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This is a discussion on Understanding the WRX within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I just bought a 2007 WRX and want to understand it inside and out. However, there is no haynes or ...

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    Understanding the WRX

    I just bought a 2007 WRX and want to understand it inside and out. However, there is no haynes or Chiltons service manual yet. Anyone know of a link or some good reading to familiarize myself with the engine, tranny, etc.. I know a fair amount about cars but when I look under the hood of the WRX theres is alot of crap in there.

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    Just read on the forums!

    search search search!

    I learned that quick!

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    I'm looking for a layout of the engine compartment with labels or a blown apart view. There are sensors galore in there and I dont know what they do.

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    If you had been around the block I could give you a very special linky but you must prove yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERIKBROCKHOFF View Post
    If you had been around the block I could give you a very special linky but you must prove yourself
    Very special linky? Care to share?
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    sorrie to interrupt your conversation. but will OEM STi guages work on an 02-03 wrx? i like the way the sti guages look.
    Turbo Lag is just a courtesy head start.
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    no shame
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    Quote Originally Posted by devman52 View Post
    sorrie to interrupt your conversation. but will OEM STi guages work on an 02-03 wrx? i like the way the sti guages look.
    Get yer own thread!

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    look for a copy of the factory service manual on eBay, that's where i got mine
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    +1 for purchasing a factory service manual set. That's what I did.. Yeah they are expensive but well worth it for the info you get out of them. Even with the service manual set continue researching until you no longer own the car.
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    depending on how deep and what you want to know you can grab an digital storage oscilloscope (like a vantage) and start scoping everything... thats what i do...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68sprintb View Post
    look for a copy of the factory service manual on eBay, that's where i got mine
    Like the ones on CD? are they legit?

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    Ya searching here and nasoic will get you most if not all the info you need.



    Quote Originally Posted by devman52 View Post
    sorrie to interrupt your conversation. but will OEM STi guages work on an 02-03 wrx? i like the way the sti guages look.
    Hahaha this aint no chat room DOg!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roads View Post
    Like the ones on CD? are they legit?
    the one i got for MY05 is excellent, though i don't have a real FSM to compare it to
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