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Re: New Car Options

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue May 21, 2019 4:58 pm

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Re: New Car Options

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Post by noflers » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:25 am

Y'all remember when I went on about that belt guide and the TSB Gates put out about it?

Well, whoever did the timing on this last sucks. Besides the fact that it's probably been too long, as evidenced by the rickety Chinese cog and the tensioner leaking fluid.... It was also missing that special belt guide...

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Got a new one from Subaru, cheap thankfully. Even got Subaru bolts to go with it 😁

Now that there's no leaks, I'll start thinking about how I'm gonna straighten the frame up front. I've never needed to know it, but the front subframe and radiator support is replaceable (bolt in).

Oh and it's got a really noisy clutch release bearing, but the clutch itself is solid. Sooo, I got to thinking... Is it possible to give the bearing some grease to keep it quiet and maintain my sanity?

After all that, I'll start looking for a 720 again ;)

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Re: New Car Options

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:42 am

Release bearing problems are common on those. There's an updated bearing that includes a sleeve that fits over the front of the transmission.
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Re: New Car Options

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Post by Laecaon » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:51 pm

Its a weird design, pretty common problem.

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Re: New Car Options

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Post by noflers » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:47 am

Think I spoke too soon, it's definitely the clutch fork rubbing the greaseless pivot ball. Luckily this is a spot I can actually get grease to...

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