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Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-25-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Vew
It's been a few years since I've been working in...

It's been a few years since I've been working in the industry, but let me try to address at least some of your concerns.

Concern 1: Again, I haven't been keeping up. Best way to figure it out is...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-23-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Vew
Doh, you're correct. My mistake.

Doh, you're correct. My mistake.
Forum: The Hangout   07-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Vew
I believe a security system is standard (with...

I believe a security system is standard (with immobilizer). However, you can buy the shock sensor addition as an additional accessory. Depending on the package it came with, it's possible it came...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-18-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Vew
Removed b/c incorrect I've also seen it come...

Removed b/c incorrect

I've also seen it come on when a wheel bearing is starting to go bad, but there are usually other symptoms that go along with this.
Forum: The Hangout   06-29-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By Vew
I recommend people cropping out/covering their...

I recommend people cropping out/covering their location information.

Had to roll the map back since the newest photo the WRX was in the garage.
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Here's one with my Outback beater and...
Forum: The Hangout   06-25-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By Vew
FOUND THE G** **** LEAK! Apparently, it's the...

FOUND THE G** **** LEAK! Apparently, it's the feed line on top of my TD0518G. Every time I rev up the engine and let the RPMs die down, I see a little squirt of fresh oil come out somewhere a...
Forum: The Hangout   06-23-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By Vew
Glad I'm not the only one debating on keeping or...

Glad I'm not the only one debating on keeping or fixing. Yes, the car is paid off. She's just seen better days over the 112k miles on her.
Forum: The Hangout   06-23-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By Vew
I like your train of thought. It's true, a new...

I like your train of thought. It's true, a new vehicle will never recoup the costs of repairing an old one, and this is something I try to hold onto. What will most likely happen is I will repair the...
Forum: The Hangout   06-23-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By Vew
Unhappy Old car problems

WRX is 10 years old this year! I have more problems on her than my 14 year old Outback, so it goes to say modding does kill reliability (but we all know that). I've even tried to move away from the...
Forum: The Hangout   04-15-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Vew
I do it with a hose. I cover the alternator with...

I do it with a hose. I cover the alternator with aluminum foil (be careful not to short to the + terminal) and bag the filter. I don't rinse first. Cover the entire engine bay in P21S Total Auto...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-10-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Vew
The LEDs do not have a heat sink that I'm aware...

The LEDs do not have a heat sink that I'm aware of. It's made up of about 5 PCBs so it produces a 360 beam. It also has heat shrink over the current driver. They do give off a slight blueish color,...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-09-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Vew
LED License Plate Bulbs

So, I had a bad problem with one busting. I guess water leaked in, caused a bulb to overheat and melted part of the housing. This caused new bulbs to not last as long. Decided to replace them both...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-27-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Vew
Did the piston seize or did the sliding pin...

Did the piston seize or did the sliding pin seize? Remember to lube your sliding pins every time you install new brake pads to prevent the latter.
Forum: The Hangout   01-31-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 20,410
Posted By Vew
Tried to start my car last night and the battery...

Tried to start my car last night and the battery just didn't have enough juice. Having it sit for over 4 weeks straight because (summer tires) of this snow and the cold garage must have just drained...
Forum: Handling Tech   01-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,591
Posted By Vew
I like people bringing up old posts. Just means...

I like people bringing up old posts. Just means people are using the search function!

Perrin on top of other personal bad experiences has left a sour taste in my mouth even excluding this...
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   01-28-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,434
Posted By Vew
Sorry, I literally have two weddings I'm supposed...

Sorry, I literally have two weddings I'm supposed to go to on the same day that weekend. I can only go to one since they're in different states.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   01-09-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By Vew
Tearing the bumper? I mount mine with a dozen zip...

Tearing the bumper? I mount mine with a dozen zip ties. The ties are rated for 60lbs, so they snap off easily if i hit or scrap something hard. By then I can hear the lip scraping which gives me time...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-09-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Vew
I have 108kmiles with the original stock clutch,...

I have 108kmiles with the original stock clutch, and I've had over 300whp+ since.. well over 50kmiles. Sounds like abuse or poor clutch technique.

I have two friends, both had to change their...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   01-09-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By Vew
I use a poly v-limited replica to protect my...

I use a poly v-limited replica to protect my bottom end. Looks good and no more missing paint from the bottom of my bumper.

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My bumper has seen better days..
Forum: Site Announcements   01-02-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,528
Posted By Vew
Doing an Advance Search is difficult since there...

Doing an Advance Search is difficult since there is no direct button. Have to go thru a complicated route by using "search this forum" then "advance search".

Also, selecting a different search...
Forum: The Hangout   01-02-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Vew
Your Google fu is weak. HU in question is a...

Your Google fu is weak. HU in question is a Pioneer FH-X700BT.

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f56/what-did-you-do-your-car-today-36666/index6.html#post325929
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   12-23-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,993
Posted By Vew
Tomorrow? No no no. Don't make them work on...

Tomorrow? No no no. Don't make them work on Christmas Eve! I think we can wait a little longer.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-22-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,450
Posted By Vew
Thanks. A member ended up helping me out with the...

Thanks. A member ended up helping me out with the clamps. Got it all installed and in working order today (was in the upper 60s today). However, not I lost all power steering after trying to rebuild...
Forum: Gulf Coast WRX Forum   12-22-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By Vew
Wow, you guys are awesome for willing to go that...

