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Old 20th January 2018, 09:21 PM
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Hi how is everyone? I have an my06 xt forester manufactured late 05 I had a quick search and couldn't see any posts.
I have just started to get faults with the secondary air pump. From what I have read its only emission stuff on start up and its cheaper to pull it out blank off and get turned off in ecu as it continues being a problem once it starts. Has anyone else had problems with this. How have you fixed it and anyone else know who can turn it off in Brisbane without getting a full tune? (as I want to put turbo back exhaust on it before tunning)
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Hmmm - seems no one knows unfortunately!
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You will need to sell both your legs and a kidney to replace the air pumps with new ones. At the back of each head there is a pipe coming out. It goes to a central point on top of the block. From there it joins up with other plumbing and the air pumps. If you cut each of the pipes a few inches from the head, the stub still connected to the heads needs to be squashed flat and welded shut. As for the ecu side of things, I am not sure. Maybe contact the Queensland wrx club. I don’t think you need a re-tune although you probably need to turn off the alarm in the ecu but best confirm with someone else
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