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Kiwiflyboy last won the day on October 22 2019

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    2010 Legacy 2.5GT, 2017 Outback 2.5
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  1. Tapatalk doesn't work for me anymore either, Well does kind off but comes up saying you are not logged in or you do not have permission to do this action???
  2. PBMS YouTube channel has just put up footage from the 2019 event
  3. Can get the genuine parts off website called partsouq excellent place for parts and they ship very quickly.
  4. Hi, sounds like the thump/bump will be the rear subframe bushes. well that's if they like the earlier version legacy.
  5. Might want to get that scanned to see if any transmission codes in there. When was the last time a transmission fluid change was done?
  6. Changed out the recirc valve for a GFB one after noticing the boost fluctuating when set at high and full throttle. Apparently an evo one fits perfectly as well and they are made to hold more boost so can do that for cheaper if you can find one second hand. Looks like it was definitely the source of the problem as it now holds boost solid all the way through the rev range. Prob now is I hit boost cut in 3rd gear. Kind of expected with the intake and exhaust done. Guessing that was masked as the old one was leaking the boost. So time to take it off to SAS and get the tune done and CAT removed.
  7. As above totally legal and did it to the forester I used to use on the track. Even took it to VTNZ for a water tank where the guys there redid it as a 2 seater!
  8. Are knock,o2, and MAF sensors all working? That can cause some good fuel burn!
  9. Gave the legacy a big service today as I have no idea when stuff other than oil and the cam belt were last done as I am first Nz owner. -spark plugs changed and they were actually in good condition -brake fluid flush -rear diff oil changed, fluid was still a decent colour -transmission drained and filled! Fluid was a little brownish but still it bad. Will do a drive tomorrow and then drain and new fluid again. -coolant drained and will fill tomorrow. Waiting on a Torx T70 bit to arrive so I can drain the front diff as well. Overall pretty happy that it looks like someone has looked after the car in Japan.
  10. Yeah the diff place that did that and then th bear box said they had a lot of issues with the SG Japan imports as they had cheap as s*** components vs the NZ new ones. I had front and rear sway bars from white line. Rear subframe locks from white line. Camber arms and lots of Cusco bracing along with the coil overs and 4pot/2pot brakes. I used mine in sealed tracks though so different setup for that
  11. I took a SF5 turbo Forester from stock to a track day car and was a heap of fun. Need to do a lot of work in handling an brake department that's for sure. -Sway bars made big change for the SF version as did coil over suspension stopped the boat like handling. -We used to have the SG Forester for my wifes car and had issues with rear diff and noise its whole time we had it rebuilt under warranty and was till never right so flicked it soon after.
  12. Dam that’s high fuel consumption for a NA. MY 2.5 turbo legacy uses 12.5 when I drive it hard around town but usually 11. NA really sucking fuel there
  13. Had the recall work for the passenger airbag and park brake done today by Armstrong Christchurch. Was excellent service car came back washed and cleaned on the inside. No marks on the outside or scratches or rattles on the inside. All the things (defi controller) were back where they should be as well. So for me was a good experience and the parts guy was very helpful in getting me a gasket they didn’t have in stock from Auckland overnight.(partsouq didnt supply it on my last order as they didn’t have stock either)
  14. Hey what are people putting in the 5EAT transmissions? Going to do a big service on the car and no idea when the fluid was last changed.