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    08wrx starts then shuts itself off..

    I took out the stock turbo, exhaust and air intake. I replaced the turbo with a AMR CXR550 for the 2.5L engine. I put on the Agency Power Cat-Back Exhaust and AP Cold Air-Intake. The installation took all of 4 hours.. Removing it however took us about 6 hours. I also installed a Cobb Tuning Access Port. I tried to start it up and after a second it goes off.. For that split second it sounded amazing... I tried un-installing the programmer just to see if that would do anything but as of 10pm last night alaskan time it is still not running.

    I am supposed to get on the ferry in a week and drive from Kodiak, AK to Point Pleasant, NJ!!

    Please help me! My name is Mike.

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    Actually. Something similar happened to me the first time I flashed Stage 2. Try resetting the ECU by pulling the battery leads and stepping on the brake pedal for 20 seconds. Then, reconnect the leads, and attempt to start the car.
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    Thank YOU. I will give that a shot.

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    Cobb's tune won't work with the aftermarket turbo.

    You need many more supporting mods to run a different turbo.

    To get it to run properly, you either have to:
    A) put the stock turbo back on
    B) spend more money on supporting mods and a pro-tune
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    You're going to blow your motor using that turbo without a protune.
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    Where do I get a Pro-Tune? The current one that i have wont work?

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    Cobb's maps aren't deigned to work with aftermarket turbos.

    You'd need to find a local tuner and have it pro tuned. You'll also need more parts to successfully fun that turbo swap.
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    As mentioned in your other thread, which is for the same issue: My 08 wrx won't start please help

    You're going to need more supporting mods to work with the aftermarket turbo. Even if you reset the ecu or figure out where there may be a vacuum leak from the install, and somehow it starts running, it is not going to be running correctly. Anthony and Maus are correct, you're better off putting the stock turbo back on until you learn what else you need to do and get yourself set up to do it.
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    Damn.. Alright Thanks.

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    Idk about Alaska, but you should try to talk to a tuner that's local, if there are any, and discuss with them what you'd like to do, and they'll help you take the right path there.
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    You don't have a down pipe? That turbo is doing you no good if that is the case. And normally people make their cars MORE reliable before going on long trips, not the opposite.
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    These guys are right, man. That turbo flows 52 lbs/min (nearly DOUBLE the flow of the TD04-19T). Without fueling modifications -- injectors and fuel pump -- you will undoubtedly run lean. Furthermore, without the tune, you will likely blow your motor.
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    Well there is no Kodiak Subaru guys on the island. If I can at least get it to run I'll be ok because there are some people in Anchorage which is where ill be getting off the ferry.

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    I have a downpipe.. Is the car still good if i just put the stock turbo back in? Keep the new programmer and air intake and exhaust on?

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    Yea, you'll be ok if you put the stock turbo back on for now, until you get get access to the other aftermarket parts you'll need and a local tuner.
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