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Combat Chuck 04-23-2013 11:11 AM

Meet Toaster! Combat Chuck's 2005 Forester XT New Wifemobile
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We landed ourselves a 5 speed Obsidian Black Pearl Forester XT!

Current Mod List:

Asplosions! (fixed)
TGV deletes
07 WRX top feed injector conversion
ARP head studs
Gimmick silicone inlet
Cobb catted turbo back exhaust
Possibly some sort of scary tune?

2007 WRX 4/2 pot front and rear brakes

2007 WRX STi 6 speed
2003 WRX 3.545 VLSD R160
DCCDPro Universal DCCD controller
Goodridge stainless steel braided clutch line
Group N Transmission Mount
2002 WRX automatic drive shaft

Fortune Auto Fortune 500 coil overs with swift springs and radial top hat bearings
Subframe spacer delete

STI springs and FEAL revalved struts (junked, the struts failed in 5,500 miles after the revalve and I would not recommend them to anyone)
Whiteline lateral link bushings, STI pink lateral links
Cusco STI 25mm adjustable rear sway bar
STI Ver. 7 titanium strut bar

JDM Forester STI front end
Forester top wing
Rally Armor UR mudflaps (black with pink lettering)

STi Genome Defi boost gauge and controller
2006 STi steering wheel
IWire DCCD readout next to fog and cruise switches

Dog cage!
JVC Double DIN head unit

Summer: Volk TE37 17x7 with some sort of worn 215 summer tire
Winter: Stock FXT 16x7 +53 with Blizzaks

My other member journals:

Combat Chuck 04-23-2013 11:22 AM

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!

Engine removal:

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...

Cam time...

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.

Combat Chuck 04-23-2013 11:24 AM

And here's the Forester as it currently sits:

George.of.the.Jungle 04-23-2013 12:42 PM

sub'd for more destruction.

ScoobyDad 04-23-2013 12:46 PM

Not lookin' like the good deal you thought this was.......

Joshua 04-23-2013 12:46 PM

Mine was worse :p... maybe....

Combat Chuck 04-23-2013 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by Joshua (Post 3033254)
Mine was worse :p... maybe....

I wouldn't wish a motor in worse shape upon anyone...


Originally Posted by ScoobyDad (Post 3033252)
Not lookin' like the good deal you thought this was.......

Basically, the previous owner seems to have been truthful, but inept. He did the head gaskets, timing belt, and replaced the turbo with a rebuilt one, but I'm pretty sure the engine died because of the maintenance he performed. It would've been better off without him working on it.


Originally Posted by George of the Jungle (Post 3033251)
sub'd for more destruction.

Here's some more destruction for you to read through:

We-Z_Noogie 04-23-2013 01:24 PM


Crash187 04-23-2013 01:50 PM

You didn't get a pic of the bolt holder?

Combat Chuck 04-23-2013 01:54 PM

Nah, I'm not even sure where that bolt was supposed to go.

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