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Old 04-06-2013, 01:27 AM   #51
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I don't. The welds on the bottom of the inlet aren't pretty because its a tough position. But he pressure tested it and no leaks.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:07 PM   #52
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This part sucks.


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Old 04-06-2013, 08:34 PM   #53
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Sure does.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:20 PM   #54
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Another update: Got the the DB25 connectors all soldered in. And the car started with a zeroed map on the eManage. Success!

But, I now noticed that the oil return fitting I threaded into the valve cover is weeping oil

Suggestions? I am thinking JB weld around it?
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:22 PM   #55
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Did you teflon it in? Maybe use anti-sieze?
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:12 AM   #56
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I am thinking JB weld around it?
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Did you teflon it in? Maybe use anti-sieze?
NO!!!

Use Permatex Pipe Joint Compound (Part Number: 80045)! It is resistant to the oil and since it is non-pressurized, it should seal very well!

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Old 04-07-2013, 01:33 AM   #57
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I did use teflon tape the first time around, you think that would work better? I just don't want to have to fix it again
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:45 PM   #58
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Well, I think I fixed the fitting but now I can see some of the welds on the exhaust pieces are leaking so that is my next step.

I'm pretty excited because I believe my "open loop on command" trick worked. I did some logs and the AF correction went to 0 when the relative pressure went above 0 psi!!

I'll try to give a quick rundown for those who don't know. The theory is that the MAP based cars have trouble with the ECU wanting to learn around the eManage tune if you don't ONLY tune in open loop. But with these cars, they don't go into open loop right when boost starts. This means there can be times where you are in low boost, low throttle and the car is still in closed loop which means that any tuning done to that area will eventually be learned around by the ECU.

After lots of research, here is what I came up with (last post): http://www.rs25.com/forums/f72/t1912...l-emanage.html

Basically tricking the ECU by sending a fake TPS signal whenever the relative pressure goes above 0 psi.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #59
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good job working around the piggyback quark....
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:58 PM   #60
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Have you thought about getting rid of the 90 degree off the intercooler?? Just run a piece of aluminum to the coupler side of the turbo.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:43 PM   #61
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good job working around the piggyback quark....
Ah yes, that's what I forgot to mention is that its mainly a problem with piggyback engine management.

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Have you thought about getting rid of the 90 degree off the intercooler?? Just run a piece of aluminum to the coupler side of the turbo.
Hmm, not sure I understand. Are you saying instead of having two silicone 90s connecting the turbo to the intercooler, it would be only one 90 off the turbo and then the rest is aluminum pipe (which would have to be welded to the intercooler)?
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:45 AM   #62
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Exactly what I meant haha.. sorry I explained that horribly lol.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:07 AM   #63
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Haha haven't really thought about it. It would probably look better, but this setup is pretty simple. Plus it seems like it would be harder to get the intercooler on (maybe) since it is already difficult with the small amount of clearance there is between it and the firewall.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:43 PM   #64
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So this is my new dilemma:



I used these nifty DB25 pc connectors when I wired in the eManage. I got this idea from other ppl who did the same thing and it makes it easy to unplug the unit and return the ecu back to stock form in seconds. However, now the wires are too cramped, stiff, and cluttered and I can't put the metal ecu cover plate back on

So I think I'm gonna undo everything and this time hardwire it to the ecu harness without the DB25 connectors. Hopefully I never need to return to stock
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:48 PM   #65
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Bummer. All that work too. I have seen that thread before, where it's wired in with the quick disconnects. I thought that would be a good idea too. Can you wire a patch cable to give yourself more room / flexibility? Like a 2ft jumper between the male and female DB25 connectors?
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:50 PM   #66
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Hmm, I think I know what you're saying. I think the only way to keep the connectors is to extend the wires that go to them from the ecu harness, so that the connectors don't have to be underneath the cover plate. That is the main problem is the connectors are too bulky.

I'm gonna go ahead and just hardwire it, and make sure it is nice and tidy this time. I don't think I really need the quick disconnect ability other than testing the eManage unit, which I have already done. :shrug:
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:40 PM   #67
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they make bolt extenders to lift the metal plate up higher, i got some with my hydra and i know they give them to guys that run UTECs. i dont know what they are actually called but the have a bolt on one side and a female to take another bolt on the other side.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:44 PM   #68
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^^ Stand off bolts
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:51 PM   #69
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That crossed my mind Gabe, but I think the way i'm doing it now will be cleaner. At least that's what I'm hoping haha.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:36 PM   #70
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Finished.








I am getting more and more annoyed with how loud and obnoxious the exhaust is, not to mention the backfires under deceleration. If you don't know what it sounds like, search "open downpipe wrx" on youtube. Just need to find a wrx/sti catback so I can fab the rest of the downpipe.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:46 PM   #71
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Clean install and placement of the EMU. This car is really coming together. I agree with you on the sound. I had just the DP for a couple days before I have my exhaust customized and installed. It sounds good when you're wanting it to sound aggressive, but just like you said, it's obnoxious when it's all the time.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:47 AM   #72
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Glad I have a loyal follower of this thread

Thanks, I think this is one of the better places for the EMU to go. Hidden, and easy to get to at the same time.

The car is ready to be dropped off to get the injectors installed/tuned. Most likely getting dropped off next weekend!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:15 AM   #73
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I too am following! Great job altogether!
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:24 AM   #74
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Finished.

I am getting more and more annoyed with how loud and obnoxious the exhaust is, not to mention the backfires under deceleration. If you don't know what it sounds like, search "open downpipe wrx" on youtube. Just need to find a wrx/sti catback so I can fab the rest of the downpipe.
Lmao loud, obnoxious, backfires and open downpipe. Just how I like to ride my wrxs.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:32 PM   #75
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Haha well, I wouldn't mind how loud it is or the backfires if it actually had a good sound to it. But to me, it sounds like an old beater subaru with a rusted out muffler It doesn't have that "smooth" rumble you get with a decent exhaust system.


Anyways, to update this, I am currently waiting on some mandrel bends to get here so I can finish the exhaust before taking it to P3. I made the decision the other day to go ahead and build the downpipe so that it mates up to the stock NA exhaust instead of a wrx exhaust (they are different lengths). This way I save some money, it will be more stealth, etc.

Should have the DP fabbed up by then end of the weekend hopefully.
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