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  1. General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    I recently found an '04 WRX for sale near me for $8k. It apparently has a spun bearing and I was wondering what the cost to repair that would be and if it's even worth the effort.
  2. Engine Modifications
    Hey guys! So I picked up an EJ205 from a 2003 WRX on FB Marketplace and I needed a few parts before I swap it into my Forester (EJ253). My questions are: Would there be issues with using the 253 ECU and/or bulkhead wiring harness with the 205? Is a 2002 WRX ECU (ECU Sticker Label "V2")...
  3. General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hello everyone, I've searched all over the forums including my 2.5rs and nasoic but can't seems to find any answers. I recently swapped a jdm forester xt 2.0 engine into my 98 impreza and used the complete 02 bug eye harness, ecu, and gas tank, etc. I redid the heasgaskets and used MLS and also...
  4. Engine Performance
    I have a 02 wrx sedan, ever since I got a new oem TD-04 installed on the car the car has been bucking or stuttering past 80% give or take throttle I tried to play with the turbo flange but only seemed to make things worse so I undid the adjustment and now it’s back to bucking. When I had a...
  5. General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hello all! I have a 2004 wrx v limited with the ej205. I’ve been in a bit of a stump, recently I have been noticing smoke coming out of the exhaust, sometimes at operating temp or even just under operating temp, not when idling but while accelerating, like if I’m backing out of a parking stall...
  6. Builds
    Hey my names Omen, Recently picked up a 04 wrx with a blown motor and had been sitting for a little while so it needs some love but I wasn’t having any progress with any other cars I wanted to it seemed like a good start. I’ve got people to help me with the swap but there’s a lot I still have to...
  7. Maintenance, service, and repair
    Hi there, I am new to the world of subarus and I had a couple questions regarding JDM vs the USDM parts. A little bit about my car, 2004 WRX V limited. Very very fun car and I’m so happy I picked it up. I am from Canada and as of now it is getting very cold and I noticed the raw fuel smell in...
  8. Engine Modifications
    Hi, I just bought a really rough, 255k mile, still running 1.8L 1995 Impreza for dumb cheap. I was curious, since its a bit rusty, the clutch/trans/engine are running like theyre old.. Could I buy this other parting WRX wagon from 04 and swap literally everything? Would it take? I wanna know if...
  9. General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hey y'all! I'm at a loss right now. I can't find where my coolant is leaking from. To try to fix it, I replaced my radiator, thermostat, and upper/lower hoses. And a small elbow hose that is close to the thermostat. It still was leaking. When it leaks, with the car off, the dripping...
  10. General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Alright so here's the deal I bought this car knowing it was gonna be work so this is me reaching out for some assistance on figuring this subaru stuff out Its supposedly a JDM EJ205 with a new harness and ecu So it wasn't running when I bought it he was driving and it turned off on him, he...
  11. Tuning: Electronic Engine Management
    My car (2002 wrx) was pulling -11.95 fine knock under daily driving circumstances like slowly accelerating at a light. The ecu was reset and now there is the occasional-2.11 feedback knock and fairly low knock learn numbers (-1.76) but now the DAM is low which I know after a reset is normal...
  12. Personal For Sale & Wanted
    Hey there, I have a 02 Impreza WRX that I purchased off of bring a trailer back in 2018. It is completely stock other than rally armor mud flaps. It has a full-service history in the binder, a clean title, and has only had 2 owners. I'm posting on here because I genuinely don't know what it's...
  13. Engine Modifications
    So I've got a 2005 2.5RS and I'm thinking of doing a ej205 swap, essentially I'm wondering if I bought an engine from like jdm motors for example, what else would I need besides the intercooler and wiring harness. Would I need intercooler piping, a downpipe, and a different radiator? Or what...
  14. Builds
    Alright guy's buckle up because this is going to be a long one. I own a 2003 Subaru WRX, this car started as my grandmother's daily driver in retirement and she aptly named it Lil' yellow. Unfortunately she passed away a couple years ago and my mother purchased the car for my younger brother...
  15. Everyday Impreza Talk
    I just recently did something to my car. a local shop said i need a motor because it is going to cost me way more to have someone take my EJ205? all the way down and see what is broken and what can be salvaged.. I have been doing some research online and I'm still not %100 positive what my...
  16. Engine Modifications
    Ok guys this is gonna be a long one. So i'm building my motor in my high performance class at Wyotech next year about this time. I'm going to have 3 months of shop time to put all of this stuff under my hood. Anyway here's my list, let me know if i'm missing anything. Comments and constructive...
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