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by ZUBAJA
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: To Rebuild or To Buy a Reman 2.5 NA
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: To Rebuild or To Buy a Reman 2.5 NA

a_cmc_2b wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:09 pm
Right now nothing, my Baja just has a high mileage engine in it and I'd like to know my options in case it goes south on me...
So define "High mileage engine". Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: To Rebuild or To Buy a Reman 2.5 NA
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: To Rebuild or To Buy a Reman 2.5 NA

Obviously, Yes. It gets done all the time. The other forum I am involved with is Isuzus (kind of a dying breed). There is a guy on there who initially was apprehensive about changing valve cover gaskets, now he's rebuilt TWO Isuzu 2.6 engines. It can be done. There are a few quirks about the Subaru ...
by ZUBAJA
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: To Rebuild or To Buy a Reman 2.5 NA
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: To Rebuild or To Buy a Reman 2.5 NA

What were you looking for? The question you asked is a "6 - half a dozen" question. Who would be doing the work? If you're towing the car to a shop and saying "rebuild this engine", you'd better have a fat wallet - you're paying for R&R, tear down, cleaning, machining, and assembly etc, etc. $$$$$ I...
by ZUBAJA
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Newbie - Headgasket versus Junkyard Swap
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Newbie - Headgasket versus Junkyard Swap

While Felpro is usually a good product, for a Subaru, I would only use OEM or the "Blue Star" head gaskets. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What have you hauled? Post Pics !!!
Replies: 252
Views: 144472

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

terayon wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:11 am
quiet literally nearly killed me.
There's a story here. Gotta hear the details :D. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Oil consumption seems excessive.
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Oil consumption seems excessive.

Sadly, some places just don't understand Subarus. I actually had to replace the transaxle in my 98 Forester for the same reason (dry axle fluid). That one was an automatic, and because of dirt and buildup, I couldn't see the yellow axle dip stick (until it was too late) FWIW: Way back, my 1965 Corva...
by ZUBAJA
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Private: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2003 Baja for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: 2003 Baja for sale

kamesama980 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:39 am
might help the sale if you let us know where it's located.
X 2. Dennis
From my experience on these type forums, if you want to sell something, price, location, and PICTURES are of the utmost importance.
by ZUBAJA
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Oil consumption seems excessive.
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Oil consumption seems excessive.

Not here to judge. If the noise stops when you push the clutch pedal down (to disengage point), this could be a transmission input shaft bearing. The input shaft turns when driving (any gear, and clutch pedal up) and it turns when tranny is in neutral with clutch out (sometimes they turn with the cl...
by ZUBAJA
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Oil consumption seems excessive.
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Oil consumption seems excessive.

You're most welcome. While I am still "learning" Subarus, much of mechanical diagnosis is the same. I have been active on an other site, Planetisuzoo for over 8 years, and I have a pretty good handle on the comings and goings of the older Isuzus, particularly the 2.3 and 2.6 4 cylinder engines and d...
by ZUBAJA
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Oil consumption seems excessive.
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Oil consumption seems excessive.

It's something with your engine. Many manufacturers consider a (1) quart of oil in 1,000 miles "acceptable". I don't. Some of my subies may use a half a quart between oil changes (3,000 miles). Now you say "no reading on the dipstick". I sure wouldn't let it get that far. What are we talking, 3 quar...
by ZUBAJA
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Future Baja value
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Future Baja value

Any ideas on how much they will be worth in 5, 10, 20 years? Absolute crapshoot. With all the greenhouse / climate change / rising oceans, and "dogs and cats living together" stuff, who knows what ANY collectible will be worth in 5 to 20 years. Some kind of greenhouse tax or restriction could put t...
by ZUBAJA
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Shopping for Baja, choices NA vs Turbo, MT vs AT
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: Shopping for Baja, choices NA vs Turbo, MT vs AT

Viscous coupler, AWD clutchpack, not 100% on how the autos are set up. It's a multi-disc clutch pack, just like inside the tranny (auto) or a wet motorcycle clutch. It is activated by a solenoid that is controlled (activated) by different rotational speeds of the wheels. On the autos, you can remov...
by ZUBAJA
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Shopping for Baja, choices NA vs Turbo, MT vs AT
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: Shopping for Baja, choices NA vs Turbo, MT vs AT

One more reason I am happy with my NA.
Sorry to hear about your engine issues :( . I often take for granted how blessed I am to be able to do my own work. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Newbie - Headgasket versus Junkyard Swap
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Newbie - Headgasket versus Junkyard Swap

I agree on the advice to get a lower mileage engine, and do the head gaskets while it is out (MUCH easier). Personally, after doing 2 different engines (SOHC, and a DOHC), I would spend the extra and go with the "Blue Star" head gaskets. They are about 100.00 per side, but well worth it. I would als...
by ZUBAJA
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Shopping for Baja, choices NA vs Turbo, MT vs AT
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: Shopping for Baja, choices NA vs Turbo, MT vs AT

"Had". Some drunk decided to turn left in front of my wife. Car could have been saved, but insurance said otherwise. Ended up replacing with an 05 and 100K less miles. I never really had any "first 10%" thing with the throttle, but if I hit the gas a little too hard, it would flat out get. I had an ...