[HD] '90 Subaru Loyale Water Pump Replacement
I posted a video a few days ago of coolant leaking from my engine. I replaced the gasket, and no luck. Concluded that my water pump was the problem, so I just installed my old pump from my old engine, since I know that it was working. This is why OEM Japanese parts work better than a cheap aftermarket part. There are two things I forgot to mention. First, you need to remove the outer timing belt cover to get to the water pump bolts. And two, if you have air conditioning, you'll have to remove/move the compressor too. Pretty simple of a job. Takes me about an hour, then 24 hours to let the RTV cure. Oh, and you have to wait a few days for the dealership to get the gasket in. 1990 Subaru Loyale (EA82; 5-speed D/R)
1990 Subaru Loyale wagon: Tour, Quick Drive
Here's my 1990 Loyale wagon. Finally had time to do a tour and a drive (nobody home to watch me and clear roads XD) Here's the specs: 1.8L SPFI H4 engine 90lbs/foot torque at 4000RPM 90 HP 3 Speed 3AT Automatic gearbox (2.8:1 , 1.5:1. 1:1) 0-60 = Yes, it can go that fast. Theoretical Speed Limit: 113MPH (Engine hits redline, any faster and the transmission can blow up as well) Gas Mileage: 23/24 City/Highway (32 with new plugs, tires, timing belt) UPDATE: I have crashed it. but i'm still driving it!
[HD] '90 Subaru Loyale Shift Linkage Replacement
Sorry for the black screen at the end. Random rendering glitch, I assume. My shifter in my car used to suck. It was really hard to find fifth and reverse, first and second gear looked like third and fourth, and there was lots of play in the shifter when in gear. The answer? My shifter bushings were shot. I went to the junkyard and just took the entire shift linkage out of a car with good bushings. Definitely was worth it, since my shifter feels great now. 1990 Subaru Loyale EA82 D/R 5-speed