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by mv75
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Exhausts and Turbos
Topic: The dreaded knock - bottom end bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: The dreaded knock - bottom end bearing

Consider a new short block. About $3100 from car mods Australia for any variant you want. Don't trust 2nd hand motors. You can't see any potential problems with them without opening them up first, and that takes extra time/labour that defeats the cheaper cost of the 2nd hand motor.
by mv75
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: General Technical Talk
Topic: Auto WRX MY00 Hesitation
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Auto WRX MY00 Hesitation

Yea, D (4) is the overdrive. You'll get it going to 2nd if left in 3rd. :) These are learning transmissions too, if you have a lot of regular driving it'll be hesitant to then go into a quick mode until you do it a few times. I'd say that's where most of the issue is. I hated the fuel cut, it did it...
by mv75
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Talk
Topic: Auto WRX MY00 Hesitation
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Auto WRX MY00 Hesitation

When the little orange snowflake lights up on the dash and the car starts in 2nd gear. It's great for loose surfaces. Also check the fluid condition and level, you need to have it warmed up and running to check the level. These can be finicky things. The auto in my gc8 was a boss, it would slam thro...
by mv75
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Talk
Topic: silicon intake install with manifold on. Can it be done?
Replies: 28
Views: 1964

Re: silicon intake install with manifold on. Can it be done?

Should be fine. You should notice some short lengths of hose on the lines anyway. Just have proper fuel hose and the little fuel hose clamps it should be good. Triple check for leaks and it'll be good. Just be wary of dragging the silicone intake over it and position the clamps so they don't interfe...
by mv75
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Talk
Topic: silicon intake install with manifold on. Can it be done?
Replies: 28
Views: 1964

Re: silicon intake install with manifold on. Can it be done?

Bugger. Sounds strange though, a single cut near the line should have removed the tab. You can leave the welded bit on, no need to fully take the tab off. Just make sure the edge isn't sharp and file/sand it. Rubber line is the easiest fix. But I'd take the manifold off for that, unless you can get ...
by mv75
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Talk
Topic: Auto WRX MY00 Hesitation
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Auto WRX MY00 Hesitation

Get a transmission cooler. I got a mishimoto on mine and it's helped heaps with a slipping issue I had.

Also check it is in power mode and not winter mode.
by mv75
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Brakes and Suspension
Topic: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.
Replies: 866
Views: 91591

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Not yet, my ps3's are still going strong. :)
by mv75
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Talk
Topic: 2000 WRX post engine re-build, no start and thermo fan/temp issue
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: 2000 WRX post engine re-build, no start and thermo fan/temp issue

Yes, should be just the one.

If you wanted to remove that loom off the manifold and refresh/check it, you can get the suitable sized plastic ribbed casings and a bunch of electrical tape from jaycar.
by mv75
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Talk
Topic: 2000 WRX post engine re-build, no start and thermo fan/temp issue
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: 2000 WRX post engine re-build, no start and thermo fan/temp issue

Sounds like you have the diagnostic plugs plugged together. But the key is out. Strange.

The single pin sensor infront of the engine stamp is your oil pressure sensor.

Pull the main harness plugs behind the battery, the two large plugs and check the pins.

Definitely piss off that brant.
by mv75
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: General Technical Talk
Topic: extra plugs in ecu harness at ecu - what are they for?
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: extra plugs in ecu harness at ecu - what are they for?

Dunno. Would be cool to get a whole main harness and trace them. But it's just also like the plugs that are behind my headlights that are taped up too, and there are more under / behind the dash as well. I find it easier to ignore them instead of trying to figure them out as everything works.
by mv75
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Exhausts and Turbos
Topic: Opinions on current setup and possibly upgrades
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Opinions on current setup and possibly upgrades

Believe it or not my 2000 gc8 ran the vf34 on stock injectors @18psi ok. They are 440cc. Bigger ones are an absolute must going to e85 / flex though. It's the next perfect upgrade since everything else is done, just need injectors, flex sensor, flex capable ecu, (If going flex), then retune. That's ...
by mv75
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Exhausts and Turbos
Topic: Opinions on current setup and possibly upgrades
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Opinions on current setup and possibly upgrades

That turbo is good. The next step will be e85/flex. You will need bigger injectors, some id1000's would be perfect. It's the best bang for buck step up on what you currently have.
by mv75
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General WRX and Club Discussion
Topic: Recommend Tuners in Brisbane for 18 STI?
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Recommend Tuners in Brisbane for 18 STI?

They're the best for mechanical work, but Russ doesn't tune.
by mv75
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Talk
Topic: Connector on its own near fuse box.
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Connector on its own near fuse box.

Yea, it's one of the diagnostic plugs, leave it unplugged. I suppose the system just needed a reset.
by mv75
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Wanted to Buy
Topic: WTB; 2005 STI
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: WTB; 2005 STI

Where's the damage? Frame looks good. But I'm feeling pissed off for you. **** insurance will never fully cover you and you'll always be out of pocket for another car while the **** that caused it all merrily goes on their way most likely with a profit. Damn I'd love to pick misc plugs / bungs and l...
by mv75
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Talk
Topic: Connector on its own near fuse box.
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Connector on its own near fuse box.

Hopefully yours is similar to earlier models, have a look on the outer side wall next to the accelerator for a control box and check if it has a plug in it. It may be under some plastic trim there.
by mv75
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Talk
Topic: Connector on its own near fuse box.
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Connector on its own near fuse box.

Yea, there are more unconnected connectors than you'd think there. For the CC, do you hear the relay when you push the button to enable it?
by mv75
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Talk
Topic: Charge light on and no power steering
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Charge light on and no power steering

Open bonnet and check that the belt is still there. Loosen it off and check the alternator and ps pump still spin. Get a new belt, or if it's still ok, put back on with proper deflection distance.
by mv75
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: General Technical Talk
Topic: Strange Starting Issue GC8 WRX
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Strange Starting Issue GC8 WRX

The starter is located up top, so engine bay access is fine, it's passenger side on the back of the transmission to motor housing. Follow the main positive and ground from the battery and they go straight to it. Take off the intercooler for best access, but you can leave it on.

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