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I bought the wrong silver. They sure weren't kidding when they printed "Bright Aluminium" on the can, thank goodness for the sandy finish (primer, deliberate).

 

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Sold the Volks that was on my car was hoping to put it on the trusty daily Honda but funds were tight. Long awaited rims and tyres have finally arrived after much wait. Fitment is on point rubs at the front but nothing a tiny bit of camber plus fender rolling won't fix.

 

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Mucked around with some white balance in the camera after a polish.

 

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Ordered Spec C water pump from partsourq for rebuild..

# 21111AA250 us$103..:)

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Worked out I can turn off the engine without turning off accessory power with keyless ignition.
Apply parking brake, hit Start/Stop button, then move gear selector to park.

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4 hours ago, pedro said:

Ordered Spec C water pump from partsourq for rebuild..

# 21111AA250 us$103..:)

Or order a waterpump kit locally. Pump, gasket, thermostat and o-ring for NZ $99 plus gst.....

1 hour ago, 1randomkiwi said:

Worked out I can turn off the engine without turning off accessory power with keyless ignition.
Apply parking brake, hit Start/Stop button, then move gear selector to park.

Hitting start/stop button while in neutral will shut off engine but leave accessory on.

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I discovered why the non recaro said in the WRX and sti suck for lumbar support.

 

When disassembling the seats I found both had only one side of the springs wired to the frame at the bottom. On both seats the airbag/outer side had the wire attach to the spring webbing cut off. Both seats in the exact same place and the original plastic was still intact so it's been like that from factory. The lateral supports are also hollow too.

 

i added the extra padding the the sides and made a new wire clip to join it back up. On the drivers I added a small foam pad between the original foam and the springs. So much better now.

 

ps if you do this you need very little foam to make a difference,

para rubber has mixed foam sheets for under $9 that are 35x35x5cm and a single sheet will do both seats and have some left over. actually the thinner 25mm sheet would have been easier.

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4 hours ago, boostin said:

Or order a waterpump kit locally. Pump, gasket, thermostat and o-ring for NZ $99 plus gst.....

 

 

Yeah thought about that as I will end up paying twice that..

Genuine parts though..

Plus I get a kick out of buying and tracking and waiting and opening box..

And hoping it gets here before trump starts a noooclear war..

 

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Yeah thought about that as I will end up paying twice that..
Genuine parts though..
Plus I get a kick out of buying and tracking and waiting and opening box..
And hoping it gets here before trump starts a noooclear war..
 
But... You can get the genuine cast pumps for that price too? Here?

But different strokes for different folks

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9 hours ago, 1randomkiwi said:

Worked out I can turn off the engine without turning off accessory power with keyless ignition.
Apply parking brake, hit Start/Stop button, then move gear selector to park.

 

Somewhat related, going from driving a keyless manual to a keyed auto makes me do this all the time:

  1. Come to a stop
  2. Shift to Neutral
  3. Apply parking brake
  4. Release foot brake
  5. Forget Park exists
  6. Engine off
  7. Why the hell can't I get the key out of the barrel oh wait it's still in Neutral
  8. Why the hell can't I shift to Park oh wait the car's not powered on
  9. Turn key to on again
  10. Shift to Park
  11. Turn key to off again

1-4 are habits from before driving manual (stops the weight of the car loading up the transmission's parking pawl), 5 is caused by driving manual.

 

I think 9 is a Gen 5 specific thing.

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44 minutes ago, Zenki said:

 

Somewhat related, going from driving a keyless manual to a keyed auto makes me do this all the time:

  1. Come to a stop
  2. Shift to Neutral
  3. Apply parking brake
  4. Release foot brake
  5. Forget Park exists
  6. Engine off
  7. Why the hell can't I get the key out of the barrel oh wait it's still in Neutral
  8. Why the hell can't I shift to Park oh wait the car's not powered on
  9. Turn key to on again
  10. Shift to Park
  11. Turn key to off again

1-4 are habits from before driving manual (stops the weight of the car loading up the transmission's parking pawl), 5 is caused by driving manual.

 

I think 9 is a Gen 5 specific thing.


I'm pretty sure I can shift from D, N or R to Park if the car is off.

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6 hours ago, pedro said:

 

Yeah thought about that as I will end up paying twice that..

Genuine parts though..

Plus I get a kick out of buying and tracking and waiting and opening box..

And hoping it gets here before trump starts a noooclear war..

 

That IS genuine Subaru prices.....

 

For years now, cam belt kits are $345 plus or $395 plus, depending on the kit, and waterpump kits are $99 plus. 

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Interesting..I will go to Palmfeild Motors and get a price for #21111AA250 on monday and report back..

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12 hours ago, boostin said:

That IS genuine Subaru prices.....

 

For years now, cam belt kits are $345 plus or $395 plus, depending on the kit, and waterpump kits are $99 plus. 

 

Armstrong quoted me $585 plus and $180 plus just last week.

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Replaced diff oil and engine oil. Clutch and tune in 1.5 weeks 9_9

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1 hour ago, Loren said:

 

Armstrong quoted me $585 plus and $180 plus just last week.

That is the retail price, boostin is talking about the trade price.

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3 hours ago, IZichard said:

That is the retail price, boostin is talking about the trade price.

 

@boostin is there a stipulated list or do some dealers run more margin on cost?

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6 hours ago, IZichard said:

That is the retail price, boostin is talking about the trade price.

Ask for trade and say you work at some random garage.

2 hours ago, evowrx said:

 

@boostin is there a stipulated list or do some dealers run more margin on cost?

I thought there was a list, but I guess there's nothing stopping dealers charging more.

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Took the legacy out to SAS this morning to talk about a tune, he can tune it, but he needs the definition files...  Anyone have any for a bh/be? Long shot I know

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12 minutes ago, thewabbit1 said:

Took the legacy out to SAS this morning to talk about a tune, he can tune it, but he needs the definition files...  Anyone have any for a bh/be? Long shot I know

@Marky is your man. 

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1 hour ago, thewabbit1 said:

Took the legacy out to SAS this morning to talk about a tune, he can tune it, but he needs the definition files...  Anyone have any for a bh/be? Long shot I know

 

@A_J_T

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10 hours ago, thewabbit1 said:

Took the legacy out to SAS this morning to talk about a tune, he can tune it, but he needs the definition files...  Anyone have any for a bh/be? Long shot I know

 

These might come in handy... https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bocuh183lyv2rwy/AACUqbVOdiBW7Rtw0sdtALGDa?dl=0 Downloaded them from below ages ago. Seems links are dead now. 

 

 

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Standard dirty old cabin filter for new one today.

Love the fact it is so easy to do! 

 

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