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    Lesson learned?

    So yesterday afternoon I filled up with gas before getting on 95 north from Beverly MA. Driving down secondary roads making my way to 95 I notice my car is idling like crap. It is almost stalling at every light. My first thoughts, I got bad gas...damn it!

    Get on the highway for a drive back home. Going through the 95 north tolls in hampton, I am pulling through third and I swear my car goes into limp mode. Can bad gas do that?..maybe. I finally get home and pop the hood, to my dismay the freakin air filter is completely off the intake tube (SPT intake). I put the thing back on, tighten it as much as I think I can before the tube cracks, and start it back up. Idle holds fine.

    So this morning I am driving back down 95 south, pulling through 3rd after hampton tolls and it was better but I still felt some hesitation. Should I reset the ECU? (neg terminal off and press brake pedal right?)

    Anyways, lesson learned. If you think theres something wrong, pull the heck over and look !

    oh btw car = 06 wrx tr (SPT intake, turbo & intake shield, cat back SPT)

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    Try to do the reset and give the ECU a few days to "learn" what it should be doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 302@12psi View Post
    Try to do the reset and give the ECU a few days to "learn" what it should be doing.
    good advise.. couldnt hurt to try
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    Everything seems good to go. No idle issues, 3rd gear is pulling fine. Just a minor scare. Although it still concerns me that the computer never threw a code.....oh well.

    Thanks for the replies guys
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    My filter fell off too when I first put my SPT intake on. I cleaned the rubber part of the filter and the intake piping with alcohol to get rid of all the oily residue on it. My intake was sooo slimy that the damn filter wouldnt stay on.
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