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  1. Police stopped the car driving through Henderson last night, two arrests, limp wristed charges placed, and one smashed up ignition... Got to wait for insurance to assess the damage now :(
  2. Winger pricing is good on cambelt kits, bought one recently, can't remember the exact price though sorry! $580 maybe? All tensioners and idlers.
  3. Zero security features from factory, JDM import. I guess NZ would be different, UK HAS to be immobilised from factory from 1998 onwards. I bought it thinking it would naturally be covered, found out it wasn't, and it's been on the to do list for a while now! But yeah, too late.
  4. pretty sure you pay the excess on thefts
  5. Following on from a post in the Stolen section: What would it be like replacing the ignition barrel and door lock if required? (guessing that is how they got in) I'm looking at a high insurance excess if it is recovered, so could do the work myself. Guess a supplier like Strongs can supply a matching set of locks, but any guesses what they would charge for these? And already know there is no immobiliser, so no computer to code to the keys either? But if the bodywork is messed with then it'll have to be bodyshop+insurance to fix...
  6. Long shot, and jumping the gun here.. But what would it be like replacing the ignition barrel and door lock if required? (guessing that is how they got in) I'm looking at a high insurance excess if it is recovered, so could do the work myself. Guess a supplier like Strongs can supply a matching set of locks, but any guesses what they would charge for these? And already know there is no immobiliser, so no computer to code to the keys either?
  7. No, nothing. Completely standard car, very unremarkable, but it was mine!
  8. Had it stolen, which sucks! Thread in the stolen section, HMF296, Grey 2006 wagon, Hobsonville Auckland.
  9. MY 2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon - Grey- was stolen from Hastings Street in Hobsonville, Auckland last night. Totally standard, nothing to make it stand out. Sucks as I had filled the tank the day before using cheap Thursdays at Gull... And just got it back from panelbeaters, and done the timing belt at Christmas, and loved the little thing! HMF296
  10. Got it from the dealer for $60 in the end, don't think that is too much more that Repco/Supercheap factoring in it is a genuine part with all the extra clips and circlip required etc. Need to get going with BNT and the likes of those guys, but considering I picked it up from Subaru Saturday morning and it is already fitted by myself (working around this weather!) I'm happy to have gotten it fixed quick. Didn't want to keep driving on it and risk longer term damage being done. And yeah, was just the inner so followed the vid, and no need to mess with axle nuts etc.
  11. Just looking under the bonnet prepping for a timing belt change, and saw a lot of dark grease on the drivers side... https://imgur.com/a/JrUZWSG So boot is split, must have only been like that for a few days so have caught it early and no noise yet. So best option? Dealer say $70 for the boot kit, Repco says have axles for $240-260 Think just changing the boot will be ok, but looking for advice on what would be the normal 'go to' fox for you guys? This guy makes it look easy, I don't have an impact though, so is standing on the brakes enough to undo the hub nut using a large breaker bar? https://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/replace-rebuild-torn-cv-boot-and-axle-108975.html This guy makes it look even easier! Bit of debate on if taking the ball joint out is easy or not, my car isn't rusty, so think it should be ok, that or move the whole strut around. Cheers! All this right before the holidays too...
  12. Thanks all, got around to phoning the dealer and they do the prices on trade special for all, so cambelt kit is $345+GST and waterpump with thermostat/gasket etc is $109+GST Not worth anything else at that price!
  13. Looking for timing belt stuff on Partsouq, but for my EJ203 in an 06 BP5 2.0 NA they don't come up with anything for a waterpump or for a cambelt, either as just the belt or a 'kit' Can get the other idlers and tensioners though. Any ideas, am I looking in the wrong place? Thanks! Partmaster have this one from GMB which looks ok: https://www.partmaster.co.nz/water-pump-subaru-ej-el-1-pipe-offset-flange-19215?returnurl=%2fproductlist%2fvehicleparts%3fregistrationnumber%3dhmf296%26variantid%3d9878%26make%3dsubaru%26model%3dlegacy%26year%3d2006%26enginesize%3d2000%26fueltype%3dpetrol%26chassisno%3dbp5-107844%26sort%3dprice_desc%26itemcategorycode%3dautomotive%2bcooling
  14. Awesome! Cool, will give it a go then. Read about the boxer engine with gaskets being submerged for long periods (permanently really) so was interesting to read up on, how the additives and inhibitors are more important in these engines.
  15. Have read that Subarus are fussy over coolant, but unsure if this is just newest models, what would you think about using Penrite Green Premix in a 2006 Legacy 2.0 NA??? https://www.repco.co.nz/en/oils-fluids/engine-oils-fluids/coolant/penrite-350-000km-green-coolant-premix-5l/p/A1270794 Doing the timing belt so a good chance to drain and flush and not touch it for another 100,000km Or does it have to be Blue/Red/Unicorn piss or something specific?