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1randomkiwi last won the day on June 7

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    2002 Subaru Legacy BHE EZ30 Wagon
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  1. Picked up a Sump Guard for the Forester, with some help from @Kiwi_Fozzeremoved a snapped bolt that was in the way... only to find that it had been cross threaded to hell by the previous owner... Now to grab a thread repair kit...
  2. I went to Supercheap Auto and had them price match a price on a Century battery from Super Start Batteries (they do free freight and way cheaper prices) but I need it that day.
  3. Still a WIP but hoping to pick this up this week
  4. Well... since I've been without my own car for >2 months, I started looking at Foresters for some softroad adventures... I am now the owner of a NZ New SH XT
  5. Pretty common issue with the power steering pumps on the Flat 6 Subarus. The power steering pump will just need a rebuild with a new seal kit. Most Subaru specialists will be familiar with the issue.
  6. Yeah I did look at the Mk6 R but I went for this as it's a huge step up with the mod cons and comfort for everyday driving. The Mk6 R still has cambelt which I wanted to avoid too. And the Mk7 R was a good $10k or so more than this. Might upgrade to the R at some point but this was what ticked my boxes and fit the budget. I've yet to drive this properly... (Thanks Covid) but round town it's comfy and quick. Definitely a change from a heavy AWD Legacy. And having the special active front diff is meant to make a huge difference over the standard GTI. Sent using Tapatalk
  7. I now own one less Subaru. The BMF has moved on to a new owner.
  8. I forgot the old "remove your valuables, or someone else will" saying. I'm usually really good at putting my radar detector away... clearly not on this occasion as it was enough for an opportunist to do this:
  9. I've never owned a 4th gen but have driven a few. 5th gen definitely feel heavier and seem more comfort than sport orientated. More space inside, with much more legroom for the rear passengers. My 3.6R has over 230,000km now with no major faults in my ownership *touch wood*. That being said, they're a great car for the money; comfortable, great factory audio, well optioned. And they can still be driven in a spirited manner, just opt for grippy tires and "sporty" brake pads.
  10. I made a map for the South Island locations: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1PwR48eNngNTRbqxgoCacV3TK0kPd5C4a&usp=sharing
  11. I found this detailed guide on the factory McIntosh Headunit, Amplifier and Speakers: https://jeremy.geek.nz/2010/06/17/mcintosh-ef-1080i-information/
  12. So the tensioner assembly arrived from Rock Auto. Managed to fight the car to remove the old one without having to remove the power steering pump. Glad I opted to order the whole assembly rather than just the pulley, as it turns out the assembly was damaged. Then it was another battle to try and fit the new assembly without being able to see the bolt holes. Universal joints came in handy here. Once back together, belt on and bleeding the coolant system tomorrow night.
  13. Hopefully its just a busted radiator cap or hose or something minor.
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