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Old 08-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #26
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That sucks, I have a set of those heads.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:25 PM   #27
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Yay progress!
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:36 AM   #28
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Why bc cams?
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #29
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I believe it's because he got a wicked good deal on them.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:34 PM   #30
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I believe it's because he got a wicked good deal on them.
Yeah I got a fantastic deal on them

I also know that Brian Crowler Stage 2 272/272 are not trully 272/272 and are really more comparable to a stage 1 Set-up rather than thier stage 2 they advertise. I dont plan on moving my RPMs too much but still want to see a difference in my power band. I understand its only a mild upgrade.

I know these cams get a lot of heat for advertising higher than actual numbers but I have yet to find a thread with actual issues with the cams at all. Even seen some threads where well known shops throw these in builds and put down some great power.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:28 PM   #31
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Wondering why your going so overkill on the block for a power goal that is only a little more then a stg 2 set up and people run that all day on a stock block?
400 hp on a block that will handle 800 hp is a recipe for a car that will last a really long time.

Do you know what cause the failure after so many miles with these mods? Make sure you didn't have an injecotr or something fail before you throw them back on your new block and cause a problem there.

Good luck man.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:37 PM   #32
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400 hp on a block that will handle 800 hp is a recipe for a car that will last a really long time.

Do you know what cause the failure after so many miles with these mods? Make sure you didn't have an injecotr or something fail before you throw them back on your new block and cause a problem there.

Good luck man.
Thanks! I hope thats true haha!

I'm honestly sure what exactly caused the failure. I'm going to have my injectors flow tested before I put everything back together.

Do you have any idea's on what it could have been? Or have anything I should check/replace before start reassembly?
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:49 PM   #33
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Update: Delta Camshafts Information (Bad news)

Scott @ Delta Camshafts came back and said my heads are scrap . He said he can use alot of the internals like valves/springs and retainers but the cams and heads are really not usable. Like I suspected the cam literally ate the journal bearing and a simple hone will not suffice.

Solution: Just bought both Head cores from subaru geniune parts. They are about 550ish apiece. Also just bought some BC 272s (got an awesome deal). Probably getting BC springs and retainers and using the stock valves and as many buckets as we can. Hopefully this doesnt derail my build too long haha.

I will keep this more updated as my build picks up some steam.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:05 PM   #34
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Thanks! I hope thats true haha!

I'm honestly sure what exactly caused the failure. I'm going to have my injectors flow tested before I put everything back together.

Do you have any idea's on what it could have been? Or have anything I should check/replace before start reassembly?
If you are not sure i would certainly check the injectors, if one of those failed, that could have caused a cylinder to lean out.

Other than that...it's just a stock ringland failure. With it being #4 (the hottest cylinder) it's even more likely that the stock piston just finally gave out. I'm just suprised it lasted as long as it did...that's the sign of a good tune i think. My wife's car with a stock turbo broke #4 on Monday...it's an evantuality with all the stock block STi's.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:04 PM   #35
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:24 PM   #36
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #37
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So you decided to go e85 instead of adding meth?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:15 PM   #38
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So you decided to go e85 instead of adding meth?
Yeah with it being available here in Tri-Cities and for being the most reliable/accessable fuel for real power. Too much reading on Meth just scared me. I will have 92 tune as well which I will use probably 90% of the time. The E85 Tune will be more for the dyno sheet . It's still on the drawing board though but I'm ready to pull the trigger. I just want to talk to Dom @ MPS about which fuel pump he recommends. Aeromotive 340 is what I'm targeting now. My ID1000s will probably get maxed now lol.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:01 PM   #39
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My ID1000s will probably get maxed now lol.
Yes, yes they certainly will.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:50 AM   #40
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I am very sorry to hear about your car. Sucks when you're running a relaxed/conservative tune, and pop goes the motor.

My only suggestion for parts to add, is a meth system (saw you read about them, and that scared you off?) because a good one can save your butt several times over. You can use it as a power adder, or as cheap insurance. In the event of a cylinder going lean under full boost, the meth/water in your combustion chamber might keep you on the cheap side of another piston failure.

Also, I recently purchased an AEM Wideband failsafe gauge. After some minor messing about, I've got it wired to automagically cut boost in the event I go too lean. This is wonderful cheap insurance for our ECU's which don't run a wideband downstream. It also does logging of afr's, boost, and rpm.

I have more faith in these electronic devices, than I do myself to feel slight indicators of knock in the heat of the moment. Just something to think about

Best of luck with the build! Hope it turns out the way you want
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #41
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Yeah with it being available here in Tri-Cities and for being the most reliable/accessable fuel for real power. Too much reading on Meth just scared me. I will have 92 tune as well which I will use probably 90% of the time. The E85 Tune will be more for the dyno sheet . It's still on the drawing board though but I'm ready to pull the trigger. I just want to talk to Dom @ MPS about which fuel pump he recommends. Aeromotive 340 is what I'm targeting now. My ID1000s will probably get maxed now lol.
So I see your in the tricities as well?

