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This is a discussion on 2004 WRX - Shoopster's build (or rather, repair) thread within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by michaelwfox Sweet! I'm glad it made it to you safely and you're welcome! . Did it get ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    Sweet! I'm glad it made it to you safely and you're welcome! . Did it get there in time for WBM?
    Hey!

    It did, technically, but we're gonna wait til I get back to put it on. The Shoop is having some minor issues

    I can't thank you enough!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post
    Boost struggles to push 6 where it used to hit 10.
    If your boost maxes at 6-7 PSI, that's wastegate pressure... it's unlikely that a leak is your problem....
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    If your boost maxes at 6-7 PSI, that's wastegate pressure... it's unlikely that a leak is your problem....
    Thanks Zach, we'll check it. The Shoopster's up presently, finishing with the bumper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post
    Thanks Zach, we'll check it. The Shoopster's up presently, finishing with the bumper.
    Still, I'd start looking now for a Tactrix cable... you'll want to do some datalogs when this is all back together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Still, I'd start looking now for a Tactrix cable... you'll want to do some datalogs when this is all back together.
    THUD! as 'new bumper' drops to the bottom of the wishlist.

    Thanks for the advice. Looking.
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    I felt that weight to. Many mods postponed due to tatrix saving funds! That and school books to use cable lol.

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    POW!


    PA-POWW!!


    Gold sticker (wrap) beneath the delete, which hides the 2nd set of license-plate holes
    Also somewhat inspired by what this guy did to his side-badges

    Boost! We has it.
    Every time BF opens the hood, he tinkers with the BOV, adjusts it, and usually says, "I think we should remove this" (to which I say "...maybe. but not today").
    Anyway the bolt on the front of it was loose

    Temp gauge connection also located (under the intercooler) and fixed.

    Ready to hit the road, jack! After a nap...
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    Nice build thread, it was a fun read

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post
    POW!


    PA-POWW!!


    Gold sticker (wrap) beneath the delete, which hides the 2nd set of license-plate holes
    Also somewhat inspired by what this guy did to his side-badges

    Boost! We has it.
    Every time BF opens the hood, he tinkers with the BOV, adjusts it, and usually says, "I think we should remove this" (to which I say "...maybe. but not today").
    Anyway the bolt on the front of it was loose

    Temp gauge connection also located (under the intercooler) and fixed.

    Ready to hit the road, jack! After a nap...
    Nice!! I really like those gold accents. Also that heat shield will look awesome under the hood!

    Is your BOV 100% vent to atmosphere? If yes then your BF is correct, it's doing more harm than good
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    By the way Shoop, is it possible to take apart the horn from the housing? Black and red would look really nice haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostBandit View Post
    By the way Shoop, is it possible to take apart the horn from the housing? Black and red would look really nice haha
    Housing? (There's a housing?) I couldn't say And it seems everybody's got red and black
    We just disconnected them, sandblasted 'em and painted 'em. Straight up.

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    Nice build thread, it was a fun read
    Thanks ! Come back soon, we ain't done here yet, not by a mile!

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    Nice!! I really like those gold accents. Also that heat shield will look awesome under the hood!
    Is your BOV 100% vent to atmosphere? If yes then your BF is correct, it's doing more harm than good
    It certainly will, I can't wait to put it on!
    As for the BOV, I'm not sure... In any case its future is uncertain.

    Presently I'm at the Wicked Big Meet weekend in CT. Subies everywhere!
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    Installing a plate delete when the screws don't fit

    So, now that I finally have time to sit down and write it:

    Back in May I bought a sweet license plate delete, but couldn't install it.

    The problem was the two holes for the screws were threadbare and too big for the painted screws that came with the plate. There were two additional holes set further apart that had $%^&*! drywall anchors in 'em. White drywall anchors painted world rally blue. I don't know why I didn't keep that pic.

    Had put some kind correct-sized backing or anchor situation for the screws.

    After removing the drywall anchors (...) the jagged edges had to be sanded down because the delete wouldn't sit flat and they would've scraped up the finish on the back of the delete (like anyone's ever going to see it but whatever).

    Then we inserted a bit of vacuum hose (tubing) on the inside of the bumper cover like so



    Specifically this stuff (not my hands.)



    so that the screws would bite into it, and cut the tube to the right length so that the styrofoam piece would fit on it properly too.

    This set up allows us to remove the screws and put them back on without having to remove the bumper again.

    Then we put some gold tape (sticker) over the gaping holes the drywall anchors left in my bumper cover, which also makes a nice backing for the delete, tying in nicely with the newly painted horns.

    So, to recap where we're at, from my first post.

    Jobs 1,2,4, been done. (up-pipe, front brake discs, timing belt & company)
    Job 3 (inner fender) done when we took off the bumper... 4 days ago... seems like weeks ago.
    Jobs 5,6,7 next: change wastegate actuator, install turbo binky and heatshield.
    Job 8 isn't really a job, just a waiting game (magnetic oil plug) and floormats don't count.
    Oil pressure switch, horns and plate delete weren't on the list but there it is.
    Job 9 new hoses, still on hold because no leaks, just aesthetic.

    Let's see what else. Someone said to me this weekend, "You've had your car for two months and still no check engine light? That's great!"

    And, thrilled to learn that after an 800+ mile road trip, the Shoop does not consume its oil
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    Is your BOV 100% vent to atmosphere?
    The answer is no
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    below, temporarily clean, yesterday



    my subtle Subtle sticker
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