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  1. That's what I thought... 'lay D 4 u'. Lady for you. Hmm. But yeah, it'll be something boring.
  2. Solution found, sort of. Problem is fixed, anyway. Looking carefully at the rear brakes, it looked like the ABS sensor wasn't close enough to the sensor rings. I adjusted things so that there was much less clearance, and the problem went away. I'm not sure why it would have been incorrect though, there was no obvious sign of damage, and everything seemed to be sitting as it should. Weird.
  3. Back again, with another weird technical issue. I'm working on a SG5 Forester that's been mistreated. I've replaced most of the braking system, and a bunch of failed wheel bearings (it's a long story). It's almost ready to be complied, but there's one annoying issue that I can't figure out. When braking while turning fairly hard right, ABS engages and does its thing. The pedal sinks, weird noises go on, etc. After I stop, the ABS pump keeps running for a second or so (can hear it and feel it through the pedal). I'm assuming it's all ABS anyway, it's hard to be certain. The ABS light never comes on, and ABS works perfectly apart from this one weird behaviour. Any ideas? I can't take it for compliance like this, guaranteed they'd discover that issue and fail it...
  4. Thread necrophilia... but I realised I never updated with a conclusion. The comments above were right, and I stand behind my whine about the confusing marks. I've been driving this car for over a year now, and it goes nicely. So for anyone doing a belt on these - watch it!
  5. Aaand... I give up. Bah. See For Sale section.
  6. Thanks Caleb, that's perfect - couldn't have hoped for better! Re the intake pipe, yes, that fell to bits when I took the old tuirbo off. I bought a replacement, which is intact but still feels pretty fragile. Will have to be careful with it.
  7. I've replaced the turbo on my SF5 Forester - no problem there. But, all the vacuum hoses (and a bunch of other rubber parts) went very brittle, and shattered everywhere as soon as I moved them. I've never seen anything quite like it. Does anyone have any diagrams covering the vacuum hoses that pass near the turbo? Or if nothing like that is available, can anyone take photos, or describe the hose routing accurately?
  8. Hi all - I'm looking at doing a few fairly minor mods to my BF GX wagon. I'd like to fit some good adjustable suspension, and figure out a bit of a power increase (not too much). My question is, I don't want to do both at the same time, but I might be forced to, as I wouldn't want to pay for the process twice. So, questions: - Is there any way around that? - Is Clint the LV certifier still around here? I discussed certs with him a few years ago, but I can't find his contact information any more.
  9. Nah, you know the history of the car. And, you can build it to your own spec. That's pretty much what I'm doing with my 1990 BF GX. Doing a rear brake swap is so simple, and practically undetectable. Having said that, I'm not sure there's really any significant benefit of a rear drum -> disk swap, unless you're worried about the looks.
  10. Hmm. Wouldn't cam angle sensor cause running problems? And I didn't think that the O2 sensors triggered the check engine warning? I've just had a similar thing with a knock sensor.
  11. It smokes a bit even at idle, but not much. Even light driving isn't too bad. But as soon as it boosts, it lays down a huge smoke screen, and keeps doing it for ages even if I take it easy. Hard to see the colour of the smoke, but it's dark. Haven't had a chance to pull it apart yet, been working on a Legacy. Will do it ASAP.
  12. Sorted - went with Captain Transporter. Willing to pay $110 extra to talk to someone who isn't an a$$hole.
  13. Well, looks like I spoke too soon. Because the car was at one point listed on TradeMe with a leaking water pump, they refuse to transport it. I've had problems like this with them before, they just aren't interested in customer service. So much for giving them another chance. I'll have to look for other options. No idea if Jeffs etc. would be more reasonable. Maybe they're all like this. Really don't want to have to drive all the way down there and back with the tow dolly!
  14. Would any of those bolt straight on, no further messing about with plumbing?
  15. Hmm, looking around, $100 doesn't seem realistic! Keen to know the best places for prices on these...
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