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Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   Today, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By Epictofer
Im in! Very interested in a cabin, depending on...

Im in! Very interested in a cabin, depending on price! This is going to be so cool!
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
going to order the crankshaft tomorrow. Both of...

going to order the crankshaft tomorrow. Both of the ones i have are no good. Also going to order the STI oil pump, although i havent found a legit reason why. Im assuming it pumps more volume of oil...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
Got some parts porn for you guys! process has...

Got some parts porn for you guys! process has slowed down a bit, we have been really busy. gonna crack the block apart tonight. cyl 3 spun the bearing. good bit of movement there.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-23-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By Epictofer
coolant makes it super hard for anyhing to stick...

coolant makes it super hard for anyhing to stick and seal well. Good luck sir!
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-23-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Epictofer
drain the engine oil and see if there is any...

drain the engine oil and see if there is any metal in it. it will look shiny or have a greyish tint to it. also pull the down pipe and check shaft play and look and see if oil is in the downpipe
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-23-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Epictofer
ill try and find something more definitive, but...

ill try and find something more definitive, but basically drive it till you hear the noise. Then get it on a lift and try to duplicate it on the lift and listen with a stethoscope.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-20-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By Epictofer
if you clean and prep the are very well the jb...

if you clean and prep the are very well the jb weld should hold.......thats still a risky move going that far though... yikes!
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-20-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Epictofer
most say rotella t6, but there are many different...

most say rotella t6, but there are many different oils you can run. I usually use subaru factory 5w30 syn bottled oil. I think its specially formulated by subaru for their turbo charged cars, but im...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   09-19-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By Epictofer
can you hold the sway bar till wednesday, i dont...

can you hold the sway bar till wednesday, i dont get paid till then. I want it!!
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-19-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
Yeai agree with both of you. My stubborn ass...

Yeai agree with both of you. My stubborn ass father on the other hand swears the crank will be ok because its nitrided at the factory. Today i will convince him otherwise. Hes also my boss/service...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-19-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
Ive got another wrx crank and block sitting in...

Ive got another wrx crank and block sitting in the shop also has a spun bearing. ill take em both out and look to see if there is any damage, and if there is i will be getting a new one. my budget is...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-18-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
lol no broken tools yet! But im lucky enough to...

lol no broken tools yet! But im lucky enough to have all the subaru special tools on hand.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-18-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
Motor is torn down. Havent split the block yet,...

Motor is torn down. Havent split the block yet, but on cyl 3 i can wiggle the connecting rod where it connects to the crank. I ordered manly pistons, h-tuff rods, and king bearings along with a...
Forum: The Hangout   09-17-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Epictofer
Every time a subie shoots fire and angel gets its...

Every time a subie shoots fire and angel gets its wings!!


i feel a meme coming on....
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   09-16-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Epictofer
hit the exhaust with a rubber mallet. hit the...

hit the exhaust with a rubber mallet. hit the heat shield with it as well. eventually one will make the noise your hearing
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   09-11-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Epictofer
Without actually sitting in the car and hearing...

Without actually sitting in the car and hearing the sounds, this will be very hard to give an idea of whats going on.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-10-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
some more pictures from the first go round. Went...

some more pictures from the first go round. Went a lil crazy with the WRB spray paint lol
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-10-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
oh yea, definitely going to follow tear down...

oh yea, definitely going to follow tear down instructs from subaru.

this was the what it looked like when i replaced the pistons and rings! :D
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   09-10-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Epictofer
White smoke usually indicates coolant burning,...

White smoke usually indicates coolant burning, blue or black smoke indicates oil usually. i would pull the DownPipe and check for trubine shaft play and look and see if there is any oil in the...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-10-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
Im tearing the engine down saturday. Im going to...

Im tearing the engine down saturday. Im going to set up my gopro and take a time lapse of it coming all apart. Ill find out then how bad the damage is. There were no chunks in the oil or oil pan so...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
Yea, im thinking i need to find a way to rig one...

Yea, im thinking i need to find a way to rig one up maybe. i got an old forester i could pull the cooler off that and try and make it work, but i would have to t into a coolant line somewhere
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-09-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
So heres the parts list so far : Manly B...

So heres the parts list so far :

Manly B series drop in pistons
Sti/WRX OEM crankshaft- they are the same PN in the subaru parts catalog.
Manly H-tuff Rods
King rod and crank bearings
STI oil...
Forum: The Hangout   09-09-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Epictofer
Depending on the labor time to pull the tranny...

Depending on the labor time to pull the tranny that could be accurate. Those 3000gt are a pain in the arse to work on lol! anyone have alldata or mitchell?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-07-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 921
Posted By Epictofer
And the guys at turbo time are legit. Ive talked...

And the guys at turbo time are legit. Ive talked to them on the phone a few times. I plan on bringing my wrx to them to get it tuned after the engine is done being rebuilt.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-07-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 921
Posted By Epictofer
check and see if the knock sensor is going off...

check and see if the knock sensor is going off like crazy. i know mine had burnt ringlands wich caused bad knock events. that caused the computer to retard timing and cut fuel and boost to prevent...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-07-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 921
Posted By Epictofer
engine light flashing means a misfire is...

engine light flashing means a misfire is happening right then. next step is checking coils if you havent already. as for boost guage, maybe caused by the misfire?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-05-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
Yea oil cooler is surely going to be replaced,...

