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 Post subject: Re: Hardy 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:22 pm 
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Nice mate, love the colour. :thumbs: What Tobyo said (Welcome to the best place responsible for emptying your account) :cry: ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Hardy 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:03 pm 
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I Say: Corners > Straights
Vehicle: 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z

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MTBTRAIL wrote:
Nice mate, love the colour. :thumbs: What Tobyo said (Welcome to the best place responsible for emptying your account) :cry: ;)


Thanks mate. 'Tis a good colour ;]

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:27 pm 
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I Say: Corners > Straights
Vehicle: 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z

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Location: Wauchope, NSW
Few things happening in the land of our Forester in the last couple of weeks. Some fun, some me, some EEP!

The fun:
My ScanGauge arrived. Plugs into the OBD2 port, sits on the dash, tells me things.

Currently telling me:
  • Water temp
  • Boost pressure
  • Voltage
  • Inlet air temp

ScanGauge in box:
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ScanGauge on dash:
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The meh:
New fuel door lever cover.
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Not super exciting, but does make it easier to see the fuel lever against a black carpet floor and a bit easier to grab.

The EEP!:

Had the car in at the mechanics for a pink slip check last week. He mentions that, while they still pass, the rear brakes need doing soon as the pads are getting low.

So, Sunday afternoon, I decide that having a look is probably a good idea. Get the wheel off, outside pad has like 3-4mm left. Beginning to think the mechanic is trying to just make money off me.

Took the caliper off and the inside pad falls to the ground. Pad steel is BENT. :shock: Never seen a bent pad before. So the trailing edge of the pad has about 1mm of pad left (hence why mechanic says it needs replacing, fair call) but the leading edge has about 7mm of pad. But the front half of the block is broken off and just sitting between the pad and rotor. Guess that explains the rattle we've been hearing when reversing out of car parks and then changing to forward direction... pad block moving around.

Sorry Bec, guess you're staying home on Monday... :(

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More fun bits:
New brakes for the rear. Not massive performance upgrade at this point. I do want to upgrade the brakes (at least the fronts anyways) to Liberty GT 2 pots at some point. But, for now, a functional car is the aim of the evening.

Sourced new pads and rotors for $192.50. Nothing fancy, but was able to get them off the shelf in town.
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Lexi decided to play apprentice and demanded to help with everything ;]

Cleaning the new rotors
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Carrying all the heavy bits out to the car
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Pump up the brakes after fitting
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Wheel nuts on
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Jacking up to remove jack stands
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Demands to do up the wheel nuts
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Cannot actually torque the wheels to 100Nm cause she's only little and can't put enough down force on the torque wrench :lol: but, giving it a red hot go anyway ;]
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After a few laps around the block and some bedding in, car seems to be stopping nicely. And, no more rattle when reversing. Winning!

Now, once rego is out of the way, maybe we can get back to less of the fixing broken stuff and more of the upgrading and modifying stuff...

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:03 pm 
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You need to find Lexi a bit of pipe for more leverage until she's bigger ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:05 pm 
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I Say: Corners > Straights
Vehicle: 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z

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Chips wrote:
You need to find Lexi a bit of pipe for more leverage until she's bigger ;)

Haha true!

Though... a big enough piece of pipe will likely weigh as much as her :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:10 pm 
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This cracks me up.

I think there are a few Subarus in my neighborhood that run on "knob fuel". :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:04 am 
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Great team work :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:14 pm 
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I Say: Corners > Straights
Vehicle: 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z

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Location: Wauchope, NSW
Latest acquisistion is a 22mm Whiteline rear swaybar kit (BSR49XZ).

After ordering a 24mm kit online from MRT, and then having them ring us up a couple of days later to tell us they didn't actually carry stocks of sway bars, and that they wouldn't have a 24mm RSB available to them until early August, the order was cancelled, money promptly returned, and research and hunt on for a better, more timely idea.

Research on here included a few build threads and also creating a thread: http://ozfoz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=58220

So, after plenty of reading (and getting plenty of other ideas of things to do to the Forester :twisted: ) it became apparent that, though a 24mm might be nice for me on a car that only gets driven on the weekend for twisty mountain runs or track days, for a car that is a daily a 22mm is a better idea for now. Its also a better idea for the future as other modifications to the suspension would likely result in a need for less swaybar instead of more.

So, then the hunt is on for a 22mm RSB.

Then Gumtree is my friend and shows me a bloke in Newcastle selling a Whiteline 22mm RSB kit that had been fitted to his Forester for only a few months before he took it off and traded the car in.

Conveniently, we were in Newcastle last weekend so a bit of Friday night shopping and we have an RSB kit in the garage waiting for fitment ;]

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I also ordered a set of Bram's custom swaybar endlinks a couple of weeks ago which he manufactured and shipped for me. Australia post decided that these needed to take the scenic route around the country:

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These finally arrived yesterday and look awesome.

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Looking forward to fitting the whole package up in the next couple of weekends and then doing some test driving to see how much of a difference they really make.

Wonder if I can set up a camera on a corner and film the Forester going both ways around the corner before and after the installation to see the difference if I pick the same cornering line...

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:28 pm 
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Wow. Sorry to see they took so long to get there. Aus post has been run into the ground. It used to be a well functioning efficient delivery system. Now, not so much it seems.

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:27 am 
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I Say: Corners > Straights
Vehicle: 2010 XT Premium 5MT C6Z

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Location: Wauchope, NSW
Bram wrote:
Wow. Sorry to see they took so long to get there. Aus post has been run into the ground. It used to be a well functioning efficient delivery system. Now, not so much it seems.


All good mate, not your issue.

Very happy with them.

Three questions if I may:
1. How tight should I be doing up the nuts? Any specific tension or just very tight?
2. Blue loctite on the nuts?
3. Can I use something like Inox Lanotec (lanolin spray) to assist in keeping dust and dirt and the like out of the ball joints? Or do you recommend something else?

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