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Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-05-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,872
Posted By WRXParamedic
Adjusted the clutch lever 1.5 turns and wow,...

Adjusted the clutch lever 1.5 turns and wow, problem solved. No engagement with pedal to the floor and easier shifts. Thanks.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-04-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,872
Posted By WRXParamedic
I did bleed it last night 4X and did see bubbles...

I did bleed it last night 4X and did see bubbles come through the clear hose I attached to the valve, although I bled it with the slave still attached to the trans. I'll try adjusting the pedal....
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-04-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,872
Posted By WRXParamedic
clutch engagement / hard to shift

I recently had my clutch replaced on my 05 WRX wagon. As I drove it home I noticed that with the clutch pedal to the floor in 1st (stopped) it starts grabbing and slowly pulling the car forward. I...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-07-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By WRXParamedic
Flywheel substitution???

My mechanic is installing new clutch on my 05 WRX 2.0 and told me that my flywheel was beyond repair and needs to be replced. He wanted $300!!! I ordered on from a salvage yard and they had shipped...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-01-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,357
Posted By WRXParamedic
No leaks or problems, it just doesn't blow cold...

No leaks or problems, it just doesn't blow cold like an American car would... Wife's Cobalt blows 35F air with more powerful blower on a 100F day....lowest mine was is 45F at 100F. It has been...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-27-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,357
Posted By WRXParamedic
Oh, BTW, I bought a can of name brand 134A and...

Oh, BTW, I bought a can of name brand 134A and the instructions advised to fill it to 50-55 psi according to 105F ambient temp. WRONG! My compressor started making all kinds of racket around 50 psi...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-27-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,357
Posted By WRXParamedic
Air Conditioner Problem???

I have a 05 WRX wagon stage 2. Ever since I got the car a few years ago the AC has never been really cool. Last week topped it off with 134A to factory specs and made a little difference. I put a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-20-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,435
Posted By WRXParamedic
Oh I know it basco. the turnpike I drive on is 75...

Oh I know it basco. the turnpike I drive on is 75 mph and I....ummm...keep up with traffic. I admit that I'm a little OCD and usually leave with just enough time to get there going 80. I'm currently...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-20-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,435
Posted By WRXParamedic
Thank you pzr2874. That's the answer I was...

Thank you pzr2874. That's the answer I was looking for. I fell victim to online advertising and they got me, hook line and sinker.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-20-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,435
Posted By WRXParamedic
Pulstar Plugs?

Well hello! It's been a while. Ive been running stage 2 on my 05 wagon for the last 40K with no real problems yet with the exception of a worn out slipping clutch. Thanks to you guys and gals it's...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   09-14-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 749
Posted By WRXParamedic
Smoking while idling

I've been very happy running stage 2 for the last 20K and no real problems have arose. A few months ago there was bluish oil smoke coming out of the exhaust only when idling and the problem went away...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-14-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By WRXParamedic
Yeah, I've done my fair share of researching the...

Yeah, I've done my fair share of researching the overhaul process and going to do it myself in a month or so and have a professional balance it. I'll let you all how it goes.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-12-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By WRXParamedic
Turbo overhaul???

So I have an 05 wagon with 90k, XPT stage 2, TBE. couple weeks ago exhaust started smoking right about the time it heats up and only when idling. I figured it was the turbo so I picked one up (td04)...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-30-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By WRXParamedic
No protune yet, but enough said. I'll stick with...

No protune yet, but enough said. I'll stick with the stocker td04 cause I haven't the $$$ for new injectors. Thanks a bunch, you guys are awesome!
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-30-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By WRXParamedic
Could I still use stock blue injectors with 16g?

Could I still use stock blue injectors with 16g?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-30-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By WRXParamedic
New turbo?

I have an 05 with tbe and xpt stage 2 tune. A week ago my exhaust started smoking only when idling and only when the exhaust has heated up. From the research I've done I've determined this is a bad...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   01-03-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,822
Posted By WRXParamedic
I used to have 6000K which is pretty much the...

