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Old 08-16-11, 02:28 PM   #21
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Thanks for stopping in Mike, I was definitely sad when you told me you had to sell the 07. I remember the day well, 2008.05.31 I drove to Irvine Subaru to give you the keys to the 07, and take possession of the 08. It was really hard to see 'her' go, but knowing my new 08 was sitting 40 yards away made it a little less painful.

I've received a few PMs from the buyer you sold to as well, feeling a little bad cause I don't think I replied to the latest one months ago though.

My car is with Subaru (or the sublet body shop) getting some spot welds sorted out under warranty. I'm supposed to have it back on Friday so I made an appointment for Saturday morning to get an alignment, things are a hair off since the steering rack bushing installation. Hopefully everything lines up, I'd like to have my car for this weekend. Headed to Dave & Busters at the Ontario Mills mall Saturday evening for my girl's birthday.

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Old 08-16-11, 07:31 PM   #22
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That sucks!! I hope they fix it... Good luck with the car.
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Old 08-28-11, 11:59 AM   #23
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After over 3 years of owning the car, it finally has a name...

"theNoise"

Inspired by this thread...

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Old 09-24-11, 01:23 PM   #24
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Added a few things to the Pending Items list;
- Mushimoto Aluminum Radiator (Purchased 2011.09.23)
- Mushimoto Radiator Hoses - Black (Ordered 2011.09.24)
- Whiteline 22mm Front & Rear Swaybars (Ordered 2011.09.24)
- Kartboy Front & Rear Endlinks (Ordered 2011.09.24)

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Old 09-29-11, 11:26 PM   #25
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Installed the Whiteline 22mm adjustable rear swaybar with supports and Kartboy rear endlinks tonight. Tomorrow I'll be putting on the front Whiteline (22mm adj) swaybar with Kartboy endlinks.

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Old 09-30-11, 09:29 PM   #26
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Installed the Whiteline 22mm adjustable front swaybar and Kartboy front endlinks tonight.
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Old 10-08-11, 09:34 PM   #27
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Installed something tonight, and did something else.

Received my Mushimoto hoses, will probably be doing the radiator swap tomorrow.

Anyone wanna stop by and shoot the breeze?
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Old 10-16-11, 06:06 PM   #28
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Finally got around to the radiator swap today, went in without a fuss. Used the new Mushimoto radiator hoses with some new hose clamps from a local auto shop.

I had to cut the Mushimoto hoses a little to make them fit without rubbing since they were made as stock replacements. The Mushimoto radiator is significantly thicker so the hoses were a little cramped without trimming.

Running the following fluids in the cooling system;
2~ qts Subaru super coolant (50/50 prediluted)
1 bottle Subaru coolant conditioner
1 bottle water wetter
5~ qts distilled water
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Soooo, on the rear swaybar mount braces... how did you manage to get the nuts off of the control arm/subframe bolt??? I've been drenching them with penetrating oil and vibrating with a hammer on the bolt, nut, and subframe, but they are certainly on there!!!!
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Soooo, on the rear swaybar mount braces... how did you manage to get the nuts off of the control arm/subframe bolt??? I've been drenching them with penetrating oil and vibrating with a hammer on the bolt, nut, and subframe, but they are certainly on there!!!!
Yeah, I remember those... what a PITA. It's all about leverage, I'd suggest jacking the car up high enough to get under there with a large breaker bar (18" or larger).

I had to get creative... I used a 12" breaker bar and put an old BMX fork headtube around it for leverage, essentially acting as an extension. There was definitely a loud POP and the socket fell off of the nut. I thought I broke the socket, my breaker bar or the bolt, but it was just the threads breaking loose. I'd suggest using anti-seize as you put things back together to make future maintenance less difficult.

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