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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-16-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By LW_Black4
Aftermarket heat shields are not nearly as...

Aftermarket heat shields are not nearly as effective as the OEM cladding. Best to use a turbo blanket and wrap the downpipe with thermal tape, to manage heat soak.

turbo blanket...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-11-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By LW_Black4
COBB's OTS maps are only compatible with limited...

COBB's OTS maps are only compatible with limited engine mods, and their EBCS is one of them. This is good.

I'd go with their EBCS too so that I can stick with the COBB OTS map collection, because...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-03-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By LW_Black4
Here are the specs for your tune then: Map...

Here are the specs for your tune then:

Map Notes for 2002 - 2005 WRX ...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By LW_Black4
AllExtinct What tune are you running, Chuck? ...

AllExtinct
What tune are you running, Chuck? 19.2 psi is more boost than a COBB Stage 2 OTS map.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-03-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By LW_Black4
AllExtinct The stock turbo becomes a heat pump...

AllExtinct
The stock turbo becomes a heat pump at high rpms at even Stage 2 boost levels, and this is why COBB tapers the boost at high rpms on their Stage 2 maps. Boost levels higher than their...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-03-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By LW_Black4
GD Impreza STi Prodrive Performance Pack

Was the Prodrive a limited edition model, or a dealer- or enthusiast-installed parts package?

Subaru Impreza STI (Type UK) Prodrive Performance Pack
Subaru Impreza STI (Type UK) Prodrive...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-02-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By LW_Black4
It's $exy and totally impressive John but I value...

It's $exy and totally impressive John but I value reliability, and I couldn't afford your sweet machine.
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-27-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By LW_Black4
I'd replace the cam, oil and oil cooler. Check...

I'd replace the cam, oil and oil cooler. Check for metal filings in the oil on the magnetic oil drain plug at the same time, if the cam has worn away.

The oil cooler has tiny passages that trap...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-27-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By LW_Black4
Ferodo DS2500 - 2003-2005 Subaru WRX Front for...

Ferodo DS2500 - 2003-2005 Subaru WRX Front for street and track $152:
Ferodo Ds2500 - 2003-2005 Subaru Wrx Front - Fcp1639h - Pads - Brakes - 2002-2003 - Wrx - Impreza...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-25-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By LW_Black4
I own an '04 WRX too, and I've had the engine...

I own an '04 WRX too, and I've had the engine rebuilt.

We can give you some engine rebuild or replacement guidance, but I'd like to know a little more about the intake cam issue.

Did they say...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-24-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By LW_Black4
By the way, car Club guys say there is...

By the way, car Club guys say there is significantly more blow-by in a built motor because of the forged pistons, especially during warmup, and not to worry about the crankcase ventilation.
...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-22-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By LW_Black4
Thanks to Epic and Keith for helping identify how...

Thanks to Epic and Keith for helping identify how the crankcase ventilation works.

The EJ205 has a center crankcase vent that is connected to the intake manifold and the intake duct through the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-21-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By LW_Black4
Cherry Turbos wants 525 - 675 $CAD to rebuild a...

Cherry Turbos wants 525 - 675 $CAD to rebuild a TD04 turbo.

Add to that a 19T upgrade kit at 153 $CAD plus tax and shipping,

Mitsubishi Upgrade TD04 19T Compressor Housing Wheel [e-Bay]...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   11-21-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By LW_Black4
Yes EGT, sorry. Thanks Chuck [AllExtinct]:)

Yes EGT, sorry. Thanks Chuck [AllExtinct]:)
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   11-21-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By LW_Black4
thekamikaze kid The photo I posted in my...

thekamikaze kid
The photo I posted in my earlier comment to this thread is an Invidia catless up-pipe, and it has a fitting built in for the O2 sensor.

The sensor is also show. I'd wrap the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-20-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By LW_Black4
mikestripes Car club guys think it's from...

mikestripes
Car club guys think it's from shock/vibration - the kind of jarring you get when you hit a speedbump unintentionally at speed.

