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Old 08-23-2011, 08:00 AM   #1
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Impreza WRX STi Another EJ20K revived- Almost done!

Well, my car died quite some time ago and now its soooo close to being done!

I just had to share some pics of the progress thus far. Im waiting on some under bucket shims I got from JapanParts, they should be here next week sometime.

Nothing too crazy on the build. Mostly wanted a solid motor, Im still running the stock turbo for now so this should be more than enough.

Major stuffs

Revised EJ20 double drilled crank from SGP
Full rotating assembly balanced to 0 grams
Manley H-beam rods with ARP hardware
ACL Race main and rod bearings
Second hand STi pistons
New rings from Hastings
New STi MLS EJ20k headgaskets
ARP head studs
Block and heads hot tanked
Valves lapped and new stem seals installed
Ported throttle body and turbo
Grimmspeed 8mm intake spacers
Silicone turbo inlet
And all new seals/gaskets/timing stuff/water pump/ etc


Then while it was all apart I had to make it pretty too


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Old 08-23-2011, 08:14 AM   #2
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That looks very professional, nice work!
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:36 AM   #3
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What paint you used and how did you paint your intake and cam covers?
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:12 AM   #4
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Thanks Marnix, I deff have a lot of time wrapped up in this thing. I did everything other than the balancing and hot tank.

Wrxsti- all the black stuff is all satin black powdercoat, and the intake and valve covers are wrinkle red powdercoat. Did that stuff myself with an eastwood powder coat gun and a $50 kitchen oven.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:10 PM   #5
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I'm in love of how it looks... That's exactly how I want mine to look!! Congrats!!

I would paint in red the timing belt covers as well

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Old 08-23-2011, 03:53 PM   #6
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Pretty much everything else is going to be black. My fmic piping is wrinkle black. All of my accessory drive stuff is black. Going to make a cover for the a/c compressor that will be black. Then I got dei cool tube for the i/c pipe. Red top optima, aluminum radiator, zerosports rad plate, sti rad cap, and a few other shiny bits under the hood. I just wanted an engine bay that wasnt overdone but looked well put together while looking different than everyone elses.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:58 PM   #7
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Wow, sounds like its going to look great...

QQ, by adding the intake spacers, do you need to "modify" anything else? any pipe that now doesn't fit or something like that? The intercooler matches the intake with the stock silicone inlet?
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:52 PM   #8
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Very nice job man
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:00 AM   #9
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Wow, sounds like its going to look great...

QQ, by adding the intake spacers, do you need to "modify" anything else? any pipe that now doesn't fit or something like that? The intercooler matches the intake with the stock silicone inlet?
As far as the spacers go, nothing yet. Im running a fmic so intercooler fitment shouldnt be a problem there. I could see a possible issue if you were using a stock turbo inlet because the inlet bolts to the front of the manifold. i.e. raising the turbo inlet up with the manifold. So the turbo inlet might take a bit of work to get on the front of the turbo.

The silicone inlet is huge compared to the factory piece. I could see it being a pain to fit in there without the spacers, Im sure it could be done though. Some of the hoses require some trimming that attach to the inlet because they are too long.

And Im lost on the last part of your statement.




Thanks peanuts for the kudos!
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:20 AM   #10
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No doubt I'm building an ej20g in a usdm forester with a 20k ecu an harness
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:48 PM   #11
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Looks great fishhead, i remember you talking to me about building my 20g, i backed out =P
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:53 PM   #12
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Looks great fishhead, i remember you talking to me about building my 20g, i backed out =P
Ah why did ya back out??
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:23 PM   #13
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Ah why did ya back out??

I couldn't have my car down for that long, and it seemed like alot of work at the time.
Now that i have a spare engine sitting on the floor of my garage, i might have to start a build if nobody wants to buy it off me

Just need to build the bank back up haha
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:34 PM   #14
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What motor? 20g?
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:40 PM   #15
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What motor? 20g?
Yep, a 1995 EJ20G,
piston #4 has 0 compression, spot on the piston melted, blocks completely fine
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:45 PM   #16
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Yep, a 1995 EJ20G,
piston #4 has 0 compression, spot on the piston melted, blocks completely fine
You wanna sell it? I may no someone
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:39 PM   #17
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You wanna sell it? I may no someone

Absolutely i wanna sell it, only problem im in Calgary Alberta, sooo shipping costs a alot!
I shipped a tranny to saskachewan and it was like, 150.
I've never checked shipping to the states, if you know of the cheapest best method lemme know!

I have tones of pictures of it too.
Would this be complete? or just longblock, or what?
PM me, thanks
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #18
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Will do let me talk to
My boy and see what's up
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:37 PM   #19
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That looks great. I can't wait to get my engine back so I can get my together.
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:19 PM   #20
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Well I buttoned up the motor today. Got in my shims last week and checked clearances, new timing belt kit, water pump, oil pump. I pretty much replaced all that could be replaced.





Now I have to wrap my exhaust manifold and up-pipe, and I got some other DEI heat wrap stuff to do my i/c pipes. Then I have to put this thing back where it belongs!!!
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:25 AM   #21
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Worked on the transplant yesterday. Should have it finished up pretty quick. I still need to shorten my exhaust though. I have been running a JDM length dp for ever and I switched to a USDM length. So my exhaust is going to be a tad long now.
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