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Pumpkin... Now has a new WSC owner
« on: March 16, 2014, 05:39:03 PM »
Yesterday I took ownership of this car. My reasoning? The Bee is going to end up a garage queen and I'm going to need something to DD in winter. Obviously, I would have been happy to wait until next winter to buy a winter capable vehicle, but this one came up and after losing the last one by a mere four minutes I couldn't pass up this opportunity.

I plan to drive this car and take care of it to keep it fun and roadworthy. I don't plan to drop big dollar items into it, that's why I bought a winter car. Whelp, that turned out to be ullbayitshay.

It doesn't have to look pretty, but it does have to work reliably when I need it to. Hence, there are some maintenance items I'll need to take care of.

This is a fun car to drive. It doesn't grab you by the throat and make you rage like the STi does, but it does get up to the speed limit deceptively quickly and quietly. The suspension is fair for a car of its age, and the handling is decent enough to bring a smile to your face. The body shows dimples here and there, courtesy of its age, but there's no serious rust spots and we're not going to pose this car anyway.

2014-07-20 Test fit RPF1's


2014-03-16 First day of ownership photo shoot (post 5 hour rubdown with Tuna):
















Current Mod List

Black - Installed
Blue - Ordered/Waiting to Install
Red - I might consider this repair/upgrade

Engine/Exhaust/DriveTrain
Airboy Stage 2 tune
Invidia down pipe - catted, divorced waste gate (207630 km)
Grimmspeed up pipe (DEI titanium wrapped)
STi exhaust (04)
Grimmspeed aftermarket DP->OEM exhaust adaptor (website) (210830 km)
Higher flow rate OEM fuel pump (09 STi) (210830 km)
Unknown short shifter with unknown front bushing
TSK snout kit (208820 km)
Killer B oil pickup and baffle (208820 km)
Denso IK20 spark plugs (208820 km)
Exedy OEM replacement clutch (208820 km)
Koyo OEM replacement radiator (210830 km)
Fluids:
- engine oil =  Rotella T6 5W40 (204240 km, 207630 km, 208820 km, 213275 km, 217543 km, 222116 km, 228551 km, 234326 km)
- transmission oil = Redline 75W90 (201740 km)
- rear diff oil = Motul Gear 300 (201500 km)

Handling/Brakes
Winter Tires: Zeta Antarctica Ice 205/55R16 (224251 km)
Winter Rims: 16x6.5" +55 OEM
Summer Tires: 215/45R17 Bridgestone RE-71R's
Summer Rims: 17x7" +55 OEM JDM Legacy
RCE black springs on Koni inserts
Stock front top hats
Stock rear top hats (with saggy butt spacers)
Stock 20mm front sway bar (new bushings 222116 km), stock end-links (231600 km)
Whiteline 22mm adjustable rear sway bar
Kartboy rear end-links
Whiteline steering rack bushings
Kartboy rear diff outrigger bushings (212390 km)
Kartboy rear subframe lockdown bolts (212390 km)
TiC rear diff bushings (comfort) (212550 km)
Hawk HPS rear brake pads (225990 km)
Energy Suspension front LCA bushings (231600 km)

Interior/Exterior
Aluminum under tray
Low beam bulbs - Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited - H1
High beam bulbs - Phillips 9011 Standard headlight bulb (modified to fit as 9005)
Back-up LED's - brighter than the sun (XP80)
Interior LED's - e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.
Pioneer AVH-X8400BH DVD receiver
Rockford Fosgate Punch P200.2 Amplifier
Energy 10" Sub and box Combo
Rally Armor mud flaps
Weathertech DigiFit front floor mats
Weathertech regular rear floor mats
Subaru trunk liner
Cobb Access Port
Windshield (203780 km)
Tint - 30% fronts and 20% rears (210500 km)

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Purchased at 200,450 km.

