So since the last time i was on the forum ive sold the vectra and bought 2 new cars.
As the wife and I had agreed that 2 kids and a dog was the way we were goin to keep our little family, I went out and bought the car I'd always wanted.
Sadly not the spec that id always wanted, but none the less, i had my subaru impreza
this was her on the day i got her
shes a 2000 (x reg) Sport Special, 2.0 non-turbo, 91,000 miles, full subaru service history, every receipt for evrything that has ever been done to it at subaru. sport specials were built to celebrate the end of the classic shape impreza, 400 were built with full Sti interior, 200 in mica black, 200 in cashmere yellow. mine came with WRX alloys also
The very same day ordered a Japspeed Back box, which arrived 2 days later and was promptly fitted, and released that boxer burble.
I also ordered a set of 17"x8" Inovit STvi in gun metal and some 205 40 nankang NS2's to get a little stretch on them.
this was them fitted
shortly after i ordered a set of -35mm lowering springs
the day before the springs arrived the wife announced that she was pregnant with baby no.3!!!!!!
So the plans for the scoob changed, as in, sell it and get something bigger.
The following weekend the father-in-law came to visit, and kindly offered to lend me the cash for a suitable car for my growing family.
so this is what i ended up with
an Arden Blue Zafira GSi
When i went to look at the car it all seemed good, so stumped up the ï¿½3200 and drove the 108 miles home.
however on getting home i found that the power sounder alarm kept going off. ANNOYING!!!!!!! so sorted that out, then realised that the rear dvrs side door didnt lock with the central locking, can put up with doing this manually for now so havent sorted it.
2 days after getting it home the oil check light came on, this was the ever common Cam cover gasket leak on the z20let engine, so got on to courtenay sport and ordered a new one, while i was at it i ordered myself a new oil breather pipe, and a new top hat to intercooler boostpipe set up (vxr set up).
so whilst changing the cam cover gasket i decided to give the cover a lick of paint, (those of you who saw the last little bits i did on the vec will not be suprised at the colour i chose)
This was the out come of that couple of days work
since that photo ive added a polished top-hat for some bling, and ive got a new airbox with a high flow panel filter waiting to be fitted on friday lunch time. (that monstrosity cone filter is annoying me, and sapping power).
this week i also changed the timing belt in a couple of lunchtimes at work. Within the next couple of weeks i will be upgrading the turbo to a VXR unit, as the seals on mine are almost shot, but have done well to last the 90,000 miles it has done.
so once thats done i will be keeping the power standard for a while, and fitting some pcd adaptors so i can fit the 17's from the scoob, and the some coilovers when the cash becomes available. after that I'll get going on the power side, 250bhp should be enough for the family bus!! lol