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The Butcher Can't Make Up His Fuckin' Mind

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    Re: The Butcher Can't Make Up His Fuckin' Mind


    I have a stock STI 6 disc change from my 05 you can have, i think it will fit if you have the single disc

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    I have a stock STI 6 disc change from my 05 you can have, i think it will fit if you have the single disc
    I am all digital nowadays but appreciate your offer.



    Talked with WPG today. Sounds like Monday might be a wrap which is perfect timing because I just finished with the books on Proper Vape Technique and Intro to Flatbilling. I'll be more than ready when the car comes back.

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    Re: The Butcher Can't Make Up His Fuckin' Mind

    Order your shocker sticker yet?

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    I had an '05 LGT, I'm kicking myself in the ass for selling that car. I hope to pick another one up this summer, but most of them either have a million miles, or are huge money.

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    Re: The Butcher Can't Make Up His Fuckin' Mind

    In getting rid of my leggy non gt with a stick. Fuck Subaru not knowing how to design an engine. There's no other brand that requires so much maintenance every 80-90k. BMW figured out how to build a water cooled boxer motor that is reliable years ago.

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    Love 'em or hate 'em, they've been great for me. Not sure what maintenance you speak of at 80 to 90k...?

    The core design of the engines are fine. In my opinion it's the way the factory responded to excessive oil consumption, failing head gaskets and cracked oil pickup tubes that gives a poor customer experience and negative perception. As an owner of several models over the years, dealing with SoA has been the worst part of my ownership.

    Subaru could be far more successful if only it got in front of a few issues that they have yet to openly embrace as their responsibility to correct....but that's all in the past now that the FA engines are out.

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    Re: The Butcher Can't Make Up His Fuckin' Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    Love 'em or hate 'em, they've been great for me. Not sure what maintenance you speak of at 80 to 90k...?

    The core design of the engines are fine. In my opinion it's the way the factory responded to excessive oil consumption, failing head gaskets and cracked oil pickup tubes that gives a poor customer experience and negative perception. As an owner of several models over the years, dealing with SoA has been the worst part of my ownership.

    Subaru could be far more successful if only it got in front of a few issues that they have yet to openly embrace as their responsibility to correct....but that's all in the past now that the FA engines are out.
    Head gasket, valve cover gasket, timing belt, water pump...

    If Subaru didn't have awd dialed they would be extinct.

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    Re: The Butcher Can't Make Up His Fuckin' Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Head gasket, valve cover gasket, timing belt, water pump...

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    except for the timing belt and water pump, sounds like an old AC VW engine

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    Valve cover gasket - monstrous maintenance task there.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Valve cover gasket - monstrous maintenance task there.....
    I'm guessing you're having them done while paying someone else to hop up your STD. They are quite difficult on some models due to space between the body with the engine in place. A complicating factor is the bolt hex rusts to almost a carriage head on the exposed lower ones, and the close fit of the deep bolt shoulder to the aluminum valve cover hole creates a rust/dissimilar metal bond that welds those fuckers in. You would think the oil that leaks into the spark plug holes and creates a misfire would help combat the corrosion, but alas, wrong spot.

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    Car is home.



    Pics aren't playing nice with the forum at the moment for whatever reason. I went to attach and when the window opens to select the image, the file name already shows {0000C49B-0001-0001-0000-000000000000} then kicks me back to an error page.

    Anyway, I put on a few miles on between picking it up yesterday and this evening and...well...it's fun. I forgot how the rush of speed comes in, even in stock form. Nothing aggressive at first, then it quickly turns into a constant pull through each gear. I remembered how my wagon pulled much the same way.

    ECU has been flashed with Cobb Stg1 so I can get sensor values and all is well so far. Haven't really given it the beans yet but each short pull is strong and consistently hitting 15lbs of boost. Couple hundred miles or so and I'll visit a closed course for some testing.

    As far as the air pump that I chose to bypass, at least on this particular car, no CEL with removal of the system. This is after the inclusion of the atmospheric pressure sensor that's in one of the flow path solenoid valves. These air pump systems are completely asinine. They all do nothing but pull air from the engine bay and dump it into the exhaust path during cold start. So dumb in every way. Due to the failure I experienced with my 2005 4Runner, I elected to bypass this one as well, before it fails on me.

    Time to rub more pennies together, address the brakes and suspension then go shopping for #buffhorses


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    Re: The Butcher Can't Make Up His Fuckin' Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    I'm guessing you're having them done while paying someone else to hop up your STD. They are quite difficult on some models due to space between the body with the engine in place.
    I just got my '12 Impreza back from the dealer. To do the valve-spring replacement (under recall), the engine had to come out of the car.

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