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by boostjunkie
Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:19 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Gauge wiring question.
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

hey Vikash. Maybe you could help me with my gauge problem. I hooked up my oil pressure/temp gauges up a few weeks ago. Everything works fine and I tapped into the stock radio lighting circuit (single wire). The dimmer switch "works" but in opposite... when the lights in the dash go dim the...
by boostjunkie
Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Turbo
Topic: can't find a TD05-16g?
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

I don't know if it will fit on a TD-04. Still at that price why not pick it up? I really doubt that will fit. The auction says the housing only fits TD05 cartridges. The stock wrx turbo uses a TD04 cartridge. Although you could buy an big 16g or 18g cartridge to fit in the housing and screw the sma...
by boostjunkie
Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Found some interesting stuff (opened my block)
Replies: 25
Views: 3593

Yeah, that problem has been discussed on this board before. A few people had the crank pulley come loose a little bit and chew up the key. But no one's actually taken apart the engine and noticed internal bearing damage because of this. It makes sense, tho. Without the dampener properly fitted to th...
by boostjunkie
Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: how many subarus have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 4340

90 Legacy Lsi
97 Legacy GT
91 Legacy SS

My mom used to have a 92 SVX Lsi.... bought it for an UNBELIEVEABLE $12,500 OUT THE DOOR in September of 92!!! :shock:

Unfortunately, that car was totalled by a driver coming over into her lane :x
by boostjunkie
Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: I KNOW THOSE GUYS!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Woah, I totally missed that post... back in when? October?
by boostjunkie
Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: I KNOW THOSE GUYS!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

I KNOW THOSE GUYS!!

Anyways, I was at the Barnes and Nobles in White Marsh last night and happened to come across the SubieSport magazine. Flipping thru the pages I see a couple of reader rides I knew: Dave and Phil's cars!!!!!!! It was quite refreshing to see some people in a magazine that I know... much more that the...
by boostjunkie
Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: When is torque faster than hp?
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Horsepower is torque at rpm so if you can maintain any amount of torque at a high rpm, you get a lot more horsepower. Cams work by moving the torque curve up in the rpm range to create more power. Beat me to it! :D Yup, hp is the ability to make torque at high rpm. Basically, what you're looking at...
by boostjunkie
Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: When is awd faster than fwd?
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Ok, similar question. You have 2 cars, they are same model/trim/trans, but one is awd and one is fwd. How much hp do they need to have before the awd is faster in a 1/4 mile? Depends on what you mean by faster? Are you looking for elapsed time or trap speed? TYPICALLY (given some drag radials on bo...
by boostjunkie
Sat Mar 05, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Compression test results....
Replies: 22
Views: 3122

The gaps are very small and you have a couple rings. There are gapless piston rings, but I wonder how much of a difference they really make. Steve Gapless rings are quite a misnomer. There is no ring that has no gap as there needs to be some slack for the expansion of the metal. I'll do a wet test,...
by boostjunkie
Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Compression test results....
Replies: 22
Views: 3122

In a compression test you're supposed to reach a steady state after several turns. The tester has a check valve that only allows the reading to increase. Doing extra turns shouldn't materially change the number. Abnormally high compression probably won't be beneficial. Steve's list of all the advan...
by boostjunkie
Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Compression test results....
Replies: 22
Views: 3122

Intake is only an extra pipe run thru the stock air box. Exhaust is stock. My particular car aside, does a higher compression across the board (for the same engine) account for anything in terms of performance? Power? Torque? Throttle response? Also, is the base number dependent on bore and stroke o...
by boostjunkie
Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:01 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Compression test results....
Replies: 22
Views: 3122

That is true. But would it cause an increase of around 30psi? Very puzzling. Another thing. My car was sitting outside (in the frigid weather) just before I drove it into the bay. Once inside, I remember the water temp gauge read two hash marks short of warmed up... about half-way warm. I know, I kn...
by boostjunkie
Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:08 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Compression test results....
Replies: 22
Views: 3122

scottzg wrote:miscalibrated compression tester?
I would expect that if I didn't try two other compression testers in the shop with the same result.
by boostjunkie
Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Compression test results....
Replies: 22
Views: 3122

Compression test results....

