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Old 08-23-2003, 10:29 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Accomplishments today

Ok...what we accomplished today...on the WRX engine swap

Got all the cooling stuff pretty much done

Bled the clutch and put in fresh MOTUL

Installed WRX Throttle cable

Took out complete dash

hooked up all but 2 gauges that I had already...Boost, Volts, and Water Temp are done...all that is left is EGT and my oil pressure...oh..and my Shift lite(will do that when I start soldering the ECU

took out Heater box, to get to the RS harness...What a Biznotch

Identified 80% of the WRX harness...

Seperated 75% of harness...

Started identifying all wires in the WRX harness to whats going to crossover to the RS

Hooked up cooling fans

Identified most of the Engine Loom (boost control solinoid, ABS sensors, Cruise control, MAF sensor, brake fluid sensor, EGT, 02 sensors, and Main Engine harness...



So definately some progress made today...even tho I felt we took 2 steps backward taking out the dash and disconecting the AC...But I see now that was necessary to complete the wiring loom...Oh well...gives me a chance to clean up some of the stuff I had done way back when with wiring in the guages and stuff...

SOME NOTES of INTEREST:

*I Found a good upper Coolant hose at Advance Auto...Had the perfect bend in it....the Small "S" shape...it was a BIG hose...cost was 9.95....and I used about 1/3 of it...

*The WRX throttle Cable is a MUST....Still had to trim the bracket down to get Full operation of the throttle...basically I used the Cruise control side of the bracket and cut it in half to move to the other side...Perfect....Full range operation...with the RS pedal...nice...I will probably get another bracket and cut it again when I get my Cruise control working...(WRX cruise module is part of my package)

*The stock RS Cooling fans are SUPER close to the Exhaust manifold..especially the plugins...the one for the drivers side fan is about 1mm off the header....have to see what all I have to do there....

*I am DEEP into the wiring now......I had to remove the dash and the AC line going to the Heater box to get to the RS harness..once removed...Definately makes it alot easier to identify all the Dash stuff your going to need going to the ECU...
About 85% of everything is all labeled...Already started cutting stuff out of the WRX harness....All the Airbag stuff...gone...DRL stuff....Gone....Still havn't done any major hacking yet....but its getting close...

More later..

Bill
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Old 08-23-2003, 11:04 PM   #2
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Very impressive! Take it form a guy who knows.... Keep up the good work and please post some pics when finished.
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Old 08-23-2003, 11:25 PM   #3
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ahah been there done that too let me see some picts when done.
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Old 08-24-2003, 01:01 AM   #4
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Counter points to notes of interest.

I have a stock WRX upper coolant hose sitting in my room, no chance of that fitting properly then? I don't recall hearing any any problems with the radiator hose fitting yamarocket's car. Though, he and I are both be using a WRX style radiator. I just looked through his pictures and the engine looks like it sits fine from the top, however you can see that his radiator fans are also really close to the manifold. This is going to get really hairy for me stuffing my monster radiator in there. You can see his fitment from the top here and the fitment from the bottom here.

I would still like to have you take a couple pictures of the radiator fitment so we can see exactly how it looks in there. It doesn't look like the Legacy crossmember locates the engine any differently than the USDM WRX manifold in terms of front to back, but I'd need to see your pictures to verify.

Also, I have been told that I can just use my L throttle cable. What was wrong with yours fitting? According to yamarocket,
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WRX throttle cable, or modify the RS cable bracket to shorten it about and inch ie cut and weld.
I wonder if this an RS thing or something that needs to be done for all models.

I am about ready to strip out all the unused wiring so I'm almost right along side of you in that respect. However, I won't be gutting the interior to do that wiring for a little while. I'm going to try and fit the installation of the wiring into two days.. How possible do you think that will be?

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Old 08-24-2003, 08:19 AM   #5
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I would still like to have you take a couple pictures of the radiator fitment so we can see exactly how it looks in there. It doesn't look like the Legacy crossmember locates the engine any differently than the USDM WRX manifold in terms of front to back, but I'd need to see your pictures to verify.

Also, I have been told that I can just use my L throttle cable. What was wrong with yours fitting? According to yamarocket, I wonder if this an RS thing or something that needs to be done for all models.

I am about ready to strip out all the unused wiring so I'm almost right along side of you in that respect. However, I won't be gutting the interior to do that wiring for a little while. I'm going to try and fit the installation of the wiring into two days.. How possible do you think that will be?

-Jon
Two days???ummmmmmm....... I don't think so....maybe a week...unless you know EVERY connection to be made.....I have a crew of folks...and we are just starting to scratch the surface on the wiring....Once it starts...it should speed up a bit...but 2 day is REALLY optimistic...I am technicly on my 3rd day of wiring...other that that...I am about 1/3 to 1/2 done on the wiring side...once I finish lableing the WRX stuff..I start soldering...once we figure out which wire goes where...it should be down hill.....
Good luck...and I have pictures...let me try to upload them tonight

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Old 08-24-2003, 11:53 AM   #6
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There is a difference between trying to do everything related to wiring in two days and then the actual merger of the two harnesses in two days. I will have all wires labelled on the WRX harness so in the two days I would just be incorporating the WRX harness into the car. I'm just trying to get a feel for how time consuming it is going to be. I know that it took me near two hours to label every single wire on my WRX gauge cluster so quick and easy, it is not.

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Old 08-24-2003, 03:57 PM   #7
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Are you keeping a tally of the total hours that the wiring is consuming?
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Old 08-24-2003, 04:04 PM   #8
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I'm presently at 4 hours for identification of the WRX harness, excluding the time spent pouring over the wiring diagrams.

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Old 08-24-2003, 04:08 PM   #9
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I am presently at 16+ hours into the wiring....But I am see the light at the end of the tunnel....have EVERYTHING mostly identified...The only problem I am having is trying to figure out what to keep from the WRX harness...

Chris...Could you give me a call collect if you want...

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Thanks
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Old 08-24-2003, 08:34 PM   #10
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i'm glad someone is doing the wiring for me.
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I just shot from 4 hours to 8 hours. This time was spent identifying/removing components from the front wiring harness.

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Yamarockets radiator is a WRX core with an RS endtank,same thing I am using on my RS-t,it simplifies the cooling woes tenfold.
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