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What did you do to your subie today?

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Thought it would be fun to start a thread on everyday things we do here and there to our beloved Subarus. The weather is getting nicer, so I'm sure we will all be outside more tinkering on our cars.
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Today has been a busy day for me! Got my Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 tires in yesterday from Tirerack for the Sti and had them mounted and balanced today by a real cool guy off of Nasioc. If anyone wants his info in the PNW PM me. He runs a legit business out of his home doing tire stuff n such, for a really good deal. But let me tell ya, these tires are STICKY!!! They pick up gravel everywhere but they are SOOOoo nice! It feels like a different car

When I got back from joyriding the STi in it's new tires, I washed the Forester (for the second time this week) and finally got around to hand waxing it. Looks pretty, but boy is there a lot of bumps and bruises on it!

What did you guys do to the subarus today?? :biggrin:
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I put a catch can under the fuel lines to catch the drip...
I don't need it killing off the lawn
Gave her some fresh Mobil 1 synthetic and Genuine Subaru black oil filter (pre-purolator)

maybe tonight I'll change her shoes to those pretty ones she looks so sexy in.
I put the summer's back on last night... now I just need to get her cleaned up again.
wait a minute, the forecast is calling for rain now... FML :frown:
I finally got the first good washing of my FSXT since February...
I like when the weather ends up being the opposite of the forecasts.
Yeah, still not warm enough here to clay and wax my foz yet... it's always cooled off by the time I'm home from the office.
Or it never gets hot on the weekends like it does during the week.

As long as I can get a good claying in before WBM I'll be happy.
Switched back to my 94 octane setup for the summer... too bad they're going to try and close all the local Sunoco stations on me :frown:
nearly cried when I saw how much sand and dust was on my car this morning from the wind storm over the weekend :frown:

I thorough washing is in the near future.
washed her up nice, fixed up the carbon fibre lip, replaced seal on Subtle hood splitter, installed Super Hella-tones... :lol:
and dropping some parts off at the powder coater's this afternoon after work.
^That came out really good!

Tonight I installed the parts I just picked up from the powdercoaters... and then I tried to figure out why my hood latch cable is seizing all the time.
drilled 4 1/2 holes to attach the cargo netting.
good thing i didnt tell mom I was drilling :p
how did you manage the ½ hole?
booked it in at the most local "mod friendly" dealership to get my rear-end noise diagnosed...
hopefully the 1½ hour drive won't be too much on her :frown:
^that's be kind of cool if it worked on both though, just by eliminating the up-pipe section... with something else.
^that actually sounds like it'd work out pretty well. reuse the up-pipe's flange to weld a section to match your existing cat. Nothing a decent muffler shop couldn't tackle.

Assuming that header didn't cost an arm and a leg that is...

Oh and my noise was the wheel bearing... which has now been replaced.
well if it was like say... the Perrin equal length header which sells for ~700, or the other various examples out there for over 800. I wouldn't want to hack up the uppipe in one of those combinations.
but that's just my opinion...
its up to you really... from the look of it I'd say their uppipe is unique to their own header because of the three-bolt flange. Everybody else uses a two-bolt flange I believe.
So you might as well just go for it and use that up-pipe, or even have the flange duplicated and try selling the up-pipe on its own over on NASIOC or something.
Picked my car up from the dealership... new left-rear wheel bearing, hurray for still having warranty coverage!

Had them do an oil change while it was up in the air too. Now I'm running Motul 8100 :icon_biggrin:
Had them patch my tire... apparently I picked up a nail.
BTW the guy at the tire shop was a total ID10T.
Had the tree guy drooling over it... even though it wasn't even my nicer one.
data logged a couple spirited runs in an attempt to recreate a misfire from last night.
the misfire conveniently happened less than 20 miles after refueling, so I suspect bad fuel might be a contributing factor.

Car is running alright the rest of the time though, can't seem to recreate the problem today. I'll have to try and get the car in for a compression/leakdown test next week to see if the misfire cooked a ringland or not.
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