Jump to content


Photo

Failed WOF, would like advice on few things


  • Please log in to reply
40 replies to this topic

#21 Scoobydoo

Scoobydoo

    Quad-cam

  • Members
  • 452 posts
  • Vehicles:
    • 1996 Legacy GTB

Posted 24 February 2013 - 8:59 AM

Lots of original parts are so overpriced. Even the guy from Subaru told me to get aftermarket parts for some of the things I needed - just as good and keeps the repair costs down. I can imagine that would apply to those as well.

#22 Wiretap

Wiretap

    Rally Driver

  • Contributing Member
  • 1037 posts
  • Vehicles:
    • 2014 Toybaru GT86
      2012 Hyosung GT650R

      Past:
      2008 B7 Audi RS4
      2006 Hyosung GT250R
      2002 Legacy RSK B4 Ltd-II
      1997 GF8D Impreza 3.0
      1993 Legacy GT S2
      1990 Legacy GT (Sparta v2)
      1990 Legacy GT (Sparta)
      1990 Legacy GT Wagon (Madness)

Posted 24 February 2013 - 9:02 AM

I'm a fussy bugger, unless it's brand name or original I won't touch it after being stung a few times (even got a pair of ball joints that were both mismatched and too tall, both as 'genuine replacements' from a certain yellow parts supplier :P)
[20:30:58] <Pelvin> what are the handbrake shoes? are they only fitted on the rear?

#23 DRFVDR

DRFVDR

    Boosted!

  • Members
  • 879 posts
  • Location:Raetihi
  • Vehicles:
    • '05 Hilux "zombie killer" Omega RX11,Brumby :) and 2 sheds full of parts :)

Posted 24 February 2013 - 4:45 PM

Ball joint splitters are really only useful when you're not reusing the ball joint. They tend to damage the rubber boot.


Depends on the ball joint puller :) mine is NOT one of the hammer in ones it is a proper puller designed for ball joints,but then most of the ball joints i work on a rather larger than your average :)
Owns REAL old school Subarus :)

#24 DacerX

DacerX

    Leone Lover

  • Contributing Member
  • 5533 posts
  • Location:Christchurch
  • Vehicles:
    • Shit Heaps

Posted 24 February 2013 - 7:38 PM

I'm a fussy bugger, unless it's brand name or original I won't touch it after being stung a few times (even got a pair of ball joints that were both mismatched and too tall, both as 'genuine replacements' from a certain yellow parts supplier :P)

im guessing that i know which one that is?
Posted Image

#25 Scoobydoo

Scoobydoo

    Quad-cam

  • Members
  • 452 posts
  • Vehicles:
    • 1996 Legacy GTB

Posted 07 March 2013 - 8:02 PM

SO I got everything fixed including the rocker cover gaskets, bolt washers etc, but the oil leak is still there.. dammit! They showed my while the car was on the hoist - a couple of drops on the sump, and a couple of drops on the filter, so it appears to be coming from the front somewhere. So I'm going to degrease the crap out of everything, clean it all up and try and track down where it's coming from.

Two points of failure have already been mentioned - kidney plate and the rear main seal - are there any other common points of oil seal failure I should be looking at, possibly at the front?

#26 boostin

boostin

    Subaru spanner swinger

  • Contributing Member
  • 8606 posts
  • Location:Waiuku
  • Vehicles:
    • MY05 BLE Legacy 3.0R Spec B 6MT

Posted 07 March 2013 - 9:45 PM

Oil pump o-ring, front crank seal, cam seals, maybe gudgeon pin hole covers...
Posted Image

6 stars, 6 cylinder and 6 speed. 666. It's the devil car!!

#27 Scoobydoo

Scoobydoo

    Quad-cam

  • Members
  • 452 posts
  • Vehicles:
    • 1996 Legacy GTB

Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:10 PM

Ok. I'll take it for a boost and see if I can pinpoint where it's coming from. I really hope it's not a major, but it probably is. I'm guessing that most of these issues would be easier fixed with engine out?

#28 boostin

boostin

    Subaru spanner swinger

  • Contributing Member
  • 8606 posts
  • Location:Waiuku
  • Vehicles:
    • MY05 BLE Legacy 3.0R Spec B 6MT

Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:19 AM

No, not necessarily. The cambelt has to come off though.
Posted Image

6 stars, 6 cylinder and 6 speed. 666. It's the devil car!!

#29 Scoobydoo

Scoobydoo

    Quad-cam

  • Members
  • 452 posts
  • Vehicles:
    • 1996 Legacy GTB

Posted 08 March 2013 - 1:57 AM

Yep that would seem to be the case. Definitely coming from the front, so it will require taking off the belt, and replacing the seals. The belt has recently been replaced, and hopefully the previous owner still has a record of what exactly got done at that time, so I don't have to replace anything that doesn't need replacing - belt, idlers, tensioners etc, and just fix whatever seals need doing.

#30 Scoobydoo

Scoobydoo

    Quad-cam

  • Members
  • 452 posts
  • Vehicles:
    • 1996 Legacy GTB

Posted 11 March 2013 - 6:14 PM

Ok, so can confirm the belt and waterpump was done, but no record of anything else. Darnit. When doing a cambelt job, what otherparts should be done at the same time - I know about idlers and tensioners, and boostin you mentioned Oil pump o-ring, front crank seal & cam seals. Are these the main things I should be looking at replacing?


