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Old 11-10-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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After 212k miles of solid dependable spirited performance the time has come for my turn at a build. I'm not going over the top, not going for big power or shiny parts, quite the opposite actually. Ideally the car will look and hopefully sound just as it has for the last 11 years only stronger.

I'm starting with the EJ205 block. It died with what is most likely a rod bearing gone. I started it monday morning 2 weeks ago after being out of town all weekend and it immediately knocked hard, and didn't stop knocking when oil pressure came back up. I'll post pics when I tear it down.

I've had an extra EJ205 core that was supposed to get built before this happened, instead other projects always came first and it never started. It is starting now.


My plan:
Using the core EJ205 short block:
* Bore and hone to 1st oversize
* New crankshaft
* New bearings
* New forged pistons

I am going to use a local machine shop, I just moved and need a project to get to know the local pro's. The bad is that none of the local machine shops have a Subaru torque plate, I am looking online for any option to either borrow, rent, or buy a torque plate. Can anyone chime in with advice or a known source for the plate?
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:30 AM   #2
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http://www.bhjproducts.com/bhj_downl...e_PriceNET.pdf


There's a few guys here that make them/can have them made. In the grand scheme, they aren't horribly hard to make. Anyway, bump for those guys to rent/lend/sell you their stuff.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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hit up Team Scream, his screen name on here
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:52 AM   #4
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I've emailed BHJ to ask if they rent, I saw they sell them.

I'm also waiting to hear back from Team Scream to see if they have any available.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:43 AM   #5
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Call Champion Specialty Products, the dude who actually makes em.

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Old 11-13-2013, 10:24 PM   #6
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I"ll give them a call tomorrow to see if they have any more in the pipeline. Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:12 PM   #7
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It took a few months but I am back and have some closure to report.

I now have a running bugeye again. EJ257 block with stock rotating assembly except for 99.5mm CP pistons.

WRX 2.0 heads, rebuilt, installed with Cosworth headgaskets. Everything went together easily and rather quickly. The car runs amazing. The pistons are loud when cold - (not coated), and quiet down nicely when warmed up. This is my first built engine and I am impressed. I've now experienced what a subaru piston slap sounds like, rod knock, and cold forged pistons, the Subaru hat-trick.

For others doing a hybrid swap, think about replacing all rubber parts if they are original. Heat shields on the exhaust like to be rusted in place by now too, not sure if that is a big deal but bring lots of penetrating lube.
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