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Forum: The Hangout   12-19-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By Hondafan
Thanks guys. I find myself wanting to do more...

Thanks guys. I find myself wanting to do more things to the new car, with less of those things about performance. I just look at it as a new blank canvas.

I think Florida will be a nice change...
Forum: The Hangout   11-30-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By Hondafan
Sold my STi

Guys, I'm sad to say I finally sold my STi. I was happy when I built it, and looked forward to continuing to higher power goals. I have just lost time and I never made time to "play" with it...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-30-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,318
Posted By Hondafan
Sounds to me like the car is running crazy lean. ...

Sounds to me like the car is running crazy lean. Fuel Pressure Regulator? I've only had my old Prelude run like that when it was getting tuned for Nitrous and we were about 10% down on the fuel...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-20-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,536
Posted By Hondafan
There shouldn't be any difference in power...

There shouldn't be any difference in power between the 2013 and an '09. They have the same hp and tq. It might have felt like the '09 pulled more just because it had the extra weight so you noticed...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   09-20-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Posted By Hondafan
If you're using a factory BPV, the car should...

If you're using a factory BPV, the car should stall out if the recirc hose isn't connected. I'd say to find a way to reconnect that hose. The factory bpv has a metal tube that connects to the hose,...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-20-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,842
Posted By Hondafan
Don't sweat it, man. It's a car. EVERYTHING is...

Don't sweat it, man. It's a car. EVERYTHING is fixable or replaceable. My first WRX had a CAI on it when I got it, and that was a no-no for that car, and I replaced it with a used factory airbox. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-05-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,616
Posted By Hondafan
I remember reading when the Nurburgring "Fastest...

I remember reading when the Nurburgring "Fastest Sedan" stuff was happening that the '11 STi sedan had stiffer sways and that was the tweak to the suspension between '10-'11. I don't think there...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-30-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 26,704
Posted By Hondafan
When you're talking about the EGT in the down...

When you're talking about the EGT in the down pipe, do you mean the A/F sensor? That's one that the dealer checked out and said was good too. I'm going the route of improving the grounds to see if...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-30-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,146
Posted By Hondafan
Help us to understand the squeak. I would have...

Help us to understand the squeak. I would have said a pulley (or tensioner) was causing a belt to squeak, and being on the left side, I'd point you to the A/C compressor belt/pulley. I just ran...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-30-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,503
Posted By Hondafan
Happy to help. That's the purpose of the forums,...

Happy to help. That's the purpose of the forums, and WRXTuners is filled with the most honest, knowledgeable, and collaborative bunch of enthusiasts I've ever seen on a forum. Welcome to the...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   08-30-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
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Views: 1,885
Posted By Hondafan
As long as we're doing that, wouldn't it make...

As long as we're doing that, wouldn't it make sense to have a "dislike" button too? Like when someone posts a video of the rod knock in their car, and you don't want to "like" it....???
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-30-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Hondafan
I've heard it on so many cars and it doesn't make...

I've heard it on so many cars and it doesn't make me cringe any less hearing it now. jhmason is right. That's definitely a rod knock. I was hoping to give good news as I was listening to the video...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-30-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By Hondafan
I only assume he has a tune on it, because this...

I only assume he has a tune on it, because this was his first thread and it didn't start with, "I have a CEL. How do I fix it without having to tune the car." ;) I think I'm funny. The problem is...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-29-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By Hondafan
I think brfatal meant to say that you need a tune...

I think brfatal meant to say that you need a tune with the pump. Someone correct me if my logic is inaccurate. I know the ECU gives duty cycles to the fuel pump, and that in turn gives out a...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-29-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,503
Posted By Hondafan
Keep in mind the AP doesn't technically keep the...

Keep in mind the AP doesn't technically keep the car stock. At stage I you can expect some decent power gains, and a smoother power band. The car doesn't require anything but the AP to go stage I. ...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-29-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By Hondafan
I appreciate Randy's contributions to the forums,...

I appreciate Randy's contributions to the forums, and I don't think any one person's car is more elite to another. We're all enthusiasts and there's no reason to take jabs at people on here. That's...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-29-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By Hondafan
Octane booster doesn't really boost it much, FYI....

