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Forum: Newbie Forum   10-25-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By ride5000
no, as the rear end rotation is always...

no, as the rear end rotation is always proportional to vehicle speed, not engine speed.

it could be a wheel bearing, or a rear diff bearing. if you're certain it's coming from the back of the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-24-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,419
Posted By ride5000
what exactly does "more pressure" mean? what...

what exactly does "more pressure" mean?

what kind of proof do you have that 205s have a lower resistance to knock damage?

a wider bore is more succeptable to knock in the first place, as the...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-24-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,462
Posted By ride5000
guys, while that may be fine for daily driving...

guys, while that may be fine for daily driving (in which case i say don't "warm it up" at all), we're talking specifically about engine break-in with high load.

the oil ABSOLUTELY should be up to...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-24-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,462
Posted By ride5000
oil can take 20 minutes to reach 200* ;)

oil can take 20 minutes to reach 200* ;)
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-24-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,419
Posted By ride5000
since when does "durability" mean the same as...

since when does "durability" mean the same as "power capacity?"

for sheer numbers of bottom end engine failures, the ej255/257 reigns supreme. does that mean they're LESS reliable?
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-23-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,462
Posted By ride5000
cylinder pressure provides the sealing force on...

cylinder pressure provides the sealing force on the rings.

you need cylinder pressure. that means high load.

just make sure everthing is up to temp first... especially oil.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   10-23-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,251
Posted By ride5000
just take those backing plates off. haven't had...

just take those backing plates off. haven't had a problem in 10 years...

you should double check the wheel bearing slop though. takes minutes to do all 4 corners.
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-23-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,419
Posted By ride5000
my rear diff snout bearing went out. started off...

my rear diff snout bearing went out. started off subtle, by the end i thought the car was going to disintegrate.

found one locally from a guy who went sti drivetrain for $75 bucks.

2 hrs later...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-23-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,419
Posted By ride5000
who is talking about a 350whp ej205?

who is talking about a 350whp ej205?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-07-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,282
Posted By ride5000
get that CAI off there asap before something bad...

get that CAI off there asap before something bad happens.

the car's ecu is based on operating along two axes: rpm and load. load is based off the mass air flow sensor and rpm. if the intake...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-07-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By ride5000
fwiw, catless up pipes don't make cars run lean.

fwiw, catless up pipes don't make cars run lean.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   08-19-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,832
Posted By ride5000
bugeye wagon here i remove airbox (the ram...

bugeye wagon here

i remove airbox (the ram scoop and snorkus are long gone) and reservoir. i don't touch the battery.

pulling the battery definitely makes it easier.

i test my compression...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   04-20-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,440
Posted By ride5000
i'm doing my best to change that! :) -ken

i'm doing my best to change that! :)

-ken
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-27-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,065
Posted By ride5000
great, now i've got 21 ####ing exclamation marks...

great, now i've got 21 ####ing exclamation marks in my pingback link.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-10-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By ride5000
could be a maf sensor issue. take it off and...

could be a maf sensor issue. take it off and clean it.

pull all 4 plugs, check the condition, regap if necessary. i always like to test compression every time i pull the plugs.

check and...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-09-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By ride5000
no, the sensor is not compatible with aftermarket...

no, the sensor is not compatible with aftermarket egt gauges, which use type k thermocouples. the oem sensor is a thermistor, which operates on a different principle.

cylinders are numbered front...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-09-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,153
Posted By ride5000
if you're talking about the lower two bolts which...

if you're talking about the lower two bolts which hold the up pipe to the RH collector, anything will do. stainless is best because of the heat and corrosivity, and any fastener should be a grade 8...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-09-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,153
Posted By ride5000
you guys will find that gaps start to get...

you guys will find that gaps start to get problematic in the 40-45 range.

both larry (hotrod on nasioc) and i had some issues running high boost (ie 25psi) with the gap that big. lower boost was...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   10-13-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,343
Posted By ride5000
an 18g is larger than a vf22, but does not give...

an 18g is larger than a vf22, but does not give up much (if anything) in terms of spool

an green is a 20g-based turbo with a 49lb/min compressor wheel. it will spool a good deal slower than...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   10-13-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,827
Posted By ride5000
mental, have you got a scan of your time sheet? ...

mental, have you got a scan of your time sheet?

did you run up at new england dragway?

thanks.
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