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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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Perrin RSB

Installed a Perrin 19mm RSB ! now corners are more fun..


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I hardwired my after-market GPS so that i don't have the stupid plug sticking out. pix and write-up soon to come.
I hardwired my after-market GPS so that i don't have the stupid plug sticking out. pix and write-up soon to come.
Ah, that reminds me. I should hard wire mine too and also buy an extra cord.

Twas a beautiful day here in Virginia. Subie got washed and waxed for the first time this year. I can't help but notice all these nicks and **** on my paint. So upset. :( But she looks good other than that! And I have touch-up paint to use sometime.
installed groupn pitch mount and cleaned the throttle body while the intercooler was off
I made a snowman on the hood of the FXT as the rain turned to snow today (May 29th),here in Edmonton Alberta Canada, so here is a couple of of crappy cell phone pic's.


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I did a front wheel alignment using a new set of Longacre plates we picked up. I hadn't done it right the last time, so this time took my time and aligned to within 1mm. Subaru OEM Spec is +/- 3mm .

Saturday morning I took apart the brakes and serviced them having done 2 track days already, replaced the front rotors with a fresh set for this season.

Last week I bled the brakes, again to get rid of fluid burnt up during two track days. Speed Bleeders make doing this a breeze.
I made a snowman on the hood of the FXT as the rain turned to snow today (May 29th),here in Edmonton Alberta Canada, so here is a couple of of crappy cell phone pic's.
You gonna be kidding me.......

It is 95 F down here in Texas......I miss winter
Changed the wiper blades. Replaced the headlamp bulbs and refinished the headlamp fixtures.
I was going to get a friend of mine to change some gaskets because of oil leak.
Anyway we found out it would take alot of work so we decided to postpone it to later and just try to tighten the bolts. Then I notice this hose on the top and asked what it was since it seemed so loose. "that's the vent hose" then he reached for it and guess what. It was loose. :icon_eek:
It was just laying on top of the hose connection. That would make sense too because he said earlier that it was weird that I had oil on top of the cover instead of at the bottom.
So we put a hose clamp on it to make sure it don't come loose again.
I also changed the rad cap since I had a new one laying around. Lazy me.
And yesterday me and another friend added dynamat to the front doors.

So Now I have a full set of gaskets laying around that I don't need it seems. :lol:
I'll sum up the weekend. Just purchased the car. Timing Belt and related, removed banjo oil filters,replaced radiator. removed dash cluster to find electrical tape over the cruise and check engine light. reset the needles on the temp and tach to get working again. changed the oil to hopefully get the galaxy out of my oil. runs good now!...
oh yeah.. and asked everyone if it's ok to use ATF in the xt4eat or if atf-hp is required?
Returned home from trip to Nebraska (vacation and reunion) putting 1400 miles on the Subie. Tomorrow-hand washing, getting the bugs off. Ready for 1st oil change. Went camping and now thinking about a pop up camper and what the Subie can pull.
It's hand wash day after hauling 16 bags of red mulch back from the Depot... Then it's going to get a solid hand wax in the shady garage..
well i was supposed to turn down the coils some today to get it to a respectable ride height... but it's 99 degrees outside and i don't have a garage to work in.

instead, i waited for the sun to go below the horizon and then promptly headed out with my trusty cordless drill to polish up the nasty headlights. still hot as hell, but at least it was bearable with a breeze and out of direct sunlight.

cloudy mess:

clearly much improved:

here's the difference, side to side:

as you can see, the light on the left has the lens all cloudy and opaque. the light gets scattered all around the inside of the housing and doesn't do you any good past the housing.

on the right, you'll notice that the light source is far more defined (there's 2 seperate and defined points of light), as opposed to one big yellow blob of opaqueness.

now all i have to do is pick up some decent bulbs to improve light output.
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^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.
What did you use (besides the trusted cordless)? I assume some sort of cleaning compound?
Pulled the washer fluid reservoir to make sure I could hack it up enough to make room for a tranny cooler with fan.
I did my first spark plug change on a subie, a fuel filter change and a radiator flush.
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