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Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-30-2013, 09:28 AM
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Posted By jakewest209
ok... that helps somewhat, do you know if the...

ok... that helps somewhat, do you know if the dipstick is supposed to have an F or L ? or some kind of marking?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-29-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By jakewest209
unless i am confusing t with the transmission...

unless i am confusing t with the transmission dipstick? it in the engine compartment, passenger side... oh and if it hepls its a manual tranny
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-29-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By jakewest209
Front Diff dipstick question

Ok, so i have a small slow leak from my front differential. and i noticed today when i pulled out the dipstick, that there is no marks for full and low... I'm not sure if there is suppoed to be, but...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-20-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,929
Posted By jakewest209
hmm.. no check engine light on mine, i guess I...

hmm.. no check engine light on mine, i guess I can ask what they would charge to look it over and try and give me an explanation for the leak though.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-20-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,929
Posted By jakewest209
they do a diagnostics check for free? I have...

they do a diagnostics check for free? I have never thought about that. I'm assuming that if i take it in for a diagnostics check, they will check everything... probably hoping to get my money...?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-19-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,929
Posted By jakewest209
yes, i rubbed it down with oil... like i said,...

yes, i rubbed it down with oil... like i said, this is the 4th filter and i still leaking, its driving me crazy!!!!
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-13-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,929
Posted By jakewest209
supposedly its leaking from the filter, he put...

supposedly its leaking from the filter, he put another one on... its still leaking. I think im going to have to clean everything as best i can and try and find the area its leaking from, i just dont...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-11-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,929
Posted By jakewest209
but do you think a non-suby filter could cause an...

but do you think a non-suby filter could cause an oil leaking problem??? the mechanic i took it too even put another filter on... still leaking...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-08-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,929
Posted By jakewest209
well. i resorted to taking the car into a...

well. i resorted to taking the car into a mechanic i trust, but still i hate doing so... he looked it over, and only found that it seems to be leaking only from the filter.... this is the 3rd filter...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-02-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,929
Posted By jakewest209
did you ever get a chance to look at your motor?...

did you ever get a chance to look at your motor? ts been raining pretty much nonstop here, so i havent had a chance to get anything done on my part. i need a garage, haha
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-28-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,929
Posted By jakewest209
dont think so, the oil is coming straight down...

dont think so, the oil is coming straight down onto the filter itself, the drain bolt isnt leaking at all, already checked that
good thought though
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-28-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,929
Posted By jakewest209
no i havent changed the copper o-ring, how would...

no i havent changed the copper o-ring, how would that cause it to leak since the bolt is internal within the cooler and the filter? and the only time it seems to leak is when i drive the car around,...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-27-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,929
Posted By jakewest209
OK, so i guess the o-ring wasnt the problem, its...

OK, so i guess the o-ring wasnt the problem, its still leaking oil, dammit! i guess the next culprit is the cooler itself? or is there something else cheap i can try first? im not looking foward to...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-23-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,929
Posted By jakewest209
Oil Cooler O-Ring Help

2002 wrx, stock everything

Ok, im ready to put in a new cooler o-ring, but I dont have a socket that fits the bolt/screw that is in the middle, anybody know what size I need to go and buy? also is...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-01-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,331
Posted By jakewest209
did you figure out the leak? I just...

did you figure out the leak?

I just stumbled across a leak on my filter a week ago, tried 2 separate filters... still leaking. From what i can tell mine is leaking from the oil seal on the...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   10-20-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By jakewest209
probably a dumb Oil question

Ok, so im getting ready to change my oil, and i have 5 quarts of Castrol GTX High mileage 10w40 part synthetic that i was going to use on my old truck but never did, so i searched the internet...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-06-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By jakewest209
dummy lights!! brake/battery

Ok, so i have been noticing recently that every so often my brake light and battery light come on at the same time... which results in no issues other than the headlighs (running lights) turn off...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-13-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By jakewest209
yes it was pouring out like it was under a lot of...

yes it was pouring out like it was under a lot of pressure, i couldnt see the actual leaking spot, but it was like a mini pressure-washer blasting gas all over, and 2 separate streams (almost)...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-13-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By jakewest209
So,kinda strange thing happened... it doesnt leak...

So,kinda strange thing happened... it doesnt leak gas anymore..... ! my car is parked at my brothers house, so i didnt have to tow it 150 miles, and he said he turned the engine on to check it out...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-09-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By jakewest209
yea, thats what they are talking about, i dont...

yea, thats what they are talking about, i dont live in one of the "cold weather" states, but they did update for the other 34 states a 12 year and unlimited miles fix for it... i guess i will be...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-08-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By jakewest209
bad gas leak

02 WRX stock everything.

I read a recall on 02-03 WRX's for a fire hazard on a fuel line, something about where it goes from a rubber line to a hard line... but does anybody know where this is...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-13-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
HAHA!!! NICE! other places wanted 2500 - 3000 so,...

HAHA!!! NICE! other places wanted 2500 - 3000 so, this is way better than that.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-13-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
parts are around 300. i WISH there was a mechanic...

parts are around 300. i WISH there was a mechanic in a CA city that charged that price!!!!
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-12-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
ohh, ha, well in CA its a bit more expensive, 500...

ohh, ha, well in CA its a bit more expensive, 500 would be AWESOME!!! after a bunch of quotes i got the lowest at 1500. thats with parts. i dont know what the shop rate per hour is in texas, but here...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-11-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
gotta have a mechanic do the work, i live in a...

gotta have a mechanic do the work, i live in a dumbass apartment and they wont let us work on vehicles, i have been warned already a few times. lol. Plus its a shitty spot to be working on a car. so,...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-10-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
Well i think im F**ked , new thermostat is in,...

