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#1 Old 06-28-2012, 04:44 AM
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What i need to do?

HI, EVERYONE
I JUST GOT A 04 WRX WITH 10K MILES
ITS MY FIRST TURBO CAR, I USED TO DRIVE A STOCK G35

I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING FOR A WHILE BEFORE I ASK THIS

I BOUGHT THIS CAR FROM CRAIGSLIST AND THE PAST OWNER DIDNT KNOW A LOT ABOUT THIS CAR, THATS WHY HE SELL IT TO ME.
THE CAR HAS MOD BEFORE , BUT THE PAST OWNER DIDNT GIVE ME THE MOD LIST.
IT COMES WITH A AEM INTAKE AND A CBE.
BASE ON THE MOD, DO I NEED A TUNE????

WHEN MY FRIEND SAW MY CAR , HE TOLD ME THAT THE TURBO ISNT THE STOCK ONE BUT HE DOESNT KNOW WHAT TURBO IT IS.
SO, HOW CAN IDENTIFY WHAT KIND OF TURBO IT IS?

ALSO, I FEEL THAT THE AIR AND THE FUEL ARE NOT BALANCE WHEN IT GOES TO THE ENGINE.SO, ITS KIND OF WASTING GAS??? OR IT HAS AIR LEAK??
NEED A TUNE? OR IT MAY HAS AIR LEAK?

THE CAR DOESNT HAVE ANY TURBO TIMER OR BOOST TIMER, I MUST HAVE THESE?
(WE MUST COUNT HOW LONG WE BOOST TO DRIVE SAFE,OTHERWISE WE WILL MESS UP THE TURBO. SO WE MUST HAVE IT)AM I RIGHT?

!Cry!!Cry!!Cry!!Cry!!Cry!!Cry!
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HI, EVERYONE
I JUST GOT A 04 WRX WITH 10K MILES (10K on a 8yr old car?)
ITS MY FIRST TURBO CAR, I USED TO DRIVE A STOCK G35

I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING FOR A WHILE BEFORE I ASK THIS

I BOUGHT THIS CAR FROM CRAIGSLIST AND THE PAST OWNER DIDNT KNOW A LOT ABOUT THIS CAR, THATS WHY HE SELL IT TO ME.
THE CAR HAS MOD BEFORE , BUT THE PAST OWNER DIDNT GIVE ME THE MOD LIST.
IT COMES WITH A AEM INTAKE AND A CBE.
BASE ON THE MOD, DO I NEED A TUNE???? (I say yes, a tune is needed especially based on "the turbo may not be stock")

WHEN MY FRIEND SAW MY CAR , HE TOLD ME THAT THE TURBO ISNT THE STOCK ONE BUT HE DOESNT KNOW WHAT TURBO IT IS.
SO, HOW CAN IDENTIFY WHAT KIND OF TURBO IT IS?(Maybe take some pics and post them and look ON the charger for #'s)

ALSO, I FEEL THAT THE AIR AND THE FUEL ARE NOT BALANCE WHEN IT GOES TO THE ENGINE.SO, ITS KIND OF WASTING GAS??? (How do you know the A/F is not where it's supposed to be?) OR IT HAS AIR LEAK??
NEED A TUNE? OR IT MAY HAS AIR LEAK? (Do a boost leak test)

THE CAR DOESNT HAVE ANY TURBO TIMER OR BOOST TIMER, I MUST HAVE THESE? (Do you mean a boost gauge?)
(WE MUST COUNT HOW LONG WE BOOST TO DRIVE SAFE,OTHERWISE WE WILL MESS UP THE TURBO. SO WE MUST HAVE IT)AM I RIGHT? (No, you shouldn't even get into boost without knowing all of the above)

!Cry!!Cry!!Cry!!Cry!!Cry!!Cry!
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Why would anyone buy a modded car when the seller won't/can't give them a complete mod list? It's asking for problems.
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Why would anyone buy a modded car when the seller won't/can't give them a complete mod list? It's asking for problems.
simple, Education.

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HI, EVERYONE
I JUST GOT A 04 WRX WITH 10K MILES
ITS MY FIRST TURBO CAR, I USED TO DRIVE A STOCK G35

I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING FOR A WHILE BEFORE I ASK THIS

I BOUGHT THIS CAR FROM CRAIGSLIST AND THE PAST OWNER DIDNT KNOW A LOT ABOUT THIS CAR, THATS WHY HE SELL IT TO ME.
THE CAR HAS MOD BEFORE , BUT THE PAST OWNER DIDNT GIVE ME THE MOD LIST.
IT COMES WITH A AEM INTAKE AND A CBE.
BASE ON THE MOD, DO I NEED A TUNE????

WHEN MY FRIEND SAW MY CAR , HE TOLD ME THAT THE TURBO ISNT THE STOCK ONE BUT HE DOESNT KNOW WHAT TURBO IT IS.
SO, HOW CAN IDENTIFY WHAT KIND OF TURBO IT IS?

