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[18 Nov 2010|04:19pm]

Really could use some help...

Please help a poor stranded person with food and whatever else I can get.
I am loathing being homeless and stranded...I just need assistance to get on my feet again. Anything ...anything will help the smallest of donation. Being homeless and hungry has really been difficult for me since October. You can read my previous posts on my journal to learn more.

My Paypal is Rowens_pdx@yahoo.com

I hope Karma works in my favor, I have never not helped someone who was in need and for once I am the needy.

Thank you so much.

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Cold Hard Brakes Update [18 Dec 2008|08:37am]

The "frozen" brake issue was solved by a Subaru mechanic for $67.00 - cheapest car repair ever!

It was indeed the check valve on the brake booster.

Just FYI for anyone experiencing the same problem - I guess it's quite common.

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Subaru Brake Problem in Cold Weather [15 Dec 2008|09:16am]

I have a 96 Legacy Outback, which I love (of course!)

One problem...when temperatures drop, my brakes seem to freeze up - the pedal is difficult to push down and only after warming up and pumping the brakes a lot will it "release" and the brakes will function normally.

Online research has yielded two solutions:

(a) brake fluid flush

(b) replace the check valve on the booster

Has anyone had a similar problem and, more importantly, had it fixed successfully?

Thanks much!

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sweet [13 Nov 2008|09:14pm]

http://video.kenblockracing.com/flash/small_player/preloader.swf?vendor_id=204&media_id=9183&bgcolor=FFFFFF&autoplay=0 I would have just embedded this, but it doesn't work. check this out, Ken Block gymkhana

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[01 Sep 2008|09:09pm]

I just found subarujoint and this community, and posted this over there as well.

No surprise that it took me this long to find a Subaru community - it took me longer to get a Subaru in the first place!

We got our Subaru Forester for our anniversary, which is on December 27th. I bought it on the 24th, after shopping for a few weeks. Since the dealership was having a short day for Christmas Eve, they had to hurry up and get me out of there so that they could leave. That helped me to pretty much name my own price. Car salesmen are really not fun to deal with, I had previously found, but this one was great. He had only been selling cars for a few months, and previously worked with computers! My kind of guy! LOL

It's a 2008 Forester 2.5X, Dark Gray Metallic. It looks almost black, but dark bluish/purplish when it is bright outside. My husband was at work when I bought it, but I took the salesman with me to his work to show him when test-driving it. I got it at a Northern California dealer.

I haven't made big changes to it, just put an Aztec blanket on the back seat and bought a steering wheel cover right away. It gets so hot here that I started getting them long ago, so that the wheel wouldn't be so hot. This one actually somewhat fails at that, but I love the looks of it, and of steering wheel covers in general.

The tires squeal. They are Yokahamas, and should be good, but I will be glad to replace them when the time comes if it will make for a lack of squealing. Supposedly, this is common, but it is really annoying. Not so annoying that I will pay money to replace new tires, though. ;) When I do that, I'll maybe get some wheels too, to replace the hubcaps.

We haven't done freeway driving, just city, and I get 19 mpg generally. Using the air conditioning a lot takes 1 or 2 off that. Previously, we had a Ford Escort that got 24-26 city, and before that a Toyota Camry that did not get any better than this Subaru - it usually got 17 mpg city. I think the gas mileage is appropriate for this type of vehicle, but that Camry was a big disappointment. I liked the Ford a lot for what it was.

Hooray for Subarus, and Subaru communities! :D

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[05 Aug 2008|02:26am]

Due to my recent accident I might buy an 02 WRX Sport Wagon tomorrow.

It's a 5MT, 114K on the clock, and they want $9800 for it. Blue is Dealer 11K+, PP Ex 9,100, Good 8,400.

With the inflation of 4bangers due to gas prices, I think that's a pretty fair price, the car looks clean, but I won't know until seeing it tomorrow.

Any advice on buying a newish vehicle, and or suggestions on whether I should even try to haggle or not?



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Yes, please! [02 Jun 2008|06:36pm]

[ mood | giddy ]

Subaru RWD coupe will be sold worldwide, Toyota version only in Japan

Posted May 28th 2008 8:01AM by Damon Lavrinc

Inside Line is reporting that the new, RWD coupe being developed by Subaru and Toyota will only be sold as a Subaru in markets outside of Japan, while the Toyota version will remain exclusive to the Land of the Rising Sun. Click here to read the rest of this article...Collapse )

Uhhhh, I have to go change my panties now.

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Wagony goodness [08 Mar 2008|07:15pm]

So, been wanting another car, since my Legacy sedan is fallin apart. So heres the new daily driverCollapse )

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Vanity post [02 Mar 2008|04:33pm]

[ mood | calm ]

Hey all, this is my 2000 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport and I've taken her all around the country the past eight years. We've been up logging trails, mountains, deserts, the Pacific Coast highway (my favorite drive ever!), the Tail of the Dragon (318 curves in 11 miles!...That was fun!) and she's now got about 220,000 miles on her. I've been real happy with her. Saturday, I took her down about 450' below the surface of the earth and while I was down in the Vulcan quarry, I found out why quarries are popular spots to photograph cars...

I loaded her up with a couple hundred pounds of rocks yesterday and even though I've lost all the hubcaps over the years and there's a small dent in the door where someone's car was slammed into her by another car, she's looking pretty good there! Sure, I've had to replace the clutch, brakes and had a rear wheel bearing replaced...I think I've still got a few good years left in her.

