rubber seal on front busted open..? - Subaru WRX Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 Old 10-24-2013, 05:12 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
mpinto19k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 27
mpinto19k is an unknown
rubber seal on front busted open..?

Ok so I apologize for the vague title but I'm not even sure what this seal is attached to. Tie rod? Well either way, I have just replaced my headers and up pipe! YAY! Right? Well it was cool until I started hearing a weird sound from the right side (where the seal is busted) so that was my first test drive since replacing the parts.

So bottom line I guess what is this seal and how ####ed am I this time? The wastegate was BARLEY touching it and I guess maybe melted it? I'm not sure.
Attached Images
   
mpinto19k is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 10-24-2013, 05:30 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
mpinto19k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 27
mpinto19k is an unknown
Sweeeet thats my steering colum seal, is that right? So im ####ed out of a lot more money. Awesome.
mpinto19k is offline  
#3 Old 10-24-2013, 05:33 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
06_hawk_eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 699
06_hawk_eye is an unknown
Just an axle seal man relax. The boot kit is less then 50$ a new axle is around 200$.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
06_hawk_eye is offline  
#4 Old 10-24-2013, 05:37 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
Haw1es's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Maine
Posts: 214
Haw1es is more helpful than not
Garage
Is it the steering column or is it a CV joint boot?

Shane
2010 WRX
2003 Jetta 2.5
Haw1es is offline  
#5 Old 10-24-2013, 05:37 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
mpinto19k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 27
mpinto19k is an unknown
Quote:
Originally Posted by 06_hawk_eye View Post
Just an axle seal man relax. The boot kit is less then 50$ a new axle is around 200$.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Hard man, finally get my WRX back on the street to park with another problem! So do you think I need a new axle as well? Also is there like a smaller boot i can get for it so it wont be touching the wastegate?

Thanks for reply, sorry for frustration, I've just been slaving over this car for the last like 3 nights trying to get everything done and I come back with a new problem.
mpinto19k is offline  
#6 Old 10-24-2013, 05:40 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
06_hawk_eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 699
06_hawk_eye is an unknown
Boot kit not an axle kit my bad but you will wanna replace the axle seal with the boot or axle what ever you choose


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
06_hawk_eye is offline  
#7 Old 10-24-2013, 05:45 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
06_hawk_eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 699
06_hawk_eye is an unknown
Prob will have to find a new place to dump the external wastegate. I'd suggest a whole new axle. And axle seal


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
06_hawk_eye is offline  
#8 Old 10-24-2013, 05:53 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
mpinto19k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 27
mpinto19k is an unknown
Quote:
Originally Posted by 06_hawk_eye View Post
Prob will have to find a new place to dump the external wastegate. I'd suggest a whole new axle. And axle seal


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Yaaa thats my issue, its not the dump tube that burned it, the actual wastegate which is obviously welded onto my new up pipe is what is touching it. I really really dont want to have to get a new up pipe. Because if thats the case im ditching the external wastegate. Not taking a chance of someone welding it in a bad place again. Sad part is I took it to a shop that a reputable tuning shop in Dallas apparently takes all there shit to get welded.
mpinto19k is offline  
#9 Old 10-24-2013, 06:00 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
06_hawk_eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 699
06_hawk_eye is an unknown
Well hate to say it but looks like your gonna have to ditch the ewg. They don't make smaller boots for the axle. I'm 90% sure they don't. But they do make up-pipes with actual places to bolt on wastegate a I'm sure of it. Maybe that help you out

Gtspec
Grimmespeed
Turbo xs all makes these up-pipes


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
06_hawk_eye is offline  
#10 Old 10-24-2013, 06:02 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
BLAZE2099's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,540
Images: 6
BLAZE2099 is known to be trustworthy and helpful BLAZE2099 is known to be trustworthy and helpful
Garage
Why are you running an EWG?
They shouldn't have put it there, it's there fault then, they should pay.
And yes it's your axle

Randy-
2002 blaze WRX- sold:(
2004 Wrx-sold
2011 Wrx limited
99 Fozz- sold
Eagle eye crew
BLAZE2099 is offline  
#11 Old 10-24-2013, 06:05 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
06_hawk_eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 699
06_hawk_eye is an unknown
Quote:
Originally Posted by BLAZE2099 View Post
Why are you running an EWG?
They shouldn't have put it there, it's there fault then, they should pay.
And yes it's your axle
Can't see his mods details because his profile isn't updated it looks like. I tried looking to see what mods he's got.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
06_hawk_eye is offline  
#12 Old 10-24-2013, 06:05 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
mpinto19k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 27
mpinto19k is an unknown
Quote:
Originally Posted by 06_hawk_eye View Post
Well hate to say it but looks like your gonna have to ditch the ewg. They don't make smaller boots for the axle. I'm 90% sure they don't. But they do make up-pipes with actual places to bolt on wastegate a I'm sure of it. Maybe that help you out

Gtspec
Grimmespeed
Turbo xs all makes these up-pipes


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Welp fu(k me man and the people who welded that shit. So can I buy a grimmspeed and attach it to my prosport headers? I did all this to avoid a retune and all this crazy bullshit. I'm about to flip shit. Think I'm gonna go with Grimmspeed up pipe then. Will my current TIAL Wastegate fit on a grimmspeed?
mpinto19k is offline  
#13 Old 10-24-2013, 06:09 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
06_hawk_eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 699
06_hawk_eye is an unknown
06_hawk_eye is offline  
#14 Old 10-24-2013, 06:20 PM
Premium Member
 
boo-key bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,077
Images: 6
boo-key bear is a helpful contributing member
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpinto19k View Post
Welp fu(k me man and the people who welded that shit. So can I buy a grimmspeed and attach it to my prosport headers? I did all this to avoid a retune and all this crazy bullshit. I'm about to flip shit. Think I'm gonna go with Grimmspeed up pipe then. Will my current TIAL Wastegate fit on a grimmspeed?
I just replaced my boot not long ago. The grimmspeed will work if your header has a 2 bolt uppipe connection. Some headers are 3 bolt and some have the uppipe made with them. The later 2 I mentioned wont work with the gs up. The newer gs ewg uppipes are v-band. If your wg is also v-band and either 38 or 44mm it will work. Sorry about your misfortune. It will keep melting the boot how it is now.

Adair
06' wrx tr
Phatbotti tuned!
boo-key bear is offline  
#15 Old 10-24-2013, 06:25 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
mpinto19k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 27
mpinto19k is an unknown
It's a 3 bolt header. With the amount of money I've already spent and time Ive spent. I think I'm just gonna take it some where and say fix everything. This is wearing me out.
mpinto19k is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On