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Old 06-18-2014, 06:43 PM   #26
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Just a shot in the dark but has the timing belt ever been changed?
i believe it was done when i bought it a year ago, last time i inspected it, it appeared to be in good health and doesnt look loose. Loose belt would cause the engine to turn off randomly and not restart?
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:27 PM   #27
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are you sure you know what you're inspecting? The timing belt is under the black covers on your engine and not visible without removing them. Sounds more like you're talking about the accessory belts...

A timing belt does not have any tell tail signs of wear to really check. Unless it is cracked or damaged it is very difficult to tell the difference between a belt with 100k km's on it vs a belt with 200k km's on it.

It wouldn't "get loose". It would snap and destroy the heads. If the tensioner broke, it would once again cause the belt to slip (and most likely snap) and cause the belt to break. This actually sounds kind of plausible with the info you've given.

Pull the timing belt covers off and have a look. If it's broken it will be very obvious. If it is, prepare to unload your savings repairing all the damage.

If it isn't broken, replace the belt and tensioners anyway. If you don't have a reliable record of it ever being done (not previous owners word) then you're playing roulette with your motor. Pistons crash into valves and all goes to hell...
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:06 PM   #28
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Well i just found out what the problem is. Engine is siezed . Something must of went internally and got wedged. Really wasnt looking forward to buying another ej20k. Gheyyyyy
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:07 PM   #29
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yup sounds exactly the same as when I spun a rod bearing last year. Use a 2005-07 sti or killer b oil pan on your new engine.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:45 PM   #30
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yup sounds exactly the same as when I spun a rod bearing last year. Use a 2005-07 sti or killer b oil pan on your new engine.
kk sure can do
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:30 PM   #31
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Well i just found out what the problem is. Engine is siezed . Something must of went internally and got wedged. Really wasnt looking forward to buying another ej20k. Gheyyyyy

Sorry to hear that. I'm curious what the failure was. Are you going to tear down the engine?
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:36 PM   #32
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I feel your pain man. Been through that before
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:40 AM   #33
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Sorry to hear that. I'm curious what the failure was. Are you going to tear down the engine?
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I feel your pain man. Been through that before
thanks guys i dont wish this upon anyone that's forsure, but goes with the lifestyle, it's all good, engines can be replaced and before i know it, it'll be boosting again. I was thinking about replacing it with a new engine and possibly rebuild the old one. Same, i too wonder what happened to it.
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:27 AM   #34
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If you are going to replace/rebuild then this is the best time to learn. I would just start taking things apart for ****s and giggles. Nothing to lose at this point really.

You will be amazed as to how much you will learn and when you look back, you will find that it wasnt all that hard.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:35 PM   #35
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Yea dude that's a great idea
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