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by mike-tracy
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: My Baja is on the road
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Re: My Baja is on the road

I'm glad my local dealership treated you right! I've noticed that Subarus with their rounded oil pans are more sensitive to level ground than other brands. If you're not on flat ground, I'd recommend changing that. Also since the engine is horizontally opposed, oil doesn't drain into the pan as fast...
by mike-tracy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: My Baja is on the road
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Re: My Baja is on the road

I don't know who you talked to about the dipstick and tube, but here are the part numbers: Dipstick tube: 31080AA110 Dipstick 31088AA160 O-ring for the dipstick and tube (you need a total of 2) 806910030 I found them at my local dealer's website: https://parts.rentonsubaru.com/a/Subaru_2006_Baja-25L...
by mike-tracy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: My Baja is on the road
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Re: My Baja is on the road

I'm glad your car is working and on the road, and glad your turbo worked out. I've owned almost 30 subarus and have never broken a dipatick. Maybe you should lay off the gym :D Unfortunately it really sounds like your vehicle had absolutely the bare minimum of maintenance it's whole life. Since you ...
by mike-tracy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2006 Baja Turbo Automatic heating issue 199,000 miles
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

Re: 2006 Baja Turbo Automatic heating issue 199,000 miles

Rent a head gasket tester from an autoparts store. They are easy to use and can (hopefully) cross blown Head Gaskets off the list. Here's an example: https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/evertough-4771/tools---equipment-16488/rental-tools-16837/rental-tools--engine---clutch-19166/2a06ea1d698c/rental...
by mike-tracy
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Disc brake rotors-Choosing new ones!
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: Disc brake rotors-Choosing new ones!

I don't like slotted and or drilled rotors - the slotted ones went through my pads way faster than conventional rotors. Plus there was extra rust around the slots/holes. Most/all places won't resurface anything but blank discs. Pads make probably the biggest difference in feel, I typically get conve...
by mike-tracy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Private: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: please help me !!
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Re: please help me !!

Checked eBay USA?

Contact them and see if they will ship international, most will if you email them first.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/03-04-06-05-Su ... SwT5xZQS59
by mike-tracy
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Valve Cover Gasket Brands
Replies: 5
Views: 1790

Re: Valve Cover Gasket Brands

Are you using RTV where the service manual says to? I've only had any luck with the OEM gaskets, felpros leak way sooner.
by mike-tracy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Future Baja value
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: Future Baja value

Thanks
by mike-tracy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Newbie - Headgasket versus Junkyard Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: Newbie - Headgasket versus Junkyard Swap

I would personally get the engine with less than half the miles, and do all the maintenance on that one before it goes into the car. I'd research the "master gasket kit" that Subaru sells for your particular engine, because it comes with pretty much everything. If cash is tight, you can just have yo...
by mike-tracy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Lurker that wanted a Baja turbo
Replies: 20
Views: 4759

Re: Lurker that wanted a Baja turbo

A fmic will add lag, every time you stab the throttle, the puny little turbo will have to pressurize 10 feet of 2"+ of pipe. Versus 1.5-2 feet in a tmic. Unless you plan to swap to a large turbo, I vote replace your tmic with the same one.

Source: I have a TD04HLA with a FMIC.
by mike-tracy
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Late Baja
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Late Baja

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3712&p=21347&sid=05 ... 28a#p21347

I posted the production numbers in this thread
by mike-tracy
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Late Baja
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Late Baja

Actually, it's totally possible. I posted the exact # of vins issued according to Subaru's dealer parts software (FAST II). Assuming the vins are issued in chronological order per year, you could a see where your car stacks up. All you need to do is download FAST II, download a free hex editor progr...
by mike-tracy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: New Buy
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Re: New Buy

Smiles per gallon! Heck yeah
by mike-tracy
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: New member with "new" Baja
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: New member with "new" Baja

I get between 1-2 mpg less without the deflector, when driving all highway. But I calculate my MPG's every pit stop. If you do exclusively in town driving, I'm with you, there's no benefit.
by mike-tracy
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: New member with "new" Baja
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: New member with "new" Baja

Hi, you want to keep that plastic lower guard on for aerodynamic reasons. Your MPGs will take a noticeable hit without it. If you really want to keep an OEM stereo in there, you can use newer ones as long as they use the same plug. Subaru kept the plug the same for many years, but in recent (not sur...