The Subaru Engine Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by monkeyvanwestybike, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Depends on the underwriter I reckon. Cherished won't always use the same one for every person

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  2. bernjb56

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    Maybe someone's written one off.
  3. I insured mine through Carole Nash after the install and my premium actually went down.
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  4. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    I've had to renew whilst the work is being done and I have the pickup on a joint policy, so it's worked out really badly. I can cancel the pickup part after tomorrow but I'm going to get slammed with admin fees :(
  5. Bugger ..
    Never mind.. You could have stayed air cooled..:eek::)
  6. bernjb56

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  7. @bernjb56 Whats it like to drive now on a scale of 1-10 and why :cool:
  8. @sickboy how's your van coming along :cool:
  9. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    Only done about 5 miles so far. Stopped for coffee. I'll put some thoughts up later.
    So farI'd say 10 :)
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  10. With all these great conversions going on there should be a new name for these type of buses. I got 2:confused:
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  11. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    Those are the things I had done on mine, though how are you differentiating on final drive and 4th?

    Mine has an extended 3rd and 4th, Bears state the longer 4th is from a sand rail so more straight cut and a bit more whiney.

    I'm assuming that's on both sets of gears, as I'm unsure how they mesh. Been fine for the two years they've been in....the fuse box makes a difference though I had mine re loomed which was the biggest benefit after the conversion.
  12. My long 4th is whiney as well - 2,000 to 2,500 rpm. It transmits through something and sounds like it's coming from the driver's side (Left on mine) footwell.
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  13. bernjb56

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    First impressions on 100 mile wet motorway drive home:

    Being able to accelerate smoothly to motorway speed on slip-road :thumbsup:
    Getting out from amongst the lorries to overtake :thumbsup:
    Feeling that there is masses of spare power :thumbsup:
    Warmth in cab with 2 fan speeds :thumbsup:
    Big smile :D

    I found my 5-rib gearbox felt fine, but due to grim weather I was going pretty steady. I probably cruised a bit faster than I normally would have.

    Overall, still going for a 10 :)
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  14. bernjb56

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    I said hello to your van for you today :)
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  15. Now I know why I had backache today
    There was someone sticking pins in a mvwb doll o_O
  16. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    As if :rolleyes:
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  17. The gearbox is still with Bears - sometime next week hopefully
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  18. I will get back to you on this when I get it back. (Not sure what you mean - sand rail?)
  19. ive got a 5 rib box that hover john in oxfordshire,
    has stripped and rebuilt
    with new bearings, selector forks, and the longer 4th gear cogs added,
    will be fixing it to the scooby engine .[eventually] :oops:
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  20. Sand rail.jpg
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