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by ZUBAJA
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Baja Pics
Replies: 834
Views: 526474

Re: Baja Pics

Details please? It appears that you put red tape over the clear "fake" back up light. Did you do something else? I'm currently looking into the possibility of making the tail gate back up lenses functional. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Convert MPH -> KH/h and temp F -> Celsius
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Convert MPH -> KH/h and temp F -> Celsius

I believe you can change out specific gauges. I KNOW the speedometer can be removed separately from the rest of the panel. The odometer is mounted to the cluster, not the Speedometer. Here in Florida (USA) there is a place on the title for changing out speedometers (odometers). It's basically an aff...
by ZUBAJA
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Loud screechy sound when turning steering wheel (after overnight)
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Loud screechy sound when turning steering wheel (after overnight)

Low fluid or air in the system usually causes a whirring sound. I also had no power assist when it was cold. Subaru sells the O-rings, but I kind of feel that all yours needs is a belt adjustment. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Loud screechy sound when turning steering wheel (after overnight)
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Loud screechy sound when turning steering wheel (after overnight)

Very possible it could be your power steering belt. There is a specification of how far you should be able to push the belt between pulleys to check tension. Look up Subaru power steering belt tension. Warning: if you decide to tighten the belts (again, look up how) be careful to not overtighten the...
by ZUBAJA
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What did you do to your Baja today?
Replies: 89
Views: 86723

Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

No pictures (got too busy), but I replaced my steering rack. Not a lot of fun, but I've done worse. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: PizzaWrench acquired a SubaUte
Replies: 14
Views: 15076

Re: PizzaWrench acquired a SubaUte

Ben Staad wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:18 am Yep. Buying a cheap, older, car is never cheap.
Neither is it "cheap" to buy a new car and have it depreciate each month as you make the payment.
A "broken" Baja, with a good body, is an investment provided one can do most of their own work. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Head gasket materials
Replies: 3
Views: 7008

Re: Head gasket materials

I don't know exactly what you are planning, but "All Wheel Drive" in Washington offers "Six Star" head gaskets that are an improvement over OEM. I've used them and would use them again. I also used "New" OEM head gaskets from Subaru on a different engine, again, with su...
by ZUBAJA
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Baja price question....Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 10260

Re: Baja price question....Canada

FYI ANYBODY. Passing this on. In the Tampa Bay area (Florida USA) there is an 05 automatic, all blue, with 225,000 miles, just redone engine top end anmuch more and he's asking $4,300.00 (U.S. dollars). NOT MINE. Here's the link: https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/d/seminole-2005-subaru-baja-truck...
by ZUBAJA
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Private: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Looking for cross bars for roof rack
Replies: 10
Views: 10433

Re: Looking for cross bars for roof rack

Crossbars / Cross bars: Run from side to side and CLAMP onto the RAILS.
Rails: Run front to back and are BOLTED to the roof from underneath.
by ZUBAJA
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: 2" Spacers
Replies: 44
Views: 32480

Re: 2" Spacers

There are (or should be) spacers to lower the engine cradle, front control arms, transmission crossmember, drive shaft carrier, rear cradle, and trailing arms. may, or may not have to extend radiator hoses, and may have to modify exhaust hangers. Oh, steering universal coupler. Think I covered every...
by ZUBAJA
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: DIY Engine rebuilding logistics!
Replies: 1
Views: 7869

Re: DIY Engine rebuilding logistics!

First: when you get a chance, have your engine running and take the oil fill cap off. Observe and see if you have blow-by (vapors / "smoke") comin out of the oil fill. Next: check your PCV valve (unless you are one of the rare ones who have replaced it). It's on the passenger side near the...
by ZUBAJA
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Baja Turbo spark plug change; how awful is it?
Replies: 12
Views: 14760

Re: Baja Turbo spark plug change; how awful is it?

Most folks don't realize that vehicles today AREN'T made to be easy to work on. Engineers have no consideration for the mechanics. It's all about sales (bells and whistles) and profit (slap it together). I learned the secret man years back when one of the mechanics at the shop had an unpleasant job ...
by ZUBAJA
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What did you do to your Baja today?
Replies: 89
Views: 86723

Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

The dual range was from a JDM 03 forester. It was $450. WOW! I would have been all over a deal like that. I'd definitely stop for a lottery ticket on my way home. Nobody wants to hear it but an auto subaru is much better as an offroader. Yeah, I keep seeing that in various posts - but I have a manu...
by ZUBAJA
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What did you do to your Baja today?
Replies: 89
Views: 86723

Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

[smilie=666.gif] Now you have my FULL attention. Maybe make a dedicated thread to the conversion? So was that a JDM score? I had kind of looked at those, but at the time they were unavailable, and PRICEY. The six speed thing does nothing for me as there seems to be no advantage other that the exerci...
by ZUBAJA
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What did you do to your Baja today?
Replies: 89
Views: 86723

Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

I saw the split tranny and got excited because I thought someone was doing a "JDM hi-low" conversion. A tranny rebuild is still worth watching, and add the tall final gear...
I thought about the tall gear thing, but am afraid it might affect trailer towing. Dennis