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Old 05 November 2008, 01:42 PM
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well they are staying as is until the spring at the very least...nuts are staying too
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Old 05 November 2008, 02:17 PM
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Wheels are looking good but lose your nuts
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Old 05 November 2008, 03:00 PM
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blimey is this some sort of conspiracy
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Old 08 November 2008, 09:30 AM
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Hi trails, i saw your thread on the parallel fuel rail mod, using just black fuel hose, attempting to flare the existing cut off fuel lines on the rails etc.
Did you actually use 8 mm hose?, did that hose fit onto the cars hard pipes well enough?, how did the system perform when in use?, any probs?, and are you still using it on the car?
thats all for now, hehe
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Old 08 November 2008, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by samcowrx View Post
Hi trails, i saw your thread on the parallel fuel rail mod, using just black fuel hose, attempting to flare the existing cut off fuel lines on the rails etc.
Did you actually use 8 mm hose?, did that hose fit onto the cars hard pipes well enough?, how did the system perform when in use?, any probs?, and are you still using it on the car?
thats all for now, hehe
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I decided that I wasn't happy using the flared ends, the fit was OK and I have heard of other people using them...but on balance I decided that I'd be happier using proper fittings. I didn't bother with braided lines but kinda wish I had used them now just for peace of mind. Other than a leaky injector seal I've had no problems with the fuel system at all since I installed it though. hth.
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Old 08 November 2008, 02:24 PM
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What proper fittings did you use then?, any pics?
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Old 08 November 2008, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by samcowrx View Post
What proper fittings did you use then?, any pics?
-6AN fittings...Mocom will be able to supply everything you need along with converted rails

pics here of how I set it up originally...
22B Bulletin Board: bolt on stage II mods...

and here of how it ended up...
22B Bulletin Board: bolt on stage II mods...
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Old 08 November 2008, 06:50 PM
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Still busy there I see... keep at it
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Old 28 January 2009, 04:52 PM
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Unhappy not quite the update I hand in mind...

So long since Iíve updated this...well I got my PC back last night with the intention of uploading pics from the changes Iíve made over the last three months. Last night didnít go quite according to plan though...

Planted my right foot in fifth, hit full boost and BANG, tinkle, tinkle, hiss...then silence and huge clouds of smoke as I coasted to the side of the road . Iíve had a quick look and I can see Iíve a hole in my bottom end between the right hand IM runners. Iím guessing a melted piston and thrown rod, Iím hoping the heads havenít been damaged too badly if at all but wonít know till Iíve pulled it out. Zak ( ), at Mocom has kindly offered to lend me a crane and stand while I remove it...so will crack on at the weekend.

Iíll post some pics once I have a clearer view of the damage.
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Old 28 January 2009, 04:59 PM
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Old 28 January 2009, 05:09 PM
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Happened to mine 5 years ago, so can sympathise with you. Upside, is you build it stronger and better, downside, it costs more money!
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Old 28 January 2009, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by P20SPD View Post
Happened to mine 5 years ago, so can sympathise with you. Upside, is you build it stronger and better, downside, it costs more money!
thats the plan Steven; I'm working out my options at present, but as long as I'm sensible with the spec I hope to be back up and running within a few months...I'll bear in mind other peoples protracted build times and keep the spec at a reasonable level
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Old 28 January 2009, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Granby View Post
it's not the end of the world Ian, down but definitely not out
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Old 28 January 2009, 06:03 PM
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any hints before hand ?
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Old 28 January 2009, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by 53WRX View Post
any hints before hand ?
not really Stu, a couple of strange noises but no knock link activity and all at different throttle positions and in different gears...

I just need someone to buy my Brands track session for the SIDC\MLR\GTROC at the end of February. Fancy going?

anyone fancy it?

Winter Blast Brands Hatch Indy 27th Feb - Subaru Impreza Drivers Club

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Old 28 January 2009, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by trails View Post
not really Stu, a couple of strange noises but no knock link activity and all at different throttle positions and in different gears...

