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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - I promise I won't mod it ;-)

I'm about to pay off a significant amount of debt. Ohhhhhh. Still have some things I need to install, just been busy.

-New SS clutch line
-Beatrush transmount
-Whiteline posi shift bushings


Still waitin' on COBB flexfew-el.
 

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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - I promise I won't mod it ;-)

I'm about to pay off a significant amount of debt. Ohhhhhh. Still have some things I need to install, just been busy.

-New SS clutch line
-Beatrush transmount
-Whiteline posi shift bushings


Still waitin' on COBB flexfew-el.
Let me know what you think of the beatrush trans mount, I'm in the market for one. I have the beatrush pitchstop mount. It's very solid and a great piece just lots of nvh even with a straight pipe. Haven't really seen a good review on one.
 

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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - I promise I won't mod it ;-)

I'll let you know for sure! I just installed my JDM double DIN AV plate the other day. Just been super swamped and now it's supposed to snow :O


I'm debating going EWG and getting a Grimmspeed Up pipe to compliment the flex fuel stuff.

I need another job. lol
 

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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - I promise I won't mod it ;-)

I'm ashamed of myself.






































I bought stuff today. :)
 

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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - I promise I won't mod it ;-)

Worked on some things yesterday...




Not on the subaru though.

Also helped a buddy build a 3 pump hanger for his GTO. Three walbro 450LPH!

 

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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - I promise I won't mod it ;-)

And the engine let tonight. :-( pretty bummed
 

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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - I promise I won't mod it ;-)

Not 100% sure, but it sounded like rocks in a can. I'm guessing it's possible that either the oil pick up tube broke completely (or partially), or ring lands. LOTS AND LOTS of knock, which wasn't audible at speed, but when I pulled over to the shoulder it was like - Oh. Yeah. So something was moving around in there. Funny thing is, I had no unusual knock until it, just broke.

Got towed to the dealer for now, so we'll see if they warranty it. I always knew this would happen, and it's certainly not my first blown motor (I think this is number 6 or 7 in the line of engines I've ever had in various cars lol), but damn the timing is poor.

Full report as soon as I can.

I guess if they won't warranty it for whatever reason, I'm at 45K, in just shy of 2 years, I will look at IAG or Out Front Motorsports.

Looking back, I kinda felt this was coming - idle has been a little more choppy/rough than it usually is, and power seemed to maybe be a little down, I assumed I was just used to what it had. I do a lot of daily driving so I don't beat the crap out of it a lot, so it was curious that the power felt down.
 

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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - Rocks in a can. :(

Sounds like a rod bearing to me. Good luck with the repair. Hopefully Subaru takes care of you. Happened to me about 4,000 miles ago. It's an oiling issue and, sadly, NOT uncommon. As long as you've done your oil changes at the proper intervals you should be ok. You did say you were getting excessive blowby though. Were you checking your oil about every week or so to make sure you weren't low?
 

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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - Rocks in a can. :(

Sounds like a rod bearing to me. Good luck with the repair. Hopefully Subaru takes care of you. Happened to me about 4,000 miles ago. It's an oiling issue and, sadly, NOT uncommon. As long as you've done your oil changes at the proper intervals you should be ok. You did say you were getting excessive blowby though. Were you checking your oil about every week or so to make sure you weren't low?

Ya know it's weird, the blow by wasn't excessive, I had thought it was at one point until I checked my buddies car. I thought it was, because when I popped the oil cap off while running, there was positive force, but that would make sense coming from the head. (Which I wasn't thinking about at the time, when I had that bad tank of gas). I had no smoke out the oil fill, or the dipstick tube either.

I actually wasn't using much, if any, oil between changes which I thought was kind of weird too. The GS AOS never even got installed for that reason, at this point I may even try and just sell it.


But yeah, just did the oil change a few days ago, oil level was good. If it is indeed a bearing, although I've never had a spun bearing sound so horrendous, I would bet the oil pick up tube is jacked. Sucks that I'll have to wait till next week to probably hear anything. Funny how the timing on this stuff is always bad haha :rofl: :confused:
 

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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - Rocks in a can. :(

Plan is to possibly do an IAG stage 2. Even if they replace the motor under warranty. I may pull that and sell it to someone looking to upgrade.
 

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Plan is to possibly do an IAG stage 2. Even if they replace the motor under warranty. I may pull that and sell it to someone looking to upgrade.
Why I didn't even bother to turn mine in for warranty. They clearly don't know how to build an engine so you're better off with anything else.
 

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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - Rocks in a can. :(

Why I didn't even bother to turn mine in for warranty. They clearly don't know how to build an engine so you're better off with anything else.
It's true, but it's good to have the loaner for now. I'm 99.9% sure I'm going with an IAG STG2 short block.
 

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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - Rocks in a can. :(

Debating between STG2 and STG3.. I like the idea of the tighter tolerances of the STG3 because I daily this car.

Also getting a list together on things I need to complete the swap in a weekend.

I'm planning on getting

  • OEM gasket set
  • Killer B oil pan/pickup/baffle
  • air pump block off plates
  • Oil pressure gauge setup of some sort
  • AOS of some sort - maybe IAG
  • fuel rail upgrade??
  • new oil pump? High volume?
  • ARP head studs
Things with question marks I'm debating, and/or not sure on at the moment.


Also debating doing the steering rack while the engine is out of the car, since I would imagine it's easier.

I'll be staying stock turbo, and headers/uppipe until I can at least complete break in (mostly because of my broken bank account after the short block and everything else).


Any insight would be awesome :)
 

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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - Rocks in a can. :(

The rack would be nice, but still doable with the engine in place. It sounds like you are preparing for more power. I did a clutch upgrade to prep for more power and added a Fluidampr for reliabilty and to iron out the rest of the slight roughness these engines have. If you don't plan on going beyond 600hp, there is no need to go with IAGs stage 3 block. I also opted to go with a head gasket better than the stock one from JE. It maybe overkill, but I have a peace of mind that it has a lesser chance of failing.
 

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Re: 2014 DGM Sti - Rocks in a can. :(

The rack would be nice, but still doable with the engine in place. It sounds like you are preparing for more power. I did a clutch upgrade to prep for more power and added a Fluidampr for reliabilty and to iron out the rest of the slight roughness these engines have. If you don't plan on going beyond 600hp, there is no need to go with IAGs stage 3 block. I also opted to go with a head gasket better than the stock one from JE. It maybe overkill, but I have a peace of mind that it has a lesser chance of failing.
Good point, the rack can wait. I think I may hold off on some other things too(rails)... as I really just need the car running again. This isn't my first rodeo in blown engines, so I should have been a little more prepared, but I got comfortable with the "newness" of the car and thinking it wouldn't happen so soon. :rofl:

I may wait on the clutch too, it depends on how it looks, it seemed to be holding pretty well for the limited times I really asked a lot of it. For the most part I commute so I think it will be ok for the rest of the Winter.

Hope to hear back from the dealer today or tomorrow so I can at least make plans for a car in the interim if necessary.
 
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