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Old 22 April 2008, 08:30 PM
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Good work, she should be as tight as a nun after you finish putting that lot on.
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Old 22 April 2008, 09:32 PM
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Good work, she should be as tight as a nun after you finish putting that lot on.
I hope so
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Old 22 April 2008, 09:35 PM
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I did notice something that worries me a little, there is oil on the o\s


and clean as a whistle n\s...some investigation needed methinks

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Old 22 April 2008, 10:13 PM
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Rocker cover oil seal

Not unusual to find them perished on the offside because of the heat from the manifold collector and up-pipe

It's not the easiest job, but they can be replaced with the engine in situ
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Old 22 April 2008, 11:21 PM
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Drove down to Kent yesterday to pick up my roof rail delete trim from the now defunct Jolly Green Monster and have seen the new Jolly Peppermint Monster; thanks Simon

nice to meet you too

look much better!
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Old 23 April 2008, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Tim W View Post
Rocker cover oil seal

Not unusual to find them perished on the offside because of the heat from the manifold collector and up-pipe

It's not the easiest job, but they can be replaced with the engine in situ
Thanks Tim, that makes sense. I assume I'm going to have to remove a load of ancillaries to get it?
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Old 23 April 2008, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Jolly Green Monster View Post
nice to meet you too

look much better!
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Old 23 April 2008, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by trails View Post
Thanks Tim, that makes sense. I assume I'm going to have to remove a load of ancillaries to get it?
not too bad, leads, air filter/maf, intercooler pipe (if fmic)

if you undo engine mount and jack that side up it gives better access and less oil mess

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Old 23 April 2008, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Jolly Green Monster View Post
not too bad, leads, air filter/maf, intercooler pipe (if fmic)

if you undo engine mount and jack that side up it gives better access and less oil mess

Simon
that should work out quite well then; I have some sti\Grp N engine and gearbox mounts to fit anyway...thanks again Simon
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Old 26 April 2008, 09:15 AM
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didn't fancy laying on wet bricks last night so had a quick mod, been meaning to do this for ages...




i decided against trying the same thing with the side lights as they are all plastic, picked up some black ones on ebay for under 30


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Old 26 April 2008, 05:18 PM
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lovely weather, shame i just spent three hours stripping, cleaning and putting the rocker cover back only for it to pi$$ oil everywhere when I started the car. Really annoying because it was probably only a drip leak originally.

I hate gaskets.
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Old 26 April 2008, 05:56 PM
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Oops
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Old 26 April 2008, 08:15 PM
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Oops
it gets better; looks like I've been sold the wrong bushes for my wishbones...


this wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't used the persuading device with a little too much vigour and the other fixing is on the car stuck half fitted

and I'm still trying to source a new one of these;


Oh and I'm missing the cone that the alloy wishbones need to attach the ball joint
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Old 26 April 2008, 08:22 PM
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Oh you are having fun aren't you
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Old 27 April 2008, 03:14 PM
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Oh you are having fun aren't you
I got it out...messy though. I'll be calling SuperFlex tomorrow to ask what they have sent me...I've had enough of this for now though so I'm going down the pub


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Old 27 April 2008, 03:50 PM
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Wow, i'm really enjoying this thread mate, keep us all posted

I got a '97 WRX wagon recently and after taking her for a quick (70mile) thrash on this new loop i found today (EVERYTHING in it, including mountains!! ) i am thinking when i get time/money i would like to carry out some suspension work so this is dead interesting to me... especially as you are sourcing 2nd hand bits which REALLY appeals to me haha!

Hard luck RE last couple of posts- all going so well too, aint it just the way, pal

lookin forward to next installment, keep it locked!
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Old 27 April 2008, 04:39 PM
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how have you doen the headlights, looks spot on
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Old 27 April 2008, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by AshMurc View Post
Wow, i'm really enjoying this thread mate, keep us all posted

I got a '97 WRX wagon recently and after taking her for a quick (70mile) thrash on this new loop i found today (EVERYTHING in it, including mountains!! ) i am thinking when i get time/money i would like to carry out some suspension work so this is dead interesting to me... especially as you are sourcing 2nd hand bits which REALLY appeals to me haha!

Hard luck RE last couple of posts- all going so well too, aint it just the way, pal

lookin forward to next installment, keep it locked!
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Cheers Ash, budget mods are the way forward...its too easy to chuck a wad of cash at a car and get someone else to do all the work
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Old 27 April 2008, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by stevey View Post
how have you doen the headlights, looks spot on
Thank you.

Remove the lights, remove bulb and rubber grommet, pop off glass catches and now the scary bit. Stick the whole headlamp in the oven and keep checking it until the sealant is loose enough to separate the glass. Separate the units and remove the silver plastic section that sits on the reflector. Rub it down, clean it and spray it black. Re-assemble in reverse order.
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Old 27 April 2008, 08:37 PM
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hey mate . just wodering where u got the roof strips from and howe much are they as one of mine has gone walkies


sweet car to
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Old 27 April 2008, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by trails View Post
Thank you.

Remove the lights, remove bulb and rubber grommet, pop off glass catches and now the scary bit. Stick the whole headlamp in the oven and keep checking it until the sealant is loose enough to separate the glass. Separate the units and remove the silver plastic section that sits on the reflector. Rub it down, clean it and spray it black. Re-assemble in reverse order.
nice one think i'll give it ago ready for the wagon stand again this year at lightwater valley, does it have any negative affect on the light output
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Old 28 April 2008, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by M444GY View Post
hey mate . just wodering where u got the roof strips from and howe much are they as one of mine has gone walkies


sweet car to
any Subaru breakers will be able to sort you out a piece salon roof trim...shouldn't be too much either

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Old 28 April 2008, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by stevey View Post
nice one think i'll give it ago ready for the wagon stand again this year at lightwater valley, does it have any negative affect on the light output
just take your time and it's fairly straight forward. I've not tested them yet, but logically it shouldn't because the actual reflector is behind the black part so it's just trim really...
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Old 28 April 2008, 03:46 PM
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did you prime them aswell and did you use plasti spray or normal matt cheers
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Old 28 April 2008, 03:55 PM
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did you prime them aswell and did you use plasti spray or normal matt cheers
Just used a half used can of matt black spray actually As long as you have keyed the plastic you shouldn't have an issue.
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Old 29 April 2008, 08:48 AM
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well i've done it and i must admit it looks brilliant, so a big thankyou mr trails
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Old 29 April 2008, 11:06 AM
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well i've done it and i must admit it looks brilliant, so a big thankyou mr trails
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where's your pics then?
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Old 29 April 2008, 12:53 PM
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An inspiration to wagon owners Totally agree on what you say about budget mods being the best, shame i dont have much time to do these mods and my old gal looking abit knackered at the moment.

Have alot planned for mine over the summer and the company giving me a week off in May is going to be helpfull, must stop reading these threads and the Wagon thread on NASIOC !!

Now if only i had a few K spare to buy one of the 2.5 Cosworth long engines i have been offered for a good price
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Old 29 April 2008, 01:27 PM
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An inspiration to wagon owners Totally agree on what you say about budget mods being the best, shame i dont have much time to do these mods and my old gal looking abit knackered at the moment.

Have alot planned for mine over the summer and the company giving me a week off in May is going to be helpfull, must stop reading these threads and the Wagon thread on NASIOC !!

Now if only i had a few K spare to buy one of the 2.5 Cosworth long engines i have been offered for a good price
Cheers Andy that means a lot, no reason why the salons should have all the fun

Be interested to hear about the Cossie engine, shame I'm skint at the mo too...PM me if necessary
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