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Old 18 September 2017, 05:36 PM
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Not sure on the cell count but it likely to be higher than some who post on here :-)

But I am likely to change the Y Pipe for a stainless version in the New Year so may have a custom resonator fitted.
Interesting, does the Y pipe cause much restriction?
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Interesting, does the Y pipe cause much restriction?
They are known to be weak and fail. Precaution and longevity more than anything.
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After a couple of weeks scratching my head and asking questions the minor hesitation is cured.
The Subaru "fly by wire" Legacy's have a idle relearn which works wonders. My fuel consumption improved and lead to me discovering the possible cause. I carried out the relearn procedure to the letter, while pottering around later I thought a clean of the induction pipe work would not go amiss.
Inside the airbox was a decaying maple pretty much covering about a quarter of the filter. The change was very noticeable.
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Originally Posted by The Trooper 1815 View Post
After a couple of weeks scratching my head and asking questions the minor hesitation is cured.
The Subaru "fly by wire" Legacy's have a idle relearn which works wonders. My fuel consumption improved and lead to me discovering the possible cause. I carried out the relearn procedure to the letter, while pottering around later I thought a clean of the induction pipe work would not go amiss.
Inside the airbox was a decaying maple pretty much covering about a quarter of the filter. The change was very noticeable.
Happy days
I think I saw your posts on uk legacy. Are you also known as blue dragoon? Over there I'm bankrupt drunk. Not that I've been stalking you.
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A bit of light buffing.
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Originally Posted by The Trooper 1815 View Post
A bit of light buffing.
Sparkling.
Good work. And nice garage.
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Originally Posted by Cambs_Stuart View Post
Sparkling.
Good work. And nice garage.
I am blessed with the garage.
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A bit of tidy refurbing and new Centre cap gel stickers on the spare alloys.
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Nice. Are you swapping the gold wheels?
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Originally Posted by Cambs_Stuart View Post
Nice. Are you swapping the gold wheels?
The Spec B alloys tend to go around the centre caps (which are metal). They were pretty much spot on but 18 months of UK roads and they need some TLC. I will swap them out and get them loved up too.

Some tyres for the Inovites and roll on the nice weather, not!
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Post idle relearn and "Leafgate" the mileage is going up.
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New OEM handbrake gaitor fitted.
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Some OE shinies


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I refurb the OE brakes that were replaced. They are pretty good with the standard 315mm discs. Pistons, seals, rubbers, OE banjo bolts and washers and paint.
They are a great upgrade on a GC chassis or GX Newage for info.


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Nice looking example you've got there. I have a legacy GT Spec B but not the WR ltd version. Out of interest where did you get the new Bilsteins? I may be needing a set. Car drove absolutely fine until tonight when it developed a knocking noise at the front. Did your existing Bilsteins start knocking?
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Originally Posted by Milan-San Remo View Post
Nice looking example you've got there. I have a legacy GT Spec B but not the WR ltd version. Out of interest where did you get the new Bilsteins? I may be needing a set. Car drove absolutely fine until tonight when it developed a knocking noise at the front. Did your existing Bilsteins start knocking?
Sign up to UKLegacy.com (if you're not already a member)

There's a for sale thread by a very reputable member called Hallie: 'New Bilsteins for sale Gen 4 Legacys'

"I can now supply genuine new B6 and B8 Bilstein shocks for Gen 4 Legacys 2003-2009 BP and BL..."

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Good work on the brakes, and glad to hear things are better after leaf-gate
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Hi Insolent Minx,

The Trooper has already shared the details. Thanks again for your help. I have pm'd and posted on uklegacy but still waiting for a response. Need to get the car back on the road asap so hopefully hallie will come back to me soon.

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Originally Posted by Milan-San Remo View Post
Hi Insolent Minx,

The Trooper has already shared the details. Thanks again for your help. I have pm'd and posted on uklegacy but still waiting for a response. Need to get the car back on the road asap so hopefully hallie will come back to me soon.

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Good work on the brakes, and glad to hear things are better after leaf-gate
Thank you.
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Life just got easier.
Steel top, twin vices and draws underneath. F##ker weights a ton too
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Removed the exhaust out of curiousity to see how the UK roads have effected the OE JDM pipework.
It was pretty good to be honest and the bolts were in good condition with no rust.



So I treated the exhaust, which was still in excellent condition, to some Bilt Hamber Hydrate 80 and then a coat of high temperature engine paint.


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Looks good. Are you going to fit the high flow cat?
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Looks good. Are you going to fit the high flow cat?
I should but I have a number of "money pits" to negotiate over the next few months, one being daughter No.2's wedding.
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A bit of a clean on the engine bay while changing the spark plugs.







Bad plugs.

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How it looks normally.
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A bit more winter maintenance. Wheel arch liners off but remarkably clean.
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Looks great. Any plans to treat them to keep them that way or do the liners do a decent job of keeping the filth out?
Out of interest, what grade plugs were those?
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Looks great. Any plans to treat them to keep them that way or do the liners do a decent job of keeping the filth out?
Out of interest, what grade plugs were those?
Stuart,
The arch liners do a great job hence the condition after just a wipe with a cloth and some 99p multi surface cleaner. They have had a coat of Bilt Hamber Dynax UC clear wax before the covers went back on.

https://www.bilthamber.com/corrosion...ments/dynax-uc

The plugs are ILFR6B NGK's as recommended by many. They were quite old by the look of things but only a little awkward to get out. They is padding along the inner member that once removed makes them easier.

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