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Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 08-25-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By jgrote
No, that one won't work. Unless you want to open...

No, that one won't work. Unless you want to open up a wiring can of worms, you need a non-avcs SOHC motor. The only other thing that you should consider is if you have an EGR valve. If you don't,...
Forum: Parts For Sale 08-23-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By jgrote
Nothing. Just use your old tophats and they'll...

Nothing. Just use your old tophats and they'll work fine. It will also allow you to run a larger tire in the rear shall you ever want to.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013) 08-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By jgrote
You will find it to be about the same for N/A or...

You will find it to be about the same for N/A or turbo, so look for some vids on youtube. Here are a few things I've learned having only pulled motors from a/t cars.
1) Pull the intake while the...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 08-22-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
('98-'00) Headgasket advice
Views: 373
Posted By jgrote
If you mill the heads you should adjust valves...

If you mill the heads you should adjust valves for sure. I used Felpro gaskets and had no problems at all. They were very good quality. Six star or Cometic are probably the best. I have no idea...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 08-22-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
('03-'05) ac help
Views: 225
Posted By jgrote
Read through this:...

Read through this: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f87/how-adjust-c-compressor-clutch-116835/ It was my problem, and was easy to fix. FYI, when you go to but the bolts to use as a puller,...
Forum: Motorsports 08-22-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By jgrote
My god that looks like fun. I don't think I'd...

My god that looks like fun. I don't think I'd ever have the testicular fortitude to drive that fast on dirt with trees that close to me. They hurt when you run into them.
Forum: Vehicles For Sale 08-21-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By jgrote
Sold!

Sold!
Forum: Forester Shopping 08-21-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By jgrote
If you are anywhere near a major city, that isn't...

If you are anywhere near a major city, that isn't a bad price. Your only other option might be looking to bundle stuff, or ask if you qualify for any discounts(safe driver, college grad, military,...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013) 08-20-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By jgrote
Did you use an OEM t-stat? They are significantly...

Did you use an OEM t-stat? They are significantly bigger. I don't buy too many things OEM, but that is one part I do. Otherwise, might it be in backwards? Just to rule it out, run the car without...
Forum: Interior and Electronics 08-20-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By jgrote
My point was that trying to fight this with...

My point was that trying to fight this with messing with your remote door locks is like adding a deadbolt to a screen door. Your door locks are not your biggest problem. The best way to fight theft...
Forum: Interior and Electronics 08-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By jgrote
Ebay usually has FSM's in PDF. In Denver, Subaru...

Ebay usually has FSM's in PDF. In Denver, Subaru is one of the most stolen cars. Most of the time they just break the window. Door locks and windows rolled up just keep kids from grabbing crap out...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 08-19-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By jgrote
Alright, so you have a fun one here. If the...

Alright, so you have a fun one here. If the steering wheel is wandering without making the car change attitude in some way, there must be something loose between the wheel tires. If you are...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 08-18-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By jgrote
Those look like pressure washer marks combined...

Those look like pressure washer marks combined with an inappropriate soap. They owe you a grill. It's a cheap enough part that they shouldn't fight too much.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 08-17-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
('98-'00) Timing bump?
Views: 256
Posted By jgrote
You're talking about ignition timing, right? The...

You're talking about ignition timing, right? The short answer is no. The ignition timing is controlled by the ECU, using tables created by GOD. They are kept in check with the cam and crank...
Forum: Vehicles For Sale 08-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By jgrote
Sale Pending! Thank you forum members.

Sale Pending! Thank you forum members.
Forum: Vehicles For Sale 08-16-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By jgrote
Weekend bump and price drop. $3200

Weekend bump and price drop. $3200
Forum: Tire and Wheel Tech 08-16-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By jgrote
If you want off road tires, why would you stick...

If you want off road tires, why would you stick with 17" wheels? You get more options in 16", and more sidewall. Pick up some used steelies for $100 and get the Generals or BFG's, depending on your...
Forum: Interior and Electronics 08-14-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By jgrote
It is just a momentary, normally open button. A...

It is just a momentary, normally open button. A new one will be about $4 at radio shack. Try that first, but I bet your alarm brain is dead. If it's in the same place as my 98 was, it's mounted to...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 08-14-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By jgrote
You'll need a 24mm deep socket and the oil filter...

You'll need a 24mm deep socket and the oil filter oring from the dealer. It's isn't really an oring in the traditional sense, so the dealer is the only place to get it. If you can change your own...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 08-14-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By jgrote
Are you in AU or Florida? There are a few...

Are you in AU or Florida? There are a few Melbournes that I know of. If in AU, we may need help from some local members to tell you where to get the codes checked. The code will help determine...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 08-14-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By jgrote
Well, my car spends most of it's life doing one...

Well, my car spends most of it's life doing one of two things; stop and go traffic, and mountain driving. Since most every type of driving is "severe duty" I'm just going with that.
Forum: Interior and Electronics 08-13-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By jgrote
I agree that you need to find a good installer...

I agree that you need to find a good installer who will be honest with you. Where in FL do you go to? I have a guy in Clearwater that can do anything. He's been doing it since about 1990 and has...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 08-13-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By jgrote
So the bigger question is, is it better/more cost...

So the bigger question is, is it better/more cost effective to under-maintain or over-maintain. I still do 3000 mile oil changes on my 04. It's always pretty dark, but never low. Is it needed?...
Forum: Brakes 08-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By jgrote
And on old bridgeports too... That is a tough way...

And on old bridgeports too... That is a tough way to make them. You would think they could buy a knockoff CNC machine.
Forum: Brakes 08-12-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By jgrote
Dammit. Fake iphones are one thing, but this...

Dammit. Fake iphones are one thing, but this crap is gonna get someone killed.
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