Octane booster doesn't really boost it much, FYI. I'm not flaming. But the octane points they claim on the can are deceiving. 2 points would raise your 91 octane to 91.2 octane. I think it's more...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   08-29-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By Hondafan
I just started using AdBlockPlus as the free add...

I just started using AdBlockPlus as the free add in to Google Chrome, and I have no ads left on this site. It's awesome. Well, I do get the "Click here to Get Premium" thing off to the side, but...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-29-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,140
Posted By Hondafan
Didn't you wrap your header? I would hate to...

Didn't you wrap your header? I would hate to melt everything underneath my car... I had shards 'o' glass all in my hands after wrapping mine (that didn't fit). I fell prey to seeing the same part...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-10-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,882
Posted By Hondafan
Look a little harder, and the MY 2013 WRX and STi...

Look a little harder, and the MY 2013 WRX and STi remain the same. The new WRX and STi will be released in late 2013 as the MY 2014 WRX and STi
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-10-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,721
Posted By Hondafan
Sometimes things have to be stated 1000 times for...

Sometimes things have to be stated 1000 times for them to stick. (i.e. getting your car tuned)
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-10-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,650
Posted By Hondafan
I was referring to a different thread, on his...

I was referring to a different thread, on his silver '08 WRX. I didn't go through the work of looking for it or I would have seen that it's no longer available. Anyway, I could be wrong about the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-10-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,459
Posted By Hondafan
Semantics, I know, but you don't have wires. ...

Semantics, I know, but you don't have wires. Plugs, yes, but not wires. Coil packs go directly onto the spark plugs.



They're at the bottom of your struts.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-10-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,820
Posted By Hondafan
Just because it's an LED doesn't mean that all...

Just because it's an LED doesn't mean that all the wiring leading to that LED aren't shorting out and blowing the fuse. Try tapping into a different line for the power. Try running to O'Reilly and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-10-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,721
Posted By Hondafan
Just FYI, TCS light and CC flashing means the car...

Just FYI, TCS light and CC flashing means the car is running in "limp mode". That's usually associated to either a critical part not found by the ECU (think ECU looking for TGVs, and not finding...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-10-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 55
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Views: 3,245
Posted By Hondafan
+1. I originally came to Subarus from the...

+1.

I originally came to Subarus from the world of Hondas and it was difficult for me to drop the urge to buy one little part at a time and not have to do anything else. I get it. These cars are...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-08-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,107
Posted By Hondafan
I have a set of wheels for winter (17") with...

I have a set of wheels for winter (17") with winter tires on them, and a set for summer (18" STi) with performance tires. There is additional cost associated, and everyone has to figure that out for...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-08-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
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Views: 35,454
Posted By Hondafan
Um, yeah, kind of. It's triggered by a solenoid...

Um, yeah, kind of. It's triggered by a solenoid and I guess if that solenoid froze up it could, but your car would run like a turd at low RPM. Both of the possibilities you've mentioned sound...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-07-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,107
Posted By Hondafan
No, they will be absolutely terrible in the snow....

No, they will be absolutely terrible in the snow. I know it's more up front cost, but I have found that it's cheaper in the long run to have a set of summer and winter tires. You get the best...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-07-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By Hondafan
I guess I can note that my commute is either...

I guess I can note that my commute is either traffic flow of 75-80 mph (turbo fully spooled in 6th gear) or really slowly moving traffic. Other than that I'm in the city. On my drive to work...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-07-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,107
Posted By Hondafan
Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Specs. All of us...

Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Specs. All of us that have run them swear by them (man show, RcrsWetDream, and I). They gave awesome grip, and had a significant improvement in the overall quality...
Forum: The Hangout   08-07-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 27,818
Posted By Hondafan
^^Still waiting on that package. ^ Can't really...

^^Still waiting on that package.
^ Can't really cal December winter.
< Happy to be back.
v Wants to tell us what new goodies they're getting for their car.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-07-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,650
Posted By Hondafan
Check BoostAddict's thread (maybe better called a...

