Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I just want to say thanks to all the subaru lovers out there, coming and checkin' out the blog, i appreciate the support.

So, i FINALLY have found some overseas support from a guy i ran into on the subaru diesel forum. This is huge because i had no way to source things like pieces of the harness, or replacement parts, an ecu, just lots of things that it will take to complete the project. He also was able to send me links to some awesome websites that correlate parts of several different junkyards and make them easy to search through one location. Besides that, not a lot going on. I am gonna go make a few videos with the car i think, just so i have some footage to put up and see what kind of traffic it generates on youtube without the swap.

I would really like to see how many people have a real desire to own a subaru diesel. A lot of people on the forester and diesel forum complaining about how it isn't coming to America, but would you pay to have one swapped into your forester or other subaru? how much would you be willing to spend? why or why not? thanks for any feedback, and again, thanks for the support out there guys and girls!

getting some great feedback on the swap also, if anyone wants to check it out, here's the link to the post diesel swap in a subaru?

Friday, May 27, 2011

a turbo diesel advertising monster

So, i ran into some type of problem with blogger and the last two posts from here are gone so i would like to go over what this blog is all about and what i'm doing.

I am building my '98 Subaru 2.5RS into a bio-diesel rally car using Subaru's EE20 boxer diesel engine.

This car is not being built to race in any one specific race series, but will be seen in many events including the Rally-America Northwest region events, SCCA Rally and Solo events, Nasa Rallysport Northwest events and as many rally-x events as i can manage to get to.

My main focus when the car is initially finished is to create a Youtube Channel dedicated specifically to the car and take the car to as many of the local rally spots i can find out here on the west coast. Besides my own personal favorite rally spots i would like to meet up with different groups from the Subaru forums and go check out their local spots. Also take the car to local fairs and other events to spread the information on bio-diesel and how motorsports can continue to grow with this need for more eco-friendly fuel options. Things like fairs, auto-x, circus' and whatever other events i can find where i can take the car and educate people on how to keep motorsports growing and changing with the times.

Lastly, here are a few pictures of the car right now before i start tearin' it down, bone stock '98 RS.