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Subaru Baja brakes drilled and slotted rotors (gone wrong)

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Hi, just a quickie here, Since finishing the engine overhaul on the Subaru Baja, I felt why not go ahead and replace the brakes with some new slotted and drilled rotors?  Nothing worse than looking through some pretty wheels and seeing ugly rusted rotors! Note: Today is 9-26-14, I had some problems with these brakes, […]

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06 Subaru Baja Turbo engine overhaul

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Hi Gang! Seems like I’m becoming more of a Fleet mechanic on our daily drivers than a Classic Car restorer! I really don’t mind as I’ll work on anything!;)   The vehicle I’m blogging on today is our ’06 Subaru Baja Turbo which will soon be up for sale. This Baja was actually being driven […]

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HID projector headlights installation ’02 Honda CRV

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It’s raining and cold! So it’s a good day to blog about something! HID projector headlights seem to be the “In thing” these days and I can see why!   Hi, dne’ here~ recently (give or take a month), I installed some HID projector headlights in our youngest daughters ’02 CRV. I had bought some […]

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2002 Honda CRV air conditioning repair

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  Hi! Dne’ here;) Though this ’02 Honda CR-v isn’t a classic, I felt compelled to put this repair on Classic Cars and Tools because there are many people out there having problems with this particular AC system(including yours truly), mainly due to the HS110R scroll AC compressor blowing up!   Recently we purchased our […]

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The Keihin HS100R Scroll AC compressor

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Howdo~;) dne’ here, It’s raining here, so not a bad day to put information out on Classic Cars and Tools!;) The following is not about a classic car, but about an AC compressor that seems be causing a great deal of grief! This blog is about the Keihin HS100r scroll AC compressor used in 2002-2007 […]

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98 Rav4 radiator installation

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Hi ya’ll! Dne’ here! Today I started working on the radiator removal on my youngest daughters 98 Rav4 AWD, with 289,000 miles. However, it’s not the original radiator. It was replaced at 144,000. This removal/installation is a modified version in that I’m going to modify the radiator support for an easier installation of the radiator […]

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’98 Rav4 CV axle

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Hi! Dne’ here with another exciting blog! ha ha! My projects have been put on hold so that I can repair an emission problem or check engine light issue on our ’98 Rav4 AWD (all wheel drive) with an automatic transmission. However, after getting the Rav4 up on the MaxJax lift, I discovered other problems […]

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2002 Subaru Outback H6 3.0 Spark plug installation

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Hi! Dne’ here once again! I believe that if a person is willing and able, then we should tackle maintenance on our vehicles vs taking to a dealer or local garage. It does require some common sense when taking “things” apart, and being able to put it back together again, and of course a variety […]

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