Its a 98 Silver Anniversary Auto Liberty. I bought it with a blown head gasket engine. The engine barely made it from Ballajura to Thornlie, It literally started to overheat a couple of meters shy of my drive way. Once parked i heard this pressure release and thought it was the coolant but it was actually engine oil pissing form somewhere, I think the rear main seal.
The white glare is the burning oil smoke rising out quite significantly from the engine....
Anyway it was home now and at no towtruck cost.
So now i'm looking for a ej22 or maybe build a EJ25 block with ej22 heads so i don't have to change the wiring.
Also the plan is to lift it and turn it into a serious offroader..
Car was involved in a front end accident with the previous owner that was fixed by the insurance, so its got all new front end body parts, radiator and condenser:)
However the rest of the car is in quite average condition.
Notice it being ready for the outback suspension swap...
Another bright side is its got those.....
Random interior cleaning shot..
Now the car also has a problem with the rear diff. Being and auto i assume it a 4.11. Gearbox code is but i have no idea where to look to find out what ratio it is. It would be helpful to know:) Also i can get a diff off a 98 Manual D/R Outback, anyone know if they had the 4.11 ratio?
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It started the next day and drove from the road to where its been stripped currently. No water left in the rad and most probably to oil..., I don't really care now as it will be out by the weekend:)steptoe wrote:So this is the Silver Anniversary you wuz talkin about !!
Have to love the 'just make it home under its own steam' method Done that before, to find it won't drive around the block no more once home
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This was probably the result of said accident, and had not been properly fixed ?guyph_01 wrote:
... Its a 98 Silver Anniversary Auto Liberty. I bought it with a blown head gasket engine ...
Car was involved in a front end accident with the previous owner :
Now the car also has a problem with the rear diff ...
I would checkout the 'repair job' by removing all panel / trims & see how much damage there is to the structure,
as it looks like it has also been rear ended as well ... ( tel tale by crease in panel near the rear door ) ...
Do all doors open & shut correctly ? + Is it the same on other side ?
Good luck with it ...
Cheers, Bantum ...
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Probably getting one ready for when your foz packs it intaza wrote:Why do you need another offroader?
Or for when he breaks his offroader/can't get it going properly with the turbo
Or to have a go at something new. Personally I'll be sticking with my L series as long as I can.
Best of luck with it Guyph, those liberty's go well when they're stock I reckon. An extra two cylinders would be even better
Not going to happen, Too lazy:) The other side is good. That side looks more like some side impact. Door closes fine.Bantum wrote: I would checkout the 'repair job' by removing all panel / trims & see how much damage there is to the structure,
as it looks like it has also been rear ended as well ...
Because i want to and because i can.....taza wrote:Why do you need another offroader?
HummmmmmEl_Freddo wrote: Best of luck with it Guyph, those liberty's go well when they're stock I reckon. An extra two cylinders would be even better
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Oh great.. here we go.. thanks a lot Bennie.. this is all we needEl_Freddo wrote:An extra two cylinders would be even better
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Hahahahahahahaha......RSR 555 wrote:Oh great.. here we go.. thanks a lot Bennie.. this is all we need
I'm going to use the Leather interior, 2pot brakes, Shocks and springs, the rear lower arm brackets and will grab all the little bits i can replace, improve or upgrade. Everything else is for sale, pm me if you need something
Now two questions,
Should i stay with the Auto box or should i swap to manual gear from the parts car?
What do you think if i used the outback rear bumper on the liberty?
The engine is getting pulled apart and ej22 heads will be added to go on a mates L series, a member here:)
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NOOOOOOOOOO!thunder039 wrote:i would stick with the auto!
If you have all of the parts available 20 feet from the project car, the tools, the work space and the ability to swap it over to manual- and you don't do it, you sir are all kinds of crazy!!
Seriously, I think you'll regret it if you don't convert to manual.
Seriously what's so good about 1.19 low range that you'd go through all the effort of a manual conversion for?
Plus autos are pretty well proven to be awesome in sand.
Really only worth it in my opinion if you put in something like your L series gearbox.