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Old 12-28-2012, 01:34 PM   #12508
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: North Jersey
2000 RSTi
Silverthorne Metallic


Originally Posted by chanomatik View Post
Sad to hear this news. I wish I could say that I didn't understand, but I do.

Come over to the RWD Side. Ringlands and transmissions are good over here! Just noisy fuel pumps and emo (sensitive) windows is all you have to deal with!
Lol I own an STi, I rub my drivetrain in other car enthusiast's faces. Its my out dated hunk of boxer that is doing the party pooping.

It all started with a little oil consumption, I'm talking a quart every oil change. It got worse and a quart would disappear ever thousand or so miles. Then came some detonation, a count of knock here, a count of knock there and on rare occasions two counts. I was TOLD it was nothing to worry about since the car was performing well over expectations (trapped 114.7 on 93oct).

The car started running like ****, I assumed it was a boost leak. I did a boost leak test, and found the leak (I think) and proceeded to do some test runs. AFRs where in the mid 12's at WOT and boost was only at 16 lbs. I put the car away and it blew up the next morning.

Seriously, oil consumption + detonation is most likely a broken motor. if you think your engine is going to go soon, I would go back to stock and hope the dealership didn't red flag your warrantee like they did to me.

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