ALSO, I FEEL THAT THE AIR AND THE FUEL ARE NOT BALANCE WHEN IT GOES TO THE ENGINE.SO, ITS KIND OF WASTING GAS??? OR IT HAS AIR LEAK??
NEED A TUNE? OR IT MAY HAS AIR LEAK?

THE CAR DOESNT HAVE ANY TURBO TIMER OR BOOST TIMER, I MUST HAVE THESE?
(WE MUST COUNT HOW LONG WE BOOST TO DRIVE SAFE,OTHERWISE WE WILL MESS UP THE TURBO. SO WE MUST HAVE IT)AM I RIGHT?

-Chris
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HI, EVERYONE
I JUST GOT A 04 WRX WITH 10K MILES
ITS MY FIRST TURBO CAR, I USED TO DRIVE A STOCK G35

I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING FOR A WHILE BEFORE I ASK THIS

I BOUGHT THIS CAR FROM CRAIGSLIST AND THE PAST OWNER DIDNT KNOW A LOT ABOUT THIS CAR, THATS WHY HE SELL IT TO ME.
THE CAR HAS MOD BEFORE , BUT THE PAST OWNER DIDNT GIVE ME THE MOD LIST.
IT COMES WITH A AEM INTAKE AND A CBE.
BASE ON THE MOD, DO I NEED A TUNE????

WHEN MY FRIEND SAW MY CAR , HE TOLD ME THAT THE TURBO ISNT THE STOCK ONE BUT HE DOESNT KNOW WHAT TURBO IT IS.
SO, HOW CAN IDENTIFY WHAT KIND OF TURBO IT IS?

ALSO, I FEEL THAT THE AIR AND THE FUEL ARE NOT BALANCE WHEN IT GOES TO THE ENGINE.SO, ITS KIND OF WASTING GAS??? OR IT HAS AIR LEAK??
NEED A TUNE? OR IT MAY HAS AIR LEAK?

THE CAR DOESNT HAVE ANY TURBO TIMER OR BOOST TIMER, I MUST HAVE THESE?
(WE MUST COUNT HOW LONG WE BOOST TO DRIVE SAFE,OTHERWISE WE WILL MESS UP THE TURBO. SO WE MUST HAVE IT)AM I RIGHT?

!Cry!!Cry!!Cry!!Cry!!Cry!!Cry!
I wish you all the luck. Take Paul's advice. IMO and I am not trying to bring you down from the high you get from owning a Subie, but this one sounds like a nightmare.

It almost brings me to believe the seller was trying to hide something from you.

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Topic: What I need to do?
Answer: Take whatever is not stock on your car off and put stock stuff back on.

It might help to identify your turbo by taking a pic and posting it, Im sure one of the gearheads on here will be able to tell you what ya got.

Good luck man.

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the mechanic told me that my car is bone stock.he had a test drive for my car and he said it doesn't have boost leak but it is lack of power. And i just put the boost gauge in my car from the meachanic, and found that the boost can only up to 8-9psi.
bone stock suppose can push to 15psi???
also, when i took it to have a smog test it couldnt pass because of the ecu had reset.
(i was out of town for 3months, so i took off the battery)
i read from the forum, and found that the boost can only push to around 10 psi due to the ecu has reflash?
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actually i don't fully trust that mechanic, he told me my car is bone stock but i found that my turbo is a IHI turbo. where can i read the charger numbers?
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Right next to that "IHI" you will see numbers. 8-9 lbs is wastegate pressure. Something is off on that car.


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i found that it was missing a T vac near turbo, now i put a new one . when i not connected the vac to the turbo , the psi can up to 15psi. but connected all 3 the psi only can up to 9.


also, when i took it to have a smog test it couldnt pass because of the ecu had reset.
(i was out of town for 3months, so i took off the battery)
i read from other wrx forum, and found that the boost can only push to around 10 psi due to the ecu has reflash?


if its not due to the ecu, probably my car has boost leak
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the stock turbo should not be IHI turbo?
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it has a 3port bcs on there if the pill is gone. The stock turbo #'s should read TD04-13T

On another note, I highly doubt there is a remapped tune on the car that hits 9lbs. Either a BAD boost leak or something else

Here's a good read that may help : http://www.mrtrally.com.au/performan...turbo-data.pdf

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you will need a flashlight and a mechanics mirror to look down in there and see which turbo it is. Right next to the IHI, there is a flat plate that has the VF? etched into it...pretty hard to read, but that's how I found out I had a VF30..............GL

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it has a 3port bcs on there if the pill is gone. The stock turbo #'s should read td04-13t

on another note, i highly doubt there is a remapped tune on the car that hits 9lbs. Either a bad boost leak or something else

here's a good read that may help : http://www.mrtrally.com.au/performan...turbo-data.pdf
sorry , what does bcs mean?
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