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  1. 5 points
    Gave it a wash and took a quick pic with my dad's new (to him) Forester. Not a bad looking driveway tbh .
  2. 4 points
    A few pictures from a quick run out yesterday....got this beautiful place within 10 mins drive Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  3. 4 points
    Sheโ€™s basking in the camp field at Thruxton after a 120 run up.... looking dirty ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
  4. 4 points
    Sheโ€™s alive!! New battery in, started right up. Still had a misfire, diagnostics showed cylinder number 4. The clip wasnโ€™t on properly. Now running like a dream ๐Ÿ˜. Do seem to have a slight oil leak from somewhere around oil filter/cooler so will have to look into that.
  5. 4 points
    My thinking exactly. Plus the other half is away this week so I can get it all delivered and on the car without her knowing a thing ๐Ÿ˜‰
  6. 4 points
    Morning all! Problem found, and resolved! fault with the rad! water wasnt circulating properly, can`t tell you how relieved I am!! You blokes probs think I`m a soppy female ( hehe) but I am very attached to my scooby roo!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for all your input and advice ๐Ÿ˜˜
  7. 3 points
    Fitted a new frp and intake hose. Intake hose was from ash doesn't crush like the first attempt. Just in case anyone is replacing the old rubber one it's a 57mm 120 degree bend then cut to size. Top tip use a Razer blade the put a hose clamp on where you want to cut and you'll get a perfectly straight cut. Here's a few pics after a bath.
  8. 3 points
    Had 2 days off work this week , be rude not to spend them doing something constructive. So I Fitted a new toilet yesterday morning which kept the mrs happy and earnt me some brownie points .. Promptly cashed them in yesterday afternoon and fitted a new dsr door on the bug ,as the old 1 had a large dent in it . Then spent some time adjusting the fuel pressure and tps voltage on the v1 sti .... Think I've finally sussed it and its running much better atm ๐Ÿคž
  9. 3 points
    Got my new to me turbo in boost feels really laggy but hit pretty hard. Problem is the apexi seems to be wanting all the boost 25+psi and can't seem to turn it down on the hand held. Finished the car at 3am now at work for the day. So not really had a chance to look into it.
  10. 3 points
    So after a longer than planned gap away from boosted goodness a turbine compressor flat four configuration now sits on the drive Apparently a Scooby Clinic build it has the following Spec: Initial work done - Noticed rear discs were rusty with fronts shiney - Rear pads were seized solid with crud, calipers threads stripped on removal so new rear brembo discs and pads. (Rusty ones will be up for sale once i have checked for any signs of warping) Noticed a wheel stud had a thread stripped - replaced with new, found the guilty wheel nut! Rear HEL braided hoses to match front ones and remove OEM rubber Flush through with 5.1 Stainless steel bleed nipples for the front calipers - rusted originals took a bit of blow torching to free up but fortunately no threads stripped Perrin front strut brace to match the rest of the engine bay Kenwood double din unit with NAV and reversing camera and retaining steering wheel controls loom - that took a bit of head scratching and initially sent the unit back as screen went blank - combo of settings and wiring sorted it. Also used an ICP sourced smaller stereo unit surround - works better than the black plastic adapter kit I bought as the unit has a dial which is hard to turn against the black plastic - would work ok with switches only so will possibly be putting that up for sale soon as well if teh RX doesnt get a head unit upgrade Rally Armour OEM fit mudflaps - pricey but they do fit really well Engine flush and oil change Front diff and gearbox fluid change Rear diif fluid change - Millars goodness all around Some genuine Subaru WRX STI Mats - expensive but **** - not as good as the first lot I had, or the plain impreza ones I removed - no rubber spike backing no thick pile carpet - thought I had got some ebay knock offs - will be feeding back to Subaru UK The Toucan 2 unit has blank screened can communicate to laptop so tried a version upgrade but load failed with check sum error. JT innovations will 'de brick' it at no charge so need to get that to them. Relocated fog lamp to the two reflector positions on rear bumper and wired in a second reverse light resprayed the front lower grill with matt black plasticote as the paint was flaking off and showing gold metal underneath high beam upgrade with MTEC bulbs PIAA windscreen wipers (Always the first thing I purchase for a new motor) Stuff in pipeline New front fog lamps (MTEC) one of the existing is damaged with connectors exposed Book in for a diagnostic / health check on rolling road as before it locked out antilag and LC could not be activated Oil temp guage (probably a 60mm defi) Actually driving it now it has the once over and working up to turning traction control off - sideways with it all on was a slight surprise, but fun. The front brakes are still wooden (IMO) even with bigger calipers and discs - investigate the master cylinder in comparison to the RX which whilst not as powerful gives more feel and progressive braking over the STI. Sorting the corrosion and body work - There has been some damage repair - apparently a gouge / gash down the drives side, loads of overspray and bad blending, will try and sort with Angelwax products and my mops but we shall see Find out if there is a sump baffle in place Find out if Subaru can reset the alarm so we have a pin code A mirror self closing loom addition New wheel nuts as they are corroded and wont polish up Book a track day - possible brands hatch full circuit or something closer to me ๐Ÿ™‚ Generally tidying up as the underside all looks as if it has been parked in a pond for a while possibly the OCD in me will start removing bits to have them powder coated, particularly if I ever park up next to @savage bulldogs, @salsa-king or @majik_thighs Ill know there is a furry undercarriage where theirs are all smooth.....
