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They call me Garrett
98 RBP V4 STi Swapped RS
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I have a starter if you need.
I'll PM you. I have an aftermarket one from Oreliys I'll rock, but I'd like to get an OEM one and return it.

i'm surprised you didn't snap the two tabs on the grill putting it in...you damn gorilla!
I snapped the alignment tab, and the other was already broken when I got the grille. I don't car about the silly alignment tabs, the important ones are in and in awesome shape. This grille is in much better shape than my old pitted one from Cali too. I really enjoy it.

how much for the green badge? is it real or fake?
I'll let you know. I may rock it for a while. It's legit, of course :)
 

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They call me Garrett
98 RBP V4 STi Swapped RS
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Throw out bearing, Pilot bearing, valve cover gasket and starter replacement

So this weekend I was finally able to fix my cluster**** of a problem. I had two starters break because I broke the starter -> trans -> engine bolt about a month ago when I started to look at the noise the throwout was making. Because the starter was then mounted on only one nut, the torque from it just snapped the casting and I was out of a car for an exam.



I then called up a buddy who had the exact same starter and we tossed it in so I could limp myself to one more exam and then back home for Thanksgiving hoping it wouldn't break. Push starting was out of the question since my driveway is shaped like a W, it was iced over and all my friends were at work and couldn't help. We got it on and started the car and everything was working well enough. So I go back to studying and put the car away for the night.

The next morning I come out to my car to drive to my exam and I go to start the car and I hear a snapping sound and the whiz of the starter not engaging. ****.



Lovely.

I emailed my professor and told him I wouldn't be making it.

I had an exam the next day as well, and I was out of options and I needed to study. I had secured a ride to class so that was fine. Whatever.

Tomorrow comes and the person who was going to give me a ride backs out because it would be "an inconvenience to me". I don't want to talk about how mad I am.

So I'm out at my car at 8AM trying to rig up my starter and eventually I get it to work using two zipties and a 2x4 smashed between the motor and the firewall.

**** it. I got to my exam. And then home.

Got home and pulled the motor with the help of my lovely girlfriend.



Taking a look at things the throwout was trashed and I was also greeted with this gift:



Alrighty. Ordered another.

Next day I did the valve cover gasket for the other side that I didn't do a while ago, drilled out the bellhousing bolt I broke (THANK YOU SO MUCH SCOTT, Tsidreams on here). Also tossed on the throwout and put the motor back in. Broke the AC tensioner like a noob, so I need to snag a new one and hook it up.







Got it all back together just in time to go out with the girl and about halfway there my coolant temp needle was just about pinned to the top.

Apparently a lower rad hose decided to come loose. Date night was ruined. Had my dad come and bring some coolant and a clamp and drove the car home. I'm not too happy about overheating the car. Time to change the oil I guess.

So that's the end of the cluster**** week. AT LEAST IT BETTER BE.

Who knows what's next... I dunno.
 

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Damn sounds like your having about a lucky a week as I've had all year. I can only hope that your shitty week is over and I'm hoping my shitty year is over as well.
 

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They call me Garrett
98 RBP V4 STi Swapped RS
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Yeah bought it from a friend of my girlfriend who is always parting things out. He may have got it mixed up. I'll try and work something out with him but I doubt I will.

FUUUUUU
 

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There's a "HOW TO" on Dirtyimpreza for converting the old GC style to fit the new 2005 sti style steering rack. I have a 05 sti rack in my Impreza, totally worth it.
 

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You'd need the linkage adapted, a new subframe, and new bushings or spacers for the control arms. I do really like the feel of the bushing setup on the new style rack. Big improvement over the GC early GD style.
 

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They call me Garrett
98 RBP V4 STi Swapped RS
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Went in for an alignment the other day and I actually had the techs take pics of my car on the rack and post it to a local car facebook page saying they had it come into their workplace.

I saw it as I was waiting for my car to be aligned while on my phone. Not sure how I feel about that. :unamused: Nonetheless, I got a picture out of it I guess.



After a couple minutes they come back in and tell me it's actually all in spec. So hey, after swapping out suspension, having the rear subframe off multiple times, swapping tires, racing, hitting curbs, and driving on Michigan roads for 3 years I guess my eyeball job wasn't half bad.



The only thing I'm concerned about though is that those are the OEM RS specs... I wonder what OEM STi specs are... or what specs I would want to run. Anyone know where I would go about finding the STi details or if they are the same?
 
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