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  • 2006 Litchfield Subaru Forester 2.5STi
  • 2000 Subaru Impreza turbo PPP

Certified petrolhead - long time Subaru owner, mostly high specced (PPP, STi or other performance mods) and will race anything with an engine.

Have been monkeying around with engines since the late eighties.


Oct
5
comment How to undo transmission nuts
Have you tried loosening the nuts while the gear is engaged with the transmission?
Oct
2
comment Change in engine oil color just after oil change
what happens if you let the engine run for 5 minutes and then check the oil. Viscosity will be improved, I'm sure. And what was the oil you drained out like?
Sep
30
comment Can all transmissions be shifted to neutral at any speed?
your question doesn't make much sense @user3754. mac hits the nail on the head. If you are looking to get different input, maybe you need to articulate your question better.
Sep
29
comment How many amps should my car pull while it is turned off?
The .78amp draw at rest shows this is nothing to do with charging, but instead shows something is just drawing too much current.
Sep
27
comment Honda S2000 with cold air intake; rain driving
I had one fitted on one of my old Subaru Imprezas and while it may have given me a bit more mid range, the only real benefit was that it became a bit smoother and progressive below the turbo spin up point, so wouldn't bog down quite so much in slow traffic = so I figured it wasn't worth it for a turbo car.
Sep
24
comment Is this a “warped” rotor?
R - that doesn't look like warping. I don't know what it is, as they are weirdly damaged. Definitely replace.
Sep
15
comment Should I pull my wipers away from the windshield when parked during a winter storm?
You can add your personal info to your profile page - no need to put it in your answers.
Sep
10
comment Faulty Fuel Gauge
I have edited to just have one question. Please add the speedo issue as a separate question.
Sep
8
comment Is incessantly revving an engine necessary for tuning?
Updated the title to be a bit more focused on the practical aspects.
Aug
28
comment Is it OK to replace only 2 tires on an AWD car?
Series - hadn't thought of that. I was embarrassed to have spun but assumed it was entirely me messing up. Reassuring to think it may have been exacerbated by a hardware issue:-)
Aug
26
comment What causes odometer inaccuracy?
Updated - I should have used speedo throughout, yes, and I agree that yours seems particularly inaccurate. I wonder whether you have the correct tires on it...
Aug
15
comment Motor cycle maintenance tutorials
Arun - at the moment it looks like you are asking questions about servicing, troubleshooting, and so on. We can't really approve a tutorial, as that may change over time. This site works best for specific problems that we can answer.
Aug
14
comment Got a call from the mechanic saying I need new disc brakes. Can I buy them online instead?
Andre - unanswerable has a specific meaning on stack Exchange: your question will have many answers, all of which could be right or wrong depending on various factors you haven't listed in your question.
Jul
20
comment First generation Nissan Micra gearbox
In the UK you can put any engine You like in there. As long as you declare it to your insurer.
Jul
11
comment Could you provide an outline of switching the side of the rear fog light?
You can probably get light shells from a scrap yard, in order to have the clear/red sections on the correct side.
Jul
10
comment Could you provide an outline of switching the side of the rear fog light?
Which bit are you uncertain of? Physically opening up your light shells? Swapping the wires over from right to left?
Jul
9
comment Is that easy to start a car like in the movie Parker?
It is doable, but is not as easy or quick.
Jul
8
comment Looking for Tyres for Pulsar 150 bike with 180cc engine
And theUg's edit makes it even clearer. Thanks.
Jul
8
comment Looking for Tyres for Pulsar 150 bike with 180cc engine
No worries - have updated the answer to make it clearer
Jul
7
comment Looking for Tyres for Pulsar 150 bike with 180cc engine
You realise the numbers refer to the tyre and not the wheel, right?