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Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   Yesterday, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Fidrat
The "rumbling noise" comes from unequal length...

The "rumbling noise" comes from unequal length headers not a resonator. The resonator tunes the sound much like the slide on a trombone. Its position and size affect the sound.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-27-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
The outside of my turbo is bone dry. here is a...

The outside of my turbo is bone dry. here is a video of the smoke. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3nv85tV_943Z1NOVGZHUktyc0k no it's not cold out. It's 78 deg.

I was thinking of sending my...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-27-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
I just got back from looking at the turbo and it...

I just got back from looking at the turbo and it looks clean and dry. Nothing is leaking anywhere. I washed my air filter and I'm gonna' let it dry overnight before I oil it. I took my bro to the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-27-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
I don't like just ripping into things either....

I don't like just ripping into things either. This is my DD and I can't afford any downtime. I did all my mods with zero downtime. The filter is a K&N drop-in but it's been a long time since I've...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-27-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
It's blue alright,bluer than I think I've ever...

It's blue alright,bluer than I think I've ever seen. Also no soot on the tailpipe like on my bros Masdaspeed3. Today I'll replace the air filter,look closer at the turbo. (I hate taking off the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-27-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
What is a CHRA ? Also this smoke smells different...

What is a CHRA ? Also this smoke smells different than my GFs 3000gt that smokes at startup.(valve stem seals) maybe that's just what burnt synthetic smells like. Could I have something as simple as...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-26-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
DAMN!!! I spoke too soon. I came off the highway...

DAMN!!! I spoke too soon. I came off the highway and went to the car wash. I waited my turn. No blue smoke. Then I went to a drive through just around the corner. While I was waiting for my food here...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-25-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
No smoke again today. I think we got this licked....

No smoke again today. I think we got this licked. Thanks for the help and good info about oil catch cans and stuff.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-25-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Fidrat
Automatic=no sale.:(

Automatic=no sale.:(
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-25-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Fidrat
Start at $7,000 take up to $8,500 no more. Get...

Start at $7,000 take up to $8,500 no more. Get the price down with things like, timing belt needs replaced at 105,000mi,stock radiator will crack at upper hose at around 100,000mi and should be...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-24-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
Only when its idle after driving highway 30 min...

Only when its idle after driving highway 30 min or more. HOWEVER...NO SMOKE TODAY!!!:D I'm thinking (fingers crossed) It was the PCV and it took 3 days for the oil to burn out of where it shouldn't...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-24-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
The one and only one in the intake manifold. ...

The one and only one in the intake manifold.

Let me describe my pics #1-#4
#1 The hole
#2 is a 3-way pipe connection. (not a valve) pictured holding it upside down. One tube plugs into the hole...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-23-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
I replaced the valve with a new one . Did I miss...

I replaced the valve with a new one . Did I miss something?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-22-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
Well I got the intercooler off and found nothing...

Well I got the intercooler off and found nothing like the pics . The pics were for an STi 2.5L not a WRX 2.0L<a...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-21-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
I finally figured out how to get pics off my...

I finally figured out how to get pics off my phone. This photo is my first!:laugh: See the oily hose? I'm going out right now and get some carb cleaner and take apart my PCV system and clean it up. I...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-18-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
Thanks, The pics of the oil separator really help...

Thanks, The pics of the oil separator really help me get the lay of the land. Too bad IAG doesn't make the kit for the 02-07 WRX anymore. The oldest kit I can find is for 08 and up. Unless you can...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-17-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
It's the 2 pipes that go across the front of the...

It's the 2 pipes that go across the front of the intercooler. The one with the 90deg bend that goes down to the turbo inlet. The oil is at the connection of the rubber hose and the metal pipe and...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-16-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 538
Posted By Fidrat
Oily tubes and blue smoke!

This pic shows the tube I'm talking about. I've got oil at the point where the rubber hose connects to the metal 90deg tube The rubber hose goes down to the inlet hose where there also is oil. I can...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-15-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Fidrat
The "AA" code trannys have thinner gears. All the...

The "AA" code trannys have thinner gears. All the 5-speeds from 02 to 07 are a clam-shell design. They are prone to spread apart under heavy shock loads. Stick to under 350WHP don't drag race it, use...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-15-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Fidrat
That's 217,480mi to us stupid Americans. Engine...

That's 217,480mi to us stupid Americans. Engine (motors are electric) swap at 211,266mi. Saw 2015s blow with less than 12,427mi. Saw GC imprezas close to 310,686mi.

Weak trannies are from 02 to...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-01-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Fidrat
Go with OEM or Exedy OEM replacement. Exedy...

Go with OEM or Exedy OEM replacement. Exedy makes the OEM one so it is the same thing. Whatever is cheaper or most available.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-10-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Fidrat
I also had a power steering fluid leak. It was...

I also had a power steering fluid leak. It was the High Pressure Power Steering Hose. The replacement part was far too expensive so I went aftermarket. The first one I got didn't work out so I had to...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-10-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By Fidrat
Stock modded heat shield is best....

Stock modded heat shield is best. http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f52/favorite-heat-shield-40402/. Wrap your downpipe with DEI Titanium Exhaust / Header Wrap 2in x 50ft DEI 010127 | Heat Isolation &...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-22-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Fidrat
I couldn't have said it better myself. I was...

