My recently 20G'd 2007 WRX

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  1. TMF
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    This...on a stock block and tranny. Perhaps it would have been cheaper for me to just get a BMW in the long run!

    Ok I'll quite whining, I still love Subaru's :)
     
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    Perhaps, but if the engine does end up going a factory short block is like $14k...lol
    You can find used ones though for like $5k.
     
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    Tell me more about this omni 4 bar sensor. Is it worth getting on a 20g?

    edit: oh boo.. wont work on 16bit ecu :(
     
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    I have Omni 4 bar sensor on my car.
     
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    I think it's a Carberry thing...
     
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    Ben I read that people with the 16 bit ecu had weird idle issues with the OMNI 4 bar. Was Nuke able to figure this out? Did you not have any problems?
    Maybe because you are speed density tuned?
     
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    I keep getting maf overflow cel's (But only when is raining...) and ive swapped oem mafs. If this is better and works on 16bit ecus... I might have to switch
     
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    Well the MAF is different than the MAP. MAP reads absolute pressure in the manifold and MAF reads the air flowing through the intake...if your MAF is maxed out you might have to go with speed density tuning.
    I would talk to your tuner.
     
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    Ahh... totally didnt see that :)
     
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    Also I think the STI gearing is much better for autox. I'm not sure how competative 335's are in autox but if they aren't it is because of the 3.08 final drive! So tall 1st gear tops out at like 42mph and 2nd gets over 70...
    I know a few people who have swapped rear diff with the AT to get 3.46 FD which would be nice for autox.
     
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    Was practicing with the no lift shift function of accessport. Set the limiter to 5k rpm and it seems to work pretty well.
    Did some 2-4 gear pulls but I got a bit heat soaked. At some point my coolant overflow tank overflowed a bit so my heads might be lifting under boost?
    My thermostat didn't move at all from half way so I wasn't overheating which is good. No smoke or loss of oil that I can see. Maybe my coolant cap doesn't seal very well? Or maybe a HG problem.
    Oh well, still surprised with the stock block.

     
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    Well why the heck are ya practicing so many times in a Row? FFS isn't THAT hard lol.

    Just playing man, a few pulls isn't any worse that taking your car to the track for a day. Did the coolant actually overflow out of the tank, or did the level just rise? It will get warm with repeated pulls, but should still be fine. If it actually overflowed, that's probably not good. Double checking the coolant cap is a good start, but it's hard to test if that's the issue, unless you go out and do more repeated pulls.

    If you check compression, that should tell you if you have a blown head gaskets, but it doesn't sound quite that serious yet. Maybe some others have better ideas for testing.
     
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    Sounds like he needs to just do another 20-25 pulls?

    Also, I know mnsubaru only does the safest driving possible so, What track are you at!?! ;)
     
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    Clearly it is mexico.
     
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    The coolant definitely rose to the top of the overflow tank and there were some drops of coolant on the plastic splash guard under the car leading from the yellow cap. Not a whole lot spilled out so it was probably just under boost.
    I pulled the cap off when it was idling and it was near the top but not overflowing or bubbling.
    I looked this morning and the coolant level was still high when cold and even after idling for a little bit. Maybe something is clogged? I dunno, its not overheating.
    I'll just wait for it to happen again. I only drive it for ****s and giggles and have roadside assistance if something serious breaks.
     
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    And a bank account to fix it too right? Haha.
    That situation doesn't sound right, but I can't help much with diagnosing that one.
     
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    Yeah haha the bank account is ready for it. Any life left in the engine at this point is just a bonus.
     
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    Kinda weird, I just went out and had some fun again and the coolant level didn't move and temp stayed perfect. It has stayed consistently a few inches above the max line both when warm and cold.
    I just got an oil change the other day and the only thing I can think is the tech must have added coolant for some reason and overfilled it.
    That will teach me to just change my own oil.
     
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    Lol imgur and all image hosting sites are blocked at work and I wanted to share these pics. this seemed easiest.
    Trying to decide if I should buy this out from brother in law's insurance for $1000 and fix it
     
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    After 8 years of ownership and lots of fun I finally sold my WRX! It is bittersweet but im comforted by a fat stack of hundos :p
    Now I just have my new CTS-V and that salvage title G35 which has turned out to be the best beater ever.
     
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    Congrats Nhibbsy! Pics of the beater?
     
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    I dream of the day we can turn our WRX into a CTS-V.
     
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    Pics are a couple posts up, only change is black hood and cleaned headlights. Its still a dirty biotch but gets the job done. Plus its nice to park in parking lots at the grocery store or home depot and not care about idiots giving me door dings. There is something liberating about driving junk you don't care about haha.
     
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    Oh I found some pics after the fixes. Still has the broken grill and missing front emblem. But it is the G35 sport so handles pretty good and isn't slow. Oh and I got new tires finally, in those pics it was on the belts...
    Just all it has needed total was a new hood, radiator, radiator support, alternator, hood hinges, hood latch, tires, crank position sensor (just went out), and one of the radiator fan motors (just went out).
    Oh and completely my fault for being dumb but I replaced the oil pan, oil pickup, and both motor mounts...dont ask what happened :banghead:

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