Wow, you guys are awesome for willing to go that far. Completely, UNnecessary. I was thinking maybe 30min or less away lol. Anyway, after closer inspection of the stickers, I think this car is just a...
Forum: Gulf Coast WRX Forum   12-21-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By Vew
I'm not sure. I'm only really familiar with the...

I'm not sure. I'm only really familiar with the folks near us.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-20-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By Vew
Good you found the problem. Before putting in new...

Good you found the problem. Before putting in new bulbs, use your multimeter to verify the voltage so you don't toast the new set.
Forum: Gulf Coast WRX Forum   12-20-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By Vew
Exclamation El Paso, TX members - could use your help

Helping a friend look at a WRX that's over at one of the dealerships there. Locally, it's 1800 miles so for us to come check it out is out of the question unless it's to pick it up.

Can anyone...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-18-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,492
Posted By Vew
Stickied

Stickied
Forum: Site Announcements   12-18-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,528
Posted By Vew
Mentions and reply notifications in our user CP...

Mentions and reply notifications in our user CP are nice, but it's frustrating I can get an email, and info on it, but no actual link to click to the topic. I have to search for it.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-15-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By Vew
You should not be having to jump/change your...

You should not be having to jump/change your battery so often. However, each time the battery dies, it loses some of it life. There's a few possibilities. You've already checked for corrosion. Maybe...
Forum: Site Announcements   12-13-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,528
Posted By Vew
Can confirm this is fixed.

Can confirm this is fixed.
Forum: Site Announcements   12-12-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,528
Posted By Vew
I may not have used it enough, but it seems the...

I may not have used it enough, but it seems the "new skin" makes it very difficult, or doesn't allow you to see new posts since your last check, rendering "Mark Forums Read" useless. (just figured...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-12-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By Vew
I use a 20oz mountain dew bottle.

I use a 20oz mountain dew bottle.
Forum: Site Announcements   12-12-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,528
Posted By Vew
I went to full version on my phone just to check...

I went to full version on my phone just to check it out. Now I can't return to the mobile version.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-11-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
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Views: 1,506
Posted By Vew
Although the thread contains helpful information,...

Although the thread contains helpful information, it doesn't really contain enough organized technical information to warrant a sticky. It's heavily weighed toward brands and cosmetic opinion which...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-10-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By Vew
Is this a trick question? Are you missing yours?

Is this a trick question? Are you missing yours?
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-10-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
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Views: 1,506
Posted By Vew
EGT (exhaust temperature) has been helpful for me...

EGT (exhaust temperature) has been helpful for me because there have been a few times trying to keep up with other vehicles at high speeds where I've come close to the melting point of aluminum....
Forum: The Hangout   12-10-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Vew
Ah, that makes more sense. Anyone not familiar...

Ah, that makes more sense. Anyone not familiar with Subaru's SI drive.

SUBARU | Subaru Technology | SI-DRIVE (http://www.subaru-global.com/tec_sidrive.html)
Forum: The Hangout   12-10-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Vew
Seems like a gimmick to me. I've never noticed a...

Seems like a gimmick to me. I've never noticed a delay in throttle response. Only time I have was with a piggy back UTEC when it switched tables from closed loop to open. Then again, I also don't...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-10-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
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Views: 1,506
Posted By Vew
My tuner runs a cable thru the trunk and to the...

My tuner runs a cable thru the trunk and to the muffler during the road tune portion.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-10-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
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Views: 1,506
Posted By Vew
Thread title spelling fixed I would get...

Thread title spelling fixed


I would get boost. I also have EGT which has been helpful, but I'd ask the tuning shop you're going to. A wideband o2 is crucial (most expensive too). However, I know...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   12-10-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By Vew
Stock offset being +53

Stock offset being +53
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-10-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By Vew
Starting from a stop on a hill isn't fun either...

Starting from a stop on a hill isn't fun either with a light flywheel.
Forum: PRO Import Tuners   12-09-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Vew
Do you guys carry small t-bolt clamps, or non...

Do you guys carry small t-bolt clamps, or non perforated worm style clamps for radiator hoses? I don't want to use the ones at Lowes for fear of over tightening and damaging the silicone hoses I'm...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-09-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By Vew
Check to make sure you're not low on coolant...

Check to make sure you're not low on coolant first. Then thermostat.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-06-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,450
Posted By Vew
Man, of all people, I'd be the one to forget that...

Man, of all people, I'd be the one to forget that one of our vendors probably carries them. It's actually being delivered to me today. I was a little too annoyed/excited when I decided to buy a new...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-05-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By Vew
Probably either at the hose at the top of the...

Probably either at the hose at the top of the radiator, or where mine is leaking now which is the top where the plastic meets the aluminum.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-05-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,450
Posted By Vew
I got a Koyo with a set of black Samco hoses. I'm...

I got a Koyo with a set of black Samco hoses. I'm debating on reusing the hose clamps since I'm afraid of worm style digging into the silicone material and damaging them. I could get a set of...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-04-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,450
Posted By Vew
Thanks for the info everyone. I just got the top...

Thanks for the info everyone. I just got the top row crack of death in mine today. More Xmas vacation fun in the garage. Looks like I'll go with Koyo.
Forum: Handling Tech   12-03-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Vew
I do not envy you having to replace all those...

I do not envy you having to replace all those bushings. I had the 2nd edition of that book. Good information.
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