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Old 06-20-2013, 11:38 AM   #1801
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ok so we all can see very clearly the destruction of drinking and driving. but beyond that this was a very good friend who had some problems. thank god he did not run into anybody else. he has no life threatening injuries, and is conscious at the hospital.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:04 PM   #1802
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I hope he's doing alright. And I know he was a friend to at least a few on here but drinking and driving carries a large penalty for a reason. Risking your own life, that's your choice but risking the lives of others is foolish and unacceptable.

Now. Someone find where that car is going. I NEED THOSE BREMBOS AND I CALL DIBS.


edit: wait was this the guy over by pinion oaks? or no.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:12 PM   #1803
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She needs a ground wire upgrade, for some reason subaru still cuts corners on their ground wires. Too bad she wasn't on here, its an easy fix. They use too small of a wire for the battery to chassis ground. Just did this easy upgrade to my buddies new 06 wrx wagon in oregon and the stereo got louder and clearer. It actually increased the power a little and fixed an idle issue he had. I had ground issues on my roadtrip, tps sensor and temperature sensor were wiggin out causing the ecu to go into limp mode. I ended up grounding both directly to the block.

I know the young lady she is a friend of my daughters, USLiberty would you fix this for her?
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:22 PM   #1804
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That's a horrible crash! glad to hear he's doing okay and no one else was hurt.
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I know the young lady she is a friend of my daughters, USLiberty would you fix this for her?
Sure would, when are we replacing your AC? The grounding issue usually only shows up after you start demanding more from the factory electrical system eg: amplifiers, foglights ect... It cost about 80$ from a manufacturer but only cost about 20$ to do yourself, 10ft of 4ga high strand power wire and 5 connectors, I like to solder mine so it doesn't have issues with corrosion, takes a couple hours to do it right. I've given up on paint prepping for a week or two, my primer came out really rough and now that I drove 48 hours on my roadtrip, I have to sand bugs, tree sap and grease stains back out.

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Old 06-20-2013, 04:07 PM   #1805
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That's a horrible crash! glad to hear he's doing okay and no one else was hurt.

Sure would, when are we replacing your AC? The grounding issue usually only shows up after you start demanding more from the factory electrical system eg: amplifiers, foglights ect... It cost about 80$ from a manufacturer but only cost about 20$ to do yourself, 10ft of 4ga high strand power wire and 5 connectors, I like to solder mine so it doesn't have issues with corrosion, takes a couple hours to do it right. I've given up on paint prepping for a week or two, my primer came out really rough and now that I drove 48 hours on my roadtrip, I have to sand bugs, tree sap and grease stains back out.

I'm leaving for Denver soon but I'll be back in town on the 1st of July, so anytime after that would work.

Let's do a meet tomorrow night somewhere...any suggestions....anybody?
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:21 PM   #1806
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Hey, I'm new to this whole NASIOC thing so I'm not sure if I'm posting this on here correctly, but I drive the red 06 WRX that's around town with the headlight that picks and chooses when it wants to work. I would very much appreciate help on fixing that!
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:22 PM   #1807
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Do it in PV past 930....
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:29 PM   #1808
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Hey, I'm new to this whole NASIOC thing so I'm not sure if I'm posting this on here correctly, but I drive the red 06 WRX that's around town with the headlight that picks and chooses when it wants to work. I would very much appreciate help on fixing that!
Hey Jacky, I'm the older guy that gave you his business card a while back in drive thru. Looks like usliberty may be able to help get your headlight issue sorted out.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:36 PM   #1809
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Hey, I'm new to this whole NASIOC thing so I'm not sure if I'm posting this on here correctly, but I drive the red 06 WRX that's around town with the headlight that picks and chooses when it wants to work. I would very much appreciate help on fixing that!
Yay we found the red WRX lady!!!! Welcome to nasioc! I've seen you up there too I think your headlight was working the time I did though!