What exactly is needed / what parts should I be looking at getting? I know Subaru would be best, but are 3rd party brands okay as well?

#31 boostin

boostin

    Subaru spanner swinger

  • Contributing Member
  • 8606 posts
  • Location:Waiuku
  • Vehicles:
    • MY05 BLE Legacy 3.0R Spec B 6MT

Posted 11 March 2013 - 9:12 PM

For seals I would go genuine only. Get it apart and see what needs doing from there.
Posted Image

6 stars, 6 cylinder and 6 speed. 666. It's the devil car!!

#32 Scoobydoo

Scoobydoo

    Quad-cam

  • Members
  • 452 posts
  • Vehicles:
    • 1996 Legacy GTB

Posted 03 April 2013 - 4:07 AM

Man this is just going from dumb to plain annoying now. I took it to another mechanics, since it's now passed the 28 days from the original WOF check, so it would've needed another full check anyway. I've since replaced the front crank seal and cam seals, and the oil leak is still there.. but at least they aren't failing me on it so I can live with that. The next thing to check is the sump.. will remove that next weekend and re-seal it.

But now it's failed on the front sway bar links... dammit!!

#33 Reuben

Reuben

    THAT guy...

  • Committee
  • 5848 posts
  • Location:Queenstown / Auckland
  • Vehicles:
    • 1998 Legacy GTB Limited
      1995 Legacy 200T
      1990 Legacy Ti Type-S

Posted 03 April 2013 - 6:17 AM

But trifle little things, you should be so happy it's something so easy to fix :P
Posted Image


<Shale>: Blighter doesn't really have an accelerator pedal, it's more just a loudness pedal. You can change volume, but you won't go any faster.


<mjlqtown>: (Southern US accent) I'v excised the demon! This car is now clear!


<Reuben>: I feel like when you stomp the throttle in Blighter, it's like you've startled an old man!

#34 Drunkenmonkey

Drunkenmonkey

    (PM admin for custom title)

  • Contributing Member
  • 3570 posts
  • Location:Papakura Auckland
  • Vehicles:
    • 93 Subaru BC5 RS
      91 Nissan Safari LWB High Roof

Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:29 PM

Oil leak are no longer a fail item?? Or so I thought
Posted Image

#35 boostin

boostin

    Subaru spanner swinger

  • Contributing Member
  • 8606 posts
  • Location:Waiuku
  • Vehicles:
    • MY05 BLE Legacy 3.0R Spec B 6MT

Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:47 PM

Up to the inspector. What they consider a hazard, they can fail.
Posted Image

6 stars, 6 cylinder and 6 speed. 666. It's the devil car!!

#36 MercuryFree

MercuryFree

    SOHC-powered

  • Members
  • 154 posts
  • Vehicles:
    • 2002 World Rally Blue v7 STi
      2000 BH Outback / Lancaster 6

Posted 04 April 2013 - 1:44 AM

You'll likely need a variety of extenders, universals etc in the 3/8 or smaller sizes if you want to get the sump off in any easy fashion based on my experience doing it with the engine in

#37 boostin

boostin

    Subaru spanner swinger

  • Contributing Member
  • 8606 posts
  • Location:Waiuku
  • Vehicles:
    • MY05 BLE Legacy 3.0R Spec B 6MT

Posted 04 April 2013 - 5:31 AM

Give it a good wash down before pulling the sump off to confirm where the leak is coming from.
Posted Image

6 stars, 6 cylinder and 6 speed. 666. It's the devil car!!

#38 Pelvin

Pelvin

    (PM admin for custom title)

  • Contributing Member
  • 2037 posts
  • Location:Auckland
  • Vehicles:
    • 2004 GG9 RXi

Posted 04 April 2013 - 5:39 AM

Give it a good wash down before pulling the sump off to confirm where the leak is coming from.

Wash world is great for that ;)Take a couple ramps and can of degreaser, Sorted B)
2000 Impreza WRX Type RA Version 6
1998 Legacy TS Type-R B Spec
1992 Legacy GT BC5 Facelift
Vairous other BD/BE/BC combos
2004 Impreza GG Wagon

#39 Scoobydoo

Scoobydoo

    Quad-cam

  • Members
  • 452 posts
  • Vehicles:
    • 1996 Legacy GTB

Posted 04 April 2013 - 8:58 AM

Yep I've already done that.. cleaned everything down and it seemed like it was coming from the front, and we have replaced the cam seals, the front crank seal & the rocker cover gaskets on both sides.

I know it's not the perfect situation, but I can't be bothered with it any more. I'll remove and re-seal the sump, but if it's not that, then buggered if I know.

Next cam belt change I'll pull the engine out and sort it out then

#40 boostin

boostin

    Subaru spanner swinger

  • Contributing Member
  • 8606 posts
  • Location:Waiuku
  • Vehicles:
    • MY05 BLE Legacy 3.0R Spec B 6MT

Posted 04 April 2013 - 9:20 AM

When you did the front crank seal, did you pull the oil pump off and reseal that too? Common place to leak.
Posted Image

6 stars, 6 cylinder and 6 speed. 666. It's the devil car!!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users