Powertrain Rejuvenation: The Rules are the Limit (ASP)

Powertrain Rejuvenation: The Rules are the Limit (ASP)

Tech Articles
I have made it abundantly clear, because I am too honest when it comes to racing, that I've installed a lighter-than-stock flywheel in my WRX. This makes me ineligible for the stock, or even STX SCCA classes, and relegates me to A-Street Prepared (ASP). My car is woefully outgunned in this class, but luckily a good opportunity to change classes has arrived. When I pull the motor to do the refresh that I'm planning, I can swap back to my stock flywheel! However, for due diligence, let's take a look at all the things I can do to my engine based on the ASP rulebook.┬áThe notes below are compiled from the 1/17/2017 release of the SCCA ASP rule set, which can be found here. Oil Pan/Engine Lubrication MUST retain standard…
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Powertrain Rejuvenation: The Plan

Powertrain Rejuvenation: The Plan

Repairs and Upgrades
My WRX has over 220,000 miles on it, and it is clear that old Bugeye could use a refresh. For a while now the engine has been a little leaky. The oil splatters onto the chassis and suspension all around the turbo, and oil smoke wafts out of the hood scoop when the car comes to a stop. Stopleak and gasket fillers seemed to delay the inevitable, but it is now time to face the music. I'm going to rebuild the engine before the autocross season begins! Over the course of this project I'll be collecting information, compiling guides, and reviewing products. Here's a preview of some of the topics I plan to cover: Oil Analysis: What Does It Mean? Compression Checking How Good Can an $18 USB Boroscope Be?…
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