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This is a discussion on Manual Boost Controller within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hello, and thanks for reading my thread. I own an 02 WRX. I found out after buying my car it ...

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    Manual Boost Controller

    Hello, and thanks for reading my thread.
    I own an 02 WRX. I found out after buying my car it has been missing a boost control system. Im only pushing about 8 psi. How hard would it be to install a new MBC and do it without damaging the engine? I know stock boost is around 13 psi. What percautions should I take to do this myself?


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    It's completely missing, and you bought the car? Interesting.

    Do not use an MBC without some form of tuning. An 02 is a bit more forgiving than later models if you do use one without tuning, but it is still not recommended to use one without custom tuning.

    You should probably have a trusted Subaru mechanic look at the car, I can only hope you didn't just buy a nightmare.
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    Im in San Diego and the only tunning place I can find is Reese Tuning and they want $500 for a tune!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerembo47 View Post
    Im in San Diego and the only tunning place I can find is Reese Tuning and they want $500 for a tune!
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    $500 isn't that bad for a protune and is certainly cheaper than a new engine.
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    Stock BCS shouldn't run you more than $20 in the classified sections on here/Nasioc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerembo47
    Im in San Diego and the only tunning place I can find is Reese Tuning and they want $500 for a tune!
    Don't be afraid of driving a while for a tune. The closest place may not be the best place

    You're not that far from Santa Clarita, which has Yimi Sport Tuning, who are pretty highly regarded.
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