Guest keltik

What have you done to your car today?

Recommended Posts

Finally now that I’m home with all the garage gear and driveway space I can clean parts of the car that have been neglected.

Today was the wheels lights and exhaust.

Wheels had curbing thanks to my wife so thought I’d try and sand the outer lip and see how that looks came up sweet and will keep me happy till the tyres need to be replaced b69189c2bb3802ffe53252b35d3f7e51.jpg
237bea5a9e894eaa6ac5f4179f4aa21f.jpg

Exhaust was an easy clean with some metal polish and bit of arm muscle2b421b81b46c151d47b441212a764a20.jpg2209334a359b76de932abac8a55073aa.jpg

Headlights were super nasty yellow from
Being outside at Wellington airport for almost 8 months. Used rainx kit that including a sealant to hopefully make it last longer. Will see if it really works fc71876d49408c1025c2e2b574017ddb.jpga83497e2a02215749904f77127a0e708.jpg4b09f331e1f25508f25ef49913de64c1.jpg

Tomorrow’s job is wash and wax and and clean the inside. Once I paid the duty for the whiteline gear that will be installed as well.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spent ages detailing the skyline, in and out gettin it clean as for whoever the new owner ends up being (still for sale btw). No pics cos its not a subie

 

  • Like 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Flashed TCU with a xHP flasher and Stage 2 map, might as well give Stage 3 a try at some stage as it only takes a minute to flash a new map. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Got a Subaru box from partsouq for it. 

Because when I saw @JordanfromNZ yesterday he pointed out, yes I’m posting during work time 🤫

Edited by Gripless

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Gripless said:

Got a Subaru box from partsouq for it. 

Because when I saw @JordanfromNZ yesterday he pointed out, yes I’m posting during work time 🤫

 

As am I lol. 

 

You bought a gearbox off partsouq? 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No just a box full of rebuild gaskets and seals. 

 

I am looking at a rebuild kit for the gearbox though. Already on the second one in the car. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, Gripless said:

Already on the second one in the car. 

 

Pssssh Catch up mayte. I'm on my Fourth Gearbox and third motor and third fuel system revision 😂 Fourth Motor incoming as I need to get the numbers the same obviously.

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, Dairusire said:

 

Pssssh Catch up mayte. I'm on my Fourth Gearbox and third motor and third fuel system revision 😂 Fourth Motor incoming as I need to get the numbers the same obviously.

I feel my car maybe younger than yours so it has a little growing to do. 

 

I’ve ordered a new motor so that would be 2nd motor but counting the previous rebuild 3rd. And technically that one is rebuilt from another so we’ll go 4th motor build. 

 

Sadly by your logic I now need to expect  another 2 gearboxes to get ordered.  

I was planning a 3rd to fit new bearings as an excuse to do the front LSD. 

 

Does it count if I get it rebuilt then stripped and rebuilt again before it goes on the car?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, Gripless said:

I feel my car maybe younger than yours so it has a little growing to do. 

 

I’ve ordered a new motor so that would be 2nd motor but counting the previous rebuild 3rd. And technically that one is rebuilt from another so we’ll go 4th motor build. 

 

Sadly by your logic I now need to expect  another 2 gearboxes to get ordered.  

I was planning a 3rd to fit new bearings as an excuse to do the front LSD. 

 

Does it count if I get it rebuilt then stripped and rebuilt again before it goes on the car?

 

It's a terrible fate that beholds us Subaru owners. I believe in you though, smash those next 2 gearboxes! 

 

Also, yes it does count. My first box (5 speed) I stripped 3rd and 4th, put in a second hand wrecker box that was noisy as hell while the 1st got rebuilt and then put in as the third box. The third box then got replaced by my now current s204/V10 STi (same part number... So lets claim it anyway!) 6 speed box. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Dairusire said:

 

It's a terrible fate that beholds us Subaru owners.

speak for yourself, you're a freak of nature mate

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dropped the wrx off at the mechanics for a full twin scroll conversion today... didn't quite go to plan due to the new oil pressure/temp sensor I installed not having a matching thread to the port I stuck it in, and forgot to check... the smell and clouds of smoke let me know though. Managed to turn around and get home before catching fire though.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Loren said:

I dropped the wrx off at the mechanics for a full twin scroll conversion today... didn't quite go to plan due to the new oil pressure/temp sensor I installed not having a matching thread to the port I stuck it in, and forgot to check... the smell and clouds of smoke let me know though. Managed to turn around and get home before catching fire though.

 

Obviously not enough silicone used. Rookie mistake. haha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Picked up some far less angry Group N engine mounts to try. The Kein ones are progressively getting better but still kind of annoying.

