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    Hello everyone, im a newbie to the forum. And just purchased a 2002 wrx wgn with 156,432 miles on it. I did an oil change recently. And wanted to know what I should do next to maintain engine optimization?!

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    Thank you, this helps me alot. Do you a have any tips for replacing old parts to help me keep the longevity of the engine life?

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    Oh and yes, everything is up to date according to the carfax report

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    Whats a good boost controller to install in place of my stock one?

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    I'd go grimmspeed

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    I don't know much about them. Are they really good as a company and product supplier?

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    first off, why do you want to replace the boost controller?
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    The stock one seems very old. Its been in the car since 2002

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    Thank you TheJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKAMA5 View Post
    The stock one seems very old. Its been in the car since 2002

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    If you're just looking to replace it with a new one, I'd just look into finding a stock replacement. You can get away with a lot more on 02's as far as aftermarket parts go, but unless you're looking to start tinkering with modding the car and probably tuning it, I'd stay away from aftermarket boost control.
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    I do want to start tuning and replacing parts. A lot of the stock parts are rusty

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    Welcome!

    I know you said you looked over the CARFAX to see that the maintenance is up to date. The problem I find with CARFAX is that the maintenance descriptions are vague at best and doesn't tell the complete maintenance story. For example, did CARFAX actually state that the timing belt was replaced? And just because it's not in CARFAX doesn't mean it didn't happen. Accidents and floods sometimes do not appear in CARFAX.

    My suggestion is that if you don't have accurate maintenance records on this car, you really need to get a comprehensive inspection. As part of the inspection, I'd also suggest a compression test.

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    When I took it to the Subaru dealer for an oil change, they did a inspection on it. Everything was green. But a compression test sounds like a great idea, as well as the timing belt! Good advice, Thank you I appreciate that!

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