I just need someone to buy my Brands track session for the SIDC\MLR\GTROC at the end of February. Fancy going?

anyone fancy it?

Winter Blast Brands Hatch Indy 27th Feb - Subaru Impreza Drivers Club
I still think you should do it in the Focus!!!
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Old 28 January 2009, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Moley_WRX View Post
I still think you should do it in the Focus!!!
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Old 28 January 2009, 08:24 PM
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not good news, sorry to hear that mate
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Old 28 January 2009, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Moley_WRX View Post
I still think you should do it in the Focus!!!
yeah only 'cos you'll have someone to own if you have to take your Fezza ST
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Originally Posted by beef-on-the-bone View Post
not good news, sorry to hear that mate
cheers BotB, could be worse though it's just a good excuse to make it quicker
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Old 28 January 2009, 10:26 PM
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thats crap news i thought i had a bad day when a ripped my splitter off this morning have to say you have a great outlook on the situation glad to read its going to be rebuilt stronger. good luck
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Old 29 January 2009, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by mbd sti2 View Post
thats crap news i thought i had a bad day when a ripped my splitter off this morning have to say you have a great outlook on the situation glad to read its going to be rebuilt stronger. good luck
cheers mbd...i knew it was on the cards so can't complain, kinda excited at the prospect of taking it apart again
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Oh no!!

Sorry to hear it went pop...

As above, just make sure you build it better and stronger!
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Old 06 February 2009, 09:54 PM
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Wow excellent read, very impressive write up and work carried out I'm looking to get back into Subaru ownership after over a year away from the marque, and threads like this are making me lust for a wagon more and more!

What are your plans for the engine? Keep it 2.0, nice 2.5 for extra torque, or one of the built/stroker options?

Keep up the good work

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Originally Posted by rossi_p View Post
Oh no!!

Sorry to hear it went pop...

As above, just make sure you build it better and stronger!
gonna have to go some to keep up with you though
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Sorry to hear this Ian, Don't get to carried away on the rebuild as budgets are difficult to stick to.
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Old 06 February 2009, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by big kris View Post
Wow excellent read, very impressive write up and work carried out I'm looking to get back into Subaru ownership after over a year away from the marque, and threads like this are making me lust for a wagon more and more!

What are your plans for the engine? Keep it 2.0, nice 2.5 for extra torque, or one of the built/stroker options?

Keep up the good work

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Probably going to go 2.1 CDB ...I'll be specing it so I can run a safe 450/450ish I'd like to be able run low 11's but still use it as a fast road\track thing. Although I enjoyed the power I've been waiting for it to break for the entire time it was running This time round I want a bit of headroom so I can thrash it with out worrying
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Originally Posted by Silver Scooby Sport View Post
Sorry to hear this Ian, Don't get to carried away on the rebuild as budgets are difficult to stick to.
Cheers Si

I have had a think about this and like to think I've learnt a bit from some of the protracted hugely expensive builds I've read about\seen. I've also just had to replace my central heating, fridge freezer and water mains supply which between them has eaten the money I've been saving for the build so money is a little tight at present

Stage 1; rebuild with a 2.1 CDB with a Simtek, retaining my current set up (18g TD05 and P1 box etc etc). I may be forced to replace my heads, I'll have to wait until its all stripped before the extent of the damage is visable. If the heads are OK I'm aiming to have this stage complete by June, if not I'll source some sti 5\6 heads but that will push the completion date out.

These build stages will depend on how far up **** creak the coutry is economically and how brave I'm feeling
Stage 2; 6 speed Forester box and ancillaries.

Stage 3; bigger turbo and injectors.

Stage 4; sti heads if I've not already replaced them.

My intention is to have it back up and running so I can use it ASAP and then add to the spec as I can afford to...I'm not in a position to chuck money at it at present so I'll take my time
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Hey buddy, Just saw ya update - what bad news

Hope you get it back on the road without breaking the bank!
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Hey buddy, Just saw ya update - what bad news

Hope you get it back on the road without breaking the bank!
Yeah, bad timing...mostly in 2009 I have been blowing things up

Looking forward to the build though
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