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Old 12-23-2012, 02:25 AM   #1
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Impreza WRX New (to me) 04 WRX wagon

So, I've had a 2000 Outback 5-speed for about a year, but have always wanted a WRX.
I recently Acquired a 2004 WRX black wagon, 142k.

As of now it's not really running abused, I'm sure, I got it cheap, and it needs some work.
I don't have any info on the previous owner, it's an auction car.
It's clean inside, but it's currently misfiring and overheating, so I will have the heads taken off, planed, new gaskets and replace any bent valves.

Under the hood it's got a K&N intake, a boost controller (looks cheap) BOV, some Perrin covers of some sort, a strut brace, and some Hella supertones.

It sitting on some type of coilovers, has a full 3'' catless exhaust (somethings got to change for inspection in NH, of course).

Here's some photos for your perusal, I hope to get it usable as a daily driver at some point, but this is what it looks like right now.



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Old 12-23-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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Congrats on the purchase.


Remove the BOV, and hope someone got it tuned for use with the MBC they installed.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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your first job is to establish current condition of the car. To include list of mods, tune?, list of thrown codes, compression on each cylinder. and why overheating.

then form a plan to repair problems and mod/un mod to your plan. Overheating may be a simple thermostat. Suggest you seek professional diagnosis and advice from a shop experienced with modified subarus. What you will learn is priceless.

wagons rule!
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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Congrats on the purchase.


Remove the BOV, and hope someone got it tuned for use with the MBC they installed.
And the reason for removing that is because the tune is unknown, and removing it would prevent something from blowing up?
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:35 AM   #5
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Read the stickies above, at the top of the Newbie Section:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1602235
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:45 AM   #6
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I've got a consistent misfire on cylinder 4, as well as 1, 2. it also has been overheated to 240-246 f, so I'm guessing head gaskets should be done anyway, right?
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:19 PM   #7
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Spend $ on professional diagnosis and current state of your car. Hope the auction price was right.

IF you need to replace head gaskets, have a plan to work on other items at the same time. The plan is best executed based on solid diagnosis about what is good and what may be bad.

Here's some simple and cheap things to do...Oil in coolant? White smoke on acceleration? A few cheap items to rule out include: Replace the thermostat. Replace spark plugs. Swap coil packs.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:42 AM   #8
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I'll have my mechanic friend do an 02 test, then I'll know for sure if it's a head gasket, although if we do decide that it's got a couple of burnt valves, then I may as well have the head gaskets done at the same time I suppose.

Thanks for your advice and expertise.
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