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McDude last won the day on September 4 2022

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  1. McDude

    Berk HFC frontpipe mpg issues

    Has it resolved your MPG issues though? If you have a new cat with different airflows this will upset your closed loop control as the lambda sensor will be in a slightly different position and see different velocity over it and possibly different gas presentation. A leak would exacerbate this error state and maybe sorting the leak sorts out your closed loop as well. If you are hosing fuel you'll be running rich as hell, so get it sorted not just for your wallet, but also because it will hurt you big time with possible fouled plugs, fuel in oil and damaged cats if you run that way for a long time - of course this will really hurt your wallet!!!
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    Comfier seats

    I'll second what Luke said - the OE seats are the best I've sat in, including motorway miles. Have you maybe not set up properly for posture? You'll struggle to find anything better.
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    4x Original Wheel Set

    Bump - price reduced to £150
  4. For Sale: Set of 4 Original alloys £200 £150 I bought these as a spare set with the intention of putting winter tyres on them. I've had them in my shed for years and never done that so I thought I'd sell them. Two of the wheels are immaculate and two have very light curbing (previous owner not me!!!). Wheels are in Essex, I don't really want to package them up. Depending where you are I could meet you half way. I'm in Eastbourne fairly frequently so could deliver there.
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    Welcome! Everyone knows the BRZ is the cooler car, it's only us Subaru owners that will say it out loud.
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    Air Conditioning - One side cold, other not

    It will be a blend door sticking - the AC unit is working because otherwise it wouldn't come out cold. The blend doors are the mechanisms inside the ducting that send air this way and that. Which one is stuck and how do you get to it without tearing apart your dash? Can't help there unfortunately
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    FOCAL IS TOY 165 - Not that impressed?

    I've found them to be pretty good - it's not audiophile stuff but as @MartinT has said, it never will be in these cars. What you are describing, @Willson777 doesn't sound right (some pun intended!) they maybe won't knock your socks off but they should sound decent and should certainly be heard! Maybe check the set up in your head unit?
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    Replacement Head Unit Which/Installation?

    That's what the USB lead is for - to make your centre console USB work with your headunit and allow CarPlay to function. I've seen some run the USB to underneath the armrest (if you have one) which is a very neat solution as that is usually where your phone sits. The problem with the centre console is you always have the lead going across the gearstick.
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    Replacement Head Unit Which/Installation?

    I had to look up my old post to remind me of how I did it: Pioneer SPH-DA120 Install and Review - ICE/Electrical - Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ Drivers Club Yes, just those connectors - was a piece of p1ss to install with those.
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    Replacement Head Unit Which/Installation?

    The easiest way (though also costs a few quid) is jumper looms, none of the wires match up colour wise! The wiring is common between the GT86 and the BRZ and it's the Toyota architecture. If I recall you need three looms, an ISO loom, a USB loom (so your USB still works) and an antenna loom.
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    MartinT's BRZ

    I had no idea such a thing existed. I've just googled it and I'm not sure I could bring myself to use such a tea-cosy. While I said it was like the original Puma, it is nothing like as bad as that; the Billetworkz part is a bit chilly, you'd swear the part on the Puma had active cooling in it. The Puma part was bare aluminium whereas these have a thick paint layer on them so I think that takes the edge off.
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    MartinT's BRZ

    Fans of cold gearknobs look no further!
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    MartinT's BRZ

    I have one of these in white, red font but no STI etching. It looks and feels great... except on a cold day! Reminds me of the original Puma which had a similar metal bulb, changing gear with my sleeve pulled down 😄
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    scraping/squeaking noise pulling away - Suspension?

    I can't hear anything in the clip. It's not the brake wear indicators going off is it? There are little metal springs/clips that start to make a squeal as your pads start to wear down. I had this on my fronts and thought the PAS pump was failing as it was worse with lock applied.