Front mount intercooler painted black for stealth
on dyno at pdx
This is a discussion on 02 wrx for sale in Eugene 35,000 miles. mods and pics within the NWS: Local For Sale Only ! forums, part of the North Western States category; EDITED 5/9 38,000 miles. Asking around ,000-.. Eugene, OR. Always garaged or covered. 54 year old owner / Driver.. I ...
38,000 miles. Asking around $20,000-.. Eugene, OR.
Always garaged or covered.
54 year old owner / Driver.. I broke in with dyno oil and went to synthetic at 4,000 miles. Kept all oil chavge receicpts.
Engine bay. Industrial black powder coat on intercooler pipes
FP Green oil and Water cooled
Water injection but no map as yet Have UTEC on top of EcuTek. with 10 map switch
Defi gauges on A pillar, and in front of shifter. Pioneer w Infinity speakers Apexi AVCR and Turbo timer with A/F read out.
Roos Austrailain six speed
With a perfectly good 2.0 shortblock
Yakima roof rack. Lot's of other stuff.
Built for Canyon style driving. Very sticky and amazing torque
2.5 stage 2 Axis short block
P and P heads.
Shimless valve buckets
SS .050 over exhaust valves
FPGreen, oil, and water cooled
Perrin fuel rails,
B & B (div. w g) Down Pipe- wrapped
Perrin uppipe, - wrapped
Perrin big MAF intake
STI Pink kevlar timing belt. (smells like Cherry blossoms)
Perrin Turbo inlet hose
P&P exhaust manifold
PWR radiator - over pressure cap
Circle earth grounding kit
Tanaube Hyper Medallian Exhaust
large scoop - radiator shroud.
Helix oil catch can
Optima battery hidden in trumk
AVC-R electronic boost control
UTEC on top of EcuTek, 4 out of 8 map selections - pdxtuning
Passport 850 X50
A pillar Defi EGT and boost gauges
Defi oil press. and temp gauges in coin tray - see pics below
Apexi Turbo Timer w /A/F readout
Knock sensor / Lights in gauge cluster
Suspension / Brakes / Wheels / Tires :
Tein coilovers (love em)*
Cusco rear sway bar / camber kit
Helix end links
sti engine / tranny mounts
sti pitch stop
Perrin pos. steering response system [clunk]
Goodridge Stainless Lines - Front+Rear
Axxis Ultimate Pads
Racing Brake Slotted Rotors - Front
18 X 8" SSR 14.6 lb Competitions- - $469- per
225/40/18 Goodyear F-1 GS D-3's..... VerySticky
Australian Roos six speed with very limited slip
ACT StreetLite Flywheel - 13.9 lbs
Clutch net clutch
Cusco Shifter Bushings
Cam timing or belt is off. See where the whp flat lines from 5,200 to 7k. There should be 80+ whp somewhere.
Mustang dyno / Props to: (Doc) Bailey pdx tuning / Max @ Gruppe-s
In the works
A few weeks with the pdx crew to see why whp tops out at 306
oooop: Blown head gasket or something. Cracked water jacket at worse.
541 688 2439 Eugene, Oregon
Garaged and covered.
Last edited by madmanx; 05-09-2007 at 08:53 AM.
Front mount intercooler painted black for stealth
on dyno at pdx
Another shot of cockpit. A pillar guages and guages in front of shifter.
Apexi turbo timer w AF readout above Apexi AVCR boost control and Pioneer CD. professionally installed
Has a blown head gasket.....
Another FM shot
2.5 STI shortblock built by Axis motors. Forged piston - semi closed deck
oversized PWR radiator
FP Green turbo
Interior and gauges
There is not much differential slip [i.e., left to right wheel at slow speed] with the Roos tranny so this is not a grandmothers cars. But my mom loves it. One cannot back out of the drive way at 3 mph and turn 90 degrees without using some muscle. After a while taking a more shallow slow speed turn becomes second nature.
Last edited by madmanx; 03-02-2006 at 09:56 AM.
A note from pdx tuning
I think Tim has already told you this but at this time I highly suggest you take a very close look at your motor build. Our Subaru blocks should not knock with low timing and race gas.
I personally don't think their is anything else myself or the PDXTuning crew can do for your car until the *real* source of the issue is resolved for sure. I wish we could have done more for you and I was hoping that the race gas was going to show that the issue was compression but it was not. Trust me, Tim and I spent a couple of hours on the dyno trying to tune your car. I even started off with a fresh map to ensure that we were tuning without any overhead from the last maps. Nothing. The new map ended up looking almost identical to the original tuned maps. This proves that the tuning cannot be at fault. Different tuners ending up with the same looking maps confirmed that. I would be happy to send on all the logs as well if needed.
I suggest you go back to the basics and check the following.
#1 - Cam timing and the timing belt. If even one tooth is off the engine will not respond correctly. You could have 3 fine cylinders and 1 with incorrect exhaust timing for example. This would make the engine do very strange things. I suggest the inspect the cam timing very closely.
