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Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-22-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,617
Posted By LewdWRX
Okay, so I have reviewed the Tip in Enrichment A...

Okay, so I have reviewed the Tip in Enrichment A and B tables from my current map and my stock map. Both are identical, so that shouldn't be an issue.

The problem seemed to have smoothed out after...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-16-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,617
Posted By LewdWRX
Okay, the plugs are in. Wasn't that bad...I...

Okay, the plugs are in. Wasn't that bad...I expected worse from what I read on these forums. Anyway, misfires are better, but not non-existant. It is MUCH harder to make it misfire. I have only been...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-13-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,617
Posted By LewdWRX
Yes, it is the stage 1 map. Braden tweeked this...

Yes, it is the stage 1 map. Braden tweeked this tune for my set up, so its not truely an OTS tune.

I thought these cars came with platinum plugs? I thought I saw that somewhere. Anyway I bet they...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-13-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,617
Posted By LewdWRX
No smoke that I can see. Hopefully going to...

No smoke that I can see. Hopefully going to change the plugs this week some time.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-13-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,617
Posted By LewdWRX
I have noticed that when this happens my AFR goes...

I have noticed that when this happens my AFR goes rich around 12-13. I would think this means it is getting fuel it just isn't being burned for some reason. Leads me to believe it is ignition...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-13-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,617
Posted By LewdWRX
Low RPM Missfires

Has anyone else seen low RPM (1000-1500) misfires. I have been feeling a little stumble as I come into parking lots etc. With only slight throttle and RPMs around 1000-1500. I decided to log some and...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-29-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,725
Posted By LewdWRX
If you haven't already I would do a 3rd gear pull...

If you haven't already I would do a 3rd gear pull from about 1500 RPM to an upper RPM you are comfortable with. Keep in mind if you run to redline you will be breaking the speed limit. I would have...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-29-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,725
Posted By LewdWRX
I am not tryting to start a pissing match, but...

I am not tryting to start a pissing match, but there are ways to tune your car without a dyno. You can do pulls and collect the data on the road. All you need is a WB02 and a way to record your data....
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-29-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,725
Posted By LewdWRX
This is the link for XPT. Looks like you will...

This is the link for XPT. Looks like you will need the stage 2 map. The invidia DP is preferred; catted or catless.

XPT Tuning, The XPT Tuning Online Store (http://www.xpttuning.com/)

You can...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-28-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,911
Posted By LewdWRX
Wow, do you race your WRX? How often do you...

Wow, do you race your WRX? How often do you change your oil?

Good luck on repairs!
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-28-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By LewdWRX
I have had this happen. There was an issue with...

I have had this happen. There was an issue with the boost solinoid, seemed to be related to a quick change in temperatures. We had 70 degree weather and it dropped to upper 30's overnight. The car...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-28-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,725
Posted By LewdWRX
I would get a tune ASAP. Until then stay off the...

I would get a tune ASAP. Until then stay off the turbo. You are pulling timing, you ECU does this to prevent damage to your engine. This also means you are not getting any benefit from your mods.
...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-25-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Posted By LewdWRX
Listen between 2 and 3 seconds. The sound i am...

Listen between 2 and 3 seconds. The sound i am hearing is most pretty loud at that point. This may just be a normal sound, I just have it in my head that my rod bearing are gong to go. I know I am...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-24-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Posted By LewdWRX
Here is a quick video. You can hear the...

Here is a quick video. You can hear the rattle/knock sound as I cruise in 1st gear. This clears up when you get on it.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-24-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Posted By LewdWRX
non yet. I will try to make one.

non yet. I will try to make one.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-24-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Posted By LewdWRX
How Noisy is your 09 WRX Engine?

I notice quite a bit of rattle/knock type sound in first gear. This happens mainly under slight acceleration. If you hammer it it seems to smooth right out. I don't know if it's just the normal...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-12-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,209
Posted By LewdWRX
Well it has seen the track once already in...

