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    starter motor location?

    Where is the starter motor located in the EJ205?

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    Top of bellhousing, drivers side.

    You will need to remove the TMIC, but it is literally the easiest starter to change on the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    Top of bellhousing, drivers side.

    You will need to remove the TMIC, but it is literally the easiest starter to change on the market.
    That's what I had read regarding the MY1998 WRX. I was hoping the same was true for the Bugeye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    That's what I had read regarding the MY1998 WRX. I was hoping the same was true for the Bugeye.

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    Anytime m8!

    All Subaru flat 4's since the 70's had them in the same spot. If you had an old GL/DL/Brat, you would have removed the spare tire to access the starter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    Anytime m8!

    All Subaru flat 4's since the 70's had them in the same spot. If you had an old GL/DL/Brat, you would have removed the spare tire to access the starter.
    Why did anybody ever think it was a good idea to put a tire in the engine compartment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Why did anybody ever think it was a good idea to put a tire in the engine compartment?
    It's the same people that placed the engine in front of the front wheel centerline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Why did anybody ever think it was a good idea to put a tire in the engine compartment?
    I've always pondered this myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Why did anybody ever think it was a good idea to put a tire in the engine compartment?
    You can no longer use the spare as a structural component, like Healey's use of the spare as a bumper in the Silverstone. That'd be the ideal way to use it, killing two birds with one stone IMO.

    It is not exposed to the elements and is easier to remove, unlike when it's below the chassis, on top, outside the rear, or mounted on the wings.

    It is not in the storage area, taking up internal volume and making it necessary to empty all luggage before changing a flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    making it necessary to empty all luggage before changing a flat.
    Adding insult to injury I suppose...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Adding insult to injury I suppose...
    Oh yes... Imagine if it's wet out too etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    It's the same people that placed the engine in front of the front wheel centerline.
    Probably the idiots that still make the only rear engine car in the world. WTH is wrong with them?

    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx View Post
    I've always pondered this myself.
    It's probably the same people that thought a 3 wheeled car was a good idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    You can no longer use the spare as a structural component, like Healey's use of the spare as a bumper in the Silverstone. That'd be the ideal way to use it, killing two birds with one stone IMO.

    It is not exposed to the elements and is easier to remove, unlike when it's below the chassis, on top, outside the rear, or mounted on the wings.

    It is not in the storage area, taking up internal volume and making it necessary to empty all luggage before changing a flat.
    Now that is a great reason. But since you mention it, that actually is an important design element of my latest sports car, and the same as my old 911 C4. The spare is a structural crash component of the front end of the car. They did it to save weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Probably the idiots that still make the only rear engine car in the world. WTH is wrong with them?
    Do you mean the people at Tata or the people at Smart?...
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