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  1. Siluro

    Noise Cameras

    I live in the town center and those Toyota Prius taxis sneak up on you if your not careful. The driver of these silent assassin cars should be more aware as they cannot assert their presence like a Scooby, or a V8. As you say Loud pipes save lives.
  2. Siluro

    Noise Cameras

    I went to see the WRC in Wales last year and i was shocked how quiet they were. I could hear the tyres on the gravel in the slower stuff. Amazingly fast though. Stones were flying every were when the WRC cars went by. Lots of Scoobies in the lower classes. Other then the Mk1 & 2 escorts must of been the most common car. I believe your right they have to run cats for the emissions. Good damn health and safety and global warming.
  3. I am looking into doing a DIY job as I cannot trust anyone in my area not even Subaru. What it looks like you do need is a cam locking tool to make life much easier. £20-30 from what I can see. Got few miles left until it needs changing so still investigating. Does not look to bad a job really. You need to to take the rad fans out at least. I will be taking rad out as well to avoid damaging the fins and to give you extra room to work with. Scoobyworld do it for a reasonable price they did mine just after I bought it.
  4. Clutch will be heavier than your previous car especially if it has been uprated. Has it been uprated? Mine is still on original and it is not that stiff. Stiffer than my old punto. I hear the average miles on Original clutch is around 40K.
  5. Don't take it to your local Subaru dealer if there anything like mine. Could not even bleed the air out of the cooling system correctly. Caught it all on dashcam and got a full refund.
  6. Siluro

    Noise Cameras

    If I hear a loud car in my street I general look out the window to find out if I guessed correctly. I have more a problem with the f***ing barking dog next door, all bl**dy day long.
  7. Adding a sports CAT is a MOT failure as it is not Type Approved for the car. The only sports cat that is MOT legal is the Prodrive. Currently no one looks into this detail but I believe those are the facts. They will clamp down eventually, just like those new noise cameras that are being tested in the UK.
  8. Any make of car has their own problems some far more serious on modern designs. Ecoboosts catching fire, same for BMW EGR valves overheating and catching fire both dangerous to your health. I believe both have caused fatalities. Blown HG is just a danger to your wallet.
  9. Yep I am afraid so. It is usually a matter of when not if. Lots of failures on the web. Signs, pushing coolant out of the overflow tank, overheating but tricky to diagnose unless badly blown from what I can gather. Either head gasket or heads lifting underboost. I am no expert but I if you search you will find many HG blown on the 2.5. Frequent oil and coolant changes and make sure battery is good and clean. Make sure you have a oh sh** fund lol. Good excuse to forge the motor. Stop looking for problems or you will scare yourself from ever enjoying it.
  10. My front lights are starting to yellow too. Goner polish and put some 3M clear wrap on them for UV protection. Once thats goes yellow just peel off and re apply new wrap. Mine has the Zunsport grills which do look nice. Other than that I am going to replace/upgrade things as they die, I am sorter hoping the suspension goes so i can justify the money, lol.
  11. Something is better than nothing just be sensible and treat her nice. If I had oil temp gauge i would not boost until oil is at least 80 degrees maybe more. Looking into oil and pressure gauge next possibly. **** thread confusion cause we where talking live and i did not realise it swapped.
  12. Nice motor. Mines completely standard bar map (270 bhp) and big brake kit, same colour. I take it yours is a Hawkeye cheaper tax version mines an 07 plate. Sort the brakes out if they are standard as they are rubbish. That was the first mod i did. Godspeed brembo big brake kit to fit standard wheels. Massive improvement no fade anymore or spongy pedal. As yours seems to have bigger wheels i would get some STI brembos and fit them. Think I am goner get the rear windows tinted like yours. More pictures please. It looks lowered to me so not standard, maybe the bigger wheels make it look that way.
  13. You will get all sorts of opinions on this. I always let a warm up for at least a minute before heading off and quite a bit more until I will go above 3000rpm. No oil temp so just sensible guess work for me. I always let the fans run if they are on before switching off or tick over for a while if i have been hooning around to let the turbo cool down. The WRX uses coolant vapour to help with instant switching off but best to help it. See what others say. Modern oils are very good so just dont hoon until she is well warm.
  14. I was looking into Terraclean before my map. Searching around people said it improved the car but did not last long. I also asked Racedynamix and they said it is not worth the bother. If your failing Emissions it might be worth it otherwise if it ain't broke, dont fix it for me. Talk to terraclean sales and they will tell you that they get best gains from boxers and they run dirty, lol $$$$$$$$$