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Forum: Newbie Forum   07-25-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By LW_Black4
Nice buy! I want one too as my next car. Will...

Nice buy! I want one too as my next car.
Will keep the '04 WRX as my track machine though.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-07-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By LW_Black4
A 2.2L stroker motor based on an EJ205 is nothing...

A 2.2L stroker motor based on an EJ205 is nothing like a 22B titter, and is not the way to go. I like the high-reving nature of the 2.0L that you get with the short stroke crank.

The 2.2L...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-07-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By LW_Black4
Best Way to Build a 22B Engine

Nice car but great engine. If one wanted to build a 22B engine today, what would be the best path?

The 22B engine has a bore of 96.9 mm, where the 2.0L bore is 92 mm and the 2.5L bore is 99.5 mm
...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-27-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By LW_Black4
From my research so far, there are 3 cam position...

From my research so far, there are 3 cam position sensors on an EJ207. The code I'm getting is for the driver's side rear sensor. The Subaru P/N is: 22056AA091

The JDM rear sensors are not...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-25-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By LW_Black4
Octane ratings will forever be confusing, but...

Octane ratings will forever be confusing, but Canada's best fuel is better than Japan's standard 98 Premium.

"Premium" gasoline in Japan (Japanese Industrial Standards), "IP Plus 100" in Italy,...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-25-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By LW_Black4
EJ207 camshaft position sensor code

Getting this P0356 camshaft position sensor code on my EJ207. It's on Sensor B circuit (Bank 1).

I'm getting this code intermittent, upon hot restarts and stopped on slight inclines, but it goes...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-27-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,801
Posted By LW_Black4
You're breaking new ground, mate. Others will...

You're breaking new ground, mate. Others will appreciate it if you document the 4EAT conversion process.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-26-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,801
Posted By LW_Black4
Too busy for hard parking. :P We're running...

Too busy for hard parking. :P

We're running performance driving events, man!

Our annual Autocross school was this weekend, dubbed the Advanced Driving Clinic.

We're running 4 Beginner...
Forum: Handling Tech   04-26-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By LW_Black4
arcticscythe always has sophisticated advice - he...

arcticscythe always has sophisticated advice - he must be an Engineer like me.

I've had great success with StopTech's Cyro-Stop rotors with their street performance pads for street and occasional...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-22-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,801
Posted By LW_Black4
Got that machine on the road yet?

Got that machine on the road yet?
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-04-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By LW_Black4
You can usually find used factory '04 STi springs...

You can usually find used factory '04 STi springs and put them on replacement KYB Excel-G struts. This is what I plan to do.

It lowers the ride height by less than a centimeter.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-22-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,801
Posted By LW_Black4
It'll be worth the wait, titter From...

It'll be worth the wait, titter

From experience it's best to be patient and do it right the first time. "It's a journey, not a destination."

Pictures too, mate. :)
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-18-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By LW_Black4
So far, I can't find world rally blue Dupli-color...

So far, I can't find world rally blue Dupli-color code 02C either. I need to paint just above the windscreen.

If I find the exact color match I'll pull the front bumper and repaint it as well.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   03-17-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By LW_Black4
Ha ha. titter and I are Canadian (, eh). I...

Ha ha. titter and I are Canadian (, eh).

I paid 4,500 CAD$ for my EJ207, but they really wanted 4,500 US$ for it.

If you can Re & Re it yourself, you're in great shape. Put a new timing belt...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   03-16-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By LW_Black4
Replacement engine options are: 1. Wrecker...

Replacement engine options are:

1. Wrecker replacement with used 2,800 $CAD plus remove & repl. (Re & Re)
2. Stock rebuild approx 4,500 $CAD plus Re & Re
3. Performance rebuild 6,000 $CAD plus...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-18-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By LW_Black4
I'm looking for a new STi of that vintage. I'll...

I'm looking for a new STi of that vintage. I'll take it off your hands for cheap. ;) ;)

I recommend you take it to a qualified mechanic familiar with Subaru turbo motors to get advice, instead of...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-16-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By LW_Black4
Replaced the rear O2 sensor and now no more CEL....

