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I am a simple man. I like software development and fast cars.


Oct
15
comment Subaru Forester XT has a hissing sound under acceleration and lacks power
I agree. But I'm a little wary because the last car I bought also had a "minor" problem that turned into having to rebuild the turbo at great expense. I'm glad though because just a week later I found an XT manual. They're quite rare, but it's the one I want.
Oct
14
answered Is it safe to downsize from 205/55r16 to 195/65r15 for winter tires?
Oct
14
comment Oil in coolant reservoir
Check the linked question. But the symptoms are consistent with a blown headgasket. It's a pretty expensive repair. And don't fall for the products that claim to be able to plug a blown gasket. They simply don't work. They're only good for getting you from the side of the road to a workshop.
Oct
14
comment Can reading from the ODB port interfere with a custom STO map?
Thanks. I sold the car last week, so I thought I might as well give it a shot. I plugged it in and everything was reading as before, though obviously the boost went higher and the calculated fuel consumption and horsepower/torque displays went a bit higher.
Oct
14
accepted Can reading from the ODB port interfere with a custom STO map?
Oct
14
comment Can reading from the ODB port interfere with a custom STO map?
I plugged the OBD adapter in and ran Torque. Everything was normal. Only sign of a tune was the fact that the K04 turbo held boost at 1.2 bar instead of the usual 0.6 bar. But all the signals were there and were reporting as usual. Thanks for the clarification.
Oct
13
comment Coolant spills out of the overflow tank at high pressure
LOL. I bought a 2007 Forester XT last week and have the same symptoms. So with all my googling, this question, to which I provided an answer, shows up!
Oct
8
answered Is there a place where we can find out the model numbers of parts used in vehicles
Oct
6
comment Reason for oil like substance in coolant reservoir and under radiator cap?
Would it be possible to take a picture and post it here?
Oct
2
answered Car was painted with spray paint, is extra work required to provide a professional finished look?
Oct
2
comment Remove rust from brake rotors
I like giving my brake rotors a coating of high heat paint on the non-contact areas. It just looks better than rust. It's not necessary, but if you like rims with thin spokes like I do, it's a must.
Oct
2
comment Remove rust from brake rotors
If you have rust on the face of just one rotor, it may mean that the pad never comes in contact with it. At any rate, the toothbrush is fine. Or try some fine steel wool if you want it extra shiny.
Oct
2
comment Subaru Forester XT has a hissing sound under acceleration and lacks power
No, thankfully this was a proper automatic. CVT's are for vegans and other hippies. Though, personally I prefer a manual transmission.
Oct
1
comment Subaru Forester XT has a hissing sound under acceleration and lacks power
It felt EXACTLY like my Astra did when the wastegate solenoid was disconnected (to hide the fact that the turbo was overboosting, putting it in limp mode).
Oct
1
comment Subaru Forester XT has a hissing sound under acceleration and lacks power
I got burned once with my Astra (though admittedly I love it now that I've fixed all the issues). I won't make the same mistake again. I'm actually going to take a drive in a Forester that belongs to a guy on a local Subaru forum. Though he had an exhaust/map done, so it won't help much. Should be fun though ;)
Oct
1
asked Subaru Forester XT has a hissing sound under acceleration and lacks power
Sep
25
answered More air pressure in tyre Vs Mileage
Sep
24
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Sep
20
comment Modifying BMW 1.16i to have more horsepower
Exhaust and remap won't reduce it by much. The only other thing you should do is get a larger flow-matched intercooler. Anything beyond these basic upgrades require insane amounts of other supporting upgrades and will cost more than it's worth.
Sep
18
answered Modifying BMW 1.16i to have more horsepower