Login | Register
SearchMy Stuff
My ProfileMy PreferencesMy Mates RSS Feed
1 2 3 4
6 7
Reply to Topic
Author Discussion

Ordinary_Chap

Original Poster:

7,520 posts

127 months

[news] 
Tuesday 18th December 2012 quote quote all
mr hat said:
glad to hear your enjoying it, ported manifolds really help with the spool. sorry to hear about harvey thats terrible news, had heard he had been ill for a while. he will be sadly missed.

look forward to more pics, im still looking for another classic, hoping to get a mint v3 or v4 sti type ra or maybe a type r in the spring. wouldnt say no to a mint rb5 though.
Yeah I only spoke a couple of times with Harvey but seeing him often on the forums he always appeared to be a top man too me, he will be missed.

Next job is trying to get the radio done this week and then wheels when I have time in the new year. I was hoping to get them done before christmas but with work and the amount of time the car has spent in the garage doing other bits and pieces I've not got round to managing it.

Lee

Ordinary_Chap

Original Poster:

7,520 posts

127 months

[news] 
Thursday 10th January 2013 quote quote all
So the wheel bearing came loose again so I decided to have it changed.

Upon inspection the car actually needed far more parts and had the following done;

Wheel bearing
ABS sensor
ABS ring
Drive shaft
Drive shaft parts which I can't remember the name of!

And to add to the woes, I washed the car and a small amount of bubbled paint on the rear arch flew off frown

So this month I will probably get that done and the wheels refurbed and hopefully the car should be in good shape and then I can get to upgrades I want too do!

I adore the car and I enjoy it more each time I drive it, so all is good! smile

HonestIago

1,183 posts

70 months

[news] 
Friday 11th January 2013 quote quote all
Ordinary_Chap said:
I adore the car and I enjoy it more each time I drive it, so all is good! smile
Just how I feel about my recently acquired MY00 PPP Wagon! Its totally standard so maybe not as sharp as an RB5 but still a hoot! Well cared for classic Imprezas are fantastically capable cars and have so much character which is sadly missing from more modern stuff. Nothing comes close for the money IMO and I plan to have mine forever!

Ordinary_Chap

Original Poster:

7,520 posts

127 months

[news] 
Friday 11th January 2013 quote quote all
HonestIago said:
Ordinary_Chap said:
I adore the car and I enjoy it more each time I drive it, so all is good! smile
Just how I feel about my recently acquired MY00 PPP Wagon! Its totally standard so maybe not as sharp as an RB5 but still a hoot! Well cared for classic Imprezas are fantastically capable cars and have so much character which is sadly missing from more modern stuff. Nothing comes close for the money IMO and I plan to have mine forever!
You know I feel exactly the same. I love its character, the noise it makes even just moving along slowly and then at full power, popping, banging and the roar!

Its the oldest and possibly cheapest car I've owned over the last 10 years and its also by a long shot the car I've most loved! I normally treat cars as tools but this one I have an emotional attachment to!

There are very few cars that are as capable out on the open road and quite honestly, I've not found a car in the real world that can out perform it not that it matters but it does go to show how well engineered they are.

cloud9

HonestIago

1,183 posts

70 months

[news] 
Thursday 8th August 2013 quote quote all
Any updates on this you care to share? Saw an RB5 (low level spoiler non-WR) last week and they just look so right. smile
Advertisement

HonestIago

1,183 posts

70 months

[news] 
Thursday 8th August 2013 quote quote all
Sounds like she could definitely do with a remap. I keep being tempted to get a bit more out of my wagon but it drives just lovely as a standard PPP car since having the air flow meter replaced so I am loathed to meddle!

I have also spent a small fortune keeping mine, and I keep telling myself its financially justifiable if I hang onto it long term. That said, I have accepted each MOT could potentially spell financial ruin!

Only real long term issue is the rusting arches and whether it's worth treating now or letting it get worse...would seem daft to spend £500-600 welding a c.£2k car. That said, there is nothing at all I could possibly replace it with for anything close to sensible money. These classic Imprezas really get under the skin! laugh

Ordinary_Chap

Original Poster:

7,520 posts

127 months

[news] 
Thursday 8th August 2013 quote quote all
Yeah mine needs some work on the rear arches now too (sigh), it had them done about 5 years ago but the rust is back.

They do get under your skin and cost a fair bit of money to keep going but every time I get in it and hear, feel it and enjoy a spirited drive on a summers day, the costs seem perfectly justifiable hehe

rb5er

5,480 posts

56 months

[news] 
Thursday 8th August 2013 quote quote all
I'm so glad mine has only ever required routine servicing, cambelt and refurbed calipers in my 3 years of ownership. Spent a fair penny on a respray and uprated brakes though although this was my personal quest for perfection kicking in.

Ordinary_Chap

Original Poster:

7,520 posts

127 months

[news] 
Thursday 15th August 2013 quote quote all
So I was asked if I could feature in EVO (out today) with my car.

Unfortunately I couldn't make it as the car is having some work done so I had to say no but have offered my car up to be used in the future.

The article is pretty good, its called 'budget thrills' and is worth a read although the RB5 featured doesn't get a big part, the words about it are kind.

smile

epom

2,477 posts

45 months

[news] 
Friday 16th August 2013 quote quote all
Was lucky enough to drive an RB5 with the performance pack when they were relatively new. Still have a hankering for one.

Ordinary_Chap

Original Poster:

7,520 posts

127 months

[news] 
Friday 16th August 2013 quote quote all
epom said:
Was lucky enough to drive an RB5 with the performance pack when they were relatively new. Still have a hankering for one.
Go for it!

There's not many left now frown

AuralisMatty

40 posts

13 months

[news] 
Friday 16th August 2013 quote quote all
Glad to see up your enjoying your rb5 there great and looks like you've caught the power bug already! I've owned 4 impreza's from a uk turbo to a sti version 5 type v limited and have to say my rb5 was my most favourite of all I would love another to sit along side my Cosworth but think the wife would kill me.
Would be 1 of the only cars I regret selling.


Ordinary_Chap

Original Poster:

7,520 posts

127 months

[news] 
Friday 16th August 2013 quote quote all
Thanks Matty, your old one looks in very healthy shape!

Lee smile

AuralisMatty

40 posts

13 months

[news] 
Friday 16th August 2013 quote quote all
It was mate I paid 14k for it at the time only sold it as some one keyed it and after that I lost interest.

Look after yours there a future classic for sure and will appreciate in value once the chavs have wrote all the standard ones off.

If your thinking of changing turbo's let me know as I had 3 on it in total until I got it to perform how I wanted

Edited by AuralisMatty on Friday 16th August 22:09

Ordinary_Chap

Original Poster:

7,520 posts

127 months

[news] 
Saturday 2nd November 2013 quote quote all
It's been a while since I've posted on here but the work continues on restoring my beloved RB5.

Last month;

New headlights because of stone chips (and then I immediately picked up a huge stone chip on the passenger side one frown )
New carpets


Last week its had;

New rear discs + Pads
Front Pads
All new tires
New Window screen wipers


Next week is;
Wheel recondition
Brake calipers (paint red)
New knock sensor (occasional rough running is thought to be the knock sensor after lots of diagnostics)
Full Service

Once this is done the only remaining element is the rear arch that has some rust bubbling. I also want a new exhaust as I don't always like how the revolution system sounds.

It costs a disproportionate amount of money to get the car restored and running how I want it but somehow it keeps tugging at the heart strings and I keep just saying 'If I just fix this part then it will be good' hehe

HonestIago

1,183 posts

70 months

[news] 
Monday 4th November 2013 quote quote all
Ordinary_Chap said:
I also want a new exhaust as I don't always like how the revolution system sounds.
Get a Ninja 2 from Scoobyworld you will not be disappointed! Perfect balance of a nice low down burble without excessive droning at speed.

Ordinary_Chap

Original Poster:

7,520 posts

127 months

[news] 
Monday 4th November 2013 quote quote all
HonestIago said:
Ordinary_Chap said:
I also want a new exhaust as I don't always like how the revolution system sounds.
Get a Ninja 2 from Scoobyworld you will not be disappointed! Perfect balance of a nice low down burble without excessive droning at speed.
Thanks for the advice, I've seen others suggest the Ninja is a great sounding exhaust!

Lee

Lefty

13,550 posts

86 months

[news] 
Monday 4th November 2013 quote quote all
RB5 looks great Lee, right from every angle thumbup

dapearson

1,897 posts

108 months

[news] 
Tuesday 5th November 2013 quote quote all
I had the racebox backbox from scoobyworld fitted to my WRX. It sounded excellent. Not too loud, but not too quiet.

Ordinary_Chap

Original Poster:

7,520 posts

127 months

[news] 
Wednesday 6th November 2013 quote quote all
Chaps, thanks for the suggestions!
1 2 3 4
6 7
Reply to Topic