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Forum: Midwest WRX Forum   02-01-2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,376
Posted By Fidrat
I don't know about "dsm" but P&L Motorsports is...

I don't know about "dsm" but P&L Motorsports is FAMOUS!!! I will drive one extra hour for "famous".

Here is how it went...http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f52/getting-tune-monday-51897/
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-06-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Fidrat
OK, I'll try to answer all this as best I can....

OK, I'll try to answer all this as best I can. Just so you know I have never tuned a car in the modern sense of the word. (with a computer) The last time I tuned a car was with a SUN machine and a...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-06-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Fidrat
NO!!! Just the oppisite! If I had good gas...

NO!!! Just the oppisite! If I had good gas (93oct)I could get away with using an AP...Maybe! I don't gamble with "maybes"

Last I checked catless and 91oct with an AP on a 02-03 WRX is a NOGO!
...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-06-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Fidrat
GSMNZ Drat! I had a glimmer of hope that I could...

GSMNZ Drat! I had a glimmer of hope that I could use an Accessport v3. Damn crappy gas! I think my ECU could have handled it. And you say the AP can handle the catless thing. The only other thing...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-06-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Fidrat
You are correct sir. The 2.5L WRX started in 06....

You are correct sir. The 2.5L WRX started in 06. I must be getting old. My memory is slipping.:laugh:
It still has a different ECU and what about the 91 octane thing?
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-05-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Fidrat
I don't think this will work if you run 91...

I don't think this will work if you run 91 octane. Unless something has changed since the last time I looked. I also want to add you have a different engine and ECU. 2.5L VS 2.0L
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-05-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Fidrat
This is true for 04 WRX and up AND without the...

This is true for 04 WRX and up AND without the mods I suggested. And this is true too. "Even if the car doesn't care at all you will see better power and reliability with a proper tune."

Does it...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-05-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Fidrat
For the 02-03 this is FALSE!!! And I have proved...

For the 02-03 this is FALSE!!! And I have proved it! It is still true for all others.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-05-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Fidrat
Well first off read this...

Well first off read this http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f52/my-evil-plan-build-thread-50946/ (You too arcticscythe) Skip to page 4 post #60 of that thread. You don't need an access port with a 02-03...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-05-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Fidrat
Nice choice. My second favorite year. The only...

Nice choice. My second favorite year. The only problem is you have to re-tune for every mod. My favorite is the 03 WRX. It has a much more forgiving ECU! You can "bolt-on" to your hearts content....
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-11-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Fidrat
PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow H16 That is all...<a...

PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow H16 That is all...<a href="http://s135.photobucket.com/user/fidrat/media/JDM%20headlights/IMG_1099_zpsfe566982.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-29-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 520
Posted By Fidrat
The "rumbling noise" comes from unequal length...

The "rumbling noise" comes from unequal length headers not a resonator. The resonator tunes the sound much like the slide on a trombone. Its position and size affect the sound.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-27-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
The outside of my turbo is bone dry. here is a...

The outside of my turbo is bone dry. here is a video of the smoke. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3nv85tV_943Z1NOVGZHUktyc0k no it's not cold out. It's 78 deg.

I was thinking of sending my...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-27-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
I just got back from looking at the turbo and it...

I just got back from looking at the turbo and it looks clean and dry. Nothing is leaking anywhere. I washed my air filter and I'm gonna' let it dry overnight before I oil it. I took my bro to the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-27-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
I don't like just ripping into things either....

I don't like just ripping into things either. This is my DD and I can't afford any downtime. I did all my mods with zero downtime. The filter is a K&N drop-in but it's been a long time since I've...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-27-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
It's blue alright,bluer than I think I've ever...

It's blue alright,bluer than I think I've ever seen. Also no soot on the tailpipe like on my bros Masdaspeed3. Today I'll replace the air filter,look closer at the turbo. (I hate taking off the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-27-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
What is a CHRA ? Also this smoke smells different...

