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So what's this body work stuff you talk about, wish my wagon looked that good...;)

 

There are a bunch of dings all around the car especially over the rear quarter panels above the wheels. I also have surface rust on the roof by the windshield. The old owner must had a roof rack on the car because you can see bunch of dents and scratches.

 

Also thanks for the compliment. The car is coming along slowly but surely.

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Small dents can be removed by the "Dent Wizard" in your area. Or some there dent removal company.

 

My wagon's roof has a couple of small dents from acorns hitting it while driving under trees.

 

The rust around the windshield could be from the windshield being replaced... the tech was not careful with his tools.

305,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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There are a bunch of dings all around the car especially over the rear quarter panels above the wheels. I also have surface rust on the roof by the windshield. The old owner must had a roof rack on the car because you can see bunch of dents and scratches.

 

Also thanks for the compliment. The car is coming along slowly but surely.

 

 

Yeah, mine has a few dings on the roof too and I know it’s from the original owner taking things on and off the roof rack.

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Small dents can be removed by the "Dent Wizard" in your area. Or some there dent removal company.

 

My wagon's roof has a couple of small dents from acorns hitting it while driving under trees.

 

The rust around the windshield could be from the windshield being replaced... the tech was not careful with his tools.

 

That's true. I've been doing bodywork and painting cars since I was 15 and I'm 39. The paint is pretty done. It's chipping and cracking here and there. It would be easier to just reshoot the car. I'm waiting till next year because I'm currently working on my brother's 1977 Datsun 280z. So I'm pretty swamped. It was originally my car but I gave it to my brother for his 13th birthday and he's 30 now lol.

 

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Small Update

 

Well, I got tired of seeing how messed up my passenger headlight was. I decided to buy a harbor freight drill buffing kit. While buffing I noticed that it was oxidated from the inside. So I went to my local pick n pull and picked up a different set. I started with wet sanding with 800 and 1000 grit sandpaper. Once I was done with that I went ahead and sprayed the headlights with SprayMax 2k glamour clear coat. The headlight really came out great with the four coats of clear I sprayed. Only down fall was while I was driving home last night I noticed how much dimmer my headlights were. I was thinking that the 4 coats of clear were too much. In every Youtube video, I watched everyone recommended spraying 2 to 3 coats of clear. This morning I decided to wet sand the cleared headlights with 1500 and 2000 grit sandpaper and then buff, polish, and a wax job. Let me tell you they look great especially since I sanded out the little orange peel they had. Hopefully, sanding out a coat and a half really brighten up my headlights again!

 

What the headlights looked like:

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Started installing the recoated headlights:

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Recoated headlights installed:

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Wet sanded and buffed headlights:

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On 1/18/2022 at 9:21 PM, k00laid83 said:

Well after going through the whole car again after work. I found that the connector itself had the one of the wires completely corroded through and not hooked up. Another wire on the connector was bare showing bare wire. I went on iwire and ordered a new pigtail hopefully that will fix my p0340 error code.

Did you go though the diagnosis steps for the code in the FSM? Did the new pigtail on the sensor connector fix the error code?

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On 7/20/2022 at 7:39 AM, mejum said:

Did you go though the diagnosis steps for the code in the FSM? Did the new pigtail on the sensor connector fix the error code?

Sorry for the late response. I did go through the diagnosis steps and while doing that I found the issue with the connector. Once I used that pigtail from my local pick-n-pull the error code went away. 

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So a few weeks ago the wife and I decided to take our tandem kayak out. I figured I'd put it on the leggy since she's running so well. I have to admit that using this car has been a lot of fun! Now I understand why so many people love Subaru's. 

 

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