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Old 26 Jan 2011, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys im new here as i just bought myself a 2001 impreza wrx and 1 week later i have a problem thats just accured.

when im in the boost the car feels like its missing a few beats,not quite missfiring but loses power for a split second and then back on the boost and then the engine light started to flash and is now staying on.
the car is standard apart from a cat back system and dump valve.
now when i looked under the hood i heard rattling coming from the dump valve.
when the cars idling the internal valve is not on seat but rattling up and down.
my question is:
would this dump valve be causing my boost problem and is that valve meant to be on seat when idling?

your thoughts would be grateful.

thanks
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Old 26 Jan 2011, 09:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is it a bailyes dump valve - frequently leak. Standard subaru part is better
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Old 26 Jan 2011, 09:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Its a TURBO XS
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Old 26 Jan 2011, 11:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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id would think the diaphragm has broken. Get the standard one. The ecu see air in the engine which you have just vented to atmosphere with a dump valve causing the car to run rich when you floor it again - not good. Cheap one are rubbish and frequwntly cause problems
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Old 27 Jan 2011, 12:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sounds like either a boost control issue or possibly a missfire, need to find out what the code its kicked up is, sounds like one of the sensors is on the blink and that will be your issue.
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Old 28 Jan 2011, 05:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi guys. Thanks for all your help. But as of today the car is running totsweet 
I took it to a mate with a diagnostic comp and cylinder 1 was the culprit. Pulled out the plug to find that the ceramic was cracked. A quick change and all is well 
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Old 28 Jan 2011, 05:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Forgot to mention that I also rebuilt the dump valve and greased it up and is working better now. I guess u have to clean them from time to time
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