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Old 07-30-2007, 02:47 PM   #76
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Wow this is an awesome thread really helping me out!!!
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:18 PM   #77
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A tip from me:

The rubber oil return line is a bitch to get on and clamped unless you have smurf size hands.

So just pull it out. It'll be a piece of hose about 6 in long with two weak clamps. Leave one clamp around the pipe that connects to the oil pan

Put tube over the oil return line and clam her down. Then as you put the turbo down onto the up pipe, just line up the tube with the unseen nipple, and you're almost good.

Finally, just lay down under the car and put the bottom clamp on the oil return line. You can get to that one much easier then you can to the top one.

And now you don't have to worry if you're oil return line is on too loose
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:31 PM   #78
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Thanks for the great tip sausage! I think I will follow your way when I do my swap (oil line)=) how long did the swap take you? how much of a power difference did you notice? you running the OTS map?
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:09 AM   #79
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The swap took me a lot longer than it should have. I was probably working for 8 hours. I have large hands and that oil return line almost caused me to throw stuff many times.

As for the power difference...the car actually has power above 4000rpm now. Instead of having to shift at 5000rpm bc the car is gutless above that I have hit the rev limiter more than once bc it was pulling so hard. I am running the OTS map and I am not hitting target boost, only 15psi max. The 06 really should have come with this turbo, it is a real pleasure to drive now.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:24 PM   #80
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The swap took me a lot longer than it should have. I was probably working for 8 hours. I have large hands and that oil return line almost caused me to throw stuff many times.

As for the power difference...the car actually has power above 4000rpm now. Instead of having to shift at 5000rpm bc the car is gutless above that I have hit the rev limiter more than once bc it was pulling so hard. I am running the OTS map and I am not hitting target boost, only 15psi max. The 06 really should have come with this turbo, it is a real pleasure to drive now.

Did you drill the restrictor pill with the special drill bit? Wow 8 hors that is a long time..... thanks for the info bro really helps. Any body else that has done this vf39 swap and not hitting target boost evan with the restricor pill mod.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:12 PM   #81
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Did you drill the restrictor pill with the special drill bit? Wow 8 hors that is a long time..... thanks for the info bro really helps. Any body else that has done this vf39 swap and not hitting target boost evan with the restricor pill mod.
I drilled the restrictor with the correct bit but I also had the wastegate ported to avoid boost creep which could account for not hitting target boost. The target boost could easily be corrected with a protune but the closed AWD dyno is in Minneapolis MN which is 7hrs away.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:34 PM   #82
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I am reading where they say that the 39 comes with a P17, and also see P18 in many threads, how can this be verified as to what it carries?
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:19 PM   #83
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I am reading where they say that the 39 comes with a P17, and also see P18 in many threads, how can this be verified as to what it carries?
It uses the P18 bro.

IE: IHI VF39
(250-325whp, Bolt-On)
This is the standard equipment turbocharger used on the USDM Subaru Impreza WRX STI. It can be found on all model years from 2004-2006. The VF39 utilizes a thrust bearing design and the "P18" exhaust housing.
Expect to achieve full boost with the proper mods and a quality tune between 3000-3500rpms. 2002-2005 WRX owners will need fuel upgrades for this turbocharger and proper engine management is highly recommended for all vehicles that utilize this turbo aftermarket. Though they are prone to cracking, VF39ís can be had for very cheap if bought used
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:23 PM   #84
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I drilled the restrictor with the correct bit but I also had the wastegate ported to avoid boost creep which could account for not hitting target boost. The target boost could easily be corrected with a protune but the closed AWD dyno is in Minneapolis MN which is 7hrs away.

Ok thanks I guess I will be in the same boat you are, although every setup differs. But yeah my turbo is also ported and polished also. So we will see what happens this weekend I will give you guys an update when I get it on this weekend, I am also running a FMIC which I think the OTS map isn't really good for but I think it will be fine for a bit till I get my pro tune.
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:16 AM   #85
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good write up I will be doing mine real soon.
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:42 PM   #86
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Ok, so I bought a new VF39 for various reasons from eBay, and not sure if it comes with the right oil line or not. Can someone be more specific as to what exactly that different oil line entails, and possibly a link to a #57 drill bit online? We don't even have a super WalMart where I live, let alone a place to buy one of those hard to find bits.

I guess what I should say is "bidding" from eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...143821907&rd=1

Can anyone tell me if I am going to need to modify the oil line from those pictures?
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:07 PM   #87
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The oil return line in the pic will work for you. Use your stock oil feed line.
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:35 PM   #88
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Ok, that's one worry down...

How about the bit and pill?
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:50 PM   #89
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Good luck with your purchase. I bought an eBay turbo and got hosed. They are delicate pieces of equipment; it's not like buying, say, an anvil.

Do a forum search of "pill" and "subarugeuineparts" -- they'll sell you the correct assembly for $15 or so, no drilling required.
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:51 PM   #90
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well...he has 100% positive feedback....I know that doesn't mean the world...but he has sold VF39s before.
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Yeah, that's pretty impressive feedback, for sure. Maybe I'll have to keep an eye on that one.
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You can use the pill made for the vf39 or drill yours with the #57 bit. If you're going to use the cobb map I'd recommend the drill method. If worse comes to worse and you can't find one I'll get one at my local Ace and mail it to you if you want.
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:43 AM   #93
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I appreciate that. I would like to find one online somewhere. I definitely won't find it here. Why do you say it is better to drill?
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Yeah, that's pretty impressive feedback, for sure. Maybe I'll have to keep an eye on that one.
Are you being sarcastic?
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No, I'm not being sarcastic, that's a very good rating he's got.
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I'm hoping everything works out with it.
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:51 AM   #97
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This thread is sweet.
I wonder if there is going to be anything that is different with a VF43? Thats the turbo Im looking to get.
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Just because that's what the cobb map was designed for. If you're going to get a protune it doesn't matter.
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nice gloves, and the flip-flops :P
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