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Date:         Wed, 19 Nov 2003 06:04:46 -0700
Reply-To:     Patrick Bryson <pbryson@EXTREMEZONE.COM>
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From:         Patrick Bryson <pbryson@EXTREMEZONE.COM>
Subject:      Re: horsepower increase -- Mr Al .. please forgive the poke,
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Brian, Some of the Subie converters have had issues to deal with. Some have not. I have 30,000 miles on mine and I haven't done anything but change the oil and pass people. I have a '95 2.2L and I'm quite happy with it. I live in Phoenix. My Westy has taken trips to Baja, Colorado, California and multiple trips to an area of Mexico where Phoenicians vacation called Rocky Point. It's fun to drive the hills on the way to Telluride passing folks in cars and trucks. I rarely drive more than 70 MPH but I don't slow down for hills. I realize that conversions aren't for everyone but a bunch of us are happy with our choices.

Patrick 85/95 Westy/Subie

On 11/18/03 10:00 PM, "Automatic digest processor" <LISTSERV@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> wrote:

> Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 15:58:27 -0800 > From: "Brian T." <nobleman36@YAHOO.COM> > Subject: horsepower increase -- Mr Al .. please forgive the poke, but.... > > How many times have you had to weld up the exhaust on your 3.3 subie ;-) > > This is meant as an ironic bit of observation and nothing mean spirited > > The point is no matter what direction a person goes with regard to these > wondrous lumbering beasts there will be issues and we have to be prepared to > deal with them with humor and lot's of $$$ (to the point sometimes that hiring > a shrink would be a better investment). > > I really love my 85' weekender in it's shabby tired old way it's priceless and > the places I like to go I'd never take a new SUV or truck for fear of > scratching 30K$$ up and maybe worse. Old rusty just chugs along looking for > the next camp spot :-) > > Having more power is nice, I've ridden in Mr. Slacks 2.5 subie syncro -- WOW, > but he has his issues too (phantom tick and a poltergeist in the tach). Karl > Mullendores 1.9 turbo seems to be the answer in my book. With more power and > better mileage who could ask for more. I think he is nearing some sort of > record for coast to coast trips in diesel a westy :-) > > Well, nuff said and again, no offense intended > > Brian rambling aimlessly around Salem

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