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by ryu
Wed May 27, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Got ripped off
Replies: 7
Views: 3687

Re: Got ripped off

$500 for that is just crazy. For under $700 I got new rotors and calipers, front and rear (pads too maybe? I don't remember). To be fair, if the car is actually a rusty mess, it takes waaaay more time, effort, and headaches to do pretty much any form of car repair. Either way, I wouldn't go back to ...
by ryu
Wed May 27, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Multiple missfires
Replies: 6
Views: 3270

Re: Multiple missfires

I had the exact same symptoms (running lean, followed by CEL for misfire) on my 2003 at around 195,000 miles. My cat's seen better days, but they don't do emissions tests in my state so oh well :mrgreen: I'll get to it. Replacing the plugs and wires did nothing for me, then I replaced the knock sens...
by ryu
Wed May 27, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Grille Interchangeability
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Re: Grille Interchangeability

The eyeball test tells me it won't fit. The bottom corners look the same but the vertical portion of the sides are longer on the Baja's grille (I think). IIRC the baja's face is borrowed from the Outback, not the Legacy. Before dropping $$$ on a grille, maybe do some measurements and hit up a junkya...
by ryu
Tue May 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Newbie - Headgasket versus Junkyard Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 2866

Re: Newbie - Headgasket versus Junkyard Swap

Hate to bump a mostly-dead thread, but maybe this is worthwhile. Up here in MN, we have a really good subie shop who's kind of the go-to for head gaskets, VCGs, etc. When they do head gaskets on the EJ251, they replace them with the MLS gaskets used on the Forester XT engine. The MLS gaskets suppose...
by ryu
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Highest miles on a Baja (so far!)?
Replies: 144
Views: 100714

Re: Highest miles on a Baja (so far!)?

I'm at a touch over 193k, bought her a couple months ago at 190.
by ryu
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Subaru Baja units sold
Replies: 61
Views: 73344

Re: Subaru Baja units sold

03ClassicYellow wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:55 am The classic was the first run of the Baja and has leather seats and the mirrors are the same color as the body . Sports have cloth and black mirrors.
I KNEW mine looked different! It must be a Classic trim.
by ryu
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What have you hauled? Post Pics !!!
Replies: 260
Views: 184942

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

It's camping time!
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by ryu
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Subaru Baja MPG thread
Replies: 138
Views: 111626

Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

'03 n/a 5-speed manual, 191k miles. Getting around 22mpg, mostly city miles. I'm hoping for better, this is my first daily with a manual so I've been a little hard on it by accident a couple times :lol:
by ryu
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Whining noise from front/rear
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: Whining noise from front/rear

Thanks, guys! I'll probably have to get the bearings done at a shop, sadly that's gonna be $$$. I'll check the diff fluid too, just to be safe.
by ryu
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Whining noise from front/rear
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Whining noise from front/rear

Hey all: I recently picked up an '03 baja. It has 191k miles, but it seems like it was taken care of (single previous owner). I still have a lot to do (replace a busted rear tail light, replace missing hole cap things in bed, reupholster driver's seat, replace busted fog light) but for $3250, it's a...