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Old 06-26-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
flatlander4510
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Hey everyone,
I'm looking for someone who can help me install a set of cams in my '05 2.5RS. Pulling apart the engine is something I've never done before, so I'd like to have someone by my side who has. I'm located in Mays Landing (South Jersey). I'd be glad to throw you some $$ for the help.

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-Harrison
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:56 PM   #2
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something like that if you dont know what your doing it might be best to have a reputable shop do it... sometimes cost more but in the end its better
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:44 PM   #3
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Right now, having a shop do it is completely out of my budget.
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:16 PM   #4
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gotta pay to play, if you install it improperly messing up the motor will cost a whole lot more
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:24 PM   #5
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I understand that. That is why I want to have someone who's done it before help me. Plenty of people have done this on their own with no problems. Its not impossible.
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:58 PM   #6
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is the engine out of the car yet?
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:03 PM   #7
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Nope...its my daily driver, so I'd like to have it done in a day (which from what I've read, is a perfectly acceptable timeframe). I also understand that you can get by without removing the engine.
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:44 PM   #8
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for Sohc you dont need to pull the motor.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:29 PM   #9
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remove radiator,
set engine to top dead center on cyl 1.
remove timing cover
remove timing belt and tensioner
pull valve covers
note cam lobe position/timing mark locations, white-out belt/cam and crank gear marks if necessary
unbolt cam bearing caps
remove cam, swap gear to new cam if necessary
install cams with lobes facing EXACTLY how they were before removing.
torque cam bearing caps down
install timing belt properly, lining up marks if you made them.
pull timing tensioner pin, force down on tensioner a little to further tension belt
turn crank with bolt 4 revolutions, if all is lined up, re-install everything.
add coolant.

start engine and let idle

realize you spent alot of money to gain an OK amount of power when making slightly higher payments on a WRX is much easier.


i'd help ya out, but im too damn busy anymore, sorry. good luck finding someone, its really not that hard to do, especially on a SOHC...
you should be able to have the cams out within 1 hour... removing the radiator gives you alot more room to work in the front of the engine. unbolting the engine from the Xmember also allows you to jack the engine up and move it more toward one side to gain more working room, then shove it to the other side to do the other cam..just dont forget to re-install the lower engine mount bolts when finished if you loosen them.
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