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02-09-2010, 09:36 PM
what's up.engine light blinking while driving and turbo red hot.car losing power.need help thanks.its a 2005 wrx.

03-03-2010, 11:15 PM
could be the catalytic converter has been clogged or failed?

Suba Ruby
03-04-2010, 02:23 PM
That's odd. Does the engine light come on once you put the car in drive? Have you gotten a code on it?

03-09-2010, 11:54 PM
So the intake valves were stock open on the #4 cylinder due to oil starved engine...thank you wife...so a good used one will be installed. Also did have a code but for a solenoid that failed.

03-16-2011, 02:51 AM
I would like to agree with a possible failed catalytic converter (http://www.car-stuff.com/catalyticconverter.htm). A catalytic converter does not normally break down on its own. There should be a fine mix of fuel-to-air ratio in order for a combustion engine to function. Otherwise, other components in the engine and exhaust system will surely fail. Hope this sheds some light to your inquiry.

04-06-2011, 01:41 AM
You need to check the ECU with a scan tool or a COBB accessport can do it. Sounds like your running way to hot. There is a number of things that can do that. Running lean, CAT problem, intercooler failure, oilcooler failure, heat soak issures. check the the flashing engine light with a scan tool