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Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
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   Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
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   Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,265
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: 126
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: 244
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: 90
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: 320
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: 249
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: 639
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: 249
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: 249
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: 249
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: 579
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: 639
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: 247
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: 291
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!
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-12-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Epictofer
see the small piece on top of the clip, it should...

see the small piece on top of the clip, it should push downward toward the wire slightly to allow the clip to slide into the console pocket, or out of the pocket. im not sure wich direction.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-12-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Epictofer
check for any fluid leaks as well

check for any fluid leaks as well
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-12-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Epictofer
probably needs a clutch master cyl and slave...

probably needs a clutch master cyl and slave cylinder replaced. i would start there and then bleed the whole system very well
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-11-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Epictofer
good compression test is a good sign, but a leak...

good compression test is a good sign, but a leak down test is needed. mine built good compression but would not hold very long
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-11-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Epictofer
it appears as though you need to remove you...

it appears as though you need to remove you center console pocket and un-clip the wire from under the pocket. it may not be much longer than that though.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-08-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Epictofer
No where!! :) the 15 wrx has electric power...

No where!! :) the 15 wrx has electric power steering. No need to fill.

E: we have one at work and i doubled checked. definitely electric!
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-06-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Epictofer
you can not order the new head liner with out the...

you can not order the new head liner with out the wire harness and antenna attached. so yes we could do that but the cost would be no different. The new head liner comes with the antenna built into...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-06-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Epictofer
ill look the part up and see if the cord is...

ill look the part up and see if the cord is integrated into the head liner. Can i have the last 8 digits of the vin?


E- check the parts catalog and the headline come with the antenna wire...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-04-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Epictofer
is your knock sensor going crazy? oil in the...

is your knock sensor going crazy? oil in the throttle body could be normal. turbo charged cars tend to suck some oil through through the pcv system and and oil catch can can remedy that problem. You...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-01-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Epictofer
I can look for you, i sit in the dealer all day...

I can look for you, i sit in the dealer all day every day :) hit me with the last 8 of the vin in a pm and i can check it out
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-01-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Epictofer
Yup, only the lower one has a magnet for sure

Yup, only the lower one has a magnet for sure
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-31-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Epictofer
arcticscythe - that is true at 14psi it SHOULD be...

arcticscythe - that is true at 14psi it SHOULD be fine. i know this is for a stage 2 tune but the same principles would apply maybe? just a good read about boost control either way this response is...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-31-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Epictofer
From the research i have done you can not tune...

From the research i have done you can not tune this out for the most part. the waste gate is physically not large enough to move enough exhaust gas around the turbine wheel. This causes the turbo to...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-21-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Epictofer
i had a cracked ring land on cyl 4 in my 2013....

i had a cracked ring land on cyl 4 in my 2013. check for engine knock with an access port or other obd2 scanner and see if your reading anything. my car was showing low compression and the pcm was...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-19-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Epictofer
Brake light comes on with low brake fluid. ABS...

Brake light comes on with low brake fluid. ABS light on means there is a problem with the abs system and it is turned off.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-18-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Epictofer
Cool glad thats all it was!! I had a customer...

Cool glad thats all it was!! I had a customer come in the other day that had this problem! happens all the time :cool:
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-10-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Epictofer
very possible your brake light switch is bad, but...

very possible your brake light switch is bad, but on the older models there is a parking liguht switch on top of the steering comlumn that when depressed leaves the parking lights on all the time. it...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-08-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Epictofer
anyone check the clutch switch? if the pcm...

anyone check the clutch switch?
if the pcm doesnt see a clutch switch input it wont do ANYTHING accept turn on lights.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-08-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Epictofer
It can, but you have to tell it what codes to not...

It can, but you have to tell it what codes to not illuminate the light for.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-26-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Epictofer
Great write up!

Great write up!
Forum: The Hangout   06-10-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Epictofer
We have a launch edition sitting in the showroom...

We have a launch edition sitting in the showroom at work, and it is sexy.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-02-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,415
Posted By Epictofer
I have a perrin heat shield and no blanket. Not...

I have a perrin heat shield and no blanket. Not sure how effective it is, but it sure does look nice! lol. anyone use the perrin one?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-02-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By Epictofer
To me it looks like the crank shaft counter...

To me it looks like the crank shaft counter weight has been rubbing against the block, which isn't a good thing. I'm not an expert yet, but I think the bottom end is pretty much no good at that...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-26-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Epictofer
No those batteries should be non serviceable,...

No those batteries should be non serviceable, meaning you don't need to add water or anything to them. the poor ground could have been the issue, but without knowing what that specific ground wire...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-26-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By Epictofer
that would be the PRNDL switch if my eyes serve...

that would be the PRNDL switch if my eyes serve me correctly. looks like that's the shift cable and its mounted to the side of the transmission. that's probably transmission fluid leaking onto the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-26-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Epictofer
Hows the battery testing? Is there any draw on...

Hows the battery testing? Is there any draw on the battery while the engine is off? When you turn the headlights on there is additional load on the alternator and it may adjust the engine idle to...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-22-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Epictofer
sounds like its in the disc if the noise is...

sounds like its in the disc if the noise is changing when under load or when all load is taken away.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-21-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Epictofer
Sometimes the throw out bearing only makes noise...

Sometimes the throw out bearing only makes noise when pressure is applied to it or removed from it. my wrx has a slight bearing noise when depressing or letting off the clutch. that's the ONLY time I...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-29-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By Epictofer
I believe that is a wastegate control code or too...

I believe that is a wastegate control code or too high boost pressure or something like that. Cobbs website has some simple explanations of it.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-28-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By Epictofer
I would still take it to a dealer and see if they...

I would still take it to a dealer and see if they can pull any history codes out of the ecm. There is no telling what it came on for without looking, and no way to give you any sort of answer either....
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-28-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By Epictofer
you need to have the code checked to find out...

you need to have the code checked to find out that the light is on for. Then have someone test test/ check whatever component or system the light is on for. the CEL can come on for hundreds of...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-28-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Epictofer
Hope no fluid got back into the brake booster!

Hope no fluid got back into the brake booster!
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-22-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Epictofer
Hey man! im in NC too! out by the coast. I would...

Hey man! im in NC too! out by the coast. I would get s custom tune if I was you. I drove around for about 4 months on a ots tune but found much better performance and stability on a custom or...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By Epictofer
I was having some smoke from my exhaust and low...

I was having some smoke from my exhaust and low boost. I assumed turbo was bad. turns out my wastegate was acting stupid. I removed the negative bat cable and held down the brake pedal for about a...
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