Noticed my brake was dragging and couldn’t determine if was the e-brake (drum) or disc brake sticking. Well I found out too late when the pad ran out of compound on the outer side and could see gouging in the rotors. Goal was to diagnose the issue and get parts list. Meanwhile making the thing have more pad to drag out, basically buy time and make it work better than does now. The caliper failed by corrosion / rust most likely making the piston not release after hydraulics squeeze it tight. Although this is more costly than it being parking brake(drum), I’m sort of relieved not from me playing in the snow

This was an abadoned buildings lot after a quick snow fall over the weekend.  After being there just a short while I looped it and stalled it by mistake and had to call for help.. Think the battery + cold needs it topped off. The backing music is from this awesome video, who knows what they are saying but its still fun! 😀  

This car was built for this years Pikes Peak race.  I watched the forum for the progress on this build. Such a quick build considering it was not following someone else path.  This thing is genius craftsmanship.  I do not know what ended up getting but was targeted at 250hp 360 Ft lb http://www.rs25.com/forums/f128/t185042-subaru-diesel-ee20-swap-stid.html

Only days after putting new brakes on my car a noise started when engaging the clutch. The throw out bearing was failing. The short of it is needed a clutch installed to resolve the issue, and while in needed a wheel bearing in the rear. Parts was my task as I did not want aftermarket Oem grade parts. Distributor was faced with issues when packing order, was delayed from Saturday to Tuesday delivery, which was delayed to Thursday turned Friday delivery thanks to FedEx. So now they have the parts and it’s a holiday weekend. Will be Wednesday Thursday before done. They tell me there were three bolts missing when taking out the transmission. One on bell housing, one on starter, and one on driveshaft. This means that mechanic I used on the day one of owning the car did a pass poor install beyond the crap that I already…

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With some information dug up from the forums I tonight collected the needed brake upgrade for my car. More info found here and here. This will allow me to run about 1 inch large rotors all around, just by getting the proper caliper mounting brackets used on the cars that ran these rotors stock.  The benefit of this upgrade is I can reuse my 2 pot front and rear calipers and run wrx pads all around.  From rockauto.com I was able to source all of the needed brackets for 79 bucks for this upgrade. Then picked the rotors and pads of my choice.   Before After Front 10.1 11.5 (2002 Impreza WRX) Rear 10.4 11.4 (2001 Legacy) This should be a fairly nice upgrade for the money.  Next we wait for packages and the next warm day, then is when the real fun comes into the room.. bedding the brakes…

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As you can see the we did not get all of the snow that was suspected in the area, as it was mixing between snow and rain throughout the night.  I like when it melts off the car! This was started at about 12:30 am  and ended some time around 7:30 am.  shots were 30 seconds each.  

Not that unusual for car with high miles I consume some oil, about 1qt every 3 fill ups(1k miles). This location for spare quart fits like a glove, as if was meant to be.

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