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  1. Well this forum says I joined in 2009 but I definitely signed up on the old old forum, which is where I bought my old '96 GF8 that started this whole sillyness. EDIT: Oh RIP just checked the plate and it was stolen back in 2018.
  2. It was dereg'd in Jan' 2012, as above not looking great.
  3. My EFR came with a really small AN fitting threaded into the drain. But then it was also #racecar so maybe doing some bizarre stuff us road car plebs don't have access to. I've gone for whatever the Subaru factory oil return is - 5/8"?
  4. Could you substitute 31706AA034? Amayama has them for ~$1600. But at that point it might be worthwhile just looking for a wrecker transmission.
  5. Makes it a little tricky as they'll be less common over there. I'd go looking for a lower mileage wrecker motor.
  6. Are you based in NZ? Just odd that you specified the odometer in miles.
  7. AVCS oil filter blocked or fallen into the solenoid? Only doing it when cold, hmm. On an older car I'd have said maybe IACV but I don't think these cars have them, if they're e-throttle.
  8. There will be catted and uncatted variants depending on the destination market. If you're uncatted it will probably have a 2-letter prefix on the model code, probably TA- (and nowadays would be unable to import the car due to emissions laws), catted probably 3-letter prefix.
  9. Yeah nah there's heaps with catted uppipes around. Loads of GDA/GGA WRXs had them AFAIK. Part number is 44104FE010 and Forry XT of that era is listed as having one too. Best bet is to find a stock STI uppipe of the same era, or I guess an older one would work fine too?
  10. This was out by less than 2mm and it caused the entire system to lose its mind. On paper it's supposed to even be recalibrated if you do a wheel alignment because it factors in the steering angle.
  11. Yeah I'm currently doing loop-de-loops with Toyota cos I had my bumper off 10 months ago to fix the corner someone backed a boat into, now the whole front radar/collision detection/blah is packing a s*** and everyone is pointing the finger at each other. Extremely complex systems that apparently have to be just right, no wonder there's just a blanket "thou shalt not futz with this" rule. Honestly I think it would be hard enough to modify those areas without causing constant faults, let alone the legality.
  12. Damn, what a fantastic example of a S203. Pretty much STI perfection.
  13. If the rebuild was 23kk ago how come the cambelt's let go already, please tell me someone didn't rebuilt the shortblock and slap the same belt back on... Pistons are probably fine unless you smacked a valve so hard the head of it came off and bounced around the chamber for a while, in which case the block is probably toast too. We bought a motor that had seized the cambelt (when the chassis rail hit the cam pulley, lol) and the head itself and pistons were ok, just needed valves. 10/14 hours labour feels pretty light for engine out and rebuild heads? But then the parts cost shouldn't be massive either.
  14. Now do it with the factory manifold and a RHD car. Stock location turbos blow ass, anyone spending the money to make 500hp but then getting all funny about an extra couple of grand to move the turbo is.... a silly sausage, IMO.
  15. I guess worth asking what's the purpose? The window of power where the factory topmount is insufficient but a frontmount isn't warranted is really small.
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