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Help with 2005 Baja Turbo Please
Posted 21 December 2004 - 01:26 AM
I have a 2005 Baja turbo that suffered a sudden drop in boost.
From 11psi to 6.8psi. The dumb dealer says nothing is wrong and the 6.8 psi boost is normal.
I know this is wrong when I first got the car 5 months ago the max boost on the guage read was 11.4psi or so. Also I can feel the power loss.
I'm planning to go to a different dealer tomarrow. Any body had this problem before? Thanks Greg...
Posted 21 December 2004 - 09:24 AM
Posted 21 December 2004 - 02:47 PM
Posted 22 December 2004 - 01:55 PM
Your dealer's lazy, try to talk directly to the techs in the back. Or find another dealer.
My '05 Turbo runs anywhere from ~11psi max in 1st to 14psi max in 3rd.
Posted 22 December 2004 - 03:10 PM
Thank you to WRX and Tex, I checked all the vacuum hoses could'nt find any loose or leaking. Intercooler fluid is fine. I did disconnect the battery for 3 hours.
Took it for a drive and added some octane booster. Still the same boost 6.8psi max. I will take it back to the dealer (I hate dealerships) two more times so I can get a lawyer to help me with the lemon law if I have to.
I did call Subaru to talk to a rep and got a case number on file. He said if I can't get the dealership to get the boost up he will call them himself and try to get to the bottom of this proplem. I'll keep you posted.
By the way I havn't souped up the engine cause I don't want to void the warrenty. But once I get this unpleasent problem solved I will consider modifications since the warrenty service sucks. Any sugestions?
Thank you Greg...
Posted 22 December 2004 - 10:10 PM
Posted 23 December 2004 - 03:38 PM
www.cobbtuning.com cobb has very high quality parts, but they charge alot.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 12:25 PM
For mod suggestions, check out the Baja board on www.nasioc.com. Also, I'm sure people there will appreciate hearing your story!
Posted 03 January 2005 - 01:56 PM
I am still working on it. The holidays seemed to slow the progress a bit. I did how ever follow the advice of the users here in the forum and have spoken directly to a few techs at Subaru and one has promised to increase the boost by hand tweaking the waste gate if I want him to. I will try to get this done this next week . I will keep you posted. Greg...
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