Wow I thought this was a friendly place but I am overwhelmed with all the helpful tips pictures and advice!!
I really appreciate the water leak issue fix - have a big rainstorm coming into the bay area tonight so maybe I can cover the cowling with some duct tape temporarily?
When my wife and I were checking under the carpet for leaks we found a diamond ring (so obviously the last owner knew about this
) I am going to do the right thing and contact him about the missing ring (valuable or not probably his mom's and he would want it back) but for fun we took it to a jewler - wasn't worth anything its all fake but it was fun to discover something about the car.
Thanks for all the morale support, I'm in an area thats very pro imports so they stick to that stuff. I was tempted on an $8000 honda civic but one of my coworkers had his transmission go out on that at 60k..
I must admit these grow on you, I am already getting attached. It corners better than the subaru and the pure power is amazing. Drivers here are aggressive and they cut you off and aren't always friendly. You just put your foot down on this one and you fly by them - it's awesome!
They really are a wolf in sheeps clothing these cars. It's like driving an undercover mustang
Of course I have driven four cylinders my whole life so this is new.
I did post some pictures, low res but check them out - car is really clean. There really isn't much of a smell, but it makes for a cool name
Thanks for the advice on fixing it up - am a big fan of junkyards and it is crazy what we through away so upgrading the stereo and wood trim are things is a great idea!
Headlights are terrible, almost out of alignment - so upgrading the bulbs to the silverstars may help. Car may have had a collision in front as there is no stickers at all under the hood so maybe the lights are out of alignment??
Also one headlight fills up with water - I dryed it out once but the moisture is back..
I did smell a bit of burning oil at the stoplight on my way home. Checked the heads look clean - a tiny bit of oil on the rear valve cover. Enough to cause that or are there other problem areas?
Got a bit of a vibration when braking - can't tell if it is the driver rear drum or driver front. First guess is the front rotor is warped but any tips there are appreciated too.
Also have a strange rattling in the steering wheel when I turn it???
Sorry for all the issues - just kind of thinking about everything to do; still not sure if I replace the headvgaskets on the subaru or sell it either - with kids not much time for fun these days
Thanks again everyone, will keep you posted!