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Forum: Handling Tech   07-24-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By LW_Black4
I wouldn't be promoting ABS deletes in general. ...

I wouldn't be promoting ABS deletes in general.

This is for a very specific application - usually racing - that would add risk to a typical daily driver in some environments. I'm not disputing...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-22-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By LW_Black4
Replaced the front O2 sensor in the WRX exhaust...

Replaced the front O2 sensor in the WRX exhaust manifold myself, and the check engine light went away immediately. This is good. :)

Cramped quarters but otherwise not too challenging, thanks to...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-22-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By LW_Black4
man show - Note the subtle black Perrin intake...

man show - Note the subtle black Perrin intake duct in the engine bay picture above. One of the very few mods it has.

GSMNZ My install team runs a Perrin intake duct on his bugeye WRX and has...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-20-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By LW_Black4
Installed a good EJ207 now and I am back on the...

Installed a good EJ207 now and I am back on the road. Hallelujah!

Getting a front O2 sensor CEL so I'll replace that tomorrow and clear the code. I have an engine tune booked with Neetronics...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-15-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By LW_Black4
Take it to a qualified mechanic. Timing belt may...

Take it to a qualified mechanic. Timing belt may have skipped. Are you getting a CEL?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-14-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By LW_Black4
Sorry GSMNZ , I didn't mean to suggest that the...

Sorry GSMNZ , I didn't mean to suggest that the EJ205 is not a good motor. I think it is an excellent platform for a built motor and loved mine. I'm sorry I killed it somehow. :(

I was trying to...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-14-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By LW_Black4
An EJ205 built motor cost me 5500 $CAD, with the...

An EJ205 built motor cost me 5500 $CAD, with the original TD04 turbo and intercooler. It was 285 Hp / 285 TQ on my biggest COBB tune (Stage 2 17.8psi). I broke it at the track.

I'm putting in a...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-04-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By LW_Black4
Some progress on the EJ207 transplant. I'm...

Some progress on the EJ207 transplant. I'm getting excited. :)

Here are some specs:

V7 are single scroll, AVCS, throttle by cable, topfeed injectors, engines.
The TGV are deleted from the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-03-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By LW_Black4
GSMNZ, The Perrin looks like a quality item....

GSMNZ,
The Perrin looks like a quality item. Does it shrink lengthwise and pull off the turbo inlet fitting in the process then?

And what are you running now for a turbo inlet?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-02-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By LW_Black4
Update on the built motor that failed. I had a...

Update on the built motor that failed. I had a tear in the intake duct next to the turbo band clamp, and the clamp was not tight - a maintenance issue.

Was running lean - and therefore hot -...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-30-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By LW_Black4
Quick update. This might turn out Ok after all....

Quick update. This might turn out Ok after all. :)

It broke the bank but I picked up an Ver 7 STi motor (EJ207) from an importer, out of a 2002-2003 JDM STi. Apparently it's handbuilt by Subaru,...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By LW_Black4
That's pretty Freak'in stellar Jack, but hard to...

That's pretty Freak'in stellar Jack, but hard to believe it's your first build.

That's seriously advanced stuff with a ton of Engineering into it! Well done, either way. :)
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-27-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By LW_Black4
Your car is a work of art, Jason. What a clean...

Your car is a work of art, Jason. What a clean example.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-25-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By LW_Black4
Thanks guys for the sentiments, I have my moments...

Thanks guys for the sentiments, I have my moments but am staying positive and keeping myself busy researching replacement options.

I haven't run the Cosworth baffle so I don't know Jason, but the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-25-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By LW_Black4
A Cosworth Baffle would suffice instead of the...

A Cosworth Baffle would suffice instead of the toilet bowl item, as that one's custom.

http://www.rallispec.com/images/products/cos_oil%20baffle.jpg

This particular track is hard on Subaru...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-25-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By LW_Black4
Lost another Subaru WRX motor at Mosport GP (big track)

Here is the video of the final laps before the built motor in my WRX let go, including datalog from a previous session.

