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  1. 6 points
    Well seeing as I booked in a dyno session for the v1sti and wont be using it until the turbos rebuilt and re fitted, I decided to take the v7sti for a dyno health check at last . Glad I did, as first run showed low boost , afr out and low standard 'ish power at 280hp 226flbs ๐Ÿค” I use Clive Attowe as he knows his engine's and diagnostics, not just a good mapper . Although both power and boost were down ,he started by cleaning the maf to try and stable the afr's first (better) Then set about finding out why it wasn't making mapped boost targets and found that a pin hadn't been crimped in properly on the boost solenoid plug (got more boost back) I need a new maf and will probably fit a new fuel filter , then go back to see if numbers improve but the end result was 311hp /278flbs . At least I now know it's running safe and the extra 31hp and 52flbs , has made a world of difference to how it drives ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  2. 6 points
  3. 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 .
  4. 4 points
    Gave the old wagon a wash and painted the splitter silver just a random silver doesn't match but was better then primer.
  5. 4 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
  6. 4 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.
  7. 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
  8. 4 points
    Sheโ€™s basking in the camp field at Thruxton after a 120 run up.... looking dirty ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
  9. 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.
  10. 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˜‰
  11. 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˜˜
  12. 4 points
    Fitted some shiny new wheels to it ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜
  13. 4 points
    Managed to convince the better half she wanted a day out on Dartmoor... gave me a good excuse for a good spirited drive. She mustโ€™ve enjoyed it too though, I even got her to take a half decent picture for me.
  14. 4 points
    Took the day off on Wednesday, washed n waxed it, then went out for some pics Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  15. 4 points
    Went to my local cars and coffee meet at the museum of power near Maldo, Essex Sent from my LYA-L29 using Tapatalk
  16. 4 points
    Track day at Snetterton on Monday... great fun
  17. 4 points
  18. 3 points
    Base coat applied,getting its colour put on today!
  19. 3 points
    Cheers chap, hopefully I wont need one but if I do that's a pretty cheap solution ๐Ÿ‘ As for what am I doing to my subaru today ๐Ÿ˜‰
  20. 3 points
    Gave up getting the gt28r with the popped seals rebuilt, quote started off at ยฃ350 ๐Ÿ˜Ž .... after inspection the cost went up to nearly ยฃ1,000 wtf ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜. So today I bought a brand new billet wheeled tdo5 20g instead ๐Ÿ˜Š
  21. 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
  22. 3 points
    My pride n joy sti
  23. 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...
  24. 3 points
    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ how could you ask such a personal question in public ๐Ÿ˜ฎ hahaha, whoops yeah, cleared now dude
  25. 3 points
    Had the alarm fitted today. While he was in the car, the guy installing it found this under the rear seat
  26. 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 .
  27. 3 points
    Good news, she's out! Loud pipes save lives
  28. 3 points
    So, where do i start? i guess, from the beginning....... I bought a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi with 84k on the clock, well looked after, clean in good condition, never raced or rallied, one middle aged owner......... and a couple of other owners that where not.... During my ownership i have cleaned the STi..... I have drove the STi..... i took it to TOTB.... i also took it to scoobyfest..... i also had some fun in the snow.... then things started to brake..... Got the new brakes on, new rad fitted, then the clutch started slipping so i threw in a paddle clutch, and just when i thought i may get a few miles of trouble free motoring... Knock Knock..... no its not a joke, there is something inside the engine that knocking to get out so ive decided that rather than wait for it to make its own door through the block ill pull the lump and find out whats going. so, this is where i leave the thread for now, 3(ish) years of ownership have brought us to this point...............
