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Wanted - Parts or Vehicles / Re: SG Roof bars
« on: September 03, 2018, 03:32:30 PM »
Hi Eckard

Where are you based?

Turbo Tech Chat / Re: OK Well Oil use
« on: August 21, 2018, 12:58:26 PM »
Fully agree with you, however, excessive pressure going past the rings will increase sump pressure, which is vented into the intake system, with oil(mist/vapours/...), which ends up in the compression chamber, getting burned.....

That's my theory.

(I've had a VW 412LE many years ago (very lekker car). I replaced rings on it, but did not hone the sleeves. ::) ::) ::) ( i was still young and dumb (& broke then. Now I am older ;))
Anyway, the oil would not stay in the engine due to high crankcase pressure.
Ctn to George(400km) I used 5lt oil, most of it dripping out from the tappet covers.)

That is interesting, I did not think of it like that.

I doubt that a skim would have an such an large effect, from no oil use to lots?

Turbo Tech Chat / Re: OK Well Oil use
« on: August 21, 2018, 08:10:31 AM »
berndp, the scenario you are describing will force more oil OUT of the combustion chamber than in, so less oil should be burnt.

My first theory is that sometimes when a block surface is cleaned (without being split) it is very difficult to keep some of the cleaning material and residue out of the cylinders, leading to wear when the engine is assembled and started. I've seen this on my motor after the first time I fixed the HG's.

Also, when a HG blows and/or engine overheats then damage may be done to the cylinder and oil rings, leading them to become stuck and letting oil past. The oil rings on a EJ255 is a very fragile assembly and I'm not surprised that it's so common for these motors to chow oil.

General Chat / Re: Should I buy an old Forester.
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:21:40 AM »

Turbo Tech Chat / Re: OK Well Oil use
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:45:28 PM »
Did the leaking HG just leak or did the car overheat?

How was the block surfaces cleaned before the heads were re-installed?

Cars For Sale / Re: Subaru Forester 2.5 X For Sale (non runner)
« on: August 06, 2018, 07:42:25 AM »
Good evening,

I have a 2007 model subaru forested 2.5X that I am looking to sell. The vehicle has some engine damage but other than that is still in good condition. I am looking to sell as a non-runner. Would anyone be interested in the vehicle. Make an offer.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Morning Cullen

What kind od engine damage and where are you based?

Parts and Accessories For Sale / Re: SG9 XT 17" Mags & Tyres
« on: July 26, 2018, 08:28:28 AM »
Hi there,

Are the rims still available?

Gone, sorry.

I'll please take items 1, 7 and 8.

Also in Kensington during the day.

Pieter zero eight two 768 zero 222.

Ja, second hand from that era I would also rather go Honda and petrol.

Just under 10 is decent I would say. Nothing in the price and use range will beat that.

Or go to a 1.4ish petrol hatchback and then get 15 kmpl, but lose the space and capability.

Whatever you will gain in fuel consumption in a similar class car to a Foz you will lose somewhere else such as in price or capability.

Writing off a Forester is still the most cost effective way of getting a newer model. Insurance pay out much better than out-of-hand value.

Get a NA Foz again. 

I went through the whole rigmarole of looking at other options when my motor ran a bearing a short while ago, but nothing beats a old Foz for value and capability.

Wanted - Parts or Vehicles / Re: Parts needed for 05 Forester 2.5x
« on: July 06, 2018, 11:01:10 AM »
Paul's price and service is top notch. My Foz is running because of him pretty much.

Wanted - Parts or Vehicles / Re: Parts needed for 05 Forester 2.5x
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:45:38 AM »
Hi Subaru

Here's some tips:

- Lower Control Arm - Get secondhand from Sportronic in Cape Town or from City Deep Auto Spares in JHB.
- Rack end + Tie Rod - Same as above.
- Shock Absorber - Second hand same as above - New from Autozone, they can get them.
- Shock tension bar link - Same as above
- Water bottle - Same as above.

Very few if any shops keep pirate Subaru parts in SA, you have to get from guys that scrap them or import yourself.

You can also try the local Subaru Parts Group on Facebook.

Suspension / Re: Bushings
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:37:07 AM »
Thank you berndp, some good tips there.

Suspension / Re: Bushings
« on: July 05, 2018, 01:04:51 PM »
Pyro in CT might have some Whiteline stuff

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