I've recently moved up to the tricities from Cali and was wondering if you have any good info on local machine shops or subie builders because I
will be doing a compression test on my 05 sti that will tell me how much cash I have to drop in to my motor. Possible engine rebuild or maybe just an air oil separator since it's eating oil.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:15 PM   #42
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So I see your in the tricities as well?

I've recently moved up to the tricities from Cali and was wondering if you have any good info on local machine shops or subie builders because I
will be doing a compression test on my 05 sti that will tell me how much cash I have to drop in to my motor. Possible engine rebuild or maybe just an air oil separator since it's eating oil.
To be honest I dont think there are any decent local machine shops or subie builders here in TC. I mean a shop could easily check compression for you if you aren't doing that yourself but as far as a rebuild you would be better off taking it somewhere else probably on the other side of the mountains ><...As far as an air oil separator I see alot of guys having issues with them. I think a catch can setup is more reliable to be honest. You can buy ebay catch cans and DIY them with baffles and screens on the inside to let the oil vapor condensate. This is much cheaper than a air oil separator and relatively easy to set up. That's my 2 cents anyways. There are plenty of threads on here showing how to route lines and DIY the catch cans.

Just and FYI we have a Tri city Subaru club you should join. We meet every Thursday at 7:00 and we have a facebook group you can join. The details regarding the meets are posted weekly on the facebook page. Hope to see you there!
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:31 PM   #43
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@Monkey king: for the love of god take your car out of town! I looked around and ended up having one of the (supposedly) best shops in town (Simmonson Automotive in Pasco) do my build due to time constraints and I paid way more than I should have and it ended up taking them 3 months, and they were STILL having problems. I ended up just pulling it incomplete from them and taking it to English Racing in Camas who found the shop used the wrong spark plugs AND gapped them incorrectly. Plus my tune somehow went screwey on its own and Simmonson didn't have the tools/knowledge/ability to determine that. Sorry for the rant, I just don't want to see anyone else with a modded Subie get screwed by any Tri-City shops.

Sorry for the thread de-rail Shane. Just trying to help a brotha out. But Shane's right, join TCSC on Facebook!
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:48 PM   #44
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Smile Almost there!

The day is almost here. I should be dropping the motor in early this week. I havent posted many pics for this build so far so here are some random pics Ive taken during this long process! Enjoy!

Parts!!!


TGV Deletes and my MPS Top Feed Conversion kit w/ Id1000s


Closed Deck block!


With Head Gasket and ARP head Studs


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Soon, Very Soon my Precioussssss
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #45
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Thanks for the info and yes I really don't trust most builders and dealerships I guess it's just the trust issues ive acquired from my past experiences and observations with car people.

I was looking more into the terms if any of us new of any decent machine shops that could do valve jobs/head work and boring/honing of the cylinders. Due to trust issues I'll be building my own motor if it comes down to that or ordering a short block and building it from there.
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Nice to see the progression!!

@ Monkey King, what part of cali did you move up from? I grew up here in the Tri-Cities, but have been in Cali on and off for the last 17 years. Most recently in the Vacaville / Fairfield area.

Also, I am having Pacific Import Auto build my heads and block, just shipped the heads to them in the mail, should be getting them back before too long. Will ship my short block out to them right after the heads come back. Definitely leave town for motor work!
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:44 PM   #47
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Nice to see the progression!!

@ Monkey King, what part of cali did you move up from? I grew up here in the Tri-Cities, but have been in Cali on and off for the last 17 years. Most recently in the Vacaville / Fairfield area.

Also, I am having Pacific Import Auto build my heads and block, just shipped the heads to them in the mail, should be getting them back before too long. Will ship my short block out to them right after the heads come back. Definitely leave town for motor work!

I grew up in San Diego cali and recently moved up here because my family seems to have migrated to the tri cities for some odd reason.
I think I will eventually settle down in Spokane or more towards the coast of wa.

I like to hike and let's face it badger mountain is not much of a hike and i don't feel like driving 2-4 hours for decent hiking and food places.

Sounds like I'll be building my own motor if it comes down to it im just a bit disappointed that the tricities dosent have a good machine shop that can do block and head prep for the community out here.

By the way the facebook page search for TCSC brings up many TCSC groups with no description.
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Try Tri-City Subaru Club and a Cadillac.... because Jacob is a traitor grandpa.
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Try Tri-City Subaru Club and a Cadillac.... because Jacob is a traitor grandpa.
What did he get a Cadillac CTS V? There pretty sweet cars. I'd buy one if I could afford one lol.

I'm just happy to finally be done with my Subaru Sti car payment because they are still a bit pricey.

I'll take a look at the forum but I won't be active in the group because I'm busy with work and family life.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:34 PM   #50
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More updates coming soon!!

Till then here's a photo from this morning

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