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Old 7th July 2013, 06:42 AM
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Got the rear half of my project finished yesterday. Lower strut bolts were wound on tight!!! I now own an impact wrench. Front end disassembly is well underway, wanted to at least get to the point to know if I was going to encounter any other sticky fasteners. All good so far, once I get the ball joints and tie rod ends out, should be smooth sailing till I get to the alignment shop.
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Every time I vacuum the sand and gravel out of my car, I destroy another vacuum cleaner. No kidding! I've destroyed three vacuum cleaners in the last ten years or so, and every single time it's been the bloody car that killed it. They just can't take the diet of neat gravel.

Anyway, I've taken to going round to my friend's house and doing it with blow instead of suck. Just park it in front of the shed and whoosh it out with the compresser. Takes a while 'case you have to go over it a few times, especially if you don't have a handy breeze to help, but it does the job. Indeed, in some aspects it does a better job.

Anyway, I blasted the sand out of the old girl yesterday and the driveway gravel is that little bit deeper now.
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Old 8th July 2013, 06:16 AM
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Strut/brake/front end job complete!!! Dropped it off at the alignment shop just as they were closing last night, will know the results after work today.
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Great news Carl!!
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Fantastic carljwnc

I bet you notice the difference now with all the new parts being installed

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Great news Carl!!
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I am really going to be crushed for time as soon as August hits, I'm hoping to go do my gravel 'Tour 'de Pisgah' sometime in the next couple weeks, but it will probably be a spur of the moment thing. If possible, I'll give you a heads up.

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I bet you notice the difference now with all the new parts being installed

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I can actually Drive the car now!!! Before it was like guiding it gently to my destination. Un-real difference, sometimes you don't realize how bad something is until you fix it, especially since it's had those issues since I got it.
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Glad that's worked out so well for you Carl.

I had similar feelings when I first got Roo2. Compared with Roo1, very "dreamy" handling! It wasn't what I was expecting.

Upping the tyre pressures to around 34-36 psi helped, but the floaty feeling didn't go away.

When I had the new tyres fitted, and the four wheel alignment done - all were within spec, but all pointing in different directions - suddenly it was a completely different car! Much more like Roo1. Stable, predictable.

It appears that our Subies are very sensitive to alignment and suspension parts. I think it comes from how finely designed they are. We are spoiled by the quality of design and manufacture, for all that they aren't actually handed down from on high ... .
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, I'm hoping to go do my gravel 'Tour 'de Pisgah' sometime in the next couple weeks, but it will probably be a spur of the moment thing. If possible, I'll give you a heads up.


The Foz is pointed West as I type. LMK!
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Un-real difference, sometimes you don't realize how bad something is until you fix it, especially since it's had those issues since I got it.
That is great to hear & I know what you mean mate
As things deteriorate slowly, you don't seam to notice them all that much.
But once you have it/them fixed, you just say & think to yourself, why didn't I just do it sooner

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:0( Scooby2 should have been black today. She had to transport our dear departed puss back from the vets for burial.

R.I.P Roxy xoxoxo
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