Here's Toaster right when purchased:
Unfortunately, after about 200 miles of driving having just purchased the vehicle, it broke down, stranding my wife a block from our house. Good times. Here's the what's been going on with the Forester:
Panning for gold in the oil!
Prior owner must not have completely removed the clutch fork pin and screwed up the bell housing:
Throwout bearing stuck to the pressure plate:
Three different types of spark plugs!
Removing the valve covers, a foreign object in the driver's side head?
Sweet, a sealant tip or something! I'm very thankful the thing didn't strand my wife farther than a block from the house...
Getting the cam gears off...
Wait, why won't the driver's side exhaust cam come out?
Oh, that's right, it's been oil starved. After using a screwdriver with a sock on it to pry the cam off the head:
Sweet, the cam journals are scored!
Cool, the cam is scored too! They match!
And the remaining short block:
I'll be pulling the oil pan to check rod bearings soon, but I don't have high hopes for them either.