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They can feel crazy fast even when only making 150-180wkw with the quick spool and an aggressive ramping e-throttle map
Is that peak of 16.5 or at max power? It definitely won't be making 230wkw on any legit dyno, even pushing 20+psi it's an uphill battle after 200-210wkw. 
Have you got a tactrix cable? It's easy enough to log some pulls and chuck the data into virtual dyno to get a ballpark curve
16.5 was what my boost gauge read at max, certainly feels far quicker then the bl5 I had. I would probably put that down to exhaust and intake really.

It would have needed a tune after the downpipe though? Trying to track down who tuned it but no luck so far.

Sadly no tactrix cable but I really should invest in one.

The last owner did say he thought the dyno reading was really high, don't these push out like 170ish kW with exhaust and downpipe? Getting to 310 would be what bigger turbo, injectors, fuel pump etc?

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Just got a reply back from original owner, managed to track him down through a mutual friend.

"hey dude, benji was having a laugh with 310 at the wheels. We took it down south and did one of the track/dyno days. Pushed boost up to 16.5 peak power and got 186kw, fuel cuts came in hard past 17. Chuck some pinks in and get returned be away laughing. Enjoy, brett"

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Would need turbo, injectors, pump and intercooler. You'll get 190-210wkw with everything but the turbo depending on the dyno. 

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Would need turbo, injectors, pump and intercooler. You'll get 190-210wkw with everything but the turbo depending on the dyno. 
And some dynos tend to read a bit higher? Especially at say a track day it can vary quite a bit? Still pretty happy with its performance at the moment certainly don't need anymore power yet

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2 hours ago, iludez said:

Just got a reply back from original owner, managed to track him down through a mutual friend.

"hey dude, benji was having a laugh with 310 at the wheels. We took it down south and did one of the track/dyno days. Pushed boost up to 16.5 peak power and got 186kw, fuel cuts came in hard past 17. Chuck some pinks in and get returned be away laughing. Enjoy, brett"

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That sounds a lot more realistic. Dunno why exactly they were getting fuel cuts unless that really is where the stock map has the boost limit at. Should be easy enough to raise the limit to something a lot more usable.

Stock side feed injectors will be good to around 200wkw but you may end up leaving a bit on the table in the mid range as that will be where you max out the injectors.

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Put back on air intake etc, throttle body, intercooler, water tank, iacv, strut tower brace, reconnected pcv/egr/injectors/water hoses, bled coolant, oil change, rfb fixed a tiny solenoid hose with a boost gauge line that's the next tiny size up, fixed some previous rfb repairs, tidied up threads, stains etc, wiped down garage floor, got a CEL, had a fugly idle and loud ticking sound, adjusted iacv, diagnosed loud injector, did aforementioned rfb repairs, CEL gone on second start up. Excess oil dumped on tree stump under cover of darkness. CEL not checked, took me 9 hours. Time for bed 👍

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Went for a 60km boring cruise down state highways with lots of commuters for a 40km fun stretch of road, just to test that everything is working as it should. Not pushed too hard as I've never been down it before. Great success 👍

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Finished the grille today. 79e5dd47f7e2d32f701d5ab64dc3848c.jpg

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Many many many hours of 3 stage detail, wet sand, compound, polish, wax then sealant after hitting the wall at manfield plenty of battle scars but I think it turns out really well for not paint touch ups.eb5f92429ba681be6d19026e0a23dc39.jpg

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Posted (edited)

New windscreen in the Leone today, just in time for the rain! lol
Trims re-installed.
Done:
Rust in boot
Rust under windscreen
Power steering
New Windscreen.
 

To do:
Weld up holes in exhaust (just end of the muffler tbh)

Glue rear Hi-stop light to rear screen
glue rubber trims I made to sides of windscreen
Put a little air in tyres.
WOF
Rego
 

Then:

Get my licence back
test drive it from Blenheim to Auckland.

 

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Went to pop in release bearing to pressure plate, heard the retainer ring pop off and fall inside the pressure plate.... tools down and walk away.

 

Fast forward a few weeks, drop 6 speed out alone, remove and fit new Exedy bearing cage and retainer ring and reinstall gearbox.

 

Photo shows the original ring on the left and Exedy on the right, difference being the diameter which would affect stiffness.

 

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Glad to see you'll have it running by the time I'm back up ;)
Exhaust welded, now I just need some silicone to finish off the gluing I'll be doing.
Leone is very nearly ready for a wof 

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Remembered that I had several sets of STi pedals sitting in the garage, so mashed together an Auto GC/GF and a manual BP/BL set to make a set up for the wagon, and now have a set for the WRX too if i decide to get rid of the V7 pedals i have fitted at the mo.

 

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Weirdly I have a cover that looks like it fits the foot rest, but the instructions make no mention of it, so can't figure out how to fit it. So if anyone knows let me know :)

 

 

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So I replaced the power steering pump on my car because of a mistake I made doing the inlet. I followed the instructions to jack it up, fill to cold minimum, leave the cap off and saw the wheel from lock to lock, adding fluid until the level stays stable. However, the system is still letting in air somewhere and bubbling up while running. Any ideas what could be causing this?

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Actually, I just figured it out. I was squatting down contemplating setting the car on fire and I realised that the power steering cooling sits significantly higher than the res so I unbolted it, dropped it down, sawed the wheel from lock to lock a few times and viola some of the fluid level dropped, topped it up and fired it up and problem solved. No more bubbles or foaming.

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Made someone else find the fuse that died.

Which was on the back of the fuse box. WTF. Who puts fuses on the back of a fuse box?

 

Now I can see out the windows when it rains and have a heater.

 

Time to go get a WOF for the first time in 18 months thanks COVID19.

On 15/06/2020 at 10:04 PM, patrickc22 said:

Finally found the boost leak in the legacy coming from the tps 

WTF boost pressure did it take to blow out there?

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3 hours ago, Gripless said:

Made someone else find the fuse that died.

Which was on the back of the fuse box. WTF. Who puts fuses on the back of a fuse box?

 

Now I can see out the windows when it rains and have a heater.

 

Time to go get a WOF for the first time in 18 months thanks COVID19.

WTF boost pressure did it take to blow out there?

Who knows lol

I found it because @Kiwi_Fozze gave the the tip of using a bike pump and it was dropping straight to 0 so since I am a smoker I tried blowing smoke in to it and found that was where it was coming from.

But that wasn't the end of it gotta new throttle body and still dropping to 0 smoke seemed to be coming form same sorta area and found that the plastic intake is cracked so it's now gone from 0 to 100 

 

Gonna get Silicone intake, split fuel rail, cams, replace rocker cover gaskets since one is leaking and time belt

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Finally found the cause of my burnt oil smell, after replacing the rocker cover gasket to no improvement dug in further and found...

 

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a leak from the Cam Cap.

 

So a bit more difficult then the rocker cover then :(

 

Got it finished, and put a new Timing Kit and Water Pump I had as I was in there (taking the AVCS cam pulleys were a c*nt even with the proper subaru tool don't believe the videos on youtube!)

 

Then drove it to Whangarei as a test. So far so good it seems, no more leak onto the exhaust manifold.

 

Also finally managed to complete my Genome gauge install, as the supplied sandwich plate wouldn't fit. So went to pick a part to grab an adaptor to install it into the engine block. Then had to steal the pressure off my WRX as it turned out the supplied pressure sensor didn't work

 

Still, theyre up and running now, and they look good and allow me to track how the car is going which is what I want.

 

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Got this cool custom pulley cover and chucked it on 3b254b77dae08868e68c5615fd733c55.jpgb51a7e3cd123b12b715918711efbddb3.jpg

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