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Old 08-28-2013, 10:15 PM   #51
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Was a bad coil pack. Running a lot better now, but could probably use a tune. Compression was good though so I haven't blown up Ken's old motor yet.
Pm me about a tune if you want
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:19 PM   #52
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Any updates, Andrew?
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:47 PM   #53
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So I think the oil pickup tube cracked in the STI. Oil light is on or flickering at low RPMs, getting some noise. Praying that no metal shavings got sucked up into the engine and that I can replace it in the driveway.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #54
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I'm really hoping this isn't a blown motor this time. I heard a little bit of noise on and off, starting with a whirring here and there and then what sounded like a bit of occasional (for a couple seconds) knocking but it cleared up each time as I slowly drove the >1 mile back to my house the other night. The CEL illuminated but didn't flash and I figured it was my old P0457 code but when I went to double check today it showed

P0011, P0021, and P0457. Car sounded fine when I parked it, haven't started it since Tuesday. New pickup tube will be here tomorrow so I'll probably drop the pan today or tomorrow and see what's up. Really starting to freak out a bit though.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:07 PM   #55
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Ah man what the heck is up with this car
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:38 AM   #56
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having some serious strife trying to remove this oil pan. all the bolts are off but this bastard is stuck.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:18 PM   #57
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argh. if anyone wants to help me finish it out today and learn a little bit about doing this yourself let me know. it's in the reassembly stage but slipping the pan over the tube is a real pain the arse.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:43 AM   #58
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Damn dude im sorry to hear this. Im always weary when it comes to buying a built motor now. Have had a few bad experiences.

Hoping that its just something stupid.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:44 AM   #59
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Damn dude im sorry to hear this. Im always weary when it comes to buying a built motor now. Have had a few bad experiences.

Hoping that its just something stupid.
The motor itself was fine, it's the fact that the pickup tube was a stocker and they are a weak point in the EJ motors.Anyways, I'll find out soon if the seal held and if I fixed the problem, I'll let y'all know.

Also, while I was under there I changed the trans fluid with Amsoil Severe Gear. If this doesn't fix my synchro issue then I'll need to rebuild the transmission too. Good times.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #60
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No apparent leaks. Oil light is not on. Now I'm just hoping I never have to pull the oil pan ever again. That thing is a bastard.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:19 PM   #61
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The motor itself was fine, it's the fact that the pickup tube was a stocker and they are a weak point in the EJ motors.Anyways, I'll find out soon if the seal held and if I fixed the problem, I'll let y'all know.

Also, while I was under there I changed the trans fluid with Amsoil Severe Gear. If this doesn't fix my synchro issue then I'll need to rebuild the transmission too. Good times.
I found severe gear to be trash. My box shifted far worse with it. I went to Motul and it was much better.

Was there a crack on the tube?
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:56 PM   #62
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I found severe gear to be trash. My box shifted far worse with it. I went to Motul and it was much better.

Was there a crack on the tube?
I couldn't see a crack prior to replacing it since the tube broke when I pulled the pan down. It had to have been cracked though since I wasn't pulling that hard, and it broke in exactly the same place as everybody else's.



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I found severe gear to be trash. My box shifted far worse with it. I went to Motul and it was much better.

Was there a crack on the tube?
I'm trying it even though it had fresh Subaru Extra S in it. Trans was being bitey into 3rd and 5th and so I'll probably try Motul or the cocktail next and then just tear it down and rebuild.

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Old 09-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #63
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I've had great success with Severe Gear. However, no fluid change will fix worn synchros. And please don't use cocktail, no no.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:19 PM   #64
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I've had great success with Severe Gear. However, no fluid change will fix worn synchros. And please don't use cocktail, no no.
It's not really a true cocktail, it's just half motul/half amsoil 75W90.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:48 PM   #65
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No apparent leaks. Oil light is not on. Now I'm just hoping I never have to pull the oil pan ever again. That thing is a bastard.
I replaced my 2.0 wrx oilpan and pickup with an STI pan and Killer Bees pickup.
The whole thing wasnt too hard. Just time consuming. I did it all myself in about 4 hours on the floor of my garage.

I hope you caught it in time. Those pickups scare me which is why I put the Killer Bees one in.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:23 AM   #66
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Drove it to Tempe and back tonight, seems fine. Heard some random pops every now and then but the heat shields aren't fully tight so I'll have to tighten them before getting a full 3rd/4th pull. Got on it 100% in 1st and a little through 2nd and it was fine, but it doesn't really make full boost until 3rd gear and I've been pussyfootin' it.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:10 AM   #67
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Tune? Pussyfootin? Why aren't you making full boost in 1st/2nd?
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:05 AM   #68
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Tune? Pussyfootin? Why aren't you making full boost in 1st/2nd?
SR55 tuned to 22-ish psi is probably (don't have a boost gauge) only hitting around 16-18 psi and since I'm guessing it tapers it's probably hitting around 20 tops at the top of 2nd. This is one of those 3-6th gear turbos and since the swap I haven't had the stones to go WOT in 3rd+
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:00 PM   #69
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^ Makes sense.

I have the OEM steering column gauge, it's yours once I get my Defi's back in. I also still have those D-Specs+Apexi springs if you were still interested.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:39 PM   #70
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^ Makes sense.

I have the OEM steering column gauge, it's yours once I get my Defi's back in. I also still have those D-Specs+Apexi springs if you were still interested.
word man thanks!
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:47 PM   #71
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nasty fuel leak found this morning. gonna have to pull the intake manifold. if any of you ladies have any input on where to start feel free to throw down, i've got a small 1/4 oz. size puddle on the back of the block and a hose that looks like it's collapsing, along with strong fuel smell over the driver side of the engine.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:59 PM   #72
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If anybody's interested in learning how to take off the intake manifold to do something like TGV deletes or phenolic spacers let me know I'm doing it tomorrow (Thursday). Gonna try to get to the bottom of this fuel issue.

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Old 10-04-2013, 03:14 AM   #73
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anybody know what size the fuel rail hoses are? gonna try replacing them tomorrow. tried tightening them today because they seemed fine, but loose. didn't solve the problem, still hissed fuel everywhere.

tomorrow just gonna go crazy and replace all the hoses on the driver's side and probably the tgv gaskets.

if anybody would like to donate these driver side rubbers+clamps i'd appreciate it greatly.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:09 AM   #74
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It's 5/16". Well it's a metric size, but is very close to 5/16". You won't find the metric stuff easily. Make sure it is rated for fuel injection, and not simply fuel. The pressure rating of injection hose is much higher. I like the Ethanol resistant PTFE lined Goodyear stuff. It should run about $5 a foot. Also, you must use fuel line clamps. Regular worm drive or spring clamps won't cut it.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:47 AM   #75
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thanks ken.

so yea, fuel leak fixed, still p0457. why won't this P0457 leave me alone


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