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I figured it out today

19Walt93

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My credo
If you don't have time to do it right will you have time to do it over?
The sloppy garage band that sings "there's a lot to love about you" in Subaru ads irritates me to no end.
It occurred to me that Subaru wants to sell their cars to people with tin ears who won't hear the main bearing knock all their engines make.
 


dvdswan

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Keep your mind like an umbrella, it only works if its open... Continually learning.
Every make has their name on the back of the vehicle... Except maybe supercars, owners just leave them on the side of the road in Dubai.
 

19Walt93

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235/55R16
My credo
If you don't have time to do it right will you have time to do it over?
Oh common, thats like saying Ford puts their name on the tailgate so owners can see it when they are pushing it :)
Obviously the name is on the tailgate so the GM trucks will know who's ahead.
 

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skyjacker front leveling kit
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Crossed threads are tight threads.
Subaru=Lesbaru
Not sure why, but around here Subaru seems to be the number one most commonly owned vehicle of women who prefer the company of women.
 

Eddo Rogue

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skyjacker front leveling kit
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Crossed threads are tight threads.
GMC= Gay Mans Chevy.
 

bobbywalter

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sawzall?
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it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
Yeah.....these things happen.
 

19Walt93

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3"
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235/55R16
My credo
If you don't have time to do it right will you have time to do it over?
Subaru=Lesbaru
Not sure why, but around here Subaru seems to be the number one most commonly owned vehicle of women who prefer the company of women.
I prefer the company of women, too but I don't want a Subaru.
 

sgtsandman

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Pre-2008 lift
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Subaru=Lesbaru
Not sure why, but around here Subaru seems to be the number one most commonly owned vehicle of women who prefer the company of women.
Here, it seemed to be Honda Elements. It must be a regional thing.
 

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I prefer the company of women, too but I don't want a Subaru.
I wanted a Subaru until I got a load of the price and found out about the issue with head gaskets letting loose. Seems to be a not so good thing to have on an uncommon engine. More common than a Mazda Rotary but not exactly something you just take to any shop.
 

19Walt93

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Total Drop
3"
Tire Size
235/55R16
My credo
If you don't have time to do it right will you have time to do it over?
Here, it seemed to be Honda Elements. It must be a regional thing.
You have to forgive Honda for misspelling excrement when they named that model.
 

19Walt93

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Total Drop
3"
Tire Size
235/55R16
My credo
If you don't have time to do it right will you have time to do it over?
In the fall of 1980 we took a 78 Subaru in trade on our first Escort wagon. Subaru used to mount the spare tire on a rack over the top of the engine and the car was so rusty the shock towers had collapsed and were being held in place by the spare- at 2 years old. In the early 2000's we took in another fairly young one with just over 30,000 miles on it with leaky head gaskets and rear main seal. I called the local Subaru dealer-partly because none of my techs wanted to fix it- and they said that was about normal. The sales manager took it to the auction so we didn't have to fix it.
But Consumer Reports still loves them because foreign good, American bad. Who would want a product built by lazy, stupid Americans like us when they could have one built by the people who brought us the Bataan death march?
 

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My understanding is you have to pull the motor for almost any work for the sub 4H.

So excited to do the spark plugs on my wife's car.
 

rusty ol ranger

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A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
My understanding is you have to pull the motor for almost any work for the sub 4H.

So excited to do the spark plugs on my wife's car.
Try getting the the back plugs on a early 5.4 expedition. Unless you have tiny little hands you arnt gonna.

It was worse the the 302 E150 i had.
 

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Try getting the the back plugs on a early 5.4 expedition. Unless you have tiny little hands you arnt gonna.

It was worse the the 302 E150 i had.
Most Transverse V6s you have to pull the intake manifold.
 

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