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Old 03-15-2019, 08:58 AM   #26
D-Rodman
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Trade the turbo for a stock Vf48, somebody would be all stoked with that trade. Blouch is a well regarded turbo brand, youd have no trouble selling it. It also sounds like it may have a lightweight flywheel. A stock level clutch is easy on the leg, the previous owner clearly was power hungry.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:48 PM   #27
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Trade the turbo for a stock Vf48, somebody would be all stoked with that trade. Blouch is a well regarded turbo brand, youd have no trouble selling it. It also sounds like it may have a lightweight flywheel. A stock level clutch is easy on the leg, the previous owner clearly was power hungry.
I'll probably keep the turbo for now. I was actually looking at a Blouch turbo for my 240sx lol. I'm going to drop the subie off to get tuned Tuesday.

I didn't even think of a lightweight flywheel! I does feel really easy to move via throttle input after it's in gear. I can't really explain the feeling and I never had a lightweight flywheel, but the car feels real light when it's in gear even though it's a heavy car. I was thinking because it's a 300hp car lol. I think you are right though lightweight flywheel and aftermarket clutch.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:27 PM   #28
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WELP...

I did a compression test and here's what I came up with.
1- 145PSI
2- 125PSI
3- 150PSI
4- 130PSI

I'm bummed out, but trying to stay positive.


A local shop is going to give me a quote on using an new OEM short block assembled, a stock OEM turbo, machining my heads and reinstalling my stock stuff.

Depending on the quote I might try to tackle the rebuild myself. I've rebuild a prelude engine and a couple motorcycle engines.

My plan is to get it stock and run a reliable stage 2 tune.

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Old 03-22-2019, 10:08 PM   #29
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:55 PM   #30
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:45 AM   #31
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Looks awesome!

How long did it take you to do the compression test? I've been meaning to do one for my vehicle and was thinking about paying a mechanic to do it but might tackle it myself.
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:05 PM   #32
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Looks awesome!

How long did it take you to do the compression test? I've been meaning to do one for my vehicle and was thinking about paying a mechanic to do it but might tackle it myself.
Thanks man!
It honestly seemed like forever lol. I walked to a fast food restaurant ate and walked back still waited around in the lounge for at least an hour. I was also a walk in not sure if they jumped on my car right away.

On a side note I ended up getting the engine rebuilt, it's at 907 miles since the rebuild and needs 1,000 mile break in. It's so damn hard to keep it under 3k RPMs. My first car's tach broke so I'm not used to looking at the gauges... I'll be taking it to the shop so they can do the 1st oil change and give me a warranty then brapppp!!!!
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:05 PM   #33
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Ooh I see okay. How much did they quote you for and what shop was it if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:56 PM   #34
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Ooh I see okay. How much did they quote you for and what shop was it if you don't mind me asking?
lol I just happen to have the receipt here on my desk. The back of the paper is my "To Do" list lmao. Anyways the shop is AntSpec was know as COBB Tuning. If you youtube "bucky lasek subaru COBB Tuning" it should be the 1st on the list. They did the compression test for $142.50, but also did a quick over view of the mods the previous owner did and let me know what else they found that wasn't stock. If I remember I'll ask the shop that rebuilt my engine how much they charge. "EJS Auto" in Ontario, California. Emelia Hartford took her car there in one of her vlogs and I went to check them out. You can see my STI on the lift in a few of her videos too lol.
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