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Forum: The Relatives Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By jgrote
I have never gotten more than 25 mpg out of my...

I have never gotten more than 25 mpg out of my fozzy, or any fozzy for that matter. My other problem is that relatively low mileage Subarus sell for much more than my budget around here.
Forum: The Relatives Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By jgrote
Need Advice for Company Car

So it looks like I am getting a new job, and I will need t buy a car for my new position. My 00 foz with 203k miles is probably a little too tired for the amount of driving I'll be doing. It's...
Forum: Motor Conversions 07-15-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By jgrote
I'm sure you have something in your area, but if...

I'm sure you have something in your area, but if you end up shipping them out I can recommend Narramore machine shop in Auburndale, FL. It's an old school shop, with old school tools, that does...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 07-14-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
('03-'05) 4eat extra gear?
Views: 295
Posted By jgrote
You are incorrect. What you are feeling is the...

You are incorrect. What you are feeling is the torque converter locking/unlocking.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 07-13-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By jgrote
It is not bad. I have found that the best way is...

It is not bad. I have found that the best way is to plan on ruining the long bolt. I would just buy one (and the nut/washer) when buying the bearing. Then you work the old one until you can get it...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 07-13-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By jgrote
Alright, so to clear things up a little, he is...

Alright, so to clear things up a little, he is talking about the axles, not the drive shaft. It's not uncommon practice to replace the hub (sometimes known as a stub axle), but replacing the axle is...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 07-12-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By jgrote
The bottom 2 use the studs that will still be on...

The bottom 2 use the studs that will still be on the motor. The top 2 you can use 2 of the mounting bolts that hold the engine to the trans. I didn't have to buy any bolts to mount it.
Forum: Brakes 07-12-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By jgrote
It's no bother. I found out after my last post...

It's no bother. I found out after my last post that I can order it from Amazon and ship directly to you. They charge $13 + $4/lb total.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 07-10-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By jgrote
For the front of the motor, there is a spot for a...

For the front of the motor, there is a spot for a hook on the a/c compressor mount. Toward the rear, there is an "eye" for a hook on the electrical connector mount. It is a heavy steel part that...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 07-10-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By jgrote
You have a few options. Any SOHC 2.5l from 99-04...

You have a few options. Any SOHC 2.5l from 99-04 foresters will drop right in. (many othe Subarus too) Remanufactured Subaru Engines (http://ccrengines.com/) is one of the best places to buy a...
Forum: Motor Conversions 07-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By jgrote
Do a leakdown test before pulling the motor. If...

Do a leakdown test before pulling the motor. If air comes out the intake or exhaust, then valves. If it comes out the dipstick then rings/piston.
Forum: Forester Shopping 07-09-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,010
Posted By jgrote
^^^ This. I've been there. It's an amazing...

^^^ This. I've been there. It's an amazing place. There is a reason they are #1 (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . They also offer discounts for...
Forum: Interior and Electronics 07-09-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By jgrote
I have no first hand experience on your brackets,...

I have no first hand experience on your brackets, but I can tell you I've made many brackets like yours from sheet metal I bought at Home Depot, a jig saw, a Dremel, and a drill. Start with...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 07-09-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By jgrote
Yes they are. But there is no reason to put a...

Yes they are. But there is no reason to put a magnetic plug in the trans. There is a large magnet adhered to inside of the trans pan. I've had my pan off and have seen it first hand. I did...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 07-09-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By jgrote
There are 2 wires coming from the ECU that are...

There are 2 wires coming from the ECU that are called "fan low" and "fan high". Being that both fans run together at all times, I assume that there are 2 speeds for the fans. When putting mine back...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 07-08-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By jgrote
Alright, their always seems to be a lot of...

Alright, their always seems to be a lot of opinions on this. I have to disagree with ADC on one part, that's the OEM gaskets. That's WHY I'm doing them in the first place. I'm not putting them...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 07-08-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 760
Posted By jgrote
It's all back together and tested. It started...

It's all back together and tested. It started right up. (after having to charge the battery for a while. Grrrr) New TB, WP, pulleys, T-stat, oil, coolant, plugs, PCV, and belts and now it's good to...
Forum: Brakes 07-07-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By jgrote
After further research, I realized I was talking...

After further research, I realized I was talking about the wrong pads. I have stoptech pads on my car (and I love them.) They're only $56 US, and shipping would be ~$40 to you. (I get free...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 07-07-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By jgrote
I just did it the other day before pulling my...

I just did it the other day before pulling my motor for HG's. It's not for the faint of heart, but I've never seen it fail.
Forum: Brakes 07-07-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By jgrote
Hawk HPS pads are the cheapest and easiest...

Hawk HPS pads are the cheapest and easiest upgrade I've ever done. I live near the mountains, and this made a HUGE difference in heat, fade, and stopping distance. If you are interested in these...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 07-07-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By jgrote
He must be talking about the cam pulley bolts. ...

He must be talking about the cam pulley bolts. You have 2 options; drill the head off and replace the bolt or buy a really, really good allen wrench. There's a thread on Nasioc about it. There is...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 07-07-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 760
Posted By jgrote
After arguing with Amazon for a few days, they...

After arguing with Amazon for a few days, they decided my package was lost and sent another one. That one came Fedex and got here at about 11:00. I got the TB and related parts back on and set the...
Forum: Vehicles For Sale 07-06-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By jgrote
Any idea how much you want for this? There is a...

Any idea how much you want for this? There is a guy local to me that is looking for a 5 speed xt for ~$8k.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 07-06-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 502
Posted By jgrote
I have to agree. This is not a hard job. OP,...

I have to agree. This is not a hard job. OP, you can handle this. Unfortunately for me, Autozone does not rent the tools here. I had to buy them.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 07-05-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 502
Posted By jgrote
Evacuating is not a DIY, as it requires special...

Evacuating is not a DIY, as it requires special tools. You don't (can't even) do an evac now that you have no refrigerant to evac. You should pull a vacuum before filling it back up though. You'll...
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