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This is a discussion on somethins wrong within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I bought an 06 WRX yesterday. It has a full 3" exhaust and a downpipe i believe. I only got ...

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    I bought an 06 WRX yesterday. It has a full 3" exhaust and a downpipe i believe. I only got on it a couple times and not very hard either. The check engine light is on and crusie is flashing? Any input would be great.

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    check for an aftermarket intake and BOV. if there is none try to find out whether the car was properly tuned after the exhaust was modified....that'd be my guess
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    No BOV and stock intake is in play. I bought it from a used dealer n he gave me a 3 month 4500mi warranty so im hoping theyll fix. If not should i buy cobb AP or take it to get tuned?

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    EM - unless you know someone around town that can reflash for a small fee i'd just go ahead snap the AP. shouldnt be hard there are quite a few in the F/S listings here .


    also. you may want to take the car to a trusted mechanic to be examined for a second opinion as to what the problem is. hell, see if you can get the dealership to pay for the mechanic of your choice
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    a buddy of mine has a shop i could take it to but its a 3 hour drive. If im gonna do any other simple mods the AP would do nicely right? saves on tuning after every mod.? I have an 01 SC mustang thats been nothin but trouble from day 1 i dont need anoter one of those on my hands thats why i bought a subaru.

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    oh yea, with the AP your set for pretty much anything, no tuner fee's either haha
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    maybe i can get the dealer to pay for it. If i get a mechanic to say thats what it needs. worth a shot. save me 700. So from what ive been hearing BOV is no good on stock turbo?

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    no sir. all u need to know on the way our stuff works as far as recirculating and whatnot. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by flashinLitesSuk
    I bought an 06 WRX yesterday. It has a full 3" exhaust and a downpipe i believe. I only got on it a couple times and not very hard either. The check engine light is on and crusie is flashing? Any input would be great.
    Get the code read - we can't help you without it.

    Most likely, it's a cat inefficiency code, which is normal from removing the catalytic converters (downpipe) - a form of engine management will disable this code.
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    +1 on needing the code to help much.

    I'm curious if you remember what you were doing when the CEL came on. Were you taking off, sitting still, giving it gas in 4/5 gear on the highway?

    Oh and taking it to a trusted mechanic is good but I would take it to a mechanic that knows Subarus.
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    Unfortunately most mechanics aren't going to know crap unless they work for a speed shop that does tuning of newer OBDII cars,and especially Subarus.You probably overboosted because the car is not tuned for the exhaust as mentioned earlier.
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