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Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 02-03-2019, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Timmy_Jones
Do NOT have the dealer do the work (you did the...

Do NOT have the dealer do the work (you did the right thing taking the car back). There has to be a local subaru buff near you (there are a bunch near me) where they can do the work and probably...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-24-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By bhmax
Also, I had the engine code pop up for the coil...

Also, I had the engine code pop up for the coil packs even while stock with only 15k miles on my ‘13 while tracking. I took the opportunity while jacking the engine to wrap the coils with gold tape,...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-24-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By bhmax
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2...

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F161846023272

Something like these
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-24-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By eastendraceshop
LOL, but was it worth it?

LOL, but was it worth it?
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-24-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By bhmax
It’s been a couple of years for me, but both Ace...

It’s been a couple of years for me, but both Ace header and STI mount installations were fairly straightforward for me from what I remember. I did buy metal lock nuts for the header to engine studs...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-24-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 45
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Posted By tehShirt
STI mount owner here, can confirm I'm dead....

STI mount owner here, can confirm I'm dead. You'll enjoy them though.


I used a block of wood between the jack and oil pan and lifted the engine. No issues after 15k miles. Did you get the...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-23-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By 86TOYO2k17
Stang70Fastback I believe the sti mounts...

Stang70Fastback

I believe the sti mounts come with pretty simple instructions. Took off strut braces and air box (again idk if needed but that’s what I did just to be safe) then I jacked the...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-23-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By SuperTom
Somewhere in between that he has to do the engine...

Somewhere in between that he has to do the engine mounts I Put in red where I think
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-23-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By CSG Mike
tl;dr version - take off metal under pan -...

tl;dr version

- take off metal under pan
- take off paper pan
- unbolt passenger side engine mount
- remove stock header
- lift engine gently
- remove overpipe
- put ace over pipe where...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-23-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By SuperTom
If your are able to have the car jacked up in...

If your are able to have the car jacked up in advance with the skid plate removed and soak the bolts with PB blaster 24 hours beforehand. And have a cheap torch from home depot (I use the yellow...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-23-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By Ultramaroon
Those are correct. The A/F sensor is a wide-band...

Those are correct. The A/F sensor is a wide-band oxygen sensor. The old O2 sensors can only tell the ecu if the mixture is rich or lean. The A/F sensor tells the ECU how rich or lean.



...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-23-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By Fred E
That is an understandable concern, but I'd like...

That is an understandable concern, but I'd like to think that the quality of hoses/bushings/etc have improved since the days of your Outback, but that could be wishful thinking.. However, many shops...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-23-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By Fred E
For the engine mounts, I would suggest: ...

For the engine mounts, I would suggest:


remove the header
unbolt the engine mounts from the frame on both sides
use a floor jack and a piece of wood to lift one side of the engine from the...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-23-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By e_lunatic
yes it can be done but I wouldn't recommend doing...

yes it can be done but I wouldn't recommend doing that. I have only ever done that to take pressure off the mounts, I wouldn't do that to lift it up enough to swap the mounts, it would put a lot of...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-23-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By cjd
But no instructions on installing the studs in...

But no instructions on installing the studs in the header so they don't fall out... If that's even possible. Wish I'd been sent this when I asked if there were instruction s even though it doesn't...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-22-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By H1C
Lots of good tips already in this thread -- I'll...

Lots of good tips already in this thread -- I'll throw in a couple:


That one hard-to-reach header nut (on the driver's side I believe it was) -- you can get a ratchet or torque wrench on it with...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-22-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By Ultramaroon
+1 on getting replacement sensors up front. I...

+1 on getting replacement sensors up front. I don't know about subsequent years but the early ones were way over-torqued, at least the couple that I've removed. Threads were mangled.


Might be...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-22-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By Doozer
Official ACE installation guide

Official ACE installation guide
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-22-2019, 09:19 PM
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Views: 2,038
Posted By Timmy_Jones
Ah, point taken! Let us know how the install goes...

Ah, point taken! Let us know how the install goes and if you notice any improvements afterwards!
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-22-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By 86TOYO2k17
I did sti mount and ace header. Both 02 sensors...

I did sti mount and ace header. Both 02 sensors are in header and will need swapping over. Although like supertom mentioned at 70k miles and salty winters you might as well get fresh new 02s.
...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-22-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By e_lunatic
the stock header nuts will be accessible enough...

the stock header nuts will be accessible enough to use an impact if thats your chosen method (i used a 3/8 drive battery impact on mine). however when i installed my aftermarket header there was 1...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-22-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By BirdTRD
As far as the o2 sensor, I just use a closed/box...

As far as the o2 sensor, I just use a closed/box end 7/8" (I think) wrench, no need for the "special tool" which is just a socket with a cut out for the wire. The o2 connector will fit thru the 7/8...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-22-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By Timmy_Jones
Yeah those O2 sensors are going to be real tough...

Yeah those O2 sensors are going to be real tough to remove, get the specialty tool ahead of time or some extra sensors you can return if need be. The header is straightforward; if youve done a...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-22-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By DarkPira7e
You'll want one that has a 6 sided socket...

You'll want one that has a 6 sided socket fitting, like this - that matches our 02 socket housing size. I think we're 7/8ths or something
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-22-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,038
Posted By FirstWinter
Unsure if aftermarket headers will have different...

Unsure if aftermarket headers will have different torque specs but here's (https://demos.starbase7.net/t3Portal/resources/jsp/siviewer/Scion_FR-S_2015_rm_index.html) the OEM ones.
Forum: Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 01-19-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,418
Posted By Go Frogs
@ Stang7Fastback... I have your BRZ as my...

@ Stang7Fastback...

I have your BRZ as my desktop; I hope you don't mind.

I have it there to remind me what's possible with a WR Blue BRZ; a clean BRZ looks really sharp, and I like your...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-07-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,931
Posted By leevanf
Responding to the great discussion of ZDan and...

Responding to the great discussion of ZDan and SeriesBlue,

Theres no doubt gripper tires, on tire alone without driver differences, will retain or regain grip FASTER.

Yet I think the point is,...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-03-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,931
Posted By Spuds
Stickier tires are likely to get you into more...

Stickier tires are likely to get you into more trouble a lot quicker when they break free.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-03-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,931
Posted By guybo
The OP soon will discover that the car's grip is...

The OP soon will discover that the car's grip is more limited by the patch of sand he didn't see than by the tires he bought. Good luck!
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-02-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,931
Posted By extrashaky
About a decade ago I worked with a WRX douche at...

About a decade ago I worked with a WRX douche at a television network in DC who used to go on and on about drifting, especially "pendulum turns." He was always talking about taking pendulum turns...
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