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Old 07-10-2009, 11:44 PM   #1
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Cool First modification done!

So, today I came home and the delivery man has some presents for me!

I ended up with a turbo timer, Oil pressure Gauge, and A/F ratio Gauge.

I figured the Turbo Timer shouldnt take too long to install so i go ahead and went for it and this is the result!



I tried to think of a better place to mount it but couldn't figure any out the way the harness and wiring was all laid out. Plus by me mounting it here made for a cleaner install since i needed to get to the parking brake anyways. This HKS one is kind of neat! it shows battery voltage in addition to a cut off time for the engine ( even better since the stock gauge cluster doesn't even come with a voltage reading =\...)




this is underneath the steering column where i ran my wires. After that i went at it with a bunch of double sided tape and zipties galore to make sure everything is secure.




your thinking, big deal, he installed a turbo timer?! but this is like the one thing that has started me on the road of madness. I have a lot of parts in the mail for this thing and will update and keep kind of like a journal when i do things =) any feedback/ tips would be great! I have only owned a subaru for about a month, and i love it!
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:08 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if that's the best spot for that timer. I know if i mounted it there in my car, I'd hit it with my knee/leg when cornering hard.
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:03 PM   #3
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Cool install, for some reason it kinda reminds me of those old power gloves for the original NES.
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:34 PM   #4
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Cool install, for some reason it kinda reminds me of those old power gloves for the original NES.
thanks i appreciate it! people are saying you don't really need a timer. I was always told it was mandatory /shrug. But its cool because it shows battery voltage.
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:36 PM   #5
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like this hahaha
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:49 PM   #6
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thanks i appreciate it! people are saying you don't really need a timer. I was always told it was mandatory /shrug. But its cool because it shows battery voltage.
As long as your running good oil you should never really have a problem because of the water-cooled turbo. Even on just oil cooling if your running good oil and changing it at the 3kmi interval coking shouldn't really be an issue. Still better safe than sorry.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:52 PM   #7
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2nd coolant tank over the top of the turbo keeps the fluids moving even after shutdown. Very cool design. Coolant boils around turbo after shutdown then vapor goes to the top tank over the turbo, in turn this creates a suction that pulls fresh coolant around the turbo again. The process repeats...
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:54 PM   #8
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2nd coolant tank over the top of the turbo keeps the fluids moving even after shutdown. Very cool design. Coolant boils around turbo after shutdown then vapor goes to the top tank over the turbo, in turn this creates a suction that pulls fresh coolant around the turbo again. The process repeats...
Journal bearing non-watercooled center housing for the win! of course now I have to figure out what I'm going to do with routing the hoses, already blocked off the tap for the coolant from the head.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:57 PM   #9
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Yes then you should use a turbo timer.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:58 PM   #10
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one step at a time.... :P no point in a timer if they car don't run L
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:19 AM   #11
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like this hahaha
Cool glove, for some reason he kinda reminds me of Alex from Continental Subaru.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:54 AM   #12
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Cool glove, for some reason he kinda reminds me of Alex from Continental Subaru.



I see it
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:06 AM   #13
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i know people like jdm but seriously...



THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE IN ALL JAPANESE
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:46 AM   #14
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anybody down to help me install a short shifter kit? =) payback of course
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:22 AM   #15
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anybody down to help me install a short shifter kit? =) payback of course
cake walk...bring it to the wrenching party I'll bump the thread
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:58 PM   #16
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Just a heads up on the ss. I couldn't get mine to seat right with my deadblow hammer so i used a strut top bolt i had layin around on the threads to not mar them up, and a big a$$ framing hammer, one whack and done...

Diggin the TT btw
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:19 PM   #17
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Just a heads up on the ss. I couldn't get mine to seat right with my deadblow hammer so i used a strut top bolt i had layin around on the threads to not mar them up, and a big a$$ framing hammer, one whack and done...

Diggin the TT btw
TT?

thanks for the help guys but i got it all done today.

removing the subframe was fun haha. It was worth it though. I got the whole bushing set. It feels 10x better and has a tighter pattern. Infact, i couldnt find fifth gear for the longest time haha.

i also saw robert down at the crafts shop. I got the rest of my stuff in the mail today while i was working on the car so that will go on tommrow. However they sent me a BOV for a legacy...weaksauce
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:24 PM   #18
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Ss-short shifter
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:24 PM   #19
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also, just for reference, i installed the supershifter set and it took me about 4 hours. A lift is VERY highly recommended.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:25 PM   #20
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ahh! well thanks! it doesn't get in the way or anything. But i might relocate it so i can see my battery voltage easier.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:40 PM   #21
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so, i got the stage 2 on today! everything is fine, except one thing. I am overboosting like a mofo. at one point I was looking at the accessport's boost gauge and saw 21 psi eeek. well, after running arond for about an hour around town i wanted to see if i could red line. So, at about at 6100 rpms i throw a po244 code. I researched the code and i couldn't come to any real conclusions because there might because fuel (90 octane) or air density might be a factor. I am running a 91 octane cobb map. Does anybody have a solution for this problem?
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:42 PM   #22
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also, i will add pictures of the install when i get home!
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:08 AM   #23
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0244 means the car thinks the boost solenoid has failed. This is because the car is having problems controlling the boost, or the solenoid is hooked up backwards or not correctly. Could have also failed.

If you on a canned stock tune this should not be happening you have a mechanical problem. Check all hoses again and make sure stuff is plugged in.

Its very dangerous to over boost this car. Anything over 20psi can run you out of fuel if your on stock injectors with a rich tune. All it takes is one pop and the party is over.

18psi or so is the most that tune should run. Check your DAM or IAM and see if its holding 1.0. A little less than 1.0 like .93 is ok as well on our crap gas but anything lower indicates some knock events are happening and the car is reducing timing across the board.

Bottom line fix the boost issue before anything else right now. Give me a call if you need a walk through.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:12 AM   #24
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Y hello thar little hotside!








got top mount intercooler?
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:13 AM   #25
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sorry its blurry. i got to change the setting on my camera.
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