Well it has seen the track once already in non-comp hot laps. The brakes are a really weak point on this car...as you well know. I seem to have a bit of a shimmy in the wheel after a bit of hard...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-12-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,209
Posted By LewdWRX
09 Sedan Brake Upgrade

Here are my thoughts.

Hawk HP Plus pads front and rear. Thought about switching to dba rotors front and rear. It looks like if I do the work I will still be spending right at $800-$900.

Is it...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-12-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By LewdWRX
Are you running a stock tune? If not what are you...

Are you running a stock tune? If not what are you running? Did you notice it prior to the retune?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-12-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By LewdWRX
Thermometer

09 WRX sedan. Has anyone seen their thermometer cycle from outside temp to like -40 or so then slowly back up to outside temp? I have seen this happen several times on my car lately.
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   12-08-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
Posted By LewdWRX
Thanks for the info guys. I will look into these...

Thanks for the info guys. I will look into these changes before spring. I am at 47k miles and I swear I am hearing a little break squeal every now and then so it may be time.

Yeah I was at VIR....
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   10-10-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
Posted By LewdWRX
09 WRX Tracked First Time

I put my 09 on the track this weekend for "paced" laps for about 25 min. All I can say is man do these cars need a brake upgrade!!!! This pace lap session was pretty fast and it was a tight course....
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-23-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By LewdWRX
Okay. I found out today that he tapped the vacuum...

Okay. I found out today that he tapped the vacuum line on the plenum, not the BOV. He said he had another car on there today that posted exactly what the car showed. I don't know what to believe.
...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-22-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By LewdWRX
To be honest I didn't ask how he monitored it. I...

To be honest I didn't ask how he monitored it. I can call him sometime and ask.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-22-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By LewdWRX
His dyno sheet shows 13.6 PSI. My RR logs of the...

His dyno sheet shows 13.6 PSI. My RR logs of the same three pulls on the dyno show 16.5 PSI.

My SPT guage is dead on with my RR logs. Never had an issue there.

My AFR and his match. He was...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-22-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By LewdWRX
Dyno Pull 09 WRX--Help with results

Okay so here is the set up:

SuperFlow 880 Dyno (3sx Tuning Concord, NC)
09 WRX
K&N Typhoon
Walbro pump
Tweeked XPT Stage 1

Max HP --238.6
Max Trq--238.5
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-17-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By LewdWRX
I have not looked at the learned view. Don't I...

I have not looked at the learned view. Don't I have to have a before and after to really get anything out of it? I can pull it if it will tell me something.

It just concerns me that my AFR targets...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-16-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By LewdWRX
Picking up Knock--Log Included

I have noticed my AFR have leaned out from my original targeted values at the upper RPM range. Right after flashing I was hitting my target of 10.8, but now a 5-6K miles later I am hitting 11.1-11.4...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-11-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,061
Posted By LewdWRX
Could be a flakey TPS. This could cause all your...

Could be a flakey TPS. This could cause all your symptoms. Keep an eye out for that code.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-11-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,293
Posted By LewdWRX
3SX Tuning Charlotte, NC

Anyone ever used 3SX in Charlotte, NC? Any ups or downs on this shop? Anyone know if their dyno is a heart breaker or does it read "normal"?

Thanks!
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,043
Posted By LewdWRX
That's what I stated. !Thumbs Up Fuel pump...

That's what I stated. !Thumbs Up

Fuel pump alone does nothing for IDC.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-08-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,043
Posted By LewdWRX
A larger fuel pump will do NOTHING for IDC. The...

A larger fuel pump will do NOTHING for IDC. The larger fuel pump will only ensure that the injectors are fed with enough fuel. The issue with the stock pump would be FPDC (fuel pump duty cycle) is...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-03-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,043
Posted By LewdWRX
Yes, I paid to have the DP removed, heat sheild...

