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Tried to find the Diagnosis connector to do an ABS cycle and looked at all the connectors under the drivers foot well and I couldn't find it. So have een unable to cycle that pump. Brakes feel spongy at the top of the pedal travel but when you really step on the brake they do stop the car very quickly. Couldn't get any lockup on the tires, it didn't even feel like it was threatening to lock the fronts but it does stop nice and quick. I did bleed them again with the girlfriends help. but no air came out at all. Switched to Motul 660 DOT 4 fluid for the track and ordered some Hawk pads.



Added anodized aluminum rear sway bar links, and a rear diff brace. Got some Firestone Indy 500s for summer tires, and got the rims powder coated. I wanted Michelin Pilot Sport 4Ss but they were 50% more cash. The tire shop has had my set for 4 days without getting them mounted. They don't have the plastic pucks on their machine that will prevent marring of the rims. Luckily I'm in no hurry but id sure like to see how they look on the car.
Maybe a larger master cylinder would help?
 

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Get the Motive power bleeder. This thing does work. I've replaced my audi abs pump and bled the whole system with a breeze.

I've bled my dry subaru system with it as well..
(without bench bleeding the master cylinders !!)
 

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I have a motive power bleeder and still needed to cycle the pump after putting in my stop techs. After the first ABS cycle the pedal really firmed up. Find a way to bleed the ABS pump.
 

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It been a long time since I've made any posts. After I finished the last major projects on the car I haven't done much with it. Busy with family life, just driving and enjoying the car when I get a chance. I drove it 1200miles on a round trip to my sisters wedding last August. That was fun. Also took it to Area 27 raceway in Oliver BC last July for my 40th birthday. I've had the car almost 10 years now, Its hard to believe. I havent been keeping up with the forum at all. Got frustrated with photobucket for image hosting, I couldn't post pics so that kept me off the site too. I've been thinking about adding Livery to the car (like it doesn't already get enough attention) lol. Came back to do some searching and theres so many changes on the site. Looks like I can post pics directly to the threads now instead of image hosting third parties!! Awesome!! The car still needs a good paint detail. I've been really busy getting a house build started so the car has taken a real back seat to the focus of my attention but its still the Automotive love of my life. Heres a pic from my track day in July 2019. I have a youtube vid I'll link but I have to figure out how to do that again.
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Wow, the car looks great! Man, it's been a while since I've checked this build thread. Last I remembered it was white! I haven't been keeping up with the forums lately either, but I just got an email notification when you posted. Family, houses, kids, etc. It all seems to take up what used to be free time.
 

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Cant get the Youtube trick to work. Just shows a black youtube link that shows error when you click. Anyway here are a couple more recent pics from last summer. I know a guy who owns a Suby dealership in Trail BC. Been thinking of contacting him to see if he wants to put it in his showroom at sometime.. Maybe for the winter months. I'm not gonna want to loose it for the summer. It will need a good paint cut and polish over most of the car before I'd be proud to show it off like that though. Some Livery would really make it a showroom piece though to the general public.
 

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Wow, the car looks great! Man, it's been a while since I've checked this build thread. Last I remembered it was white! I haven't been keeping up with the forums lately either, but I just got an email notification when you posted. Family, houses, kids, etc. It all seems to take up what used to be free time.
Thanks man! How you been? Its been while for sure. You still have your Suby? I'm only home for 12 days a month and the kids and family take up so much of my time when I'm home. Thats why the blue paint job and all the upgrades were done way up north at work again haha. I barely get time to drive the car at home much less work on it. I still put a few Kms on it every month though.
 
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