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Piggy y u no start!?!?!

Posted 30-11-2012 at 04:18 PM by monkeee

So the piggy is hard-parked and shall be for a little while until I can get Jim @ BlueStar to sort out whats wrong with it.

Car basically started stuttering at idle and on acceleration a few days ago. Usually this is just a dirty MAF or bad batch of fuel or even a faulty fuel filter.

So fresh tank of fuel....problem still there. I cleaned the MAF with CRC MAF cleaner...problems till there.

Only barely got it home from my local shops today (2 minutes of tension).

On a positive note I did manage to grab a Carbign Craft carbon fibre heat shield off Dan and my stickers arrived today (don't worry I am not going stickerbomb on anything).

Am seriously considering having the piggy hard-parked for track only and buying a bunky of some sort.

-Shane :)
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    monkeee's Avatar
    On a side note, it could also be my sparkplugs. Have never replaced them and they are due for replacement @ 90,000kms according to the service manual.
    Posted 30-11-2012 at 07:31 PM by monkeee monkeee is offline
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    90,000? i thought it was 112,500 or 125 on your car shane?
    Posted 01-12-2012 at 09:19 AM by MY00GC8 MY00GC8 is offline
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    Re-read the manual and you are right James. Manual says @ 105,000kms or 7 years (whichever occurs first) and the car is now 7 years old. I'm not entirely convinced it's spark plugs though.

    Replaced the MAF with a new one (did not pay much for it because I did not buy through Subaru) and I still have the same problem. Took the TMIC off to check the throttle blade wasn't getting stuck or congested with dirt (manifold cleaner.

    Am out of ideas so flatbed booked for Monday. Off to BlueStar for the fix.

    And yes, the piggy is going to be a weekender/track car only. I am going looking for a cheap Subaru Liberty/Impreza/Outback run about.
    Posted 02-12-2012 at 07:19 PM by monkeee monkeee is offline
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    Air leak? CEL codes thrown up?
    Posted 03-12-2012 at 03:18 PM by Jeckle Jeckle is offline
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    If you've been limping it home on a bad MAF, plugs could be fouled and need replacing/cleaning.

    Pull one and have a looksie.
    Posted 04-12-2012 at 10:06 AM by Kato Kato is offline
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    Thought that I spotted a mention on facebook last night that the fuel pump might have been the issue.
    Any updates Shane?
    Posted 04-12-2012 at 11:37 AM by Soksta Soksta is offline
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    Car is back on the road lads.

    Yep fuel pump + filter were the culprits. Was not pumping fuel. More interestingly when Jim pulled out my fuel pump it was NOT a walbro pump that I was charged for about 4 years ago at MMS rather it was the stock fuel pump (I have "Supply and fit 500HP Walbro fuel pump" on my invoice from the time I had the TBE + tune done).

    No point in complaining or blaming MMS because trying to prove the error would be a waste of my time (yes I have the invoice but this was 4 years ago; pointless). Also the negligence of one employee should not reflect upon the entire organisation. Steve was always a gentleman to deal with as is Dean. They have always treated me well and I will continue to use them when needed.

    Walbro pump is now in the car + new fuel filter. Also the Brant keypad has been disabled as this also stopped Jim from starting the car after the fuel problem was fixed. Will be seeking an Autowatch system asap.

    Must say a massive massive thank you to Jim and Jarrod @ Blue Star for always finding time to fit me into their busy schedule.

    Bring on No Limits on the 12th.
    Posted 04-12-2012 at 10:31 PM by monkeee monkeee is offline
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    Good to see its back on the road.
    Posted 05-12-2012 at 08:59 AM by Jeckle Jeckle is offline
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    Good to hear its back on the road Shane,
    Pretty disappointing to see that what you paid for wasn't fitted !
    Posted 05-12-2012 at 01:07 PM by MY00GC8 MY00GC8 is offline
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    Yeah it is a bit frustrating but I am not holding that against MMS. Not like Dean or Steve or Rob would do that, more a slack employee.

    How the car has run with a bigger turbo @ No Limits + RAC is beyond me hahaha. All I can say is thanks to RaceTorque for a good tune.

    Car runs extremely smooth now. No more rough/hesistant startups or stuttering on acceleration.

    Good stuff.
    Posted 07-12-2012 at 08:56 PM by monkeee monkeee is offline
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    Shane, sounds like you have a good relationship with Dean and Rob etc. I would mention it to them. I would say that you are not fussed by it, and it's 4 years ago, so you're not complaining, but you are a little disappointed that a part you paid for and to be fitted was not actually fitted. I think it's within your rights to do that
    Posted 08-12-2012 at 04:51 PM by ImPreSiV ImPreSiV is offline

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