USLiberty should be able to hook you up!
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:51 PM   #1810
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Hey, I'm new to this whole NASIOC thing so I'm not sure if I'm posting this on here correctly, but I drive the red 06 WRX that's around town with the headlight that picks and chooses when it wants to work. I would very much appreciate help on fixing that!
Welcome to SWIC Jacky, I'm Nicole's dad and we are gonna get that light problem fixed for ya thanks to USLiberty... Get my number from Nicole and we'll see when would be a good time to get it fixed. Love the rims btw 🏁
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:35 PM   #1811
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Welcome Jacky, nice car, Ive seen you driving a few times. Nicole's dad can give you my number, and you can text me. Can bring your car by anytime this weekend and I'll do a test and make sure the grounding kit would solve your issue with some well placed jumper cables. Then ill make a template so you don't have to wait around while I make the cables and can install it another day at your convenience.
If anyone else wants one let me know, easier to make multiples at once and one size fits all.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:54 PM   #1812
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Welcome Jacky, nice car, Ive seen you driving a few times. Nicole's dad can give you my number, and you can text me. Can bring your car by anytime this weekend and I'll do a test and make sure the grounding kit would solve your issue with some well placed jumper cables. Then ill make a template so you don't have to wait around while I make the cables and can install it another day at your convenience.
If anyone else wants one let me know, easier to make multiples at once and one size fits all.
You're awesome.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:03 PM   #1813
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Just passed old one light reddy
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:50 PM   #1814
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Welcome Jacky, nice car, Ive seen you driving a few times. Nicole's dad can give you my number, and you can text me. Can bring your car by anytime this weekend and I'll do a test and make sure the grounding kit would solve your issue with some well placed jumper cables. Then ill make a template so you don't have to wait around while I make the cables and can install it another day at your convenience.
If anyone else wants one let me know, easier to make multiples at once and one size fits all.
I'm curious as to what you're going to be doing. I figure more grounding can't be a bad thing.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:29 PM   #1815
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I'm curious as to what you're going to be doing. I figure more grounding can't be a bad thing.
Subarus are know to be undersized grounds, the size of the ground wires coming off the ground(-) of the battery, should collectively be the same size as the Positive. Heres a thread if you still dont believe me, but some comparisons actually show more hp/tq along with smoother power delivery on the dyno for Subarus, plus your stereo will sound better if you have an amp. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2188785
My buddy has the fly by wire (electronic tps) model and needed the ecu to be reset after doing this mod. He found a nasioc thread on how to do it "Scotty's ecu reset". I would probably do the reset regardless but his car was in a front end accident and repaired. I actually found loose factory grounds near the fans and it appears Subaru grounds directly to painted surfaces still. His was a worse case senario and his car was stalling at idle when fans kicked on and bucking under low speed acceleration. After he did the ecu reset it was quite noticeable.

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Old 06-21-2013, 02:09 PM   #1816
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Oh I believe you. What gauge are you planning to use?
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:52 PM   #1817
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Being an electrician i get a little anal over electrical but this topic has been beat to death, ressurected and beat down again. IMO should be the first thing anyone does to a subaru. 8ga would get the job done but I overbuild it and use 4ga. Plus the 8ga looks cheesy, skimpy under the hood whereas the 4ga looks more like a fuel line and stays straighter, neater. I use these solid copper connectors from autozone, think they're for a starter wire or battery cable they don't crimp at all. I'm going to raid the autopart stores for them right now because sometimes they're hard to find. Using a propane torch I fill them up with hot solder then solder the wire in. Its more like welding and those connections will be solid whereas the crimp style can bend and wear overtime, plus it makes for a clean, professional look. I get my wire from Adrenaline Audio but it really doesn't need to be the high strand, expensive stuff. Its a hell of a lot cheaper to order wire online but not as convenient.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #1818
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Subarus are know to be undersized grounds, the size of the ground wires coming off the ground(-) of the battery, should collectively be the same size as the Positive. Heres a thread if you still dont believe me, but some comparisons actually show more hp/tq along with smoother power delivery on the dyno for Subarus, plus your stereo will sound better if you have an amp. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2188785
My buddy has the fly by wire (electronic tps) model and needed the ecu to be reset after doing this mod. He found a nasioc thread on how to do it "Scotty's ecu reset". I would probably do the reset regardless but his car was in a front end accident and repaired. I actually found loose factory grounds near the fans and it appears Subaru grounds directly to painted surfaces still. His was a worse case senario and his car was stalling at idle when fans kicked on and bucking under low speed acceleration. After he did the ecu reset it was quite noticeable.
Will dig around the forums when I get home (not at work), but is this an issue for newer Subies? I've got an '11.
If I just need to read other thread's (Scotty's, etc.), that's fine to tell me that, too.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:11 PM   #1819
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Never worked on a newer one but Yeah as far as I know they still haven't corrected their ways. They attach the ground wires to painted surfaces which then relies on the bolt to make the ground. Saves them money, maybe 5$ per car, one would think they would fix it. They build with the absolute minimum in mind. Running a factory setup you may not notice any difference but if you got the AC on, stereo cranking and headlights on, the factory electrical system is stressed. Throw an high powered cd player, amplifier or 100,000 miles worth of corrosion in the mix, and the gremlins come out. The electronics, sensors fight each other for the tiny ground coming off the negative battery post to the fender.fuctuates overall resistance so the ecu isn't getting a clean, stable reading while the system is stressed.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:25 PM   #1820
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Can you make one of these harnesses for a 2005 LGT? Would it help?
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:51 PM   #1821
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Yeah it's pretty much the same wiring harness for all Subarus. I haven't bought wire yet but the connectors are about 10$ alone, I imagine at least another 20-25$ for 10ft of 4 ga. So about 35$ total in materials. I'll take donations for my time but its like a 20 minute job once I make a template and you can easily install yourself.

