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  • Drives :
    2015 Mazda 6 GSX wagon 2.5
    2002 Legacy S401 STI (sold - to a good friend)
    *motorbike to be added*
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    Anything outdoors!
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    Greater Auckland
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    Machinery Operator/Truckie

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  1. Cheers for that. Quick Google myself earlier today yielded that. The articles I found said to use a SPDT Relay - is that the same as a Change-over? You use 87A - that's what the articles I found said to do. Definitely tackling this next week - cos then my car is done, till I put the 19"s on it, once my 17"s have worn out!
  2. I'm dumb, and can't be bothered wracking my brain on how to do so myself. How did you do this?! My plan is to stop power to the ACC switch power some how (with a relay), so they turn off with the park lights
  3. I use Imgur for my images. You want a link with the file type (e.g: ".jpg") at the end. Then use Insert image from URL, and there ya go!
  4. Fiat Group owns the Chrysler Group. Heh, the Alfa Giulia platform is supposed to be used for Dodge's next gen Charger... I don't think so lol. Speaking of this - I'm waiting for my mates to stick some washers on the flange between my rear muffler and the exhaust, to make my car sound like poop.
  5. Flywheel, Clutch plate/disc, I'd imagine clutch fork and pin, throw out bearing, slave and master cylinders (might not be needed, but good to do anyway), and I'm not sure about the starter? Someone here will be able to confirm that. Tail shaft, rear diff, rear half shafts, front half shafts, cross member(s) for the trans. Definitely will need the shifter linkage too. I used to own a S401, and that had the shifter linkage from a V7 WRX STI in it - so that's probably the way to go. I'd highly advise getting the Raceseng R-Lock reverse lockout to replace the factory plastic one while you're there too - won't rattle, and a much nicer piece being alloy! And also new shifter bushings too - preferably Delrin POM-C ones in my opinion. Some of this stuff you may not need, due to Subaru's having heaps of interchangeable parts - why they're great! But as stated about, multiple threads about this conversion. Probably the best way to get a 6 speed box is to see if you can get first dibs on a BL/BP Legacy with the EZ30 and a 6 speed in a wreckers - especially a Pick-A-Part, as they charge a flat fee for a transmission.
  6. I'll always go for the manual rental car... That way if the "upgrade" is into a car that's not (probably a CVT), you can bargin your way up. I will say that modern cars with electronic power steering are over assisted. I liked how light the steering was in my 02 Legacy - not too light, but not so heavy you needed some sort of effort. It was very Goldilocks like. Will admit the steering in my Mazda ain't bad for what it is though - more expensive cars do it better, but Mazda are the pick of the bunch for the mid-tier Japanese cars in my opinion.
  7. I know. Reason I said that is for length of life for the clutch.
  8. Went to the Waikato Field Days over the weekend. Did the normal thing of drooling over tractors that you can't afford, and don't need. Will say that at the Toyota/Lexus booth, they had a rather nicely spec'ed out LC500. Blue/chesnut interior with cream leather. Such wicked cars! And that Yamaha V8 Also spent about $3000 on Milwaukee tools. Will post the haul once it all arrives.
  9. Modern diesels these days are pretty impressive. Mazda push some surprising numbers from their 2.2 diesel (140kW and 450Nm). Doesn't meet Euro VI (only Euro V) emissions though - sobanoodle's BMW probably does.
  10. I know I need to show my face again at a meet sometime. Probably when things have settled down for me though
  11. Whenever you're changing HID bulbs, throw the one from the side that's working in the other side, to confirm that it's not the Ballast that's gone. So if it works, it's only a bulb, which is a few hundred $$$$ cheaper than a Ballast. Also, if you've got a BE/BH, the HID bulbs in those are D2Rs. Later Subaru's are D2S, which I think is due to the Projector low beam.
  12. Hmmmm. Are you doing them with the belt on the cambelt system? If so, get someone in the car, and stick the car in top gear with their foot on the brake (or jam a pry bar on the flex plate for an auto), and then have a go. If they've used red loctite, well, you're probably screwed. I'd use blue mid-strength if anything myself.
  13. I've driven my Dad's 2016 Mazda 6 Limited (GL chassis, not GJ) quite a fair bit, and it's brilliant in that! Had the chance to test drive a new Mazda 3 today (top spec one...until the Sky-Activ X engine comes out early 2020), and it can do stop start traffic with the radar cruise! Like, do I even need to drive anymore!?! Ffs's it makes driving too easy
  14. Then you discover Radar Cruise Control...it makes you lazy - honestly!