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Forum: Transmission and Driveline   Today, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By jgrote
I would first think it's a bent rim. If not...

I would first think it's a bent rim. If not though, it could be something in the bearing/hub area. Next possibility is that you damaged the differential. Was the blowout in the front or rear?
Forum: Member Mishaps   Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By jgrote
I would get another quote. $5800 for a fender,...

I would get another quote. $5800 for a fender, bumper, and door repair seems quite high. Give his ins. co. a call and ask if you can work with them to find a better repair option.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By jgrote
Some of the more common problems would be: a)...

Some of the more common problems would be:
a) cam/crank sensors
b) coil pack
c) ? something fuel related

Cam/crank sensor will cause a no spark condition. Since you replaced the crank sensor,...
Forum: Exterior and Body   01-30-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
  ('01-'02) Core Support R&R?
Views: 49
Posted By jgrote
Welcome to our forum. The core support is indeed...

Welcome to our forum. The core support is indeed welded in, but it is not much of a structural member. I cut mine completely out, welded on flanges, and made it a bolt-in unit when I did my H6 swap.
Forum: Off-Topic   01-30-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16,842
Views: 327,885
Posted By jgrote
Neither, because I'm not sure what they are. ...

Neither, because I'm not sure what they are.


Ice cream or cookies for dessert?
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   01-30-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By jgrote
Best...Advice...Ever!

Best...Advice...Ever!
Forum: Member Mishaps   01-28-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By jgrote
True, but the car above hit a wall, not another...

True, but the car above hit a wall, not another car. Remember, half(ish) of the damage is on the OP's car. It might not have been 40, but it wasn't 15 either. I guess this is a mute point though. ...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   01-27-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By jgrote
Just from your description, it feels like a fuel...

Just from your description, it feels like a fuel problem to me. It's hard to diagnose from this side of a keyboard though. (That is why they checked the fuel trims BTW.) The way to find this...
Forum: The Relatives   01-25-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By jgrote
I have no idea on emissions. However, I can tell...

I have no idea on emissions. However, I can tell you that a mid-motor rail will work. Look into the Project 818 kit car to see how they set up the engine. It's configured exactly the way you're...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   01-24-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
  ('06-'08) 2.5L SOHC blown HG
Views: 323
Posted By jgrote
Coolant in the oil is not a very common thing on...

Coolant in the oil is not a very common thing on Subaru's. I would bet it's worth at least pulling it apart to see how things look inside the motor. If there is no rust in the bottom end you'll...
Forum: The Relatives   01-14-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By jgrote
It's funny how they are using the term "midsize"...

It's funny how they are using the term "midsize" a lot now. Midsize sort of implies that it's a size BETWEEN something smaller and something bigger. If these companies are making midsize trucks,...
Forum: The Relatives   01-14-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By jgrote
It's just an Outback with a bed. Like all other...

It's just an Outback with a bed. Like all other Subarus, it's built like legos.
Forum: Off-Topic   01-14-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16,842
Views: 327,885
Posted By jgrote
Taco if you can find one. They can be a bit...

Taco if you can find one. They can be a bit pricey though.



How long will I be able to hold out before I start modding my Sonic? It really wants to breath more.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   01-10-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By jgrote
There are at least 2 solenoids down there that...

There are at least 2 solenoids down there that look very similar. You'll need to figure out which one it is. Try to follow the vacuum lines and see if you can figure out what they're hooked to. ...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   01-10-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By jgrote
Is it a valve with some vacuum hoses going to it?...

Is it a valve with some vacuum hoses going to it? There are a few valves under there. I wonder if it's the purge control solenoid?
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   01-10-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By jgrote
I can tell you from experience that if you're...

I can tell you from experience that if you're replacing the hub, you can do this with everything still on the car. If the bolts don't come out, leave them in. I just unbolt the 2 bolts holding the...
Forum: Offroad Fozzies   01-06-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By jgrote
Only because I'm a Fozzy fan, I love it. But it...

Only because I'm a Fozzy fan, I love it. But it looks like maybe you should have bought a truck.:biggrin: Looks great though. Only thing I'd change is maybe knobbier tires.
Forum: Motor Conversions   01-01-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By jgrote
I've seen a few of these threads, but don't...

I've seen a few of these threads, but don't understand why no one ever wants to try. It seems like it would be a fairly inexpensive way to build a fun car. I know a bit about this, as I've done an...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,755
Posted By jgrote
Wow, I'm so sorry you're having this kind of...

Wow, I'm so sorry you're having this kind of runaround. I hope they will finally admit the real problem so you an get a new shortblock soon enough and you can just enjoy the car with no more issues....
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-22-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By jgrote
You have pretty low mileage on a 7-8yo car. My...

You have pretty low mileage on a 7-8yo car. My guess is that moisture from sitting ruined the seals in the MC. It's not uncommon in really low mileage cars. In the future have the brake fluid...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   12-22-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By jgrote
That price seems to be for a full rebuild kit. ...

That price seems to be for a full rebuild kit. That should come with bands/clutches etc. If the trans is fine, I wouldn't bother with those parts. You could throw a good used (low mileage) trans...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   12-22-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By jgrote
I believe it does. Why did you order a 170*...

I believe it does. Why did you order a 170* t-stat? I don't buy too many parts from the dealer, but the t-stat is one. The difference between the OEM and aftermarket is noticeable. We've had many...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   12-22-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
  (All Years) SurTrack CV Axles?
Views: 136
Posted By jgrote
I would not recommend any "new" aftermarket axle....

I would not recommend any "new" aftermarket axle. Either buy OEM or stick with remann'ed. I have found that the best option for low budget axles is NAPA remann'ed units. They use A1-Cardone to d...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   12-20-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
  ('98-'00) EJ25D timing belt swap
Views: 244
Posted By jgrote
The Gates TB kit has proven to be a good choice...

The Gates TB kit has proven to be a good choice over the years. If you are leaking oil from the rear of the engine, it is more likely the oil separator plate than the rear main seal. Make sure you...
Forum: Forester Shopping   12-18-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By jgrote
$800-$1000. That's what I paid for my swap car.

$800-$1000. That's what I paid for my swap car.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-18-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By jgrote
The problem is you all assume the "E" means...

The problem is you all assume the "E" means empty. One modern cars, it means "eh, you may want to get gas soon." On my first car, (1954 Chevy) "E" meant it was time to start pushing. Were people...
Forum: Forester Shopping   12-16-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,526
Posted By jgrote
Remember that forums are used by 2 types people;...

Remember that forums are used by 2 types people; enthusiasts and people having a problem. You will find that with the newer models (of any car on any forum) that the vast majority of threads will be...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-06-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By jgrote
The total capacity is <2 gallons. I do believe...

The total capacity is <2 gallons. I do believe that 06 might recommend Subaru coolant only, but I personally run Prestone mixed 50/50 with distilled water. I also use the Subaru "coolant...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-04-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By jgrote
The seals are up to you. I've yet to see a cam...

The seals are up to you. I've yet to see a cam seal leak, but I've heard of it happening. Since the OEM ones are so good, I'd probably buy from the dealer. Yes, the other belts are the ones you...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-04-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,371
Posted By jgrote
An oil analysis will let you know the health of...

An oil analysis will let you know the health of the motor. They are looking for many things, but in your case they most important thing would be metal. If this is a catastrophic failure waiting to...
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