Check BoostAddict's thread (maybe better called a novel) on his upgrades of his 08 WRX. He did a VF52 and he needed to change the injectors. Are you sure that the injectors are the same on an 08...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-07-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By Hondafan
Me too. I had a couple tanks in my WRX that I...

Me too. I had a couple tanks in my WRX that I got 27, but not even close in the STi. I can't help it. I call my car my truck to my wife, because it gets the gas mileage of a truck. She tells me...
Forum: The Hangout   08-06-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 27,818
Posted By Hondafan
^No sneeze yet, bro. < Hasn't been on the forum...

^No sneeze yet, bro.
< Hasn't been on the forum in months, but happily I decided to open it at work when I get bored.
v Maybe will sneeze as it's passed from psinuse?
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-06-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,172
Posted By Hondafan
I'm with both of these guys. I had a friend with...

I'm with both of these guys. I had a friend with an older eclipse that he thought he'd run 2WD, but ended up having to rebuild the whole transmission and rear end eventually (although I think the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-06-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Hondafan
Congrats on the purchase!

Congrats on the purchase!
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-06-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,550
Posted By Hondafan
If it's stock, and it's throwing that code,...

If it's stock, and it's throwing that code, there's a reason, and it's likely a bad o2 sensor. That would cause the CEL even with the resistor. The resistor "mod" only changes the voltage when the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-06-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,448
Posted By Hondafan
No. The stock head unit doesn't have any...

No. The stock head unit doesn't have any pre-outs. At least on my year, and I can't imagine they started adding it.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-06-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,849
Posted By Hondafan
My 08 WRX had the nuts on really tight up top,...

My 08 WRX had the nuts on really tight up top, and I had to do the old "2-wrenches extension" to get enough torque and even then I was afraid I was going to snap my Snap-On wrench... I thought that...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-06-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By Hondafan
It can fluctuate from tank to tank. I get awful...

It can fluctuate from tank to tank. I get awful mileage if I drive the way I want to. I have to make sure I shift before boost engages, and even then I get around 19-20. In the winter I regularly...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-06-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,550
Posted By Hondafan
Only thing I can suggest is to tune the car. I...

Only thing I can suggest is to tune the car. I assume you need the resistor because you have a downpipe/no cat. What you're doing with a tune is telling the ECU not to throw a code when it sees...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-06-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,459
Posted By Hondafan
Those video links were specific to Subaru, but...

Those video links were specific to Subaru, but ScoobyMods is great. Also check out Rally Sport Direct as their tutorial videos are very detailed.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-06-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By Hondafan
In the UK, a "Rolling Road" is a dyno. I...

In the UK, a "Rolling Road" is a dyno. I reference the show Top Gear for my answer. :)
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-06-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,364
Posted By Hondafan
Then why would he mention tuning? (Which I...

Then why would he mention tuning? (Which I agree, can't be tuned for) There's no tuning for a BOV, whether VTA or recirc. ;)
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-06-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,459
Posted By Hondafan
It depends on which bushing, but they're just the...

It depends on which bushing, but they're just the rubber "bumpers" in between metal suspension components. If you can replace the suspension component, the bushing is just as easy.


Shifter...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-06-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By Hondafan
Maybe the dealer is talking about the need to buy...

Maybe the dealer is talking about the need to buy new head bolts... They are only supposed to be used once, as they stretch when you torque them. The head is still removable, but you have to buy...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-06-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,494
Posted By Hondafan
Yeah, he needs to get the AP with the little...

Yeah, he needs to get the AP with the little jumper to go under the dash when flashing maps (reflash, not on the fly). Congrats on the new parts. As a rule of thumb, I would recommend following the...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   03-14-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 26,704
Posted By Hondafan
I feel so absent from the forum. I cleaned the...

I feel so absent from the forum. I cleaned the MAF, have checked the throttle sensors through the AP, and swapped the A/F sensor. I'm still getting the weird hesitation under light acceleration. I...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   10-12-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,918
Posted By Hondafan
I got my rods/pistons as a combo set (Wiseco...

I got my rods/pistons as a combo set (Wiseco forged pistons and Manley rods) for around $800 total. I think it was Chris that told me about the package deal on them.
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