  11. 3 points
    My first proper mod on the Impreza! Fitted a front lip today, looks far better I think. Just my opinion of course, but I reckon they look kind of "unfinished" without a lip..... A couple of (not great) pics...
  12. 3 points
    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ how could you ask such a personal question in public ๐Ÿ˜ฎ hahaha, whoops yeah, cleared now dude
  13. 3 points
    Had the alarm fitted today. While he was in the car, the guy installing it found this under the rear seat
  14. 3 points
    Sold my extra td05 and unfortunately want to keep the spare one @JamesJDMwagon Did take the old girl for a spin today , still seem to have a rich running issue , starting to think theres a issue with the new engine loom ๐Ÿค”
  15. 3 points
    Taxed it , then took her for a birthday drink . On the way back I was tailgated by a mountune badged st focus all the way through town wtf . Once we hit the slip lane on the carriageway...... 3rd gear pull put a good 4 or 5 car lengths between us and I dumped it in 6th at 60mph .Then watched the disbelief and disappointment on his face as he flew past at 80mph +shortly afterwards ๐Ÿ˜‚ Old scoobies never die ..... they just get faster ๐Ÿ˜‰ Managed to give the ally pipework a polish and give the defis a test run (well happy with them ) , so here's another pic of the finished bay, one of the scooby (to prove it does move lol) and one of the defis lit up .
  16. 3 points
    Wheels and brakes done...! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 3 points
    Good news, she's out! Loud pipes save lives
  18. 2 points
    Looking good @JamesJDMwagon always found ash good quality stuff ,too ๐Ÿ‘ Decided to give the bug a "quick wash" . Soon evolved into touching up a few stone chips , polishing the headlight lenses and a coat of killer wax ๐Ÿ˜Š
  19. 2 points
    Finally got around to sorting my exhaust out it was butchered where someone had tried to make it fit a 2.5inch system. So I cut it out and the resonator. Still one resonator further down didn't really effect the sound, but at least the whole thing is 3 inch all the way now.
  20. 2 points
    I've had my first problem with the car, the aftermarket alarm so not really the cars fault. It decided to disconnect the fob and the immobiliser was active, and guess who didnt have the manual override code. Me, the previous owner and the numb nut who installed it. But in his infinate wisdom during the install he left the code on the back of the unit. Lucky me, it's the equivalent of writing your pin number on the back of your credit card. Changed it now all sorted. On a positive note I got myself a dual action polisher to improve the imperfections on the paint.
  21. 2 points
    Fitted a fire extinguisher to the passenger seat Sent from my LYA-L29 using Tapatalk
  22. 2 points
    Congrats! I'm happy for you. I'm doing something pretty boring in comparison. I'm removing my window weather stripping, wet and dry sanding them, and dying them black.
