Another heat related issue popped up recently on Bax the 05 Subaru Impreza and since we burped him last time, I figured maybe we needed to go a little deeper to sort out this issue this time. This was also a great lesson in how easy it is install a Subaru Thermostat the 2nd time after blindly following the way they installed things before I got there.. the more you learn.
The tyres been fixed (turned out it was a little screw causing all the headaches – thanks to Jax Albury for sorting it out in lightning time) and while I was on the way to the tire shop, Repco called me to tell me the knock sensor was in a day early! Time to pop this into the Bax the Subaru Impreza, clear the fault codes and enjoy some normal motoring for a time!
Sigh. I was going to do a big write up about my latest acquisition, a 2005 Subaru Impreza aka Bax the Boxer here. And eventually I’ll get to writing up how I’m enjoying it, although wishing it had a couple more features like a sunroof and better fuel range info. But first things first, a week into owning it and wouldn’t you know it? I’m already looking up replacement parts..
Looking to downsize your current ride? Well look no further! This Subaru Fiori I found for sale/trade locally will tick every tiny car ownership and with a bit of luck and a liberal amount of silicone spray (thanks Wizard) would probably fit right in the back of my Stagea too!
My latest story comes from about 10 metres down the road where it’s been sitting there rotting away for the last 6 months…
As Christmas gifts go my wife got me an absolute ripper – four laps fanging around a rally track in a WRX STI and then a hot lap in the same car driven by someone who knew what they were doing..
We read today that the new Apple Smartwatch will be released here in Australia sometime next month and for those who have more money than sense, there’s an 18 karat gold version that will set you back $24,000 AUS.
Yes 24K to blow on something that talks to your iPhone. I too can do this and I’m nowhere near that expensive.
However if you do prefer to put 24K towards filling your backyard with automotive gold (as in paint color..), allow us to unearth some possible purchases a little bit bigger than something you strap to your wrist..
In honor of my sold Subaru this week, this week I’ve trawled through Gumtree for a Subaru Bargain Banger. And I’ve found one that well and truly makes the cut, just as long as you’re prepared to break out the mechanical life support for this long in the tooth Subaru Liberty…
Sigh, the day had to come didn’t it? A couple of days ago I watched (with a little lump in my throat) as Project WRX, my 1994 Subaru Impreza WRX drove off into the sunset and onward to it’s new home.
And it happened faster than I could utter the words ‘Nope, that bit’s been fixed too…’
If your Impreza/WRX rocker covers are leaking oil (even if it’s just a couple of drops a day) then it’s time to get a new set of gaskets in there. Thankfully if you have the time and can handle a spanner or two, it is a job you can do at home.
Today we launch a new segment here at Driveanotherday: Garage Gem – the cars that have been hidden away somewhere for years, only to make an appearance when you least expect it.
And to kick it off we present a car that we’ve only ever seen once in the bluest of blue moons, the Subaru ‘Vortex’ XT!
Wait, you mean to tell me that the 18 year old factory fitted Genie exhaust on my WRX isn’t any good anymore? Oh..
If your windscreen wipers are starting to look a little shabby (the whole mechanism, not just the blades themselves) then there’s a few options. You could buy a whole new assembly, go to the wreckers for a better-than-your-current-set from a similar model or do what we did: break out the tools and really get to work. (Note: there’s not that much work involved.)
It’s always the way isn’t it? If it isn’t one thing it’s another – case in point for project WRX was just finishing up the pulley swapover when the Subaru power steering pump started to groan like a small business getting a massive tax bill. A power steering noise? And here I was thinking that was the end of the whining in the Rex’s engine bay…
The latest edition to the Driveanotherday HQ is a 1994 Australian delivered Subaru Impreza WRX, completely stock save for the nice boxer rumble from the dealer fitted Lucas exhaust. And while this low k, well kept example cruises very nicely on the open highway, it’s come with a high pitched whine very similar to a supercharger winding up…