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Old 11-18-2012, 12:35 PM   #31
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: San Diego, CA
2008 STi
Aspen White


Originally Posted by ERL2011wrx View Post
This is my only fear with these cars. Just curious as to what oil and oci's you used?
I definitely didn't change the oil often enough and I was running Royal Purple. I'm wondering since I was missing a freakin o-ring on the injector if that had something to do with it but that was on cylinder #1.. Maybe the leak in the injector threw off the computer and caused the car to run lean?? Keep in mind there was no o-ring for 2 or 3 months, and multiple pulls/launches in this time. The spark plugs looked a little hot when I pulled them for the compression test.

Soooooooooooo I guess now I might as well build a solid motor.. I have my eye on a short block built by Graveyard Motorsports (yeah I just heard of them too) and they have a solid short block deal

Stage 2 Custom Built Short Block EJ257
  • All Custom Machine Work Included
  • -CBN Resurfaced
  • -Hot Tanked
  • -Bored and Finished Honed to Piston
  • -Torque Plating Optional
  • -New OEM Blocks Optional, No machine work required
  • Forged Piston ( Usually Manley, Wiseco, or CP)
  • Forged H Beam Connecting Rod ( Usually Manley or Eagle)
  • New OEM Crankshaft
  • ACL Bearings
  • ARP Main Studs!!
  • New Freeze Plugs
  • Upwards of 650 HP

They give you a bunch of options on the build like nitrated crankshaft, other stuff.. Looks like a good package all for $2800. Can you guys recommend anything else local to San Diego?
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