Motor was built for this, but I will be regretting not getting the toilet...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-24-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By LW_Black4
Agree. Need brackets too, as they are...

Agree. Need brackets too, as they are vehicle-specific.

You'll need to put a small resistor in the airbag plug that is disconnected when you remove the factory seat, to activate the airbags. ...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-19-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,282
Posted By LW_Black4
Hey Grumpy, we want you to keep your wonderful...

Hey Grumpy, we want you to keep your wonderful spec-C replica.

She's just being temperamental because you haven't driven her in a while, but she'll snap out of it. :)
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-17-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By LW_Black4
How'd you get a TD04 with a billet wheel, and why...

How'd you get a TD04 with a billet wheel, and why did you replace the turbo?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-17-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By LW_Black4
Why don't you try it with the Subaru BOV and fix...

Why don't you try it with the Subaru BOV and fix the CEL?

It's not good to run with a code anyway because you can't see if you get another.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-16-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By LW_Black4
Straight pipes are so unpleasant. Most race...

Straight pipes are so unpleasant. Most race tracks don't even allow them because of noise by-laws.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-16-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By LW_Black4
Why don't you remove the manual boost control,...

Why don't you remove the manual boost control, try it and update this thread with the results?

I agree with mosc above, I'd leave the manual boost controller off completely. What are your...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-12-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,900
Posted By LW_Black4
I'm going to try Castrol EDGE Titanium 5W-30...

I'm going to try Castrol EDGE Titanium 5W-30 next. Running regular Castrol EDGE 5W-30 now.
...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-12-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By LW_Black4
White smoke = burning water/coolant. Blue smoke...

White smoke = burning water/coolant.
Blue smoke = burning oil.

You'll want to get that looked at promptly to confirm that it's nothing major.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-12-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By LW_Black4
I had this CEL (code) on my '04 WRX when I first...

I had this CEL (code) on my '04 WRX when I first bought it, and it turned out to be a pinched small-diameter vacuum hose that was likely from some previous service work on the car.l

To identify...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-11-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By LW_Black4
I wasn't achieving rated boost either so I...

I wasn't achieving rated boost either so I eventually put in COBB's EBCS boost controller. I intend to stick with the OTS maps, so this was a good move for me.

First though we confirmed that the...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-11-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By LW_Black4
Use the high wastegate duty cycle HWG map...

Use the high wastegate duty cycle HWG map download of your COBB Stage 2 map, if it isn't hitting rated boost.

Here's the Map Notes:...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-09-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By LW_Black4
I've switched to the Normal variant of the EBCS...

I've switched to the Normal variant of the EBCS maps thekamikaze kid, now that I'm achieving rated boost.

Also looking forward to confirming that I can get 17psi out of their Stage2+EBCS 93 v310...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-08-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By LW_Black4
COBB knob.

COBB knob.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-08-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By LW_Black4
Good clarification mosc. And I hope I didn't...

Good clarification mosc. And I hope I didn't suggest that here.

The 3-port boost control I just started using is a separate upgrade that is intended to be used with COBB's EBCS series of engine...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-08-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By LW_Black4
thekamikaze kid Not sure if the high...

thekamikaze kid

Not sure if the high wastegate duty cycle (HWG) map contributed here, but I just learned about it so I decided to use it as well.

The COBB EBCS 3-port is designed to regulate...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-07-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By LW_Black4
+1 for brfatal's advice above. Even just an...

+1 for brfatal's advice above. Even just an engine tune is good for 260 Hp. A tune with a down-pipe is worth 285 Hp - using the best fuel available (93).

Here's a link to the engine tune (map)...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-07-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By LW_Black4
The car pulls so strong with the built motor I...

The car pulls so strong with the built motor I never seem to be lacking for grunt in either Stage 1 or 2, but I'm still pleased that I'm finally getting rated boost!

I charted the boost vs. rpm...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-07-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By LW_Black4
I don't know Fidrat , but I wouldn't chance it. ...

I don't know Fidrat , but I wouldn't chance it.

There are shortcomings of COBB's staged upgrade path, but it's definitely convenient. You have to stick to the upgrade hardware specified, and the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-07-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By LW_Black4
Fidrat What COBB did was marketing...

