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mungewell 11-01-2012 01:43 PM

Mungewell's LGT Wagon
 
It arrived!!! Albeit 24hrs after I turned up at the haulage firm to collect it :mad:, my 'new' 05 Legacy GT Ltd Wagon 5 speed manual in pearl red.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8046/8...4a9ac4c2_n.jpg

Drove it 280miles back home without incident, although I was being very gentle on the pedals (3000rpm/70mph gave 28.4mpg). It started life in PA, but is now enjoying the cool mountain air of Southern Alberta.

Going to get under the hood this weekend to change oil and give it a good inspection. Hopefully nothing frightening is found. With 133K on the clock is there anything particular I should look for (it had new turbo and timing belt at 98K)?

I feel like a kid at Christmas :)
Simon.

Max Capacity 11-01-2012 02:30 PM

Congrat's. I believe that is 1 of 86 made.

Check the banjo filter and remember to check the oil, and keep it topped off.

Blink 11-01-2012 04:12 PM

Congratulations and welcome to a small but dedicated 5MT wagon crowd. Nice red pearl! Unless you know it was done recently, I would recommend a transmission flush and refill with Extra S which can help with shifting and reduced gear whine.

mungewell 11-01-2012 04:17 PM

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...lor-83304.html
58......GRP.....2005 Legacy GT wagon MT Ltd (blk)

Holly crap! The seller said it was rare but that's outragous.

"This is my car. There are many like it.... err scratch that bit." ;)


Max Capacity 11-01-2012 04:28 PM

Gee, mine is only 1 of 108 :(

But I have owned it since late Jun 04 :)

Hope you enjoy driving yours as much is I do mine.

Dujo 11-01-2012 04:52 PM

Ooh, nice Max. That's longer than me. Bought mine in August '04. Build date of 06/04. Any idea what your build date is?

Edit: 1 of 99 (5MT tan interior) ;)

OP, also check to see that the uppipe has been swapped out. If not, you may want to take care of that. There is a cat in the up that has the potential to come apart and grenade the turbo. Welcome to LGT.com!

xt2005bonbon 11-01-2012 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by mungewell (Post 4139676)
It arrived!!! Albeit 24hrs after I turned up at the haulage firm to collect it :mad:, my 'new' 05 Legacy GT Ltd Wagon 5 speed manual in pearl red.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8046/8...4a9ac4c2_n.jpg

Drove it 280miles back home without incident, although I was being very gentle on the pedals (3000rpm/70mph gave 28.4mpg). It started life in PA, but is now enjoying the cool mountain air of Southern Alberta.

Going to get under the hood this weekend to change oil and give it a good inspection. Hopefully nothing frightening is found. With 133K on the clock is there anything particular I should look for (it had new turbo and timing belt at 98K)?

I feel like a kid at Christmas :)
Simon.

Welcome. +1 for checking the banjo bolt and keeping that oil topped off at all time.

I think 28.4 mpg @ 133k, that's pretty impressive.

BarManBean 11-01-2012 05:49 PM

That or it has fuel mods :lol:

xt2005bonbon 11-01-2012 05:50 PM

I have never reached such good mpg :(. Highest ever was 26.7 mpg on a 90 mile drive @ 65 mph.

mungewell 11-01-2012 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by xt2005bonbon (Post 4140139)
I have never reached such good mpg :(. Highest ever was 26.7 mpg on a 90 mile drive @ 65 mph.

As I understand it being on slight boost is better than off boost, plus it's pretty flat driving north from Great Falls. MPG dropped off a little once I got to Lethbridge and into the mountains. Did you reset the trip odometer (think this also reset the average mpg)?

I'll plan to pull the banjo bolts, but think I might keep the filters in them for one more oil change - don't want any unsettled gunk getting into the turbo.

Also contemplating a compression test... if I can pick up a gauge cheap.

PS. If anyone here's in Calgary area, do you want to get together to do some tuning stuff. A few people at the ProtoSpace.ca hacker space might be up for some fun.

mungewell 11-04-2012 10:05 AM

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Did some work on it yesterday, generally I think it's OK... hooked up RomRaider to grab a quick log (whilst parked), see attached.

This appears to show that the variable valve timing is working OK (ie. not clogged) and that the turbo can build boost when needed. I'll grab some more whilst driving - but technically I need to get the car inspected before I can register it. No spare money for unnecessary tickets...;)

Currently 133K on clock, still has cat'ed up pipe. I noticed a few 'issues'...
  • No heat shield on turbo - isn't mentioned in the service manual so perhaps the early builds didn't have this.
  • Torn front right inner CV boot - pulled drive shaft to repair and got a surprise of oil leaking from gear box (Forester doesn't do this), guess this is normal. Is it necessary to replace seal?
  • Both front LCA rear bushing cracked - pulled arms to press out and replace, I gather the WRX ones fit and are more rigid.
  • Sump has previously been removed (liquid gasket oozing out) - presumably when turbo was replaced @ 98K.
  • The gearbox drain plug appears to have been leaking and oil level was a little low. Should this have a crush washer?
  • There's a fair bit of oil mess on the turbo oil exit pipe, where it transitions pipe/rubber/pipe. Will clean up and investigate further.
Full set of photos here:

Finally this appeared at some point when I was working on the front right LCA, anyone know where it's from?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8066/8...74f3d4a8_m.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8343/8...0daed6a6_m.jpg


Cheers,
Simon.

Spec B 11-04-2012 11:19 AM

Looks like you might have some sort of small vacuum leak - your correction percentages are a bit higher than you want to see (less than 5%).

Dujo 11-04-2012 12:20 PM

Have you seen the Learning View application yet? There's a thread about it on the RomRaider forums. Gives you a nice quick look at some useful tables including overall IAM to give you a quick shot of engine health based on timing being pulled.

I had a heatshield on my turbo (06/04 build date ... early). Most likely scenario is that somebody removed it at some point and didn't replace it. You can can aftermarket ones or get an oem replacement. When I went stage ii, I did a PTP turbo blanket and a Grimmspeed turbo heatshield.

Passenger side torn cv joint boot is relatively common on these cars. Probably the heat coming off the downpipe causing the rubber to degrade early. From what I understand, a little gear oil coming out when you pull the axle is normal. I don't *think* you should need to replace the seal. Just top off after replacing cv joint boot. Might be a good time to upgrade gear oil to extra s (Subaru's "good" gear oil ... search here for more details).

Those pictures are a little out of context, but the one on the right looks like the backside of a center cap for your wheel. Got all your center caps in?

xt2005bonbon 11-04-2012 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by dujo (Post 4143922)
i had a heatshield on my turbo (06/04 build date ... Early). Most likely scenario is that somebody removed it at some point and didn't replace it.

^+1.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dujo (Post 4143922)
passenger side torn cv joint boot is relatively common on these cars. Probably the heat coming off the downpipe causing the rubber to degrade early.

^+1.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dujo (Post 4143922)
from what i understand, a little gear oil coming out when you pull the axle is normal. I don't *think* you should need to replace the seal. Just top off after replacing cv joint boot.

^+1.

06silvarubiLGT 11-05-2012 06:52 AM

Congrats, welcome to the forum. Looks like you found yourself a nice peice.
Most of the things you have come up with are very common on these cars.
Does look like you have slight intake leak, I would check TGV area for leaks.
That little peice looks like a floor pan plug, maybe fell out while you were fishing around near LCA


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