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by oldpro
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What have you hauled? Post Pics !!!
Replies: 230
Views: 111384

Re: What have you hauled? Post Pics !!!

But wasn't it much easier to steer with the front wheels off the ground? :D
by oldpro
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Highest miles on a Baja (so far!)?
Replies: 127
Views: 50264

Re: Highest miles on a Baja (so far!)?

At only 97,000 + I feel like I'm not trying.... :(
by oldpro
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Tail light assembly removal
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Tail light assembly removal

I struggled with that, both on my Baja and my wife's Crosstrek. You've just got to get a firm hold on the taillight assembly--I used rubber gloves--and pull it straight to the rear. Be firm; it doesn't want to come out, but let it know who's boss.
by oldpro
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Identify a connector, please
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Identify a connector, please

Thanks, guys; that makes perfect sense. :D
Oldpro
by oldpro
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Identify a connector, please
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Identify a connector, please

Today I replaced the battery on my '05. When I pulled the old battery up and out I saw an unused socket (2-conductor) on the wiring leading to the windshield washer pump.
Any idea what would plug into that?
Oldpro
by oldpro
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to change a turn signal light walkthrough
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: How to change a turn signal light walkthrough

Guacamole; Thanks. The video was very clear and a big help. My Baja is my 8th Subaru and it seems that with every new design the process of doing the little maintenance items just gets more and more complicated. I recently replaced a burned-out dash bulb and what a job it was! My 1983 wagon was pret...
by oldpro
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to change a turn signal light walkthrough
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: How to change a turn signal light walkthrough

The rear was complicated enough, but do-able. What about the fronts? :?
by oldpro
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Little poll. Are you a male or female baja owner?
Replies: 60
Views: 29827

Re: Little poll. Are you a male or female baja owner?

Male, and probably the oldest of all you whippersnappers at 2 weeks shy of 81. Still young at heart and able to drive a 5-speed competently.
by oldpro
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: IT'S COMING BACK!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2855

Re: IT'S COMING BACK!!!

From my perspective, this looks too generic. A near clone of Ford, Chevy, GMC, Nissan, Toyota
Tacoma, etc. I want to see something more Suby-funky, like the Hyundai Santa Cruz. Let's break some new ground!
by oldpro
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 05 Baja turbo shortblock
Replies: 28
Views: 2431

Re: 05 Baja turbo shortblock

Ratfink; I discovered while building several boats from kits that most of the satisfaction comes from creative problem-solving when processes don't go quite as smoothly or easily as you think up front. I'm glad to hear that your Yankee Engineering served you well and you're well under way to having ...
by oldpro
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: IT'S COMING BACK!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2855

Re: IT'S COMING BACK!!!

Nor for me; it looks too much like a Honda Ridgeline. No Subie "Quirkiness."
by oldpro
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Seat covers
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Seat covers

Guacamole: Thanks for the FSM pages. It looks like some major loosening/disassembly to get some clearance between the seat cushion and the metal plate with the seat back spring, etc. It appears that any straps crossing from side-to-side under the seat have to go inside the structure, if they're just...
by oldpro
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Seat covers
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Seat covers

When installing Wet Okole covers on the front seats, is it necessary to permanently remove the plastic trim pieces on the outboard bottom sides of the seats, or can it be loosened and then replaced after all the under-seat work is finished?
by oldpro
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Seat covers
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Seat covers

I spent about 45 minutes trying to put an inexpensive seat cover on the driver's side of my '05 but there was just too much "stuff" under the seat for me to get all the straps, hooks and other stuff in place. I figure that for both front seats it would be about $100 worth of labor to install a $30 p...
by oldpro
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cabin air filter
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Cabin air filter

All I can speak to for the last 30 years or so, is that air quality in the Pacific Northwest and now here in Albuquerque can cause one's hair to turn white and knees to hurt. Had HEPA or even coarse particulate filters been in wide use for this period we might all look and act like teenagers. That b...