13 hours ago

Six Star Motorsports

WTF WED! "It doesn't work like that bud" Edition!

Today's lovely example of "how not to do it" is brought to you by JM Auto MN.

Were not sure what the customer was in for but I'm sure this wasn't helping. What we have here is the OEM Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor ziptied on or near the strut tower. Now since this car is reportedly speed density and the stock MAF also doubles as the OEM Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor, I'm assuming this car will run...ish. The real issue here though is for it to read said "Intake Air Temp" you would have to be somewhere in the flow of the intake air flow. This...isn't. Due to this sweet design oversight the ECU has NO idea how to compensate for changes to the intake temperature which, depending on the efficiency of the intercooler, the outside temps, and the size of the turbo, can vary an immense amount.

Unfortunately this is bad example of people who should know better either cheaping out, or cutting corners. Aftermarket IAT sensors aren't very expensive and is only two easily accessible wires you would need to splice.

Sounds like JM Auto got them sorted out though!
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WTF WED!  It doesnt work like that bud Edition!

Todays lovely example of how not to do it is brought to you by JM Auto MN.  

Were not sure what the customer was in for but Im sure this wasnt helping.  What we have here is the OEM Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor ziptied on or near the strut tower.  Now since this car is reportedly speed density and the stock MAF also doubles as the OEM Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor, Im assuming this car will run...ish.  The real issue here though is for it to read said Intake Air Temp you would have to be somewhere in the flow of the intake air flow.  This...isnt.  Due to this sweet design oversight the ECU has NO idea how to compensate for changes to the intake temperature which, depending on the efficiency of the intercooler, the outside temps, and the size of the turbo, can vary an immense amount.

Unfortunately this is bad example of people who should know better either cheaping out, or cutting corners.  Aftermarket IAT sensors arent very expensive and is only two easily accessible wires you would need to splice.  

Sounds like JM Auto got them sorted out though!

 

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This is my car... I bought it with the sensor like that 2 months ago. The car was built by nf performance. There's a reason why they aren't around anymore

This is what happens when people turn to FB for help.. "Just zip tie it near the air filter, it'll be fine"

Haha, for just a general WTF, you should share that WRX from Gridlife, I still laugh about all that was found in that one. I think it started like this, “Hey do you guys have a timing belt”?

That’s good for another fidty horsepower

Today’s.....”engineer”....

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19 hours ago

Six Star Motorsports

To all of our brothers and sisters of Subie Brap Please be careful out there!

If you've been one of the unfortunate individuals that is a victim of this weather then give us a hollar! We offer complete auto repairs from basic suspension, tires and wheels all the way to insurance work in-case you accidentally curbed it or got tapped by a late-braker don't hesitate to give us a call and we'll schedule you're rental car and get your car towed in! We'll even handle the entire claim process for you!

Remember that if you are in need of some extreme winter prep and maintenance to give us a call. Need some tires? Winter Wiper Blades? Weathertech Liners? Maybe you need to get prepped for some Gridlife IceBattle 2019 for this weekend! HIT US UP!

Mark
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Did they report the ice conditions yet? Seems like every event is getting canceled because of insufficient thickness.

How about victims of O'Hares plow drivers? lol

2 days ago

Six Star Motorsports

Dewey did his best to throw down digitally at the Gridlife Gamenight. Special cameo appearance of the Skunkworks STI too πŸ™‚

Go Fast or Suck
Just Dewey It! EPISODE 8 Dewey races in a Datsun 510 Leage at Gridlife Gamenight Chicago and battles for First place! Special thanks to: GRIDLIFE www.grid.life Fort Knox Studios www.fortknoxstudios.com ------------------------------------------ Contact us: Gofastorsuck@gmail.com Donate: www.patreon.com/Gofastorsuck ------------------------------------------ • Track Info: Title: Road Trip Artist: Joakim Karud Genre: Dance & Electronic Mood: Inspirational Download: https://goo.gl/X8wsA7 ––– • Licence: You’re free to use this song in any of your videos, but you must include the following in your video description (Copy & Paste): Road Trip by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud
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RC Pro-Am! 😍😍😍😍😍


Really awesome and laid back people. Very knowledgeable with Subaru’s. They also have a awesome on hand stock of modifications like turbochargers, turbo inlet hoses, exhaust, etc. Plus it looks like they had some dealership parts on hand too!
Darrykk Mendez
Darrykk Mendez
18:08 16 Jan 19
Do yourself and your Subaru a favor and go see these guys, they're simply the best. I couldn't be more happy with the results and the entire experience I had.
Gordon Bokuniewicz
Gordon Bokuniewicz
00:02 12 Jan 19
Fair pricing, expert mechanics, great customer service. Downside is that they are always booked; shows how good they are. Even if you aren't a customer, they will steer you in the right direction for parts or advice. if you care about your Subaru/ turbo-awd car, this place is for you.
Vansyse
Vansyse
18:49 01 Nov 18
I can't say enough good things about this shop. I've been working with them for years and they have always helped me out in times of need. Even if it was a simple oil change on my Crosstrek or a full engine build it's always a pleasure working with these guys. They will always be my go to shop!
Maharshee Patel
Maharshee Patel
04:15 01 Nov 18
Needed to fix an annoying leak that no one could source and fix but, Mark and the crew took great care of me, they found it and took care of it. Pointed out what needed to be do done and what as looking good. Huge thanks to Six Star Motorsports will definitely go back if I ever need work and would recommend you give them a call!
Pablo Patino
Pablo Patino
03:22 09 Sep 18
The team at Six Star is wonderful! They took amazing care of my Forester during its 60K/brake service, and the car feels great. Even took time to schedule a secondary inspection to diagnose a potential clutch issue. They are knowledgable, happy to answer questions, and make you feel very welcome. No doubt they are the best around, and only want the best for you and your vehicle.
Christina Hoblin
Christina Hoblin
21:32 17 Aug 18
Love this place! Always a friendly person there that's willing to help listen and teach. Great selection on items. If you want it and do not see it dont be hesitant to ask I'm sure they can get it for you and more than likely at a lower price as well. This place would be my first selection on localized performance knowledge based people. Highly recommended!
D Pits
D Pits
02:11 25 May 18