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Waiting for its test [02 Mar 2008|01:22pm]


The Subie waiting for its impending test on slippery roads tonight.

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Best Subie part/accessory sellers? [10 Feb 2008|03:40pm]

Hey all,

I just became a first time Subie owner this weekend. The dealer had some accessories that I'd like, but I didn't want to pay their prices.

So, which online sellers of Subaru part and accessories give the good deals? I'm looking to put splash guards, mud mats, a molded trunk tray and possibly a spoiler on my car. The spoiler isn't a priority, but the trunk tray is.

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alarm issue [08 Feb 2008|04:59pm]

[ mood | confused ]

hey everyone.

i drive a 99 forester s with almost 120K miles on it. i've had the car myself only for 2.5 years and have had almost no problems with it. earlier this week, it did a weird thing-- i was driving in my neighborhood and the alarm went off-- just a couple of quick chirps & it locked the doors for me. it did this again about an hour later. my fob had been slow so i went out and bought new batteries for the fob & the extra. this didn't help-- my fob no longer activates the alarm at all. (yes, i've checked to make sure the right batteries are in the right way.)

it's been quiet until today--now it's happening again randomly, only with a greater frequency. i've looked at the book that came w/ the car but haven't found anything specifically about this weird problem.



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98 Forester [03 Oct 2007|08:17am]


A friend is willing to sell me his '98 Forester (which has a blown engine but no other problems) for cheap, and I'm being very tempted by his offer.

I'm wondering if you guys can tell me, are there any major issues with that model year?

Getting a replacement engine is not a problem, but I was wondering what kinds of engines I can shoehorn into this thing. Can I fit a turbo engine in it?

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i heart my rs [18 Mar 2007|11:17pm]

we pulled the engine 2xs. it had warped heads. so it got resurfaced with all new head gaskets + new O2 sensors + other random parts. and a new "computer" on its way.
it runs great + no clicking noise.
almost done...

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[17 Feb 2007|03:14pm]

we've got a 98'ej2.5 thats overheating and pushing air through the cooling system did a pressure test on the cooling system and it held over night but when I turn over the motor with the coil disconnected it will build up to 50 psi with out even running and cold. I did a compression test as well all cylinder come out 150 psi or 10 psi within. and it isn't the radiator cap or thermostat bolth got replaced today.

any ideas?

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1997 Impreza L [01 Feb 2007|07:02pm]


My girlfriend is looking, among other things, at a 1997 Impreza Coupe. The mileage is fairly low for a car that old, and the price seems right. I just wanted to ask you guys if you have any experience with this model year and in particular with this line.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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talk about bloody frustrating...Impreza 2.5RS ignition issues. [30 Nov 2006|08:10am]

[ mood | annoyed ]

so i've had spark issues on and off for about a month or so...before that, it had been a cut wire to the MAF sensor. over the past week the car's been sputtering and dying repeatedly...usually while in gear on the highway. D:<

aside from the plugs and wires, what am i missing? could the ignition be going up? correct me if i'm wrong, but a 99 2.5RS doesn't have a distributor cap and rotor, right?

i feel like such a dunce...i just see that CEL and get retarded about what else could be wrong.

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[21 Oct 2006|10:09am]

Well...we got a buyer for the car :)

It gets picked up around noon.....

sold for 13700

if you ever want to sell a subaru.....go to Arizona...seriously

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[19 Oct 2006|06:24pm]

Subaru 2001 impreza 2.5 RS coupe 5-speed

Trade in value is around $9000
Private Party around $11000

It has around $1500 worth of work into it
All of the parts were installed by IA performance in Tucson
Exedy clutch
Pressure plate
Cobb tuning lightweight pully
TWM shifter
JDM shift knob
JDM Steering wheel
WRX wheels w/ 205/55/16 Pirelli P3000's

Theres been less than 1000 miles put on it since we bought it
Sticker price was at $13500 when we bought it

Only 69300 miles on the car...which is way lower than any others we've seen

Its kinda a must sell. Jeffs leaving for korea and we decided to keep my car instead of this one.

We're asking $14000 because of the work put into it
If you're interested please email toy_machine_ar@yahoo.com

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[10 Sep 2006|07:56pm]

[ mood | sad ]

NO DIBS! First person with cash in hand takes whatever.
NO LOWBALLERS! Please don't waste my time OR yours. Reasonable offers will be considered, but please keep in mind that all the money raised goes toward a down payment on a new car.

I am located in the Bay Area of California, and I really don't want to deal with shipping if I don't have to.  BUT, if you insist on having something shipped, YOU pay and I will find the cheapest shipping possible (usually DHL).  I accept cash and PayPal.

Cheers and enjoy! Thanks for reading!




* Sprint springs (w/ 02 shocks and tophats) - $80
* Helix rear sway bar (22mm - 3-way adjustable) - $100
* Helix rear end links - $75
* STi replica front strut bar - $40
* Cusco front V1 bar - $50


* Samco Y-pipe and BOV return intercooler hoses - $75
* Espelir JGT500 catback exhaust - $350
* Generic brushed aluminum radiator shroud w/ Cusco sticker - $20
* Bosal 3rd cat delete - $75
* Fumoto oil drain valve (brand new - not on car) - $20


* Rota SDR 17"x7.5" gold wheels w/ Falken Ziex ZE512 225/45/17 tires (nearly new) - $600
* Gold McGard lugnuts w/ key (brand new) - $80


* SubyDude short shifter (old skool model) - $45
* Apex'i turbo timer w/ harness - $80
* MOMO "Air Race" carbon fiber shift knob - $75


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