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Old 08-08-2003, 03:15 AM   #1
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Default just redlined my sti at 1400 miles for the first time and...

since then, the car feels a lot different, and not in a bad way. When I initially finished break-in, I revved it pretty high, and the turbo kicked in, but I didn't feel that burst that i was expecting. However, since I redlined it, the shifting seems a bit easier(less tough to shift) and the car seems a lot more willing to burst ahed with much less effort. Ne one know why this occurred? Is this the car adjusting to a different driving style?


Black/gold sti
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Old 08-08-2003, 07:15 AM   #2
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Quote:
Ne one know why this occurred? Is this the car adjusting to a different driving style?
What time of day? Was the temperature different?
Now that it's getting cooler in the morning the performance doth increase in a big way.
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Old 08-08-2003, 08:23 AM   #3
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I've found that now that I'm taking my STi up to the 7000 rpms mark, the car is starting to get much faster. I don't mean just because I'm taking it up higher in the rpm range. The car is now faster at all speeds.
The car pulls much harder in 2nd -3 rd gear at all rpms. This just started in the last few days. My car has right around 1000 miles on it. My STi is definately much faster than it was when I first got it.
I hope this trend continues.
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Old 08-08-2003, 09:07 AM   #4
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can you please post some pics of your black/gold combo. I really want to see one.
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Old 08-08-2003, 09:08 AM   #5
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Smile It gets better...but

As they loosen up further, they keep getting faster

<friendly request to those new to Scooby turbos - veterans and those who know it all already, please do not read any further>
Please be sure to change your oil regularly if you are going to really give it some major welly...I change mine every 3000km (OK, it is a 2ltr turbo w/~280ps and is very hard on oil - and I am hard on the oil too )

IF you do a lot of mileage AND thrash your car, that could get expensive, but at least, please just do the basics and check your oil regularly. If it gets dirty, smells "off" etc. go get it changed. The manual may say you can get lots of mileage from one oil change, but in the world of turbos and hard driving, those little polymers in the oil are all that is keeping the fun going. Be nice to them please

A friendly request from a Subarist in Japan

*Sorry if this sounds patronising, that is not my intent, I am just trying to help those who may be new to turbo Scoobies If you know all this already, just do the right thing and ignore me please

edit for spelling and syntax

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Old 08-08-2003, 10:58 AM   #6
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I just have a 2001 RS, but I notice that my car feels different after I run it hard a little bit. It's like thrashing on it makes it happy.
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Old 08-08-2003, 11:52 AM   #7
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Default Re: It gets better...but

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Originally posted by anotherB4
As they loosen up further, they keep getting faster

<friendly request to those new to Scooby turbos - veterans and those who know it all already, please do not read any further>
Please be sure to change your oil regularly if you are going to really give it some major welly...I change mine every 3000km (OK, it is a 2ltr turbo w/~280ps and is very hard on oil - and I am ahrd on the oil too )

IF you do a lot of mileage AND thrash your car, that could get expensive, but at least, please just do the basics and check your oil regularly. If it gets dirty, smells "off" etc. go get it changed. The manual may say you can get lots of mileage from one oil change, but in the world of turbos and hard driving, those little polymers in the oil are all that is keeping the fun going. Be nice to them please

A friendly request from a Subarist in Japan

*Sorry if this sounds patronising, that is not my intent, I am just trying to help those who may be new to turbo Scoobies If you know all this already, just do the right and ignore me please
With my STi, I NEED to and WANT to change the oil but have to wait for the blasted oil filters to arrive. They're hard to find.

RN
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Old 08-08-2003, 12:00 PM   #8
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With my STi, I NEED to and WANT to change the oil but have to wait for the blasted oil filters to arrive. They're hard to find.

RN
I am using the 060 (WRX filter, I believe) oil filter... works fine for me. All I need is Mobil 1 and toluene!
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Old 08-08-2003, 12:38 PM   #9
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Default Re: Re: It gets better...but

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With my STi, I NEED to and WANT to change the oil but have to wait for the blasted oil filters to arrive. They're hard to find.

RN
The car comes with a 060 series filter , the same as the WRX (just the blue factory version) so I wouldn't put off the change.

TRS
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Old 08-08-2003, 01:01 PM   #10
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Quote:
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The car comes with a 060 series filter , the same as the WRX (just the blue factory version) so I wouldn't put off the change.

TRS
After having performed an oil change, I can attest to the fact that the STi oil filter is different from the WRX oil filter. My STi came with the 080 filter, and it is quite a bit smaller than the 060 (WRX) filter. Here is a comparison of the two. The black is the 080 and the white is the 060;



Now, I've been told that you can use either... But I decided to stick with the 080.

