Hi, I'm new here but I've owned many Legacys in the past including many turbo ones. Started with a few Gen1 Sport Sedans years ago so I was very active over at LegacyCentral. I decided I wanted a second gen so I built a 99 Legacy sedan with an EJ22/EJ205 hybrid and WRX harness merge with a DCCD 6-speed which is documented on SL-i.net. I dipped my toes in the 4th gen pool with a BSM 5EAT GT sedan that needed a shortblock a few months ago and liked what I saw so started looking for a 5mt LGT wagon. Now I'm here!
Bought this one a couple weeks ago. Only mods are an Invidia catted and wrapped DP and a Cobb shortshifter plus a few upgraded bushings and mounts. Turns out I got a really good deal because it had a cracked uppipe cat that was rattling which the previous owner mistook for rod bearing noise.
2005 Legacy GT Limited wagon in OBP with black interior. 117k miles.
I took the opportunity this weekend to do some reliability mods; it's been sitting since I bought it so I didn't damage anything while I waited for parts. It'll be nice to drive it now!
Here's what I did yesterday:
Gates timing belt kit w/waterpump
Spark plugs changed with NGK Iridium
Leakdown test: Cyl1-5% Cyl2-1% Cyl3-5% Cyl4-4%
Rotella T6/Wix filter
Subaru Long Life coolant change
Zip-tied vacuum lines
Checked VF40 for shaft play, has none
Replaced turbo drain hose
Removed banjo filter, it was spotless
Flashed a "safety" tune with OL/CL delay disabled, timing comp disabled and AF3 correction disabled plus a little taken out of the WGDC tables to keep it at stock boost despite the free-flowing uppipe/downpipe combo.
Still to come:
Dealer airbag recall before I mess with aftermarket interior stuff.
FM transmitter inline with the antenna connection with Bluetooth aux-in: Same setup in my wife's Outback, works great with nearly CD-quality audio.
Innovate MTX-L wideband and Prosport boost gauge in a JCSPods cubby mount.
Move my gold Prodrive P7 wheels and tires over from my 99 Legacy:
Here's the car!
Assume service position
This little jerk could've caused a slight problem given a little more time.