Well, I decided to do a compression test on my car. Now after doing all of the correct steps (disabling ignition/fuel, WOT) I got dry readings of: cyl 1 - 245psi cyl 2 - 243psi cly 3 - 241psi cyl 4 - 245psi I ended up with numbers ALOT higher than what people normally find. The service manual states...
by boostjunkie
Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: What epoxy would you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 2320

This is what I had in mind. Except I was going to use two jumper pins. We'll see.

I'd like to try to get this out of the way tomorrow, but it looks like we might be getting some snow around here.
by boostjunkie
Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:59 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: What epoxy would you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 2320

Unfortunately, the tip of the bolt is deep within the rocker shaft assembly, so there's no way I can dremel a slot in it :( Do they even make an easy out that small? I looked at Sears and couldn't find one that would work. Also, when drilling into the bolt tip, how do I keep the shards from falling ...
by boostjunkie
Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: What epoxy would you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 2320

These are 5-6mm bolts, yes. As for hardness, I know it has the standard markings of three hashmarks on the head. Not sure what that means in terms of hardness. In all honesty, I wouldn't mind trying to do it the TSB way, however, I can't really spare the downtime right now :( I am a little worried a...
by boostjunkie
Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: What epoxy would you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 2320

Here's a link to the TSB. I changed the exhaust bolt to the "new style," but left the old one out:

http://k6kid.tripod.com/files/liftbolts.pdf

Not sure if the chisel will fit in the bolt hole. I thought about using a bolt extractor, but I don't think they make one that small.
by boostjunkie
Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: What epoxy would you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 2320

What epoxy would you use?

Okay, so here's my problem. There's a bolt in the camshaft assembly that has separated. So the tip of the bolt (part of it is still threaded into the rocker shaft) is stuck in the rocker shaft. The TSB that's out lists a VERY involved process where you need to take out the camshaft and slide the roc...
by boostjunkie
Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:54 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: I think I'm done....
Replies: 80
Views: 9688

Honestly, I would keep the Legacy... but I wouldn't get an STi. You already have a turbo awd car. Go with something different. RWD!! Before my car incident with the Legacy, I was starting to feel the hell of having to replace parts. Then I got the Celica, and I've been spoiled with not having to do ...
by boostjunkie
Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Unbelievable stroke of luck.... AGAIN AND AGAIN!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2717

91legacy_sleeper wrote:^^ Well Michael, can you wire it into your car?
:lol:
I wonder if you could use this:
http://www.portagame.com/gba_gameboyadv ... ol_for_gba
by boostjunkie
Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:58 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: sti injectors are in
Replies: 44
Views: 6396

How about proper tuning and modification? That also poses problems. ..but I'm biased. :D Yeah, proper tune. That's why I'm thinking a new reflash. Modifications? Unfortunately, unless you're gonna go custom, there's no alternative to using the EJ18 fuel rails if you want some bigger injectors on an...
by boostjunkie
Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:54 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: My battle with heat...
Replies: 10
Views: 990

I wonder if they checked for the heads being warped before they put in the replacement HGs. I have a feeling the previous owner may have driven the car in the "red zone" for a little too long. This time I would suggest you have the dealer check the heads/block. It's sad to hear that Subaru...
by boostjunkie
Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: sti injectors are in
Replies: 44
Views: 6396

91legacy_sleeper wrote:Okay, so, lemme get this straight:
You've installed STi Yellow Tops-
On EJ18 Fuel Rails-
With a tuned ECU-
..and you're still not able to get past 6Krpms?

hm. :?:
The ecu tune was for the stock injectors, not the STis. Therein lies his problem.
by boostjunkie
Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:59 am
Forum: Exhaust
Topic: Mild Steel match for Stainless?
Replies: 12
Views: 1933

BAC5.2 wrote:Easy to apply to insides. Cut the pipe in half, spray, re-weld.
However, once you re-weld the pipe, all of the paint in and around the area welded will be burned off. The pipe might end up rusting on the inside where the paint was burned off.