What is a CHRA ? Also this smoke smells different than my GFs 3000gt that smokes at startup.(valve stem seals) maybe that's just what burnt synthetic smells like. Could I have something as simple as...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-26-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
DAMN!!! I spoke too soon. I came off the highway...

DAMN!!! I spoke too soon. I came off the highway and went to the car wash. I waited my turn. No blue smoke. Then I went to a drive through just around the corner. While I was waiting for my food here...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-25-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
No smoke again today. I think we got this licked....

No smoke again today. I think we got this licked. Thanks for the help and good info about oil catch cans and stuff.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-25-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Fidrat
Automatic=no sale.:(

Automatic=no sale.:(
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-25-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Fidrat
Start at $7,000 take up to $8,500 no more. Get...

Start at $7,000 take up to $8,500 no more. Get the price down with things like, timing belt needs replaced at 105,000mi,stock radiator will crack at upper hose at around 100,000mi and should be...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-24-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
Only when its idle after driving highway 30 min...

Only when its idle after driving highway 30 min or more. HOWEVER...NO SMOKE TODAY!!!:D I'm thinking (fingers crossed) It was the PCV and it took 3 days for the oil to burn out of where it shouldn't...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-24-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
The one and only one in the intake manifold. ...

The one and only one in the intake manifold.

Let me describe my pics #1-#4
#1 The hole
#2 is a 3-way pipe connection. (not a valve) pictured holding it upside down. One tube plugs into the hole...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-23-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
I replaced the valve with a new one . Did I miss...

I replaced the valve with a new one . Did I miss something?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-22-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
Well I got the intercooler off and found nothing...

Well I got the intercooler off and found nothing like the pics . The pics were for an STi 2.5L not a WRX 2.0L<a...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-21-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
I finally figured out how to get pics off my...

I finally figured out how to get pics off my phone. This photo is my first!:laugh: See the oily hose? I'm going out right now and get some carb cleaner and take apart my PCV system and clean it up. I...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-18-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
Thanks, The pics of the oil separator really help...

Thanks, The pics of the oil separator really help me get the lay of the land. Too bad IAG doesn't make the kit for the 02-07 WRX anymore. The oldest kit I can find is for 08 and up. Unless you can...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-17-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
It's the 2 pipes that go across the front of the...

It's the 2 pipes that go across the front of the intercooler. The one with the 90deg bend that goes down to the turbo inlet. The oil is at the connection of the rubber hose and the metal pipe and...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-16-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fidrat
Oily tubes and blue smoke!

This pic shows the tube I'm talking about. I've got oil at the point where the rubber hose connects to the metal 90deg tube The rubber hose goes down to the inlet hose where there also is oil. I can...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-15-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,552
Posted By Fidrat
The "AA" code trannys have thinner gears. All the...

The "AA" code trannys have thinner gears. All the 5-speeds from 02 to 07 are a clam-shell design. They are prone to spread apart under heavy shock loads. Stick to under 350WHP don't drag race it, use...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-15-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,552
Posted By Fidrat
That's 217,480mi to us stupid Americans. Engine...

That's 217,480mi to us stupid Americans. Engine (motors are electric) swap at 211,266mi. Saw 2015s blow with less than 12,427mi. Saw GC imprezas close to 310,686mi.

Weak trannies are from 02 to...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-01-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By Fidrat
Go with OEM or Exedy OEM replacement. Exedy...

Go with OEM or Exedy OEM replacement. Exedy makes the OEM one so it is the same thing. Whatever is cheaper or most available.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-10-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By Fidrat
I also had a power steering fluid leak. It was...

I also had a power steering fluid leak. It was the High Pressure Power Steering Hose. The replacement part was far too expensive so I went aftermarket. The first one I got didn't work out so I had to...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-10-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By Fidrat
Stock modded heat shield is best....

