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Old 09-08-15, 05:29 PM   #161
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Power feels instant at freeway speeds. There is no sudden rush of turbo power, it feels like a very big engine underneath the hood. Power delivery is smoother with less turbo lag from a stand still. Plenty of midrange torque.
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Old 09-08-15, 07:41 PM   #162
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That's what I don't get. It's probably why my fuel mileage tanked, big time. Very disappointing.
The two replacement O2 sensors I bought for when I jump to stage 2 this weekend are Denso, but m AFR/Wideband sensor is a Bosch. Hopefully I won't have any issues. I'm hoping yours was a fluke sensor.

Worse thing is, I bought Denso, because eveyone here and my friend mechanics said to buy OEM, otherwise I could have gotten full Bosch for the same price.
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Old 09-10-15, 10:40 AM   #163
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You forget about how bad the gas mileage is on E85 when the extra torque and boost kicks in.
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Old 09-10-15, 03:34 PM   #164
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My brother sent me this.
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Old 09-12-15, 11:38 AM   #165
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I removed the old foam seal around the condenser and radiator and install new ones from home depot. Note to self, redo the foam every radiator drain and flush.



I also proceeded to regap my spark plugs from .6mm to around .7-.75mm as recommended by Bill Knose. My low end power is improved from what I can tell from the butt-dyno. It appears that the EJ25 is happy around that gap (which is within factory specs). I may look into more powerful coil packs when or if I decide to do the bigger turbo. I'm enjoying the flex fuel on the vf48 at the moment.Don's 08 STI. STI Hatchback/Wagon or bust! Don's 08 STI. STI Hatchback/Wagon or bust! Don's 08 STI. STI Hatchback/Wagon or bust!
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Old 09-12-15, 02:48 PM   #166
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RinglandsDon's 08 STI. STI Hatchback/Wagon or bust! Don's 08 STI. STI Hatchback/Wagon or bust! Don's 08 STI. STI Hatchback/Wagon or bust!
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Damn man.
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RinglandsDon's 08 STI. STI Hatchback/Wagon or bust! Don's 08 STI. STI Hatchback/Wagon or bust! Don's 08 STI. STI Hatchback/Wagon or bust!
Managed to blow the ringlands in 3hrs since your last post?

Also, I always thought plug gapping should be done before a tune?
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Old 09-12-15, 04:06 PM   #169
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Shit happens. I guess it was bound to happen soon. It was consuming a lot of oil anyways.
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Shit happens. I guess it was bound to happen soon. It was consuming a lot of oil anyways.
Definitely sucks. Hope you can get back up and running soon!
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