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Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/31/24 8:19 p.m.

1500-1800 rpm. High idle, still figuring itself out. 

And still putting together. A bit of a list before driving, including the ac idler pulley that was fine when i pulled it is now stiff as hell and needs replaced. For no good reason. And i broke the fog light bolts pulling the front bumper. And the headlights need polished. And the front suspension needs torqued from replacement. And....

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/31/24 8:26 p.m.
Stampie said:
Mr_Asa said:

So, you still tinkering, or have you hooned it around yet?

That's why I love you.

Love you too, pookie.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/2/24 8:44 p.m.

let the shakedown cruise begin. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/2/24 9:36 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke UberDork
2/2/24 11:44 p.m.

Let the good times roll.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/3/24 1:19 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

That boost gauge isn't reading anywhere near where it needs to be. laugh

Is it at least building boost if you stomp on it instead of dying?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/3/24 5:42 a.m.

11psi!

And it doesn't break up anymore 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/3/24 8:43 a.m.

Power steering pump is dying. Rattle from the back. Broke a sway bar end link. Pulls left. Some various rattles and bangs over bumps and turns. Need to nut and bolt check. 

45 miles down, only 150 more today!

adam525i
adam525i GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
2/3/24 10:09 a.m.

There's an o-ring on the fluid input line to the power steering pump that starts to fail and allow air in. This causes an audible grown and eventually damages the pump. Definitely worth checking/replacing and then bleeding the system. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/3/24 10:39 a.m.

I actually thought about the o ring. However, it wasn't noisy until i removed the hoses that are quite hard. 

Im thinking the hoses are where the air is getting in. I have all the spare stuff from the parts car, so ill try that first. And swap the o ring for thorough sake.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/3/24 4:50 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

11psi!

And it doesn't break up anymore 

Ok, that's about right. Yay!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/3/24 4:57 p.m.

 

all normal test drives include r free duster fenders, an exterior door, and various stock car parts, right?

sevenracer
sevenracer HalfDork
2/3/24 6:31 p.m.

Damn, man. I'm sure it didn't feel like it at the time, but that's a right quick troubleshoot and recovery of an obscure harness problem.

 

Also, didn't know the back seats were a pass through to the bed. That's awesome. 

Turbine
Turbine GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/3/24 6:43 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

I LOVE the sawblades on that thing. Great work

i also did not know about the back seat pass-thru.  E36 M3, that's kooky enough for me to give subaru another chance.

and yeah, the sawblades look fantastic on there.  nice work, duster!

Patrick
Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/3/24 8:26 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

It's a baby avalanche

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/3/24 8:33 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Show them the license plate trick.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/3/24 8:39 p.m.

Nice, man.  She hoons well?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/3/24 10:34 p.m.

Thanks everyone. 

No beating yet. Want to work the kinks out beforehand. 

200 miles today. Tomorrow I'll put it on dads lift for a.once over, and swap the power steering pump and resivoir. Its no longer building pressure. 

Some squeaks, rattling, banging and clunking to find. 

Cel for lean code

Coast to on throttle has some bog/hesitation/uglyness to find 

Exhaust leaks out the wazoo

Needs alignment 

I dig it!

 

And stampies request is honored:

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/4/24 11:58 a.m.

The broken end link turned into a good thing. Tribeca sway bar, though reported to be a bolt on, bound up on BOTH lower control arms. Deformed the mounting points for the end links. I had to get a large prybar to remove it from where it was bound into the crossmember and lcas. Popped out like a rocket shot. Factory baja bar back in.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

does it make a difference if the Tribeca bar is flipped end-to-end?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/4/24 4:20 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Looked at that.it fouled in different places then. 

Oh well.

Stock baja bars back on, rids and drives way better. 99% of squeaks, clunks and rattles fixed. Waiting on diff bushings to fix that. Power steering was fixed with the o ring, the best pair of hoses and resivoir from the pile, and a few worm style hose clamps. Not noise free, but quiet enough!

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

I'm sure you'll have a boomin' system in there pretty soon, if you don't already. That'll fix the PS noise!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/4/24 8:35 p.m.

Trust me. I cant hear it!!!

 

Stereo will get pulled for challenge, but im amazed by the kicker powered 8 under the passengers seat  my wife got me for Christmas. It hits pretty serious for what it is!

Antihero
Antihero GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/5/24 9:51 a.m.

Add me to the list of not knowing it was pass thru too.

 

In fact..,..that's the primary reason SaxyHero wants an avalanche 

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