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Subaru Impreza, Sedan
Aug 23, 2003 (12:08 am)
Make: SUBARU Model: IMPREZA Year: 2002
(TSB) Service Bulletin Number: 10-72-02
Summary Description: COUNTERMEASURE TO PREVENT ICING IN THE EVAPORATOR ON AIR CONDITIONED VEHICLES
There is a possibility that icing could occur in the evaporator core of air conditioned equipped Impreza vehicles. During operation under warm, high humidity conditions the customer would notice a diminished output of air from the dash vents causing the cabin temperature to rise.
Also, this PDF doc from Subaru, written for use by Subaru mechanics, goes into greater detail about this A/C problem. Read PAGE 2: "Evaporator Icing Countermeasure."
Aug 23, 2003 (8:37 pm)
I usually shift to 1 then R.. I think it goes in better if you try to just let it slide in without forcing it.. Sometimes I do have to try several times and get irritated, I think it has gotten better over time though (21500 miles now)
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Aug 24, 2003 (3:20 am)
Thank you very much, that information is very helpful!
Aug 27, 2003 (3:19 am)
Try 2 to R, it usually worked in the Subies I've driven.
Aug 28, 2003 (10:57 am)
My new turboback kit just arrived today.. HOLY COW! These pipes are *MASSIVE*! The downpipe is simply unreal. Beautiful workmanship too on the pieces. I have to wait now until next week when my uppipe arrives UPS from Seattle!#$!#$ I can't wait to install, I'm stoked!!
(ps, I ordered from worldoneperformance.com they had great prices and great customer service -- if you email them directly, they might be able to give you a better deal than published on their website.)
Aug 28, 2003 (12:19 pm)
Don't forget to have all your new gaskets in hand before your install.
Aug 29, 2003 (5:11 am)
stoner420, Are you installing the pipes yourself? I am very interested to see your results. Any other mods? Reflash? The reason I ask is because I have heard conflicting theories on whether it is the uppipe, downpipe or both that gave the best results. I am thinking of replacing the downpipe only but if the combo gives better spoolup then I have to rethink. How much were the pipes?
Now if you run out of time while doing the installation put in the down pipe first and see what that does, then remove it and put in the uppipe, followed by both okay? just kidding about the partial installations but please do post your results.
Aug 29, 2003 (8:09 am)
I'm getting two gaskets with the uppipe. They promised me up and down I will not need a new gasket for the downpipe.
Going to do the install myself... waiting until the uppipe gets here next week to just do it all in one shot. The numbers I've seen thrown around are +10whp for the uppipe, plus it should also help the spool greatly, and TurboXS claims +26whp for the turboback. It's certainly cheaper to just do the downpipe, I was convinced by the guys on clubwrx to do the uppipe too while I'm working on the downpipe, you have to remove almost all the same parts anyhow, and I wanted to do the full TurboXS kit instead of just a downpipe.
Aug 29, 2003 (8:51 am)
andmoon: The up-pipe will get you around 10 hp and dramatically speed up turbo spool-up. The down-pipe alone will get you a little power, maybe 10 hp, but not as much as the full turbo-back, and neither will change turbo spool-up much.
stoner420: You should replace all the gaskets when putting on a new exhaust. They're only a couple bucks apiece from any of the Subaru wholesaler sites (www.subaruwrxparts.com or www.subaruparts.com) and are cheap insurance from having to re-do the entire install because you have a leaking exhaust.
Aug 29, 2003 (10:01 am)
get all gaskets, new, don't skim...
well, you should be able to get away with the old donut-gasket.