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Old 12-03-2014, 01:47 AM   #951
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Open thread to discuss tunes, answer questions, and advise.... Anyone?
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I bought a 2005 wrx wagon with a hybrid (2008 sti ej257 and 05 heads). I have thick cosworth head gaskets on it but just about everything is stock. Im having a misfire at idle and apprently one once it warms up but you really cant tell. The misfire reads in all cylinders. I know that it is running lean. The timing is on mark as far a I know. Could a tune be the problem?
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:14 PM   #952
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Does upgrading the fuel pump and hardwiring it require a tune? I am also upgrading from side feed to top feed with bigger injectors and I know that requires a tune. But can I do the fuel pump separately or should I complete both jobs at the same time?

Also...after said upgrades above is it safe to granny the vehicle for a few days until the tune or should it be towed to the tuner/dyno after the upgrades are completed.

Thanks and sorry if this has already been answered....cheers.

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Old 01-10-2015, 01:44 AM   #953
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So I have an 05 wrx and my friend has an 04 wrx which he is planning on selling. He has a v3 accessport with an element auto tune and I have a v2 with a P3 tune, would it be possible to swap the tunes and APs in the cars so I can buy his and he sells his car with mine?
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:24 PM   #954
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Looking at upgrading.

currently have
07 sti fuel pump
catless uppipe
catless downpipe
cobb rep catback
cobb 3port ebcs

On Order
cobb SR intake
vf48
550cc injectors
cobb v3 ap


This will be going on my stock 03 wrx. Besides a tune with the AP is there anything else I should be concerned with? My wrx is a 4eat (stock) will be looking at a conserv tune main goal is between 250-300whp-ish.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:04 PM   #955
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hey guys! I'm relatively new to Alaska/ north pole, and picked up a 2000 outback that needs some work (Shop said i "threw a rod"). Dose anyone know where i can pick up a 2.5, 3.0, 3.6 motor for a reasonable cost? Theres a guy in Wasilla thats asking $2,500 for a motor and labor to install it (id rather chew my own foot off). and it seems that everything on craigslist is junk or grabbed up super quick.

my full intention is doing a 6 speed 3.0 or 3.6 swap... but i just need some wheels for right now, so I'm totally cool with rebuilding mine if thats an option.

also, recommendations on shops that are good or tuner friendly would be appreciated!
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:12 PM   #956
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Even if you found a 3.0 or 3.6 it would not be cheap to make it all work, wiring, ecu, etc.

Any 2.5 bottom end will work for the case halves. If you intend to build it yourself you can source parts pretty cheap. I'm assuming there is a hole in your block or is it just a bad rod bearing?
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Old 02-21-2015, 03:39 PM   #957
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I haven't gotten a chance to open the the block myself, but a bearing would be my assumption.

If that were the case; new bearing, rod, piston and valves on that cylinder?

And the cost really isn't an issue (not that I'm made of money) Since the cost of all these things jump around so much.. ($500 wrecked car on Craig's list vs the 2.5 with 100xxx miles that they want 2 grand for (smh)) so there is no "cheap way" as far as I'm seeing, even rebuilding the block could get hella expensive..

I just wanna drive... Lol, know what I mean?

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Old 02-21-2015, 07:19 PM   #958
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Drained the oil Today and it Looked fine/ no chunks of anything. There was, if you looked really close some super fine metallic "dust," but it wasn't enough to say "OMG!" or think it really out of the ordinary.
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:51 PM   #959
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Subaru bearings (rod bearings) have zero forgiveness. Any metal in the oil that appears to be bearing material basically means avoid it. To see the chunks you need to pull the pan. If you hear slight knock or any bottom end noise it wont be long before complete failure follows.

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Drained the oil Today and it Looked fine/ no chunks of anything. There was, if you looked really close some super fine metallic "dust," but it wasn't enough to say "OMG!" or think it really out of the ordinary.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:34 PM   #960
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Just moved to fairbanks, do you guys use octane booster or just got tuned for the gas?
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:22 AM   #961
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Hello my name is Issac and I have been wanting to ask you a few questions, first do you carry oil Lines and oil restrictors, second what would you recommend for an oil change in a 04 sti transmission and r180 differential, lastly what would you recommend I use to clean my intercooler out?
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Old 10-04-2015, 02:27 PM   #962
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I have a 06 wrx wagon. I have install a vf39, process west tmic cobb cai, grimmspeed ebcs, turbo back with hf catted dp. Car is Protuned with ap. I blew a headgasket and decided to build the motor with all forged internals and sti crank, arp head studs and oem gasket kit. Valves adjusted bigger oil pan, all maintenance done. I just finished breaking in the motor as per the builders instructions. Should I get the car retuned for the new motor? The main monitors cobb instructs you to log / check are within recommendation. I don't know much about tuning... the tuner does a lot of work where I am, pretty well respected.

