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Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-20-2013, 11:43 AM
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Posted By redtangent
Surging Idle and Low boost Issue

2003 Subaru with 170,000 miles on it. Don't drive it much these days, just on weekends. Was running great until about a week ago when the idle when warm the engine would surge a bit, maybe 100 rpm...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-21-2006, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By redtangent
I will check that when i get home, i really hope...

I will check that when i get home, i really hope its somthing easy like that. I had a bad feeling that it might be my turbo on its last leg..........
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-20-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By redtangent
Disturbing new noise after clutch change

I just got my clutch changed and what a difference that makes. Problem is now there is a new noise comming from the engine compatment. The best way i could describe it is the sound of a dremel...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-07-2006, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By redtangent
I pulled the UTEC out last night and it seems to...

I pulled the UTEC out last night and it seems to work fine, I can power it with a 9v battery and pull up the dashboard on my laptop. The maps seem to be intact and nothing looks wrong, tomorrow im...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-06-2006, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By redtangent
Problems with Puddles

Sunday there was a bad storm in the area and several of the freeways flooded, I found myself having to cross a 3 inch deep river going accross the freeway. The CHP was out making sure everyone went...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-19-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By redtangent
Yeah it seems that way, now i just drive around...

Yeah it seems that way, now i just drive around everwhere with my laptop logging the UTEC, if i see knock I pull over and adjust the timing/fuel
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-16-2005, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By redtangent
Question TXS Stage 2 Map Question

I finally got my UTEC and installed it. I have a TXS TBE and uppipe so i wanted to run a stage 2 map, so i loaded the stage two map (base stage two map for wonderful CA fuel from TXS) and went for a...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-05-2005, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By redtangent
I actually had the problem of the clutch slipping...

I actually had the problem of the clutch slipping on the freeway, 70mph, in 5th gear, this was after slipping the clutch badly the day before. It actually went away after about a week, someone...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-05-2005, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By redtangent
Launch/clutch Issue

Yesterday a little civic wanted to pretend to be fast!Laugh! , long story short I launched from a dead stop with him. Reved to about 4k and slipped the clutch, maybe a little too much, by the time...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-26-2004, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By redtangent
yeah i know, i'm not sure were all those miles...

yeah i know, i'm not sure were all those miles went. i found a condenser online for $200, but there are two kinds one has a drier and one doesn't, anyone know what that is?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-24-2004, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By redtangent
while the car is only 18 months old i've managed...

while the car is only 18 months old i've managed to put 43000 miles on it, so no waranty.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-24-2004, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By redtangent
A/C problem

My A/C stopped working yesterday, i had it looked at and found a large hole in the A/C condenser. The place wanted $300 for a new one, I was hoping someone had a better idea where i could find a good...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-11-2004, 09:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,876
Posted By redtangent
I was thinking about getting either the denso...

I was thinking about getting either the denso plugs or the stock ngk plugs, but i can only find them for about $12 a piece, anybody have a good site to check for better prices?
I also checked the...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-11-2004, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By redtangent
You might want to do a search but i remember...

You might want to do a search but i remember reading that the stock clutch is the best bet unless your highly moded. Some aftermarket clutch like ACT actually can grip too much and not slip enough,...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-11-2004, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By redtangent
thanks for the help

thanks for the help
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-10-2004, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By redtangent
Spark Plugs

Just wondering when most people change their spark plugs, the manual that came with the car says 60k and the website my.subaru and the dealer want me to change the plugs at 30k. I was also wondering...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-27-2004, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By redtangent
I've have the RFL-Ti with the full TXS TBE and...

I've have the RFL-Ti with the full TXS TBE and love it. It's loud enough to scare hondas when you need it to, but quite enough at idle to not attract too much attention. On the freeway its great, not...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-26-2004, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By redtangent
T WREX is right, the vapor isn't cooling the...

T WREX is right, the vapor isn't cooling the turbo its rising to the highest point in the system, the reservoir, and being replaced by cooler, liquid coolant which will cool the turbo.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-26-2004, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By redtangent
i live in cali, near sacramento but i haven't had...

i live in cali, near sacramento but i haven't had any trouble with police. I have a TXS TBE exhaust (the really loud one), and have tinted all of my windows. Everytime a cop drives by i cringe, but...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-25-2004, 10:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By redtangent
clutch noise

okay when i'm starting from a dead stop in 1st gear it feels like the drivetrain shudders a little, this only happens when i rev the engine faster then the wheels are spinning ( i mean that i'm...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-24-2004, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By redtangent
that's what i heard about them too. when i spend...

that's what i heard about them too. when i spend the money on a new intercooler i think it wouldn't hurt, they're supposed to more efficiently direct the air
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-08-2004, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By redtangent
which software would work with a laptop, i would...

which software would work with a laptop, i would love to have one.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-01-2003, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By redtangent
a/f gauge

ok i have a '03 wrx, i have a txs tbe i got a cel so i installed the cel eliminator. now i bought an air/fuel ratio meter and can't get it to work right. i know the front O2 sensor is 0-5 volts and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-19-2003, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By redtangent
i'm moving to ny, long island and i have a txs...

i'm moving to ny, long island and i have a txs tbe with the LOUD exhaust, i didn't realize how loud it would be. i hope they're nicer out on the island!
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-19-2003, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,632
Posted By redtangent
do you need a mbc or ebc if you get a UTEC, i...

do you need a mbc or ebc if you get a UTEC, i want to get the txs utec but i thought i needed a boost controller. does the utec take care of this??
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   09-05-2003, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By redtangent
tranny noise

my wrx has 15000 miles on it and just recently when i put it into reverse the transmission makes a little noise before it goes in, this is just for reverse. it isn't really a grinding its softer...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-02-2003, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By redtangent
21, not so great record 2 or 3 tickets, $246, but...

