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 Post subject: Wiscon_Mark's 1995 Legacy Outback (Updated 8/29/11)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:35 am 
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The Outback was sold 12/14/12 to a friend who gave up on her 2000 Legacy after 290,000 miles. It had 224,000 on the clock and was still running well.

Here's the last good pic I took of it, last year after a snowstorm:
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2011 Update:

Car keeps puttering on, 219,000 miles now, and a lot of rust development, but I've done some functional upgrades, like putting stock foglights back on and adding Hella 500FFs. Aside from that it's mostly been maintaining it, and a goal of 300,000 miles!

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2007 photos:

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Older Stuff:

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I repainted the stockers with duplicolor, they look so much better now.

JDM stuff:
Projector Headlights
Sidemarkers
Interior trim pieces

Engine/Drivetrain:
98GT Intake
Stromung Hi-flow cat
Custom 2" catback

Suspension:
IPD adjustable swaybar with endlinks & bushings

It's nothing much, just my baby :grin:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:05 pm 
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Nice looking wagon Mark :smt023 Now go and get the engine clean ;-) .



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oooo, a big ol' farm!! do you have a large barn that you can pull the car into and perform modifications out of the elements?

(I'm not eager to get my own garage/barn or anything like that... :roll: )

Nice wagon. Agree with Mas on the engine bath, but other than that, she looks pristine! Like those proj fogs. Got a set myself, just haven't converted my 98 to them yet. I think they'd look sharp with BG projector headlamps.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:20 pm 
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yeah....the barn is dirty, smelly, and not ours. We just live at the house. At 250 dollars a month rent, who could refuse? What would you reccommend for washing the engine out? I've already done some cleaning, the strut towers aren't brown anymore 8) Can I just hose it down?



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:53 am 
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1. Open hood
2. turn garden hose on full blast
3. aim sprayer at engine
4. Fire away.

I've done it before and will do it again!

Also did it on my old Jeep Cherokee as well. IF the cars are built well, it shouldn't harm the engine.

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what is that underneath your eclipse? looks like some weird tape deck or something.


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Its my sub volume control basically....
Its a Coustic Tape Deck, but I don't use it for anything more than a preamp.



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how'd you wire that? I think you should cut a piece of something so just the knobs show...


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My Eclipse Deck only has RCA preamp outputs, but the coustic one has 1 set of inputs and one set of outputs, so i just put it on the 'CD' setting on the deck and play the signal through to the sub.
As for the covering up....the deck doesn't really fit into a single DIN slot, so the faceplate doesn't work...I'd have to fabricate something and I don't really feel its terribly necessary. It's probably going soon anyways, because I'm going to upgrade my system.



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WHOA ON THE ENGINE WASHING!!!

This will cause some funkiness with your electronics, I must warn you. If you do this, plan some time to have your engine dry out, otherwise, you can expect your car to not operate as well as it should.

Oh, and don't forget to disconnect and remove the battery, mmkay?



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The only thing you want to cover is the distributor cap (for cars that have them) and open intakes. I only put a plastic bag over my intake and spray away. I been doing this for the past 5 years on my Legacy and no problems. I've done it on all my other cars and friends cars that I had cleaned. I never heard about taking out the battery lol. Ask Ryan when he seen my car how clean my engine bay was (if he remembers). If you want some tips to clean your engine PM me and you will be able to eat off your engine.



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I'd challenge you but you have a lot more knowhow than I do...it would be like racing a Justy stock against an STi

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:59 pm 
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More Updates! Lots of New pics this time! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:44 pm 
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*more updates due to winter changes*

This is just before I got the winter tires on (first snowfall :))
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Winter Guise:
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(rockin the steelies! yeah! :D)

Tire Tread is nice in snow :twisted:
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(those are Michelin XIce tires, btw)



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Makes me miss the 1995 Legacy even more. :(

I can't find pics of it on it's deathbed anymore. =\ Luckily, Insurance sold it to someone who either parted it and sold it or repaired it. :) Just wanted the engine and tranny to find good homes. ^_^


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Hey Mark - your duct tape can be replaced by a $5 item found in the engine bay of most 2.5RS cars... the plastic fender hole cover.



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duct tape ain't even there anymore...



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I found a white oil container and cut it to fit in the hole. Most people would never notice it. Try finding a container with a similar colour to your car and then put two slits at the top and bottom (or each side) to hold it in.



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I have shiny metallic tape :lol:



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looking good mark... way to represent the wagons 8)



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bump for new pics up top! :) (finally got the summer wheels back on)



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I have my summer wheels on now too :cry: Have you thought about debadging the AWD stickers and the ABS sticker on back? I did and have no regrets.



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Plays_with_Toys wrote:
Have you thought about debadging the AWD stickers and the ABS sticker on back? I did and have no regrets.


I would like to, but it's not on my list of priorities. This summer, for sure. The car is going to change BIG this summer :D



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'notha bump for a new photo.

And the countdown begins...to big changes :)



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wow, that pic was taken out in the middle of no where... lol :P

I have seen that a few times after a storm where everything has a strange "glow" to it...



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Everything seemed quite bright (but yellow in tone) yet my headlights were quite clearly seen on everything! It was an odd occurence.



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Mark, you need to at least grind the rust down and patch the metal before you lose too much of it. It's easier to paint metal than it is to fill and sand, fill and sand, fill and sand.

Even if you end up with a non-matching paint color, it'll at least protect the repaired area long enough for you to have it done right. It'll look bad, but it won't look as bad as the rust.



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Yeah, I know, it frustrates the hell outta me. I'm terrible at sanding/painting/priming, etc and I don't even know where to start for rust that bad.

I'm almost thinking of finding a junker car and having a body shop weld on new fenders. It might be easier and more foolproof.



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Wiscon_Mark wrote:
Yeah, I know, it frustrates the hell outta me. I'm terrible at sanding/painting/priming, etc and I don't even know where to start for rust that bad.


Remove the tailight, and use a paint stripper wheel on a drill. Then use sand paper/sanding block.

Just watch the muscle car guys on Overhaulin' or Power Block. :lol:

Get in there!



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