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Old 09-15-2018, 08:52 PM   #126
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After 2000 mile report.

Engine is doing well, mpg is steadily improving, last was 29.3mpg for my normal 70/30 mixed

Clutch/flywheel:
Unless you drive like a race car and never get into a situation where you meed to quickly shift into first at <16mph I would recommend...... sub 20mph in 2nd = instant misfire codes, sub 30 in 3rd same story. Even with double clutching shifting to first faster than 10mph doesn't work well with this trans so it seems like every couple weeks now i get screwed by a stupid driver and i end up in no mans shift

Conclusion:
1. Never again fb powered vehicle, so far this newer engine is fine but i just don't like the fb engine
2. 11.8lb flywheel is no good for city driving
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:53 PM   #127
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Also i ended up buying a cheap code reader to leave in my glovebox do i can clear the false misfire codes every time it happens now, thankfully no emissions testing
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:21 PM   #128
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WItha ll the oil burning issues I probably will never buy a Subaru again. I would have gone domestic if I could have gotten the AWD mpg combo for cheaper or close to the Impreza.
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:49 PM   #129
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WItha ll the oil burning issues I probably will never buy a Subaru again. I would have gone domestic if I could have gotten the AWD mpg combo for cheaper or close to the Impreza.


I could, just not FB powered
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:23 PM   #130
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I could, just not FB powered

+1

Will probably run my Impreza into the ground and then see where things are at. Iíve definitely soured on Subaru as a brand, though
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:47 PM   #131
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Is it possible to disable specific Pxxx codes on our ECUs?

You put a lot of effort into maintenance and your engine still went south, so I get why you've got a dim view of the FB.

Still, I don't know of anything foreign or domestic that delivers the same combination of AWD + performance + economy like the FB does.

I'm hooked on boxers for sure, but my next one will be German.
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:20 PM   #132
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Is it possible to disable specific Pxxx codes on our ECUs?



You put a lot of effort into maintenance and your engine still went south, so I get why you've got a dim view of the FB.



Still, I don't know of anything foreign or domestic that delivers the same combination of AWD + performance + economy like the FB does.



I'm hooked on boxers for sure, but my next one will be German.


Probably but i cant get throttlehappy happy to respond back.

My next one will be Ecoboost FWD powered....i have 2 4wd vehicles in addition to this one, i do think the poor weather performance of my subaru is the best, but for the 20 days/year where it is truly needed I could get by with my other vehicles. I didn't own either of them when I bought the Subaru.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:36 PM   #133
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The majority of people don't even come close to needing AWD. I could get by without it I'm sure I just like the extra assurance considering we can get around 200 inches a year some years.

The majority of people with subarus would be much more wel off with a more efficient less likely to blow a head gasket fwd car which is just as safe as a Subaru basically.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:15 PM   #134
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The majority of people don't even come close to needing AWD.
Needing? Probably not.

I have a FWD that's twice as fast as my Impreza in good weather.

In rain, from a stop, it's half as fast.

Once traction breaks, the rain may as well be snow.

Turning into traffic at rush hour as a semi approaches, it's nice to have predictable acceleration in the Impreza.

I'll pass on the the +4 MPG.

Six years and counting, I still haven't heard of a blown head gasket on an FB.

Sorry for the threadcrap.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:36 PM   #135
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Needing? Probably not.



I have a FWD that's twice as fast as my Impreza in good weather.



In rain, from a stop, it's half as fast.



Once traction breaks, the rain may as well be snow.



Turning into traffic at rush hour as a semi approaches, it's nice to have predictable acceleration in the Impreza.



I'll pass on the the +4 MPG.



Six years and counting, I still haven't heard of a blown head gasket on an FB.



Sorry for the threadcrap.


All of these are the main reasons for me not just dumping this car, plus it has been paid off for over 2 years. It is still fun to drive, even more fun when i drive it like a race car now because i kinda have too. It will be a beast this winter with studded Hakkas.....i am kinda wondering how my flywheel will help or hurt this winter because it is a little difficult to drive/accelerate slowly, still have a learning curve to tackle
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:56 PM   #136
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Just completed a 1600mi roadtrip, no CEL. I Think all my stock flywheel/clutch habits are finally changing to what is required for the 11.8lb unit. Main key is definitely keep RPM >2000 in any gear but first, but having to downshift into 1st @ 15mph really sucks.

I will be putting on 25.3Ē snow tires here soon, so this should help keep the revs up and driveabilty I think compared to my oversize 26.3Ē 3 seasons

Might even have to try and find a more cold weather friendly gear oil as Amsoil Severe takes a while to really get warmed up and makes the synchros laggy
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:05 AM   #137
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I wonder if there's a heavier crank pulley you can swap in from another Subaru that would prevent CELs.

Still no CELs from my thirteen pounder.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:45 AM   #138
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I wonder if there's a heavier crank pulley you can swap in from another Subaru that would prevent CELs.

Still no CELs from my thirteen pounder.


Maybe, not sure. I really need to have the knock sensitivity reduced.

I should note and I had forgotten about it, that the day before my trip i just started my car, hadnít even tried to move it, and CEL came on for misfire. i think it was pending though because my wife had driven it and pretty much every time she drives it i need to reset it. :/ it was weird to see the light come on right after start, like 2-3 seconds after starting it turned on. Hasnít come back yet however

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Old 11-12-2018, 10:02 PM   #139
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It may not be related to knock.

Many ECUs monitor crank speed variation to set misfire codes.

I haven't looked into how ours works specifically.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:08 PM   #140
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It may not be related to knock.

Many ECUs monitor crank speed variation to set misfire codes.

I haven't looked into how ours works specifically.
this is true. i got in touch with tuner today, hopefully i will have a retune soon
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:54 PM   #141
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update:

about 3400 miles now since last CEL. i think both me and my wife are finally relearning how to drive the car, so the 11.8lb flywheel is pretty fantastic!

and here is my first UOA on 0w-40, looks pretty good, i didn't think it would be too bad anyway, but now i know. I will grab another sample at about 8500-9000mi, but i think 10k is more than doable and compared to my old engine, everything looks about the same as it did on 0w20 and 0w30 oil.......



for comparison sake, this was my old engine before the rings went to ****

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