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Old 02-12-2013, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Driving down the M5 tonight & thought this road is a bit noisy?

Carrried on & it got worse.

Like a bag of nails it was.

Puncture?

Nope steering straight no wobbles there.

Then went to overtake nothing.

No red light on the boost controller, no boost!!

I got home driving very careful.

i think its the turbo!!!

After all the money I have just spent on Wifelets Foz!!!

So back to F*****g Foresters tomorroiw, they must love me.

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Bugger me Alan, Its going to be one of those months!!! I feel your pain. lets just hope its something simple like a split pipe or open solenoid!

Good Luck

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Bugger me Alan, Its going to be one of those months!!! I feel your pain. lets just hope its something simple like a split pipe or open solenoid!

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Cheers Simon,

I hope you are right!


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"bag of nails" is never a good description :(

As Simon says, hope it turns out to be something simple / cheap after all the other recent expense.
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Hope you get it sorted soon, with as little hassle as possible. These things kinda get you down after a while - but Im sure the STi will soon put a smile back on your face
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Pah. I laugh in the face of your mere turbo failure. This is how to kill an engine properly :)


Resulting engine stripdown

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Cant be all bad though - Ive ended up in a Fozzy :D
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It can never be the end....

I'm sure (hope) it will be a simple fix.

Standby for cheeky comments from the NA members - I can see it now...

"ho ho ho, boost, whats boost?" "Bag O nails - they all sound like that etc etc".

Honestly Alan, I hope the STI fairies come to help - I'm hoping they visit me too as a badly landed jump has left me with an ill fitting bumper today. Drat and double drat!
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badly landed jump? its a car james not a trials bike!!! hope you too havent done anything too bad!
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So do I. Just a couple of scrapes on the lower leading edge where it pokes out a tad. It seems to have moved something and sheared some sort of retainer where the bumper meets the drivers side wing. Its all still attached but I have noticed a slight gap in the panel joint. Gutted.

The sti don't fly like an XT!

I'm blame the racing legends series Colin McRae episode. Damn he was fast. I'm not and don't have the skills to fly like a WRC car. It was a good effort though.
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Does the hard acceleration to overtake the Landy qualify as "driving carefully"

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So do I. Just a couple of scrapes on the lower leading edge where it pokes out a tad. It seems to have moved something and sheared some sort of retainer where the bumper meets the drivers side wing. Its all still attached but I have noticed a slight gap in the panel joint. Gutted.

The sti don't fly like an XT!

I'm blame the racing legends series Colin McRae episode. Damn he was fast. I'm not and don't have the skills to fly like a WRC car. It was a good effort though.
When you say "skills to fly like a WRC car" do you really mean balls? I mean, flying is the easy part... it's landing it again that's the tough bit
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It was indeed the landing. The XT over the same jump at a ceratin speed just waffted over and then landed. No issues just a whooaaaa as you crested the rise.

The sti however.... same approach, same speed and then boom! Even hard on the juice in sport# the rear pogoed up and all I could see looking down and forwards was the road. After the crunch there was a bit of front wheel only action before it all settled down.

I might need to go back a bit on how to fly the sti. It was a crash without crashing so I am happy on that score but it certainly does not fly like the XT. Perhaps the harder and shorter suspension is far more flat tarmac orientated.
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It was indeed the landing. The XT over the same jump at a ceratin speed just waffted over and then landed. No issues just a whooaaaa as you crested the rise.

The sti however.... same approach, same speed and then boom! Even hard on the juice in sport# the rear pogoed up and all I could see looking down and forwards was the road. After the crunch there was a bit of front wheel only action before it all settled down.

I might need to go back a bit on how to fly the sti. It was a crash without crashing so I am happy on that score but it certainly does not fly like the XT. Perhaps the harder and shorter suspension is far more flat tarmac orientated.
I'm sure the decreased ride height won't have helped.

Maybe you needed to go faster?
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Possibly? It was strange as it all felt good for flight but it just did not fly. I got air and it went down fast. Perhaps not enough wind underneath? Maybe the aero design of the sti is actualy designed to keep it on the floor?

One thing I have noticed with it is that no matter what the speed you can turn in and it grips really well where the XT need a good weight transfer to lighten the back and get grip at the front.

I'll report back after further tests. At least its not bad damage compared to what it could have been.
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Driving down the M5 tonight & thought this road is a bit noisy?

Carrried on & it got worse.

Like a bag of nails it was.

Puncture?

Nope steering straight no wobbles there.

Then went to overtake nothing.

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I got home driving very careful.

i think its the turbo!!!

After all the money I have just spent on Wifelets Foz!!!

So back to F*****g Foresters tomorroiw, they must love me.

Will keep you posted.


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could be a buggered up pipe mate ...if you have a hole in it of some sort it's amazing the noise that can come out of that and you would get hardly any boost at all
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So do I. Just a couple of scrapes on the lower leading edge where it pokes out a tad. It seems to have moved something and sheared some sort of retainer where the bumper meets the drivers side wing. Its all still attached but I have noticed a slight gap in the panel joint. Gutted.
The bumper is basically a push fit into plastic clamps/brackets( one under each headlight and one down eitherside to the wheel arch) plus a small push pin where it attaches at the wheel arch lip.
Probably just need pushing back in and a new clip.

Old style bumper but same fittings...............

http://opposedforces.com/parts/impre...llustration_1/


Would also check the wheel arch liners in front of the front wheels as flexing the bumper may have broken the liner where it bolts to the chassis
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could be a buggered up pipe mate ...if you have a hole in it of some sort it's amazing the noise that can come out of that and you would get hardly any boost at all
cheers hope you are correct
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