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Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-29-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By jimbo058
Check/clean your MAF sensor. It may have gotten...

Check/clean your MAF sensor. It may have gotten oiled up from excess oil blowing off of the K&N.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-21-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,922
Posted By jimbo058
Try replacing the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS).

Try replacing the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS).
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-21-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By jimbo058
Try swapping in a known good battery.

Try swapping in a known good battery.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-21-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By jimbo058
Good time to upgrade to VF52 !!!

Good time to upgrade to VF52 !!!
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-13-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,724
Posted By jimbo058
Similar issues have been resolved by replacing...

Similar issues have been resolved by replacing the ignition switch. Somewhere in there contacts are not making a connection causing loss of power to head-end unit, HVAC controls, and mid-dash...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-03-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By jimbo058
The problem has not re-occurred. It must have...

The problem has not re-occurred. It must have been a loose relay or some contacts in the ignition switch that did not line up right.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-08-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By jimbo058
Use a hair dryer to heat up the area immediately...

Use a hair dryer to heat up the area immediately around the dent for a couple of minutes, then hold a can of compressed air upside down and spray directly on the dent for about 3 seconds. Presto, the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-08-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,234
Posted By jimbo058
Check for debris or something obstructing the...

Check for debris or something obstructing the boost line going to the gauge. This could be a tough one to find and fix if it is located where the line goes thru the firewall.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   02-20-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,351
Posted By jimbo058
As I remember from doing my install, there is a...

As I remember from doing my install, there is a plug that goes into the ballast, that if reversed will cause the OP's issue. You might check this out, and try reversing the polarity of the ballast...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-10-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By jimbo058
Loud fuzzy noise when cold could be timing belt...

Loud fuzzy noise when cold could be timing belt on the way out.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-14-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By jimbo058
You may have a bad TPS.

You may have a bad TPS.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-11-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By jimbo058
What could cause loss of power to dash display, radio, heater controls ?

Ok, I was heading home from work a few days ago and noticed that the dash display in my '09 REX (that shows temp/mileage/time) was out. In further checking, I discovered the radio and...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-03-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By jimbo058
Ok, I cleaned my air filter this weekend, and...

Ok, I cleaned my air filter this weekend, and used air-filter sealing grease. I made sure the airbox was mounted correctly, with the two tabs inserted on the bottom, and two spring-hooks on the top....
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-29-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By jimbo058
Found front O2 sensor on parts diagram !!!...

Found front O2 sensor on parts diagram !!! Answered my own question.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-29-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By jimbo058
I religiously clean the MAF once a month. O2...

I religiously clean the MAF once a month. O2 sensor - that is a great idea. I saw one in the downpipe/midpipe area. Isn't there another one somewhere else ?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-28-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By jimbo058
Are you sure it is smoke and not just steam ?

Are you sure it is smoke and not just steam ?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-28-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By jimbo058
Question What could cause high boost reading/bad gas mileage

Monday morning while driving to work, I noticed my boost gauge was reading about 10-15 lbs of boost higher than normal. For example, when going up a slight hill, it usually reads minus-10 lbs on the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-23-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By jimbo058
You probably have a ground loop somewhere in the...

You probably have a ground loop somewhere in the wiring. Make a simple diagram of all the wires and connections. Somewhere you probably have a wire hooked up to a bolt or connector to the frame, and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-25-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,016
Posted By jimbo058
^ Read post #9.

^ Read post #9.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-13-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,309
Posted By jimbo058
1. You can flash your car to Stage 1 any time....

1. You can flash your car to Stage 1 any time. Common sense says do it after break-in.

2. You can go straight to Stage 1 from stock. Most people do a cat-back exhaust and better air filter.

3....
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-20-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By jimbo058
As far as I know, changing the color amounts to...

As far as I know, changing the color amounts to different colored light bulbs on the ceiling and under the dash. Simply a matter of pulling out the old bulbs, buying compatible bulb #s the color you...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-26-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By jimbo058
A friend that moved here recently reported that...

A friend that moved here recently reported that his '09 REX ran a full second slower in the 1/4 at Pueblo, CO (14.5 sec. @ 4,900 ft.) vs. what he was running in Phoenix, AZ Firebird Raceway (13.5 @...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-09-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,018
Posted By jimbo058
I guess each individuals' experiences are...

