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Old 10-23-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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Cool Killer B / STI pan install on EJ205 DIY

I installed a new STI pan and Killer B pickup for better oil control and peace-of-mind with the milage i'm racking up on the WRX and the horror stories I have heard about the factory pickup failing. I didn't want to be a statistic. And It wasn't too expensive to make happen.

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STI dipstick (I bought it used off this forum)
STI pan (I bought it used off this forum)
STI oil baffle (new from Subaru like $8-10)
Killer B pickup (Fred bean parts had the best price I found)


my process

1. remove intercooler (this is only to get to the pitch stop)
2. undo pitch stop
3. undo bolts on motor mounts holding them to the subframe
4. jack up on transmission to gain 1-2" of clearance on back of pan for the rear 4 bolts on the pan
5. remove driver side heat shield on manifold (if its still there)
6. remover driver side motor mount (maybe not be needed)
7. drop pan
8. remove pickup
9. remove baffle
10. clean pan sealing surface on block
11. install new part (I used lock tight on the pick-up and baffle bolts)


pitch stop unhooked


mount bolts removed


4 rear bolts (you can't see them but they are there)


raising motor - go slowly and be careful


secret weapon


removing 4 rear bolts


pan removed


baffle / pickup installed
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:33 PM   #2
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Great write up man. I've said it once and I'll say it a million times. This place needs it's own dedicated DIY sub forum like rs25 has.
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:26 PM   #3
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I didn't even take out the pitch stop when I did mine. Really not too horrible of a job, honestly. Did it when I did my EL headers.
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:43 PM   #4
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i didn't even try it with the pitch stop in… If I ever go back in I'll give it a shot!

my factory heat shield gave me tons of problems for space. Running headers or even just having them off would make a BIG difference in the amount of space you have to work in.
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:45 PM   #5
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Well, to be fair I had already removed all the manifold stuff, since I was doing that at the same time. So yes, I could see how maybe it would have been needed. But I was still able to raise the motor up enough to get the job done!
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:47 PM   #6
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Great write-up!!

Personally, I just loosen the pitch stops so the bushings don't twist. It might not even harm them, but I'm an err on the side of safety kind of guy.

If you've got a decent selection of swivel joints, extensions and arm like an orangutan you can even loosen the pitch stop without remoing the intercooler.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:16 PM   #7
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Shoulda got the Killer B baffle as well...
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:00 PM   #8
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i thought about the Killer B baffle, but a new OEM baffle is $8. and this isn't a track car. so since it's a DD I'm more than set.
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:41 PM   #9
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^^good call! Great dyi walk thru!!:woot:
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:52 AM   #10
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i did the same exact install on my 05 wrx because i was installing EL headers. pretty straigt forward install. also, note, if anyone has a larger after market sway bar, you will prob need to lower by removing if from the mounting brackets (not the sway bar end links) good write up!
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:24 PM   #11
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Is the STi dipstick/dipstick tube different than the 2.0L WRX stuff?
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:56 PM   #12
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to my understanding the difference is the low/full markings on the actual dipstick.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:36 PM   #13
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ah crap, i just got on here to find out how to get the rear bolts out of the pan. I OP said i need the baffle too. I'm installing the Perrin EL Header. They said just the pan & pickup, this is the first Ive heard of the sti baffle being required. I've also learned I need the sti dipstick is needed too, but is the sti baffle really necesarry? guess I need to find out before I get this pan all the way off.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:06 PM   #14
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searched. found answer. who'd a thunk it...
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:23 PM   #15
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They said just the pan & pickup, this is the first Ive heard of the sti baffle being required.
In case you like to hear it straight from the horses mouth... The baffle is not required, the pan/pickup still fit just fine with an OEM baffle (EJ25 STi or from ANY 2006+ EJ). You can get those used dirt cheap if you're looking to save a few bucks.

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I've also learned I need the sti dipstick is needed too
Most of the older EJ cars just remark the dipstick with the new "full" level. If you're feeling ambitious, you will need a dipstick and dipstick tube from an EJ25 STi or from ANY 2006+ EJ.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:16 AM   #16
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Good pictures. I suggest that anyone doing this has a few extra pieces of 2x4 and put them under the motor mounts. That way if the jack falls somehow it wont crush your hand.

Removing the pitch mount is a good idea.
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