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Tag: Suzy

The Shop: 2016 Year in Review

Holy crap.  Where did 2016 go?  I seriously can't believe how quickly 2017 has come.  2016 was one of the best years of my life, only behind the year my son was born, the year I met my wife, and of course the year I was born.  haha  It was a [...]

Suzy’s Motor Rebuild: Part 3 – Are we there yet?

A few months ago, I left you with corny story and a partial long block on the engine stand.  A lot has happened since.  And an update has been a long time coming.  It’s been a ridiculously busy Spring.  Busy getting ready for the autocross season with the G among [...]

Suzy’s Motor Rebuild: Part 2 – Meet “Suzy”

Meet “Suzy” As in “Suzy B.”, “Suzy Baxley”, or “Sue B.”  Suzy is that homely girl with a broken heart, neglected her entire life, pawned off on the next unlucky victim until a valiant hero swooped in on his steed and scooped her away into the awesomeness every turbo Subaru dreams of.  A land filled with trees bearing the [...]

Suzy’s Motor Rebuild: Part 1 – Digging into the damage and making a plan

My last post introduced you to the Subaru Outback XT we picked up a couple months ago and the motor failure that quickly followed.  That night I got my neighbor over for a second set of ears.  It fired and we both quickly agreed that whatever it was, it was deep in [...]

Welcome to the World of Subaru

The family has had a 2006 Subaru Outback since fall of last year (2014).  It's been a great appliance.  It's been reliable, only requiring a radiator cap (which came out of my old Evo parts bin).  It has enough capability as a sport utility to get by, especially for someone [...]
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