[HD] 1990 Subaru Loyale -- My Second Car
So basically this is a walkaround and overview of my new car, a red 1990
Subaru Loyale wagon. My old car, the 1981 Subaru GL wagon, died from a
cracked block or head and was towed away on Easter, 2012. A week after, I
picked this up. When I bought it, it had three main problems. The first was
the battery was dead from sitting for a couple months. Fixed this because I
had a new battery installed in my old car a couple months before it died,
and I just transferred it over. The second problem was the tires would go
flat within a day or two. Fixed this by buying a set of four wheels/tires
off the Ultimate Subaru Message Board for $30, swapped them out, and sold
my set for $20 on the message board. The third and final problem is the
passenger axle. Both the inner and outer boots are torn, and the actual
axle is bad. Went to the Pick-N-Pull to get an axle, but I didn't have the
right tools. Instead, I got two new headlights (the originals were yellowed
and not bright), a new clock, two speakers, a bunch of fuses, and a couple
headlight bulbs. This car is better than my old one because it's go 90 horsepower (versus
73), runs better, has five gears, and is fuel injected. It's also got a
softer suspension for a better ride. Still has on-demand 4WD, so that's
useful. It's just overall a better car. I'm glad I got it. Be looking
forward to dashcam videos!!
1973 Subaru GL1400 Coupe at AlphaCars in Boxborough MA
1973 Subaru with original 63Kmi at AlphaCars. Two owner car (both very
caring), Solid Body, minimal under-body surface rust, no structural rust.
Car was treated by "Rusty Jones" several times. It has a very solid Maaco
paint job that was done about three years ago and holds up really good.
Engine has typical Subaru light thumping noise at idle that according to
the owner was there for years. Car drives perfect, excellent brakes and new
tires, new clutch and new alternator. Very clean interior, minor wear
through the driver's side carpet to the left of the clutch pedal. Seats ant
trim are perfect with the exception of the driver's seat bolster that has a
A classic sign of a cracked cylinder head, bubbles in the coolant
This is (was) my 92 diesel Golf, idling with a badly cracked cylinder head.
Look at the bubbles in the coolant system! The engine hadn't even warmed up
when I took this video. As it turned out, the head was cracked between the
valves on all 4 combustion chambers.
300+ HP Subaru Loyale Wagon
A 1990 Subaru Loyale wagon with a tuned up EJ255 from a 2007 WRX.
Drivetrain sourced from a Subaru XT.
The bad part is that this engine was only in the car temporarily. It was
soon installed into a much newer Subaru, which means no more videos. I
really wish I had been able to get more footage!
This car belonged to my Subaru enthusiast buddy, I film many different
vehicles as well as my own.