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Old 05-22-2018, 09:07 PM   #26
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Quick Update

So I pulled the MAF Sensor and hit it with some electronic cleaner last night. I drove the car collectively for around an an hour and a half today. The noise appears to be much more faint than before. Unsure why though. It definitely is still there but not nearly as noticeable as before.

And to be quite honest SimpleJ I don't drive my car all that hard. My morning commute is 30 minutes of country road...which pretty much equates to highway driving with a lot of turns, followed by 10 minutes of city driving. Do I baby the car? Most certainly not. But do I slam through 1st, 2nd, and 3rd when getting up to speed? No. At most I get to about 25% throttle and usually have 1 spirited run per month.

The CBE was for both the aesthetic and satisfying tone. The BOV was a gift from a girl for all the times she "blew me off". She felt terrible and wanted to apologize. So she figured a Blow Off Valve was perfect. By far one of the best gag gifts I have ever received.

And the filter was just something I changed because my original OEM needed to be replaced and I figured why not go with the K&N.

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How often was the oil changed?
The oil was first changed at ~1000 miles and every 3k thereafter.

Car will be dropped at Subaru Thursday and I will keep you all informed as I gather more information.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:45 PM   #27
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lol a girl bought you a $300+ BOV as a gag gift. I've heard some pretty riced out lies but that takes the cake by far.


Just say you like BOVs man.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:45 AM   #28
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You did an air filter, BOV, and an exhaust on a stock tune?

Yeah. Bad news bears. That sounds like a toasted FA shortblock.
What exactly is the theory on why a BOV would do any harm or require a tune?
(other than for emissions really, and other than for the sake or repeating things said on forums whether they are accurate or not)

So rather than recirculate the metered air you ditch it to atmosphere.
Ok, so the engine runs rich for what? A half second? Maybe 2 or 3 piston cycles at most.
Thats going to grenade a motor?
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:29 AM   #29
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lol a girl bought you a $300+ BOV as a gag gift. I've heard some pretty riced out lies but that takes the cake by far.


Just say you like BOVs man.
The funny thing is it isn't a lie. That's why I think it is hilarious. It's a long story but basically one of my friends called her out for blowing me off all of the time and said "You should buy him a blow off valve for all of the times you blew him off". Fast forward a month, it was Christmas, boom BOV.

rtv900 I did extensive research on the topic and found out quite a bit and none of them said that a BOV is harmful. In fact most of the guides just said to inspect it to ensure it is running properly from time to time. And pointed out that the car runs rich for such a small amount of time it again doesn't matter. You may get a check engine light if you run full VTA but again it isn't a true problem. There is an extremely well put together guide on this forum about it.

Search: NASIOC BOV Guide

You will learn a lot about them and how they function and the effects of them.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:51 AM   #30
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The funny thing is it isn't a lie. That's why I think it is hilarious. It's a long story but basically one of my friends called her out for blowing me off all of the time and said "You should buy him a blow off valve for all of the times you blew him off". Fast forward a month, it was Christmas, boom.
This is only getting less and less believable.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:53 AM   #31
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This is only getting less and less believable.
That is okay, you don't have to believe it but it is an honest truth.
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It's a long story but basically one of my friends called her out for blowing me off all of the time and said "You should buy him a blow off valve for all of the times you blew him off". Fast forward a month, it was Christmas, boom BOV.
hmmmm, a true friend would have suggested she give you something else as a pun for blowing you off so much!!!!!!!!

and it AIN'T a blow off valve if you get my drift.
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Old 05-23-2018, 05:26 PM   #33
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hmmmm, a true friend would have suggested she give you something else as a pun for blowing you off so much!!!!!!!!

and it AIN'T a blow off valve if you get my drift.
Lol best part is that girl and I are now in a relationship so you can use your imagination
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Lol best part is that girl and I are now in a relationship so you can use your imagination
I though BOVs were like duck calls for virgins...
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:36 PM   #35
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I though BOVs were like duck calls for virgins...
Lol seems legit.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:58 AM   #36
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Lol best part is that girl and I are now in a relationship so you can use your imagination
nice
well if your engine got ruined for whatever reason you can still pretend it was because of the BOV and make her pay you back
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:54 PM   #37
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Latest Update

Subaru has to pull the engine and take off the head to see what the issues are. Will likely know more either tomorrow or early next week.

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Old 05-31-2018, 04:26 PM   #38
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I was just informed from Subaru that there was an issue with a rod bearing. Subaru has ordered a whole new short block and will be replacing the rods, pistons and bearings. They will probably have the car for another 2 weeks until the work is finished.

And yes it is all covered under the warranty.
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:51 PM   #39
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Hopefully it runs fine after this heart surgery. Typically they never do so you might consider having them buy it back, trading her in.
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I was just informed from Subaru that there was an issue with a rod bearing. Subaru has ordered a whole new short block and will be replacing the rods, pistons and bearings. They will probably have the car for another 2 weeks until the work is finished.

And yes it is all covered under the warranty.
Wow. Even with mods it was covered. Congrats man, hope it works out for you.
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Old 06-25-2018, 03:19 PM   #41
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Well...I finally got the car back on Friday. I drove it about 30 miles or so, not stressing the engine or driving like I stole it....and it started misfiring at 11PM on my way home. So I had it towed back to Subaru that same night. Called a friend and got a ride home at around 1 AM. Subaru calls me back the next day and tells me that the tech forgot to tighten a screw on one of the coil packs. Tech tightens the screw and so far things have been running well. Though that definitely put a damper on my optimism for the future of my car.
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