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Old 01-22-2013, 06:35 AM   #1376
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Inlet is ~76.5mm, tapering down to ~66mm at the throttle blade and at the backside of the TB.
Just measured the 30R (specB) and its 70mm inlet and 65mm at the blade
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #1377
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Inlet is ~76.5mm, tapering down to ~66mm at the throttle blade and at the backside of the TB.
Thanks, I was looking at a piece of ABS pipe to use for my intake and was out of town away from my car. Looks like it's the wrong size.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:43 PM   #1378
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What have people used as a piston pin puller for the EZ30s? Local Subaru dealership was no help with sourcing a tool (or letting me borrow theirs).
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:54 AM   #1379
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What have people used as a piston pin puller for the EZ30s? Local Subaru dealership was no help with sourcing a tool (or letting me borrow theirs).
I used (very) long nosed pliers for the clips, and made a tool for the pins.
A length of 1/4" bar with a suitably sized disc welded to the end, it works for me
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:28 AM   #1380
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I've got the long needle-nose pliers, and have the first couple clips out. I don't have any ability to weld, so any sort of fabricated tool would have to be pretty simple.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #1381
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Well the factory piston pin puller is the same for all H6's since the SVX. I can't find it on any of the tool supplier pages though. The factory tool is ST-499097500... not like that really helps though.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:24 PM   #1382
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Well the factory piston pin puller is the same for all H6's since the SVX. I can't find it on any of the tool supplier pages though. The factory tool is ST-499097500... not like that really helps though.

You can order it through any Subaru parts site if you drop the ST-.

Right around $155 for the tool depending what site you use. Or you could try the local dealer. List price is 195.83.

If you happen to know the thread size and pitch you could get a really long bolt possibly.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:40 AM   #1383
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I've got the long needle-nose pliers, and have the first couple clips out. I don't have any ability to weld, so any sort of fabricated tool would have to be pretty simple.
You could try bending the end over on some round bar of suitable diameter
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:38 AM   #1384
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You could try bending the end over on some round bar of suitable diameter
That's probably what I'll end up doing - I'll hit the hardware store tonight to pick up some steel tubing I can shape appropriately in my vice.

Another thought that occurred to me - please correct my stupidity if there's something obvious I'm missing. Can I just unbolt the case halves and pull them apart before I pull the pistons? Then I would have easy access to the little clips and to knock the pins out using whatever method I come up with. I've never seen anyone do that (with an EZ, EG, or EJ), which is why I think there must be something I'm missing, but in my head it seems like the block half should be able to just pull right off the pistons.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:53 AM   #1385
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That's probably what I'll end up doing - I'll hit the hardware store tonight to pick up some steel tubing I can shape appropriately in my vice.

Another thought that occurred to me - please correct my stupidity if there's something obvious I'm missing. Can I just unbolt the case halves and pull them apart before I pull the pistons? Then I would have easy access to the little clips and to knock the pins out using whatever method I come up with. I've never seen anyone do that (with an EZ, EG, or EJ), which is why I think there must be something I'm missing, but in my head it seems like the block half should be able to just pull right off the pistons.
Unfortunately its not possible to get the pistons past the "webs" in the block halves, you can remove the pins from one half, then separate the block halves, undo the rod bolts and remove the remaining pistons as you would on a "normal" engine.
On assembly its possible to do the reverse
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:38 AM   #1386
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Ahhh, got it. Like I said, I figured there was something obvious I was missing.

I picked up some steel tubing and a steel rod last night to see about making a tool. Had to watch the Thursday night comedies, though, so I didn't actually get around to trying any "fabrication". I'll give it a go tonight.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:34 PM   #1387
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Nvm..

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:01 PM   #1388
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Progress, slowly but surely. I bought some 1/4" steel rod and with some heat, my vice, and a BFH I was able to make myself a pin removal tool. It's not perfect, but it's doing the job. I've gotten the front 2 pins out - first one came out pretty easily, second one took quite a bit of effort to finally get it to come free.

Next up is to figure out how to get the retainer clips off of the 2 center piston pins. The long needle-nose pliers I've got won't work. I think they might reach, but the handles spread apart a bit, and to reach far enough to get to those center clips, the handles are basically touching the access hole so you can't open the pliers.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #1390
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Those are essentially what I have now. You can see how they flare out a bit from the pivot, whereas the Subaru tool per the service manual is straight all the way back to the handles - Kent-Moore Subaru 18233AA000 Piston Pin Pliers. From what I can see they have to be like that in order for them to work. I just sent those folks an email to find out what the Subaru pliers run. This site has them for $120. I sure hope that's not the only option!
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:23 AM   #1391
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Sorry I linked to the wrong item you want the pliers with the 90 degree end
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:28 PM   #1392
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Yeah, I agree. Thought of that earlier today, then forgot to look for them while I was out. Tomorrow I'll have to swing into the good tool store near me and pick some up.

Here's my piston pin removal tool - probably the same thing everyone else does. I picked up some 1/4" steel rod, used heat, vice, and BFH to bend it over 90deg, and filed the inner corner to give it a straight edge. The hook was a little long at first, so it wouldn't slide through the pin to be able to hook the back side. Shaved a bit off with my Dremel and it was good to go. I bent the free end to give me a handle to pull on. $7 and 10min or so and just as functional as the Subaru tool.



I got the two forward-most pistons out:


I don't know what's considered normal wear on the skirts, but clearly these have seen some mileage!
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #1393
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I have a Subaru Legacy GT

One of the engine options in '02 was the 3.0 H6

Could I swap this engine in and keep all my accessories?

Thanks
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You can keep anything you want... Just a matter of the work to do it.

The real question is why not just sell your car and get an H6 Outback? Just change the body panels if you want to keep the GT look. Most of us swap cause we CAN'T get our cars from factory with the H6.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:22 PM   #1395
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Those pistons look 'normal' Pat. I've seen worse on EJ-engines which ran fine and didn't use any oil. As long as the bores look fine there's nothing to worry about.
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You can keep anything you want... Just a matter of the work to do it.

The real question is why not just sell your car and get an H6 Outback? Just change the body panels if you want to keep the GT look. Most of us swap cause we CAN'T get our cars from factory with the H6.
The LGT Sedan didn't have the H6 option, only the wagon IIRC
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The LGT Sedan didn't have the H6 option, only the wagon IIRC
In the BE/BH Legacies only the Outbacks came with the H6, but it could be had in either Sedan or Wagon trim levels. The LGT only ever came with the H4 in that generation.

You could get yourself an H6 Outback and swap over the LGT bumpers and lower trim panels to have an H6 LGT.
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anyone here have an ecu pinout for a 2001 ez30d?

i cant seem to find one online
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:03 PM   #1399
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I have 2001 and 2002 pinouts that Marnix emailed to me. PM your email and I'll pay it forward.
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I also bought a JDM wiring FSM for the first EZ30D engines. The JDM wiring is simplified, no stupid fuel tank sensors or pump regulators. Just a relay
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