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Everything posted by ccrien

  1. Brake caliper porn

    Nice bits of engineering there. I also like the strategically placed Chubb protected premises sticker on the window right behind them!
  2. Can we assume this replacement with a " new" activator of exactly the same design didn't just happen in Aus? How many years before the replacement becomes a risk? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40701600
  3. Under body seal

    You're so fortunate to have it rust free, and this is a job definitely worth doing now. Waxoyl is as good as anything, and if you get an old tin full to keep in the shed or garage, it's easy to check under the car every year or so and touch up any lost/ thin bits on the car with a paintbrush. Make sure the usual Subaru vulnerable areas get a good coating: e.g. sump pan, the cross bar under radiator, steel suspension arms, disc splash/ dust guards.
  4. Prodrive bear

    Never seen one like it. Think yourself lucky though he is only so young and only wants the teddy. Wait till he is older and wants the car!
  5. Hi,. Anyone recommend a supplier for KYB shocks? The places mentioned in old posts such as Camskill don't seem to supply any longer. After fitting some Pedders to the forester it's clear the Impreza needs new rear shocks so planning to go with KYB excel g ( standard?), and re- use the springs and top mounts, also assuming my GX 2005 will use the equivalent WRX rear shocks ( to be confirmed) Looking for a recommendation rather than just an e bay or similar listing please. Thanks. P.S. The opposed forces site confirms the original GX and WRX shocks have different part numbers.
  6. KYB shock suppliers?

    Both sides now fitted and makes a big difference.
  7. Greetings from Czech Republic...

    Good to hear, and welcome to the forums. Keep us posted on how the diesel keeps going.
  8. Rear drivers side brake caliper

    Ok, you have a plan, good luck. Don is good isn't he!
  9. Rear drivers side brake caliper

    I hit lucky with my fronts, Impreza and forester have the same calipers so I bought a set of pagid refurbed from ECP one weekend when they had a discount, fitted them temporarily and have since rebuilt both sets of the originals with stainless Pistons etc. So I also now have a " spare set" for emergencies,. But the rears on the Impreza are waiting a rebuild now once the rain stops ( forester has ever lasting drums). Rears are harder to come by, as you know. Are you sure it's the caliper itself and not just the caliper to bracket slider pins seized? Often it's the pins that stick particularly the lower pin, and they are cheaper and so long as you can get the old one out - - - easy to replace. Take it easy till fixed. Cheers p.s. Guess you've checked with some of the scooby breakers listed on some other net site?
  10. sigma M30 Dead

    9pence, you were ripped off then,. Shouldn't have paid more than 7 pence! Seriously though, nice to read this fix. Well done.
  11. Rear drivers side brake caliper

    Is the caliper totally defunked or can you maybe rebuild it with a stainless steel piston and new seal kit from scoobyworx? Just might be an option.
  12. KYB shock suppliers?

    No prob, almost sorted. Tried my local KYB distributor listed from Dons link, ( I thought they just supplied parts to the local trade shops from their industrial estate place, but they serve " the public" as well via phone/ at their counter). A Vehicle specific set now ordered, will be here tomorrow direct from KYB, and a good price. Now for a cheap set of Spring compressors! Another little project to keep me busy.
  13. KYB shock suppliers?

    Cheers Floz and Don,. According to the link, theres a distributor just A couple of miles away, will call tomorrow to see if they supply direct rather than just to trade, and then see about availability.
  14. Interesting clip

  15. Hello Everyone

    Cheers, best " year" of the best car ever built in my opinion ( doesn't necessarily have to be an STi but that's a bonus) Pity they don't make the same thing now, I would have ( another) one tomorrow.
  16. Hello Everyone

    Lovely looking car, and nice location. Welcome. Where is it? And how long have you had the car?
  17. Seasonal photos

    You need to wait till much late in the year then, since once the tiny midges start hatching out they are there all summer. Or buy some midge hats off e.bay, Highlander ones are really fine mesh and work but are a bit dark to see through if it's not sunny, or buy the cheap camo coloured things direct from China for a couple of pounds. But don't wear in public unless you really don't care what people think!
  18. BTCC Championship

    Hi floz, you deserve a reply,. But sorry, no I didn't watch. You need a motor sport TV planner posted up in advance on the site. Preferably for free view channels not the exorbitant subscription service( s). Cheers.
  19. Seasonal photos

    Hah, cheers Scoobyjoff, You might be right. Bit boring this, but I used to go trout fishing so thought I recognised some as "little olives" that hatch out of the rivers in April and May ( and the trout eat them). Got me thinking, this drive took me from the NE coast of England to far SW Scotland ( then back again the same night) and as well as across some moors and through forests, the little car crossed bridges over at least 10 rivers that hold trout and salmon! Might need to check or change the air filter.
  20. Seasonal photos

    LOL None! It's just a GX non turbo without a bonnet scoop 😉. (But still had more than adequate pace on a 320 mile return trip on mainly A and B roads last evening! )😇
  21. Lost keys

    Yup,. Sounds like it might be a long time. A bunch of flowers ain't any good here. At least you can get out in the car and have a blast. Imagine she hadn't found them? You owe her big time!!
  22. Lost keys

    This is true:. A couple of years ago, had the dog to the beach one howling freezing winters night, ( the sort that makes your teeth chatter and cheeks freeze together) got back to the car,put him in the boot ( forester) and went to get in and start the car, no keys! Emptied pockets, checked under dog, checked under car, oh shit. Wasn't till I took my mobile out of the pocket to call my own dearly beloved to bring the spare keys and bloody hell,. I had the key ring clenched between my teeth all the time. Honest.
  23. Mark Higgins at it again

    Well done floz
  24. Seasonal photos

    Just time to post a seasonal Subaru in the snow, February in borderland.