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by mike-tracy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Oil & coolant fluid change
Replies: 2
Views: 1627

Re: Oil & coolant fluid change

I use 5w30 Mobil one for oil on my non turbos, Shell Rotella 5w40 for my turbo, and Zerex for coolant.

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by mike-tracy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Timing Belt Subaru Baja Turbo
Replies: 1
Views: 2611

Re: Timing Belt Subaru Baja Turbo

Mine had the same belt as yours when i got it at 164k miles. The belt was very, very worn but one of the roller bearings had exploded! I'm 99% sure the timing cover had never come off.
by mike-tracy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Lurker that wanted a Baja turbo
Replies: 20
Views: 5397

Re: Lurker that wanted a Baja turbo

The newest Baja is now 13 years old, and it's reliability really depends on how its owner(s) treated them. Whenever people talk about Honda and Toyota reliability, and mention how all they changed was brake pads & oil, I have to assume that they left a lot of maintenance on the table for the nex...
by mike-tracy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Garage Lighting
Replies: 8
Views: 6904

Re: Garage Lighting

I'd also recommend LED's. As far as color goes, the lower the better as higher numbers makes for harsher perceived lighting. The closer you can get to 4300k, the more natural lighting everything will be, leading to less eye strain. Talking about fixtures, you'll probably be more than fine with 4x 4-...
by mike-tracy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Private: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Wtb Jack and Tools
Replies: 0
Views: 3400

Wtb Jack and Tools

I bought a 2003 Baja that came with no jack, tools, owner's manual or anything. I've purchased the owner's manual on eBay but I am looking for the jack, the screw that holds it in, and all the tools in their pouch.

I'm located just south of Seattle if that matters.

Thanks,
Mike
by mike-tracy
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: EJ20Y Baja Turbo Swap!
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: EJ20Y Baja Turbo Swap!

It's not an option for everyone, but I took an ej22 NA short block and matched that to ej20 wrx heads. I rebuilt the bottom end, while reusing the same pistons. It's not as torquey as an ej25 of course, but with the higher compression and the smaller td04-19t turbo it's miles better than the ej20 it...
by mike-tracy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: EJ20Y Baja Turbo Swap!
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: EJ20Y Baja Turbo Swap!

That's awesome to hear! I had thought about an ej20x swap on a 4th gen LGT, they are only a couple wires away from running the ej20x ecu. It is a badass motor.
by mike-tracy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: EJ20Y Baja Turbo Swap!
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: EJ20Y Baja Turbo Swap!

How does it run with the exhaust AVCS fully retarded? I swapped that turbo to my Legacy with all the extra hardware, and had an aluminum elbow made to connect the cold side. I am a fan, it both spools faster AND has more top end than our cheesy td04-13 turbos we got here. I later found out that ther...
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2006 Baja Turbo Engine Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 3548

Re: 2006 Baja Turbo Engine Removal

Nice! You managed to pull it with a minimal of mess too! Are you pulling the motor to solve the rough running issue?
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: H6 5-speed swap Subaru
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Re: H6 5-speed swap Subaru

I don't have the answer to that, I would just swap those over (along with the h6 AC condenser) so there's no possibility of conflict. You are in a unique position of having both cars on hand, so you will be able to answer those questions in time. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. My experience with ...
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: H6 5-speed swap Subaru
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Re: H6 5-speed swap Subaru

I don't think there's any active users who have done the swap. From my limited research, the closer you can get to having 100% H6 parts in your car, the better. In fact that's what I'd do - swap dashes and 100% of the wiring over, as well as everything under the dash. Same thing in the engine bay.
by mike-tracy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2006 Baja Turbo Engine Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 3548

Re: 2006 Baja Turbo Engine Removal

Once you unbolt the rear ac line from where it is secured on the firewall, you'll have a lot more "wiggle" room with it. I don't think it's possible to pull the engine and not have the lines kink a little bit. Also, make sure you unbolt the torque converter before you pull the engine. Whil...
by mike-tracy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: A Work Baja story
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: A Work Baja story

Those parts look fantastic. To be clear, are those struts the 2003 Baja KYB's ones? I'm curious to see the difference in ride height with the Outback King springs. My last "adventure" Subaru was a 1998 Impreza Outback sport, and I did brand new KYB's and King springs on that. Since that ca...
by mike-tracy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: A Work Baja story
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: A Work Baja story

Thanks for sharing! You are really giving this subie some love. From owning turbo and nonturbo subarus, I feel the OEM radiators are the best. Perhaps the Mishimoto or other brands have more heat shedding capacity, but from a longevity standpoint OEM can't be beat. I think the OEM design works fine,...
by mike-tracy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Baja #
Replies: 7
Views: 2257

Re: Baja #

My friend has access to Subaru Fast, the dealership parts software, and by directly accessing the database he was able to find this information: VINs for Canadian market - 836 Total production for US market - 34,246 Non Turbo, Automatic - 19,320 Turbo, Automatic - 5105 Non Turbo, Manual - 8366 Turbo...