I guess each individuals' experiences are different, but wanted to share mine. My '09, Stage 1, SPT catback, K&N drop-in as only power mods. has been getting almost 28mpg. I drive about 50/50...
Forum: Rocky Mountain WRX Forum   03-29-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By jimbo058
Welcome to the Springs !! I work out at Schriever...

Welcome to the Springs !! I work out at Schriever AFB, not too far E. of the airport. Just put my summer tires back on, and looking forward to a fun summer and maybe a few drag races down at the...
Forum: The Hangout   03-08-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
  Yikes.
Views: 693
Posted By jimbo058
OMG, that's like a Rex I saw that had SPT,...

OMG, that's like a Rex I saw that had SPT, Perrin, Cobb, Hawk, Forge, SCCA, Motosport, GTSpec, and Kartboy stickers on the back. Oh wait, that's my car !!! Cookoo, Cookoo !!!! {-;]
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-04-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,720
Posted By jimbo058
Your brake rotors are warped. Have them...

Your brake rotors are warped. Have them resurfaced or replaced.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   10-20-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,564
Posted By jimbo058
My tuner said intake airflow is not an issue...

My tuner said intake airflow is not an issue until you go over 450HP+. So, any claim that CAI's add HP is pure BS. CAI's that are installed without tuning for them will lead to lean burning...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-20-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By jimbo058
Unabombers' manifesto: Unabomber's Manifesto -...

Unabombers' manifesto: Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533787)

{-;]
Forum: Articles: Misc. How-To's   10-18-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,303
Posted By jimbo058
How to install a Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood

--> You will absolutely need a friend to help you hold up the other side of the hood during this procedure. Plan on about 1 hour for the change-over, and another hour to install the hood pins.

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Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-22-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,413
Posted By jimbo058
Better get those heads magnafluxed to determine...

Better get those heads magnafluxed to determine the depth/extent of the cracks. Sounds ugly, dude, hope it works out for you without spending big $$$. If the guy overboosted from 25psi, that could be...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-22-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,845
Posted By jimbo058
I used a K&N oil-type drop-in for several months...

I used a K&N oil-type drop-in for several months before I got my Perrin CAI. The K&N worked great until I found the CAI for cheap. Had to reflash using Perrins' tune for Stage1 + CAI. It is plenty...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-22-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,159
Posted By jimbo058
My REX got hammered by hail last summer in Raton,...

My REX got hammered by hail last summer in Raton, New Mexico. I pulled under an overpass on the interstate and stopped traffic, but it was too late. A trip to Denver and $600 at the ding guy later,...
Forum: The Hangout   08-19-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,610
Posted By jimbo058
I was filling up next to a Harley biker and his...

I was filling up next to a Harley biker and his chick. When I started my car (w/SPT Exhaust), the biker chick said "that car sounds about like our bike !" I looked at the biker for his reaction, and...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-26-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
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Views: 29,877
Posted By jimbo058
9.999 @ 92 ??? Must have gears out of farm...

9.999 @ 92 ??? Must have gears out of farm tractor {-;]
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-24-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,519
Posted By jimbo058
I have been running the Perrin Cold-Air Intake...

I have been running the Perrin Cold-Air Intake with a SPT Stainless-steel dual-exhaust system on my '09 WRX. I installed the "Stage 1 + CAI" Accessport program supplied by Perrin. The car runs great!...
Forum: Articles: Handling Mods   05-17-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,077
Posted By jimbo058
Installing Rear Strut Bar on '08+ Sedan

This is a very easy install, requiring about one hours' time.
Skill level - 2 out of 10. Instructions are for a GTSpec Rear Strut Bar.
Other brands should be very similar.

1) Remove items from...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   04-07-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By jimbo058
Hawk HPS brake pads, Perrin Cold-Air Intake....

Hawk HPS brake pads, Perrin Cold-Air Intake. Prosport Premium Series Boost, Oil Pressure, EGT, and AFR gauges. Dunlop Sport SP tires, MB wheels, Kartboy short-throw shifter and shifter bushings, SPT...
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