Vibration is increased with typical performance...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-19-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By LW_Black4
I use my 'ugly stockers' for my winter tire set....

I use my 'ugly stockers' for my winter tire set. And kind of like them. :)
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-17-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By LW_Black4
Drag strips are very hard on drivetrains too,...

Drag strips are very hard on drivetrains too, especially in manual transmission vehicles. An auto tranny's torque converter absorbs some of the shock of drivetrain loading at launch and tends to be...
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   11-17-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,296
Posted By LW_Black4
I like the package deal and don't mind the shirt...

I like the package deal and don't mind the shirt design. I want to be a part of the action that day.

It will make less sense to make our own shirt if most of us are going with the package deal. ...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-16-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By LW_Black4
Vapor separators were weeping oil on the new...

Vapor separators were weeping oil on the new engine, so I changed the gaskets.

Also got some mayonnaise in the vent system, which I didn't expect since I walk to work and only take long trips. ...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-14-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By LW_Black4
crusincolorado : That's some good advice. ...

crusincolorado :

That's some good advice. Please update your profile and even consider starting a build log, as we'd like to see how it's going.

I've done something similar this Summer, so I...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-14-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By LW_Black4
Matt, Might you know if there are any issues...

Matt,
Might you know if there are any issues installing this Whiteline ALK if I don't intend to lower the ride height of my WRX?
Forum: Handling Tech   11-13-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By LW_Black4
Whiteline Anti Lift Kit Handling Upgrade

I'm getting a used Whiteline ALK kit for my '04 WRX (60,000km on it). Woo hoo! :)

http://www.rallysportdirect.com/catalog_photos/products/whiteline/whi_kca359_1_sd.jpg

Discussion Paper...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By LW_Black4
Most guidance I've seen/heard is that an engine...

Most guidance I've seen/heard is that an engine tune is required with the installation of a downpipe.

A catless uppipe and axle-back exhaust alone should not required an engine tune, however a...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-12-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By LW_Black4
Shane, On a limited budget I'm looking for...

Shane,
On a limited budget I'm looking for select go-fast parts and not 'bling'.

However, there are many folks on the site that take great pride in personalization and appearance of their car's...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-11-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By LW_Black4
I want everything working the way it was...

I want everything working the way it was intended. I hate having lights out, leaks, fluid burning smells, steering not centered, or not getting rated boost and power.

I like quality gear,...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-11-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By LW_Black4
boo-key : Subaru p/n for the Oil filler duct...

boo-key :

Subaru p/n for the Oil filler duct O-ring is 21191KA000, and the p/n for the Oil separator covers gaskets are 11832AA031.

Also outer tie rod ends are p/n 34161SA001.

All from my...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-11-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By LW_Black4
Service manual diagram also shows bolt on too,...

Service manual diagram also shows bolt on too, Adair. Wondering how rare these are to source, or if only a Subaru item.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-10-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By LW_Black4
'04 WRX Brake Disc Rotor Covers - Front and Rear

Are there options other than Subaru to source replacement brake disk rotor covers?

http://i.imgur.com/wVnGie3.png
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By LW_Black4
AllExtinct, What needs to be removed to get at...

AllExtinct,
What needs to be removed to get at the crankcase vents and the oil filler neck? The TMIC and some of the accessories at the front of the engine?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   11-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,480
Posted By LW_Black4
There are a few key steps; 1. removing the engine...

There are a few key steps; 1. removing the engine and putting the new one back in, 2. buy a new short- or longblock, or 3. rebuilding the one you have.

All options are quite involved and...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-09-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By LW_Black4
Slight Oil Leak- Crankcase Vents & Oil Filler Neck

Confirmed that the crankcase vents at the top of my EJ205 cylinder heads (both sides) and the oil filler pipe neck have a slight leak on my new engine. Marked it 1. and 2. on the diagram below.
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-08-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By LW_Black4
Yes, I'd keep it as a spare. But pictures are...

