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I never really considered making a member journal as this car was never suppose to be this way!! I am way behind on this but this has been a very last minute build as my engine let go after 20k miles on stage 2 Flex Fuel.
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I purchased the car new on Halloween of 2015 from Betera Subaru in CT.

Engine build list- Current
IAG Stage 3 Plus Shortblock-
Manley Turbo Tuff Pistons
Manley Turbo Tuff I-Beams
ACL race bearings w/ Stock Nitrated Crank
Killer Bee Oil Pick
Gates Racing Timing Kit
FP Black 82HTZ BB Stock Location
FP 84mm Turbo Inlet
IAG Street series AOS
IAG Top Feed Fuel Rails with Parallel Feed -6 Fuel Lines
Aeromotive FPR
Cobb Flex Fuel + Speed Density Tuned by JR
Perrin Cold Air Intake
Fathouse Fab 4" FMIC
Tial Q BOV
Perring Equal Length Headers
Grimspeed up-pipe with 38mm EWG
Invidia Catless Downpipe
Corsa Catback Exhaust
Competition Clutch Stage 4 6 Puck Clutch W/ Resurfaced Stock Flywheel


IAG Stage V Heads-
JE Pro Seal headgasket
Manley Extreme Duty 33mm Exhaust Valve Set
Manley Race Flow 37mm Intake Valve Set
GSC Valve Spring and Retainer Kit
IAG Stage V headwork with Multi Angle Valve Job/Port&Polish
Kelford Dual AVCS 272/268 11.30/10.50mm Lift Street Cams
IAG TGV Deletes with 8mm phenolic spacers


Airlift Performance Lift V2 Autopilot
Rays 57FXX Mag Blue 18x9.5 et38mm
265/35 Continental DW

I promise you it's slow! It's a stock location turbo :rolleyes:




Ethanol Dyno Chart 587/567wtq tuned on winter blend E58 :( (JrTuned @ IAG Performance)


Ethanol Dyno Chart 530/508wtq on E74. Travis @ SnailPerformance California


Pump Dyno Chart 464/397wtq
 

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Re: 2016 Hyperblue IAG Built | Daily Driven | 587whp/567wtq

Car waiting to be driven home 110 miles back to Albany


The first 24 hour of ownership!


After 1 month and 3,000 miles. I installed the Corsa Exhaust and Rally Armor Mudflaps, Cobb Stage 1 flashed.



Fast forward 2 months later. Flex Fuel kit was ordered along with Perrin Equal Length headers that I wrapped in DEI exhaust tape. Car made 337/367wtq





Installed Airlift Suspension and rolled/pulled rear fenders along with a slight pull on the front fender. I am one of the weird people to run an air suspension setup with meaty tires:)






August 2016- I purchased a 2000 Subaru RS that had an STI drivetrain installed. I pulled the hybrid SOHC turbo setup out of it and replaced it with an EJ207 V7 engine (project completed January 2017) :) Crappy iPhone Pano


October 2016- The engine let go after 20k miles on my way to work. Very weird feeling... Driving up to the last stop sign before the parking lot, the engine made a slight shudder on the stop and it began idling rough and my vacuum gauge on the cobb read -8.30 where it usually reads -9.9. I parked the car and opened the oil fill cap to find white puffs of smoke. I knew exactly what it was. I drove the car for an additional 3 days after this event until I saw one huge feedback knock of -7.7 on light cruising. Car remained parked until I decided what I wanted to do.

One week later... I made one of the most expensive phone calls ever :lol:
I spoke with Keith at IAG. The conversation started with lets get the car fixed and just back on the rode. After a week of ironing out all the details. The simple "lets slap a forge built block and upgrade some fueling mods" turned out to be a 600whp build. IAG was very busy at the time so my drop off date was December 22nd. Christmas present :tup:
 

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Re: 2016 Hyperblue IAG Built | Daily Driven | 587whp/567wtq

February 4th, 2017- Car was picked up and begin the long journey of 3,000 mile break in.
I drove the car home ~360 miles back to Albany and hated the 1 hour of traffic I got stuck in. Breaking in a brand new engine along with the 6 puck clutch was quite embarrassing:(!

Feb 16th, 2017- FP black turbo arrived after being backordered. The install for this was quite frustrating. See details below.
- The 84mm is massive trying to get it fit between the manifold/tgv delete.
- The clamp provided by FP was too small diameter wise to provide a tight clamp. ( reordered a new larger 4" zebra clamp that is half the width of the regular breeze clamp provided)
- The TGV delete was pushing on the inlet in a spot I did not like, so I purchased an 8mm phenolic spacer to raise TGV delete torwards the center of the inlet. The spacer also made the manifold much cooler also. I was never a believer of this until I was able to put my hand on the manifold after a long drive.
- I had to grind a nut down to be able to get it to screw onto the turbo bolt because the turbo hotside housing wasn't milled down enough to fit.







Next was to install the Fathouse Fab 4" FMIC with Tial Q BOV- This was less frustrating.
There is a mild modifications needed to the bumper. In my case I had to do some additional modification to the fog light bezel as I could not get the pipe to clear no matter what I did.

I plan on redoing my hack job on the bezel ( $12 dollars for a new one but it works;) )



Everything was back together and I completed 1,500 long and uneventful miles. Per some suggestions. I scheduled the car for a dyno tune to help give the pistons a good seat!
March 6th, 2017- The man JrTuned blessed the car! - Dyno graph in the first post. Car also made 464whp/397wtq on 93


Following the dyno session. I did another 1,500 long and uneventful miles on the break in oil. Finally 3,000 break in miles completed and I completed the oil change with Motul X-cess 5w40 synthetic oil.

