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Old 11-15-2016, 09:57 AM   #1
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I ordered an AccessPort last week and it's to be delivered today . Over the weekend, the wife found a leak under the kitchen sink. In the process of turning off the main water valve to change the defective part, the main valve sprang a leak. So, all the money I had saved for a ProTune will be used to fix both leaks, the plumber was over last night and quoted us $600. $600 Plumbing = No ProTune until May. I'll have to start saving all over again . Looking at the brighter side, I am garaging it once they start salting out this winter, but having the AP and no money to get it ProTuned = .
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:35 AM   #3
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:56 AM   #4
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hey man, i'm an engineer, ie really dumb with hands on stuff. if i managed to fix all the plumbing in my house myself, you can too. get your city/town to turn off the water outside your house, cut the old valve off, screw on a new one with a corporation stop, takes 10 minutes to fix. cost me a total of 50 canadian pesos. re-piping my entire house cost 300.
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:05 PM   #5
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Wait, you bought a $35k car, but it will take you 6 months to save up $600? WAT?
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:26 PM   #6
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hey man, i'm an engineer, ie really dumb with hands on stuff. if i managed to fix all the plumbing in my house myself, you can too. get your city/town to turn off the water outside your house, cut the old valve off, screw on a new one with a corporation stop, takes 10 minutes to fix. cost me a total of 50 canadian pesos. re-piping my entire house cost 300.
Thanks for the feedback, I've considered it.
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:30 PM   #7
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Wait, you bought a $35k car, but it will take you 6 months to save up $600? WAT?
Yeah, I have two cars and four kids, one in college. I'm working around a few emergencies here and there. I've got a successful budget, but a $600 emergency wasn't in the cards w/Christmas around the corner?
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hey man, i'm an engineer, ie really dumb with hands on stuff. if i managed to fix all the plumbing in my house myself, you can too. get your city/town to turn off the water outside your house, cut the old valve off, screw on a new one with a corporation stop, takes 10 minutes to fix. cost me a total of 50 canadian pesos. re-piping my entire house cost 300.
This. Youtube and Home Depot are your friend. It's super easy to do. I didn't know how to do any of this until I bought my own house. Then it was either spends lots of moolah on hiring someone or learn yourself. Then once you learn, you kick yourself for even the thought of spending hundreds of dollars to have someone do it. It's also increases the size of your PP because you can tell the ladies you fix stuff yourself.

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Wait, you bought a $35k car, but it will take you 6 months to save up $600? WAT?
Yeah, I was wondering this as well.
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:31 PM   #9
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Yeah, I have two cars and four kids, one in college. I'm working around a few emergencies here and there. I've got a successful budget, but a $600 emergency wasn't in the cards w/Christmas around the corner?
Thats a lot of kids. I now understand where you're coming from!
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:38 PM   #10
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Thats a lot of kids. I now understand where you're coming from!
Yeah, getting the STi was w/in my budget but modding wasn't in my plans originally. I was going to keep it stock, but the lower end sux, a 15' WRX took off on me, I caught him and passed him on the big end on the expressway, but the lack of take-off power and my poor take-off skill combined fueled my need for atleast the Stage 1 Tune. I thought I'd be able to just get the AP and an OTS map, but I've got an AEM CAI and muffler deletes which requires a custom tune?
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:51 PM   #11
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Yeah, getting the STi was w/in my budget but modding wasn't in my plans originally. I was going to keep it stock, but the lower end sux, a 15' WRX took off on me, I caught him and passed him on the big end on the expressway, but the lack of take-off power and my poor take-off skill combined fueled my need for atleast the Stage 1 Tune. I thought I'd be able to just get the AP and an OTS map, but I've got an AEM CAI and muffler deletes which requires a custom tune?
You should be running a protune with that intake alone.

Muffler deletes do not require a tune.

Take off the intake and revert to the stock one, install the access port with the OTS Stage 1 map and enjoy.
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Yeah, getting the STi was w/in my budget but modding wasn't in my plans originally. I was going to keep it stock, but the lower end sux, a 15' WRX took off on me, I caught him and passed him on the big end on the expressway, but the lack of take-off power and my poor take-off skill combined fueled my need for atleast the Stage 1 Tune. I thought I'd be able to just get the AP and an OTS map, but I've got an AEM CAI and muffler deletes which requires a custom tune?

If you're so budget conscious, I'd remove the AEM and put off the AP purchase, if you want to keep your warranty intact. Since $600 is stretching it, a $5,000 repair bill might be a little excessive, don't you think?

All this because a WRX got the jump on you? How about not street race?
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:54 PM   #13
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Calling the water company to turn off your water so you can make repairs is a waste. Turn it off yourself, then do the work. Plumbing for the most part is fairly easy tho take the advice above and use the internet.

Good luck to you
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You should be running a protune with that intake alone.

Muffler deletes do not require a tune.

Take off the intake and revert to the stock one, install the access port with the OTS Stage 1 map and enjoy.
This.

If the intake is installed, take it off and put the stock one on. Use the stage 1 tune from your AP. The intake is doing nothing (except making noise) and is not meant for the stock tune. When you can get some extra money, install the intake and get a protune.
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:14 PM   #15
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You should be running a protune with that intake alone.

Muffler deletes do not require a tune.

