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Old 03-21-2015, 12:57 PM   #701
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Diff leaks are almost always axle seals, sometimes because someone installed used crush washers on the fill/drain plugs. Installing these doesn't take a long time, get it done and cross it off your list.

And I'm confused by #10, do you have a coolant leak or not?
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The coolant leak comes and goes. Its not much. Small puddle in the morning some days.

I think the c-clip is bad because I replaced the seal, and it looks farther out than the other.
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They have to be banged in there a surprising amount. If it's sticking out more, the diff leak will be horrendous. Get that fixed.
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I'll play with it some more next week.
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So it pushes all the way in. But comes out farther than the other, hence the idea about busted c-clip
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:25 AM   #706
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Whats the consensus on the GT500 hood louvre. I've heard you can find them for $70 bucks and I really like the look. Any ideas or links?
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I thought about that at one time, but then I discovered the Subie bumper vents. They are the right size, and can be placed on either side of the hood bulge in just about the perfect location. When I get to the shop this afternoon I'll take a pic so you can see what I mean.
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Do those vents have plugs? I thought I remember something about them being able to be plugged from rain and debris.
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I am trying to decide between the HF bead roller and the vice grip roller. Have you tried the vice grip rollers yet? How did the beads turn out?
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Weird, I thought I posted pictures. It turned out freaking awesome.

The cracks are from testing on some scrap pipe. I got a solid bead though, was just testing how far I could push it.

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Looks good. I wonder if two washers or a thicker one would give gentler bends?
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You're limited by the width of the exhaust clamp.
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I guess the bead doesn't have to be huge. It just needs to be big enough the clamp won't slip over it when tight.
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I was pretty happy with how it turned out.
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Yeah, I think that is tomorrow's project. I'll take a chance on a <$10 tool.
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What is your source for aluminum piping? Siliconintakes.com had some decent prices. I haven't spent a lot of time looking though.
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For my build I used siliconintakes, a local mandrel bending place, and baxter auto parts.
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Do those vents have plugs? I thought I remember something about them being able to be plugged from rain and debris.
They don't have plugs but they do come with screens that can be removed.

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Hmmm. I'm trying to find a way to keep water out of the engine bay too. Going to do more research.
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They don't have plugs but they do come with screens that can be removed.

Just saw your picture. I think they are a little too small for my liking. Singular vents are probably the best but also a little pricy for me. And my gf hates how they look. She actually picked the GT500 vent without knowing anything about it. If I can find it cheap enough I think I'm gonna go that way.
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