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by ZUBAJA
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What have you hauled? Post Pics !!!
Replies: 230
Views: 111382

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

Yeah REAL light on the steering. Needless to say I stayed off the interstate with this load. FWIW, with the load BEHIND the rear axle, I did try to pick up the front with my hands. Still too heavy. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What have you hauled? Post Pics !!!
Replies: 230
Views: 111382

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

Way too much. Bajas do not like shingles. I'm redoing the roof on my detached garage workshop. My roofing guy calls and says "can you pick up the shingles? I ask about weight so I can decide whether to take the trailer or just the Baja. He says "it's ONLY 12 bundles". I take the Baja. When the guy c...
by ZUBAJA
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2006 Baja Sport
Replies: 34
Views: 2083

Re: 2006 Baja Sport

No, 35 years with the City Of St Petersburg (Fl) Fleet. During that time I was everything from Mechanic (all types), shop supervisor (cars, light trucks, and then mainly, Police and Fire fleet, and finished out my last few years as a parts specialist. My Dad was a retired LEO though. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Rear Cargo Light Modifications
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Rear Cargo Light Modifications

Thanks. When I get a chance, I'll have to take it off and see if I have the correct LED bulbs in my stash. If not, I'll pick up a set. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Rear Cargo Light Modifications
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Rear Cargo Light Modifications

So dumb question here: How do you remove the cargo light lens? Does it just pop off? Afraid to "experiment" with Baja specific parts. Dennis
P.S. I had never even turned my cargo light on until I read this thread.
by ZUBAJA
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2006 Baja Sport
Replies: 34
Views: 2083

Re: 2006 Baja Sport

The bottle only holds 4 oz (maybe 6?). Just put it all in. Remember, this was originally for a differential that holds maybe 3 quarts of lube, we're putting it into a transaxle with probably 2 gallons of ATF. Speaking of which, I've had good luck running Valvoline Max-life ATF in mine. Before I reti...
by ZUBAJA
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2006 Baja Sport
Replies: 34
Views: 2083

Re: 2006 Baja Sport

Start with the easiest and least expensive first. Try just adding the Ford friction modifier. It is made for limited slip differentials (positraction). Limited slip differentials are the same basic clutch pack system as used in your (our) automatic Subarus (my Baja has a manual, which is a different...
by ZUBAJA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2006 Baja Sport
Replies: 34
Views: 2083

Re: 2006 Baja Sport

It is a clutch pack much like a motorcycle or automatic transmission clutch pack. It runs in the same fluid as the rest of the automatic transmission. I forgot to mention previously, that there is also a solenoid valve that can become clogged causing this same malfunction. The description of a "clun...
by ZUBAJA
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2006 Baja Sport
Replies: 34
Views: 2083

Re: 2006 Baja Sport

A couple of things here: I don't see mentioned if your Baja is a manual or automatic (I'll get into that later). The other is can you be more specific in describing the noise (what it sound like, when you hear it, when / if it goes away or comes back). I'm sorry to hear that your current repairs hav...
by ZUBAJA
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: 2003 lift
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: 2003 lift

I did check the toe before the lift, and then made a slight adjustment to bring it back to that spec. Alignment will come after the cradle is lowered (hopefully before too long) and I have been driving it a little less. It tracks down the road straight, and handles well for now. In the work and rese...
by ZUBAJA
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: 2003 lift
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: 2003 lift

I have an 03. Currently, I have a 2" lift on the front with just spacers installed above the struts. I have the stuff to add a lift to the rear, and almost all the spacers made to lower the engine cradle, and rear axle cradle all by about 1-1/2". I still have to make the carrier spacers and tranny c...
by ZUBAJA
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Bed Step
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Bed Step

Got my hitch for something like 150.00 shipped. Doubt a hitch step would help because with the tail gate down, the step would be under the tailgate. When I get around to hauling bicycles with mine, I'll probably opt for my hitch mounted bike rack as it sits lower. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Private: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: WANTED: Spare lift kit or cable for 2005 Baja
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: WANTED: Spare lift kit or cable for 2005 Baja

There is one listed on evilbay for just over 100.00 + free shipping. I looked under "Subaru Baja spare" and it was towards the bottom. Pic showed a blue turbo Baja missing the front grille (boneyard sales). This is another "Baja specific" part, so it will be difficult to source. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Gauge Cluster
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Gauge Cluster

FWIW, I gassed up today and it absolutely refused to reset :evil:. Been exactly one month since I fueled up last. I did look around on the web last night and there is no mention of a fix for this. Several folks having issues, some cures for newer vehicles, but no cure for the 2000-2005 Outback / Baj...
by ZUBAJA
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Gauge Cluster
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Gauge Cluster

On odometer, check with your local DMV. In Florida, there is a place on the titles to record speedometer / odometer replacement (final mileage, new mileage) and they will note on the title "not actual mileage", but you will have a reference point. Other states may have something similar. On trip odo...