  29. 3 points
    Back to the bay ๐Ÿ˜Š After finding the best route for the fuel lines, new loom , oil breather pipework and best position for the catch can . I finally started to put her back together ๐Ÿ˜Š New throttle body /icv gaskets and inlet manifold spacer "o" rings , along with stainless steel bolts ๐Ÿ˜‰ The catch can is now in a similar area to where it used to be but much lower in the bay now. To help lessen the occasional whiff of oil and hopefully it will also drain the moisture in the breather pipes into the can better . Primed the oil system by pulling the ignition fuse , as it's not been started in nearly 6 weeks ๐Ÿ˜ Then primed the fuel system , flicked the key and she sprung into life ๐Ÿ˜ No leaks and revs up fine but it does seem to have a high hot idle of 1.2k , unfortunately I'll have to look into that at a later date but she lives ๐Ÿ˜Š You're all probably sick of seeing pics of the inlet and the bay does need a clean (water marks and dust on the ally) but here's a few more now it's finally fitted anyways ๐Ÿคช
  30. 3 points
    Yeah I remember that poor p1 ๐Ÿ˜ฅ I've worked with hydraulic and pneumatic systems that run much more pressure than the 3.5 bar these will be running , so just needed the right quality materials . New stuff has been a pleasure to work with and although rain (well SNOW actually lol) stopped play for a bit, the inlet manifold is almost ready to refit ๐Ÿ˜Ž Finally I decided to fit the fuel lab fpr at the passenger side rear of the bay , so recut a few pipes and assembled it all to tripple check I'm happy . Blew the lines rails and inlet through with air and petrol , after all I've had the 565cc nissmo injectors cleaned , have a new fuel filter and the complete fuel system is being renewed ( So want everything clean ) I bought new o rings for the Injectors and phase 2 inlet adapters , gave them a light coat of oil before I fitted them. Although the new fuel lines have a stainless steel overbraid ,you still don't want them moving freely in the bay . As this puts stress on the joins and could eventually rub through the line and cause a leak . So I purposefully left a few "lugs" and bolt holes on the inlet ,too use to clamp down the lines . I test fitted the custom jtinovations loom and Once I offer the whole inlet up , I'll then find the best places to cable tie the loom to stop it rubbing too ๐Ÿ˜‰ I've got a few intake air pipes to cut , as I managed to put a Nick in the turbo inlet pipe ๐Ÿ™„ But replacement stuff from A.S.H is cheap enough , thankfully. Busy next Weekend next weekend, so still at least forgnight away from starting her up but getting there now
  31. 3 points
    Filled up coolant and gearbox, took it down a "Private road" and she goes like the clappers again!! Tooth on the timing made all the difference! Got a minor coolant leak some where that I'll look at over the weekend, brakes are a bit meh after using other cars for a few months they really have shown them selves up, so need to look at them too. Best news tho, NO ENGINE KNOCK!!!!!! So much for a rebuild lol Loud pipes save lives
  32. 3 points
    Stuck the battery back on and awoke it from it's slumber ( first time out this year ) and gave it 30 squid worth of nice v power, taking it to work tomorrow to repair cracked turbo housing ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
  33. 3 points
    yeah nearly everything is done, hopefully have it back on monday, was a cracked head gasket. So now fitted with mls gaskets and uprated bolts, stage 2 clutch, new stainless steel UEL headers as the old one had a crack causing a blowing sound, fully decatted, remap to about 380HP.
  34. 3 points
    So it's been a busy couple of weeks put a new engine in the Scoob and had an MOT with my fingers and everything else crossed ๐Ÿ˜…. Here's a few pics. Added some nice bits and bobs aerocathes, rad cap, forged header tank. But sadly need to take the gearbox out looks like I caught the rear main seal so slight oil leak. But she's coming along slowly.
  35. 3 points
    Pulled the front knuckle assembly out ready for new wheel bearings and hubs, ABS bolts snapped both sides and a blackend finger but their out! So might as well do the ball joints, trackrod ends, drop links and new brake backing plates as well. Fortunes spent but still smiling.
  36. 3 points
    Although at my level of power or type of usage, I don't really need to go "parallel" . I've over thought and engineered most of the car , so why not the fuel lines too. The oe fuel system runs a "series" set up , this means cylinder number 3 is the last in line to get fuel . a parallel fuel rail conversion allows the fuel to flow into the end of each "rail" and return out of the other end , so no particular injector is last in line to get fuel anymore. A few pics of me trying to work out which lugs to remove off the inlet, once the oe rails are gone and which way to flow and return the fuel lines.
