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gary2009
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Post by gary2009 » Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:42 pm

hi everyone my name is Gary I own a 2009 Subaru impreza im trying to get it back on the road its cost me over $2000.00 so far after it broke the timing belt tensioner bolt and one thumb nearly cut it off with grinder making a valve press now I have only one hand to fix it.

8191Brumby
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Post by 8191Brumby » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:36 am

G’day. I must admit I’m new to Subaru cars, but have enjoyed getting to know the Brumby cars I’ve recently purchased. I have a few “older” cars I share with my brother: a 1989 NA MX5, a 1978 Fairmont GXL, and these two Brumbys. I was really lucky to buy the first, a first generation Brumby from 1981. No rust and straight, but an ex farm ute with only 130,000 kilometres on the clock. I have 4 YouTube videos on that one if you’d like to check it out. It’s a great little car. I’ve been told it’s very rare being the original “curvy” shape. Any others out there on this Forum? The second Brumby is a 91 model with 152K. It’s a good car but I’ve just discovered bubbles in the radiator... I think I have problems with that one. Anyhow, glad this site exists. I might have to use the expertise of others sooner than I thought.

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El_Freddo
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Re: New members - Read first post & say G'day

Post by El_Freddo » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:25 pm

Ah, now the 8191 makes sense in your username 8191Brumby!

Welcome. Start a build/my car thread or two once you work out how to post images. It’s not as straight forward as bookface, but then searching for anything useful on bookface isn’t straight forward either...

The 81 “brumby” would certainly be a rarity let alone if it’s in good condition. These usually rusted out and ended up on a farm then the scrap heap. Keep it tidy and jump on any rust as soon as you see it.

The 91 sounds good. The head gasket job isn’t overly difficult if you know your way around a tool kit and a workshop manual ;) It’s worth getting onto sooner rather than later, less potential for a dangerous overheat event.

Cheers

Bennie
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8191Brumby
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Re: New members - Read first post & say G'day

Post by 8191Brumby » Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:58 am

Thanks for the welcome. I’m hopeless at computer stuff and can’t easily navigate around these sites, so sorry if I should be posting elsewhere. I don’t think I can do the HG myself and not 100% sure it’s even the HG that’s the trouble. I took a video of what’s happening and put it on YouTube. https://youtu.be/3gWpN2KfQwc
Do you or others have a recommendation of someone in Sydney who does head gasket repairs, even a retired Subaru mechanic or well versed Subi enthusiast? Thanks if you can make a recommendation. I’ll try to find the right place on this site to ask this sort of thing. Cheers.

8191Brumby
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Re: New members - Read first post & say G'day

Post by 8191Brumby » Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:06 pm

I should have mentioned I’m keen to learn from a master mechanic how to change the HG. Only way i’ll learn ...

BrisBrumby
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Re: New members - Read first post & say G'day

Post by BrisBrumby » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:45 am

Hello from Brisbane, my suby is an 87 brumby ea81.

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