I used to have 6000K which is pretty much the most popular aftermarket color. "Hey, that 95 nissan sentra has HID's..." Yeah, thats probably 6000K aka arctic white. and as I've said in previous post...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-03-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By WRXParamedic
I would say it's normal for it to do it. I've...

I would say it's normal for it to do it. I've never experienced it in mine but I did have a Saturn with a 5 speed automatic that would go into neutral on it's own when ABS was operating and engine...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-03-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 781
Posted By WRXParamedic
My Heat Wrap Is Gone!

So for the last week snow and ice have been on the ground in Tulsa and neighborhood roads which always suck and are like a wagon trail. (two ruts from tires with piled up ice in the middle) So Me and...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   01-03-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,822
Posted By WRXParamedic
I bought mine from some place in china 1.5 years...

I bought mine from some place in china 1.5 years ago off of ebay and haven't had a prob yet but my buddy and my brother bought from the same place and one ballast in each kit didn't work. Both of...
Forum: The Hangout   10-25-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By WRXParamedic
I went with OS tuning cause I'm a broke ass. The...

I went with OS tuning cause I'm a broke ass. The tactrix cable set me back only $130 and a XPT stage 2 map was $55. HUGE power increase. The only bad thing was that I'm not that computer savvy and...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-24-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,905
Posted By WRXParamedic
I put a stage 2 map on my car and I did see...

I put a stage 2 map on my car and I did see increase by 4 MPG on a road trip vs the same route without EM. BUT that is not always the case. With an increase in power it is hard to keep from having a...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   10-19-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,681
Posted By WRXParamedic
That's awesome! Ever since my teen days I've been...

That's awesome! Ever since my teen days I've been that guy that goes to lowes or Home Depot to make a CAI or ram air induction for my car or a friend. I really didn't wanna cut any corners with my...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-16-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,627
Posted By WRXParamedic
****REVISED FORMULA**** After a month or...

****REVISED FORMULA****


After a month or so a very small spot peeled off my left headlight. A buddy and I did an entire fleet of police cars that see way more elements than my garage parked car....
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-16-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,010
Posted By WRXParamedic
Yes, very true. At my work we have a nitrogen...

Yes, very true. At my work we have a nitrogen concentrator to fill ambulance tires. I've since filled every friend or family's tires with it, for over a year now and nobody has had to add air cause...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-09-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By WRXParamedic
I've had that same problem with other cars but it...

I've had that same problem with other cars but it was when the tank was low and it was water in poor quality gas. Generally a stopped up fuel filter will make it hard to start, low power unless you...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-09-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By WRXParamedic
Come to think of it my 12 gauge equipped with an...

Come to think of it my 12 gauge equipped with an 18 in barrel and pistol grip would fit nicely and legal in Ok but inaccessible in a hurry if baddies are on my tail...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-09-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By WRXParamedic
Yup, wagon only. I guess I coulda used it back in...

Yup, wagon only. I guess I coulda used it back in my teen years to stash....ummm things in.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   10-09-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,641
Posted By WRXParamedic
Sweet looking ride!!! I wish mine was that sharp...

Sweet looking ride!!! I wish mine was that sharp looking. Mine is a tornado survivor and has nics, dings and poorly done bodywork all over it...Oh well, it knocked off a couple G's when I bought it...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-09-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By WRXParamedic
Mystery Compartment

I've had my car for over a year now and I think this is maybe the second time I've even opened it. It looks as though it is made specifically for something...looks like a small trailer jack fits???...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   10-02-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By WRXParamedic
Thats exactly what I thought when I first opened...

Thats exactly what I thought when I first opened the hood of my 05. I saw an unoccupied bolt hole on the intercooler mount and figured something was taken off by the previous owner but looking under...
Forum: Handling Tech   09-26-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 677
Posted By WRXParamedic
So I changed my front pads and...

I did a bunch of research on brake pads and found that the best pads in my budget were Performance Friction carbon metallic. The lowest price I could find on the net was $110.00. Discouraged at that...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-13-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By WRXParamedic
BTW, I checked 3X for boost leaks and there is no...