Replaced the rear O2 sensor and now no more CEL. It's as easy as that.

And a big thanks to Adair ( boo-key ) for the surplus sensor.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-12-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By LW_Black4
It's a great idea to start developing a trusting...

It's a great idea to start developing a trusting relationship with a tech or shop familiar with Subaru performance engines, because you'll likely need help in the future.

It's a lot of effort...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-18-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By LW_Black4
It's an Innova OBD II code reader, and it seems...

It's an Innova OBD II code reader, and it seems to work just fine with the JDM ECU. Model No. 3100

I put in Subaru 2004 in the setup.

OBD II Code Reader | Canadian Tire...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-18-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By LW_Black4
That's good info titter. It says rear O2...

That's good info titter. It says rear O2 sensors have a life of 100,000 miles, which is 160,000 km.

My WRX chassis has 312,000 km on it, so it's likely due for a new rear O2 sensor as well.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-18-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,951
Posted By LW_Black4
A stock EJ205 rebuild is good for 300 wHp,...

A stock EJ205 rebuild is good for 300 wHp, although I beefed up the internals of mine with STi connecting rods, forged pistons and ARP head studs.

COBB has a standard build path for our cars that...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-18-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By LW_Black4
NEW Code Reader - Unfortunately Because CEL

I've got an EJ207 with a protune, with about 12,000 trouble-free miles on the engine. Of course, as a used JDM motor it wasn't new when it was installed.

Started to get a temporary solid CEL on...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-06-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,801
Posted By LW_Black4
STi belt is required because of the AVCS. I went...

STi belt is required because of the AVCS. I went with the standard STi Gates belt, rather than the racing one.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-06-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,801
Posted By LW_Black4
I'm running a Perrin inlet in my EJ207, and a new...

I'm running a Perrin inlet in my EJ207, and a new Gates belt.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-05-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,801
Posted By LW_Black4
Love that motor! Tell us a little more about it...

Love that motor! Tell us a little more about it please; what turbo, power, TQ, etc?
Forum: The Hangout   12-23-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By LW_Black4
Next Subaru WRX STI to go hybrid - 2017

(Image and words from Used Cars - New Cars - Search New & Used Cars For Sale - carsales.com.au (http://www.carsales.com.au))

Subaru's new-generation STI to offer petrol-electric power boost and...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-22-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By LW_Black4
Use the ECU that came with the JDM motor, and get...

Use the ECU that came with the JDM motor, and get a protune on it. The tuner can put an e-tune on your USDM ECU and you can swap the ECUs for the e-test and run the JDM ECU day to day.

An...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-22-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,519
Posted By LW_Black4
Those coilovers on an STi got good reviews: ...

Those coilovers on an STi got good reviews:

BC Racing BR series Coilovers
i-Club - Review: BC Racing BR series Coilover for the STI...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-22-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,519
Posted By LW_Black4
Fastwrx.com, Tirerack.com, rallysportdirect.com,...

Fastwrx.com, Tirerack.com, rallysportdirect.com, subarugenuineparts.com, etc. I've been researching the GD platform though, and yours may have fewer upgrade options.

The industry's view is that...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-22-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,519
Posted By LW_Black4
Jason, I'm in the process of sourcing struts...

Jason,

I'm in the process of sourcing struts too for my 'new to me' '04 STi springs. KYB GR-2s (now Excel-Gs) are the OEM replacements, but 15% stronger so at least according to the factory are...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-18-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By LW_Black4
The EJ207 has variable valve timing (AVCS) and...

The EJ207 has variable valve timing (AVCS) and your blown EJ205 does not, and so it's important to use the JDM ECU to run the AVCS. Neetronics put a protune on my JDM ECU for day to day, and an...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-17-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By LW_Black4
mosc He needs the link to the things to look...

mosc
He needs the link to the things to look for when buying a used WRX, and when you read through it your advise suddenly makes all sorts of sense.

