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Forum: Suspension, Handling and Brakes Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By duncanm
I tend to side with Rally here. I've...

I tend to side with Rally here.


I've taken my stock outback into situations where the limits are my confidence in getting out again, not the car's ability. My rule of thumb is 'only drive into...
Forum: Members Journals 21st May 2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,263
Posted By duncanm
you'll end up melting your bumper with that...

you'll end up melting your bumper with that exhaust.

Ask me how I know :)
Forum: Site News and Feedback 20th May 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By duncanm
well, it is. But is quite clearly sponsored...

well, it is.

But is quite clearly sponsored by Bridgestone, so I find I just read it with that in mind. As the forum section says:
This is the place for our Supporting Vendors to promote their...
Forum: General Forum 16th May 2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,301
Posted By duncanm
yah what? tyre pressure and static 'ground...

yah what?

tyre pressure and static 'ground pressure' are exactly the same number.

Even in a dynamic situation, they're very closely related - the main modulator is probably tyre carcass and...
Forum: General Forum 15th May 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,301
Posted By duncanm
psi is psi is psi.

psi is psi is psi.
Forum: Members Journals 12th May 2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,090
Posted By duncanm
indeed -- it is difficult to quantify the...

indeed -- it is difficult to quantify the improvement from a set of braided lines when you typically flush with new fluid and do a proper bleed at the same time.
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Technical Help 8th May 2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By duncanm
not the DOHC - but the wiring diagram I have with...

not the DOHC - but the wiring diagram I have with the three-wire sensor has the same colours, so most likely matches.

YR - power
W - to ECU (shielded, shield grounded at ECU)
BW - Earth

...
Forum: Members Journals 27th April 2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,100
Posted By duncanm
well, except every turbo Gen 1 legacy ever made,...

well, except every turbo Gen 1 legacy ever made, including the Group A WRC :)
Forum: Bridgestone 26th April 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By duncanm
volumes.. just get the 225's. Difference is...

volumes..

just get the 225's. Difference is three fifths of bugger all (634 vs. 625mm diameter, about +1.5%).

Though you'd probably want 7" rims, I find 225 on my 6.5" rims is a bit baggy
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 25th April 2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By duncanm
for clutch / etc compatibility, use something...

for clutch / etc compatibility, use something like the exedy clutch finder:
http://www.exedy.com.au/clutch-finder

Both SG and SH 2.5 use FJK-7115 (for a single mass flywheel version).
Forum: Video Clips 25th April 2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 121
Posted By duncanm
If that's not a clear demonstration of the...

If that's not a clear demonstration of the effectiveness of your drivetrain setup, I don't know what is.
Forum: Under the Bonnet/Hood 25th April 2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 702
Posted By duncanm
OEM thermostat? Aftermarket thermostats are...

OEM thermostat?

Aftermarket thermostats are generally smaller that the Subaru OEM ones.

http://www.smart-service.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Subaru-Thermostat11-1024x524.jpg
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 18th April 2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By duncanm
AFAIK, the only clutch difference you need to...

AFAIK, the only clutch difference you need to worry about in Subaru's is the change from push to pull type.
Forum: Bolt-On Bits, Accessories and Protection 24th March 2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By duncanm
Sika themselves recommend pre-treatment of some...

Sika themselves recommend pre-treatment of some sort.

The guard's not really a worry - bolt on, bolt off.

I'd be very concerned and careful with treatment if you've put mounting holes in your...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 19th March 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By duncanm
There are two questions. "Will it fit?" -...

There are two questions.

"Will it fit?" - yes.
"Will it work?" - you need to see if the TCU is compatible.
Forum: Under the Bonnet/Hood 14th March 2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By duncanm
the shape of the EJ sump (narrow and deep) means...

the shape of the EJ sump (narrow and deep) means the dipstick measure is more sensitive to oil level than a typical inline or V engine.

Rocker gaskets always get weepy as they age - probably just...
Forum: Under the Bonnet/Hood 10th March 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By duncanm
The UEL manifold is a design compromise, due to...

The UEL manifold is a design compromise, due to cost and space constraints. A side effect is the Subaru rumble.

Smooth, tuned (ish) headers are better than manifolds.

EL headers are even better...
Forum: Tyres/Tires and Wheels 5th March 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By duncanm
Maybe use something tougher like roll-on bed...

Maybe use something tougher like roll-on bed liner ?
Forum: Third Party Classifieds of Interest to Other Forum Members 26th February 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By duncanm
cheap forester subaxtreme sump guard in gold coast.

Only $50

small crack - but a competent welder could fix.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/palm-beach/auto-body-parts/subaru-forester-subaxtreme-sump-guard/1176343268
Forum: Under the Bonnet/Hood 21st February 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By duncanm
Now - if there's no brake assist, and engine is...

Now - if there's no brake assist, and engine is running rough, the first thing I'd suspect is a vacuum leak.


(an aside) - the intake runners are all part of the intake manifold - connected at...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 21st February 2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By duncanm
slush box magic. Give it a good flush with...

slush box magic.

Give it a good flush with fresh trans fluid, then refill.

If problems persist - consult a trans expert.
Forum: Planned Trips 20th February 2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By duncanm
have a look here for some info ...

have a look here for some info

https://4wdvictoria.org.au/iconic4wd/index.php/homepage/wonnangatta-drive

my cursory reading of the info there says its pretty easy.
Forum: Under the Bonnet/Hood 8th February 2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By duncanm
be careful there. USDM != AUDM/EDM != JDM

be careful there. USDM != AUDM/EDM != JDM
Forum: Bolt-On Bits, Accessories and Protection 7th February 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By duncanm
I'm guessing you know this to be the case, but...

I'm guessing you know this to be the case, but the reason they're all 1 1/4" is because the earlier Foresters have a lower towing rating.. so all the hitches are class 2.

Class 3 hitches are 2".
...
Forum: Tyres/Tires and Wheels 3rd February 2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 26,791
Posted By duncanm
going a bit OT here -- but I have the same issue...

going a bit OT here -- but I have the same issue to a lesser extent.

Liberty stock exhaust on an outback -- the exhaust sits at chassis level and could be tucked into the body more tightly.

I...
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