... and bought a set of Whiteline swaybar endlinks for my ‘98 Subaru Legacy Outback. These things are crazy light weight, even compared to stock plastic endlinks - I’m a bit baffled by the inclusion of lightening holes TBH.
The clunk from the rear was another broken swaybar endlink. I don’t know if the bushing failed and caused the bolt to break, or if the bolt broke and took the bushing with it.
So this was in the local news today. A 35-year-old lost control of his Challenger while racing a Charger on a public highway, hit a semi hard enough to knock it’s trailer over the center divider, and ultimately caused the death of 3 innocent people.
I accidentally found the secret combination of Harbor Freight tools to make changing hub bearings without a press as easy as child’s play.
You hear a lot about Subarus being picky about axles, about “New, made in China” replacement axles not being great, and that Subaru axles are the only ones to use on your Subie. Now, I add my voice to these anecdotes.
My coworker just bought a 2016 Subaru Outback, so I took the opportunity to take a few pictures with my 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback. Despite vastly different styling, you can definitely see the family resemblance. The overall length, ground clearance, and roof height are surprisingly similar.
I had my driver’s seat apart yesterday to fix the broken lumbar support (which was an unqualified success FWIW - silver lining FTW!). I carefully set my phone in the corner so it wouldn’t be damaged. As I reassembled the seat, the seat back slipped out of my hands, bounced across the garage, and came to rest with one…
My ‘98 Subaru Legacy Outback got a new rattle this weekend! It’s only audible from under the car, and I’m hoping it’s coming from the little spring bolt doodads that hold the exhaust flex joint together. I’ll try to get the car on ramps tonight and hopefully be able to easily fix it.
Spotted in a parking lot in downtown Chatsworth. I’d take the Alfa, myself, given a choice. I am not a fan of the California’s appearance.
1977(?) Toyota Celica Coupe. I’ve also seen an older Toyota hatchback around, either an AE86 or an AE85. I’m not sure if it’s the same owner or if there are some Japanese classic car lovers in my neighborhood.
My trusty ‘98 Subaru Legacy wagon is creeping up to 230,000 miles and I’ve noticed oil consumption trending upwards and fuel economy trending downwards for a few months now. As some point in the not too distant future (next Sunday AD) I will need to replace it with something a few years newer and with significantly…
I’m trying to track down a ticking sound coming from my Subaru’s engine, and someone suggested I check to see if the timing belt tensioner was blown. I pulled everything apart this morning and took a video of what it looks like at idle.
I'm not sure what it is. Sorry for the bad picture, it was a ways away from my zoomless camera. The writing on the side says "Tanya".
It's nice to see older cars like this being driven.
As seen on my lunch break.
Some of you may recall that my co-worker is looking for a new ride after his Focus blew up. It looks like he's probably going to try to get financing for a late model used car. He wants to keep it under $10k, but he also wants something decent that will last a few years.
Have a VW Type 3 Fastback for your trouble, as seen on my lunch break today.
I spent a few hours on Saturday swapping the radiator out on my brother's Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. Everything went really smoothly. The radiator that I put in a month or so ago was for the naturally aspirated Grand Prix, and the one I swapped in on Saturday should be the correct one. In the picture, you can see pretty…
So yeah - I put the wrong radiator in my brother's Pontiac Grand Prix. He has a 2004 GTP Comp G with the supercharged L32, and I put the radiator for a naturally aspirated L26 engine in it. The end tanks are the same, but the L26 radiator's core is 5/8" thick and the L32 core is a full 1" thick.