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Old 12-23-2015, 02:08 AM   #963
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Hi im new here, i just bought a 2004 hybrid set up for my impreza, previous owner installed new sti block oem and the rest stock wrx, the engine has been running fine, but the previous owner told me that the its running lean and he suggested to me to put high flow rate injectors, should i replace the injector and what kind? Or just go to a tuning shop first . thank please advise
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:59 PM   #964
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Hi im new here, i just bought a 2004 hybrid set up for my impreza, previous owner installed new sti block oem and the rest stock wrx, the engine has been running fine, but the previous owner told me that the its running lean and he suggested to me to put high flow rate injectors, should i replace the injector and what kind? Or just go to a tuning shop first . thank please advise
In my opinion, I would take it to P3 importautowerks in Wasilla. They're advice is great and are always willing to help out with any problem. They're the ones to trust in AK. I just got an $80 inspection done by them and It was well worth it. Seth and all his staff are definitely in the business of helping subaru enthusiasts.
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:45 AM   #965
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Do any of you guys know of a WRX project I could buy? Been looking for one here in ak and can't seen to find one.
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:07 PM   #966
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Hey NASIOC! I was wondering if anyone knows or any WRX or xt or GT Subaru project cars in Alaska. I've been trying to find one and can't seem to. Please text me at 1(907)433-96four7 if you know of any. Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2016, 11:58 PM   #967
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Hello everyone, I have an 07 a/t outback that needs a motor and I found one out of an 06 m/t Impreza and I was wondering if anyone knows if that will be a clean swap? Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:31 PM   #968
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Just wanted to say my experiences with P3 have been awesome! Only auto shop I'll ever take my subie to. I definitely recommend them for any import owner.
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:26 AM   #969
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Looking for a tuner near Mississippi, Have AP so tune via email/logging would be fine with me.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:50 PM   #970
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Hey Subie fam,

I finally got a chance to take my STi to the track yesterday. After about 3 to 4 laps, at WOT in 4th I started to get fuel cut off. I checked my AP and the stock boost gauge and noticed overboost with the stock boost gauge reading 24psi. Target boost pressures on the tune were 19.5psi in S#. Checked vacuum lines (visible ones) and no leaks.

2016 STi
Engine mods are as follows:
Cobb AP
Cobb SF Intake and Box
Nameless Performance Turboback exhaust - thermal wrapped
Grimmspeed EBCS
NGK Iridium One Step Colder Spark Plugs
Cobb Flex Fuel Kit
1100cc FIC Injectors
AEM Fuel Pump
IAG AOS
Protuned on e85

I did data log the runs I just need to upload them to see what's going on. Can anybody help point me in the right direction about what could be failing? I was thinking maybe having to change my turbo inlet piping and intercooler piping so that I'm not running crazy A/F ratios.

Any other ideas would be a ton of help!
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:25 PM   #971
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Hey Subie fam,



I finally got a chance to take my STi to the track yesterday. After about 3 to 4 laps, at WOT in 4th I started to get fuel cut off. I checked my AP and the stock boost gauge and noticed overboost with the stock boost gauge reading 24psi. Target boost pressures on the tune were 19.5psi in S#. Checked vacuum lines (visible ones) and no leaks.



2016 STi

Engine mods are as follows:

Cobb AP

Cobb SF Intake and Box

Nameless Performance Turboback exhaust - thermal wrapped

Grimmspeed EBCS

NGK Iridium One Step Colder Spark Plugs

Cobb Flex Fuel Kit

1100cc FIC Injectors

AEM Fuel Pump

IAG AOS

Protuned on e85



I did data log the runs I just need to upload them to see what's going on. Can anybody help point me in the right direction about what could be failing? I was thinking maybe having to change my turbo inlet piping and intercooler piping so that I'm not running crazy A/F ratios.



Any other ideas would be a ton of help!


You can check your wastegate spring pressure. Bypass your ebcs and run a small hose from nipple on front of turbo directly to wastegate actuator nipple. Should hit and hold 10psi of boost. My tuner had me do this. If it does then it's prob ok. I just had to do this as well. I also used a good electrical contact cleaner and sprayed the ports out just to make sure everything is good with ebcs, their (GrimmSpeed) recommendation.

Hope this helps your diagnostics.
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:52 PM   #972
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Edit, fixed my issue

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Old 11-09-2017, 08:45 PM   #973
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Hi everyone.. I am having a fkl issue I am getting between 1.4 and 2.4 fk detection around 3000 rpm and like 10-15% throttle in all gears the biggest I've gotten was 2.8 I'm wondering why it would be doing this. I sent the logs to my tuner but so far no response

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Old 11-09-2017, 11:47 PM   #974
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What you have described is actually not an issue and is quite common. On a perfectly stock car with a stock tune you would actually see even more knock retard and learned values at low rpm low load situations.

So the short answer is that at low engine loads and low rpm some knock is ok and is basically harmless. The car will learn to adjust it our automatically.

If it really bothers you your tuner could pull the timing out manually in the tables but generally this is just not really required.

If you see feed back and learned knock under high load conditions particularly wide open throttle then you may want to consider some adjustments. That being said the occasional -1.4 or even -2.8 may still happen and is not always considered dangerous or a problem. CONSISTENT high load knock and knock that lowers the dynamic advance multiplier is something to be concerned with.

Always check the basics first, vac/boost leaks, fueling problems, etc before going after a tune especially if the tune was fine before. Tunes don't change over time, everything else might though.


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Hi everyone.. I am having a fkl issue I am getting between 1.4 and 2.4 fk detection around 3000 rpm and like 10-15% throttle in all gears the biggest I've gotten was 2.8 I'm wondering why it would be doing this. I sent the logs to my tuner but so far no response

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2017 sti
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Invidia headers
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1100cc injectors
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Old 12-23-2017, 04:23 AM   #975
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