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December 15, 2017, 07:00:34 AM

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The Lounge / Re: Any food nerds ?
« Last post by deadlydave on Yesterday at 08:54:33 AM »
I'm going to try canning my home-made salsa for a couple folks in my family this holiday season.  Will post results (and salsa recipe).
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Forced Induction / Re: Wagonzilla Boost/Vacuum Leak?
« Last post by deadlydave on December 08, 2017, 07:52:20 AM »
If you think itís a vacuum line I ordered all 3 of the lines that connect to the BCS brand new from Subaru (with restrictor pill) you could have. I ended up not needing them since I have a 3-port BCS and you no longer use the pill since itís not a bleed type system anymore.
Thanks for the offer.  I have another set I got from my donor engine, in flawless shape, I should've remembered to try those.  I think I just have to swap the VF39/STI restrictor pill into the WRX donor line, then clamp on.  At least it's pretty easy to get to.
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Forced Induction / Re: Wagonzilla Boost/Vacuum Leak?
« Last post by Happyhour on December 08, 2017, 07:28:03 AM »
If you think itís a vacuum line I ordered all 3 of the lines that connect to the BCS brand new from Subaru (with restrictor pill) you could have. I ended up not needing them since I have a 3-port BCS and you no longer use the pill since itís not a bleed type system anymore.
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Forced Induction / Re: Wagonzilla Boost/Vacuum Leak?
« Last post by deadlydave on December 07, 2017, 09:57:05 PM »
IACV dirty sensor or messed up gasket?

A good thought, I had that go bad about 4 years ago and replaced it.  I left the whole intake manifold assembled and moved the whole assembly to the new engine.  The symptoms aren't quite the same as when it went, my idle was in full Rice mode, revving up at every stop light.  :buck2:
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Forced Induction / Re: Wagonzilla Boost/Vacuum Leak?
« Last post by zeedeveel55 on December 07, 2017, 04:29:23 PM »
IACV dirty sensor or messed up gasket?
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Newbs & FAQs / Re: New Arrival!
« Last post by madlife on December 07, 2017, 12:18:07 PM »
Good luck with the WRX.  I've stayed away from a turbo subaru daily because I know I would screw around with it too much.  :buck2:

I tried that... and then I missed having a turbo subie.   I'm thinking non-subie next 
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Forced Induction / Wagonzilla Boost/Vacuum Leak?
« Last post by deadlydave on December 06, 2017, 08:05:36 AM »
Pulling this out of my other thread.  Car is driveable and has only stalled once in 70 or 80 miles of around-town driving.  I have to drive everywhere in 1-gear-below where I should be.

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The Saga continues.  Car's maxing out at 12psi right now.  I'm hearing 2 distinct turbo noises: the wooshing/boosting noise, and another noise that sounds like a very distinct turbine spinning.  If i had to guess, the wastegate is partially opening or fluttering.

Actuated the BCS with the battery and cleaned it and the BCS-to-turbo and BCS-to-Intake hoses.  Verified the restrictor pill is still in place.  Verified these hoses aren't leaking.  Will re-assemble and test tonight.  i might swap out some of the hardened rubber lines for newer tubing I have laying around and move the Pill over.  I have a used low-mile BCS incoming anyway.

I replaced the BCS and Wastegate Actuator.  I'm making 14PSI out of a targeted 19.  Thinking I was clever, I pressure tested the engine and thought I discovered that my BOV was leaking.  Quick internet search showed that it was just a symptom of pressurizing a hose that normally has vacuum into it that runs from the intake to the BOV.  I don't have a smoke test rig, which would probably have helped greatly here.

My thoughts:
-Possible leak on hot side.  All bolts that I removed are torqued appropriately.  I replaced the UP/Turbo, UP/PS Header, PS crossover, and PS header/block gaskets, but did not do any on the driver's side.  The engine DID sit for quite a while on the headers and oil pan, maybe there's a leak over there somewhere?
-Vacuum/boost leak in the mess of little hoses under and around the intake.
-Leak in intercooler.  Low probability, since it was never removed from the car (FMIC stayed buried/protected by bumper)

-What it Shouldn't be: Even though I have a mile of intake piping, all the clamps and joints are tight.  Intake manifold itself has fresh gaskets and is torqued appropriately.  When the turbo was out of the car, the shaft had no play and the blades spun freely.
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Newbs & FAQs / Re: New Arrival!
« Last post by deadlydave on December 06, 2017, 07:50:05 AM »
Thanks for the well wishes! No mods planned at the moment. It was a little scary having the laws of physics aggressively working against you. I was on the highway in the right hand lane, trucker didn't see me and smashed into my side with the front of his cab as he was changing lanes. After spinning once or twice I ended up in the left lane, completely disabled. Had to get out of the car to motion people to slow down before they smashed into it.

Yep, mine was a 2012. As far a reliability goes, the high pressure fuel pump shit the bed earlier this year at <20k miles. LUCKILY was covered by an extended warranty that Mini issued on the part. Dealership didn't want to voluntarily give that information out. A little researched saved about $1,500.

Good luck with the WRX.  I've stayed away from a turbo subaru daily because I know I would screw around with it too much.  :buck2:
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Newbs & FAQs / Re: New Arrival!
« Last post by 20 BLK WRX 04 on December 05, 2017, 11:01:29 PM »
Thanks for the well wishes! No mods planned at the moment. It was a little scary having the laws of physics aggressively working against you. I was on the highway in the right hand lane, trucker didn't see me and smashed into my side with the front of his cab as he was changing lanes. After spinning once or twice I ended up in the left lane, completely disabled. Had to get out of the car to motion people to slow down before they smashed into it.

Minis are tough. Must've been scary seeing that headed right for your door.
I'm still driving my '06 supercharged Mini. I prefer it to the wrx that I had earlier, although I would buy a new wrx if the hatch returns.
Maintenance is a bitch, mainly because you have to take it apart to get at things. Mine has been very reliable, (just over 100k miles) handles great, and doesn't suffer from "high speed stability", even at (hypothetical) triple-digits. Yours is an '07 or newer?
Toggles? Love the toggles.

Yep, mine was a 2012. As far a reliability goes, the high pressure fuel pump shit the bed earlier this year at <20k miles. LUCKILY was covered by an extended warranty that Mini issued on the part. Dealership didn't want to voluntarily give that information out. A little researched saved about $1,500.
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Newbs & FAQs / Re: New Arrival!
« Last post by RedRex on December 05, 2017, 10:33:46 AM »
Minis are tough. Must've been scary seeing that headed right for your door.
I'm still driving my '06 supercharged Mini. I prefer it to the wrx that I had earlier, although I would buy a new wrx if the hatch returns.
Maintenance is a bitch, mainly because you have to take it apart to get at things. Mine has been very reliable, (just over 100k miles) handles great, and doesn't suffer from "high speed stability", even at (hypothetical) triple-digits. Yours is an '07 or newer?
Toggles? Love the toggles.
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