Thanks guys! I haven't had much to do while waiting for my bell housing to be swapped, so I took a little time on the TMIC. It was maybe a couple hours with a Swiss Army knife and a small flat head screwdriver.
I'd like to think it bumped up the efficiency a little.
Thanks to Gamblor and my wife, the trans is back in, now with reverse! Unfortunately, I have to do the axle seals in it, so I'll be picking those up today and hopefully getting them in. This weekend will hopefully conclude with this car running.
I resolved the coolant leak, then tried to move the car only to drag the rear wheels. Turns out the brakes seized up horribly, and upon further investigation, the driver's side parking brake seized in partnership with the passenger side rear caliper. Fortunately, the donor WRX was more than willing to give up a replacement rear caliper
Next up: Tuning out the TGV code and replacing the vacuum line the prior owner broke and then taped off.
Well, I drove it a couple miles today! The motor feels great, as should be expected for a new short block. It'll get a base tune tonight to flash out the TGV code, and then I'll be continuing with the break in.
Also, it finally has a name: Toaster! Partly named because of looks, partly named because we've been watching Battlestar Galactica and this thing could very well be trying to kill us :lol:
The TGV plates were removed by the previous owner, and upon reassembly the car started throwing a code for the bank 2 sensor. I tried reseating it, but it didn't go away. Since they're gone, I'll just flash them out.
ahh, and what was up with the oil pan? I know sti headers won't fit because of it, are you gonna just return the pickup or get a sti pan? I want to know if I swap the pans will the 255 headers still fit
The big issue for me was the Killer B pickup I bought. The pickup was advertised by a vendor as supporting all EJ25 turbo pans, but the Forester EJ255 runs the same pan as the EJ205. I wanted to use that pickup, so I bought an STI oil pan, dip stick, and tube. One funny thing to note is that the WRX EJ255 comes with the STI oil pan, only the Forester and maybe the LGT EJ255's have the EJ205 pan.
The car already came with an STI header/uppipe combo, which the only difference for was the lack of a pre-turbo catalytic converter. Running aftermarket headers, however, would require the EJ255/257 WRX STI pan.
So you're swapping your FXT drive line into your Impreza? Isn't the FXT a CANBUS car, or is it a normal harness?
Oh, so it's the same as the Impreza pre-08 EJ255/257 harnesses? Sweet. At least your FXT will have given a lot to your Impreza, I hated seeing that thing go. Your journal was one of the main reasons I have mine.
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So, this is my second RS. Not much else to say. All of the info from my first RS can be found here:
Equinox's Impreza 2.5 RS - Crashed - Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com
So. On with it.
This is my 1998 Impreza RS in Rally Blue Pearl. Look...
picked me up another chassis. $600 and it runs, mostly!
Still have the ej20g, gearbox, RobTune and iWire harness, stance coilovers (I had just bought to replace my godspeed crap) and lots of other parts... so here we go again!
From the ashes, she will rise!
past build for...
The time has finally come for me to organize a members journal! Ive been a member here since I purchased my 98 2.5RS in late December of 2005. My car, not unlike myself, has been through a lot since then and made many changes. And now, upon organizing parts and information for my swap, I...
This is mostly the progress of my srp 2001 L coupe, but also some 98L and 2018 brz stuff.
I got the car in August 2011 with 100,500 miles. It was my first car, and it had lots of problems at the start. Almost sold it a few times, but once I read about all the swap stuff, I...
Lets get to the point.
Donor car: 2005 sti slightly modded.
Was fun while it lasted.
Fun in the snow.
And on the track.
Then some water happened along with a crazy idea and this was purchased.
and the FUN begins.