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Posted 27-11-2009 at 10:02 AM by American Dave
Updated 07-10-2011 at 05:05 PM by American Dave

I happened to glance at the odometer this morning and noted that I am just about to turnover the 40,000 km mark. I have owned this car since new on June 1, 2007 and I am pleased to report that the car has never caused me one problem. While you hear plenty of horror stories from Subaru owners about big end, ringland failures etc. I am happy to report this is one owner who has nothing but praise for his car.

I have done a fair number of mods and tuning to it to date and have had NO issues to date. It drinks a bit of oil but nothing extreme and while its not the most fuel efficient car on the road at 13 ltrs / 100 it still makes me smile. I have another 7 months of the lease remaining for this car and my plans involve buying out the lease on it and retaining it to enjoy and do some more serious engine and snail mods down the track.
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  1. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    New 52mm thick Aluminum radiator and Air Oil Separator installed today by Doug and the boys at STechnic. These guys are legends and have done all the work on the Foz to date.

    All that is left is more dyno tuning next...stay tuned
    Posted 12-04-2012 at 08:23 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Master D's Avatar
    Yep, still like this Dave.
    Posted 13-04-2012 at 06:25 AM by Master D Master D is offline
  3. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    Update as it now stands under construction. Its all in the hands of Stechnic now. The guys did a great job of fabricating up a new flexible oil inlet line to the turbo.
    I have also ordered a new Innovative Motorsports Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge MTX-L Wideband O2 Digital Air/fuel Ratio Gauge so I can keep a closer eye on proceedings once the new motor is installed. Hoping to be back on the road again in a couple of weeks time.

    Engine EJ257 Semi Closed Deck
    Cosworth Rods, Bearings, Pistons, Rings, Oil Pump, and H11 Headstuds, Gaskets with Darton Sleeves assembled by Allstar Garage
    Brian Crower Stage 2 Cams and Spring Kit
    Killer B Baffle and Oil Pickup
    STI engine mounts
    STI pitch mount
    3" X-Force Turboback Exhaust
    Tomei UEL Headers (wrapped) & Up-pipe
    Blouch Dominator 2.5XTR Porka Pickle Turbo
    Cobb Tunning Heat Shield
    Cobb Tunning SF Airbox
    3" Turbo Inlet Pipe
    Process West TMIC & Splitter
    Grimspeed 3 port boost solenoid
    Walbro Fuel Pump 255 LTR
    S2 Oil Air Seperator
    52 mm Thick Aluminum Radiator
    STi Oil cap
    STi Radiator cap

    Transmission
    JDM MY10 6MT DCCD gearbox
    DCCDPro Controller
    Exedy HD Clutch
    Sti Flywheel

    Brakes and Suspension Mod
    MY08 Brembo STi Calipers Black F&R
    DBA T3 Slotted STi Rotors Front
    Project Mu B Spec Pads Front
    DBA 4000 Vented STi Rotors Rear
    Bendix Ultimate Pads Rear
    Goodridge S/S Braided Brake Lines
    STi Flexible Tower Brace
    STi Front Support Kit
    Cusco Steering Rack Brace
    Cusco Rear OS Strut Brace
    HSD HR Coilovers
    Whiteline HD RSB
    Whiteline HD Links
    Whiteline Roll Centre Kit KCA313
    Whiteline Anti Lift/ Caster Kit KCA334

    Other mods include
    Oz Racing Ultraleggera 19 x 8 et 48 Gunmetal Rims for the road wrapped in
    Yokohama S-Drive Tyres in 245/40/19 for the daily driving
    Ultrex Vyper Hyperblack 18 x 8.5 +44 rims for track wrapped in
    Advan Neova AD08 Tyres in 245/45/18 for the skidpans
    MY10 WRX STI Front Seats
    Ganador CF Super Mirrors
    CF Front Grill
    Subaru Factory Bodykit color coded
    Door handles colour coded
    Fog Lights Tinted 30%

    I swear this is the end of the mods then !
    Posted 11-10-2012 at 02:45 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
    Updated 27-02-2013 at 09:54 AM by American Dave
  4. Old Comment
    Master D's Avatar
    I may have to swing by and have a good look at this Dave. This is truely a kickass, well thought out build.

    Congrates Once Again.
    (Not so american) Dave
    Posted 11-10-2012 at 03:45 PM by Master D Master D is offline
  5. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    Welcome to stop in STechnic as the engine is on a stand currently.
    Posted 11-10-2012 at 03:59 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Master D's Avatar
    Not interested if the car cant move :-p
    Posted 11-10-2012 at 05:01 PM by Master D Master D is offline
  7. Old Comment
    grumpyrex's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by American Dave View Comment
    I swear this is the end of the mods then !
    Of course it is.
    Posted 15-10-2012 at 07:44 AM by grumpyrex grumpyrex is offline
  8. Old Comment
    munya's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by American Dave View Comment
    Welcome to stop in STechnic as the engine is on a stand currently.
    nearly walked out with this edit... ran out with a few big spanners chasing hope to see this running very soon
    Posted 15-10-2012 at 05:31 PM by munya munya is offline
  9. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    hah hah hands off teh cosworth
    Posted 15-10-2012 at 06:01 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  10. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    Innovative Motorsports MTX-L Digital Wideband Air Fuel Ratio Gauge will allow some accurate logging. Now to figure out what location to install the gauge. Looks like a dardy piece of kit.

