aperfectlegacy Posted November 2, 2010 Share Posted November 2, 2010 2007 5EAT with a used IPT transmission from a 2006 GT swapped in. 11/2/10 – I finally (thought) I had sorted out all the issues and I decided that the 60 degree and sunny weather provided just the sort of circumstances to stretch the legs out a bit. A 20 mile drive through deserted b-roads seemed a good place to start. I must add an aside here: I have had my Legacy in and out of shops for the previous month with additions and work to repair those additions that were incorrectly done. The month of October hurt my wallet – full built (used) IPT 5EAT w/ torque converter and valve body, QTP electric cutout welded into a Cobb SS down pipe, Cooper Zeon tyres in 225/40/18 and a coilover adjustment. Long story short – I did a couple long pulls with the cutout open on said deserted b-roads and "at speed" the car felt like it was wandering all over the place. My previous set up was higher with worn tyres and a stock transmission and felt much more stable on the same stretch of tarmac (at much, much higher speeds). After the third pull, I decide that I'm finished being a child, boy-racer and to drive like a grown-up. It was at this time that I notice a frantically flashing AWD light on the dash. "Um, $hit!" I think was uttered aloud. I pull over at the next approach, check for obvious things – leaks, overheating, etcetera – plug in my Accessport and check for codes – nothing – and finally cut the motor and let the car tick itself cool. 5 minutes later I start the car and the AWD light is gone; and it doesn't return over the next 30 minutes of driving back into town. So what now? I had a slight leak from both the transmission and the front differential after the swap that have been addressed and fixed since. Neither of which were severe enough to cause any appreciable volume loss (yes, I checked the levels). I've read about a FWD fuse that is on certain model 5EAT Subarus. I know for a certain fact that when the shop was installing the electric cutout (the switch is mounted to the left and below my steering wheel) they had the fusebox out looking for a 12V source. The 07 GT did not have VDC. Is the wandering a function of the tyres or lacking AWD? I don't know. Any input would be greatly appreciated in helping me pin down the source of this issue. Oh and before anyone mentions it, let me quote from the bible, book of gearheads: "Stay stock, stay happy." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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