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by El_Freddo
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Engine, gearbox and diff
Topic: Cooked Forester Turbo
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Cooked Forester Turbo

You could part it, that’s one option.

Another is to contact SSS Automotive and Ichban to see what a replacement engine will cost you, it could make a good runner if the price is right.

Cheers

Bennie
by El_Freddo
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: My Vortex Project
Replies: 189
Views: 24675

Re: My Vortex Project

JohnnyT starts a new project - alternator relocation on the 3.6R H6...

Best of luck with it Johnny, I hope it works out for you!

Cheers

Bennie
by El_Freddo
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: My Vortex Project
Replies: 189
Views: 24675

Re: My Vortex Project

You’ll need to keep your 5 stud setup! Big brakes will be required. Have you done any google searching of your query? I’m sure it can be done. The size of the auto is the real question. That paint job looks schmick-o!! You’ve got to be stoked with that!! This will be a modern classic beast once it’s...
by El_Freddo
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: Sister's Gen3 Liberty "Basil"
Replies: 36
Views: 4726

Re: Sister's Gen3 Liberty "Basil"

Gearbox and rear diff copped some oil this afternoon, then a test drive. He went well and there’s no gearbox noises or odd behaviour when doing U turns. The wobble is still there though and I’ve since swapped the drive shafts left to right and vice versa. Wobble is still there under throttle applica...
by El_Freddo
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: Sister's Gen3 Liberty "Basil"
Replies: 36
Views: 4726

Re: Sister's Gen3 Liberty "Basil"

Today was a big day that started off early, before 7am starts in the shed are very rare events but it happened today. After a wasted afternoon yesterday I didn’t have the gearbox sealed as I’d planned - I got sidelined from my plans is probably the best way to put it. Anyway... https://imagizer.imag...
by El_Freddo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: "Yak" the SG Forester
Replies: 2
Views: 51

"Yak" the SG Forester

Meet Yak:

Image

The new to us Forester. EJ253 (I believe), auto, 350,something kms on the clock. Goes well. Will be rego'd in one of our family's name soon I hope!

That's it for now.

Cheers

Bennie
by El_Freddo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: Ruby Scoo photos
Replies: 25
Views: 5019

Re: Ruby Scoo photos

Made a new friend on a car club Sunday drive. This one is a fwd EA82 turbo. Ruby Scoo could *just* keep up with it if I got the boot in early enough after negotiating an intersection, otherwise I couldn't catch up if I let him get the jump on us. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/PqY...
by El_Freddo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: Sister's Gen3 Liberty "Basil"
Replies: 36
Views: 4726

Re: Sister's Gen3 Liberty "Basil"

It sounds like you sort of know what you’re doing :shock: We'll see mate! https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6186/pL8F8v.jpg ^ the replacement gearbox. The old one is on the floor behind me in the pic, in the same amount of pieces! Some of the work done on Basil's engine while I had it out: htt...
by El_Freddo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: Red Targa Brumby
Replies: 139
Views: 17066

Re: Red Targa Brumby

Yay! Finally some fun stuff - pics! While I had the front end apart for new bearings and driveshafts I took some time to paint the hub knuckles in an attempt to clean up my brumby one part/area at a time... https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/8761/TTRnEd.jpg ^ Always wear a face mask and extra ey...
by El_Freddo
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: Sister's Gen3 Liberty "Basil"
Replies: 36
Views: 4726

Re: Sister's Gen3 Liberty "Basil"

I’ve finally got the engine back together and in two weeks ago now (I think). Everything was good with the engine. HGs done, cam belt replaced including all pulleys and tensioner, waterpump stayed, all new oil seals. Cam retainer plate removed for valve stem seals to be replaced. Valves were lapped ...
by El_Freddo
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: Red Targa Brumby
Replies: 139
Views: 17066

Re: Red Targa Brumby

And Redback is back in action as of this afternoon! New front drive shafts and bearings, plus painted hubs. If you ever pain hubs just make sure the paint doesn’t build up where bolts etc go. Not fun sorting that out, especially in threaded sections. So I’ve finally lost my steering wheel wobble und...
by El_Freddo
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Engine, gearbox and diff
Topic: Centre diff issue and questions
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Centre diff issue and questions

Thinking about your CV comment Toonga, I’m going to swap the shafts left to right etc and see if the issue swaps sides with the shafts.

Cheers

Bennie
by El_Freddo
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Engine, gearbox and diff
Topic: Centre diff issue and questions
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Centre diff issue and questions

Thanks for the reply Toonga. The issue with the front end could be on the money - it didn’t do this prior to pulling the engine and box out. With a replacement (second hand, condition unknown) gearbox, we now have this “wobble”, only when under load. When coasting the vehicle feels unsettled in gene...
by El_Freddo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Engine, gearbox and diff
Topic: Centre diff issue and questions
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Centre diff issue and questions

The patient: 1999/2000 RX Liberty wagon (EJ251) 5spd manual - aka, Basil Issue: swapped in second hand gearbox (pick a part special!) only to find the vehicle now has a wobble like feeling from the front left when under acceleration, becomes worse with heavier acceleration. All other times the vehic...
by El_Freddo
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Sound systems
Topic: Double DIN stereo install - L Series Wagon
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Double DIN stereo install - L Series Wagon

That sucks mate! I hope find a suitable replacement. They’re not so easy to find these days :(

Cheers

Bennie