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Old 03-10-17, 05:44 PM   #1
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Recommended oil pickup & oil/air separator? I am getting an 06-07 STI soon & the only mods I want are for reliability so if you can point me in the right direction for any other mods that will save my engine/car in the long run let me know!
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Old 03-10-17, 05:48 PM   #2
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Parts:
-KillerB Oil pickup and windage tray.
-iAG street series AOS.

Driving habits:
-Let car warm up/cool down when needed
-Drive in the right gear
-Check oil often

Done.
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Old 03-10-17, 06:23 PM   #3
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Any gauges that will protect my car from major damage? *oil pressure, fuel pressure, air/fuel ratio*
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Any gauges that will protect my car from major damage? *oil pressure, fuel pressure, air/fuel ratio*
I like idiot lights for oil pressure and coolant temp, you dont really look at the gauges when you are flat in a corner going for gold.

You will see and react quicker to a idiot light, and "because race car"

I found these work well > Longacre GAGELITES™ Warning Lights

As for AOS, that's a real can of worms, everyone will tell you to get something different, some with valid reasons, some because they are sheep, it depends on power goals and the condition of your motor as well.

I'm running a Grimmspeed AOS with an additional baffled catch can, 16k km on the motor, 300hp, some drags and a couple of track days, lots of hard driving on the street, the can has been bone dry since I put it in, rear port on intake that the crankcase breather use to use is plugged and now the return from the AOS goes through the can then to the port at the front of the intake.

I used Grimmspeed because it was cheap and a easy install for a RHD platform, the baffled can I got on fleabay, I added fuel foam to the baffling to aid in stripping the oil from the air, I also used the same hose as supplied with the AOS for the can (the supplied hose for the can was rubbish, saying that, the Grimmspeed AOS isn't letting oil past it.

From investigation I found the oil mist that got into my TMIC was coming from the crankcase breather and nothing from the cam covers, but when I rerouted the crankcase breather to the AOS it was enough to strip the oil.

TMIC and can has been oil free ever since.

Do you have oil issues?

How old is the motor?

Do you track?

Is it only street?

Is the motor stock?

Sorry for the long post and all the questions, I'm sitting at work bored.

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Get the basic defi club sport package if you just want to monitor "before kaboom" readings. Comes with oil pressure, oil temp and water temp sensor, monitored using the zd advance. The zd advance also allows u to record your 0 to 60mph, etc if you tapped tacho and speedo from your car's ecu. If you like bling then expect to spend more by buying individual gauges.

Anything with the defi control unit allows you to set warning and record parameters.

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Old 03-10-17, 09:27 PM   #6
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Well its an 07 STI with 26k miles on it, Hopefully going to buy it here soon. Just want to keep it in perfect condition, & buy mods/gauges that help keep it running clean. I will only run it on the street, I will run it hard just not all the time.
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My post about routing may have been confusing here's some pics, hopefully it explains it better

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As for AOS, that's a real can of worms, everyone will tell you to get something different, some with valid reasons, some because they are sheep, it depends on power goals and the condition of your motor as well.

I'm running a Grimmspeed AOS with an additional baffled catch can, 16k km on the motor, 300hp, some drags and a couple of track days, lots of hard driving on the street, the can has been bone dry since I put it in, rear port on intake that the crankcase breather use to use is plugged and now the return from the AOS goes through the can then to the port at the front of the intake.
When it comes to the AOS, I like the idea of "do it once. do it right" idea. Between the Grimmspeed AOS and additional catch can you bought, I imagine you're in ~$350, and you had to install two different units and tie them together. An extra $50 gets you - what many people agree - the best product on the market right now. It addresses all of the issues, integrates the coolant, and routes everything properly.

Yes, it's more work to install, but the point of the AOS is for reliability and preventative measures. Why cheap out?
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When it comes to the AOS, I like the idea of "do it once. do it right" idea. Between the Grimmspeed AOS and additional catch can you bought, I imagine you're in ~$350, and you had to install two different units and tie them together. An extra $50 gets you - what many people agree - the best product on the market right now. It addresses all of the issues, integrates the coolant, and routes everything properly.

Yes, it's more work to install, but the point of the AOS is for reliability and preventative measures. Why cheap out?
His car is right hand drive so that may have limited his options on fitment.

I'm personally waiting for Killer B's air/oil seperator in GD fitment. They're developing it now.
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Parts:
-KillerB Oil pickup and windage tray.
-iAG street series AOS.

Driving habits:
-Let car warm up/cool down when needed
-Drive in the right gear
-Check oil often

Done.
Some solid advice here I would like to add not lugging the engine. That I guess will fall in with "drive in the right gear" I am not a AOS fanatic so I'm not going to comment or recommend on that.

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Well its an 07 STI with 26k miles on it, Hopefully going to buy it here soon. Just want to keep it in perfect condition, & buy mods/gauges that help keep it running clean. I will only run it on the street, I will run it hard just not all the time.
At that 26K its almost time for spark plugs. If you do buy this car think about doing an oil change right away and spark plugs sooner than never. They are recommended at 30K and may even be original plugs at this point. Maybe even replace the air filter if its never been done. I would also recommend doing the trans and differential flushes. Those fluids are due for replacement at 30K too.vGood maintenance really goes a long way on these cars. I think a good set of gauges would be great too. Boost and oil pressure gauge get my vote.

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