couldnt handle the awesomeness of the GT30! let me know if you figure out what caused this. im building a similar setup at the moment (GT30R twinscroll, EJ255w/205 heads) and i want to avoid as much of your misfortune as possible! good luck!
Well found out what it was that caused the HG to go prematurely. When I put everything together, I used the included instructions that came with my arp studs. Said to torque the heads to 72ftlbs. Followed the instuctions. Got it started up and noticed a coolant leak from the driver side. Learned by talking to people and searching the forums that the nuts need to be torqued on the higher side. Near 85. So I tightened the driverside head to 85. Completely forgot to do the passenger side, since it wasn't leaking. So it sat at 72. Then upped the boost and boom. Leaking HG since it was torqued in too loose. By this time, ithe HG was done and had to replace it.
Just finished puting in a new HG, cleaned the surfaces up nice, got a spare cometic HG, copper sprayed it and installed it.
Good as new.
Up next: timig belt, tranny, radaiator and start up.
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!
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Well fellas this is my on going project.the car is pretty much done. I will be posting every day until the pictures cough up with the condition of the car. So enjoy it.
it all started when my JDM STI forester snap a Kelford cam in half. But that’s a story for another day.
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Welcome to my journey of ruining my RS sedan, bit by bit.
Most recent look:
From the 2005 STi (~40k miles):
EJ257, ECU+immobilizer, 6 speed trans, driveshaft, rear diff, axles, 5x114 hubs, Brembo brakes
Front subframe w/ steering rack, sway bars+endlinks, front aluminum control...
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ID Vehicle: To simplify repairs/fixes/etc I'd love to know the cars history.
Main focus: handling, functionality, reliability.
End goal, yes the beaten horse "22b" exterior styling.
Technical Research (I'll post all my reading/research material links here)...
I finally have an Impreza! I was still stuck on my FXT and searching craigslist high and low for a black 05 and kept coming up short. I decided to look at for GC Imprezas to see if anything good popped up and came across this black beauty in Samammish priced at $3400
The guy I bought it from...