bbqchicken Posted January 11, 2016 Share Posted January 11, 2016 Hi! Been wanting a Subaru for years now and finally on Saturday my dream came true and i got my hands on a 2001 Bugeye WRX that has a turbo from the hawkeye model (according to the Subaru mechanic). The cars been amazing and pulls like a train! (dyno'd at 274bhp). Ive always been a Toyota guy and have had both Celica and Corolla T sports so boost is a new world for me haha Unfortunately after only a few days my scooby has developed an odd issue, which for me is ultra confusing as ive never owner a turbo before, but no doubt you guys will have a better understanding than me and hit me with the noob stick! The car is fitted with an aftermarket boost gauge, when i bought the car it was boosting at around 13-16 psi but now when on boost the car makes a loud "whooshing" noise and peak boost when flooring it is 9-10 psi. No CEL lights and the car out of boost runs absolutely perfect with no issues what so ever. The car use to really pull at 3.5k RPM but now it only kicks in around 4.5k and noticeably weaker :( I won't lie, after purchasing the car i did give it a bit of a hard drive, but made sure the car was warmed up properly and cooled down on the way home and left to tick over when parked up. Sorry to introduce myself and immediately have a problem! But look forward to getting to know everyone and going to meets :) Ryan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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