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Old 04-11-2011, 12:26 AM   #276
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I spent most of the day today fixing up loose ends and taking care of the small details. I installed the PS pump, alternator, belts, rad, etc. I also spent a ton of time on wiring, hoses, clamps etc. I made sure that everything was secured with enough slack that it would just fit nicely.

My next goal is going to be reassembling the fuel system (again). I have everything hanging close to the final location but since I have no working cushion clamps I cant tell exactly how long to make the lines. The replacement clamps should be arriving on Monday so depending on my schedule its possible that I may pass that milestone tomorrow night.

Beyond closing up the fuel system, the turbo, down pipe, intercooler pipes and intake are all I really have remaining. The schedule that I have worked out with Moore Performance is to pick up the completed but not powder coated pipes on Tuesday for a final fitment check. Once I sign off on the fitment I will drop the pipes back off at their shop on Wednesday for coating. I have also yet to pick up the new direct attached intake solution that I ordered from them so I am hoping that I can bring that home on Tuesday or Wednesday as well. The new intake solution is basically a cone filter custom made to fit directly on the inlet of the turbo. It sits directly under the hood scoop so it should have lots of fresh air while the car is moving. Phil from Element says that this style of intake is far better than a CAI because it eliminates restrictions and lots of bends so I guess we will see how it works.

As you can see, its starting to look like a complete car again:




Here's my new super thick Mishimoto X-Line rad:



Here's the meth valve, sensor and lines waiting for final installation:

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Old 04-11-2011, 02:17 AM   #277
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looking forward to seeing your intake system, sounds interesing!
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:23 AM   #278
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looking forward to seeing your intake system, sounds interesing!
Me too!
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:43 PM   #279
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Its about time for a quick update. I have really been struggling with my fuel system for the past several days and I have been feeling somewhat beat down by this project. I have also come to the conclusion that -10 sized PTFE lines are very hard to assemble correctly (not standard SS lines, PTFE). At the beginning of the fuel line re-install I was 0 for 4 in getting the -10 hose ends to hold fuel without leaking. A week later I have discovered that three of the fittings were installation error and the fourth was defective. If you are reading this because you are researching fuel systems and PTFE line please feel free to PM me for advice. I would gladly send you my phone number and tell you all kinds of things that I would have loved to have known before I started this. I would say that there are two specific tricks to getting the lines correct:

-Be 100% sure that the stainless braid has been cut back enough to keep the wire from getting caught in the threads or by the olive. (this was 80% of my problem)

-Use an extremely sharp set of razor blade cutters, a cut-off wheel or some other specialized tool that can cut the inner PTFE liner absolutely clean and perpendicular to the tubing.

Any way, at this point, I have all the new line installed, all the hose ends are on and leak free except the defective one and I think (more like I hope and pray) things are starting to go a bit more my way.The hose and fittings vendor (siliconeintakes.com) has provided me with really good customer service which has helped a lot. Before I even finished explaining what was wrong with that leaking hose end they had another in a box and heading my way. My only complaint is that I have to exchange emails with a tech instead of talking to him over the phone. I would imagine that if I asked for a call back they would but they officially dont offer phone support.

I am also getting somewhat nervous about finishing on time. My tune date is exactly two weeks form today and I still don't have my intercooler pipes, intake, turbo and fuel system finished. Wish me luck.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:52 AM   #280
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Has anybody here ever towed a low Impreza with a U-Haul auto transport trailer like this?



I need to tow my car 200+ miles to get to Phil and there's no way I am driving it there. I have the use of a 2500HD truck to tow the car but I cant seem to find anybody to loan me a trailer. There's a U-Haul place that rents auto transport trailers less than two blocks from my house. It would be really easy for me to pick up a trailer form them but I am not sure if it would work. My primary concern is that my car is very low and that I will have problems getting the car on the trailer without damaging it. Does anybody have experience with this?

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Old 04-15-2011, 12:56 AM   #281
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if you dont have some boards to stack halfway up the trailer ramps to reduce the angle you can always hitch the trailer to the truck and jack up the tongue with a floor jack to angle the back down.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:29 AM   #282
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Good call! I do have boards but I have zero help to its going to be interesting.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:32 AM   #283
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Recruit some locals for beer?
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:04 AM   #284
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Do you have any metal ramps you can back the truck up on after you have the trailer attached, this will pitch the trailer down and make the trailer ramps be at a less angle and easier to load the car on.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:03 AM   #285
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I have actually towed the wagon on one of those trailers a few times. I just used boards to get me a better angle. The wagon is probably a few inches lower than your car. Just make sure you are on a flat level area when loading. I also had to put the STi on one when it wouldn't move under it's own power. That was a fun experience.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:30 AM   #286
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Thanks guys, good to know. The ramps and jack ideas are rely good, I never thought of that.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:41 AM   #287
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How much are you renting the trailer for?
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:24 PM   #288
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Tom,

Make sure you get All the available insurance on the trailer if you rent it. There are two kinds; the insurance for the trailer, which doesnt include whats on it, and the insurance for liability if the trailer comes off and damages other property. Make absolutely sure. My brother in law rented that uhaul trailer and a truck when he moved back to Newmexico. The guy at the rental place didnt put the trailer on right and it came off the truck and smashed up abunch of cars.

Right before he pulled off he asked if the insurance covered everything and the guy was like "yeah" He was skeptical and talked to another guy and there was separate insurance that he hadnt got. After he got them both it turns out that if he wouldnt have checked the first one he got wouldnt have covered the damages and the cleanup bill from the firedepartment.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:03 PM   #289
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you are welcome to come to texas and borrow my trailer!
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:32 AM   #290
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How much are you renting the trailer for?
About $65 when all said and done I think (their quote is $45 plus tax and insurance). I think I may get extra insurance though since its like $20 verses the standard $9.
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:09 PM   #291
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Go with the insurance Dex, dont risk it with such an expensive project.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:13 AM   #292
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Yeah, I will. The car is also insured (but only to the cost of a stock 05 STI).
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:33 AM   #293
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^^^you really need to do like I did when you get it done,have your ins. co. sent out an appraiser to put a value on the car w/ the mods and then have your insurance adjusted.Trust me it won't change your rates that much for the ease of mind.
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Tom, is there a minimum requirement for vehicle to rent the trailer? im going to need to do the same when i take my car down to Moore Performance. My truck will tow the car and trailer its class 2 but is a half ton not a 3/4 or 1 ton.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:30 AM   #295
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Beyond the legal requirements, Uhaul has its own requirements. There's a configuration test on their website that will tell you if your setup meets the requirements. The trunk I am using is a Sierra 2500HD with a class 3 hitch. I am not sure but I think the class 3 is a requirement for the auto transport.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:31 AM   #296
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^^^you really need to do like I did when you get it done,have your ins. co. sent out an appraiser to put a value on the car w/ the mods and then have your insurance adjusted.Trust me it won't change your rates that much for the ease of mind.
Who's your insurance carrier?
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:18 AM   #297
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I finally got all the leaks out of my fuel system tonight. One of the hose ends I got was defective so I had to get it replaced which totally cleared up the problem. I also sent my finished pipes in to get powder coated. Hopefully everything will be done by Thursday evening and I can get a head start putting it all back together this weekend.

I am extremely nervous about starting the car. I am super worried about the fuel system, the motor, the break-in map, etc. The suspense is killing me!
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:37 AM   #298
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Don't forget to prime the oil before start up.
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:12 PM   #299
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Yeah, that would be a pretty big mistake!
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Best of luck mate, you've done great and you should be fine
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