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Old 05-14-2002, 09:43 PM   #1
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For an STI ver3 motor would I be able to get basic maintenance parts from the parts dept at the dealer. Stuff like oil, Fuel, and air filters. As well as t-belts and alt and A.C belts? Also is there any specific maintenance stuff to do the motor?
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Old 05-14-2002, 11:02 PM   #2
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slayer - do a basic rebuild before you install the motor - pop the heads, split the block, clean everything, i would suggest new rings + gaskets just for saftey sake.

as far as oil filter etc use the same **** as a 2002 US spec WRX, it's essentially the same motor.

edit: see you tomorrow we can talk about is "over a pint"
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Old 05-15-2002, 12:07 AM   #3
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Dude, it's a DOHC EJ-series motor. Remember, everything is cheaper in quantity, and Subaru did a DAMN good job making everything modular and common.

Heh, I'm just learning that I can build these motors in my sleep. I wonder if anyone would buy pre-built motors from me if I started making them... hmmmm...
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Old 05-15-2002, 12:29 AM   #4
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nick, that is a great idea and i think you could really sell it. you can buy my pistons and block from me to begin your future business

seriously though... i would have bought the engine off of you if i was still going this route and didnt have the stuff i needed.
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Old 05-15-2002, 12:55 AM   #5
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nick I would buy an engine off you (if the price was right) and if you would install it
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Old 05-15-2002, 01:01 AM   #6
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your best bet would be to get a euro owners manual...

and its not really similair to a new wrx engine, so getting parts will require research or a good hook-up. The oil filter may be similair, but that along with maintanance will be the least of your problems. Keeping it running smooth on our crappola gas without a major overhaul will be the biggest step to overcoming.
If you don't want to floor it, you'd most likely be ok. But otherwise, your running a risk by not running it on race-gas.
Either way you look at it, you'd be paying a large chunk for engine work(to run on our gas(untested)) or continue paying for very high octane fuel, and either one will cost a lot in the long run.

If I were you I'd give it a few months until it had been done by other people... then your not the test dummy...

But you don't have to take my word for it,
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Old 05-15-2002, 07:31 AM   #7
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Honda, how's my car?

as i said let us discuss this this evening, i trust you will be present?
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Old 05-17-2002, 04:44 PM   #8
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Evan,

He didn't say weather or not he was using managment or the stock computer. With good managment he will have no problems with US gas.

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Old 05-17-2002, 04:47 PM   #9
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I was going to run in J-spec tune on ultra94 with a ITC. Should be O.K. ( Famous last words)
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im planning on sticking in a jdm engine as well...but i will be running a Link2 for management.
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Old 05-18-2002, 02:58 PM   #11
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He didn't say weather or not he was using managment or the stock computer. With good managment he will have no problems with US gas.

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The STi ECU is good too... but that's irrelevant.
And J-specs aren't running up to 20 psi. stock.

Running an older STi engine with lower octane might yeild some huge problems with knock and whatnot.

Good luck though!

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The STi ECU is good too... but that's irrelevant.
Nobody said that it wasn't. I agree that there will be issues with the gas using the stock computer, which is programmed for different gas. Which I add, you basically said it wasn't good for in the first place. Maybe I should have said "properly tuned managment" instead of "good".

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And J-specs aren't running up to 20 psi. stock.
What the heck does that mean?


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Running an older STi engine with lower octane might yeild some huge problems with knock and whatnot.
If the stock computer is used!!! Running an older STi engine does not mean you will have problems with knock. Or do you mean that by not using the stock STi computer it is no longer an STi engine?

Did you mean to quote someone elses post?

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Old 05-18-2002, 10:03 PM   #13
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I was going to run in J-spec tune on ultra94 with a ITC. Should be O.K. ( Famous last words)
Ultra 94 is what I use. I never tried the stock ECU. I'm using an Apexi Power FC from Japan that is tuned for 100 RON, and I had to still pull the timing under load. If you're going to do a jspec, I wouldn't want to risk the stock ECU. Plus the speed governor kinda sux. May as well do a standalone, unless you get a euro EJ20, in which case it will run like a champ on Ultra 94.

If you must use a jdm ecu, I do suspect the stock jdm ECU will get by on Ultra 94, as I emailed Sunoco and they said it is 99 RON. It couldn't hurt to run some GTA fuel enhancer, or mix in some form of octane booster just to be safe, though.
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A)
Nobody said that it wasn't. I agree that there will be issues with the gas using the stock computer, which is programmed for different gas. Which I add, you basically said it wasn't good for in the first place. Maybe I should have said "properly tuned managment" instead of "good".

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What the heck does that mean?

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If the stock computer is used!!! Running an older STi engine does not mean you will have problems with knock. Or do you mean that by not using the stock STi computer it is no longer an STi engine?

Did you mean to quote someone elses post?

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A)

B) STi's run up to and over 20 psi stock, not the rego J-specs.

C) Running it on poop gas will cause knock. And no, that's not what I mean. I'm simply pointinng out issues with running the beast on US gas with a stock ECU at stock boost levels

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Old 05-19-2002, 04:19 PM   #15
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if youre going to stick in a JDM engine you might as well go all out and put in an aftermarket ECU as well. then you can tune to the engine however you want to tune it. and if you get race inspired and fill up on a tank of 100+ you can adjust the ecu for that as well.
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I'm just looking for day to day drivability in J-spec tune with the occasional auto-x. Maybe one track day after the motor is in
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