Stock modded heat shield is best. http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f52/favorite-heat-shield-40402/. Wrap your downpipe with DEI Titanium Exhaust / Header Wrap 2in x 50ft DEI 010127 | Heat Isolation &...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-22-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By Fidrat
I couldn't have said it better myself. I was...

I couldn't have said it better myself. I was going to use a 5mm just to clear my brakes with my stock rims (snow tires) after a brake upgrade. Just say NO.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-21-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By Fidrat
Take some pictures of the problem so we can help....

Take some pictures of the problem so we can help. It should look like this... If it doesn't, you have some work to do.

<a...
Forum: The Hangout   03-19-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Fidrat
130,000mi!!!

I just hit 130,000mi today! :D Runs GREAT!!!:rocks:
Original owner (03 WRX)
Original engine (no rebuild)
Original turbo

I can't help wondering when somethings gonna' pop!:o I mean where is my...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-06-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,170
Posted By Fidrat
WRXes assembled in America? I have to admit I...

WRXes assembled in America? I have to admit I have never heard of this. Last I heard if it says WRX it came from Ota Gunma Japan. I just Googled it and it seems in 2016 they are going to START...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-06-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,759
Posted By Fidrat
Thanks,It was but there was more to it than that....

Thanks,It was but there was more to it than that. In the spring of that year I was only getting about 160WHP stock. With bolt-ons and no tune I was getting about 34 more WHP. Then I broke a vacuum...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-05-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,759
Posted By Fidrat
At this point I'm as ready as I'll ever be for my...

At this point I'm as ready as I'll ever be for my tune. Here is a thread that I generated around this time.

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f52/getting-tune-monday-51897/

That tells MOST of the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-05-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,759
Posted By Fidrat
If I had it to do over I'd have gotten a bigger...

If I had it to do over I'd have gotten a bigger sheet and covered the air box and the underside of the heat shield. I had no idea it would be so effective. Reflects 80% radiant heat continuous...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-04-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,759
Posted By Fidrat
<a...

<a href="http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/fidrat24/media/IMG_2349_zpslsfwmind.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag309/fidrat24/IMG_2349_zpslsfwmind.jpg"...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-16-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,759
Posted By Fidrat
This stuff is easy to work with. It cuts with...

This stuff is easy to work with. It cuts with ordinary scissors or a hobby knife. It molds itself to irregular shapes quite well. If you screw up it peels off easily so you can try again. I also made...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-15-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,759
Posted By Fidrat
The 1st thing I did was to straighten out the...

The 1st thing I did was to straighten out the fins and pick out the bugs and rocks. Then I scrubbed it down with a degreaser and dried it off with a hair drier. Next I cut out 2 pieces of cardboard...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-14-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,759
Posted By Fidrat
<a...

<a href="http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/fidrat24/media/IMG_2381_zps0087731a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag309/fidrat24/IMG_2381_zps0087731a.jpg"...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-11-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,312
Posted By Fidrat
Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC...

Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533787) Read it, learn it, know it, live it.:D
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-06-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,759
Posted By Fidrat
Now it's getting close to my tune date. It's mid...

Now it's getting close to my tune date. It's mid June and my tune is coming up on August 11 2014. After my tune my Subies credit card will be maxed out. Saddened by the fact that the money for my...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-03-2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,759
Posted By Fidrat
Well, brfatal doesn't like Mishimoto and...

Well, brfatal doesn't like Mishimoto and AllExtinct likes Samco. Samco has a extra layer of silicone and a better reputation. So I went with that. Sure, Mishimoto comes with clamps and has a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-02-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,759
Posted By Fidrat
This is a review I plucked from RSD I didn't see...

This is a review I plucked from RSD I didn't see this review before I got my Samco kit. I looked at some other WRXes at my autocross events that had the Mishimoto kit and they looked like they didn't...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-01-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,759
Posted By Fidrat
I think Perrin makes one too if you want to stick...

I think Perrin makes one too if you want to stick with that brand. Not sure about the intercooler hose kit. Some have had trouble with the length of the BOV hose. I did not.
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