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Old 02-23-2011, 01:21 PM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

I haven't resealed them yet.
Just bought the car, i need to get from the previous owner spare tail lights.

I heard that silicon is not good because it's compound can cause rust to the metal when it touches it.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:41 PM
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I just banged the side of my head on the door jamb while getting in... Ugh...
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:50 PM
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Just had a heart attack when I learned I need $2600 worth of repairs. new engine, new radiator, new front brakes, I'm already figuring a way to get rid of it.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:59 PM
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I haven't resealed them yet.
Just bought the car, i need to get from the previous owner spare tail lights.

I heard that silicon is not good because it's compound can cause rust to the metal when it touches it.
that sounds like bull...

The metal is painted (which will protect it from rust, as well as the clearcoat). Silicone will stop moisture from getting to the metal, which will also help against rust. I don't think I have ever seen evidence of silicone causing rust. I siliconed mine in, and it did the trick. Clean to this day...
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

Sometimes they just need a new foam gasket to stop the moisture.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:27 PM
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Just had a heart attack when I learned I need $2600 worth of repairs. new engine, new radiator, new front brakes, I'm already figuring a way to get rid of it.
If that includes both parts and labor I think that is quite reasonable (for Alaska, where everything is more expensive). I just spent $600 alone on those rear mounts, I have to buy an upgraded WRX-compatible gearset, get the trans rebuilt, then get new struts and front mounts AND a custom-made serviceable driveshaft, and I am happy to do it knowing I will have one hell of a ride when it's over.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:50 PM
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I gave some Germans my phone number.

In completely unrelated news, there's a pair of glass headlights on eBay Germany. Out of my price range, but I know somebody's gotta be digging for 'em.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:54 PM
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If that includes both parts and labor I think that is quite reasonable (for Alaska, where everything is more expensive). I just spent $600 alone on those rear mounts, I have to buy an upgraded WRX-compatible gearset, get the trans rebuilt, then get new struts and front mounts AND a custom-made serviceable driveshaft, and I am happy to do it knowing I will have one hell of a ride when it's over.
I have roughly 4k to live on, so losing more than half my money on this car isn't worth it.
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I have roughly 4k to live on, so losing more than half my money on this car isn't worth it.

To you.
If the SVX is not the car for you, then sell it to someone here who will save it.
Some of us LOVE fixing these special cars back up to road worthy, pristine, and beyond!
I/We just did a whole car paint job on Christine, a 170k 93.
She is on her second engine, third transmission, third paint job!
If She lost an engine or transmission we would not hesitate to replace/repair anything that goes wrong.
I understand that as a 19year old student, on your own and in a strange land
(New York)it can get overwhelming.
Let us know how much you need for Her.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:32 PM
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The metal is painted (which will protect it from rust, as well as the clearcoat). Silicone will stop moisture from getting to the metal, which will also help against rust. I don't think I have ever seen evidence of silicone causing rust. I siliconed mine in, and it did the trick. Clean to this day...
True. But if you have a leak coming from elsewhere, now you've just created an area where the moisture can sit undisturbed and allowed to do it's thing on your panel.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:43 PM
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To you.
If the SVX is not the car for you, then sell it to someone here who will save it.
Some of us LOVE fixing these special cars back up to road worthy, pristine, and beyond!
I/We just did a whole car paint job on Christine, a 170k 93.
She is on her second engine, third transmission, third paint job!
If She lost an engine or transmission we would not hesitate to replace/repair anything that goes wrong.
I understand that as a 19year old student, on your own and in a strange land
(New York)it can get overwhelming.
Let us know how much you need for Her.
I figured as much.

1800 obo is what I'm aiming at.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...0&l=35f00d850e
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oh, and I posted it for sale now.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:48 PM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

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Sometimes they just need a new foam gasket to stop the moisture.
black RTV is cheaper and works better IMO...

I did this about 2 years ago and still have no moisture in the tail lights...

(holy crap, hard to believe how long I've had my silver already)
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:12 PM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

I started the '97 today and drove it far enough to wear the rust off the rotors. I want to keep it off the salty roads until spring comes.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:49 PM
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Re: What have you done to your SVX (or other Subaru) today?

Drove to what I believe is the highest neighborhood in the city, destroyed my trans even more. Driving up a mountain with no second gear SUCKS
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:43 PM
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kicked my self in the ass today because of FWD vs. AWD....
but i guess its kind of a love hate realationship....
somedays i like the FWD and enjoy the 3 or 4 extra mPG
but when snow is around i kick my self lolz
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