#2 - Fuel delivery. I don't think this is at fault as the AFR's are pretty stable and responsive during tuning but it's always worth checking. I suggest you check the electrical connection to each injector and suggest removing the injectors and having them cleaned and flow tested. This will ensure unified fuel delivery.
#3 - Spark plugs and coil packs. I suggest you remove and inspect all spark plugs. If any one of them looks different from the others this would be a tell tail sign of a troubled cylinder. Not to say that the cylinder itself is bad, just a sign that something was wrong, cam timing, fuel, spark. If any spark plugs look damaged or bad replace them with correctly gapped new one range colder plugs. Not much you can do to check the coil packs, but at least ensure they are not damaged in any way and are making good contact with the plugs.
#4 - While the plugs are out do a pull leak down test (more than a compression test) This will check the valve seals as well. You should also take this chance to double check the valve timing. You will be able to hear the pressure escaping as you gently turn over the block by hand and should be able to work out if the valves are opening differently on one cylinder than the others.
That's all I can think of at this time.
Best of luck with tracking down the source of the issue.
Last edited by madmanx; 03-19-2006 at 11:07 AM.
pdx thought topping out at 306 whp was a compression ratio problem. Needing a thicker Cometic head gasket. They put race fuel in the car and dyno'd it. Three times. Made no difference.
They said it must then be a timing problem, probably the timing belt. My builder took offense to pdx’s trouble shooting recommendations for some reason. He never fixed the coolant leak, [which I think broke loose and let the car get hot briefly] and never checked to see if the timing belt was off.
I kind of threw up my hands and said screw it.
So the car has water injection [hooked up but not tuned for] and a possibility for 6 separate UTEC maps but I only run 1 map. If I changed the head gasket I would have the builder take the time to measure the deck clearance to confirm C/R, check the timing belt. Put in Cometic gaskets as the motor was 190 psi in all four cylinders, and 180 psi would be better.
The projected whp from pdx was 370 to 410 with Water injection. The shame is the car has the heavy duty parts to handle it. Cooling – clutch – radiator – tranny – SS exhaust valves – shimless valve buckets – super duty Axis short block - Defi monitoring gauges – etc.
Last edited by madmanx; 03-02-2006 at 07:26 PM.
Your car seems like everything I would want mine to be but I don't get it. You are driving a car with a blown head gasket? What kind of sound is it making and for how long? Is there any sludge in the oil or are the only indications the knocking sound and less hp than expected? Any leaks on the outside?
is the car running fine now or not? is just not getting the most hp out of the car the problem or is it running poorly now?
bmw addict. often a practicing rwd purist.
still coping with how ready the impreza platform is to outperform my skillset with its own.
out there in the forests...
No, I'm driving my Ford Escort for now [32 mpg] which is nice. The wrx sounds fine. It does not have a miss or make any unusual noise. But there is steam coming out of the exhaust when it gets warmed up, so I am not driving it. No sludge in the oil but there would be water mixed in if I tightened down on the radiator cap. It definitely has a blown gasket.Originally Posted by ridewhencan
Wztra stuff in the garage. Stock 16" rims and tires. 1k miles on them tops. Also the perfectly good 2.0 short block, Yakima rack, and other oe parts like stock turbo, intercooler, exhaust, rear diff protector, etc..
Here is a thread I kept while building the 2.5 hybrid posted on nasioc.
Last edited by madmanx; 10-22-2006 at 01:23 PM.
The SB had three cracks in it. Ron Williams at Axis is trying to see if Subaru will make good on it. [Might as well ask]
The SB was cracked in a couple of places. I just bought an sti SB which Pete
at Europsort chipped in 1/2 for.
Ron Williams at Axis is sending me Forged pistons no charge.
pdx has their own dyno now and Doc Bailey called and said,
"he and pdx will take care of the tune, no worries".
Some very good people are working on the car.
We did find out that the Roos Trans, [almost] no slip diff. wears
out the clutch disc in a hurry. May go to Kevlar???$
I should have the rex going by early January.
I will drive it around with a for sale sign for a while anyway.
Last edited by madmanx; 12-21-2006 at 10:00 AM.
More stout than an sti + it's a wagon. All mods are top of the line and profesionally installed.
You will not get hassled in this car unless you are showing off.
I plan on a mild safe tune so that some bad premium will not cause failure.
It will sell for around $18,000. The SB, clutch and trans will be new to almost new.
I'm trying to build a bulletproof 340whp wrx that has 35,000 miles.
Water injection should add 30whp and will be hooked up and have it's own UTEC map.
The buyer can always re-tune for 370 and 400whp ++. It would still be safe.
Also with the Apexi AVC-R boost controller you can adjust the boost up or down instantly for each gear
or rpm from the base map.** But be careful as the FP Green can probably put 30psi into the engine.
Plus the AVC-R makes the Green spool almost instantly.
The knock sensor lets one know when to dial it back down.
I trashed my RA Cryo'd fourth gear in mid pull, / thus the Roos Australian six speed
called bulletproof by Roos Gear Box & Differentials
Robert L. Asplund Jr.
Call if you have any questions. 541 688 2439
Last edited by madmanx; 01-31-2007 at 09:58 AM.