Yea oil cooler is surely going to be replaced, hopefully there is no damage to the heads. Im lucky enough to work for the dealer so ill get the part at 10% over cost. still pricey but worth it. Turn...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-05-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
PSINUSE!! :) Dood that makes so much sense!!!!...

PSINUSE!! :) Dood that makes so much sense!!!! Had the knock sensor going off like crazy for a long time before it ever started with the rod knock. Pulled the motor and didnt see any signs on metal...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-05-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
Thanks for explaining that to me, cause i didnt...

Thanks for explaining that to me, cause i didnt know that. Im still learning a lot about this stuff. Ive been told i need to look at the casting number to make sure i dont have a 704 block, and if i...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-04-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
no smoke at all. just shut off. The starter hasnt...

no smoke at all. just shut off. The starter hasnt got the power to turn the motor over. ill find out more on saturday...:(
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-04-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
its a plain old cobb stage 2 tune...and since i...

its a plain old cobb stage 2 tune...and since i did the ring lands its only been 1200 miles. Im pretty sure when the ring land cracked and it ran low on oil it caused the bearing issue, but when i...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-04-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
Well i drove it home from work and back at lunch...

Well i drove it home from work and back at lunch time today and it didnt make it back.... i think the bottom end seized. I coasted back into the lot at work. Motor wont restart. Going to pull it...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-04-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
I am very interested in the headers and up...

I am very interested in the headers and up pipe/EWG if they will fit my car.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-03-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
^^^^ Surely have to pay to play. I don't want...

^^^^ Surely have to pay to play. I don't want anything to crazy. I nice 325-350hp daily driver that is reliable and fun to drive. Am i asking too much? lol. Im going to do a bit of research and see...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-02-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
Oh were doing a performance rebuild. i do not...

Oh were doing a performance rebuild. i do not wanna have to pull the motor and heads a third time. Its only been back on the road 1200 miles since i replaced 2 pistons and a set of rings.....i cant...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-02-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By Epictofer
Knock Knock!!

I think my WRX hates me.... Drove to Atlantic Beach and back yesterday and everything was fine. Wake up this morning to go to work....rod knock...f my life....what do you all suggest for rebuild kit...
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   09-02-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,398
Posted By Epictofer
not a lot to go around out this way

not a lot to go around out this way
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-29-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Epictofer
Tripple ditto!! i have seen many an aftermarket...

Tripple ditto!! i have seen many an aftermarket filter leaking. They dont leak a lot but for 8 bucks i wouldnt take the chance
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-28-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Epictofer
anything is possible, but your going to need more...

anything is possible, but your going to need more than exhaust work and a tune to reach 300 hp thought i think. check out the dyno sheet show off thread and look at the mod lists vs HP and it will...
Forum: The Hangout   08-22-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Epictofer
Ack!!! never like to see this, but glad everyone...

Ack!!! never like to see this, but glad everyone is ok!! Probably a good idea to have a tuner check it out. Hopefully nothing to major is bent.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-22-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Epictofer
No worries my friend!!

No worries my friend!!
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-22-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Epictofer
Thanks guys!!! if you all have any questions...

Thanks guys!!! if you all have any questions please feel free to ask me. i cant always get on here every day but any down time i here and lookin around :)
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-21-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Epictofer
it kinda sounds like the voltage regulator on the...

it kinda sounds like the voltage regulator on the back of the alternator is acting crazy....
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-20-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Epictofer
here ya go guys. i think this worked

here ya go guys. i think this worked
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-20-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Epictofer
I think i have the pdf file save on my desktop i...

I think i have the pdf file save on my desktop i maybe be able to pull the page with the picutres. where do i upload it to hahah?
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-20-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Epictofer
Hey guys. Subaru service adviser here :) that...

Hey guys. Subaru service adviser here :) that recall has to be done in all states but they are doing the ones with heavy salt and harsh winters first. You can call your local dealer to find out if...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-20-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By Epictofer
I have a 13 wrx and i love it. You need to be...

I have a 13 wrx and i love it. You need to be careful when modding and tuning. This particular year runs a little lean under boost, so i would recommend a pro tune and to get all your parts and do...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-19-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Epictofer
replace battery first as p51302 said, it can...

replace battery first as p51302 said, it can cause some crazy stuff to happen if it is weak. I was also going to suggest checking grounds as well. a loose ground could cause the flickering and...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-19-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By Epictofer
I love the cobb short throw and shifter bushings....

I love the cobb short throw and shifter bushings. I have to drive other sti's and wrx's for work and mine is so much crisper and cleaner shift pattern than the stock one. noise is increased but the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-13-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Epictofer
Thanks for the great write up!!! im deff going to...

Thanks for the great write up!!! im deff going to set up something like this!! love the extra light!
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