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by mike-tracy
Fri May 22, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Sunroof issues
Replies: 17
Views: 5038

Re: Sunroof issues

You guys just revealed another problem I have. My sun roof opens fine, but when I close it, it goes a few inches then stops, hit the switch again and it closes all the way. I'm still trying to find something that worked correctly on my Baja. John, that's a safety feature that all Subaru sunroofs ha...
by mike-tracy
Fri May 22, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Viper X3 Performance Chip Tuner
Replies: 2
Views: 1368

Re: Viper X3 Performance Chip Tuner

You should buy it and do a before and after Dyno comparison! Or save money and find someone who has.

I think they are all BS.
by mike-tracy
Fri May 15, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: New to Subarus but just bought a Baja. Looking for info on the AWD system and diffs.
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: New to Subarus but just bought a Baja. Looking for info on the AWD system and diffs.

Zubaja's talking about automatic transmissions. Your Manual transmission has one dipstick, and only one fluid type (gear oil, no ATF) for the transmission.
by mike-tracy
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stuck Banjo Bolt for Turbo
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: Stuck Banjo Bolt for Turbo

Could also mean you have shot motor mounts ;). The open side of the wrench clearly isn't working, as evidenced by the damage to the bolt.
by mike-tracy
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stuck Banjo Bolt for Turbo
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: Stuck Banjo Bolt for Turbo

I think the issue is you don't have enough leverage. Have you tried the double wrench trick? You really want to get the closed end on there, at least to get the bolt started. doublewrenchtrick1370651515.jpg (the pic is showing the second wrench in "tighten" position, you'd need to flip it ...
by mike-tracy
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Private: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: WTB ARE camper shell. ANY color.
Replies: 4
Views: 2298

Re: WTB ARE camper shell. ANY color.

Where are you, and how far are you willing to travel? I see one or more pop up in Oregon, every couple of months.
by mike-tracy
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: My Baja is on the road
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

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: 2134

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: 2134

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: 1997

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: 1234

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: 2254

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: 2076

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: 2538

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: 3042

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 ju...