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Old 06-21-2013, 05:08 PM   #1822
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Never worked on a newer one but Yeah as far as I know they still haven't corrected their ways. They attach the ground wires to painted surfaces which then relies on the bolt to make the ground. Saves them money, maybe 5$ per car, one would think they would fix it. They build with the absolute minimum in mind. Running a factory setup you may not notice any difference but if you got the AC on, stereo cranking and headlights on, the factory electrical system is stressed. Throw an high powered cd player, amplifier or 100,000 miles worth of corrosion in the mix, and the gremlins come out. The electronics, sensors fight each other for the tiny ground coming off the negative battery post to the fender.fuctuates overall resistance so the ecu isn't getting a clean, stable reading while the system is stressed.
Gotcha. Makes sense.
I definitely notice a certain sense of the blahs when the AC fan kicks on. Not sure about the rest, 'cause I always turn off the radio entirely if I think my car sounds funny, so logically that takes away some of the cause and possibly reduces the problem. I am stock, though, currently.
I know they did _something_ with my wiring at the dealership 'cause when I first got my car, the right turn signal was on the fritz. Turns out the... wiring was secured too tight or something (brain is having problems accessing the info in my memory banks...). But no idea how far what they did interfaces with what you're talking about.
(yes, I'm rambling, my brain is mush today from work)
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:06 PM   #1823
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Yeah it's pretty much the same wiring harness for all Subarus. I haven't bought wire yet but the connectors are about 10$ alone, I imagine at least another 20-25$ for 10ft of 4 ga. So about 35$ total in materials. I'll take donations for my time but its like a 20 minute job once I make a template and you can easily install yourself.
I will be up there in another 3 weeks or so. I want one. When I turn my AC on the car definitely stumbles while under load or if in neutral you can feel the Rpms drop. Do you think this will solve that issue?

Put me down for one, sounds like a good idea.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:57 AM   #1824
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I cant diagnosis it without seeing it or say anything but the grounds are a good place to start. Car will probably always stumble or idle up the moment the compressor locks up, but shouldn't stumble when just the electric radiator fans kick on as it reaches normal temps with no ac on. Its a preventative measure and everyone that does it pretty much agrees. I will keep the template I make for jackie, and whip one up when u get here. hopefully that and an ecu reset will do it for her. I have some temporary ones to throw on to make sure. Brakemasters just did her timing belt,pumps,pulleys and it ran worse, it was stalling when she revved it. Then they wanted to replace her throttle body. I saw it getting towed home tonight :-( Not how the first relationship with a subie is supposed to go.
BTW Here's how to do an ecu reset http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2209950

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Old 06-22-2013, 01:45 PM   #1825
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What's your thoughts on seafoam? Check the plugs and wires for sure. You never know how long they've been on there.
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