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Modify the OEM water pump to clean up things.

IMG_1110 by Pam_Cakes_KY, on Flickr

Lets get rid of this ugly hose

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The water pump outlet that will be removed. The water pipe was already modified.

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Work on the water pump to begin. Lucky for me, I had an old spare to practice on.

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I turned down an allen bolt on a lathe and fed the bolt into the port. Using a slide hammer, the plug came right out. (No photos)

Next, I tapped the port and installed a brass fitting.

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Water pump installed, and all lines crimped into place.

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Our good friend Jesse messaged me with a possible solution for my oil cooler woes. He had a brand new STI oil cooler and offered to send it to us for test fitting.

It is a tight fit, but it fits.

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COME ONNNNNNNN... HURRY UPPPPPPP.... I9 WANT TO HEAR IT... I WANT TO LISTEN TO THE ENGINE... VROOOMMMMMM!!
Finally u r back again my friend!!
Good luck with your built and with everything!!
It takes more than money to do it again... and u know that i know....
All the best Brian!!
Waiting for the bird to fly !!!
Ted
 

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Update time...

Current engine mileage is 1,149.
Parts changed
Koyorad XT Specific radiator thanks to Subtle Solutions with matching Koyo radiator cap
Cusco engine room braces and STI strut bar
Cusco front X brace
Shaved plastic intake manifold
Modified Subtle Solutions alt cover

A special thanks to Cobb Tuning, Subtle Solutions, Corbin at JohnsonTuning, Moore Performance and Grimmspeed for all of the support!

Pics below.
 

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Photos mostly from Subiefest Midwest in Chicago
 

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Time sure does fly, and waits for no man.

After a little debate, we have decided to pull and have sold the IAG stage 2 engine which has 1,266 miles on it. A deal came up for an IAG stage 4 Tuff / Extreme engine with a ton of upgrades including 14mm head studs, o ringed block and decks, killer b pan, pick up and baffle, ported / polished / +1 valves, beehive springs and GSC Stage 3 cams...

This beast is going into Goose as I type this, break in map is in the work from JrTuned and we will push the little Borg Warner to the max. Stay Tuned!
 

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Time sure does fly, and waits for no man.

After a little debate, we have decided to pull and have sold the IAG stage 2 engine which has 1,266 miles on it. A deal came up for an IAG stage 4 Tuff / Extreme engine with a ton of upgrades including 14mm head studs, o ringed block and decks, killer b pan, pick up and baffle, ported / polished / +1 valves, beehive springs and GSC Stage 3 cams...

This beast is going into Goose as I type this, break in map is in the work from JrTuned and we will push the little Borg Warner to the max. Stay Tuned!
This is outstanding!! Cant wait to see the goose with all the boost!!
 
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