I couldn't have said it better myself. I was going to use a 5mm just to clear my brakes with my stock rims (snow tires) after a brake upgrade. Just say NO.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-21-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Fidrat
Take some pictures of the problem so we can help....

Take some pictures of the problem so we can help. It should look like this... If it doesn't, you have some work to do.

<a...
Forum: The Hangout   03-19-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Fidrat
130,000mi!!!

I just hit 130,000mi today! :D Runs GREAT!!!:rocks:
Original owner (03 WRX)
Original engine (no rebuild)
Original turbo

I can't help wondering when somethings gonna' pop!:o I mean where is my...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-06-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By Fidrat
WRXes assembled in America? I have to admit I...

WRXes assembled in America? I have to admit I have never heard of this. Last I heard if it says WRX it came from Ota Gunma Japan. I just Googled it and it seems in 2016 they are going to START...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-06-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
Thanks,It was but there was more to it than that....

Thanks,It was but there was more to it than that. In the spring of that year I was only getting about 160WHP stock. With bolt-ons and no tune I was getting about 34 more WHP. Then I broke a vacuum...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-05-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
At this point I'm as ready as I'll ever be for my...

At this point I'm as ready as I'll ever be for my tune. Here is a thread that I generated around this time.

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f52/getting-tune-monday-51897/

That tells MOST of the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-05-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
If I had it to do over I'd have gotten a bigger...

If I had it to do over I'd have gotten a bigger sheet and covered the air box and the underside of the heat shield. I had no idea it would be so effective. Reflects 80% radiant heat continuous...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-04-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-16-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
This stuff is easy to work with. It cuts with...

This stuff is easy to work with. It cuts with ordinary scissors or a hobby knife. It molds itself to irregular shapes quite well. If you screw up it peels off easily so you can try again. I also made...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-15-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
The 1st thing I did was to straighten out the...

The 1st thing I did was to straighten out the fins and pick out the bugs and rocks. Then I scrubbed it down with a degreaser and dried it off with a hair drier. Next I cut out 2 pieces of cardboard...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-14-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
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Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-11-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Fidrat
Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC...

Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533787) Read it, learn it, know it, live it.:D
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-06-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
Now it's getting close to my tune date. It's mid...

Now it's getting close to my tune date. It's mid June and my tune is coming up on August 11 2014. After my tune my Subies credit card will be maxed out. Saddened by the fact that the money for my...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-03-2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
Well, brfatal doesn't like Mishimoto and...

Well, brfatal doesn't like Mishimoto and AllExtinct likes Samco. Samco has a extra layer of silicone and a better reputation. So I went with that. Sure, Mishimoto comes with clamps and has a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-02-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
This is a review I plucked from RSD I didn't see...

This is a review I plucked from RSD I didn't see this review before I got my Samco kit. I looked at some other WRXes at my autocross events that had the Mishimoto kit and they looked like they didn't...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-01-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
I think Perrin makes one too if you want to stick...

I think Perrin makes one too if you want to stick with that brand. Not sure about the intercooler hose kit. Some have had trouble with the length of the BOV hose. I did not.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-31-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,059
Posted By Fidrat
I personally can't tune anything. That is why I...

I personally can't tune anything. That is why I hired a professional. With or without comprehensive logs being available.I wouldn't know what I was looking at enough to interpret the data. It doesn't...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-31-2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,059
Posted By Fidrat
Well, then just let me introduce you to one. I...

Well, then just let me introduce you to one. I have the stock boost gauge and no wideband!!! Also he is tuning for 91oct something that Cobb can't do. <a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-31-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
So I got into a discussion about the efficiency...

So I got into a discussion about the efficiency of the stock modded air box and it was brought to my attention that the related hoses may be a weak link in the system. I took a second look at them...
Forum: Handling Tech   01-21-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By Fidrat
Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec, for summer. ...

Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec, for summer.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80, for winter.
Any all-season (no-season) tires are for your mom's car.(unless your mom is awesome!):D
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-20-2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
No, the next thing I set out to do was clean up...

No, the next thing I set out to do was clean up the air flow to the engine. Sounds simple,right? WRONG! Well, it would have been simple if I didn't touch the vacuum lines coming off the ebcs. More on...
Forum: New Member Intros   01-12-2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Fidrat
Nice car! Excellent shakedown! Looking forward to...

Nice car! Excellent shakedown! Looking forward to hearing more from you. Cant wait to see what you got. Keep us posted.
Forum: New Member Intros   01-12-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Fidrat
Welcome:) This is a great place to get good info....

Welcome:) This is a great place to get good info. Have fun with your new ride.:D
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-11-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Fidrat
You mean like this?...

You mean like this? http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/05-wrx-boost-problem-62889/ Or this?http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f72/boost-pulse-50154/ Or...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-10-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
Yes I got a tune...eventually. I had to keep it...

Yes I got a tune...eventually. I had to keep it my daily driver and save up for my tune. The tune was out of state so I had to get time off work,drive for 2hrs get tuned from a PRO. I don't want an...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-10-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
Find yourself a good wright-up on the...

Find yourself a good wright-up on the installation. I'll just go over some warnings here. You'll have to unbolt one engine mount and loosen the other one and jack up the engine a bit to get room to...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-10-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,285
Posted By Fidrat
Let's get to it. Get the car up. All I have are...

Let's get to it. Get the car up. All I have are jack stands and ramps. I backed onto the ramps and used jack stands in the front. Make damn sure those stands are in a good place! I didn't and almost...
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