Well i think im F**ked , new thermostat is in, and it will only go about 2 miles before it wants to overheat. i didnt let it overheat, but it was on its way in a hurry. there are a lot of bubbles...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-09-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
HAHAAAAAAAAA!!! i didnt expect this... so my new...

HAHAAAAAAAAA!!! i didnt expect this... so my new therostat came in, and i drained the coolant out, pulled out the old thermo.... it was obviosly broken... and i reaaalllly dont think it would have...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-02-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
ok, as an update, i havent done anything else...

ok, as an update, i havent done anything else YET, but i do ahave a thermostat on order and i am going to check all the hoses when the rad is all drained, but one thing i did notice, testerday and...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-31-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
ooh! thanks! i didnt know they made one of them!

ooh! thanks! i didnt know they made one of them!
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-30-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
hmm , i didnt think about the coolant being...

hmm , i didnt think about the coolant being easier to see, but it makes sense. i just didnt want to keep dumping bottles of money into it lol. Yea i guess im gonna just have to do like you say...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-30-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By jakewest209
OK! sounds like i have a plan then!

OK! sounds like i have a plan then!
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-30-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
yea, oil is fine. i had compression test done and...

yea, oil is fine. i had compression test done and it passed no prob, its not a head gasket or cracked head... but my coolant is going somewhere'
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-29-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By jakewest209
oh, put some into gas tank too??? does that make...

oh, put some into gas tank too??? does that make it smke the whole time untill its out of the tank? or does that not even smoke? just curious because im gonna do this out of town, lol
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-29-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
When you say it takes a ton of coolant, how much...

When you say it takes a ton of coolant, how much do you mean? either i have a tiny little leak somewhere that doesnt puddle under the car (maybe only leaks while im driving) or this things is taking...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-29-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By jakewest209
awesome thanks guys! i owe ya a beer! lol

awesome thanks guys! i owe ya a beer! lol
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-29-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By jakewest209
ok, so looks like the bpv is facing downwards..?...

ok, so looks like the bpv is facing downwards..? how do i get it in there, sounds like some people use a peice of hose, but i dont know what size. what about the smaller line that recirculates? does...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-29-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
swesome! i didnt think about the t-stat,...

swesome! i didnt think about the t-stat, initially it did throw a code, but it doesnt anymore, maybe its all screwed up though. will be replaced for sure!!!

and i guess i will look for the b12 as...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-28-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By jakewest209
seafoam/brake booster line?

ok, so im thinking about seafoaming the car, (02 impreza wrx) so i was watching some videos about it, they all seem to say to pour some into the brake booster line, well i have NO idea where that is,...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-28-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
ok, well worth a shot on the seafoam, just gotta...

ok, well worth a shot on the seafoam, just gotta find a good spot to do it, lol, im in an apartment comnplex and im sure they would be pissed if i smoked out the whole place.

What the hell is...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-28-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
OK, got the results from a compression test, it...

OK, got the results from a compression test, it all checks out fine! CEL came back on during the drive to AAMCO, and it read misfire in #2, and #4. so they are thinking either injectors, vlaves, or...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-28-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
i replaced both caps (radiator and filler tank by...

i replaced both caps (radiator and filler tank by turbo) no heat when i fill it, no leaks inside car to indicate bad heater core. well i havend had the CEL come back on after i changed the plugs, but...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-28-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
thanks i will, hopefully its just something...

thanks i will, hopefully its just something stupid, but right now my hopes arent very high .. :(
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-27-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
hahaha... i guess thats not a good sign... well...

hahaha... i guess thats not a good sign... well im gonna make an appt for a compression test, see what the results are, im out of ideas, so hope for the best. Thanks for all the input though! I will...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-27-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
OK, checked for oil in the coolant tank, none,...

OK, checked for oil in the coolant tank, none, its was not oily in any way that i could tell. i opened the actual radiator cap (since its an aftermarket rad) and watched it as the engine was running,...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-27-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
i will check for the oils tomorrow! good thought!...

i will check for the oils tomorrow! good thought! and i sure as hell hope that is not the case... im really gettin dissapointed with this whole situation as of right now, i dont have the money for a...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-26-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
yes it seems to be low every time i open it. i...

yes it seems to be low every time i open it. i thought head gasket but i cant see any white smoke, maybe i will have my old lady rev the engine a little for me while i look from the back. i didnt...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-26-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
Plugs have been changed! no improvement...

Plugs have been changed! no improvement what-so-ever. im gettin pissed now, lol. i guess my next step will be compression check. oh and i still have no heat from the heater, i have burped it multiple...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-26-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By jakewest209
oh, oops, thanks for the info

oh, oops, thanks for the info
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-26-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By jakewest209
coil packs

ok i'm changing my plugs today, and i was wondering if there is any way to check or clean the coil packs? i have some MAF sensor cleaner, would that clean off any contact surfaces? it was just an...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-26-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,502
Posted By jakewest209
ok i'm changing my plugs today, and i was...

ok i'm changing my plugs today, and i was wondering if there is any way to check or clean the coil packs? i have some MAF sensor cleaner, would that clean off any contact surfaces? it was just an...
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