  23. 2 points
    Thanks for letting me join the site Heres my little beast
  24. 2 points
    Very simple, the hard part is finding someone to spray them, I took them to 3 powder coaters, and the one that took them on got a friend of his to spray them, they are too flimsy to powder coat. I got my wiper arms done at the same time, I need to get the door window trim done, they look rubbish now Best ยฃ100 I ever spent
  25. 2 points
    Still got a rich hot idle of 13.6 and I've been running it a lot at idle /cruise ,trying to locate the previous high idle issue . Although I had set the pressure at standard rate I had no idea what the original adjustable fpr was running at , as it doesn't have a gauge (had no idea what pressure its been mapped on) . So I decided to wind open the fuel lab regulator and fit the old one next to it . That way the gauge on the fuel lab regulator would read the pressure on the old regulator. Then I set the fuel lab regulator to match ๐Ÿ˜‰ This has improved the afr a bit and the rest could just be due to a increased flow from the bigger rails, new parallel lines and cleaned injectors. it's not excessively rich now and shes due a oil change in 1k , so I decided to change it earlier to lessen the chance of bore wash or the oil thinning. Still not 100% happy its running right but for now ,a repeat order from opie oils it is ๐Ÿ˜‰
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    Hi! I am Chema, bought a 2011 Subaru Outback a month ago, to replace an Audi Allroad. This is my first Subaru!
  28. 2 points
    Good evening all, So Friday afternoon, minding my own business and driving down a country lane in the middle of nowhere, a little bird thought it be wise to conduct himself (or herself) in a manner i found utterly unacceptable. Before i even had the chance to blink a puff of feathers almost exploded into the air! After almost coming to a stop and checking my surroundings said bird was nowhere to be seen. I believed at this point said bird was now attempting to nest within my engine bay so i thought i better get out and take a look. So i was not to happy about what i saw - especially as the bird decided to leave just one feather and go on his merry little way. I am now stuck with the most ugly and soul destroying grill at the front which i cant seem to pull back into place!!! I have tried attaching several cable ties to pull it back but its not budging. I'm actually now deficient approximately 12 cable ties thanks to this bird. Someone help how do i fix this?! P.s if anyone does see or hear from said bird ask for insurance details!
  29. 2 points
    well last week i finally got to MOT my blob, its so nice to be back driving a subaru again, the fuel useage is better than i remember too, still a few small bits i want to sort before i start on upgrades, but im chuffed.
  30. 2 points
    I have still got the anti lift kit , super pro wishbone bushes and cusco H brace to fit ๐Ÿ˜Š But I'll probably fit those towards the end of the year as I want to drive it during the summer ๐Ÿ˜‰ The old fpr didn't have a gauge , so I've just set the pressure at standard pressure . It seems to be running a bit rich , so I'll definitely get it checked over on attowe dyno at some point . But I will admit I'm starting to run out of things to do , might have to start working on the bug instead lol . Do fancy a building a 2.35 at some point and I doubt the race spec Mahle pistons will do many more miles .As they're ment to be thrashed around on track, not poodling round town , so they don't get hot enough ๐Ÿ™„ So if all else fails , I'll turn the boost up to 2 bar and see how long it lasts ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‚
  31. 2 points
    Drove it .... at last ๐Ÿ˜Š
  32. 2 points
    Got her another years mot, passed with flying colours so give her a big drink of lovely v power mmmm yum ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
  33. 2 points
    My fairly straightforward โ€œjust pop the engine out, change the rocker gaskets, cambelt and pop a new clutch inโ€ has turned out to be anything but! It was all going well until we went to undo the engine mounts and discovered one of the nuts had been rounded off!! Still wouldnโ€™t budge with a chisel taken to it, but now have some of those sockets that supposedly grip onto rounded nuts and bolts. Managed to get the engine out by undoing the mount from the block. Along the way there was also a couple of vac lines that are completely disintegrated and so started the shopping list! Iโ€™m now waiting on some new blue silicone lines, downpipe gasket and while shopping I came across a reasonably priced japspeed alloy radiator- now on the hunt for a header tank to match. Tonight Iโ€™ve been down to the garage and cleaned up the subframe and stonechipped the front u-frame to smarten things up a bit. Now Iโ€™ve got 4 more evenings after work to get her up and running ready for Japfest on Sunday ๐Ÿ˜‚.
