Lachie 04XT - Tune Preperations Begin
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Author:  Yowie [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:41 pm ]
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Very neat. :thumbs:

What's holding the mesh onto the plastic frame?

Author:  Lachieb [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:54 pm ]
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S2-13BT wrote:
Great job man!

Yowie wrote:
Very neat. :thumbs:

What's holding the mesh onto the plastic frame?

Thanks you two :D

You can see in the first photo a bit at the bottom but i drilled 2 small holes and then fed a cable tie through the holes and the mesh, i did this in every corner and 3 on top/bottom. Fairly hard to notice and didn't end up being too messy and it seems very secure, ill upload some pics if you're interested in the next couple days.

Author:  Lachieb [ Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:38 am ]
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Heading off for the week on holiday but I've dropped the car off at the mechanic for some work.

Cars been idling like crap and i knew steering rack has been done for a while so im getting him to do the following:
- Spark Plugs (supplied ngk iridium)
- Check out OCV solonoids/valves
- New Steering Rack as its leaking from column
(asked for wrx if he had one that would be a straight swap)
- Provided new bushings for the rack aswell
- Install thicker up pipe gasket, may aswell if hes got the car on a hoist

When I'm back I plan to do a full fluid change, replace air/fuel filters and give the maf a clean.
Not sure what else to do at 270,000, any suggestions appreciated :D

and heres an update pic from washes with some friends the other day, gonna miss her :cry:


Author:  Lachieb [ Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:56 pm ]
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Bad news, poor idling wasn't fixed and as a result compression tests were done. 23 psi in cylinder 3... :(
Will go to another shop for second opinions and get a leak down test/check done and go from there.

After installation spark plug in the cylinder 3 looked brand new after a start up compared to the others,
but im not sure, looks as if im most likely in need of a new engine, will keep the thread updated with whats happening.

Sadly im back at university in a couple weeks but i have a Yaris im able to drive if needed, the car still runs but would rather not drive it until i know whats actually wrong.

Author:  Yowie [ Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:30 pm ]
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What a b*gger of a thing.

Good luck with the next steps. Please keep the thread up to date with how it goes because it's an issue that could hit anyone.

Author:  Lachieb [ Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:48 pm ]
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Few updates:

Top Torque believes its ringland issue, mechanic thinks its an exhaust valve. Regardless decided im going to just do a stock rebuild, so i am currently saving for that.

Have replaced the mid section of my exhaust, cat was broken and had metal rattling around

Also finally installed the rear 2 pot brakes with dba rotors and HEL lines.

After everything mechanically is fixed im very excited to jump into a couple of cosmetic mods planned, but no spoil(er)s yet ;)

Author:  Lachieb [ Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:13 pm ]
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Big week ahead!



Author:  Lachieb [ Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:59 am ]
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New engines in finally and runs great.

Parts included:
- 180,xxx engine
- OEM timing kit + waterpump
- New clutch
- Rear main seal
- Rocker cover gaskets

Hopefully will never have to touch the engine again and can now move onto other things for the car

Author:  Lachieb [ Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:59 pm ]
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Cars been running well, decided to treat myself for Christmas with one of Sony's new line of head-units.

Didn't like the original double din spot so i attempted to mount it to where my old nexus was, Actually turned out really well.


Just a note to anyone attempting this your original antenna cable wont be able to reach up to the head unit. However, this unit came with a DAB+ antenna so I installed that as an alternative.

Author:  Lachieb [ Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:56 pm ]
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STI Intercooler


Just need a new bov hose as the forester one faces the complete opposite direction? :?

Also removed all this random amp and old alarm wiring from the car


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