Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Video of start up and engine bay

I apologize for the skewness of the video.  I'll take another and hold the video phone the correct way!  It is something for now at least...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Coolant Schematic

This schematic does not show the heater core set up.  Right now I have just looped the heater out line to the heater return line as denoted by #4 and #9.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

New shoes

I finally ditched the under-rated passenger tires that came with the bus.  I went with General Grabber AT2 27/8.5R14 tires on all four plus the spare.  Adds about 1.5" of lift and helps lower my cruising rpms just slightly.  Busaru now has a nice rugged stance in my opinion.  I also added coil over shocks to the rear, which helped out the slit butt drag present before. 

I was prepared for more road noise due to the tread pattern and all terrain ratings, but I am honestly surprised and quite pleased with how quite these tires are!  I'm toatlly satisfied on all accounts with the purchase of these tires.  Highly recommended.

Engine and accessories

Just thought I'd show a few pictures of the final engine set up, the control board and my Scan Guage set up.

Oh sweet Subaru.  It looks so native to the engine bay.

My junk yard find K&N filter.  Looks pretty good in there as well!

The control board and all the goodies...

And my Scan Guage, which allows me to monitor multiple sensors all from one unit, and allows me to detect trouble codes and clear them as well.  All from the OBDII connector.  Love it!

Rammat, insolite, and reflectix

My next project with Busaru has been to install Rammat and insolite, along with Reflectix and r-15 insulation.  I pulled the entire interior out and proceeded to install Rammat and insolite.  I also used Great Stuff expanding foam in some of the interior cavities.  I was paranoid about potential water spots and so used it only in areas that I was confident would never see water.  It was a very tedious and time consuming job, stealing quite a few evenings that I could have been drinking beer and watching "So You Think You Can Dance."  Just kidding.  I'll let the pictures tell the story once again:

The pic below is actually of my ECU and all of the fans, fuel pump and main relays for the Subaru.  I also have a dual battery isolator from Small Car installed to control my auxiliary battery charge (the thing in the top left of the board).  the control board mounts vertically on the inside of the closet back wall and the wires run through a hole cut in the wheel well.  Just thought I'd show it...

Reflectix going down on top of the insolite...

We are trying out vynal sticky strips that look like bamboo.  I wanted to find a solid piece of laminate but we ended up with these instead.  I am curious to see how well they hold up.

Utility carpet going in.  Some spray adhesive keeps it tight.

Interior going back in.  Kind of a pain to get the bolt and screw holes to all realign!  Lots of fussing.

This is my favorite sticker (the white one).  Look close and pay attention (if you have an attention span...uh, I'm sorry.  What? :-))

"No one can take thr place of Bob."