Scrap went in to Motorsport last Thursday. Luckily, it doesn’t appear that he has a busted ringland, or any other sort of imminent threat. Worn rings, was the diagnosis. I’ve always noticed a little a blow-by when opening the oil-fill cap while the motor was running, which, since the WRX requires an even more compact compression tester than most flat fours, was how the issue was diagnosed. Prognosis; unless you want to throw money at it, don’t worry about that.
In that vein I loosened the wastegate actuator arm, and remapped the car to bring the boost back up to normal stage II levels.
Parts have been ordered for maintenance and updates:
- Spark Plugs. One step colder NGK Iridiums. NGK BKR7EIX Iridium IX Spark Plug (Amazon Link)
- JazzyEngineering 02-06 Subaru Aux-in Retrofit Kit. It will be nice to listen to my iPod again at a higher quality than tape or FM modulation.
I still want to get my hands on a black Samco or Perrin underhood hose kit. I really need an intercooler Y-pipe hose out of silicone, the PVC Subaru ones just aren’t cutting it. I think I have a boost leak.
More soon. 😀