Yes, I'd keep it as a spare. But pictures are still helpful and they make the post more interesting. :)
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   11-07-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By LW_Black4
Appreciate it, mate. :)

Appreciate it, mate. :)
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   11-07-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By LW_Black4
Ok Jason, I'm a Google Drive virgin, so please...

Ok Jason,
I'm a Google Drive virgin, so please go easy on me. Here's the log:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0c5RxthoDOpMmc3Q2o2NWJjRFE/view?usp=sharing

For this run (drag race):...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   11-07-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By LW_Black4
arcticscythe, Might you be willing to look at a...

arcticscythe,
Might you be willing to look at a Stage 2 datalog of mine to provide some feedback? I'm new at interpreting them.

If so, how would I send the .csv file to you?

Laz
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   11-06-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By LW_Black4
Opened the log in MS Excel, and then plotted rpm...

Opened the log in MS Excel, and then plotted rpm and Boost against time.

I was trying to confirm rated boost, which is noted on this other log example chart for convenient reference:
...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-06-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By LW_Black4
I'd get a cat-back exhaust and wait for a COBB...

I'd get a cat-back exhaust and wait for a COBB intake, so it'll be compatible with a COBB engine tune. You'll need a COBB AccessPort for that.

I wouldn't do much else to a '15 until after the...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   11-06-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By LW_Black4
Scan down the list under the heading Boost (PSI)...

Scan down the list under the heading Boost (PSI) to look for max boost, to see if you're getting the rated boost for your tune. Compare it to the boost specs in the documents you go with the AP.
...
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   11-05-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By LW_Black4
I've got a classic air freshener. :P ...

I've got a classic air freshener. :P

http://www.city-data.com/forum/automotive/2166916-car-air-fresheners.html
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-05-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By LW_Black4
TD05 16G turbo from eBay?

What's the downside to purchasing an eBay item like this? The price seems incredible - 240 $US. :)

Subaru Impreza WRX STI Big TD05 16g Turbo Charger 2 0L 2 5L EJ20 EJ25 | eBay...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-04-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By LW_Black4
Hmm, I never checked my turbo after I spun the...

Hmm, I never checked my turbo after I spun the engine bearing. It didn't occur to me.

However, the oil filter is designed to keep particulates out of the oil system so none should have made it to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-04-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,379
Posted By LW_Black4
'04 WRX intake gasket ...

'04 WRX intake gasket
http://i.imgur.com/rXciaf4.jpg

'04 WRX TGV gasket
http://i.imgur.com/VqqOH7s.jpg
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-04-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,379
Posted By LW_Black4
turbo up-pipe to header flange bolts: ...

turbo up-pipe to header flange bolts:

http://i.imgur.com/Aa1uCeT.jpg
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   11-03-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By LW_Black4
I want the COBB item, because it's compatible...

I want the COBB item, because it's compatible with their off-the-shelf maps (engine tunes). But I heard that others were actually better if you're running a protune.

http://i.imgur.com/sKAQyyX.jpg...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   11-02-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By LW_Black4
Fuel upgrade means larger injectors and fuel...

Fuel upgrade means larger injectors and fuel pump, to suit the new displacement.

Your EJ205 fuel system was designed for a 2.0L displacement, and will not be adequate for a 2.5L engine.
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   10-30-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By LW_Black4
I love the way you take care of your gear, John. ...

I love the way you take care of your gear, John. That machine is a work of art. :)
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-28-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By LW_Black4
Best to also have an oil spray undercoating...

Best to also have an oil spray undercoating applied to prevent corrosion. They spray inside the panel.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   10-28-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By LW_Black4
The bore diameter of the 2 engines are different,...

The bore diameter of the 2 engines are different, with the EJ257 using a 99.5mm bore and the EJ205 using a Bore: 92mm bore.

The EJ205 heads are designed for the smaller bore and therefore it's...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   10-27-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By LW_Black4
Chuck, Which banjo bolt is leaking, using the...

Chuck,
Which banjo bolt is leaking, using the reference numbers on the diagram I put up?
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