Yes, I paid to have the DP removed, heat sheild cut nicely, and the bung welded in about 6 inches from the turbo. There isn't enough room to install the WB02 bung without taking it off. No jack...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-03-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,017
Posted By LewdWRX
I HATE IT when ppl leave posts open...

I HATE IT when ppl leave posts open ended!!!!!!:mad:

Forums would be much more useful if ppl would just say "hey that fixed it....thanks for the help" or "that didn't work...any other ideas".
...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-03-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,043
Posted By LewdWRX
I have an 09 as well. If this is you DD and you...

I have an 09 as well. If this is you DD and you get snow in the winter plan on the getting tires or a winter wheel/tire set up.

For the price and ease of changing for the season I went with a $99...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-29-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,957
Posted By LewdWRX
If you had 10 volts at your connector I would say...

If you had 10 volts at your connector I would say you have a bad connection somewhere. That voltage should be at least 12 volts.

If you are good with electrical systems I would continue to trace...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-27-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,916
Posted By LewdWRX
Operadude, What did you find to correct the...

Operadude,

What did you find to correct the hard starting issue?

Out of curiosity, did you have a slight bulg in the bottom of your fuel pump assembly once the Walbro was in?
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-26-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,942
Posted By LewdWRX
Okay. I will take you guys word for it. For what...

Okay. I will take you guys word for it. For what it is worth I didn't go with this filter. I put a Bosch on this time due to the unavailability of a OEM unit. I will do a little more research.

My...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-26-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By LewdWRX
Dennis49, what is the status of your ride now?...

Dennis49, what is the status of your ride now? Did you get this corrected? What did you do to correct it?
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-14-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By LewdWRX
I would consider having your system presure...

I would consider having your system presure tested. You could listen for leaks without the sound of the engine.

I don't know what else it could be. It really sounds like high pressure air being...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-14-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By LewdWRX
So you didn't have it tuned after the...

So you didn't have it tuned after the installation? If not you should NOT START the car again until you get it to a shop.

Drain the oil and replace the oil and filter.

Replace the spark plugs....
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-14-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By LewdWRX
09 WRX Clicking in Clutch Petal

Anyone had an issues with popping or clicking in their clutch petal? I am not sure what is causing this on mine. Maybe its nothing to worry about.

Anyone have ideas?
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-14-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By LewdWRX
Sounds like a leak to me. What kind of boost are...

Sounds like a leak to me. What kind of boost are you pushing? I have heard some of the IC gaskets blowing out around 20 psi. Do you have a boost guage?

How about your BOV, did you get a good seal...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-14-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,942
Posted By LewdWRX
What difference does it make who changes it, as...

What difference does it make who changes it, as long as they are a reputable shop?

I don't change it b/c I am VERY busy. I drive 35-40K a year in this car alone. I change my oil every month to...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-13-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,942
Posted By LewdWRX
PowerFlo Oil Filters

Has anyone heard of PowerFlo oil filters? I think the is a Puralator filter from what I can find.

Anyone have any issues with them? I found out this is what my shop uses. PowerFlo oil filters and...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-13-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 851
Posted By LewdWRX
Ether Tuning in Wytheville, VA

Does anyone know if this place is still open?
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-13-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By LewdWRX
I agree...it seems like it has really dropped off...

I agree...it seems like it has really dropped off in the past few weeks...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-08-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,121
Posted By LewdWRX
Did this work for you?

Did this work for you?
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-08-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,440
Posted By LewdWRX
I have an 09 WRX with an AEM UEGO, Tactrix 2.0,...

I have an 09 WRX with an AEM UEGO, Tactrix 2.0, and a K&N Tyhpoon.

You will find that your AFR's are probably correct but your timing will be all over the place on the stock tune. The car will...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-07-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,047
Posted By LewdWRX
I believe you will make more power running in the...

I believe you will make more power running in the 12:1 range rather than 14:1-7 range. On 09 WRX the boost is fully build around 3500 RPM, when the car is under full boost and the ECU goes open loop...
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