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by tambox
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Subaru chat
Topic: Maximum Airflow "help"
Replies: 28
Views: 3470

N13 Pulsar twin core aluminum radiator will adapt to L series mounts, just need to slightly bend the lip at the top of the support panel to get it to sit forwards.
Hose sizes match EJ.
Twin fans will fit behind, just. Never had then hit, but they sit close.
by tambox
Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Subaru chat
Topic: Maximum Airflow "help"
Replies: 28
Views: 3470

Electric water pump is the ideal problem solver, a lot of mucking around to set up properly, then you have to comprehend cavitataion and how it effects the efficiency of your cooling system. There are so many aluminum L series radiators available these days, they generally fix the hot under load pro...
by tambox
Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Subaru chat
Topic: Maximum Airflow "help"
Replies: 28
Views: 3470

On mine, the EJ sender showed lower on the L gauge. Mine got warm sometimes when worked, fitting covers underneath between the front sill and the cross-member fixed it. Apparently it has something to do with controlling where the air flows and maximises the flow through the radiator. Like the plasti...
by tambox
Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Western Australia
Topic: Light Bar Rules W.A
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

80% maybe, not 95% :) Mostly noticed by frustrated drivers stuck in traffic with nothing else they can do. Why do they get bowled over ? usually from vehicles not following the road rules, the riders don't injure themselves on purpose. Mind you, Vic changes the road rules often, many people do not k...
by tambox
Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Western Australia
Topic: Light Bar Rules W.A
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Dont rush them, the rule makers in Vic have just made a law that should have done when traffic was invented; "From 2 November 2015 new laws will mean motorcycles and scooters can filter on Victoria’s roads, where safe to do so. Lane filtering is when a rider moves at low speed between slow-moving or...
by tambox
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Product reviews
Topic: Rivnuts, Nutserts
Replies: 22
Views: 5521

A bolt, nut and a couple of spanners has let me use these for years.
Great short cut, but not good for heavy sideways load, especially if it vibrates.
by tambox
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Subaru chat
Topic: Brumby Aircon
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

Bushies method; If the compressor is turning on, have a look in the rec/dryer/filter glass window. Do you have two pressure switches or only one? What can happen is some gas has leaked out, again, (re-gassing will not fix the original leak). If you have one pressure switch it is a high pressure swit...
by tambox
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Conversions, modifications and performance
Topic: urgent information needed please
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Provided the number of teeth on the crown wheel are the same (count them through the drain hole) and the casings are the same, the box should work ok. The only other variables are the ratios of each gear. If they are out of the same vehicle, they is a pretty good chance they can be swapped. The numb...
by tambox
Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Electrical, wiring and lighting
Topic: A/C wiring Q's
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Air conditioner systems have a basic principle as a heat ex-changer, this is controlled/limited by pressure and temp switches. The more flow you have through the radiator/condenser the more efficient the system will be, as this is the side that does the hard work. Provided your compressor and gas ar...
by tambox
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: Bennie's EJ conversion into Ruby Scoo, plus some other bits too...
Replies: 628
Views: 133380

Yep, when playing with different casings/gears, that little plate with the detent holes often has to be re-drilled/extended. Another common way to pop those tabs out is when the input shaft slips forward and the shafts are pushed back together, during assembly, can cause that. Got an oil feed for th...
by tambox
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Subaru chat
Topic: BRUMBY wheel alignment.
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Some lift kits are borderline with the front camber settings, if everything is straight, the rest should be no problems.
by tambox
Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 2010 TD forester oil dilution ratio reset
Replies: 13
Views: 3667

Careful with those tools, I have tried a few of them, on loan, and they do not always give accurate readings. They will show readings that the ECU is not capable of handling, this adds to the confusion. Unfortunately, the expensive ones are more accurate. As long as you can understand the output fro...
by tambox
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Subaru chat
Topic: high performance EA81 search result
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

Last I saw, they were considerably more than a wrecker price.
Not that you would try and fly an EA82 powered Subaru, although there have been some relatively close calls :-)
by tambox
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Subaru chat
Topic: Stay away from sealed wheel bearings!
Replies: 24
Views: 4004

I usually leave the outside facing seal in, remove the inside facing seal and pack grease into the bearing. All the dirt/moisture comes from the outside, the bearing seal acts as a secondary seal, although most of the time they are not water rated seals. And yes, good quality bearings with good seal...
by tambox
Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Electrical, wiring and lighting
Topic: What gauge cable?
Replies: 25
Views: 2368

You could just solder the cable to the spades, then cover with heatshrink. Crimp connectors, unless done carefully with the right tool for the connector can be unreliable. I solder then heat shrink. If soldered correctly they are reliable. Poorly soldered causes other problems. Its always been a deb...