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Old 10-08-14, 05:17 AM   #1
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Hello everyone I bought this scoobie back in October! It really needed some love and it has gotten it's fair share of love and abuse But this girl loves it rough! LOL For now I am just enjoying the car and hoping that nothing blows up soon!
Honestly if nothing breaks I will probably keep the car "Stage 2" forever! I am just going with the flow right now!


How the car sits now (12/3/16)


ENGINE:

JRTUNED -322whp/374tq
Speed Density
Agency power ELH
Invidia Catless DP
Gimmick motorsports 3" Catback
tial EWG w custon dump tube
73mm SRI
AMR hard turbo inlet
Process west TMIC
Tial BOV
JDM intake manifold
CDF racing spec c fuel rails
ID1000 injectors
IAG -6an fuel line
aeromotive fpr
Stainless Steel Turbo Oil feed and AVCS lines
Flat4motorsports Power steering lines
Mishimoto Silicone Rad Hoses
Killer b oil pickup tube
IAG competition series AOS
Walbro 255 fuel pump





Suspension/Drivetrain/Brakes:

5x114 Swap out of a JDM Spec C with Very low Kms
Feal Fixed perch Struts with Prodrive Red springs
Front & Rear Sway bars/Endlinks
Turninconcepts bushing all around front and rear
05 sti aluminum lateral links
trailing arms boxed in for added strength
Cobb Short throw shifter with Kartboy Bushings
slotted rotors and Hawk HPS pads



Interior/Audio:


JDM STi floor mats/all weather mats for winter
JDM STi Genome Gauges (Boost, Water temp, Oil temp, Oil pressure)
AEM wideband
Professionally installed sound system (JL audio Sub)





Exterior:


De-badged and De-winged
Rally Armor Mudflaps
OBP STi Fog Light covers
05 STi BBS Plastidipped BLACK with stock Potenzas with very little life left (hope they get me through the summer)
225/45/17 Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60 for Winter




Problems/Issues/Goals




How she looks now in winter mode...











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Hello, I am happy to say I just bought my 1st STi! I have a 2004 2.5rs, and had a 02 wrx but sold it. I am somewhat familiar with Subaru's but would appreciate the help and advice of you guys!

I know this needs some TLC but I want to bring this thing back to the way it should be and have fun! I don't have a huge income so it will be a slow process. I am going to treat her nice for now and not beat her up too badly, while trying to get the desperately needed maintenance done. And then move onto fixing the other small problems and eventually get some original BBS',nice suspension setup, protune. probably just beat her from then on until she blows and then go bigger turbo with some forged pistons in a new block.

I edit this later but for now I am just going to get some facts put down while they are fresh in my head and put it into a nicer format later!

When I Bought it

Maintenance History:
ODO:135,3xx miles (10/7/14)
Bought at 110,xxx in December 2010
Timing belt/acc. belts done around 11x,000 miles
Stage 2 ACT clutch and lightweight flywheel >>(clutch doesn't feel much different from other manual cars i've driven)
New Rad very recently
Starter done within the past couple years


Mods:
Stage 2 cobb tune
Catless DP
Aftermarket axleback with leaking stock midpipe
Front & Rear Sway bars/Endlinks
Cobb Short throw shifter with Kartboy Bushings
slotted rotors and Hawk HPS pads
"Professionally" installed sound system
JDM STi floor mats

Problems:
P0457 code (Still trying to track down cause)
R. Diff Temp light on because sensor is disconnected (Fixed)
R. diff slightly leaky (Fixed)
Valve covers a little leaky (Still needs attention)
PS leak (Fixed)
general oil leaks
rear strut clunk ( Fixed with some Feal revalves)
it has gotten hot a few times when it had rad leak before the new rad was put it
was in a accident but repaired professionally
no fog lights or covers (Fixed)
gauges don't work (wires came out of control box) (working on it)
not completely rust free. (It was a NY car that came to NJ LOL)
exhaust rattle
front part of intake is no longer there because bolts snapped off

Hmm I'm sure there's more thing's im forgetting.

Well here is a pic for now!



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Old 10-08-14, 05:46 AM   #2
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WOOT you bought it! What are your first impressions?
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Congratulations on purchasing the best year STi (IMHO) out there. Keep us in the loop on the progress.
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Old 10-08-14, 10:52 AM   #4
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WOOT you bought it! What are your first impressions?
Yea buddy! Well I haven't had a ride behind the wheel yet. Still not registered and stuff. Will be tomorrow tho. I went for a ride with previous owner as the driver a few weeks ago and it deff felt quick but not as quick as I thought. He probably wasn't giving it all she had tho.

I won't be either until I get all new fluids in her. Which brings me to my first question? What's the reccomended fluid for the rear diff? Most say don't use extra s. I think I might go with the motul 90pa for rear diff and extra s for the tranny.

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Congratulations on purchasing the best year STi (IMHO) out there. Keep us in the loop on the progress.
Thanks Buddy! I agree with your opinion! I will deff keep everyone updated
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Motul 300 is also a popular choice
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I read the 300 is only good for tranny but you need a straight 90weight or LSD type oil for 04-06

Is this the correct OEM LSD fluid?

Amazon.com: Subaru Certified LSD Gear OIL 80w-90: Automotive

maybe I'll just buy that..

and some extra s for the tranny
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Congrats on the ride! North Jersey?
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Thank you! nope, more south jersey.. right near the Palmyra/Tacony bridge
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Update!

Put some gas in it. Knowing that it has problems idling after filling, I only put $30 in the tank... this brought me up to 3/4 tank... tried starting the car, and it did not want to start... finally cranked over and was not happy, could not hold idle at all, had to constantly give it gas to keep the motor alive... i sat there for about 30 seconds or so revving it and then just put it in first and drove off, it idled fine after I pulled away?

I think the rear diff might be running low on fluid...

I can deff smell some kind of fluid burning.

This thing moves out!!

And finally, the most important and saddening thing... I sat out front of friends house waiting for him with the car idling, then all of a sudden I realized... i'm at the 2nd bar on water temp! fuck me! I think this almost definitely means new head gaskets?
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Yeah sounds like a bad EVAP system leak (canister, purge control solenoid, purge control valve, hoses, etc.). Sounds like the charcoal canister is flooded from over filling the tank too many times.

Check for white sweet smelling smoke coming from the exhaust as a sign of a bad HG. Do you see a nasty milkshake colored substance in your coolant overflow tank or you radiator cap? What about on the dipstick?
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