Things I have done to the car:
- tighten the front struts, which were rattling over big bumps
- dial in the Koni's which were wallowing as they warmed up
- clean it and perform initial maintenance
- install Weathertech Digitalfit floor mats in the front
- Coolant flush/thermostat/block heater (201070 km)
- LED the interior and back-up bulbs
- install silicone y-pipe
- install Kartboy rear end-links
- change rear diff oil to Motul Gear 300 (201500 km)
- full rebuild of power steering pump; being o-rings, bearings, shaft seals (201740 km)
- change transmission oil to Redline 75W90 (201740 km)
- second rebuild of power steering pump, after blowing the first (201760 km)
replace PCV (201760 km)
- install RallyArmor mud flaps (201760 km)
- replaced Koni's and RCE blacks with ST coilovers (202005 km)
- restore headlights with Crystal View kit
- installed new high beam bulbs
- Re-installed OEM headlights
- New AGM battery (202520 km)
- New summer tires (202530 km)
- New KCA335 front top hats (202690 km)
- Final ST ride height adjustment (202690 km)
- Greased and teflon taped FSB bushings
- New windshield (203780 km)
- New rear wheel bearings (203840 km)
- Aluminum undertray (204240 km)
- Oil & OEM filter change, Rotella T6 5W40 (204240 km)
- Oil & OEM filter change, Rotella T6 5W40 (207630 km)
- Coolant flush (207630 km)
- Replaced Coolant temp sensor (207630 km)
- Swapped stock turbo for a newer one (207630 km)
- Installed dent free DP (207630 km)
- Installed GTspec UEL headers and up pipe(207630 km)
- Replaced oil cooler gasket and one of the nearby rubber elbows (207630 km)
- swap Whiteline KCA335 top hats out for stock STi top hats (207930 km)
- swap 108 kPa upper reservoir radiator cap out for 137 kPa cap (207930 km)
- grease and teflon tape RSB bushings (207930 km)
- install winter tires (207930 km)
- took her to VEX for the following (at 208820 km):
    - OEM STi timing belt
    - Timing belt hydraulic tensioner
    - Timing belt idler pulleys
    - Killer B oil pickup and baffle
    - OEM timing cover (RH)
    - Spark plug tube seals
    - Valve cover washers
    - Thermostat & gasket
    - Water pipe o-ring
    - Intake manifold gaskets
    - Exhaust manifold gaskets (Permaseal MLS)
    - Exhaust gaskets
    - Valve cover gaskets
    - Camshaft plugs
    - Subaru cam gear bolts
    - Dipstick o-ring
    - Oil pan o-ring
    - Denso IK20 spark plugs
    - OEM metal head gaskets
    - Exedy OEM replacement clutch
    - Machined OEM flywheel
    - Install TSK snout kit
    - replace oil pump o-ring
    - replace front crankshaft seal
    - oil & OEM filter change, Rotella T6 5W40
    - coolant flush (probably Motul)
- fixed the keyless entry chirp which was intermittent and sounded more like a "mee-eerp" (210000 km)
- POR15'd the rear strut housings
- POR15'd the tow hitch (210500 km)
- Tinted the windows (210500 km)
- Removed ST coilovers (used for 8680 km) and re-installed the original RCE blacks/Koni inserts (210685 km)
- Removed 22mm Whiteline FSB and replaced with 20mm stock FSB (210685 km)
- another trip to VEX for the following (210830 km):
    - install VF48 turbo
    - install 565cc injectors
    - install STi fuel pump
    - install Koyo OEM replacement radiator
    - install Grimmspeed DP->stock exhaust adaptor (them fumes, kaff kaff). Had to remove the hitch as the muffler now rattles on it
    - another stage 2 tune from the master
- installed Kartboy rear subframe outrigger bushings (212390 km)
- installed Kartboy rear subframe lockdown bolts (212390 km)
- performed the following (213275 km):
    - removed VF48 turbo and reinstalled TD04L (stock) turbo
    - removed 565cc injectors and reinstalled stock injectors
    - removed GTSpec UEL headers (with up pipe) and reinstalled stock exhaust manifold
    - installed Grimmspeed up pipe (DEI wrapped)
    - new OEM air filter
    - oil & OEM filter change, Rotella T6 5W40
    - re-loaded previous stage 2 Airboy tune
- replaced drivers headlight bulb (H1) (215550 km)
    - replaced drivers side marker bulb (168)
- replaced passengers headlight bulb (H1) (216500 km)
- Oil & OEM filter change, Rotella T6 5W40 (217543 km)
- Oil & OEM filter change, Rotella T6 5W40 (222116 km)
- replaced FSB bushings with OEM rubber (222116 km)
- fitted new studded winter tires (224251 km)
- installed new OEM air filter (225945 km)
- installed new Hawk HPS rear brake pads (225990 km)
- Oil & OEM filter change, Rotella T6 5W40 (228551 km)
- installed new OEM front end links and Energy Suspension 19.3101G Front LCA bushing kit on freshly powder coated LCA's (231600 km)
- Oil & OEM filter change, Rotella T6 5W40 (234326 km)
- serviced front struts (235411 km)