  34. 2 points
    Hey Folks! Picked up my Scoob 2 weeks ago, supposed to be the last to be registered in the UK. A mate from work suggested i join the SOC so i thought i would share a few pics. First couple are the day i picked it up and the others were during a 2 day ceramic coating and the last was with the old mans car at a local photo spot. The car has a few extras fitted, All round skirts, diffuser trim, back box delete pipes and wind deflectors and a tracker, Love the car other than its monstrously crap mpg ( i knew what i was getting into! and coming from a BS diesel clio... ) I am a Mastertech for Nissan for a living and i'm so happy i sidestepped a 370z Nismo for Subaru. Hopefully i can contribute to the community with my technical knowledge ( worked on a few over my years ). Cheers Scott ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  35. 2 points
    Sounds like a radiator problem to me ...not a quick enough flow through - so noticeable temp increase at motorway speed . On one of my threads I was told that original Subaru water pumps are very well built and last 150K miles plus.... so I'd check the radiator next
  36. 2 points
    De-tangoed the side. Much better I think :)
  37. 1 point
    Hi All, I have had my eye on a forester for a while. I am tempted to snap up a Subaru Forester STI 2004 SG9 2.5i JDM fresh import (2004) from Ace Imports in reading. I am a first time Subaru buyer. Any advice on things to look out for? I am also wondering if I can find someone in the Reading area to take a look for me and report before I mission down from Leeds. https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/subaru/forester/subaru-forester-sti-2004-sg9-2-5i-jdm-fresh-import/9692092 Is this a smart buy? Any advice would be much appreciated. Many Thanks.
  38. 1 point
    I'm not really up to date with the newage stuff mate but i think most folk just get it mapped out coz like you say it's the cheapest option ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
  39. 1 point
    Aye mate that's mine aswell! Haha aye cool mate nae worries I'm in all day anyways lol
  40. 1 point
    Just bought that one thanks again. Can start putting it back together and getting it back on the road ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  41. 1 point
    Adjusted hand brake Found fog light bulb broken and when removed the unit as well found the little bit of fly eye sticker was hiding a broken lens. Bulb replaced with MTEC items and will try and source a unit from a breaker end of month Also confirmed issue with CV boot which I will get booked in to do - have done them before but it is so much easier with a ramp so will happily pay someone to do this job for me
  42. 1 point
    My pride n joy sti
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    I know the injector duty hasn't changed but Pressure and flow are different things.... ie a tdo4 at 1.2 bar would make , say 260 hp but a bigger td05 at 1.2 bar would make more like 320hp . Basically The bigger insides of the tdo5 would mean there's more volume, so more air is moved at the same pressure. The same principle could apply to the billet rails and parallel lines, I'm just not 100% convinced that's the only thing that's wrong . As a few of the voltage checks I've done to ECU pins for icv and tps are fractionally out (0.7v ish) . Either way I seem to have a 14.2 afr hot idle and 14.7 hot idle under load (with fans,heater windscreen ,wipers on ) now ๐Ÿ˜Š Which is spot on for v power 99ron
  45. 1 point
    Glad you're getting to the bottom of it.
  46. 1 point
    Wotcha and welcome - Love that colour. I would suggest a remap - not for power but just to match fuelling to the motor and try to avoid risk of ringland failure - you should see gains in the midrange and a slight improvement in fuel economy. When you clean your car get under the rear arches and clean all the muck off that gathers on the lip - this is where a lot of rust bubbles start Other than that 99Ron fuel and decent brake pads ๐Ÿ‘
  47. 1 point
    That would be awesome thanks @savage bulldogs. Vf22 are too expensive in excess of ยฃ300 so I'm going to get mine rebuilt for ยฃ400 so at least it will be new. But in the meantime while I'm saving money for my engine build just want a td05 seem to be under ยฃ200 and I can rebuild them to keep the car on the road to enjoy the nice weather.
  48. 1 point
    It varies from place to place on how strict they are, if I can't get in my usual place then fitting an exhaust bung is usually enough to keep them happy, as for other mods, most places are fine as long as they ain't dangerous Loud pipes save lives
  49. 1 point
    Welcome that is one lovely motor mate, really like the look of that model looks proper aggressive ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
  50. 1 point


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