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#1 whitewater

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 01:09 PM

So here is the short Story.  Purchased a 2007 STI on ebay from the original owner 3 hours away in KY.  Had records, pristine condition, and nice clean mods.  Owner is airline pilot and garage was evidence of his OCD personality.  

 

Purchased car 5 months ago with 82,000 miles.

Car drove, pulled great, no codes, and clean log (Cobb AP).

 

drove for 1000k miles with no issues

Drove car home changed oil & filter with Mobil 1 5w 30, new plugs, cleaned air filter.

 

200 miles later car starts missing (no flogging or abuse).  Just normal spirited driving

 

Swapped coils, plugs and code/misfire continued on Cylinder #2.  Took to subaru of dayton - 12 psi on #2 cylinder.

 

Towed car to Turnin Concepts for some rehab.  Upon tear down exhaust valve had burt hole in it.  

 

They put in a new OEM short block and rebuilt heads.

 

Car now has 85,000 miles and I've learned that Mobil 1 sucks (PO ran exclusively).  Car drives great and looking forward to many more years of fun hopefully without any more trips to Turnin Concepts except for tuning and mods.  

 

 

 

 

Mods Cobb V2 Access Port Stage 2 91 octane tune Cobb SR Cold Air Intake Borla XR-1 3" CatBack Exhaust Cobb Catted Down pipe Cobb Tuning Double Adjustable Billet short shifter Springs: Racecomp Engineering Yellows Cobb Tuning Sway Bars with Billet Links Rear aluminum Strut Brace new dba4000 brake rotors Stoptech pads Goodridge Stainless Steel brake lines Bridgstone RE07R tires Airpump Delete Cobb Urethane Shift Bushing kit

 

 

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 01:19 PM

Stupid clean. Nice car!



#3 whitewater

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 01:20 PM

Stupid clean. Nice car!

Thanks so much.  

 

Clean and now that the greasy bits are good as new should last a long time.

 

Just learned a expensive lesson about Subi engines.  Oil, oil, oil.....


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Posted 12 September 2015 - 01:24 PM

Wow... that is one clean car.


Makes me realize how dirty my 2008 is with close to that milage. :(
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Posted 12 September 2015 - 06:20 PM

Fuuuuuug that's clean


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#6 Granzka

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 07:54 PM

Wow, super clean car. Impressive.

 

Sucks about the rude welcome into the Subaru world with that engine but at least you got it out of the way, haha.



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Posted 12 September 2015 - 08:37 PM

My next steps are to just drive it.  $2500 in rental car fees b/c turnin was so backed up was not fun either.    

 

Next steps:

I have a turbo blanket and down pipe blanket so think thats all that I'll do.  

 

I have a set of winter wheels along with a new set of DSW Cont. Contact extreme tires for the blizzard that will be coming.  

 

The engine going out was definitely a kick in the pants.  Just glad thats behind me.  


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Posted 14 September 2015 - 07:54 PM

Super clean, nice hawkeye!

 

PS: Mobil 1 has nothing to do with burnt exhaust valve :)  Enjoy the refreshed short block though.


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Posted 15 September 2015 - 08:48 AM

Looks great!  

 

 

Time to part out.


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#10 whitewater

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 12:02 PM

Now that I just got it sorted I'm going to enjoy it.

No parting here. 😆

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 07:35 PM

  • Engine broken in
  • Oil changed Shell Rotella T6 & OEM oil Filter
  • engine bling (Cobb Oil Cap & Battery Tie-Down)
  • Cobb Exhaust installed
    • Removed Borla XR-1 exhaust.  Sounds much better and looks better.  
  • Car detailed and slicked up.
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#12 Granzka

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 08:03 PM

So clean. Much sparkles. Very approve.
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Posted 27 September 2015 - 11:03 PM

Actually makes me appreciate WRB a little bit. So shiny.
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Posted 28 September 2015 - 01:55 PM

Clean AF!
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