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by ZUBAJA
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Anybody ever changed a speedometer
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Anybody ever changed a speedometer

It's not the mileage on the title (here, they ask for it on the registration each year). Its the words "NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE" that they put on the title that zaps value. And once it's on there, it won't go away. Almost as bad as "REBUILT" on a title. I did do a little searching last night and I saw wh...
by ZUBAJA
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Anybody ever changed a speedometer
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Anybody ever changed a speedometer

Florida, loves to screw up people's vehicle value by putting "Not actual mileage" on the title. Given that, I will avoid any "Imperial entanglements" as far as my speedometer / odometer thing goes. The way I see it, I have the option of just not having a trip reset, try to find a speedometer that ha...
by ZUBAJA
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Anybody ever changed a speedometer
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Anybody ever changed a speedometer

What it says. My odometer won't reset and it won't go from trip A to trip B. Everything else works fine. I've seen threads on the trip reset on the internet, but no solutions. I've had the speedo out and it's not all that difficult. I'm considering getting a different speedo from a boneyard, but my ...
by ZUBAJA
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: New member with "new" Baja
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: New member with "new" Baja

I wouldn't loose any sleep over removing the "under engine deflector". Realistically, I doubt you could even calculate any fuel consumption increase from NOT having it. I've removed them from all of my Subarus (7 now) that had one when I got them. It makes servicing and engine work easier. If you we...
by ZUBAJA
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Oil level reading
Replies: 14
Views: 1274

Re: Oil level reading

I almost always change mine using a 5 quart jug of oil. I usually measure out and fill about 4 quarts of oil plus what I can fit in the filter. Then start it, check for leaks, and recheck it (always a little under the full mark). Then I take it for a road test around the neighborhood and recheck and...
by ZUBAJA
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: A.R.E. topper replacement window suggestions?
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: A.R.E. topper replacement window suggestions?

Plexiglass (Lexan, or Perspex if you're English :D ) Comes to mind. Way back, the sliding back window in my Toyota truck rattled, so I made a pattern and cut a window out of the cheap plastic sheet sold at Home Depot. They lasted about 6 months in the Florida sun. Another option is find a glass shop...
by ZUBAJA
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Does the seat fold up with all that stuff in there? Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cylinder Misfire - '06 Turbo
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: Cylinder Misfire - '06 Turbo

You know, I wasn't even thinking about the buckets and shims (loads of fun - been there, done that) because of it being a turbo and the DOHC. I was thinking along the lines of rocker adjustment (I guess more non turbo). But that (compression check and valve adjustment) is always way up there on roug...
by ZUBAJA
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cylinder Misfire - '06 Turbo
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: Cylinder Misfire - '06 Turbo

I suggest a compression check AFTER the engine has warmed up. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but don't these engines still need an occasional valve adjustment? I can't seem to find it in the scheduled maintenance, but from having a few apart, there aren't hydraulic lifters (at least not in the on...
by ZUBAJA
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What have you hauled? Post Pics !!!
Replies: 249
Views: 135674

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

I forgot to take a picture because I was trying to get them unloaded before the game (Florida vs LSU), but I hauled 25 - 16 foot composite deck boards. I cut 5 feet off each one (as what I need is 5 foot lengths), but with the hatch opened and tailgate down, I had almost 8 feet of cargo area. It was...
by ZUBAJA
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

I believe hr's talking about INSIDE the cabin and behind the rear seat. It would be a very narrow space. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Whining noise from front/rear
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Whining noise from front/rear

And it doesn't have to be a "stealership" that does the work. Often, a well equipped garage, a brake place, or even a Midas type place has the equipment to do the job and at a much lower labor rate. The important part is REPUTABLE. Find a place with good references. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Whining noise from front/rear
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Whining noise from front/rear

You (the O.P.) don't mention it, but is it a manual or automatic? Both have a separate dipstick for the front diff and the dipstick is on the right (passenger) side of the diff housing. I recently had to replace the front diff on a '98 Forester because I couldn't see the dipstick because of goo buil...
by ZUBAJA
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2006 Baja Fuel System Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: 2006 Baja Fuel System Issue

I didn't want to add insult to injury after I read the O.P.'s last post, but he layed out step by step to disaster. It appears he will learn from it. First: Get rid of the old gas. At the least, this makes dealing with the tank easier. Second: some here would consider this almost as sacrilege, but o...
by ZUBAJA
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2006 Baja Fuel System Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: 2006 Baja Fuel System Issue

Best bet is get a good container (1 gallon jug), a length of hose and some kind of connector fitting, disconnect the hose where it goes into the filter or the injector rail in the engine compartment, adapt the extra length of hose to it (the hose coming from the tank), route it into the container, a...