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Old 12-23-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Calibased
2007 WRX Sti
Black Obsidian Pearl

Unhappy Help Help Help Please Urgent! :(((

Okay so here's the deal:

I'm in the Navy, and I saved up about 15k from my first pre-com deployment, and I really wanted to buy an sti!

So I finally did after some short searching, I sat in the seat of a black 2007 WRX Sti, started it, and from that point on I called it MINE. I dropped 7k on it, and I only pay $200 a month for it and $80 a month for insurance (I'm in San Diego and I'm only 19!)

Current Mods:
-Unknown brand BOV
-Unknown brand intake
-Magnaflow catless downpipe and muffler tip
-Megan coilovers
-Apexi turbo timer

I got my car inspected by Cobb Tuning a couple days ago because I plan on driving back home for New Years to san francisco (8 hour drive) And they found a couple of things that made me go --->

-Pinched Water Cooling Hose
-Jimmyrigged boost ecu cable
-WELDED muffler tip (The bracket is welded)
-Since it's catless, won't even pass smog VISUALLY. But they got someone to pass it...
-Intercooler is mounted incorrectly
-Coilovers are installed incorrectly
-Leaking Cam Seals
-Mods aren't tuned to ECU, so the CEL and Cruise light turn on(limp mode?)

Compression Results:
Cylinder1 - 144
Cylinder2 - 124
Cylinder3 - 145
Cylinder4 - 128

Ant, the GM at Cobb Tuning said that the best thing to do is just a whole engine rebuild.. But maybe they're trying to sell me since I'm just a 19 year old kid that bought his dream car and doesn't really know what I'm dealing with. No hate, please... I need help. I'm taking her to the dealership tomorrow and I'm gonna see what they can do for me. But the main questions are:

Will she survive the drive?

Has anybody had a similar problem?

What are the most plausible steps I should take, given my description?

I know it could be worse... But is it THAT bad? (I've seen posts of people having 125 psi cylinders, however mine are 20 below and now 7 psi apart)

I just need hope, good news, good advice, an "I know that feel bro" type of thing... Somebody help me please!

From one Subaru owner to another, help me keep my Baby :sadba nana:: sadbanana:
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