Fidrat

What COBB did was marketing brilliance. Since our cars had the ability to be tuned, they developed a self-sufficient approach for enthusiasts to get the most out of their machines. I love...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-07-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By LW_Black4
New COBB EBCS 3-port Boost Controller

Installed COBB's EBCS 3-port boost controller, along with a Stage2+EBCS 91 v310 engine tune. See link below:

Map Notes for '02 - '05 WRX...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-07-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By LW_Black4
For ease of upgrade I'd go with an STi turbo and...

For ease of upgrade I'd go with an STi turbo and a COBB engine tune for it. You'll need injectors and an upgraded intercooler as well (TMIC). This is 350 Hp on their 93 octane engine tune and is...
Forum: The Hangout   06-06-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By LW_Black4
And an on-track video, with a bit of a twist. ...

And an on-track video, with a bit of a twist.

Laszlo's 1st run on camera:
https://youtu.be/qPFy1qAwdMo

Shane slips off the track:
https://youtu.be/N_End8cBSkE
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   06-03-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,713
Posted By LW_Black4
Getting dropped by Jason in his stock WRX at the...

Getting dropped by Jason in his stock WRX at the Tail of the Dragon! - new GoPro video

https://youtu.be/BcsHTc-18jE
Forum: The Hangout   06-02-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By LW_Black4
A few more of us running.

A few more of us running.
Forum: The Hangout   06-02-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By LW_Black4
2015 Mid-Ohion Season Opener w/AutoInterests on Jun 1st

We had a blast at the Mid-Ohio track day yesterday! The event was well-organized but the weather was unseasonably cold.

Cold track meant cold tires and this resulted in more than one spin or...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-28-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By LW_Black4
I heard from the Rad Shop that Subaru rads leaked...

I heard from the Rad Shop that Subaru rads leaked from the end-tank / core interface, but the replacement rads had been improved to address this issue. Mine has a slight drip in the extreme cold [I...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-28-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By LW_Black4
I love your detailed, helpful and informative...

I love your detailed, helpful and informative posts, Jason.

Have you a picture of that "304 stainless cable tie ( think zip tie )" downpipe fastener? Seems strange that the COBB DP wasn't a...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-26-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By LW_Black4
The seat is amazing and doubles the sportiness of...

The seat is amazing and doubles the sportiness of the driving environment. It's a street-category Recaro Speed seat with fore-aft and tilt adjustments. I only lose the seat heating but will likely...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-22-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By LW_Black4
NEW Racing Seat Triggers Airbag Dash Light

Installed a fancy Recaro racing seat and absolutely love it!

It's such a huge improvement in driving position and feel that it's almost like my WRX is a new sports car.

However I'm getting an...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-21-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By LW_Black4
Here is the 2012 WRX service interval chart: ...

Here is the 2012 WRX service interval chart:

2012 Subaru maintenance schedule and new car break-in period (http://www.cars101.com/subaru/maintenance3.html)

When you look down to Steering &...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By LW_Black4
Boost, oil pressure and oil temp for monitoring...

Boost, oil pressure and oil temp for monitoring your turbo engine's vitals if you're going to track it.

To Adair's point above, replace the 'oil pressure idiot light sensor' with a 3-way combo...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   05-15-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By LW_Black4
Keith's *always* correct, coilovers are for...

Keith's *always* correct, coilovers are for competition. It's a little too much for a daily driver, and you won't like the ride quality.

Replacement WRX springs and struts are fine for a daily...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-15-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By LW_Black4
I recommend correcting any issues you might find...

I recommend correcting any issues you might find with the basic car, before trying to customize or upgrade it. These usually come out of a pre-sale inspection by a qualified mechanic familiar with...
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   05-15-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,713
Posted By LW_Black4
We hated every minute of it! ;) Playtime on...

We hated every minute of it! ;)

Playtime on America's most twisted beast, the "Tail of the Dragon" in Tennessee - Hwy-129 North. was Frigg'in hard to take.

Ha ha.
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