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    Well i recently traded my car for a wrx..and a previous wrx owner told me that its missing a box or something...so i was wondering if anyone knew if this was true and if it is wat is it for? and is it important to have?please help, thanks....will post pics..

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    Its missing the air box for the short ram intake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Its missing the air box for the short ram intake.
    oh ok thanks...what is it for?....do i need to get another one or its fine without it?

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    I do believe you are missing your windshield washer fluid resevoir.
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    I do believe you are missing your windshield washer fluid resevoir.
    Yes. Yes it is.

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    And the cover for the fuse/relay box.
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    passenger side intercooler bracket, boost solenoid and cover

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    Quote Originally Posted by W_R_XTC View Post
    passenger side intercooler bracket, boost solenoid and cover
    That's a big one, good catch. I'm sure it has an MBC or some other type of controller. That car has definitely been messed with, I just hope it's been tuned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W_R_XTC View Post
    passenger side intercooler bracket, boost solenoid and cover
    Yeah, the boost solenoid jumped out to me as well. Good one.

    Looks like it also has an oil catch can of some sort judging from what looks like a DIY line across the intercooler. The engine appears nicely detailed. Why would one remove the headlight washer reservoir? I could see maybe for routing front mount tubing, but this still has a TMIC.
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    damn..it sounds like i missing some stuff..let me just say that this car does have a rebuild engine with 6k miles..it was professionally done in a auto shop and i did get the paperwork to prove it...so with that being said...can someone please summarize what all do i have to do with the missing parts...replace or just leave it like that?dont really know about these engines?

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    Well, without knowing every last thing that has been done to it, we can't really recommend a good course of action. If you care about having winshield wash fluid (I know I do) I'd look into why that was removed or if the system even works anymore.

    The boost control solenoid has probably been replaced with an MBC, which in my opinion is an extremly lazy way of doing things, but if the car has been tuned to utilize it, it isn't a big problem. What does concern me, though, is that the engine had to be replaced in the first place. If the engine blew because somebody improperly modded the car and then drove the ever loving . Potty Mouth .. Potty Mouth .. Potty Mouth .. Potty Mouth . out of it, you will have some work ahead of you.

    Do you have a list of what all has been done to the car? Any way of contacting the previous owner?

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    One more thing I just saw: I think the cruise control servo and cable are missing. Was the car equipped with that (i.e., does it have the little cruise control stalk on the steering wheel)?

    I would have a Subaru tuner look it over if you can. If the previous owner is unreachable, a tuner would be more familiar with aftermarket parts like a manual boost controller (MBC) than a regular auto shop. Also, a tuner would be able to do some data logs and get a better idea of the engine health and whether or not the engine is tuned for the aftermarket air intake or a possible MBC. There are plenty of people here who could also help you with that if you have some way to pull logs yourself (like a Tactrix cable or Cobb Accessport).
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    oh ok ill go get the windshield fluid checked out.....and damn..hopefully i doesnt mess up...but the upgrades..that i was told it had,,was a bigger turbo, 20g....stage 2 clutch..3" exhaust, and i believe he also said that it was tuned and it made 292 hp at 11psi..

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    it has a cruise control next to the fog lights button...havent actually tried and use it though, and i might actually have to take it to an auto shop so they can check it

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    I'm with Rambo on this one. Take it to a reputable Subaru tuner to have it looked at. It sounds like things were done very half-butted (stupid swear filter) and there will be some things that need to be addressed. If there is a 20g on that car running at 11psi, something is very wrong somewhere. It could be that you've been told the wrong turbo model, it could be that somebody really didn't understand how to modify a Subaru properly, it could be a good deal many other things, but one thing is for sure, it needs to be looked at by a professional.

    Sorry man, I hope you didn't just buy a headache.
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