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The old girl decided to be a little bitch and no longer start this morning.

Made it all the way down to wanganui last night just to make matters worse...

 

No clicking or anything from the starter but everything else powers perfectly so guessing it'll be the clutch switch or starter relay.

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Installed a padlock on the rear tyre holder on the Gravel Express, replaced the old rusty one (Previous owner didnt give me key) thought it was pretty cool when I looked inside to find an all original Gravel Express rim OEM and a Bridgestone Potenza RE88 possibly straight out of 1996 had full tread basically a new tyre! bit of an archaeological find!dy8BypI.jpg

Still unsure whether I want to go ahead with a full restoration on this. might just tinker with the internals. and have the exterior redone(gonna see how facelift grille, hood and headlights look painted Gravel Express two tone. The original wheels are like $120+ a piece from overseas lol. pricey!

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22 minutes ago, Gripless said:

@Mimic post a pic of the tread pattern. 

 

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On 11/01/2020 at 12:49 PM, Andy_Mac said:

The old girl decided to be a little bitch and no longer start this morning.

Made it all the way down to wanganui last night just to make matters worse...

 

No clicking or anything from the starter but everything else powers perfectly so guessing it'll be the clutch switch or starter relay.

 

My STI did this one day. Turned out the driver's floor mat had bunched up under the clutch and wouldn't allow it to go in far enough to activate the switch.

 

What was wrong with yours in the end?

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1 hour ago, boon said:

 

My STI did this one day. Turned out the driver's floor mat had bunched up under the clutch and wouldn't allow it to go in far enough to activate the switch.

 

What was wrong with yours in the end?

 

Starter not playing ball.

Didn't try the bridge the terminals thing until after pulling it out but think it was the switch stuck. After dissasembling the whole thing and putting it back together I tried bridging the main feed in to the feed for the motor itself which spun up the starter motor while bypassing the solenoid. Then tried again with the key and it worked like a charm. Still slightly concerned that it'll happen again though.

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They do get fouled up with clutch dust so a clean may keep it going for a while. 
 

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Fixed the 'new' cars ECU power problem. Turned out to be a fuse, but because it was missed the first time around things had been pulled and essentially was in a worse state than it began (wasn't myself), so after figuring out exactly what goes where and how things are powered, I traced the issue back to the fuse. Regardless, the wiring of these cars is freaking bonkers are no wonder theres so much un-needed wiring in there.

 

Made a thread about it here. 

 

Next thing to do on my list is to do fuel lines in the rear of the car. 
Going to do -8 feed and -6 return, and while I'm at it, figure out a double pumper solution using stock hanger. Because I can. 

 

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Also, car photo tax. 

 

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You have a small boost leak 🔨

 

also metal ready from POR15 on that belt pulley will clean and stop rust. Zinc phosphoric acid from Bunnings is cheap too. 

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3 minutes ago, Gripless said:

You have a small boost leak 🔨

 

also metal ready from POR15 on that belt pulley will clean and stop rust. Zinc phosphoric acid from Bunnings is cheap too. 

 

haha yeah I had it off to spray some start ya bastard in it, as it currently doesn't have any fuel lines running to the tank but I wanted to make sure it actually kicked over (which it did thankfully).

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Ripped out the whole interior bar the dash, and headliner. Was a smoker's car and I have a car with full interior to swap over anyway so why not. Found some money, a lot of smoke items and some drug paraphernalia. Also found this, it's my drivers seat mount, another thing to fixcc9c895352b0c8891bbfbe88ee741fc5.jpg

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Found a filthy Zerosports deflector cheap on Trade me on the weekend. Finished restoring it at work today and couldn't resist putting it on. Totally unneeded for an outback, but it looks cool and matches the intake pipe 😛 

 

Just need to find the Radiator deflector and my both my turbo subarus will have matching engine bay mods 🤣 

 

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Fitted a Cusco Brake Master brace today, again overkill for an outback, but I had to tutu with the at least a little bit over the long weekend :P

 

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Also got the WRX cleaned and WOF'd. Its been months since I drove it last, i'm just glad I remember how to drive a manual!

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Ticked over to 200k 😦😦

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Also got told at the petrol station that running 100octane in my turbo Subaru will blow it up and that they're only designed to run on 91 🤷‍♂️

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24 minutes ago, thewabbit1 said:

Also got told at the petrol station that running 100octane in my turbo Subaru will blow it up and that they're only designed to run on 91 🤷‍♂️

 

People are the worst 🙄

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Ticked over to 200k
 
Also got told at the petrol station that running 100octane in my turbo Subaru will blow it up and that they're only designed to run on 91


Time for cambelt?

Yeah some people don't know jack about fuel grades...
Just look at the recent disputes tribunal case about the couple "saving money" by using 91 in their turbo Japanese import European vehicle...

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Tune up with e30... mainly for safety when using anti lag... but there were some reasonable gains for not having to do anything more than mix the fuel and pay for 2.5 hours on the dyno.

 

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Tune up with e30... mainly for safety when using anti lag... but there were some reasonable gains for not having to do anything more than mix the fuel and pay for 2.5 hours on the dyno.
 
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While there's still a good 12kw bump in power, the noticeable difference will be that torque increase. Nice healthy increase there.

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3 hours ago, 1randomkiwi said:

Time for cambelt?
 

 Done at ~186k so should be good for a few years to come

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4 hours ago, Dairusire said:

While there's still a good 12kw bump in power, the noticeable difference will be that torque increase. Nice healthy increase there.

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I think there's more like a 20 kw increase... as I reckon the 303 kw is from a previous run... the final tune looks to be under 300... but a few kws here and there is pretty meaningless... I think that extra torque will be good... and more importantly, I can (hopefully) use anti lag for more than 60 seconds at a time, as that makes a really big difference :)

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After 

$190 in lower ball joints and tie rod ends ❤️ Partsouq ❤️... sorry NZ but $129-149 for each part not f***ing likely 

$170 in whiteline replacement bushes up from $130 last time. KSR207

$330 labour and alignment (yeah I could have done it, but not enough time this week)

 

my car goes straight and around corners. 
The steering rack no longer move 2-3cm by itself. 


back to being rock solid and feeling every bit of road surface. 
 

the whiteline rack bushes had disintegrated. Bit of PS fluid and what looks to be a loose fit to the inner steel inserts and they popped up and got squashed over the last two months and almost 150km. 
 

 


ok so didn’t need to replace the anti roll kit but car isn’t low anymore so it was making car light to steer initially. 

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1 hour ago, pedro said:

Are those the 18,s off facebook?

 

 

There 17s but were off Facebook yeah.

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