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Maintenance/Parts List
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 05:39:18 PM »
Maintenance/Parts List - more for my own reference

https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/oe_parts_cat.html
http://opposedforces.com/parts/impreza/us_g11/type_20/ (I think I'm done here. See next entry:)
http://www.buysubarupartsnow.com/auto-parts/2005/subaru/impreza/wrx-trim/2-0l-h4-gas-engine
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carcode,1430730
http://www.autopartsway.ca

http://www.babco.ca/Automotive-Equipment-Products/Automotive-Lifts?search=bl3500

http://www.undercoatmycar.ca/

Fluids:
Engine Oil - Rotella T6 5W40
Transmission Oil - Redline 75W90
Rear Differential Oil - Motul Gear 300
Coolant - Subaru 50/50
Coolant Conditioner - Subaru
Power Steering Fluid - Dexron III ATF

Filters/Caps/Maintenance:
OEM Air Filter - 16546AA020
Napa Oil Filter - 7712
Napa Oil Drain Crush Washer - ATM PB3001
FRAM Cabin Air Filter - CF10377
OEM Oil Cooler gasket - 21370KA001
OEM Oil Cooler hoses (3x) -  807611031
Transmission Drain Crush Washer - 803926070
PCV - 11819AA001
Oil Pump O-ring - 10991AA001
Oil Pump Shaft Seal - 806733030
Intercooler BPV Gasket - 21896AA072
IACV Gasket - 22659AA120

Engine Bay:
Radiator - 45119FE000
Turbo Coolant Reservoir Cap (108 kPa or 1.08 bar) - 45137AE003
Radiator Cap (137 kPa or 1.37 bar) - 45137FE002
Sensor Assembly - Temperature - 22630AA161
Hood Strut Grommet - 57253AA010

Suspension:
Stock FSB bushing - 20401AC001
Strut Assembly Self Locking Nut - 023512006
Strut Washer - 20326AA000

Turbo/Exhaust:
Gasket - Manifold - 14038AA000
Gasket - Turbo Inlet - 44022AA150
Gasket - Turbo Outlet - 44022AA180
Turbo Oil Feed Line - 15192AA350
Oil Feed line Bolt (to turbo) - 15194AA110
Oil Feed line Bolt (to block) - 15194AA100
Banjo Bolt Crush Washers - 803910050
Turbo Oil Return Hose - 807515712
Turbo Oil Return Hose Clamps - 805922080
Napa Exhaust Bolt Kit - 600-3235

Exterior:
Costco Michelin Stealth Wiper Blades - 22" Driver, 17" Passenger
Drivers Side Wiper Arm LHD - 86532FE100
OEM 14" Rear Wiper Blade - 86542AG080
Rear Wiper Arm Cover - 86538AG010
OEM undertray Flange Bolt (8x18) - 901000365
Splash Board Right Rear - 91051FE010
Splash Board Left Rear - 91051FE020
Side Spoiler Moulding Clip - 909140020
Rear Knuckle "itchbay" Bolt - 20540AA001

