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    bugeye just purchased good deal?

    hey guys i just bought a 2002 wrx it had no mods a few dings and runs good now after i put the intake and intercooler back together but i only paid 2400 it giving me money to put into it any tips should i start looking into a hybrid setup did i get a good deal?

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    $2400 for a Bugeye that runs is a good deal.

    What do you mean "after i put the intake and intercooler back together"?

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    get compression/leakdown tested. Put the intake back to stock, etc. In fact, you may want to switch all the mod parts out for stuff you actually want.

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    sorry i should have gone into more detail the guy i bought the car from just did a head gasket , water pump,job on the car and did not bother to put allot of stuff back on nothing too big but i had to put the over flow piping back together and the original intake was missing the inlet part that comes back out of the fender so i purchased a cold air intake the car drives well i put some thicker oil in it i want to get as much life as i can out of the engine thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtbugeye View Post
    sorry i should have gone into more detail the guy i bought the car from just did a head gasket , water pump,job on the car and did not bother to put allot of stuff back on nothing too big but i had to put the over flow piping back together and the original intake was missing the inlet part that comes back out of the fender so i purchased a cold air intake the car drives well
    What brand of Cold Air intake did you buy? Not all CAI's are made equally. Some CAI's cause the MAF to think there is less air coming in to the engine than there actually is. Which causes the engine to run lean. It's easy to fix with tuning.
    Please read this thread on the subject http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=477393
    Quote Originally Posted by vtbugeye View Post
    i put some thicker oil in it i want to get as much life as i can out of the engine thanks guys
    Please read this thread about what oil these engines like to use, and make sure it's the right stuff.
    ??What oil should I use??

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    it has a bomz intake sytem

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    I think it's safe to say you need to have the ECU tuned to work with that intake.

    Please read the intake thread I posted above.

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    I would remove that intake ASAP. Given the quality of the build, I doubt that the Bomz intake has been engineered to mimic the airflow of the stock airbox. If you are going to mod, you will absolutely need to get a leakdown test done on the car to ensure that the motor is in good health. Please, refrain from purchasing integral cheap ebay parts. The WRX is nothing less than a spoiled princess ... she will not take kindly to cheap parts. This isn't a Honda.
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    thanks im taking the intake off tonight and i found a doner car that has the stock intake i only got the bomz as a temp setup just to get it from a to b

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtbugeye View Post
    thanks im taking the intake off tonight and i found a doner car that has the stock intake

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtbugeye View Post
    thanks im taking the intake off tonight and i found a doner car that has the stock intake i only got the bomz as a temp setup just to get it from a to b
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