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Thread: What are you doing to your VX this week?

  1. #826
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    Got side swiped the other night by some stupid sob. Who claims he didnt see me. A lifted big bright yellow suv. But luckily. With my big tires an lift saved my body. Only damage was to cladding an mirror. An more luck. I happen to have some spare parts laying around.
    Dan/2001 Proton/MD

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    New Shoes!
    265/75r16 Kumho AT 51

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizardmen3477 View Post
    Got side swiped the other night by some stupid sob. Who claims he didnt see me. A lifted big bright yellow suv. But luckily. With my big tires an lift saved my body. Only damage was to cladding an mirror. An more luck. I happen to have some spare parts laying around.
    Dont tell him that.
    Gary Noonan
    '01 S/C VX / '18 Forester XT

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    Well, since my front left brake caliper seized up on me on the way home, guess that is what I will be doing...

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    Ya, speaking of seizing.... 2 years ago, replaced my front passenger caliper. While in the shop, they said BOTH rears were seizing, so I went ahead and had them replaced. WTF is up with that?! 68k miles, garage kept.... REALLY might be about time to just fab up a Brembo big brake kit if this is going to become a habit, heh.

  6. #831
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    This past Saturday had new pads and had rotors resurfaced. Nuthin' special, just standard Midas fare. I'm coming up on the annual safety inspection and the brakes started whirring a bit recently so I knew it was going to need to be done.

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    My wifes left front caliper seized up last summer!! Is this a common problem with the VX?
    This past weekend I replaced both door speakers, repaired the passenger side door latch (plastic clip broke where exterior handle has metal rod insert into) adjusted driver side window to stop binding, while I had door panels off I installed new plastic interior door linings out of 6 mil poly.

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    Installed a JDM steering wheel. Easy 20 minute job and looks great IMHO.

    It's a bit smaller than the OEM so will take a bit of getting use to. Also my cover is not a snug fit so I'll have to find a smaller one.

    Last edited by Mile High VX : 11/26/2015 at 03:58 PM
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    Diff drop brackets
    Front disc replacement (both sides)
    Inside CV boot replacement (both sides)
    Caliper rebuild (driver's front)

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    Quote Originally Posted by soggybottomboyz View Post
    My wifes left front caliper seized up last summer!! Is this a common problem with the VX?
    This past weekend I replaced both door speakers, repaired the passenger side door latch (plastic clip broke where exterior handle has metal rod insert into) adjusted driver side window to stop binding, while I had door panels off I installed new plastic interior door linings out of 6 mil poly.
    I assume its because my VX sits a LOT in the garage, so things have the chance to bind. I only put about 3-4k miles a year on it, so, who knows....

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    Replaced some small parts that were needing some attention and replaced my passenger side seat belt...no more shutting the door on the metal tab...
    Last edited by Mile High VX : 12/21/2015 at 07:11 PM

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    I sooo need to do that to my seat belt...

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    Working on the hood scoop...just never liked a scoop without an emblem






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    My little mechanic and I Changed fluid in both differentials and trans. Replaced EGR valve and an O2 sensor. Check engine off now!!!! Woohoooooo

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    Everything

    Just picked up my first VX two days ago....1999... 170,000 miles...
    So, buying snow chains today... been ordering front and back seats... engine cover... stuff...

    Big question is “What do I need to be doing?”... now that I have the VX... Burning oil... 1qt every -200 miles it seems... No exhaust smoke... Some slight smoke exiting from oil reservoir sometimes when cap removed... No air pressure comes out of oil reservoir when cap removed with engine running... Have not done compression test yet...

    So, I would be interested in a list of what to do to checkout the VX health... as well as a list of what to be doing going forward on the regular preventitive maintenance method...

    Any advise is welcome...

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