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Old 02-12-2019, 01:22 PM   #11
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I've often thought about it. Might just be the ticket as I think I'm hearing some knocking

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Is your car CAN-BUS? I hear that's a real headache
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:12 AM   #12
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No, that started in 2008 with the GR model. Mine is a hawkeye.

I was referring to the auto/manual swap. Besides what you have, transmission with matching differential, clutch, flywheel, shifter, you also need to figure out how you plan to wire it. You have some options listed here:

Subaru Auto to Manual Transmission Conversion Basic Overview | Subaru Wiring Harnesses and Adapters | iWire Subaru Wiring Services

I am not sure if option 2, having your year, leaves you stuck with a 2002-2003 5sp.

Top it all off, you gotta pull the dash and shit out for wiring, etc. Ugh I am getting old LOL

With all of that said, since I don't plan to keep my car forever, I decided not to do it. I would rather spend the time and money on my other 4 Subarus
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:28 AM   #13
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Meh, I'm not afraid to cut and splice. I swapped an 01 LGT years ago and the wiring was easy peasy, didn't even have to pull the dash. However I might pull the dash this time to ensure a cleaner job.

Why would the trans year matter? Afaik all I need is the reverse lights and NPS, and I believe those are always just 2 pin connectors. I've got a 98 outback trans, so I hope I don't need 02-03!
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I was talking about if you did not splice and just swapped in a 02-03 manual harness, those years being easier matching your car.

Keep us posted!
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:48 AM   #15
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Last night I started to get the car ready for manual goodness and installed (replaced?) my remote starter.

Before/During/After





Good riddance!

I mean, works perfectly, anybody want?

Had to relocate the TCU for now as it mounts to the brake pedal assembly.


Then I decided to get the remote starter in there, so I removed the kick panel and...


Hmm. Let's see where those go...

A remote starter! Great, except I have no fob for it, so out it comes. It did make wiring easier by pre locating all the correct ones. It also revealed the purpose of this tap I've been curious about.


The presence of the tap and possibly the removal seem to have damaged the wire. there's corrosion and a broken strand or two. Sorry for the garbage pic. I wrapped it up tight with tape for now.


Hoping to gather the remaining items for my swap this weekend;
Driveshaft
Shifter/linkage/trim
Crossmember
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Damn wastin no time!
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Old 03-04-2019, 01:10 PM   #17
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First, the bad:

Going round a curve, I must've found some black ice under the snow, as the car simply stopped turning and plowed off to the left.
Impreza, meet guardrail.


He's not very nice.



Yesterday was pretty good though. I went to check out a potential parts car for the RS, an 03 WRX with a blown motor and 'some goodies'. Turns out the body is straight and nearly rust free, the interior actually looks nice, and the 'goodies'... Well check it out!






Without digging in too deep;
APS topmount
PnP/upgraded bearings TD04
Forge wastegate
Forge BOV
Full racing exhaust, no cats, 4" DP...

Also included with sale:
STI pink injectors
DW200 fuel pump
STI front seats
Another modded turbo
Most of the stock stuff.

Welp. That's all for now, gotta figure out a new plan.
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:59 PM   #18
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Could you transfer the ej25 from the old car with the loom and such and turbo it while its out? All the parts are there to do so.

Also stock scoop please. and what's blown on the 205?
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Well I think it's a little early to be thinking of the silver car as the 'old one' lol. I may try that swap, but it'll be tedious as the cars are several miles apart and I don't have a GREAT way to transport whole engines. I guess it'll fit in the trunk and bungee it down?

As for the 205, couldn't say. PO said he was getting on the highway and boost spiked to like 28 psi, lost power, and huge smokescreen. My guess is a couple ringlands, but it actually ran for about 15 seconds when I was trying to get it on a trailer. Wouldn't run after that tho. I'm hoping the heads are useable, then I can just drop a short block in there, like a (sigh) built 2.2...
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:19 AM   #20
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That's why the GF wagons are the best: an EJ engine fits in the back no problem. Then you just tie it down and drive it to where it needs to go.
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