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..
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..
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.
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…