Interior:
OEM Rear Apron Clip - 99045FE010ML
OEM Tonneau Cover - 65550FE011ML

Lighting (list stolen from here):
Low Beam Headlight Bulb Size - H1-55W
High Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size - 9005
Parking Light Bulb Size - 168
Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size - 7440
Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size - 992 (7440A)
Tail Light Bulb Size - 7443
Stop Light Bulb Size - 7440 or 7443
High Mount Stop Light Bulb Size - 921
Fog/Driving Light Bulb Size - H3 - 55W
License Plate Light Bulb Size - 168
Back Up Light Bulb Size - 7440
Front Side Marker Light Bulb Size - 168
Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb Size - 168
Glove Compartment Light Bulb Size - 74
Map Light Bulb Size - DE3175
Dome Light Bulb Size - DE3175
Trunk/Cargo Area Light Bulb Size - 921

PS Pump rebuild:


Nitrile o-rings from Hi-Tech Seals (the FEP encapsulated o-rings were 10x the price):
1x PN: N70 013 ($0.65)
3x PN: N70 014 ($0.65ea)
1x PN: N70 015 ($0.65)
1x PN: N70 017 ($0.65)
1x PN: N70 037 ($1.71)
1x PN: N70 119 ($0.66)
1x PN: N70 136 ($1.35)
Oil bearing shaft seal from Hi-Tech Seals:
1x PN: OS 20-32-7DL ($8.55)
Shaft bearing from Casterland:
1x PN: BCPBB6203 2RS ($2.50)
1x PN: 34621AC024 Subaru banjo bolt copper washer

Front Axle Wheel Bearings:

Details from Donaldson Subaru:
Subaru Part Description   Subaru Part #   RockAuto Part #   RockAuto Price (CAD)
Hub (complete) - Front Axle28052AA010SPK501$16.54ea
Oil Seal, Front Inner28015AA080710464$6.46ea
Oil Seal, Front Outer28015AA070710463$6.62ea
Axle Nut902170049Included with hub-
Bearing, Front28316FE000517008$32.35ea
Snap Ring, Front28035AA010CIR175$3.96ea

Rear Axle Wheel Bearings:

Details from Donaldson Subaru:
Subaru Part Description   Subaru Part #   RockAuto Part #   RockAuto Price (CAD)
Hub (complete) - Rear Axle28469FE000SPK502$17.58ea
Oil Seal, Rear Inner #128015AA100225005$4.64ea
Oil Seal, Rear Inner #228015AA110710529$3.48ea
Oil Seal, Rear Outer28015AA090710226$6.99ea
Axle Nut28044AA001Included with hub-
Bearing, Rear28016AA030513248$44.30ea

Pumpkin's Paint Colour:

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 05:39:46 PM »
2014-03-16 This happened as part of the Tuna rubdown:

Before shaming:


After shaming:


Before shaming:


After shaming:


The rags of wrath (applied after a car wash):



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2014-03-18 Performed some minor maintenance:

- Replaced the K&N with an OEM air filter:


- After the filter horror I also hit the MAF with SensorKleen.

- Poured nearly 800ml of oil in because I couldn't see any on the dipstick... makes me nervous.

- Observed the PS fluid below the cold min level... need to do something about that leak pretty fast.

- Replaced the rear wiper blade with a fresh OEM unit:



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2014-03-19 Performed some more minor maintenance:

- Replaced front wiper blades

- Refilled PS fluid to the max line

- Checked the oil level and oil's well today. Grabbed two jugs of Rotella T6 anyway - currently on discount. Also picked up some NAPA filters. Forgot the uckfaying crush washer though <seethe>.

- Replaced cabin filter with a FRAM CF10377 (last one on the shelf and I had to scour through hundreds of mis-labelled filters to find it):

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 06:18:54 PM »
So...  You still got away with three cars? :)

Congrats on the purchase. I suspected based on Jory spotting Cagare outside his house.
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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 06:30:58 PM »
So...  You still got away with three cars? :)
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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2014, 06:48:59 PM »
What did you use to clean that engine bay?

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 06:53:30 PM »
Even your "winter beater DD" cars are nicer than my full time money pit cars... Damn
Farewell :(  Your exhaust was inspirational.

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2014, 07:02:22 PM »
What did you use to clean that engine bay?

This first (or something similar - the ghetto garage recommends Simple Green):


Then some pressure foam and rinse at the car wash. Blow dry and/or drive around for the final dry-off.

