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Old 09-15-2017, 06:22 AM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

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Tightened up all the sump bolts (engine and gearbox) as well as the in-hex lower bolts around the engine - nice before and after shots of the clean up.

While under the car I noticed that in the past some mechanic took off the heatshield (top and bottom) next to the gearbox ... so lucky I am off to the wreckers tomorrow for a couple of other items.
Much better!, Good Work!
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:49 AM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

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I think it was rattling
That's why I had mine removed years ago. Drove me nuts.

Can't believe how clean your car looks underneath! Obviously no winter salted roads driving.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:46 AM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

Chased down some wiring issues, fuel pump wouldn't turn on. I have had a bit of trouble with the fuel pump wiring for a while now, first the connector inside the tank to the bottom of the tank cover started to arc and melt away, replaced that connection and then the connector on the outside of the cover started doing the same thing, all on the ground wire, well now the connection under the bottom cushion of the back seat started to do this. crazy.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:07 AM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

I think most SVX look the same as yours underneath. I just considered it apart of the factory "rust prevention system" .

Update us if this actually is the source of your leaks as I would rather go this route then find it to be a leaking rear main, etc.
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:58 PM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

Did an oil change then took it for it's annual "Rust Check" treatment.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:35 PM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

Today report;
SVX: Washed, tire pressures checked and upped to 35 front 34 rear
CRX Si: washed, dried, covered in garage. dropped insurance
Civic RT4WD : changd oil, washed, added insurance, tire pressures/air 35 all around

ready for winter now.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:37 AM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

Winter Wheels & Tires mounted. Pre winter waxing.
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:26 AM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

Removed oem sway bar, cleaned completley and painted red just for fun. Also cleaned up alot of componets around the sway bar like thr swaybar mounts and ect. Still wish I could get her to start......
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:34 AM
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Other Subaru:
story begins over a year and a half ago with my BRAT. maybe 2 years ago. Was coming home and it got really noisy. Was the front header gaskets to the manifold.
replaced the gaskets were blown out. that quieted the thing up, but not really much a daily driver, just go down the street and back mostly.
Tried to go out of town again, and couldn't get my speed up. nothing coming out the back muffler for air.
Cut off the muffler. Got some air, drove a little, then nothing again, cut more off. cutt everything off after the y pipe, including resonator. Pretty good for a while, but lots of rattling sounds.
Notice the cat is self destructing and leaving little bits of black charoals on my driveway (heavy platinum chunks)
good, everyting is breathing.

But, the dreaded saga continues.
rock Auto, no muffler. No biggie, I will order the midpipe. Go to rock auto, discontinued.. Go to Ebay with part number. Order the midpipe. Place I ordered from canceled the order, out of stock. Wait for paypal refund. get refund, find another place, order it. they contact me and cancel the order. Wait for paypal refund. Go to Amazon. Order the part. Order canceled.. Then Amaozn has it listed drirectly at Amazon warehouse. Order it, says order will be shipped 2 months out. Wait a month and a half, nothing. So I cancel the order.

Nothing available for the BRAT.
Talk with a buddy, he says put EA82 exhaust on it from a GL wagon 87 ish. Find the muffler on rockauto, walker direct fit 48 bucks. Take my change order it, Find the magnaflow stainless midpipe but not at rock auto, nothing there. Find it at a few places including Summit Racing. order placed.
Thursday FED ex dropped off the muffler (also got a muffler for my RT4wd (only 2 left and soon to be same discontinued scenario)
Got the delivery of the midpipe Saturday.

Put BRAT backend on jakstands. Push the muffler up there. Clears the hitch, clears the bumper, clears the axle and control arm. But the hangers are all WAY OFF. unbolt the stuf of my old midpipe from header. Push the nice stainless magnaflow up there, and botl it up. Bolt the muffler to it at the back. No hangers line up, but she is up there. Going to either hava. hsop reweld new hangers, or use some bailing wire and try myself.

So a EA82 exhaust, can work for a Ea81 brat.....just don't expect perfection.
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:28 PM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

took my motorcycle parts and empty boxes of off the roof, hood, trunk, and blew the dust off of it.
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:00 AM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

Been dealing with multiple reroutes of fuel hose around the tank and some creative brake lines....

Dropped some serious $$ to have the tank dropped...

yesterday all lines above it replaced with nickle copper. w00t
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

well just backed out the svx and let it warm up.
Then drained the oil and removed the filter

filled new oil and wix 51334 filter
went to write down in my log.....ooops
I had been running 5w-30 Castrol full synthetic for the last 4 oil changes
My last oil change was on 11-19-2015 also and tht was about 3750 miles back

this time, what I bought by mistake was 10w-30 Castrol Syntec full synthetic. Going into the winter months I hope i will be okay for the very limited few times a month use in it. Damngit.
I like to use the same stuff.

anythoughts?
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

I actually DROVE my Yellow 5-Speed to work today it was nice to be in it, as I haven't had it out for a couple months......now that I have Antique Tags on it, and Vintage Car insurance, I don't get to drive it that much....
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

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10w-30 Castrol Syntec full synthetic. Going into the winter months I hope i will be okay for the very limited few times a month use in it.

anythoughts?
I doubt there will be any problems. I used to use 10w-30 conventional oil all year long. The only time it would be of concern could be upon start up in really really cold sub freezing temps. Once the engine warms up a bit the viscosity will be fine.

Synthetic works better at cold temps that conventional so that's a plus too.
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