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General Chat / Re: Insurance
« on: July 12, 2018, 08:01:22 PM »
Are you covered under an umbrella?

I am, but never had any issues with them. I suppose you pay for what you get?

Damn, mine went into the trashcan :(

LIFT KITS / Re: Lift kits for your Subaru
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:11:01 PM »
See response from jbh Sept last year.

Suspension / Re: Bushings
« on: July 05, 2018, 09:58:26 PM »
There are many places that will "re-make" the bushings in PU.

Some burn out the rubber, and then refill the gaps with PU.
Others fill the gaps with PU. I think this is done especially on those oil-filled bushings. They drill some holes, get the oil out, and fill it with PU. Becomes a bit stiffer/harder/ whatever (no, not a sex movie) ;D

I had my front lower control arm rear bushings filled with PU, 'cause the oil had leaked out.

I did DIY on the rear diff rear mounts. The sagged, and were slightly torn.
I re-centred them(jack under diff), and after washing out with benzine, if filled them well with SikaTack Go!.
(It cost R100 odd for the tube, and I think I could have prob. done 10 cars with it.)

Let it set for a day or so.

Stabilzer bar bushings: OEM should be good, if you go for PU, more vibration will be transferred to the car (that's the theory).
My OEM's lasted well over 200K km. So, is it really worth going for something else, unless maybe you're into track racing?
Stabilzer end links: you can find at some Midas/Masterparts stores, depends how willing the guys are to look passed the "Subaru" syndrome( ::) "agents only") when it comes to parts.
I spoke to a "Subaru friendly" guy at a tyre place a while ago, he said he didn't have anything for Subaru, but bring a sample, the he can look in the shelves for something that matches..
We need more like him in this world.

Electronics / Re: SH heat gauge
« on: July 01, 2018, 07:00:04 AM »
I have an old phone permanently stuck to the window for this.
All i have to do is give it a klap(swipe to unlock), and then Torque is running.....

You never park in the street? What do you do then, take it off?

Always there.
I do remove the phone when I know I'm in a rough area.

Normally I drive to work and back....

Electronics / Re: SH heat gauge
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:30:22 AM »
I have an old phone permanently stuck to the window for this.
All i have to do is give it a klap(swipe to unlock), and then Torque is running.....

Tuning & Logging / Re: Tactrix Cable Owners
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:18:01 AM »
Ek weet nie van iemand nie, maar enige goeie "mechanic" met 'n OBD leser kan dit doen. Meeste werkswinkels(ACD,....) het so iets, party vra net 'n bietjie meer geld as ander.

Hierdie is nie bemarking vir ACD nie, hulle het my wel al gehelp in Brackenfell.

Introduction / Re: New owner - 2008 Forester XT
« on: June 28, 2018, 09:49:17 PM »
Lekker man. SG9 XT Facelift.

Nou moet jy hand in die sak steek en:

1) Lig hom
2) Sit AT bande op, vir die grondpaaie
3) Iemand anders kan hier aangaan...... (ek het nie 'n XT nie)

Net grappies,
Geniet hom soos jy wil

Electronics / Re: SH heat gauge
« on: June 28, 2018, 09:43:48 PM »
Easier option:
Buy OBDii / Bluetooth adaptor from Zasttra (Jhb ?)
Get (spare)Android Smartphone, download Torque (pay for the pro version, its less than ZAR100), and connect the 2. Set up the displays you want, as well as larms you want.

I have mine always on, with coolant temp alarm set at 100'C. It really makes a noise when that alarm goes off (if phone not on silent  ;) )

That's the cheapest/quickest way.

Tuning & Logging / Re: Tactrix Cable Owners
« on: June 28, 2018, 09:36:46 PM »
Ja, Qatar is ver, boodskappe vat seker maar lank om deur te gaan  ;D

Wat maak jy daar?

Al daai sand behoort mos 'n lekker plek te wees om met jou Fozzie te speel.

Suspension / Re: SH Rear Suspension (Again)
« on: June 24, 2018, 09:13:00 AM »
I did my rear shocks on my SG 5 years/140k km ago.
I have not yet done the fronts (@380k km)

All are still good (they were before our recent Nam trip).

You seem to be rough on shocks, while driving mainly highway ?? Something not right. : ??? ???

Most of my city driving is obviously tar, but long distance I opt for gravel.

General Chat / Re: Dusty Airbox
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:00:59 PM »
My OEM filter has a soft rubber (closed cell sponge like) seal around the (sealing)edges.

Outback / Re: Outback Tyres
« on: June 20, 2018, 09:58:19 PM »
It is safer to change all four.
I read somewhere that if wear is within 10 or 20% from new  read this as: from each other, then you can change only one.
Please don

from each other.... includes the "new" one you want to fit.

Also, remember that the design of the diffs does not involve going in a straight line all the time. They are also designed to go around corners, and a corner may not have a straight for another 50km or so.
What I'm trying to say, a small diffence in tyre cicumference does not hurt anything mechanical.

If you had a new, and an illegally worn tyre, on 1 axle, pulling a 3 ton trailer full of beer(just to add some real load), that may start causing (heat) problems in the diff, if your drove for "miles-on-end". But also this is all theory.

It is best to have all tyres the "same". But, if they are not, what are the consequences? I don't know.

N/A Tech Chat / Re: Starting issue
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:03:07 AM »
Agents, or if you have time, try Masterparts, and match one up.
Everybody will tell you to go away if you want Subaru parts, but you need to find someone who is willing to look further than the catalog, get off his/her stool, and try to help you.

Or you can try the big auto electrical suppliers.
There was "Sparxx" in Brackenfell, they are now part of Tygerberg Auto Electrical

General Chat / Re: Insurance
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:55:40 AM »
R533/maand  :(

jbh, kry jy "specials" by jou mense?

Het jy al ge-eis? Betaal hulle?
Wat is jou bybetaling met 'n eis?

Ek is ook "mature", en kry reeds afslag.

Miskien kan ons 'n "Poll" doen, met voertuig/versekeraar/area/.... ?

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