Take off the intake and revert to the stock one, install the access port with the OTS Stage 1 map and enjoy.
When I purchased the car it already had the AEM on it. Yeah I've been reading that you need to tune w/an added intake. I've gotten a CEL twice that I'm thinking is the AEM on the stock tune (Check Engine, Cruise and Hill Assist blinking) Subaru said everything was okay when I took it in for the 24k maintenance and I told them about the CEL. There are others 15' owners that have had the same issue, I can't confirm but it's part of why I wanted the tune. I got the car @23k.
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:16 PM   #16
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Calling the water company to turn off your water so you can make repairs is a waste. Turn it off yourself, then do the work. Plumbing for the most part is fairly easy tho take the advice above and use the internet.

Good luck to you
Thanks, I'm going to take that advice, just don't want to get in over my head and end up needing to spend more to fix what I've botched. I will indeed research it more tho as it does make sense to at least try it.
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:18 PM   #17
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If you're so budget conscious, I'd remove the AEM and put off the AP purchase, if you want to keep your warranty intact. Since $600 is stretching it, a $5,000 repair bill might be a little excessive, don't you think?

All this because a WRX got the jump on you? How about not street race?
Yeah, I'm still fighting that wild hair (street racing). For an irresponsible thing, I try to be responsible when doing it, I don't take any chances maneuvering around slower cars, I stay in the passing lane or there abouts, but yes it's irresponsible and no excuse is a good one on that.
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:26 PM   #18
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You have access to a tuner that'll do an open source tune? You could sell the AP, then use that money for an OS tune.

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cost me a total of 50 canadian pesos. re-piping my entire house cost 300.
Is that a common expression in Canada? There's a youtube channel I watch called AvE where a guy takes things apart and figures out how they work. He's a Canadian, and says "Canadian pesos" all the time.
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When I purchased the car it already had the AEM on it. Yeah I've been reading that you need to tune w/an added intake. I've gotten a CEL twice that I'm thinking is the AEM on the stock tune (Check Engine, Cruise and Hill Assist blinking) Subaru said everything was okay when I took it in for the 24k maintenance and I told them about the CEL. There are others 15' owners that have had the same issue, I can't confirm but it's part of why I wanted the tune. I got the car @23k.
Good chance it is the reason. Regardless, you are risking your engine by running the AEM intake with no tune. Take it off ASAP and put the stock one back on.
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4 months after we bought our first home, the toilet in the upstairs bathroom broke. The top tank porcelain cracked. I know nothing about plumbing at all, but as mentioned YouTube and big box stores are your friend. Watched a few videos, asked a few questions and installed our new toilet myself. I tackle most jobs jobs myself after a little research. I'd be getting my protune, lol. Best of luck to you, hope it all works out.
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I've had a saying, for about two decades, since the first year of home ownership...
"Buy a house, become a plumber."
It is ,what it is. Start learning and get busy. The cost of doing it, yourself, twice, will be FAR less than having a professional do it.
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Is that a common expression in Canada? There's a youtube channel I watch called AvE where a guy takes things apart and figures out how they work. He's a Canadian, and says "Canadian pesos" all the time.
nah, not really common, the canadian dollar has really taken a drop lately though. basically my $1 CAD is worth ~$0.65 US at the moment. my whole point was that the corp stop and ball valve will cost ~30% less for you guys in the states. although i did get a large discount on the stuff i bought.

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I must be doing engineering wrong then
engineers tend to be pretty stupid with fixing/building things since school mostly involves theory and work mostly involves papers, specs, and cad drawings. i do all my own automotive, plumbing, construction, electronics, metal, concrete, etc work. engineers bad at hands on stuff is a stereotype after all but i know some guys who design industrial equipment and don't know how to tighten a bolt.

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I've had a saying, for about two decades, since the first year of home ownership...
"Buy a house, become a plumber."
It is ,what it is. Start learning and get busy. The cost of doing it, yourself, twice, will be FAR less than having a professional do it.
haha, i like that. so true, at the beginning i was panicking because i had a leaky shower drain, fast forward a year i've replaced most/all my windows/doors/piping/drainage/hvac/siding/insulation/wiring/toilets/sinks/floors among a ton of other things. going to be doing my basement in the next year.

OP, just man up and fix it yourself. $600 for a main valve replacement and crimping a new pex pipe to your leaking fitting is ****ing ridiculous. you can screw up the job 30 times and still save money.
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:40 PM   #24
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Is that a common expression in Canada? There's a youtube channel I watch called AvE where a guy takes things apart and figures out how they work. He's a Canadian, and says "Canadian pesos" all the time.
Thanks, I'm going to look him up!
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4 months after we bought our first home, the toilet in the upstairs bathroom broke. The top tank porcelain cracked. I know nothing about plumbing at all, but as mentioned YouTube and big box stores are your friend. Watched a few videos, asked a few questions and installed our new toilet myself. I tackle most jobs jobs myself after a little research. I'd be getting my protune, lol. Best of luck to you, hope it all works out.
Thanks for the vote of confidence bro, I'm definitely look into it. I'm good w/video learning and once I see it done, I get my confidence up to do it. Much like how I am w/installing car parts. My motto is I can do anything bolt-on do unless you need a to unbolt the engine, then I need more confidence!
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