The GN ones will be a good test set since The Kein and sloppy worn factory ones really are on the opposite ends of the scale. Currently I've been comparing the Kein harshness to rubbish factory ones without any idea how harsh the midground ones are so opinions may change.

 

33662755478_8bd9f89c96_b.jpg

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Someone reversed into my wagon while I was sitting in it 😑. Looks like it messed up the number plate, bent the bonnet latch support and put a medium scratch on the bumper.

The condenser and radiator are both still sealed thankfully. I’ll pull the bumper off an take a closer look this weekend.

 

Only minor damage but still pretty lame for a Friday arvo...

  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, IZichard said:

Someone reversed into my wagon while I was sitting in it 😑. Looks like it messed up the number plate, bent the bonnet latch support and put a medium scratch on the bumper.

The condenser and radiator are both still sealed thankfully. I’ll pull the bumper off an take a closer look this weekend.

 

Only minor damage but still pretty lame for a Friday arvo...

 

At least you were there to catch them in the act. Nothing worse than coming back to nice new dents without any form of contact from the muppet

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, Andy_Mac said:

 

At least you were there to catch them in the act. Nothing worse than coming back to nice new dents without any form of contact from the muppet

 

Yeah that would have sucked. The guy was very apologetic, said he liked the car and felt terrible. It was outside my work and he works next door so I doubt he would have done a runner.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ve just about got everything together to install the 20g. Injectors, turbo inlet and injectors on the shelf. Ordered a pitch stop, engine mounts, fuel pump, catch can and replacement coolant hoses. Only thing left to order is the front mount but I’m still weighing my options there.

On 5/04/2019 at 3:57 PM, Andy_Mac said:

Picked up some far less angry Group N engine mounts to try. The Kein ones are progressively getting better but still kind of annoying.

The GN ones will be a good test set since The Kein and sloppy worn factory ones really are on the opposite ends of the scale. Currently I've been comparing the Kein harshness to rubbish factory ones without any idea how harsh the midground ones are so opinions may change.

 

33662755478_8bd9f89c96_b.jpg

 

 

 

Hows the install? I’ve ordered the full Cusco set including the trans mount. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Abomb said:

I’ve just about got everything together to install the 20g. Injectors, turbo inlet and injectors on the shelf. Ordered a pitch stop, engine mounts, fuel pump, catch can and replacement coolant hoses. Only thing left to order is the front mount but I’m still weighing my options there.

 

 

Hows the install? I’ve ordered the full Cusco set including the trans mount. 

 

Not too bad really. Need to remove the headers if using factory twinscroll ones but may get away with leaving them for single if you're lucky. 

 

Trans mount is super easy and shouldn't cause any issues. Interested to hear how the Cusco stuff compares to Kein for noise and vibrations

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, Andy_Mac said:

 

Not too bad really. Need to remove the headers if using factory twinscroll ones but may get away with leaving them for single if you're lucky. 

 

Trans mount is super easy and shouldn't cause any issues. Interested to hear how the Cusco stuff compares to Kein for noise and vibrations

 

 

Headers will be off anyways, I’m planning on doing all the mounts at the same time I install the nzkw uelh and turbo. Also haven’t had upgraded engine mounts before so it’ll be comparison to stock. So lots of vibration im

sure. After the turbo and various parts get installed the next big thing will end up being pretty much the entire white line suspension bushing upgrade for diffs and the like. 

 

also, when I do that I’ll have a standard set of sti headers with external gate flange and grimmspeed cross pipe up for sale. 

Edited by Abomb
Added some stuff
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Curbed a wheel from a perfect set I’ve had for like, 8 years. Feelsbad.jpg 

 

Pulled some speakers from the Gf8 to measure and see if my other ones will fit, just need some spacers, got my front right speaker going again, and found my 200gig folder worth of music. Never been one for ICE, but it looks like this thing is getting some Doof Doof 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tried to use my mx5 like a subaru. Didnt go very well but it was a lot of fun.

 

56616320-651831111937683-240515525023629
56407482-651831011937693-376008176699231

  • Like 6
  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, AdamOst said:

Tried to use my mx5 like a subaru. Didnt go very well but it was a lot of fun.

 

 

Come on, there is no reason why an MX5 could not whoop a WRX's behind at an autox... it's entirely dependent on the layout and the hair dresser behind the wheel.

Edited by Loren
  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

in terms of outright handling, mx5 walks all over any wrx/sti.

checkout lists of best handling cars and you'll find them full of 2wd cars like the mx5, or even fwd !

 

😄

Edited by newsuba

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
in terms of outright handling, mx5 walks all over any wrx/sti.
checkout lists of best handling cars and you'll find them full of 2wd cars like the mx5, or even fwd !
 


Even a Honda Civic beats sti around track these days :(


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.