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by kamesama980
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2003 Baja Leaking gear oil from the front diff.
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: 2003 Baja Leaking gear oil from the front diff.

Anything's possible. have to clean it off and see where it comes back.

Since the diff is inside the trans housing, look up what a new trans costs installed. or rather, ask your mechanic.
by kamesama980
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brumby Tonneau Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Brumby Tonneau Cover

Bajas haven't been made in 13 years, weren't phenomenal sellers then, and require totally different tooling to build a cover for (smaller size). Sadly we're out of luck.
by kamesama980
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fuel Pressure Regulator Location
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Fuel Pressure Regulator Location

Flash it into an 04 STI and yes, a cobb would work. Tactrix/romraider supports the turbo bajas now as well. Nothing inherently better about tuning with one vs the other as long as the tuner knows what they're doing. FYI, if you're looking at AFR, higher numbers are lean, not rich. Where did you inst...
by kamesama980
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 03 Baja exaust problems
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: 03 Baja exaust problems

I was getting 420 right away after every “fix” and reset we tried until I spaced the front sensor. Hasn’t happened again since. I’m not saying you’re wrong, but if that worked for me, what do you think was causing my 420 to trip? You might be able to ID my problem better. It’s been months without t...
by kamesama980
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2006 Baja Turbo Engine Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: 2006 Baja Turbo Engine Removal

So I am looking at your engine picture and notice that it is the DOHC engine (similar to the EJ25 in my '98 Forester). Is this still a 2.5, or is it the 2.0 turbo I have heard about (JDM engine?). Never worried much about turbos as I feel like my NA Baja has plenty of pep. Dennis The turbos also go...
by kamesama980
Mon May 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 03 Baja exaust problems
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: 03 Baja exaust problems

What code are you actually getting? If it's P0420: sorry to bust your bubble airborneguy, but P0420 uses both sensors and you space out the rear sensor. P0420 is set (this is the much simplified method) by the ECM deliberately running the engine lean (as reported by the front sensor) till the cat's ...
by kamesama980
Sun May 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: A Project...
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: A Project...

Here's some preliminary work to chew on and stoke the fires of imagination
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2973
by kamesama980
Sun May 05, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Looking at a 2005 Turbo
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: Looking at a 2005 Turbo

One thing I've noticed on my turbo Bajas which I don't see on my OBW is rusting/rotting of the engine cradle. I have 2 '04 turbos which both need the cradle replaced and my '05 which appears pristine everywhere else is showing surface rust on the cradle. In all instances the rust/rot is by where th...
by kamesama980
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Rear differential fluid
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Rear differential fluid

Everything I read online says, no, don't put in an LSD additive. Yes, you do have a rear LSD (from the factory, anyway), but it's a sealed unit. The gear oil isn't getting to the LSD-specific parts. You just use the same 75W90 oil that's used for the transmission. This is correct. Even if you have ...
by kamesama980
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: X-ray Screening Systems
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: X-ray Screening Systems

I agree but huh? was the OP deleted?
by kamesama980
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Looking at a 2005 Turbo
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: Looking at a 2005 Turbo

Indiana uses salt on their roads, that might be what messed up the paint. I would get it on a lift and look over the underside for rust and rotted bushings. salt doesn't bother paint and certainly doesn't do THAT to paint. something poured on the mirror to do that. Salt causes rust which rots the s...
by kamesama980
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: messy oil changes!
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: messy oil changes!

yea, what are you draining it into, a butter tub? The $10 one from the parts store works fine for me. the plug's the same size as a thousand other cars. mine looks like this but with a closed top and hole in the middle like a funnel https://www.autozone.com/shop-and-garage-tools/oil-drain-pan/flotoo...
by kamesama980
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Island truck, Maui, Should I buy this?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Island truck, Maui, Should I buy this?

So it's currently in UT and you'd ship it to HI? what's the damage for that? Any particular reason you're looking to buy continental and shipping it vs buying local without shipping once you get there? I don't see any red flags but dealerships usually try not to leave any visible. Price is high but ...
by kamesama980
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Problem when turning... diffrrential?
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Problem when turning... diffrrential?

Wheel bearings are unlikely to cause the hopping/skipping/binding you feel on tight turns. I've changed enough in my time in a shop to know better than to say never but that's much more likely to be a a diff problem. I could see it being an axle though more than a bearing as the rollers actually rid...
by kamesama980
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: STi TMIC/aftermarket
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: STi TMIC/aftermarket

I got my Baja with an STI intercooler (and turbo and ECM), doesn't look like the AC lines were molested. I don't know of any duct to connect it to the stock hood scoop but it nowhere near lines up. Don't want to try to straighten your fins? It's easy enough to do while watching TV, most parts stores...