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#1 Old 06-11-2013, 05:20 PM
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recently aquired 02 wrx

hey guys/gals,
I recently picked up an 02 bugeye thats pretty solid shape, 99xxx miles and only upgrades are a turbo back exhaust and Greddy bov. I understand she needs a tune (runs rich, sputters at low rpm's, doesnt accelerate fully correctly) but what im wondering is with the stock EM can I just roll into a dyno shop and can they tune it? or do I need to upgrade to something? I'm pretty strapped on cash considering I just had to move. Any help would be awesome, thanks!

pretty much a noob with these so be easy on me!
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#2 Old 06-11-2013, 05:43 PM
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Well first welcome to the site and we are glad to have you here. Secondly, ditch the Greddy BOV and replace it with a stock BPV. That will fix most of your issues. Thirdly, you could go to a shop, but i'd suggest scheduling an appointment first

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If your Greddy BOV has a recirculation fitting you can try to reroute the discharge so it recirculates instead of venting to atmosphere.

It would be a "free" solution that might fix some of the running rich between shifting issues.

Obviously a good tune is the best bet.

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Ok, thanks for the quick feedback guys! Will see what I can do about finding a stock one here in the next couple days.
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My man! haha really though thanks guys.
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My man! haha really though thanks guys.
It's easier to diagnose what is wrong with a car when it has mostly stock parts rather than a bunch of aftermarket crap you don't need.

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Very true, well i'll see what happens after getting the stock one put on. With just the exhaust then it should run a lot smoother and less rich? I can tell the turbo spools way to early in rpms than what it should. will that also help that all in one?
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It should be spooling pretty quickly, and hit full boost by 3000-3500rpm range
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Welcome to the site. How 'bout a pic?

All right, where is the distributor cap? I need to find the #1 plug wire to hook up my SUN machine.
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Ok thats about right then.
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Nice, dig the wingless look.

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thanks dude! I really do too.
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