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Old 06-01-2013, 05:49 AM   #41
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wow...that is some super tedious busy work. i would have given up after two fins and just bought a new one.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:09 AM   #42
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Thanks guys! I haven't had much to do while waiting for my bell housing to be swapped, so I took a little time on the TMIC. It was maybe a couple hours with a Swiss Army knife and a small flat head screwdriver.

I'd like to think it bumped up the efficiency a little.
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My wife helped put her own transmission back in. Next step, the engine...
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:43 AM   #44
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Turns out the transmission wouldn't go into reverse, likely because of a messed up reverse fork from the replacement case halves.

Dropped the trans again:


Now I wait for the reverse fork to be replaced.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:50 AM   #45
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Damn man you guys have some bad luck too. Sorry to see all the bad, I hope you get it back in and driving soon!
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:57 PM   #46
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Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate it

I'm pretty hopeful that once this is resolved, everything should assemble without issue and we'll be left with a solid car that's reliable for quite some time.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:06 AM   #47
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Thanks to Gamblor and my wife, the trans is back in, now with reverse! Unfortunately, I have to do the axle seals in it, so I'll be picking those up today and hopefully getting them in. This weekend will hopefully conclude with this car running.
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Gamblor and I got the motor back into the Forester yesterday, then, PMJKKL and petrosexual came over and helped bring the car to this state:


It started up without issue, but I've got a slight coolant leak to resolve and a P2021 TGV code that I'll probably just turn off when I have the car tuned. Getting there!



Oh, and while the car has been down some new residents moved in:




Yes, that is two separate nests. They were promptly evicted.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:02 AM   #49
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I resolved the coolant leak, then tried to move the car only to drag the rear wheels. Turns out the brakes seized up horribly, and upon further investigation, the driver's side parking brake seized in partnership with the passenger side rear caliper. Fortunately, the donor WRX was more than willing to give up a replacement rear caliper

Next up: Tuning out the TGV code and replacing the vacuum line the prior owner broke and then taped off.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:44 AM   #50
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Well, I drove it a couple miles today! The motor feels great, as should be expected for a new short block. It'll get a base tune tonight to flash out the TGV code, and then I'll be continuing with the break in.

Also, it finally has a name: Toaster! Partly named because of looks, partly named because we've been watching Battlestar Galactica and this thing could very well be trying to kill us
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