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Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   02-07-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 129
Posted By jgrote
You are correct, but you are overthinking this. ...

You are correct, but you are overthinking this. Make sure the lines are all lined up for both cams and the crank and you'll be good. Post some pics of your marks and we'll be able to tell you if...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-07-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By jgrote
It's a spider's nest. It's a pretty common...

It's a spider's nest. It's a pretty common problem. I bet you will have just fixed it.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-07-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By jgrote
So let's just say that all your fun in the snow...

So let's just say that all your fun in the snow had something to do with the car now not working. The first thing I'd check is the huge connectors that are on the passenger side of the motor. They...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   02-06-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By jgrote
They do move around a bit, but too much is just...

They do move around a bit, but too much is just that, too much. Axles are cheap and fairly easy to replace, so it might be worth changing it. I personally recommend NAPA remann'ed axles, as they...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   01-24-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By jgrote
That's pretty normal for a new pumps. It's...

That's pretty normal for a new pumps. It's probably air in the lines. With the key on, but the car off, turn the wheel lock to lock 20-30 times. Then start the car and do the same thing. Keep an...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   01-24-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 304
Posted By jgrote
As stated above, you need to continue to burp the...

As stated above, you need to continue to burp the system. You still have a significant amount of air in it.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   01-24-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
  ('01-'02) ej251 swap w/bacon!
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Posted By jgrote
There is also a guide for the timing belt on the...

There is also a guide for the timing belt on the MT motor that isn't on the AT motor, but you can just leave it on there if you want.
Forum: Member Mishaps   01-09-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By jgrote
I did something similar, except the concrete pole...

I did something similar, except the concrete pole was about 2 feet wide, went to the ceiling, and was holding up the floor of the garage above me. (I was in a parking garage.) Better than that, I hit...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-27-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By jgrote
That seems more than a little inflated. Have you...

That seems more than a little inflated. Have you checked with your local locksmith? I'm not sure what the laws are in NSW, but that seems like price gouging to me.
Forum: Motor Conversions   12-24-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,025
Posted By jgrote
Man, what a fun story. Thanks for posting all...

Man, what a fun story. Thanks for posting all this up. I can tell you first hand how easy it is to want to stop working on it right when it's almost finished. You are SOOOO close. You gotta...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   12-03-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By jgrote
The holes that the motor mount studs go through...

The holes that the motor mount studs go through are slotted. This is because of the orientation of the mounts, they wouldn't come out otherwise. I have seen where the motor mount stud gets hung up...
Forum: Vehicles For Sale   11-29-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By jgrote
At about $700, I'd be interested. It would be...

At about $700, I'd be interested. It would be worth about what you're asking after I fixed it.
Forum: General Forum   11-17-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
Posted By jgrote
Best. Post. Today. Thank you for posting...

Best. Post. Today.

Thank you for posting your failures for the world to laugh at. I promise, we are laughing with you, not at you.
Forum: Off-Road Gallery   11-16-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By jgrote
He runs BF Goodrich A/T's. 225/70/16 IIRC

He runs BF Goodrich A/T's.

225/70/16 IIRC
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   11-15-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By jgrote
Well, based on what I've seen I've got good news...

Well, based on what I've seen I've got good news and bad news. You VCG is most definitely leaking. And it's leaking pretty badly too, so go ahead and change it now. The bad news: Your HG is...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   11-15-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By jgrote
^^This^^ If you are convinced that the timing is...

^^This^^ If you are convinced that the timing is dead on, and the electrical connectors all have a home, I would check to see if the left cam is the correct one. Subaru had a tendency to change up...
Forum: Forester Shopping   11-14-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By jgrote
I'm personally not a fan of the DOHC 2.5. When...

I'm personally not a fan of the DOHC 2.5. When the HG's let go on that one, it's generally the the "internal" leak. The SOHC engine also has HG problems, but more commonly of the "external" type....
Forum: Forester Shopping   11-13-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By jgrote
Just remember that 98 is a one year only car. It...

Just remember that 98 is a one year only car. It has a different motor and transmission than any other Forester. 99-02 are probably the most plentiful, and interchangeable.
Forum: Off-Topic   11-09-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By jgrote
I was looking at those. They seem to be pretty...

I was looking at those. They seem to be pretty well made, but they don't have any pink. Since it's for a kid, I kinda want it to be a little "blingy".
Forum: Off-Topic   11-08-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By jgrote
ATTN: Computer Builders

For any of you interested in building PC's, I'm about to start a new build. Most of the parts come from machines I've harvested, but I will need to buy a few things to put it all together. Please,...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   11-02-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
  ('01-'02) forester u joint
Views: 641
Posted By jgrote
This is technically true. However, they can be...

This is technically true. However, they can be taken apart. Finding the parts might be more difficult than it's worth though. If you do take it apart, make sure you mark it really well, so it goes...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   11-02-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
  ('98-'00) Repair Estimate Needed
Views: 234
Posted By jgrote
Where are you located? Some of that stuff...

Where are you located?

Some of that stuff is just wear items. You probably need brakes. If the boots are torn, I would recommend replacing the entire axle, but just the boot on the rack. As...
Forum: Brakes   10-31-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By jgrote
I'm not sure if you'll need to replace the front...

I'm not sure if you'll need to replace the front knuckles or just the caliper/caliper brackets to get the SG front brakes onto the SF. I believe you'll only need the brackets and calipers. ...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   10-28-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 912
Posted By jgrote
I swapped the trans in my last scoobie, and I can...

I swapped the trans in my last scoobie, and I can tell you that $800 to install it isn't bad. It was a royal PITA. Glad to hear she's back on the road.
Forum: Brakes   10-21-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
  ('98-'00) SF5 Brake Upgrade?
Views: 616
Posted By jgrote
4 pots are a bolt on for SG Foresters, but SG has...

4 pots are a bolt on for SG Foresters, but SG has larger brakes than your SF. You may have to replace the knuckles with ones from an SG to make them work, but I'm not 100% sure. BTW, 4 pots came on...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   10-20-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
  (All Years) Airplane engine advice
Views: 615
Posted By jgrote
The Subaru boxer has been used in experimental...

The Subaru boxer has been used in experimental aircraft for a long time. Your idea is not a bad one, but I think it might be too small for what you are looking for. 300hp is tough at such a low...
Forum: Parts For Sale   08-29-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By jgrote
How much for the weather techs picked up? I'm...

How much for the weather techs picked up? I'm pretty local, and I have friends in the Springs that could pick it up.
Forum: The Relatives   08-27-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,506
Posted By jgrote
For it to truly be a Bronco, it must: Be 2 door...

For it to truly be a Bronco, it must:
Be 2 door
Have a real 4WD system, preferably full time
Be offered with a V8 and/or a diesel.



PLEASE MAKE THIS!!!!!
Forum: Parts For Sale   08-20-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By jgrote
You might want to throw out a price just for...

You might want to throw out a price just for giggles. Many people are afraid to make an offer because they don't want to offend you. Also, you can try www.awdpirates.net for more local responses.
Forum: Off-Topic   08-19-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18,863
Views: 421,482
Posted By jgrote
You can drive for years on a bad CV. People...

You can drive for years on a bad CV. People around here do it all the time.




Will my car have significantly more rattles after coming back from PDR? They have to take off many, many panels.
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