Groceries aren't a problem either!
 

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Re: 2016 Hyperblue IAG Built | Daily Driven | 587whp/567wtq

Jebus christo, insane:) love the plates and the black intercooler pipes:)

Atleast if I sell mine I can live through guys like you and follow your threads!!!! Bet it's fun to drive, and scary for unsuspecting passengers....
 

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Re: 2016 Hyperblue IAG Built | Daily Driven | 587whp/567wtq

Jebus christo, insane:) love the plates and the black intercooler pipes:)

Atleast if I sell mine I can live through guys like you and follow your threads!!!! Bet it's fun to drive, and scary for unsuspecting passengers....
Thanks! I always get a laugh out of the plates! The car is a blast to drive, the boost comes on very fast and pulls like a freight train to about 130. I had a co-worker in the car car and his response was " holy sh**" I was not expecting that.


Very Nice! May i ask who did your build engine and tune your car btw?
Build was done in-house by IAG and tuned by JR.
 

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Re: 2016 Hyperblue IAG Built | Daily Driven | 587whp/567wtq

I average about 16 mpg on ethanol and pump is about 20 mpg.
What size injectors are you runnin? I just dropped in a blouch turbo with 1000cc injectors and a 255 pump... for some reason I'm getting around 10-12. It's kinda frustrating! Maybe you could offer me some advice. Thanks in advance
 

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Re: 2016 Hyperblue IAG Built | Daily Driven | 587whp/567wtq

What size injectors are you runnin? I just dropped in a blouch turbo with 1000cc injectors and a 255 pump... for some reason I'm getting around 10-12. It's kinda frustrating! Maybe you could offer me some advice. Thanks in advance


Hey Muffinman! I have 17000cc ID.
Are you on a break in map? Or final tune?
How are your AFR's reading. Do you have a wideband? That way you can compare if your Front 02 is reading comparable to your wideband. 10-12 is very bad. When I was tuned on stage 2, E85. I was getting 18 mpg combined.
 

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Re: 2016 Hyperblue IAG Built | Daily Driven | 587whp/567wtq

Hey Muffinman! I have 17000cc ID.
Are you on a break in map? Or final tune?
How are your AFR's reading. Do you have a wideband? That way you can compare if your Front 02 is reading comparable to your wideband. 10-12 is very bad. When I was tuned on stage 2, E85. I was getting 18 mpg combined.
It's on a final tune and unfortunately I don't have a wide band but I do have an access port.. I think my tuner didn't know what he was doing and over all I just wasn't impressed with the quality of work. Which leads me to being hesitant about getting a retune
 

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It's on a final tune and unfortunately I don't have a wide band but I do have an access port.. I think my tuner didn't know what he was doing and over all I just wasn't impressed with the quality of work. Which leads me to being hesitant about getting a retune
Man all that loot it's time to get a good wideband, and man all that work on the motor and everything else it's time to get a trusted tune!!!!!!!:)
 

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Re: 2016 Hyperblue IAG Built | Daily Driven | 587whp/567wtq

It's on a final tune and unfortunately I don't have a wide band but I do have an access port.. I think my tuner didn't know what he was doing and over all I just wasn't impressed with the quality of work. Which leads me to being hesitant about getting a retune


What does your accessport read for AFR? When you're cruising it should sit around ~14.70 +/-.5
I would definitely suggest you get a wideband in there. If your getting that bad of gas mileage, either the cruising timing table is off or your AFR's are just running rich. I.e 13.5 and lower. Where are you located? Maybe even run the Cobb AP stage 3 OTS map and see if there's an improvement.
 

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Re: 2016 Hyperblue IAG Built | Daily Driven | 587whp/567wtq

What does your accessport read for AFR? When you're cruising it should sit around ~14.70 +/-.5
I would definitely suggest you get a wideband in there. If your getting that bad of gas mileage, either the cruising timing table is off or your AFR's are just running rich. I.e 13.5 and lower. Where are you located? Maybe even run the Cobb AP stage 3 OTS map and see if there's an improvement.
Great recommendation! That thought never crossed my mind. I will reflash it now. I'm working on getting the Aem wideband and I live out in Utah. Hopefully I'll get this problem solved. I appreciate all the help!
 

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2016 Hyperblue IAG Built | Daily Driven | 587whp/567wtq

Taking the 6hour trek back to IAG to pick the car up.

The car was starting to push coolant during hard WOT pulls from 4th into 5th gear.

Will update tomorrow on what the issue was tomorrow. Really can't wait to drive again!

Issue seemed to be stock radiator cooling efficiency insufficient causing the coolant to expand into the overflow.
 

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Re: 2016 Hyperblue IAG Built | Daily Driven | 587whp/567wtq

It's been a rough day.. first nice day since I've returned from Germany. On my way home from lunch, something bad happened.
 

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Re: 2016 Hyperblue IAG Built | Daily Driven | 587whp/567wtq

Dang dude what happened? Is that coolant?


As of right now I can only assume what is wrong. It looks to be some sort of a head gasket failure or possible head lifting. During a 4 gear pull the car plumed white smoke which I immediately pulled the car over and it shut off. Its going back to IAG to be looked at soon.
 
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