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  1. About to purchase a 2003 WRX at a VERY LOW price, car is mint... smokes a bit.

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hello I am about to purchase a 2003 Impreza 2.0 WRX with about 60K miles. It is priced well below its usual price in the market (lets say about three thousand dollars cheaper). This Impreza is totally standard with no mods whatsoever. The car looks mint inside out, runs very strong. Engine has...
  2. Smoke, Cause Unknown

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    This has happened once before but went away after a short drive. I recently noticed smoke coming from under the heat shield between my turbo and my downpipe. White smoke. Not heavy but it's enough to notice it coming out of the hood scoop from a stop. Does anybody have any idea what this could...
  3. 06 WRX running rich, back firing, and blowing black smoke

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    I got an 06 WRX several months back, my firs Suby ever, and am loving almost everything about it. It came with a few mods: HKS BOV, HKS TBE, triple gauge A-pillar pod, carbon fiber hood, and fiberglass trunk lid. The only problem I'm having is that the car runs rich and backfires. I also noticed...
  4. HELP! Loss of power/blueish white smoke from exhaust/smoke from engine bay

    Engine Modifications
    2005 WRX, 36,xxx miles. Only mods are catback exhaust, drop in filter, lowering springs. Bought car a few weeks ago from used dealer, had some issues that were being worked on supposedly and they gave me the car back for a day or two. Upon starting it a big puff of blueish white smoke came out...
  5. leak between downpipe and turbo!

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    I recently found a leak between the downpipe and turbo I assume it is the gasket, and I am also smelling some sort or exhaust/oil smell on startup it only smokes every now and then but not alot, also I am burning about a quart of oil every 2 weeks I use syntec 10w30, Im wondering if all this can...
  6. White Smoke....Headgasket?

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Howdy y'all! I'm new here, but not new to Impreza's. I'm the original owner of a 2002 WRX grocery getter! She's 60,000 miles young! :tongue: Within the past 5,000 miles I've begun the process of modifying her. Currently she runs tasty M1 TDT 5W-40 as of the last oil change, but unfortunately...
  7. Turbocharger smoke?

    Engine Modifications
    Hello, I have a 2003 WRX Sedan. bought car then possibly week later, maybe less, noticed a white light smoke coming from my hood scoop and i took a look under the hood and saw it was coming from where the turbo meets the down pipe. now i do have some other things to talk about, when I am...
  8. Need help figuring out this problem, please!!!!!!!!!

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Today I did a compression test and results are NOT GOOD!!! -the left side of engine was fine(cylinders 2,4) at 160 lbs each -but the right side, cylinder 1, was at 80 lbs:mad: and cylinder 3 at 165lbs, which is fine. -I noticed the condition on the outside of the right side of the...
  9. Scarey drag launch!! Whats the prob?

    Motorsports Talk
    Well friday i went to the drag strip for the second time with my 02 cobb stage 2 wrx, sti up, TBE, injen cai. First time i went i was stage1 and my best was a [email protected] with a bog for a launch. Much to my surprise my first run on my second track visit now @ stage 2 was a [email protected] with a bad launch...