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Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   07-18-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
  ('98-'00) 99 EJ25 engine
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Posted By jgrote
Does your 99 have an EGR valve? If so, it will...

Does your 99 have an EGR valve? If so, it will swap into about any 99-04 with minimal work. If not, you may have to drill/tap the head, but that's not that difficult. You may have to change the...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-12-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By jgrote
This is SOP of any service industry. If you have...

This is SOP of any service industry. If you have you home AC serviced, you'll hear from their "service coordinator" that it's now time to have A,B,and C done now. Go to a dentist office for a...
Forum: Off-Topic   07-02-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By jgrote
We went house shopping today. The biggest thing...

We went house shopping today. The biggest thing we learned during the experience is that we can actually afford the type of house we want. We also found one that might just be the perfect house. ...
Forum: Off-Topic   06-29-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By jgrote
Let's keep this going. If things are going well...

Let's keep this going. If things are going well for you and you want to tell the world about it, do it here. We all like to read good news! Maybe we can spread some good mojo throughout the...
Forum: Off-Topic   06-28-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By jgrote
Congrats! I Just started a new job that pays...

Congrats!

I Just started a new job that pays better than my old one, and got approved for a mortgage today. Going house shopping this weekend. Wife also got a promotion today. When life is...
Forum: Motor Conversions   06-11-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By jgrote
I chose a much "easier" H6 to swap, and it was...

I chose a much "easier" H6 to swap, and it was still quite difficult. You will not be able to make your ECU work. Welcome to the world of harness merging. If you have the time and the stomach for...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-11-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By jgrote
Follow your 12v power. Does your compressor have...

Follow your 12v power. Does your compressor have 2 plugs on top of it? There is a "safety switch" built into the older compressors that had a tendency to fail. I "fixed" mine by cutting the 2...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-11-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,210
Posted By jgrote
Find out what the CEL code is before having the...

Find out what the CEL code is before having the HG's done. Make sure you don't have some other major issue before plunking down the cash for HG's. BTW, $1400 for that job is pretty decent deal. ...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-08-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By jgrote
I have to second this. I've used several Gates...

I have to second this. I've used several Gates kits, and they are top notch. However, I wasn't impressed with their water pump.
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   06-08-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By jgrote
I've never changed one out either, but I've read...

I've never changed one out either, but I've read through the FSM on how to do it. The short answer is yes, there is a special protocol fro replacing that one. IIRC, the side cover that you have to...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   06-06-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By jgrote
It was probably the cir-clip that holds the stub...

It was probably the cir-clip that holds the stub axle in place. It's actually pretty darn important.
Forum: Brakes   06-05-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
  ('03-'05) Locked up brakes
Views: 148
Posted By jgrote
That sounds like torque bind. I don't know why...

That sounds like torque bind. I don't know why slamming on the brakes would cause that, but that's what you're describing. It can be caused by anything from a bad center diff to mismatched tires.
Forum: Motor Conversions   06-04-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 71,279
Posted By jgrote
I just sent you a PM. Just so you know, BAC5.2...

I just sent you a PM. Just so you know, BAC5.2 hasn't posted here in about 3 years. so don't expect him to answer.
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   06-02-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By jgrote
They got rid of the roll pin in (I think) 02. My...

They got rid of the roll pin in (I think) 02. My 04 doesn't have them. My 98,99,and 00 did. If you pop the lower ball joint out of the LCA, you don't even have to remove the cam bolt. And it's a...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-02-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By jgrote
Have you had any weird smells coming from your...

Have you had any weird smells coming from your a/c? If so, you could have a leave in the Evap. It looks like a little radiator, and is buried under the dash. I had to change mine, and managed to...
Forum: New Member Introductions   06-02-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By jgrote
Welcome from down the road. I'm a (nearly) 40yo...

Welcome from down the road. I'm a (nearly) 40yo man in Littleton, who fell in love with a POS 1999 Forester. I've had more that a few since, and am still playing with them. We've gone down to the...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   05-14-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By jgrote
Look for one for the 99 Impreza RS, just to make...

Look for one for the 99 Impreza RS, just to make sure you don't have any fitment issues. I don't think there is any difference, but better safe than sorry.
Forum: Offroad Suspension   05-12-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By jgrote
Since you have an LL Bean, you will need to get...

Since you have an LL Bean, you will need to get rid of the auto-leveling crap on the rear suspension, as well as disable to "feature" that moves your headlights. Other than that, sways bars and...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-12-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By jgrote
Or buy an IR thermometer and DIY! The fact that...

Or buy an IR thermometer and DIY! The fact that the hoses are 2 different temps is a good sign, really. You obviously have a flow problem. It isn't likely the WP, as they are not prone to this...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-12-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By jgrote
Well, I was going to give some advice, but Bobby...

Well, I was going to give some advice, but Bobby pretty much covered everything. Find out what the code is and let us know. Maybe we can point you in the right direction.
Forum: Members' Journals   05-12-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,367
Posted By jgrote
I love H6 swaps. I wish I could have kept mine....

I love H6 swaps. I wish I could have kept mine. :( I would recommend slightly better rad mounts, as it's no good when it falls into all the pulleys. If Denver ever gets rid of emissions testing,...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   05-11-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By jgrote
Having done a swap into a 98 before, I can tell...

Having done a swap into a 98 before, I can tell you that no SOHC engine is a direct swap. The electronics are completely different. Stick with an EJ25D or get ready to learn lots about rewiring a...
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-11-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By jgrote
I'm sorry I'm a little lat to the game, but I'll...

I'm sorry I'm a little lat to the game, but I'll see what I can do. The easiest way is to remove the axle. Since it is a 2000, I will assume that it has a roll pin holding the axle in the...
Forum: Off-Topic   05-08-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By jgrote
I do miss that show. Most of their "Advice" was...

I do miss that show. Most of their "Advice" was pretty silly, but it was very entertaining. And, sometimes, they were spot on with their crazy ideas.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   05-08-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By jgrote
Here's my $.02. You can reuse the bolts, but not...

Here's my $.02. You can reuse the bolts, but not the gaskets. They are one and done. Although, in the predicament you're in right now, that's the least of your worries. You're going to be...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   05-02-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By jgrote
He is 100% correct. If you bought a "new" axle...

He is 100% correct. If you bought a "new" axle from some place like pep boys or advanced, you will probably be unhappy with it. Most people are. Napa private label remanufactured units are made by...
Forum: Suspension and Handling   05-01-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By jgrote
If you DIY, and axle should be ~$100. If you...

If you DIY, and axle should be ~$100. If you just do the boot, probably $30-$40.
Forum: Suspension and Handling   05-01-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By jgrote
It's probably easier to replace the axle than fix...

It's probably easier to replace the axle than fix the boot. It's up to you, but the boot is toast.
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   05-01-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By jgrote
I would guess that some or all of the snap ring...

I would guess that some or all of the snap ring is not where it belongs, thus binding stuff up on it's way out. I would pound it back into place first and then try again. I have found that one good...
Forum: Exterior and Body   04-23-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By jgrote
Looks nice. If you installed that yourself,...

Looks nice. If you installed that yourself, great job. It really is an art to get everything straight.
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