    Posted 16-10-2012 at 08:13 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
    Updated 17-10-2012 at 05:57 AM by American Dave
  11. Old Comment
    Kato's Avatar
    A great spot to install it, is on a Evo X MR dash
    Posted 17-10-2012 at 07:39 AM by Kato Kato is offline
  12. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    Stopped into Stechnic today. Good progress has been made with the engine out, heads are getting a refresh and really just waiting for the cams and springs, gaskets to arrive (Friday I hope). I really need a new clutch as the one I have was not great to start with as it was 2nd hand. So a button clutch (like Burke') is going in along with flywheel to suit.
    Posted 17-10-2012 at 08:52 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  13. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    Update on the new engine build is that the new BC cams and springs arrived at Stechnic yesterday. They checked the oem valve heights and discovered they were too far out of spec so they sent them over to the Engineer to set them correctly and put new valve stem seals in at the same time. Hoping to get the engine back together next week now.
    Posted 24-10-2012 at 02:59 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  14. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    Add to build...AVO TGV Deletes
    Posted 26-10-2012 at 02:09 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  15. Old Comment
    Cannnot wait to see this all done!! I need a Yokine Super Stage test ride
    Posted 27-10-2012 at 08:40 PM by BALISTC BALISTC is offline
  16. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    You and me both Joe. Yokine Super Stage and mount Creswell Rd for sure.

    Just returned from Stechnic and pleased to say the motor is back together and all the plumbing back on it. Plan is for it to be dropped back into the Foz this arvo / tonight. Excitement builds.
    Posted 30-10-2012 at 04:02 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  17. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    Engine EJ257 Semi Closed Deck
    Cosworth Rods, Bearings, Pistons, Rings, Oil Pump, and H11 Headstuds, Gaskets with Darton Sleeves assembled by Allstar Garage
    Brian Crower Stage 2 Cams and Spring Kit
    Stock heads reworked
    Killer B Baffle and Oil Pickup
    STI engine mounts
    STI pitch mount
    3" S/S Norm Butler custom made dump pipe with race cat
    Fitted to a Norm butler custom made twin catback system
    Tomei UEL Headers (wrapped) & Up-pipe
    Blouch Dominator 2.5XTR Porka Pickle Turbo
    Cobb Tunning Heat Shield
    Cobb Tunning SF Airbox
    3" Turbo Inlet Pipe
    Process West TMIC & Splitter
    Grimspeed 3 port boost solenoid
    Walbro Fuel Pump 255 LTR
    S2 Oil Air Seperator
    52 mm thick custom Aluminum Radiator
    STi Oil cap
    STi Radiator cap

    Transmission
    JDM MY10 6MT DCCD gearbox
    DCCDPro Controller
    Exedy HD Clutch
    Sti Flywheel

    Brakes and Suspension Mod
    MY08 Brembo STi Calipers Black F&R
    DBA T3 Slotted STi Rotors Front
    Project Mu B Spec Pads Front
    DBA 4000 Vented STi Rotors Rear
    Bendix Ultimate Pads Rear
    Goodridge S/S Braided Brake Lines
    STi Flexible Tower Brace
    STi Front Support Kit
    Cusco Steering Rack Brace
    Cusco Rear OS Strut Brace
    HSD HR Coilovers
    Whiteline HD RSB
    Perrin STI Endlinks
    Whiteline Roll Centre Kit KCA313
    Whiteline Anti Lift/ Caster Kit KCA334

    Other mods include
    Oz Racing Ultraleggera 19 x 8 et 48 Gunmetal Rims for the road wrapped in
    Yokohama S-Drive Tyres in 245/40/19 for the daily driving
    Ultrex Vyper Hyperblack 18 x 8.5 +44 rims for track wrapped in
    Advan Neova AD08 Tyres in 245/45/18 for the skidpans
    MY10 WRX STI Front Seats
    Ganador CF Super Mirrors
    CF Front Grill
    Subaru Factory Bodykit color coded
    Door handles colour coded
    Fog Lights Tinted 30%
    Posted 30-04-2013 at 04:41 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
    Updated 19-06-2013 at 09:01 AM by American Dave
  18. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    The Foz can no longer lay claim to being the worlds most modded vehicle on a novated lease. I paid the residual owing on it and now own it out right.

    The plans are to park it up as a daily driver then upgrade the fuel system and injectors then retune so its ready for Collie weekend with Perth-WRX in Sept.

    I am looking at leasing another Subaru for work but quoted delivery is a ways off it seems.
    Posted 06-06-2013 at 08:09 AM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  19. Old Comment
    Andy!'s Avatar
    BRZ??
    Posted 06-06-2013 at 08:28 AM by Andy! Andy! is offline
  20. Old Comment
    Intra's Avatar
    BRZ! , do it!
    Posted 13-06-2013 at 07:46 AM by Intra Intra is offline
 


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