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Old 04-11-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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This is my Mother's 2004 Forester XT.

It is automatic, but what are you going to do.






Mods Include:
- Cone filter fitted to stock intake piping
- Homemade 3" axleback
- Slotted and dotted rotors from brakeperformance.com
- My father picked up some new wheels with summers on them yesterday, not too sure what they are yet haha.

Here is a video of the 3" homemade axleback using a 2" to 3" pipe that was sitting around in my garage. Figured why not? All you need is the pipe, a sawsall and access to a welder. Flame suit on .


Recently had a misfire on all 4 and a lean code and turned out to be this:
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:07 PM   #2
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Hmmm, I think thats pretty cool, looks and sounds mean.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:01 PM   #3
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from the center cap design, it looks like motegi wheels
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:24 PM   #4
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PM me your mom's cell phone number
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:44 PM   #5
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nice fxt mom!

maybe one winter you will see her doing doughnuts in an empty lot haha
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:29 PM   #6
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steal it and bring it to the meet Jesse!!!!
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:27 PM   #7
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damn mama rolling around murdered. Nice looking foz.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:32 PM   #8
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steal it and bring it to the meet Jesse!!!!
I will tomorrow if she lets me.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #9
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Bumping up this thing from the dead!

This car has been in the possession of my younger brother for the past year or so.

Well he ****ing put the nail in the coffin tonight and fried the ****ing turbo. Mind you the kid beats this thing pretty well, throws it around parking lots in the snow, and he has told me about many high speed runs he has taken it on, I won't go into detail but he comes home, tells me this and it makes me cringe and I have yelled at him many times that if he keeps it up, something will give. He obviously ignored me.

He expects me to fix everything, and I have, but now I'm pissed because this isn't regular maintenance now, this is me fixing his ****ing stupidity.

I'll make a long story short.

He gets home from dicking around in some parking lots etc... Tells me the car does not move like it used to before messing around, and that there is a whirring noise coming from the passenger side Took it for a test drive and sure enough, the thing will not boost and the whirring noise is clearly audible when you press the pedal enough to be in "boost"

In my mind I am hoping it is just a very bad boost leak.

CEL is on, so as I run the codes I pray to god that I see a misfire on all 4 and a lean code, which would confirm the boost leak and show that the turbo is still properly functioning.

Nope.

There is a cylinder 2 misfire and the ****ing P0011 code.

Checked the level of the oil, and it is perfect, the oil is even still nice and clean from the last oil change.

All banjo bolt screens and whatnot were removed when we first got the car, to avoid the infamous oiling trouble these EJ255s have. My mother never had issues when she was driving it...

There does seem to be a little oil buildup in front of the turbo settled on top of the block/valve cover. I'm guessing he was throwing the car around, the turbo got starved of oil and failed.

Now I have to find the time on top of my already bat**** ridiculous schedule to fix this jackass's mistake. Nice.

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:34 PM   #10
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make him fix it, say a mechanic that you have paid can't tell you how to drive, but a brother can. only way he'll learn.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:47 PM   #11
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I agree. Make him fix it, or it will never end. He'll really learn if he has to save up to fix it and has to park it until then. Sure taught me.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:52 PM   #12
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hes an idiot, but don't turn this mole hill into a mountain. It literally takes 2 hours to do a turbo.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:58 PM   #13
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If I were you my brother would be doing the work with my supervision. And he has to bring the beer
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:44 AM   #14
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hes an idiot, but don't turn this mole hill into a mountain. It literally takes 2 hours to do a turbo.
I wish it were that easy. It is hard to work on cars in a frozen ice rink driveway in 20 degree temps.

Plus working full time and going to school means this job will probably be stretched out through a weekend or two...

I told him he is helping me replace it. I am making him find the turbo too. He is talking about upgrading to an STi turbo (he has no idea what it is called or what is involved ) I told him that the stock TD04 would cost around $150 in good shape. I am good buddies with the guys at the Subaru dealer, he has an FXT with an upgraded turbo, I told him to go see if he still has the factory TD04 lying around, he can probably get it cheap.

He still wants an STi turbo. A VF34/39 in good condition are going for around $400, I told him this. I also told him he would need an accessport to tune for the new turbo which would be another $400. He said he has the money for it, yet he hasn't even paid my parents off for the car yet

****ing kid... My parents spoiled the everloving **** out of this kid. I will admit, my father bought me my first car.... $180 Legacy Wagon that didn't run He told me to figure it out, guided me through basic mechanics/electrics, got it running (rats chewed the wires to the fuel sending unit) and I drove that thing for a couple of years. Since then I've become quite the shade tree mechanic. It was the crappiest looking car ever, smelled like rat piss, radio hanging out of the dash, 4EAT, FWD, but I loved that thing to death.

But that is getting personal... I'll keep this updated with the crap I have to put up with while swapping out for a working turbo.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:09 PM   #15
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Welp, as expected he blew the TD04L sky high. Ridiculous side to side shaft play, as well as a good amount of in and out shaft play. Exhaust side housing is marinated in motor oil.



But it gets better. Got a replacement TD04 from a junk yard in decent shape. No shaft play, everything was pretty tight. Dropped the thing in, had to make some minor adjustments to accommodate the oil lines. (The replacement turbo was off a bugeye WRX) Ran the car very easily for about 20 miles, and then the replacement turbo now sounds like a siren.

Pulled the oil feed line from the turbo to make sure that it was getting oil. Sure enough oil was pissing out of the line. I am absolutely stunned that this replacement turbo has already bit the dust. It was clearly getting oil I really don't see how a turbo that tight could go out so quickly...

And now the bolts that torque down into the studs from the uppipe are stuck on there, I think my father over-torqued them neglecting the thought of thermal expansion.

Wonderful, just wonderful.

This is why I stick to my slow, ****ty N/A Subarus. They are 1,000,000 X easier to work on and are much more reliable.

Ugh.... I have to get back to my EG33 swap now...
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