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Old 02-17-2005, 12:25 PM   #1
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Im currently running my 04' WRX with TXS High performance boost controller,
RFL-BOV, AEM short ram intake, Blitz Turbo timer, STI short throw shifter, and
your full turboback exhaust with the 4 inch DP and race pipe(no cat). recently
after putting on the exhaust, when i run a gear hard and go into the next one,
it boggs really bad and feels as though the power isn't there, it feels like
the car jsut falls apart and doesn't want to move. I was wondering if you had
any idea's on what the problem could be. I want to avoid the dealership so i
dont void my waranty. But i was hoping you could point me in the general
direction of what the problem could be. I have 16,450 miles on, never been in
an accident and im jsut so confused as to what the problem could be. Thank you
Brian.
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:47 PM   #2
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Put the stock BOV and intake back on and see if the problem goes away. Also, might want to edit your "letter" to TXS for the forums here.

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Old 02-17-2005, 04:33 PM   #3
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....man....that is a suer fire recipe for a blown motor.....no doubt.

....have you read/learned NOTHING here?????

All those parts are THE MOST LIKELY OF ALL parts to cause you to blow your engine
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:35 PM   #4
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....man....that is a suer fire recipe for a blown motor.....no doubt.

....have you read/learned NOTHING here?????

All those parts are THE MOST LIKELY OF ALL parts to cause you to blow your engine
No way man. He's got a turbo timer. His car will run 4-eva!
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:41 PM   #5
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Im sure you guys may find this funny, so whats the problem. what mods can cause a blown motor, you tell me?
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:46 PM   #6
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You need to be tuned man. Take of the boost controller and intake. and BOV. Get an ECUTEK reflash or something
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:47 PM   #7
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Im sure you guys may find this funny, so whats the problem. what mods can cause a blown motor, you tell me?

.....d00d....it's ALL OVER this board.

EVERY PART YOU LIST(except the exhaust) can lead to a blown engine or is a waste(the TT).

The MBC and the intake are the worst and the RFL is Real ****in' Lame....
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But if your symptoms just occured after putting on the exhaust - check for leaks

edit: How much boost are you running?
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Old 02-17-2005, 05:35 PM   #9
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Im running 14.5 psi, but with my stock exhaust everything was fine, no probs. the exhaust was the last thing i did, everything before that worked fine. Im jsut curious how an intake can lead to a blown engine and a boost controller if i keep the boost at a reasonable level cna harm my engine.???
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Old 02-17-2005, 05:56 PM   #10
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Im running 14.5 psi, but with my stock exhaust everything was fine, no probs. the exhaust was the last thing i did, everything before that worked fine. Im jsut curious how an intake can lead to a blown engine and a boost controller if i keep the boost at a reasonable level cna harm my engine.???
In a basic explanation - the air/fuel mixture in a turbo engine is a very delicate balance. At 14.5 PSI, you are probably fine, but I don't think that MBC you have compensates for part-throttle. This means you can get full boost, but not get the correct amount of fuel to match. Which could cause a lean contdition. Which could cause temps to rise inside your cylider. Which could cause detonation. Which could cause your engine to go very very bad. Like I said, at 14.5, you are probably okay.

Scotty knows more details than I do...so he can prob tell you every little thing that is happening.

I bet his advice would be to ditch the BOV, intake, MBC, and got buy a Utech or accessport or go get tuned on a dyno.
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Old 02-17-2005, 11:18 PM   #11
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Im running 14.5 psi, but with my stock exhaust everything was fine, no probs. the exhaust was the last thing i did, everything before that worked fine. Im jsut curious how an intake can lead to a blown engine and a boost controller if i keep the boost at a reasonable level cna harm my engine.???


If you don't have a firm grasp of exactly what you are doing DON'T DO IT.

...and it is GLARINGLY APPARENT that you do not by your choice of garbage that you have installed on your poor-poor motor


Research....search and read....repeat until you get it figured out....and ditch the MBC and intake TODAY.
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