I've previously been a Forrester driver for a good number of years because the vehicles are great for carting my fishing gear and musical instruments to where they need to be. I recently decided that I could fit my gear into an Impreza, well that's the theory, the wife believed me anyways lol.
I found an 06 hawk eye with 35k and a service history which suited my funds and looks as though it has been looked after. Having test driven the vehicle, it was game up, I had to have it.
I have had many hobbies in my lifetime and generally border on being obsessive with anything that is a challenge with reward. Iv'e had the car for three weeks now, and have become well acquainted with most of the very minor imperfections and have ironed most of them out and would now like to begin exploring what else I can do to the car, and learn a lot more about it.
The engine bay was reasonably clean when I took delivery of the car, but I've been on it for a few hours now and have begun making the car my own, with a little bit of what might be construed as an almost 50 year old man's insanity.
I have read many articles on this site, and found the place pretty friendly and frequented by people who have a lot of good information to share. My first question is about the short fat hose which exits the inter cooler, right next to the dump valve. I want to replace it with a more colourful version and can only seem to find the STI one when I search the web. Are they the same size? as the one on the WRX.
The car is fitted with a Hayward and Scott exhaust system and has the K&N filter upgrade in the original air box. I'm not sure of the power output, and what other subtle changes have been made to the set up. A friend of mine who is more experienced with the cars reckons it's a bit too quick just to have had nothing more than the air intake and exhaust mods.
I had the red mist at the weekend, by way of feeling the need to paint the dump valve and inter cooler(sad but true).
Anyways, I won't ramble on, but do want to say a warm Hi to anyone who is interested in the fact I have begun participating here.
All the best