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Swino last won the day on September 13

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About Swino

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  • Birthday 12/14/1989

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    Impreza v2
  1. Alcatek ecu

    So after 2 months of chasing the problem with my car finally found out the ecu was the problem all along I have a alcatek ecu which I've been using for the past year not a problem until this but if I put my original ecu in runs fine so does anyone know anywhere I could send it to get the bored check/fixed or is it easier to get a new one thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Impreza 99 heads in perfect working order come with cams all bolts and covers great as a spare set or replacement £150 collection Nottingham or might be able to meet if makes it easier Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Suspected head problem

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  4. Suspected head problem

    So the rebuild has began and noticed a few things the timing is off by one tooth on the right side of the engine could that have caused the problems I've been having couldn't see any problems with the head on that side exhaust valves looked burnt but no cracks not got the other side off yet but pistons look fine no movement with them and the cylinders walls are very clean think it was rebuilt not that long ago I have some v3 sti heads to put back on will it start and run with them Ill be booking in for a map once it's built Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Suspected head problem

    I wasn't 100% confident in the gauge that was used as it's old but did it again with engine cold and and 3 of them were 85-90psi and cylinder 3 was 50psi both tests were done twice and with throttle open was going to do a leak down test today but decided to just rebuild now get it over and done with :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Suspected head problem

    Just strange how it starts up idles fine and drives fine at 1st and it's not using oil or smoking Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Suspected head problem

    That's what I've been thinking been trying to put it off but just picked up some v3 sti heads and going to get engine out in couple days and inspect it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Suspected head problem

    All cylinders are down on compression three at 100-110psi and cylinder closest to turbo is 60psi the last 2 are different colour they look burnt it's been misfiring like a pig under 3000rpm but I've got no smoke coming from exhaust and I've not lost any oil and plugs are clean changed them couple weeks ago think I've got to take engine out and inspect the heads not looking good but good time to upgrade I suppose Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Been trying to get to the bottom of my problem after some help please guys car drives fine for the 1st 3-4mins then get major hesitation/back fires on pull off and any gear below 3000rpm after that drives normal until I try to apply boost can creep up the rev range fine swapped every sensor can think of and spent countless hours searching internet for things to try until I did compression test which wasn't good news just took manifold off to look at exhaust valves as people seem to have the valve guide slip took pics if anyone could look at them and point me in the direction to go next as all look fine to me Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Rear subframe removal uk2000

    Yh you can do if you remove all bolts around the diff and aslong as none of the suspension parts are in the way it's abit fiddly but can be done only 4 bolts use lots of wd40 and a big bar they are tight Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Possible o2 sensor

    So after spending days looking at wires and plugs finding nothing wrong just done a compression test and not looking good cylinder 1,2 and 3 90psi and cylinder 4 70psi the engine was cold and the gauge is old but not looking good car still starts and runs fine for the 1st 3 to 4 mins but then the misfire starts if I go below 2500rpm no smoke coming out the exhaust and not using any oil so im thinking the heads are at fault can anyone tell me if this is right thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Possible o2 sensor

    Thanks for the offer but I'm abit far from you going to go to my local breaker and see if he has any I've never had one go on me before but I've never had a problem like this can't understand how it drives fine over 2500rpm surly the engine is under more load then Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Possible o2 sensor

    Yh mines a v2 with it on the up pipe only reason I asked if it could be cleaned is because I can't find one anywhere the plugs and coils were changed a couple weeks ago and tps was cleaned at the same time I did replace the ecu temp sensor a few months back and not had the engine management light come on which makes it more confusing will check all connections and wiring again when the rain stops Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. So driving home Sunday night all was well then my car started misfiring so pulled over checked everything was connected under the bonnet couldn't see anything out of place so limped it home to find the misfire is only between 1000 and 2500rpm after then driver like normal left it over night started next morning drove fine until the temp gauge moved then the misfire returned but now the idle is all over the place still drives fine over 2500rpm done abit of looking around and people saying o2 sensor but I'm struggling to find one for classic can anyone advise if the o2 sensor could cause this and if it's possible to clean it thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Impreza uk 2000 idle problem

    I had same thing with my classic ended up being maf sensor cleaning it would help for a couple days Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk