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by kamesama980
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Private: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: WTB: Topper
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: WTB: Topper

Would be good to include your location and if you're looking for a bed-rail height tonneau or roof-height cap.
by kamesama980
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: 03' Baja Purchase - 400,000 KMS
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: 03' Baja Purchase - 400,000 KMS

Those miles are not too bad for a non-turbo, no reason it won't get another 5-10 years of service on the original motor. My 05 turbo has 237,000 miles and I put on 100 more every day on my commute. That's really great to hear! So the non-turbo motor is more or less robust than the turbo motor? it's...
by kamesama980
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: How common is head gasket replacement?
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: How common is head gasket replacement?

Most will. Luckily it's usually non-catastrophic: the oil drainback leaks at the lowest point.

I still need to do mine. It's been slowly leaking oil for the 10k miles I put on it and who knows how long before that.
by kamesama980
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Need Fast Feedback on Potential Purchase
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Need Fast Feedback on Potential Purchase

Don't be dramatic. Any used car is a time bomb and you should always set aside a chunk of change for repairs. That's why I hate the "I fixed everything to fix on my old car so I sold it at a loss, here's what I can scrape up if I eat ramen all year" WTB posts. Also, any history given is 9/10 BS. Bes...
by kamesama980
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: ABS Normal?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: ABS Normal?

It doesn't need to be dirt, gravel or snow... Even bumps in the road can cause the ABS to kick in and substantially reduce the force applied to the brakes. At least on mine, the ABS partially releases the brakes to prevent (what it believes) the wheels from locking, but it feels like it doesn't rea...
by kamesama980
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Torque Specs
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Torque Specs

There's more than one engine available in the Baja (all 2.5l), 03 (EJ251), 05+ NA (EJ253), Turbo (EJ255). Different engines have different torque specs. Which one are you looking for specs for?
by kamesama980
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: ABS Normal?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: ABS Normal?

To clarify my previous comments: In terms of four locked tires on firm pavement, yes, ABS can decrease straight line stopping vs locking the tires (simple comparison of static vs dynamic friction) but historically that wasn't the biggest safety push. On snow or where you can pack material (loose sno...
by kamesama980
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Piston Slap
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Piston Slap

The only way to fix it is to rebuild it. As posted in your other thread: the previous owner probably had it full of gear lube and lucas syrup for the sale. Mine was the same, he'd added the lucas so recently the oil filler tube was still goopy from it. Running different oil won't fix it. thicker oil...
by kamesama980
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Newbie with Motor Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Newbie with Motor Questions

Thanks for all the input, just one more question. Has anyone had success with different types of oil? When I bought the car I changed the oil in the first 100 Miles as I had no idea what they had in there. I used the recommended 5W-30 but I feel like the piston slap is louder now than with the prev...
by kamesama980
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: ABS Normal?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: ABS Normal?

First off, keep in mind ABS isn't meant to improve straight-line stopping on loose surfaces. It's meant to retain steering ability on uneven or inconsistent surfaces (which would otherwise lead to a spin) or hard braking in corners (which would otherwise lead to understeer). What may me happening is...
by kamesama980
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Newbie with Motor Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Newbie with Motor Questions

Hi, yes to both, increases with RPM and much better when warm but still slightly noticeable. Worse under a load when cold as you’re first taking off on a cold morning. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk As a Baja owner since July of this year (having owned a 2000 RS, and two WRXS, 2002 (sedan) & 20...
by kamesama980
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Transmission Interchange
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Transmission Interchange

Can't say I've done it on a Baja but you should be able to. watch outs: 1. diff ratios aren't the same. suggest swapping the rear diff with the trans. 2a. axles are different. 2b. front axles can be a pain to remove. and by pain I mean if you google "How to remove stuck CV axle" it's an outback in t...
by kamesama980
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Would an EJ20 2 liter be compatible in an 05’ Turbo?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Would an EJ20 2 liter be compatible in an 05’ Turbo?

easy and common: 1. buy car with blown motor. 2. buy the cheapest motor that'll halfway work. 3. sell to a sucker with a story that it isn't factory because it's a super duper better motor and just needs a simple fix to see it's full potential. 4. move and change phone number. is it compatible? yes....
by kamesama980
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2019 Subaru Ascent
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: 2019 Subaru Ascent

WOW thats so cool! it looks like... every other FLC (factory lifted car AKA SUV AKA minivan with folding doors instead of sliding) out there. [smilie=zzz.gif]
by kamesama980
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Sounds like a bad wheel bearing but it wasn't (I think?)
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Sounds like a bad wheel bearing but it wasn't (I think?)

ball joints will be clunky, not growly when driving.

leaking boots are a warning, play in the joint means replacement time.