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Old 12-29-2012, 07:35 PM   #51
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:24 PM   #52
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Samco Sport IC hose set installed:



This solved a lot of drivability issues, including the MAP code I thought was a bad MAP/vacuum sensor. The car now makes full boost (11-12 psi) and holds it, no limp in mode.

New boost gauge is installed. Again, GReddy gauge quality is fantastic. The sender is really robust and comes with a nice mount. All sheathed wiring with a weather-pack connector at the sensor - really makes install easy. Just have to connect power/ground/ign/illum. in the cabin for the meter itself. Its a shame they're discontinued.




The gauge face itself is a perfect match for the stock 98 cluster. The amber backlight doesn't really match at all, but no big deal for me. Only have this daytime shot now, will upload more and day/night photos when the oil pressure gauge arrives and I have a chance to install it.



Tried to fix a couple other issues today as well - blown out bushing on the wiper motor with Autozone wiper repair kit. Also trying to repair the windshield sprayer - seems as if there's no power at the connector. Was a little too cold today to finish these though.

One other issue - driving around Monday I got a CEL. Checked it out - Code 22 - Knock sensor. The current one is cracked in two places. Resistance through the connector to ground is also really high, according to my FSM. Will try to get a new one tomorrow at dealer.

More tomorrow, I hope.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #53
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looks great. love the progress, and absolutely gorgeous STi you have now as well my friend. Always loved the peanuts with the STi spoiler.
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looks great. love the progress, and absolutely gorgeous STi you have now as well my friend. Always loved the peanuts with the STi spoiler.
Thanks ! I already feel really good about the progress, even just this week.


Called my local dealer this morning - no knock sensor. ordered it online, hopefully have it in a couple days
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Sno*drift rally 2010




My goal is to have everything sorted by end of this month so I can drive it to snow drift 2013 :-D
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:25 PM   #56
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Fixed my wipers ala this diy:

Windshield wiper clunk - Subaru Forester Owners Forum

Biggest pain in the ass! 20 degree weather and no light didn't help. So help me God, I'm buying a house (read: garage) this year.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #57
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OEM knock sensor came in. I found the old one had cracks in two places. Was setting code 22 and giving a lot of knock retard. Popped this new guy on and power has improved - car pulls pretty good now.

I've been sick the last week so I haven't been able to work on the car, BUT! my oil pressure gauge came in and I got time (now that I'm feeling better) to install it tonight.

I figured out with these GReddy V2 gauges that if you just wire the red to switched 12v, the gauge does an opening sweep on start-up. So after re-wiring that circuit, I added in the oil pressure wiring and mounted it up.




again, the black face, white font and red needle match the 98 cluster perfectly. I just wish they were back-lit Green!

My favorite part about the GReddy gauges is that the pressure sensor is small enough to fit in the dummy switch position. Just unplug the dummy switch, pull that bastard out and screw the pressure sensor in.

Alternator out


Sensor installed. Use Tef-tape. I think my PS pump is leaking


Alternator back in - You can see the sensor peeking out there.


Ran the wire through, connected and done. Voila.



Again, lighting doesn't match but they're quality, Japanese made pieces and I got them both for about $300. Since they're discontinued, a lot of places are blowing them out.



All done for now. I've got some fresh Rotella-T to change oil this weekend, otherwise she's ready for the ~700 miles We'll cover going to Sno*Drift 2013.

Until next time...
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:28 PM   #58
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Those greddy gauges are one of my personal favorites, would love to find them in white / green for my gc8
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:39 PM   #60
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haha steve i never looked at your journal before. I never saw that picture of taylor with your wheel on it before
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