There are risks to be avoided, and it's best...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-17-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By LW_Black4
boo-key Adair, where's the axle replacement...

boo-key
Adair, where's the axle replacement link you put together? Is this a DIY or a shop job?
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-17-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By LW_Black4
Welcome and great choice for a first STi. The...

Welcome and great choice for a first STi. The first gen to North America had a great reputation for being a raw, focused driver's car with limited creature comforts. My kind of machine. :)
...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-17-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By LW_Black4
I need to swap the driver's side axle too because...

I need to swap the driver's side axle too because I have a split boot. It's not urgent, but I'm starting to hear noises when turning sharply in low speed turns. It's too late to repair the boot.
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-15-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,041
Posted By LW_Black4
Welcome to the turbo Subaru addiction. It's a...

Welcome to the turbo Subaru addiction. It's a practical performance vehicle with all sorts of upside potential. :)

OEM clutch, as it's forgiving on the drivetrain - especially with power...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-14-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By LW_Black4
Stock is best for future resale, and imagine what...

Stock is best for future resale, and imagine what it would look like flared with normal winter tires.. :crying:

Let us know what you end up with..
Forum: Handling Tech   12-11-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By LW_Black4
We're just getting into the winter so it's not...

We're just getting into the winter so it's not the best time of year to shake down an improved suspension but I'm interested in your impressions when you do get a chance.

What wheels/tires are you...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-10-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,921
Posted By LW_Black4
Nice to see you got the results you expected. I...

Nice to see you got the results you expected. I had no issues with the WRX suspension - it was great day to day - but I know I've going to love the STi suspension at least as much. Flatter cornering...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-10-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By LW_Black4
titter Photos man, photos! :) Have you got...

titter
Photos man, photos! :)
Have you got install photos, and/or before and after photos of the ride height change?
Forum: Handling Tech   12-09-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By LW_Black4
titter I am planning to mount them on '04 STi...

titter
I am planning to mount them on '04 STi struts as well, as a straightforward '04 USDM STi spring/strut upgrade.

I like the stock ride height, and for the '04 models the STi has a 10mm lower...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-09-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By LW_Black4
titter I saw that NASIOC post last night doing...

titter
I saw that NASIOC post last night doing the same research, and my Subaru mechanic says the p/n is not on the springs.

Here's what the seller says: " I tried to fine the PN last night and...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-09-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By LW_Black4
How to confirm actually '04 STi springs?

I'm interested in a local Subaru forum purchase of '04 STi springs. However, the seller is flipping them from a previous forum purchase so I'd like to confirm I'm getting the right item.

Subaru...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-09-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By LW_Black4
An AOS (air-oil separator) is better than a catch...

An AOS (air-oil separator) is better than a catch can because it drains back to the block and you won't have to empty it, but you won't realize the extent of the blow-by either.

If the catch can...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-10-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By LW_Black4
Yup, I think the AOS will help unless it's...

Yup, I think the AOS will help unless it's leaking somewhere I can't yet see.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-10-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By LW_Black4
"Slow is smooth > Smooth is fast" I like it....

"Slow is smooth > Smooth is fast" I like it. :)
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-10-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By LW_Black4
brfatal, I haven't checked for intake oil yet,...

brfatal, I haven't checked for intake oil yet, but I will when I mount the AOS. I'd expect to see blue smoke in the exhaust if I'm burning a lot, and I don't.

It did get a compression test before...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-10-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By LW_Black4
EJ207 Oil Consumption is High

I have an '04 WRX with a JDM EJ207 engine swap (low reported mileage, but unconfirmed).

Since I got it it has been using a liter of oil every 6000km (3570mi). I use it as a daily driver and for...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-09-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By LW_Black4
COBBs tunes are good and I've used them on my WRX...

COBBs tunes are good and I've used them on my WRX until I got the JDM motor. I loved their self-sufficiency and I was content with modest performance increases.

However, please note that they...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-09-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By LW_Black4
Detailing 11 year old WRX wheels

Picked up some Simoniz heavy duty rim cleaner and brushes to clean up my 11 year old WRX wheels with mixed success.

First I scrubbed them with soap and water and let that dry, followed by the HD...
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