BTW, I checked 3X for boost leaks and there is no possibility.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-13-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By WRXParamedic
Peak Boost

Ok, so I have XPT stage 2 and it says to adjust peak boost to 16.8 psi in 4th gear and should be around 16 psi in 5th. I turned the actuator arm 5X and I get 16 psi in 4th and 17 in 5th... the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-11-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By WRXParamedic
Ok, I take that back. After looking at my rear...

Ok, I take that back. After looking at my rear door turmic is right, there's not enough room in the door for it to go down all the way.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-11-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By WRXParamedic
It won't work because of the speakers. The...

It won't work because of the speakers. The speakers in the front are raised out of the door 1/2 inch so the window will clear the magnet and on the rear they are not. Most vehicles after about 95...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-11-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By WRXParamedic
05 map on an 04?

A friend of mine with an 04 WRX wants me to upload the stage 2 map that I have for an 05. I told him that it may F up his car, right?
Forum: Rallycross/Rally Tech   09-10-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,871
Posted By WRXParamedic
I'd say get some engine management and milk every...

I'd say get some engine management and milk every ounce of power out of the stock setup and when you upgrade anything you can upload an ECU map that supports it. I went with Open Source tuning that...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-10-2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,655
Posted By WRXParamedic
NGK Iridium. Maybe 6 bucks each if I can find...

NGK Iridium. Maybe 6 bucks each if I can find them on sale. They last forever and they're a higher quality plug than anything else I've used. Usually is OEM replacement part on most high aspirated...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-09-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,655
Posted By WRXParamedic
I did the same thing and got TBE and catless...

I did the same thing and got TBE and catless uppipe and ran it for a year on my 05 without trouble till 2 weeks ago. It started smelling really rich idling with white smoke and spark plugs were white...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-06-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,627
Posted By WRXParamedic
I didn't take any pics cause they weren't that...

I didn't take any pics cause they weren't that bad to begin with. Just a little sandblasted from last winter but is completely smooth with no imperfections and is so shiny that it looks brand new. I...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-05-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,627
Posted By WRXParamedic
Headlight Restoration, The Best Formula Yet!

Every car I've owned that had plastic headlight lenses has done one of three things, 1. Become cloudy 2. Became yellow 3. Became rough with a porous white texture. I've tried everything from rubbing...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-02-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By WRXParamedic
I decided to not add LC because my clutch slips a...

I decided to not add LC because my clutch slips a little if I get on it out of 1st and it's about time to replace the timing belt and don't want to add clutch to that list. I know I would abuse it if...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-01-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By WRXParamedic
Read Blow Off Valves 101 in the FAQ section.

Read Blow Off Valves 101 in the FAQ section.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-01-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By WRXParamedic
I Love My Car Even More Now!

Just uploaded XPT stage 2 and boosting around 16.8 psi. I've never been through first gear that quick! Thanks for the help in all the good advice and my rhetorical questions. I opted not to add the...
Forum: The Hangout   08-30-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By WRXParamedic
I like it, it got bookmarked. Maybe we should...

I like it, it got bookmarked. Maybe we should pitch in and buy him a better digital camera so he can keep on keepin on...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-30-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,486
Posted By WRXParamedic
Thanks for the help. Thinking about using XPT...

Thanks for the help. Thinking about using XPT stage 2 with launch control. This site rocks!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-29-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,486
Posted By WRXParamedic
Sorry for the typo, I've since researched the...

Sorry for the typo, I've since researched the process and and free base maps vs. customized but can't find out when to add and remove the reflash connector that it said I needed on an 05.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-29-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,486
Posted By WRXParamedic
Thanks for the help. I'm that I will have to pay...

Thanks for the help. I'm that I will have to pay for all maps???
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-29-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,486
Posted By WRXParamedic
ECU Flash And Stage 2 Maps???

Ok, So I got a Tactrix 1.3U on order and have downloaded ECUFLASH. I feel dumb for asking but what now? How and where do I get a stage 2 map to put on my car? Do I have to pay or can I obtain one for...
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