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Old 07-19-2012, 02:21 PM   #601
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It really depends on what intake you installed and what exhaust system. For all intents and purposes you need to have the car at least logged and checked to see what is going on now that you have modified it.

It is true that some damage can happen from what you have changed and then driving it without a tune.

If you would like to stop by the shop, make an appointment and we can log it for you and advise you.

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So I recently had my Intake and Exhaust installed and was told that I should chip it uhm is that the same as tuning? & is it required so it won't ruin the car?
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:05 PM   #602
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Did a compression test and got these readings

cylinder 1 - 220
cylinder 2 - 210
cylinder 3 - 210
cylinder 4 - 205


Is there anything else these readings are saying besides maybe carbon build-up? They're withing 10% of each other from a phase II 2.2 liter 97 OBS with 140K miles and are those readings typical for that motor with those miles? Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:27 PM   #603
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Manual calls for 156-185psi with nothing below 128psi and all within 28psi of each other.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:36 PM   #604
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What's your compression readings? I wonder what Caleb's is too.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:06 PM   #605
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What's your compression readings? I wonder what Caleb's is too.
Mine were 180-185psi range last time I ran a compression test in May of 2011 with 102k Haven't checked since then to be honest. That's high.. Had a fair amount of carbon build up with those numbers.

Not super concerned unless my car is running like crap.. I've only experienced top end issues.. No to little oil consumption.. Maybe a quarter to half of quart between oil changes.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:37 PM   #606
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The manual says to take compression readings when the engine was still warm...

By the time I was able to remove the spark plugs, it was waaaaaay past the point of a warm engine. No big deal as long as the compression readings are close enough to each other - warm or ice cold.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:40 PM   #607
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Who up there can tune a open source tune??? Moving back up there putting new motor in before i drive up looking for someone to tune this when I get there. I would like a Cobb ap but don't have the cash the map that's on it came with the car when I bought it.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #608
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Who up there can tune a open source tune??? Moving back up there putting new motor in before i drive up looking for someone to tune this when I get there. I would like a Cobb ap but don't have the cash the map that's on it came with the car when I bought it.
I'm not a tuner but that sure seems like an awfully long way to drive without a proper tune on a new motor.

But to answer your question, http://retracengineering.com/
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:17 PM   #609
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O i know I'm running a little lean I work for subaru here were I'm at but no one will tune a open source map... Ya I know cobb is great but I don't have the money for it and than to get it fine tuned. It will be fine when I get there just as long I don't build to much boost.... It runs great and runs hard just like it should but I have a bent rod in the motor I have now. When I get up there I'm building another motor and doing the Sti trans swap. I can take my 2.0 and build it to around 600+ HP its just a few changes to the internals and a few other things. And run all day long. But off track sorry.... I'm driving aroung the end of this month up there just looking to see whos all up there.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:38 PM   #610
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We can take care of you no problem. We have tuned dozens of cars like yours. Feel free to call, text, or message with any specific questions. I can also provide you with references if you would like as well. We are a full service shop.

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Old 08-13-2012, 08:39 PM   #611
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Help I blow a turbo in my 05 LGT and now i am planing on getting a Vf52 ,injector 740cc, Fuel pump,up pipe and air intake but i need a tuner, or a map for my Access port can some one please addvise on who i can goto or where i can go to get a map. I would also like to know what it will cost to aquire this information. This was not a planned upgrade but since its blow i'm going to go a head and do it. Thanks so much
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #612
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Its very important to be sure that the oil lines are checked out and cleaned on this car, there may be a inline filter that should be removed on the feel line for the turbo.. The oil pan should be dropped and cleaned as well. Many of the recent legacy turbo failures have been due to oil starvation.

There have been several shops that have just simply replaced the turbo and had the customer back with the same problem in less than 1000 miles.

