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 Post subject: Re: SNEK - 2008 MY09 Forester XT-P - Engine Rebuild Pg6
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:56 pm 
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Made 180kw.
Wastegate was getting jammed on downpipe.
So running wastegate pressure until mech has time to modify the downpipe to alleviate the issue.
Bit of a bummer as I did quite a bit of research on the best downpipe to use. But thems the brakes.


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 Post subject: Re: SNEK - 2008 MY09 Forester XT-P - Engine Rebuild Pg6
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:03 pm 
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It seems nothing is going right for you at the moment :( Cross fingers that is the last of your bad luck!

How are the lights?

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 Post subject: Re: SNEK - 2008 MY09 Forester XT-P - Engine Rebuild Pg6
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:22 pm 
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Bugger. Thats not good.
It appears your researched overlooked the Invidia Downpipe.
I have a photo of mine
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=29479&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=10 before the install looking inside the opening. Would be interested to see yours for comparison


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 Post subject: Re: SNEK - 2008 MY09 Forester XT-P - Engine Rebuild Pg6
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:28 pm 
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Can you please leave it at 180kw so I can take some ammo with me next time I get on my "VF46 is better than VF52" high horse? :lol:

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Good luck ironing out the last of the frustrating bugs.

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 Post subject: Re: SNEK - 2008 MY09 Forester XT-P - Engine Rebuild Pg6
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:37 pm 
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Yowie wrote:
Can you please leave it at 180kw so I can take some ammo with me next time I get on my "VF46 is better than VF52" high horse? :lol:

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Good luck ironing out the last of the frustrating bugs.
I think you forgot to say..... you would not have had this problem if you went with a VF46 :)

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 Post subject: Re: SNEK - 2008 MY09 Forester XT-P - Engine Rebuild Pg6
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:29 am 
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jonp wrote:
I think you forgot to say..... you would not have had this problem if you went with a VF46 :)


I wouldn't descend into tribalistic cheap-shots like that. It's the type of thing a typical wrongheaded VF52 owner would do...

:mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: SNEK - 2008 MY09 Forester XT-P - Engine Rebuild Pg6
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:53 am 
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jonp wrote:
It seems nothing is going right for you at the moment :( Cross fingers that is the last of your bad luck!
How are the lights?

Yeah small issues left right and centre. But some are to be expected with a 260000+ km vehicle.

Lights are awesome Here is a shoddy pic I took this morning after driving home.
Will be back up to the shop for a some slight modifications to the dump, install a mid pipe (if anyone knows of a good catted pipe that keep the noise down, I'd love to know) and another run on the dyno.

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Tobyo wrote:
Bugger. Thats not good.
It appears your researched overlooked the Invidia Downpipe.
I have a photo of mine
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=29479&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=10 before the install looking inside the opening. Would be interested to see yours for comparison

I was actually tossing up between the Hyperflow and Invidia and chose Hyperflow as it was on sale. If I knew at the time I was getting an Invidia uppipe put on, I'd have kept it the same... oh well, cheaper to mod the dump than buy a new pipe now.

Yowie wrote:
Can you please leave it at 180kw so I can take some ammo with me next time I get on my "VF46 is better than VF52" high horse? :lol:

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Hhahaha, tuner reckons about 220 easily. But will go on the conservative side as still has stock internals and I love longevity.
Thanks mate, hopefully this is the last of it.....touch f'n wood.

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I think you forgot to say..... you would not have had this problem if you went with a VF46 :)

Hahahaha During my run-in I was still hitting 17psi at 3k rpm..... what do you VF46'ers say about that? muahahhaha


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 Post subject: Re: SNEK - 2008 MY09 Forester XT-P - Engine Rebuild Pg6
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:12 am 
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(1) ... install a mid pipe (if anyone knows of a good catted pipe that keep the noise down, I'd love to know) ...

(2) ...Hahahaha During my run-in I was still hitting 17psi at 3k rpm..... what do you VF46'ers say about that? muahahhaha


(1) Just get one made with two resonators. Eg:-

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Mine is 2.5" diameter in mild steel with two louvred resonators - all for the sake of cutting the noise down without affecting performance too much. My X-force dump pipe has the cat built into the tail-end, but if your dump pipe doesn't your custom job mid-pipe will need to put the cat in somewhere too.

I honestly don't think you'll find an aftermarket or OEM midpipe that meets your criteria. The good news is that custom exhaust fabrication is pretty quick/cheap/easy/available.


(2) The VF46 will do 17psi from about 2000rpm (see page 1 of my build thread for dyno evidence). Of course the VF46 dies off at the top end while the VF52 will keep going up there, so it comes down to individual choice as to where one wants one's power (low-end or high-end of the range).

The middle-revs-section of both dyno curves (46 vs 52) will often be almost identical.

Personally, i like the instant responsiveness in a road car, but I can see the appeal of the "3k-to-redline" curve too.

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 Post subject: Re: SNEK - 2008 MY09 Forester XT-P - Engine Rebuild Pg6
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:27 pm 
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I might take your style/setup (remembered your build and was trying to remember who's it was) into a 3in and have a chat to the tuner about it as well. He does fabrication as well so will hit him up for a price.
Happy for a little noise, but do not want to be like that obnoxious lancer driver....

Yeah each to their own, I cruise in the lower rpms most of the time, but as I am not stop/starting very often in this rural town of mine, having a "weaker" lower range seemed to work for me, hence the vf52.


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 Post subject: Re: SNEK - 2008 MY09 Forester XT-P - Mars Headlight swap Pg12
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:27 pm 
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I swear Yowie might be onto something about my car and a voodoo doll....
How the fk does this happen?

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