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Forum: The Relatives   04-17-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By jgrote
That is so sweet. It's exactly something you...

That is so sweet. It's exactly something you would think Subaru would do, but that is also a lot of money to spend for a few minutes of spotlight. Hyundai has a bit more of a budget to do these...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   04-05-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By jgrote
Just to update an old thread, goo is the correct...

Just to update an old thread, goo is the correct answer. I used the gasket I was able to find at the store, and it leaked again pretty quickly afterward. I dealt with it all winter by just topping...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   03-29-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By jgrote
Most aftermarket alarms have an ignition...

Most aftermarket alarms have an ignition interrupter. The fun part is finding and removing the brain. You generally don't even need to remove the wiring harness on older units. Unplugging it will...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   03-29-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By jgrote
At that kind of mileage, I would pull the motor. ...

At that kind of mileage, I would pull the motor. If your budget allows, get the heads cleaned up and valve seals replaced. Buy HG's from a reputable source. I used Felpro, but would probably use...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   03-29-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
  ('03-'05) engine teardown help
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Posted By jgrote
Those marks are miniscule. Have the heads...

Those marks are miniscule. Have the heads cleaned up, throw it back together, and worry about a new motor in another 100k miles. Make sure you reseal the oil pump and check the separator plate on...
Forum: Parts For Sale   03-29-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By jgrote
Damn I wish you were closer. Shipping would kill...

Damn I wish you were closer. Shipping would kill it though. GLWS
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   03-29-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By jgrote
It sounds like there is an alarm system getting...

It sounds like there is an alarm system getting in your way. I do not believe the neutral safety switch will keep it from starting. One option to find out for sure is to fake out the circuit by...
Forum: Members' Journals   03-29-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,757
Posted By jgrote
I love what you're doing. I'd love to see the...

I love what you're doing. I'd love to see the thing, and give you a hand if you want one, if you are working on it on weekends. I'm local to you, and I have a few fab skills of my own.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   03-28-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Posted By jgrote
Pull the motor. I've done both, and I can tell...

Pull the motor. I've done both, and I can tell you it's a lot easier. I can have the motor out in about 1.5 hours by myself. The tranny takes quite a bit longer to get out, and you would still...
Forum: Europe   03-28-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By jgrote
When I first looked at the pic, I thought it was...

When I first looked at the pic, I thought it was an armadillo. Don't eat those; they will give you leprosy. Three leprosy cases confirmed in Florida - CBS News...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   03-28-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
  ('03-'05) This overhaul kit?
Views: 556
Posted By jgrote
Gates for me too. I bought my WP at AAP, and...

Gates for me too. I bought my WP at AAP, and T-stat at the dealer. Use ONLY OEM T-stat. That does look like a decent kit, but still a little expensive IMO.
Forum: General Forum   03-28-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By jgrote
I'll be a dedicated viewer. Keep us updated...

I'll be a dedicated viewer. Keep us updated...
Forum: Member Mishaps   03-26-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,546
Posted By jgrote
I am so sorry for your loss, Josh. Please let...

I am so sorry for your loss, Josh. Please let his wife know that the Subaru community is thinking of her, and we will do what we can to help if she needs anything. Just let us know...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   03-20-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By jgrote
Air tools for taking things apart is fine. ...

Air tools for taking things apart is fine. Pulling the rad. is the easiest option, and necessary in my opinion. There's a few good youtube videos out there, but I don't recall anything quite that...
Forum: Off-Topic   03-16-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17,157
Views: 343,332
Posted By jgrote
Yes, at least it is here. How long has...

Yes, at least it is here.



How long has it been since I posted a question in this thread?
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   03-16-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 627
Posted By jgrote
I didn't expect my HG's to last to 210k miles, so...

I didn't expect my HG's to last to 210k miles, so I didn't do the WP during the first TB replacement. However, I replaced the ENTIRE TB kit and the WP when I did HG's at 150k miles. And I will...
Forum: The Relatives   03-10-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By jgrote
GMC Acadia? My coworker has one, and it's pretty...

GMC Acadia? My coworker has one, and it's pretty nice. I have no idea what they cost though.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   03-08-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By jgrote
It sounds like the tech that installed the remote...

It sounds like the tech that installed the remote start did something wrong, (or the battery is just toast). My guess is that there is a constant draw on the battery. It should be easily rectified...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   03-08-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By jgrote
By your description, it sure sounds like a turbo...

By your description, it sure sounds like a turbo let go. I would be worried now that driving it that last few miles allowed bits of turbo into the rest of your engine. Sorry I can't be of more...
Forum: The Relatives   03-05-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,897
Posted By jgrote
One of the managers at my work had her Cherokee...

One of the managers at my work had her Cherokee lemon law'ed after only 3 months of owning it. The tranny was bad from the day they brought it home, and even a new tranny didn't fix it. 9 speed is...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   02-23-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By jgrote
Cam gear, crank gear, and EGR valve are the 3...

Cam gear, crank gear, and EGR valve are the 3 things that you need to be wary of. Some years do not have an EGR, so if yours does, make sure you get another one that does. Swap over your left cam...
Forum: Tire and Wheel Tech   02-18-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
  ('09-'13) A/T Tires
Views: 602
Posted By jgrote
I've been running General Grabbers for 2 years...

I've been running General Grabbers for 2 years now and love them. Yes, they are a little noisy, and I may have lost 1mpg or so, but they are wearing nicely, are well mannered for off-road tires, and...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-15-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
  ('98-'00) Head Bolt Horro
Views: 299
Posted By jgrote
Since you are not removing the motor, just do as...

Since you are not removing the motor, just do as Quadrozontal said and remove the 2 nuts holding the motor mounts to the x-member and the dogbone and you'll have plenty of room.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   02-12-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By jgrote
Mine was pulled away too when I put my motor back...

Mine was pulled away too when I put my motor back in after HG's. It's normal. I can't wait to see what the end result of this is. I still have my blown tranny that I keep telling myself I'm going...
Forum: Europe   02-11-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By jgrote
Congrats on reorganizing your life. As for the...

Congrats on reorganizing your life. As for the car, there had to be a better option, wasn't there? I've driven quite a few of those, and they're slow and heavy to put it mildly. Parts are cheap...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   02-10-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By jgrote
Is the sound definitely coming from the back? If...

Is the sound definitely coming from the back? If the car moves okay, I'd be looking for other problems. As for the damage; it will be cheaper to find a used tranny than to fix yours. If you want...
Forum: Off-Topic   02-08-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17,157
Views: 343,332
Posted By jgrote
One of the top 5. Why is Denver so warm...

One of the top 5.


Why is Denver so warm this winter? We've hit 70 the past few days.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-07-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By jgrote
With a misfire on all four, I'd start by checking...

With a misfire on all four, I'd start by checking the T.B. It sounds like it jumped a couple teeth. I could also see a bad fuel pressure reg causing that.
Forum: Members' Journals   02-07-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,817
Posted By jgrote
Not the most modded car here by any means, but...

Not the most modded car here by any means, but you do have some of the most entertaining posts. Thanks for taking the time. Be safe, but keep having fun out there.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   02-06-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By jgrote
This. There is a pretty detailed procedure for...

This. There is a pretty detailed procedure for seating the torque converter correctly. I'm not exactly sure how, but I do know that there is something about 2 distinct "clicks" that you'll feel...
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