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View Poll Results: What engine should I put in my car?
EJ18 Block/EJ18 Heads 0 0%
EJ18 Block/EJ22T Heads 1 8.33%
EJ22 Block/EJ22T Heads 6 50.00%
EJ22 Block/EJ25D Heads 2 16.67%
EJ25 Block/EJ22T Heads 1 8.33%
EZ30D 3 25.00%
Other 3 25.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-11-2018, 08:38 AM   #11
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This build is going to be good. subscribed.
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:17 AM   #12
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Finally back from Mass, I installed my intercooler splitter after work yesterday:




It's hard to tell but the shroud JUST squeakes by the TPS


Unfortunately only one hole lined up in my hood, I had to use seven self tappers. Oh well, looks cool through the scoop.
Up next: Rear Sway Bar!
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:23 AM   #13
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Default Strange noises

Hey all, any idea what this sound is???

EJ18 knocking, quiet after warm up? - YouTube

Only apparent when the engine is cold. It literally, LITERALLY sounds perfect when it reaches near operating temp.
Also the video makes it sound... trebly, i guess. It's much deeper and more solid sounding person.

I just replaced my T-belt tensioner and idlers about a week ago, anyone think one of those already failed? I know aftermarket parts are a gamble...

Meh, I'm gonna check the tensioner today anyway, will post results. In the meantime, feel free to offer suggestions...
Thanks!

Edit: engine runs and performs normally, fluids are good, definitely thinking it's the tensioner, won't get to see until later.

Further Edit: it WAS the Timing Belt Tensioner, I threw the old one back in for now and she's nice and quiet. Guess I should order one from Subaru, since the eBay one lasted almost a week...
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:19 AM   #14
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Just picked up this beauty for 80 bux! Never been used, doesn't even appear to have been dry fit. It's a much better inlet port than the stock UP and it's Catless so I'm pretty happy. And it came with gaskets and studs.







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Old 03-24-2018, 02:16 PM   #15
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Default New Bumper/AFR Gauge/Clear Tails

Finally got my turbo oil feed fitting..... NOT! It's too small for my feed line, that's what I get for guessing I swear I'll have boost some day...

I did manage to modify my new bumper and get it installed, install and connect my Wideband O2 sensor, and swap in my clear tail lights.

Start with this


Cut out a bunch of garbage


Get some mesh, cut it to fit, paint it, and ziptie it in


Yank off the old bumper

I had to cut off the bottom half of my bumper support beam to get the new bumper to fit (and look good)

In with the new, and voila!
Before and after



Finally have a working AFR readout

Had to remove the stock O2 as I didn't want to weld another bung into a manifold I'm not keeping. It threw a code briefly but it's been fine so far. I'll reinstall it when I put the turbo exhaust pieces in.
It runs a little lean at light throttle/cruising. I'm guessing it's a combination of my modified intake and my lack of O2 sensor. It's not too bad, about 15.0 at the leanest and around 13.2 at WOT.
Anybody know if I can safely run a Walbro 255 with the stock everything else (Injectors/FPR/Intake)? I'm ok with running a tad rich, but I don't wanna be at like 10:1 ALL the time. Any guidance is appreciated, thanks!
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:28 AM   #16
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That front looks way better. nice job!
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Old 03-25-2018, 07:44 AM   #17
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Nice work on the intercooler splitter, it's coming together for ya.

The loud idle sounds like ej1.8 lifters, this would stand to reason since you said it goes away after it warms up-Whereas the tensioner or pulleys would be always be loud if something wonky was going on. When my car is low on oil I experience the ticking as well, try not to rev a cold engine.

That bumper came out awesome!
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:23 AM   #18
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Thanks guys, I think the look of the car is massively improved, just need side skirts and rear spats... oh and those sweet 6 spoke RS rims.

Flat4, I definitely have loud lifters as well, but changing out the tensioner got rid of the knocking sound that I was concerned about. It was similar to my 97 ej22 when it skipped a couple teeth, quite loud. It is weird that it would quiet down after it reached operating temp tho...
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:30 AM   #19
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Oh ya, I'm in Colorado for the week, helping my buddy get his 86 Suburban back on the road. Expect a couple pics of the fun.
Anywho, he's borrowing this POS so that's what I'm driving around in now...

It's automatic

But the scenery makes up for it. These were taken right from his porch!

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Old 03-27-2018, 01:36 PM   #20
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that looks a lot like New Castle, Co. Is that where you are at?
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