeky handbrake on turn in at one point!
  6. Do you have the sheet with all the times from the grasskhana @Joker? I’m curious what the times from individual runs turned out to be. Also to add to Jokers previous post... Cam won the Grasskhana and the Kelford Cams voucher. And I came 3rd (or maybe second?) and scored a whiteline voucher 😁
  7. Here is a link to an small album I made to show the difference in quality between GMB and genuine subaru water pumps. The impeller design is less efficient on the GMB and the overall casting quality is much worse. I alway go with genuine timing gear. https://imgur.com/a/RQFuIu2
  8. It is called an Anti Lift Kit for a reason 😉 Edit: “Whiteline Anti Lift Kits are primarily designed to improve traction and cornering grip under power. By increasing static caster and improving front end geometry the new alloy mounts coupled with low compliance synthetic elastomer bushings serve to dramatically sharpen initial turn-in response and reduce understeer.”
  9. In the kit there is supposed to be a series of spacers that moves that U brace down and allows clearance. Maybe you were given the kit for a GC/GF that wouldn’t include the spacers. You can see one of the spacers on the left of this picture, there are supposed to be 6 or 8 in total.
  10. The torque spec for the big nut is fairly high iirc. Should say in the ALK box what the recommended torque is. If you have a helper available you should get them to bounce the car while you listen underneath. Then at least you can be sure which point is the source of the noise.
  11. You should only need to do the front bush if you already did the ALK. Drive the car up onto some blocks, crack the two front bolts loose. Then bounce the front of the car up and down a couple times and re-tighten, should be sweet.
  12. Did you tighten the lower control arm bolts when the car was at normal ride height? If you didn't I would say that the small front bush in the LCA is likely the cause of the squeak. If you torque it while the wheels are hanging the bush will be under tension when LCA moves back to ride height.
  13. I was mainly just using the Wadsworth constant. I didn't get a short shifter or anything, just the harder shift linkage bushes to replace my very worn out bushes.
  14. I purchased one that had been welded just with a couple of tacks on the swing arm at the top. That one was easily saved. When it has been welded around the flapper at the bottom I personally don’t think it could be removed easily. You would probably be better off getting an unmodified turbo.
  15. I saw they were at maccas and skipped the first 4 minutes yet I still left with the same feeling haha. I am also on the hunt for a short shifter for the 6-speed that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. I purchased some shift bushes from Corgiwerx recently, I haven’t put the gearbox back in yet to try them out but the guy is super helpful and easy to deal with.