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Old 10-11-2014, 09:18 PM   #91
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Thanks for the ideas. I don't have a grounding kit, but I've thought about getting one a few times, because for stuff like this. But anyways, I cleaned the MAF with some rubbing alcohol and the housing around it. Then I pulled and checked he spark plugs on the pass never side because they are easier to get to. There was a couple tiny spots on them where they connect to the wires and the portion that actually sparked looks good so I cleaned off the little bit of corrosion or whatever on them and put them back. Then I reset the ECU and called it a day. Hesitation seems to be gone for now but we'll see what happens over the next few days.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:19 PM   #92
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Well the hesitation seems to be better ish now that I reset te Ecu and cleaned the MAF. The MAF might need to be replaced though. Not sure yet.

More importantly I bought the set of fogs that Kaiba had for sale. So I have big ol rally lights now. They are super bright. Need to clean them up a little but all in all not bad.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:19 PM   #93
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Welp, finally did it. Made a double post. Dag nab it
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Old 01-02-2015, 02:51 PM   #94
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Fixed my hesitation. Turned out I hadn't fully read a number of things. I had removed the snorkus. I had read that removing the snorkus would be a little helpful. What I had missed was that with my MAF sensor this was just stupid. Oops... got the snorkus back in and everything in just fine again. Hopefully it helps with my fuel economy as well.

But in other news I also finally got this video pieced together of my move from Port Angeles WA to Livermore CA.

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Old 03-16-2015, 05:19 PM   #95
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Nice progress, I have the same car I'm about to swap and upgrade myself. Been helpful to see what route you took.
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:48 PM   #96
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Thanks, Its nice to hear my fiddlings have helped some one out
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:52 PM   #97
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lookin good! the RS front end looks so nice on the wagons.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:39 PM   #98
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Hopefully the hesitation is gone for good. I got fed up with it enough and took it too a shop to get a diagnosis because I couldn't figure it out and it was getting really bad. It would lag until 2500rpm and then again just before 4k rpm. Plus my fuel consumption was getting out of hand. Turns out it was mostly a misfire causing all of this in the #3 cylinder. This was because the spark plug tube seals were toast and leaking oil into the spark plug chamber. To the point where the rubber of the spark plug wires was compromised. So I got the car back and went to to AutoZone and picked up so new spark plug wires, spark plugs as well as a valve cover gasket set. And everything seems to run a lot better now. As far as spark plugs I went with the NGK Iridiums just for fun.

I checked all of the plugs on there way in and out. The new iridiums were all gapped to .044. Some of the old NGK r's that I took out were worn down to .055. I'm not sure what that means. They were only 2 years old. Should I be replacing my plugs more often than that??

In other news I also picked up some fun parts recently. Rally Armor UR flaps, a kartboy front shifter bushing and a Ver 6 STi grill in Acadia green. The full Kartboy shifter setup (front and rear bushings and short shifter) feels great. Then the flaps and grill just look great.

Someday I will take some pictures of my car again.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:57 AM   #99
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I subscribed to your thread. I'm drawing up inspiration for my own '98 OBS.
Your car looks great!
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:00 PM   #100
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So I made a thing. I recently had found another kinda shitty fake leather shift boot out of a legacy at a junk yard that I could use as a pattern. Then I went to a fabric store and got some suede. Finally I made my own shift boot. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I think the green thread I used matches my car really well.

I also made one for my girlfriends 99 beetle. It looks way better than the grey leather pos she had.
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