  37. 3 points
    Washed the bug again and thought I'd share a pic of the 3rd brake light ,as I haven't seen one like it before ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  38. 3 points
    Erm well I just happened to notice a rathe nice WRX STI at the dealer and thought I'd go for a test drive. It is used and only slightly older than the BRZ being a 16 plate. The result of a couple of test drives proved more than enough to convince me and it now resides on my drive after trading in the BRZ.
  39. 3 points
    Well, Iโ€™m back! Over 3 years since I had my last Subaru (my pain in the rear Legacy GTB, Iโ€™m sure a few of you will remember). Its taken me a while to get back, life seemed to get in the way a bit, but I decided I should treat myself. So here she is... my 2003 wrx wagon. Couple of paintwork issues but engine and box seem strong, no rust to be seen and seems to have been pretty loved through its life. Hope to get back out to some shows through the season and catch up with some old faces.
  40. 3 points
    Little break in the sub zero temperatures, so chucked a sponge at the bug and took it for a spin dry ๐Ÿ˜Š
  41. 3 points
    That price is high . Low mileage never guarantees a good car, it just guarantees you pay too much . dealers in general are stingy as hell and never prep/repair cars well before sale . Either be sure it absolute A1 order, great set of tyres and extras and worth price to you or keep looking . Doubt they put much effort in a 90K service, I want belt replaced with all new idlers, expect they took that car for under 5K . Dealers are in business of making money from hot air sales, you always do fairer/better deals privately with decent folks .
  42. 3 points
    Hi everyone couple weeks ago I've posted in here that I had the change to buy my first scooby. This is the second week with my 2000 gf8, love it love it love it! The sound, the grip the style, simply in love with this car. It does need some TLC but the engine is sound. As soon as the weather improves will start working on its body work and will post updates.
  43. 3 points
    Best thing I've done joining this owners club ๐Ÿ™‚ everyone is very helpful for people like myself new to the Subaru seen, thanks guys ๐Ÿ™‚
  44. 3 points
    I've always driven the v1sti all year round but seing as i have the bug sti and the 24yr old sti has recently had a full respray, i thought I'd take it off the road for the salty season. I finally found a seemly decent 5 ply breathable car cover for ยฃ50 ๐Ÿ˜Ž I gave the old girl its last bath of the year and took her for a "spin dry" to drive the moisture out the panel gaps and get the surface rust off the discs. Being a scooby fanatic, you'll probably be surprised to hear i quite like the look of evos ๐Ÿ˜ถ but I'm not keen on being tailgated through town . Hit the sliplane and by by 08 plate evo ๐Ÿ˜Š well up to 70 mph when i dumped it 6th and backed off the throttle and he flew past looking unhappy that my 24yr old sti rinsed him from 0 to 70 mph ๐Ÿ˜‚ Soapy pic and one of it's current hibernation situation ๐Ÿ˜ฅ So this thread will go quite for a bit ..... Well until spring when the scooby modding season begins ๐Ÿ˜‰
  45. 3 points
  46. 3 points
    My scoob was proppa filthy by the time we got there, glad i spent about 10hrs cleaning it ๐Ÿ˜ Still enjoyed it and good to meet the few i spoke too and sorry too the one's i didn't get chance too chat with . Took a couple of "hurried" pics of the stand , so sorry if i didn't get everyone's scoob in . I'll try to make the effort to get too a few more s.o.c show stands next year though ๐Ÿ˜‰
  47. 3 points
    Been cleaning up my spare engine and inspecting it
  48. 3 points
    And breathe.....celebrated with a little run out [emoji7] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  49. 3 points
    traffic on here can be a bit slow at times and you're unlikely to get fast answers but at least you'll get the correct advice ! afaik there's a lot of rubbish spouted on FB by eejits and trolls, but then again i don't do FB...work of the devil imo !!! long live proper forums..๐Ÿ™‚
  50. 3 points
    Ship docked at 10pm last night, car had cleared customs by 12.30pm today, collecting it first thing Friday morning ๐Ÿ˜


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