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Everything posted by ccrien

  1. 50 😕

    Happy birthday! You're right, the next few will fly by even faster. Make the most of them.
  2. New saloon owner

    I think you are being very polite there!
  3. HI all! New to SIDC.

    Nice looking car, will look at the you tube links later, cheers.
  4. Help needed finding bonnet liner

    Sounds like you've got the tee shirt floz. Good advice!
  5. Help needed finding bonnet liner

    If you're stuck, try Matty at MB developments, he breaks Subaru,s. Got a door mirror once from him, great service. Might be a bit more difficult to pack and ship a bonnet liner though? Mattybr5@MB Developments 07785 942237 Cheers.
  6. The old forester is now 7/8 of the way to 200 k miles. Maybe the new target is a quarter of a million, but I think the rust might take a terminal bite before then? Engine still running sweet as a nut, burns no oil, etc. With the few comments about the future new motors in the Subaru uk invite and p1 threads, this really hammers home what I have said before, that I honestly believe the early 2000,s 2 litre Subaru engines ( N/A or turbo) are the global ultimate pinnacle of a balance of reliability, relative simplicity, value and performance (take your pick of the N/A plodder with pace or the turbo), that will never be matched. ah but they are poor on fuel I hear some of you out there thinking. The extra I pay for fuel ( and road tax) more than paid for itself in terms of reliability and driving enjoyment over the years. so called progress isn't always a good thing. Electronic gismo's, small highly stressed engines and the like are simply fashionable but will prove to be short lived. We need a revolution! bring back the old style 2 litre Subaru motors! And while I am at it, allow us to buy new 2 stroke outboards: light, simple, more reliable ( and a nice old fashioned aroma to the exhaust). Think I am getting old.
  7. Did once put a red pinstripe and I think a few stickers on my 89 Astra 1.8 SRi but no funny ford stripes! A few drilled holes in the air intake and defluffed exhaust, and it went well enough, 8 valve low down grunt. Remember the original P6,s then the not so good early P600,s? Didn't even need winter tyres if you had P6,s on.
  8. Very true, and not just the "leccie". Where is all the lithium going to come from? and in 50 years time someone will realise the environmental damage caused by extraction, handling and battery manufacturing and eventual disposal will be worse and more impact than our CO2 generating cars ever were! Pity that some are going to make a fortune out of this going down this misled route. its a real beef of mine that the 2 free electric car charging points in the local town council car park are usually staffed by 1 or 2 taxis most of the time I pass the since one of the big taxi firms has " gone green". By the time a few more folks are forced electric, it certainly won't be free! theres a few ships anchored a mile or two off the Tyne at any one time, heard the other week these are full of imported coal waiting to be docked and unloaded! P.S. Joff, I have a photo somewhere of my kids when they were young, before the first ever run in the UK of the Escort Cosworth, a zebra striped thing up in Harwood Forest driven by Malcolm Wilson, think it was the course car. Class. (Wasn't trying to kill them, it was on the start line on stage a few mins before the countdown)
  9. Yup,. Worth spending a few ( hundred) pounds on them every now and then, even if it's now more often, to keep them going as long as possible / reasonable. Simply irreplaceable in terms of capability, and the Impreza,s are still iconic!
  10. P1

    Absolute classic icon.
  11. Spotted in north berwick wrx sti 330s

    Is that an Audi in front? Only in a car park lol.
  12. Random moment

    Bet he doesn't get stones stuck in his brakes either, lol
  13. Tom tom sat nav

    It's a picture book.
  14. WTF moment

  15. WTF moment

    So what's your plan with that Floz? How much " wrapping" will it handle, and where? Good day all round, look what I found in the sea this morning.
  16. WTF moment

    Got a few in the freezer, are you jealous? Boiled for 6 mins before freezing so just need finishing off in the grill one cold winters night. mind when we got a " normal sized" one the next day, grandson said " it's only a baby". Spoilt or what?
  17. WTF moment

    Ah but now it's stick on goodies not bolt on and definitely not drilled then bolted on! What can go wrong with stickies? And to think this all started with your little granite rock.
  18. WTF moment

    Let's see the before and after pics. if all goes wrong, nothing that a bit of gaffer tape can't fix LOL pink can be had, or maybe zebra stripes will look good? ?
  19. WTF moment

    Nice one scoobyjoff, you know where to look next time, but maybe a once in a million chance eh? good to see a bit of banter to keep the site alive. guess I had 2 wtf moments lately ( this August) : one is Subaru related, the other isn't apart from the tow-car : a jacking point on the old forester was rusty, took the sill cover off and Wtf! all fixed now, local garage that I use that does the jobs I can't handle, did a great job cutting and grinding back and welding in new sections. secondly, pulled up the lobser pots up the other day with my grandson, after the Impreza towed the boat ( we're allowed 5 pots and 1 lobster per day on a recreational permit) and there was a monster inside, WTF is that! Cooked for tea with garlic butter, bloody lovely.
  20. 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
  21. Tax Disc

    Kept the last one in the glove box as a souvenir so in years to come I can show the grandkids what it was like before computers! Mind by then, I probably also need to keep a can of petrol to show them what petrol once was. Just like some of the mad max films.
  22. Brake caliper porn

    Nice bits of engineering there. I also like the strategically placed Chubb protected premises sticker on the window right behind them!
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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.