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Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-21-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
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: 380
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: 325
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: 325
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: 431
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: 385
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: 161
Posted By Epictofer
Great write up!

Great write up!
Forum: The Hangout   06-10-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
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: 2,100
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: 981
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: 268
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: 193
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: 268
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: 718
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: 718
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: 746
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: 746
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: 746
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: 310
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: 636
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: 1,152
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...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-28-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Epictofer
I have a 2013 wrx and I was having some smoke...

I have a 2013 wrx and 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...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-04-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By Epictofer
possible water pump seal- when the shaft is...

possible water pump seal- when the shaft is turning it could cause it to leak. that could be why its doing it only when its running. seen it happen on an audi once. other wise pressure test with it...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-18-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By Epictofer
I emailed and called blouch, and go no response....

I emailed and called blouch, and go no response. 6starspeed emailed me back and was very helpful. After talking to them, i dont think the turbo is blown. I may have a worse problem. Could be rings...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-18-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,446
Posted By Epictofer
the pcm has a flash counter. everytime you...

the pcm has a flash counter. everytime you reflash the pcm it counts it. if you have internal engine or turbo issues, or catalytic converter issues the dealer will check this flash counter to see if...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-18-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By Epictofer
All i asked for were suggestions on a building...

All i asked for were suggestions on a building company. i am a service advisor for a toyota/ford dealer. If i ever told my customer driving like an idiot is what messed up his car, i would be fired...
Forum: The Hangout   02-17-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By Epictofer
I would be down to meet in the DC area. im in...

I would be down to meet in the DC area. im in eastern NC but have driven farther for crazier things lol!
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By Epictofer
Well i dont need you to tell me my driving habits...

Well i dont need you to tell me my driving habits are what caused the damage to the car. I know that they are. i also dont need your comment about it either. After emailing back and forth with the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-16-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By Epictofer
I have tried calling both places and left...

I have tried calling both places and left messages, and gotten no response. I email blouch this morning but as its sunday they may not get to it till monday. 6star i called multiple times and the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-16-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By Epictofer
Turbo smoke...

So ive got oil in my intercooler and a little bit of smoke at start up. Im confident its because of the oil seal in the turbo. I pulled the inter cooler and there is a fair amount of oil in there. So...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   01-27-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By Epictofer
it "should" blow the shavings out the hole before...

it "should" blow the shavings out the hole before then ever get inside the downpipe. as in exhaust pressure will come out the hole your drilling not letting the shavings fall inside
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   01-27-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By Epictofer
if you start the car right before you start...

if you start the car right before you start drilling the hole for the wideband it will keep metal shavings from falling into the downpipe.
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-07-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Epictofer
honestly im not sure on the older models. do some...

honestly im not sure on the older models. do some data logging and email to cobb or one of the guys on here
i know on the 13 and aem CAI is ok with the stage 2 tune. maybe try using the 93 octane...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-07-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Epictofer
the aem cold air is approved by cobb. are you...

the aem cold air is approved by cobb. are you running the stage 2 tune already? If not thats probably your problem and is not good for your car
Forum: The Hangout   12-28-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 10,648
Posted By Epictofer
giving doughnuts

giving doughnuts
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-28-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By Epictofer
I would park it, or put the stock exhaust back on...

I would park it, or put the stock exhaust back on till you can tune it. DP with no tune and your going to have a bad time! dont french fry when you suposed to pizza!!
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-28-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,295
Posted By Epictofer
Im running the stage 2 ots 93 octane map right...

Im running the stage 2 ots 93 octane map right now. perrin catted dp w/ 3in catback and cobb cold air. All seems well for the last month, but i need to find some where in easter NC that can tune for...
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   12-02-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,139
Posted By Epictofer
2013 WRX out here by ECU. Anyone from around...

2013 WRX out here by ECU. Anyone from around here ever check this thread? its been dead for a while now!
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