21, not so great record 2 or 3 tickets, $246, but i have the max. coverage usaa offers
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-02-2003, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By redtangent
thank you!!

thank you!!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-26-2003, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By redtangent
the up pipe is stock, for now, the boost is right...

the up pipe is stock, for now, the boost is right but in 5th gear it peaks at 16 psi, then stabilizes at 14 psi or so, i decided it sort of sounds like a quite version of an old VW bug engine... but...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-26-2003, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By redtangent
strange sound

i installed my txs turbo back and now i can hear a few new things, the turbo is way louder, when its spooling but not under positive pressure,but i heard to expect that. but now i can hear a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-26-2003, 12:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,110
Posted By redtangent
i have the txs with the LOUD muffler, it is...

i have the txs with the LOUD muffler, it is really loud, but liveable after you get used to it, i love it when a civic pulls up next to me
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-12-2003, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,168
Posted By redtangent
no i don't, at leat not yet, all i did to the car...

no i don't, at leat not yet, all i did to the car was the exhaust, a k&n drop in air filter, and i replaced the restrictor connector between the wastegate and the boost control? i think thats where...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-12-2003, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,168
Posted By redtangent
hey i just installed a txs turbo back exhaust and...

hey i just installed a txs turbo back exhaust and got a new boost gauge, in first it tops out at 10psi (i thought 1st and 2nd were limited to 10psi) but in second i hit 14 psi, bout the same in 3rd...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-29-2003, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By redtangent
hey i just installed my txs turbo back, its...

hey i just installed my txs turbo back, its sweet! deep sound but not annoying on the freeway, with the windows rolled up its just a little bit louder then stock. i love turboxs
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-20-2003, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By redtangent
what would it cost if you got cot w/o cats?

what would it cost if you got cot w/o cats?
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-20-2003, 11:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,007
Posted By redtangent
hey i pay $1.82 for 91 octane premium in CA, it...

hey i pay $1.82 for 91 octane premium in CA, it was worse up around $2.50something
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-20-2003, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By redtangent
hey i live in the bay area and it sounds like fun...

hey i live in the bay area and it sounds like fun but do you mean march 31st 2004? or may 31st maybe? let us know.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-11-2003, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By redtangent
Hey from what i've heard any cats being removed...

Hey from what i've heard any cats being removed will mess up the smog, but you don't have to worry about it for 4 years. i'm in the same boat with a turbo back exhaust, with no cat in the downpipe
Forum: The Hangout   05-08-2003, 01:52 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,498
Posted By redtangent
midnight black-CA

midnight black-CA
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-08-2003, 01:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,814
Posted By redtangent
i read it didn't come with a radio and couldn't...

i read it didn't come with a radio and couldn't friggin believe it, for 32000+ markup my car better have a radio!
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-06-2003, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By redtangent
hey i had kuhmo ecsta spectra 712 (something like...

hey i had kuhmo ecsta spectra 712 (something like that) really cheap bu t great tire wet or dry, i also like the yokohama prada spec-2, both get pretty good grip. check tirerack.com for comparisons
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-06-2003, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By redtangent
i'm getting a turboXS full turbo back exhaust...

i'm getting a turboXS full turbo back exhaust system within the next week or two, but with a stock ecu, should work from what i've heard. i'll let you know how it works, but i want to get a utec next
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-06-2003, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By redtangent
it sounds like the UTEC from TurboXS is just plug...

it sounds like the UTEC from TurboXS is just plug and play, it seems it would be easy to pull if off before letting the mechanics see the car. of course at this rate i'll have to take apart half my...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-06-2003, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By redtangent
has anyone gotten lowjack for their car? i was...

has anyone gotten lowjack for their car? i was thinking about it but wasn't sure about the price?
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-06-2003, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By redtangent
i've heard that too, but would an aftermarket...

i've heard that too, but would an aftermarket mechanical gauge work or is and electronic one needed?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-28-2003, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By redtangent
hey vindog, did you get the turboxs yet, i was...

hey vindog, did you get the turboxs yet, i was thinking about getting one too?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-26-2003, 03:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By redtangent
turbo back exaust

okay i know this question has been asked several times but...

i want a decent hp/tq gain from an exaust upgrade so i was thinking about a turbo back exaust, and there are many different brands. ...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-24-2003, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By redtangent
hey i got my wrx with the stock boost gauge, is...

hey i got my wrx with the stock boost gauge, is it as inaccurate as some people say? i was thinking of just puting an aftermarket gauge in the same place as the stock.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-09-2003, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By redtangent
does it really only take an hour to change out a...

does it really only take an hour to change out a stock exaust for a turbo back?
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-08-2003, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By redtangent
hey are there any mods you can think of that...

hey are there any mods you can think of that would help but NOT void my waranty? if not i'm going to wait to do serious work untill i run out of waranty
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