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Old 04-16-17, 06:14 PM   #51
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Honestly, if I hadn't splurged on 2-piece rotors, I would have just went with Centric blanks... Maybe even the "high carbon" version.

I moved back to Denver after about 8 years in Omaha. They've seem to pick up on Subaru's there and at least the Kansas City area has more recently as well. But yes, a lot of Subaru's here... Probably just as many Jeeps too. And we have 2 Subaru's and a Jeep.

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Old 05-07-17, 10:00 AM   #52
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One of these things is not like the other.
One of these things just doesn't belong...


(Left one is inboard, right one is outboard. I'd estimate that is about 0.5mm left on it.)


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The report notes the driver was "alert and conscious" after the wreck. Too bad he wasn't before the impact.
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Old 05-07-17, 10:04 AM   #53
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Ignore the brush marks and they look okay.




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So...if I'm using project mu pads, am I supposed to use the stock STi metal shims? There are like three pieces of metal on the stock pads but it looks like only one can come loose.


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Old 05-18-17, 08:49 AM   #55
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So....
Brakes are done. They work like a dream.
Stopped for fuel after breaking in the brakes and saw this


Why me?

Filler tank is near empty, reservoir tank is WAY too full. Coolant is brown.
Bubbles come up in reservoir.

Same symptoms of head gasket problem as I originally had last summer.

This time I'm taking it to the dealership, since I can't find anyone around here that seems to know how to fix a Subaru.


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Old 05-19-17, 01:01 PM   #56
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Gaaaah, that sucks man!!
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That's a bummer, however, I suggest fixing it yourself. Have the heads skimmed properly, use new OEM gaskets, and head studs. I've been through this and have seen many have this problem. Unless it's a big build, this has always been our fix.
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That's a bummer, however, I suggest fixing it yourself. Have the heads skimmed properly, use new OEM gaskets, and head studs. I've been through this and have seen many have this problem. Unless it's a big build, this has always been our fix.
Problem is, I work seven days a week. It would take me forever to get this done. I really don't have the time to do it myself. I just wish I could find a competent mechanic to do this.

If I just had new ARP2000 head studs put in back in September, do I need to get new ones?

And also is Subaru still the best head gasket for this? Or should I go with another brand?

I really think the whole problem is the last guy to take it apart not taking the time to do it the right way. (I plan on doing a little warning/write up on this place when I have time.)
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