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    2000 GGB STi Wagon
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  1. @liddcaTake me for a ride in it this Sunday after highlands and I’ll let you know what I think.
  2. Damn that is a bummer. How much material has been cut out? At least you know you have a very thorough wof inspector. Today I painted the side trim pieces on my GC8 which were peeling to the chrome underneath like they all do. Also painted the crappy faded wiper arms while I was at it. Car looks much less old and weathered now!
  3. So unfortunately I cannot get the time off work to drive all the way up to Flatnats this year but I still want to make it out there. I'm thinking of flying up but this could only work if someone who is planning on attending both days would want to let me tag along with them in their car. I could just uber everywhere but that does seem anywhere near as fun. I would be happy to swing some fuel-money/banter/beers in exchange. I'm thinking of flying up to Auckland on Friday night and leaving on Sunday night. Also if anyone wants to lend a couch/carpet for me to sleep on that would be even more awesome, i'm not fussy. I haven't booked anything yet Let me know if you can offer any of the above and I would be forever grateful, cheers lads. EDIT: Unfortunately I’m not going to be able to make this happen, I am a bit gutted to miss a year but hope everyone has a good weekend.
  4. Most rtv will break down when exposed to fuel so I wouldn't recommend that. Usually when that happens you would need to replace the sensor but your solder idea sounds like it could work. The same thing happens with the avcs cam sensors where they leak internally and force oil up the wire between the copper and the insulator. If you don't do anything about it the fluid will keep going along the wire until the next point it can escape.
  5. https://www.google.com/maps/placelists/list/TcDwaoiqWuTdb9IXYZREEEkTUHBOAA?hl=en Speaking of npd 100 octane, when I did a road trip around the South Island a couple months ago I compiled a google maps list of all the npd stations with 100 available. I thought someone else may also find this useful. Most of these stations I have been to and can verify they do have 100 octane. The only one I am unsure about is npd Mossburn.
  6. Yeah after reading a little more about it that does sound like a better solution. I'll probably pick one up in the future, cheers for the recommendation.
  7. Just the one channel, I thought the rear camera would annoy me in the rearview. The front one I can hide behind the mirror. Just coming on with ignition at this stage but i'm thinking of a battery pack in the future. I live in a pretty safe area and park right outside work during the day so there isn't much risk of something happening while i'm not around. Yeah I went for the wifi over a cam with a crappy little screen as it seemed like it would be much easier to use.
  8. Picked up a dashcam for the Wagon. Went with the Blackview DR590w. I'm pretty happy with the quality of everything, I haven't looked at any of the footage yet. I'll probably hide the wiring under the dash this weekend.
  9. It is possible to make an HKS turbo timer work with an alarm if the alarm is compatible with turbo timers. It depends on the model of alarm how the alarm and turbo timer need to be setup to function properly. I have both an alarm and hks turbo timer in my STi. The if the turbo timer is set you can lock the car with the remote, it will keep running until the timer runs out then the alarm will fully arm. If someone were to open the door while the timer was running the car immediately shuts off and the alarm sounds. I would recommend finding the model of alarm you have installed and reading the manual for it. Does the HKS actually power on with the ignition, but won't keep the car running when the key is removed? Here is the wiring diagram for the turbo timer if it helps.
  10. My v7 STi wagon has been intermittently doing a similar thing, it will crank for 5-6 seconds before it actually sparks and fires. Like you said I always prime the fuel pump beforehand but it makes no difference. In my case I tried experimenting with cam and crank sensors since i thought it may be a sync issue but that did not help. It seems like the ecu is not sending an injection or spark signal until it has been cranking for quite a while. My car does it really intermittently (maybe once a month) so it has been difficult for me to diagnose. I did wonder if I had a leaky injector that was causing it to flood when shut of and only clear after cranking for a while. Sorry I don’t have an answer for you but I’m very interested to hear if you find anything.
  11. Use either a normally-closed or a change-over relay. This should be it for a change over relay: 30 power feed (fused ign, able to suppport the load of the lights) 85 park light positive feed 86 earth 87a positive output to DRL 87 unused. You may have to swap 87 and 87a, I can’t remember which way the relay rests.
  12. The STi wagon already has the larger rear handbrake shoes. The standard brembo rotors go straight on.
  13. Factory v8 STi scoop IIRC The driveway lineup