-Mike-
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Old 08-08-2003, 01:33 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by 1quiksoob
can you please post some pics of your black/gold combo. I really want to see one.
Here's mine:

Pics
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Old 08-08-2003, 06:46 PM   #12
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Yeah man, I got on mine a few times and it seems like its getting faster Quite weird if you ask me. No, I did not redline mine but I think weather played a role (i.e. Temperature)

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Old 08-20-2003, 12:41 AM   #13
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Default Re: Re: Re: It gets better...but

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The car comes with a 060 series filter , the same as the WRX (just the blue factory version) so I wouldn't put off the change.

TRS
Weird, my STi came from the factory with the 080 filter. I am not saying you are wrong, just curious..........
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Old 08-20-2003, 06:56 PM   #14
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When I changed my oil I had an AA024 fiter on it from the factory?
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:47 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by renichms


With my STi, I NEED to and WANT to change the oil but have to wait for the blasted oil filters to arrive. They're hard to find.

RN
subiegal got me 6 080 filters and rings shipped overnight for like $50, pretty sweet if you ask me.

Robert~
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:48 PM   #16
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subiegal got me 6 080 filters and rings shipped overnight for like $50, pretty sweet if you ask me.

Robert~
Same here.

RN
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:26 PM   #17
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Same here.

RN
hey where in florence you live? I live in huntsville, AL. Me and some other STI owners are going to try and get a big meet here in AL and southern tenn and close regions to join.

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Old 08-20-2003, 08:29 PM   #18
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hey where in florence you live? I live in huntsville, AL. Me and some other STI owners are going to try and get a big meet here in AL and southern tenn and close regions to join.

Robert~
I live a few blocks from UNA...literally 2 blocks from the UNA police department. Right near Wildwood Park...go past it and hang the only right before the bridge. Get to the end of that road (where first road left comes in) and you can see my house from there. Generally a PT parked on the road but I'd prefer to sell it and fix that problem...

RN
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:12 PM   #19
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Default Re: It gets better...but

Good points. Thanks.



Quote:
Originally posted by anotherB4
As they loosen up further, they keep getting faster

<friendly request to those new to Scooby turbos - veterans and those who know it all already, please do not read any further>
Please be sure to change your oil regularly if you are going to really give it some major welly...I change mine every 3000km (OK, it is a 2ltr turbo w/~280ps and is very hard on oil - and I am hard on the oil too )

IF you do a lot of mileage AND thrash your car, that could get expensive, but at least, please just do the basics and check your oil regularly. If it gets dirty, smells "off" etc. go get it changed. The manual may say you can get lots of mileage from one oil change, but in the world of turbos and hard driving, those little polymers in the oil are all that is keeping the fun going. Be nice to them please

A friendly request from a Subarist in Japan

*Sorry if this sounds patronising, that is not my intent, I am just trying to help those who may be new to turbo Scoobies If you know all this already, just do the right thing and ignore me please

edit for spelling and syntax
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Old 08-21-2003, 09:29 AM   #20
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Good points. Thanks.



To be totally blunt his points regarding the oil on a heatly motor are completely unfounded and borderline idiotic.

Try this instead of smelling, tasting and talking pretty to the oil:
http://www.blackstone-labs.com/auto.html
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Old 08-21-2003, 01:03 PM   #21
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Is this the car adjusting to a different driving style
Yeah, it's your ecu adjusting, for the first 1k you were driving like an old lady.
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Old 08-21-2003, 01:44 PM   #22
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lstepnio is quite right to suggest using this oil testing center. That would give you the absolute answer. But would also be a PITA to use all the time.

Now, as for changing your oil every 3000 miles (or Kilometers?), that is a HUGE ploy by the evil ones at Jiffy Lube! If you are using Mobil 1 (or Redline, or Amzoil, or any synthetic), these are made to be used for up to nearly 15000+ miles. So in essence, you COULD be changing too early (not giving the additives even time to begin to do their work), or at the most just tossing away your hard earned cash. But, the best way, is that as long as you follow Subaru's schedule for oil changes, your engine is covered.
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Old 08-21-2003, 02:13 PM   #23
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Originally posted by z3coupe

Now, as for changing your oil every 3000 miles (or Kilometers?), that is a HUGE ploy by the evil ones at Jiffy Lube! If you are using Mobil 1 (or Redline, or Amzoil, or any synthetic), these are made to be used for up to nearly 15000+ miles.
The oil may last 15000 miles, but your filter won't... even good filters shouldn't be used past 5000-6000 miles.
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Old 08-21-2003, 03:13 PM   #24
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I dont know about WRX's, but my Acura's oil filter lasted just fine up to 10000 miles.
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Old 08-21-2003, 03:15 PM   #25
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I've heard the oil filter arguement before and I do play it safe under 6,000 miles on the filter due to lack suporting data either way. Does anyone have any non-biased data regarding the filtering point?
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