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Help I blow a turbo in my 05 LGT and now i am planing on getting a Vf52 ,injector 740cc, Fuel pump,up pipe and air intake but i need a tuner, or a map for my Access port can some one please addvise on who i can goto or where i can go to get a map. I would also like to know what it will cost to aquire this information. This was not a planned upgrade but since its blow i'm going to go a head and do it. Thanks so much
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:52 PM   #613
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I'm wondering about Water/Methanol injection. From what I've heard it's a great substitute to extract power from my car without the option of higher octane gases or e~85. Another thing I've heard though is there really isn't much power that can be made from my tiny td~04.

Right now I'm stage 2 with the COBB ap and wil be getting a pro tune in a week from them.

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Basically would the methanol injection be worth it on my car or am I already maxing out my stock motor/turbo?
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:22 AM   #614
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+1 for water/meth, Seth set me up a year ago and the car runs way better with it!
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:15 PM   #615
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In short, yes it is worth it if properly tuned. Running the meth/water will allow the tuner to run the car much leaner and with more timing, this will lead to more output (power) from the car. The cooling effect it has on the intake air temps will also help alot in the high end as your turbo being pushed so hard will start to blow some very hot air. We have installed many systems on cars just like yours and the effect is a much smoother power curve and more power in the higher rpms.

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I'm wondering about Water/Methanol injection. From what I've heard it's a great substitute to extract power from my car without the option of higher octane gases or e~85. Another thing I've heard though is there really isn't much power that can be made from my tiny td~04.

Right now I'm stage 2 with the COBB ap and wil be getting a pro tune in a week from them.

Mods are;
Invidia down pipe
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And again, tuned stage 2 AP

Basically would the methanol injection be worth it on my car or am I already maxing out my stock motor/turbo?
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:48 PM   #616
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How would u compare it to e85? I have a station 25 miles from my house that sells e85 so I'm considering going that route. If u had the choice between the two what would u do?
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:54 PM   #617
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We don't have e85 yet in Alaska here so my experience with it is limited but if I had to choose I would go with the E85, although both would be fun to.

Since E85 requires about 30% more to produce the same energy you will need to upgrade the injectors and fuel pump to really use it.

There are people using blends but this can be tricky and your tune would depend on the mix being consistent I would expect.

Straight E85 is killer stuff, it lacks the energy but knock problems due to low octane are pretty much non existent with the stuff which means you can run MBT (best possible timing for max power).



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Old 08-15-2012, 03:56 PM   #618
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How would u compare it to e85? I have a station 25 miles from my house that sells e85 so I'm considering going that route. If u had the choice between the two what would u do?

E85 takes alot more fuel to get the correct afr's, you will need twice as big injectors and fuel delivery system. E85 seems to make more power in some cases but it takes some serious fuel delivery modification.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:27 AM   #619
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i have a 05 wrx with dp, up, 3" catless catback plus a cai from AEM
do i need to have sti injectors and a bigger fuel pump installed or how do i know when to do those?
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:06 AM   #620
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Depends on how much boost your running or planning to run on the stock td04, a pump and injectors aren't a bad idea to give you some room up top .
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:10 AM   #621
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Currently I'm at about 1.2bars I think it was. I bought the vehicle tuned and just haven't had a chance to re tune it. And that reading is coming from my samco gauge, I don't know how reliable that reading is.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:20 AM   #622
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If your planning on retuning it anyway you might as well put the injectors and pump in and retune then
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:24 AM   #623
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Ok sounds good thank you
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:48 PM   #624
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Typically you don't need injectors because the turbos on these models won't hold much boost to redline. With a setup like yours and that make and model you would start to max out injectors towards the end of the rpm range but only barely. The only real way to know would be to log injector duty cycles during a WOT pull to redline. 99% of the time with a stock turbo in the 2.0l motor its fairly difficult to run out of fuel, again due to the fact the turbo falls off a lot before your at redline.

Who ever is tuning your car should be your adviser on this subject since without a data log we cannot say for sure...

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