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  1. Engine & Drivetrain
    What's up OB community! This is my inaugural forum post and it's a big deal. I spun a rod bearing and will remove the engine, split the case, and rebuild from there. I am following Mike Bauer's teardown and rebuild videos on youtube (courtesy of CarryHolmez channel). I don't have a bunch of...
  2. Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    Greetings! My friend has h&r coilovers from a 2012 sti that he's letting go of. These would make my commute so much better as I'm on stock kyb's. yuck From what I understand the front should mostly bolt right up, but the rear might require some modification? If anyone has any experience with...
  3. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    I'm replacing the (2) hoses in the diagram below. I am able to locate the (2) larger diameter hoses since they are indicated in the picture below, but I can't find the part numbers for the (2) smaller hoses. I looked on the Subaru Parts Online website (all of the diagrams) and nothing. Does...
  4. Gallery & Member Journals
    Current photo: After several months of searching, I found my low mileage manual unicorn over 1,000 miles and two states away in August 2020, and it happened to be a rare turbo. I finally took possession of my wagon with only 76k miles and bone stock in September (a long crazy story, will share...
  5. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    About a month ago I checked my coolant reservoir and it was completely dry. Obviously this was very concerning so I filled it up and left it in the garage to see where the leak is. I’ve looked it over top to bottom both hot and cold and can’t find a drop anywhere. This made me think I’m screwed...
  6. For Sale / For Free
    Hey guys, gals, and everyone in between, First time posting here, but I'm selling: -OEM SUBARU Engine short block MODEL: 10103AC870 (formally 10103AC030)2004-2007 STI,2005-09 OBXT/LGT & many other turbo models from 04-07 Unopened $1450 -OEM SUBARU Cylinder head bolts Part: 11095AA042 $80...
  7. Forum Rules, New Member Information & Intro.
    Hi y’all been looking for an 05-09 OBXT, must say it is quite difficult. I have found one that has recently had the headgaskets, timing belt, and water pump replaced. On top of that it had the turbo replaced 8 months before then. My only concern is the car has 188k miles. Is this too many miles...
  8. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I recently posted another discussion about my engine making a rattling, metal on metal noise, from that I assumed it was the turbo and it had shaft play which was making the noise. Well I decided to take off the down pipe and feel the turbo for shaft play, it didn’t have any shaft play at all...
  9. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    So I hear a light clicking metal on metal sound coming from my engine, I assume that it’s coming from the turbo. The questions are, is it shaft play from the faulty banjo bolt filter causing the turbo to go bad? Or any other ideas of where this noise is coming from, like what else could make...
  10. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    I recently bought a 2005 outback 2.5xt limited and I noticed there was an on/off switch in the back of the cup holder and I haven’t been able to figure out what it does anyone have any ideas?
  11. my first Subaru

    use it as my daily but want to modify it with good aftermarket upgrades or STi parts
  12. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hello, I have an 09 outback XT limited. I am just about to drop my engine back in it and am waiting on a clutch kit. I have a flywheel Exedy FF502 attached at the moment but have read that the flywheel won't fit with my OEM clutch kit. I am just curious to know what Exedy clutch kits can I use...
  13. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Well last week I picked up this super clean 05 Outback XT. The car was well maintained and used as an Auto X car. Im basically make a build thread to log my pictures, data, issues, etc with the car as I venture to return it to stock and apply my own tastes. Little about me, Im from Newfoundland...
  14. OBXT from Rear

    The rear (over-constrasted on purpose) of the OBXT, with my various stickers.
  15. OBXT Behind Palo Verde

    The OBXT behind a palo verde here in Tucson, Ariz.
  16. OBXT Behind Cactus

    The OBXT behind a prickly pear cactus, with fruit gnawed by javalina here in Tucson, Ariz.
  17. Chilean Andes

    OBXT in dirt road heaven in the Chilean Andes
  18. Subie in the Chilean Andes

    Lake side drive
  19. Subie in the Chilean Andes

    This is my OBXT in Chile
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