Then:


I also FW1'd the painted surfaces. I find it takes off the yucky stuff and brings a nice shine.

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2014, 07:06:21 PM »
I like to keep my engine bays as clean as I can, and you did one hell of a job.

Looks great man.

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2014, 07:16:19 PM »
Holy itshay. Can I pay you to do that to my car?
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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2014, 07:31:41 PM »
So where can I get a job doing what you do, I want three Subarus :P
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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2014, 07:35:15 PM »
So where can I get a job doing what you do, I want three Subarus :P

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2014, 08:00:33 PM »
Great pickup, would love to find this exact sort of vehicle in a bugeye form. lovin the detail youre putting into getting her clean too

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2014, 08:15:21 PM »
I wish I had the motivation to clean my car as well/often as you do. That before and after engine bay pic is amazing.

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2014, 08:38:11 PM »
So where can I get a job doing what you do, I want three Subarus :P

He's a secret agent turned cocaine dealer. God knows where he finds the time to keep all the cars so clean...
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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2014, 08:51:34 PM »
Congrats on the new purchase man, I love them wagon's.  Great job on the clean up!
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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2014, 07:52:11 AM »
Amazing cleanup job!  It was nice meeting you over the weekend Shane.

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2014, 08:14:28 AM »
Amazing cleanup job!  It was nice meeting you over the weekend Shane.
Likewise, old timer.

Congrats on the new purchase man, I love them wagon's.  Great job on the clean up!
Great pickup, would love to find this exact sort of vehicle in a bugeye form. lovin the detail youre putting into getting her clean too
So much wagon love. Thanks everyone

God knows where he finds the time to keep all the cars so clean...
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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2014, 08:54:04 AM »
I'm going to go molest your brz while at vex today.  I'll make sure I find something crooked and take a picture of it.  Crooked is ok right?  I imagine it'll now be a drift queen in summer only.  It was pretty fun to drive this winter once the snow finally stopped

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2014, 09:28:57 AM »
Please rub my cars too, Tuna.

Also I saw a white Forester in Edmonton with just the "R" of the SUBARU on the hatch left. I wish I had known.

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2014, 09:30:58 AM »
No children

Looking good!  So who is driving what now at home?  I am still debating on a third vehicle myself, but I cannot find it in me as Lianne and I are driving a combined 15,000 km a year.

No more DINK for me....  :(

Although it will be fun to work on the car with my son when he is older.  It will also be fun to teach him how to detail a car, and then make him detail our cars on a weekly basis...

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2014, 06:47:46 PM »
Although it will be fun to work on the car with my son when he is older.  It will also be fun to teach him how to detail a car, and then make him detail our cars on a weekly basis...

I look forward to this a lot.  Was out for a walk the other day and saw a dad cleaning his red Corvette, and his boy cleaning his red Fisher-Price Power Wheels Corvette. 
uckfay, Johnny with the back-handed slap. You're clearly the Oracle.

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - there's a car under that dirt
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2014, 09:34:51 PM »
Updated the progress post.

Today I wept tears of blood (at least it's beading on the wax):


I consoled myself by paying a visit to KMS and grabbing some rust stuff (brought on by seeing pools of rusty water on the garage floor after the car wash):


I went and paid Chris a visit at CarZilla.ca and grabbed these for the headliner, carpet and seats (FYI, he gives a WSC discount... I also dropped Jordan's name):

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Re: Asstuna's 2005 WRX Wagon - minor maint update
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2014, 09:58:10 PM »
I didn't know you could get the interior frame coating stuff from KMS. I've been getting it from Classic Performance which means I have to do it during a day off as they're only open weekdays. Looks like it's a bit cheaper at KMS too. Use a drop sheet when you're spraying that stuff and have lots of ventilation because it will stick into concrete and harden, and you don't want to breathe it either.

Get some Fluid Film too and hose down the rockers and rear quarters like whoa. Spend a lot of time sealing up the spot welds inside the rear quarter on the fold where it meets the rockers.

Also if I knew Carzilla existed I wouldn't have wasted time going to Auto Obsessed during my Edmonton trip. Let's hang out.