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Who here owns a Subaru?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by ScoobyDoo69, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. lespaul

    Associate

    Joined: Apr 17, 2019

    Posts: 3

    I've a Fozzy STi going in for a rebuild soon which is costing £££ but it's got signs of ring land problems, low compression on 2 and 4. Very good builder in Banbury, going forged pistons while it's there and a few other tweaks. Then 1000 mile run in and then final map.
     
  2. ScoobyDoo69

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 27, 2003

    Posts: 9,279

    Location: West Midlands

    RM Performance?
     
  3. lespaul

    Associate

    Joined: Apr 17, 2019

    Posts: 3

    That's them, been using them for years and know the guys really well
     
  4. ScoobyDoo69

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 27, 2003

    Posts: 9,279

    Location: West Midlands

    Yeah I know them from API days. Good bunch.
     
  5. new boy

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 25, 2009

    Posts: 3,179

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    Well, the car passed its MOT and I picked it up today.

    Very glad to have it back!
     
  6. agw_01

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 11, 2004

    Posts: 19,383

    Haven't had much time to work on the Scooby recently but made a bit of progress this week.

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    Killer B windage tray and pick-up pipe

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    EJ25 sump, dipstick tube and dipstick (you can see the larger heat wrapped up pipe here too)

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    I was determined to get this off without removing the manifold. Bit of a bugger, and the dump valve pipe hose clip was facing towards the engine! :mad:

    Front subframe has had a liberal coating of Bilt Hamber Hydrate 80 followed by a few coats of Hammerite black (which was what I was doing before I damaged the sump!). Hopefully fit the radiator, intake hose and my Apexi air filter this week. I've still got a bit more porting to do on the cross pipe before I can fit the manifold. Hopefully be back together next week.
     
  7. ScoobyDoo69

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    Posts: 9,279

    Location: West Midlands

    Looks like you did what I did to get the inlet pipe out :D

    Good work!
     
  8. agw_01

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 11, 2004

    Posts: 19,383

    Bit of brute force and ignorance never hurt anybody :D

    I can't find a split or leak on the old pipe so I'm still none the wiser as to where my boost leak was. Hoping it's just one of those things and by replacing the pipe the leak will have magically disappeared! It wasn't a huge leak, just a whistle when coming on boost and an occasional rev hang at high rpm.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
  9. agw_01

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    New inlet hose now on. I wasn't entirely happy with the fit first time round so took it off again (sucker for punishment!), cut about 3cm off the pipe and refitted. Removed the power steering pump for a bit more clearance and used some silicone spray to help where the hose was fouling on the manifold.

    Never doing that again!
     
  10. Meridian

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 11,816

    Location: Vvardenfell


    If it jams, force it. If it breaks then it needed relacing anyway.


    Meanwhile, mine decided to blow out the radiator at the weekend. I'm told that this is fairly common. The new rad is in, but I can't pick up the car until next week.
     
  11. agw_01

    Capodecina

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    I got sick of the plastic radiators leaking so bought a Mishimoto which is what started me off on this journey of losing the will to live :D
     
  12. LiamC

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 24, 2009

    Posts: 1,401

    Location: Edinburgh

    Well, the WRX passed its MOT with no Advisorys - Really thinking of selling it soon though and getting something different.

    heres a little pic :)

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  13. Jumper118

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,811

    Location: Leeds

    pic doesnt work :p