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Old 06-02-2010, 04:30 AM   #101
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Yeah, I lost my engine with 50k on it because of that stupid oil pickup. I never imagined that subarus had a problem with oil pickups. I learned the hard way.

Did you get this warrantied through SOA? Your powertrain warranty is 60k miles I believe...Unless I missed something?


Got mine today. @ 40k and not chancing it.

I dont think anyones done a detailed install on this w/ tons of pics etc. I've looked and found bits and pieces. Shouldnt be all that difficult, I just keep hearing the 4 rear pan bolts are a PITA. I'll be using an OEM gasket and some oil resistant sealant.

Any recommendations on good sealants?
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:11 PM   #102
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The OEM gasket is liquid gasket.
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:54 PM   #103
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I used Permatex Ultra Grey, it seems better than copper or red. No leaks so far. Bolts aren't hard if you jack up the motor, or even if you don't you can reach them easily but not as easy if you jacked it.

Hard part is getting the stock liquid gasket off....
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:47 AM   #104
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I suppose subaru opted to use liquid gasket on the turbo applications due to... heat?

I know killer B motorsports doesnt supply a gasket w/ their pans... reason?

I bought a cork gasket anyway, and will use it in tandem with some liquid gasket material. I'm just looking for the best. Permatex is good enough I suppose, but what about three bond?

Once my oil pickup is installed I want absolutely no freakin leaks.

Suggestions?
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:26 AM   #105
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Cork is a very bad idea, it can and will break off into the oil pan and possibly clog up the oil pickup screen with the bits and pieces.

It seals from factory just with a liquid gasket like Permatex. I get no leaks with Permatex Ultra Grey.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:51 AM   #106
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cork is the worst materiel ever to use as a gasket. it will break down and get into the oil pan. if you want your engine to last dont use it.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:55 PM   #107
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DO NOT USE CORK. If you don'r believe me search around and you'll find many oil pan leaking threads and most come back to a cork gasket being installed (even WITH liquid too).

The factory (and our pans) use liquid gasket for a reason, it works!
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:50 PM   #108
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oh i'm holding off on doing this cuz it'll cost me a pretty penny [in canada]... but i will eventually do this. sigh...
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:23 AM   #109
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Just ordered Killer B's pickup, this thread was the "final straw" for me, and just felt it was worth the extra expense.
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:50 AM   #110
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:46 AM   #111
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Yes. Any model from 2006-current that has an EJ25 motor (Impreza WRX & STi, Legacy GT, Forester XT) has the same pickup.

Your statement is 6 months old... just want to make sure it still stands. So.. an '05 LGT doesn't use this pickup?? And isn't susceptible to this fault??
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:06 AM   #112
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Your statement is 6 months old... just want to make sure it still stands. So.. an '05 LGT doesn't use this pickup?? And isn't susceptible to this fault??
There'se any easy way to know if your car/model is known to have failures. If it has an EJ series motor in it. So yes, your Legacy is included. If you go to Legacygt.com you'll find failures and guys that have installed our pickup.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:27 PM   #113
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Just ordered the tube, Thanks KillerB for providing a fix to the problem. If it's cracked i'll post it up.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:41 PM   #114
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I got my car for 100k miles on it and the oil tube broke. It's an 06 sti and if mine broke then all ejs will break period. I was skeptical at first and thought it could be a marketing gimmick and only a fer percent of tubes would break... Turned out the only one that matters to me broke! Dun take any chances ppl!
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:46 PM   #115
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My oil pickup cracked. Created a nice 5300 (including 425 for clutch the rest parts and labor for a short block) Awesome. 06 WRX
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:23 PM   #116
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just did the swap today. the OE oil pickup tube was fine. just wanted to post that, as people only post when something is terribly wrong. but, that's not to say that the OE tube wasn't on the verge of assploding. i guess we'll never know
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:22 AM   #117
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I was inspecting the pickup of my now removed 06 140K kms wrx engine.

I was feeling around the inside of the tube for hairline cracks and the whole thing cracked. More brittle then a potato chip how can subaru not do any sort of recall on this. This car has never been tracked.

If the motor was still in the car id say a few more bumps and it would if been a new engine.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:07 AM   #119
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^ Wow, that was a close call!!

Here's the jist of what I got when I asked my higher up contact at Subaru...

As far as engineering changes go, the only say we have here in the US is what options and trim levels should be offered/changed to help sell more cars to the US market. The design/engineering is done in the motherland (Japan) and because of the way the tax and emissions structure is over there nearly all cars are sold and/or the engine is entirely replaced at ~30-40K miles, so over there this is a non existent problem.

While my personal experience with what goes on in Japan is limited, I have heard/read that thier tax structure on vehicles is backwards from ours, with taxes increasing on a cars the older it gets, and the emissions standars are extremely stringent and carry hefty fines. Maybe some one with some real experience here can clarify or correct my statements if they are not entirely accurate?
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:20 AM   #120
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^^That's correct.

It encourages "growth" of the JDM new car market apparently. Owners are encouraged to sell their cars quickly, as in most cases, cars beyond 5 years old have hefty taxes and the like.

It also makes for a good used car market to export to other countries -that's actually how most of the GDA's and GDB's find their way into the country I'm from
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:12 AM   #121
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Just got a look at the killer B website...very impressive stuff. You guys make some really quality and innovative parts. Ordering a pickup and pan for my bugeye build ASAP.

Have a question though, i know the pickup tube will fit our 08 STI, but nothing else on your site lists applications past 07. The pan should fit the 08 as well, corect? As should the Alternator shroud? If it wil fit the 08, any way i could order an alternator shroud in raw aluminum? We might want to do a custm anodized color to match the other pink items on the car.

Sorry so many questions.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:20 AM   #122
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Thanks for the kind words! Our pickup fits ALL STi motors and any EJ series motor as long as it has an 04+ STi pan or 06+ ANY Impreza pan.

PM sent on the shrouds.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:31 AM   #123
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KillerB, is the install any harder on a 2010 WRX for your oil pickup with the chassis change and all?
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:16 PM   #124
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KillerB, is the install any harder on a 2010 WRX for your oil pickup with the chassis change and all?
Nope, same deal
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Thanks for the kind words! Our pickup fits ALL STi motors and any EJ series motor as long as it has an 04+ STi pan or 06+ ANY Impreza pan.

PM sent on the shrouds.
Sorry, i wasn't very clear...i was asking if your pan (I said the pan...LOL) would fit the 08. I'm sure it will, as the differences in manifolds is very slight, but i want to be sure before i order them for the cars.
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