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Old 08-28-2014, 06:01 PM   #1
flatworldej22eg33
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Default 99 legacy brighton 😊

So, over a year ago I bought myself a lego wagon to dd with 190xxxk on the odometer for under $2000. Strong running motor but as I drove it more and more; to the mountains for boarding, group beach trips, etc... I could feel the motor growing tired. So thanks to yimi which is practically down the street from my house thankfully, I will be picking up my car (hopefully tomorrow) running and ready for break in. I'll be posting more details as I really have the papers with all the "goodies" because I'm both lazy and not completely competent in some aspects. However, I can tell as some may already know that the brightons featured ej22's which are bulletproof motors when you leave them alone. Me thought it was a great idea to just make a solid car out of it then. As time went by, and for a few weeks my car hadn't been touched because shops for subarus (especially in SoCal) are always busy, I came across a few interesting hybrid options to do instead. Needless to say without spoiling the fun I'll have some more pep to my daily
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:18 AM   #2
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Soo to continue my sob story... Went to pick car up today after work, fired right up (things are looking and sounding good) walked in to sort through and get ready to pay out the rest of my bill at the shop 5 minutes later walk into the garage where they were burping the radiator and some smoke was rising (didnt seem out of the ordinary since the headera were just burning off subatances post build) needless to say the smoke became more and one of the techs looked under the car and saw a pool of oil. Shut the car off.... As the car went up on the lift a large pool of oil sat beneath dripping from the back end of the engine. Rear main seal. 😥 shop closes at 6, this incident occured at about 4/4:30. Happy labor day weekend. Maybe I'll get my car back tuesday. Yay?
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:21 PM   #3
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Soo to continue my sob story... Went to pick car up today after work, fired right up (things are looking and sounding good) walked in to sort through and get ready to pay out the rest of my bill at the shop 5 minutes later walk into the garage where they were burping the radiator and some smoke was rising (didnt seem out of the ordinary since the headera were just burning off subatances post build) needless to say the smoke became more and one of the techs looked under the car and saw a pool of oil. Shut the car off.... As the car went up on the lift a large pool of oil sat beneath dripping from the back end of the engine. Rear main seal. 😥 shop closes at 6, this incident occured at about 4/4:30. Happy labor day weekend. Maybe I'll get my car back tuesday. Yay?
That sucks....

Probably used an aftermarket seal or pushed it in too far...
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:42 PM   #4
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That sucks....

Probably used an aftermarket seal or pushed it in too far...

Yeah, I did get the car back on Tuesday thankfully and they said it had been finished on friday after I left because it was just some sort of case or something that hadnt been tightened. Some of the details behind that I was somewhat ignorant to as I was doing backflips staring at my car ready to go. Sometime this week I'll post the full build withthe details. For now, it's off to work :sad:
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:46 PM   #5
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Well, I've yet to really find time to get on here and happily go through all of the motor components, even now I'm "utilizing" time between classes. Anyways, I just thought I would get on here to whine a bit and basically vent. So I received my car in solid running condition... After driving for a couple of days and being extremely attentive to all fluid levels, I noticed my coolant reservoir had dropped. Thinking it was just hot out since it is DUMB hot in Santa Clarita right now I topped it off drove somewhere and when I got home noticed it pissed some out and the coolant level had dropped again I assumed the upper rad hose because of where I was leaking and the hose just seemed like it needed replacing. Moral of the story, radiator is cracked. I'm sad. I order a new one. I decided to go into some fun cleaning for early subiefest prep and I was just doing simple things like wrapping my ignition coil wires in electrical tape and what not to make the bay a little less boring. I might also mention that when I dropped my car off pre build my cylinder 2 coil wire was arcing. You may have concluded that this began to happen again since I wanted to do ricey ***** and wrap my coil wires. As I babied my car aback to Oreally's to purchase a new wire from my school the arcing continued. Later that night when I had time I replaced the other wires and was just being thorough and looking at any OTHER potential issues. I go to back my car out of my garage... Battery is dead. Got new battery. Yay. Next day... drive to school back to my house then to work then back home... Yay... Next morning I'm driving to work, car dies... Battery no charge? Alternator... According to the mechanic who installed my alternator since I had no time between work and "life" to get a new one and install it myself, my alternator was DEAD ... 0v... What I'm assuming is that during my idiotic drive to get my new coil wire while it was still arcing, the arc simply jumped and killed the alternator...

My radiator should be here today, I'll put it in and hopefully no more anxiety

If all goes well I should have my build up this weekend
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:04 PM   #6
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Alright so here goes nothin, any questions feel free to ask.

So the build for my wagon I wanted to keep it na and just have a little more pep while also remaining reliable. Especially during snowboarding season any power would help me not hate my life. Anyways so my frankenmotor consists of an ej25 shortblock case halves built internals and phase II ej22 heads. My compression is said to be 11:1 on 91 soooo. According to other forums and posts my hp "idea" is somewhere 170-180 to the wheels. Comfortable... My car was built by yimi sport tuning in southern California. So now lets go to the goodies on the inside...
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:20 PM   #7
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Default 99 legacy brighton 😊

Parts associated with my build consist of

EJ251 Shortblock case halves

OEM STI replacement crank

ACL race subaru main bearings

ACL race subaru rod bearings

Subaru OEM Sti rods

Mahle 99.75 mm Sti pistons

Cometic .045 headgaskets

Replacement cam, valve cover, rear head, and spark plug cover gaskets

NGK Laser Platinum Sparkplugs

Exedy OEM Replacement Clutch Kit

ACT Street lightweight flywheel

Gates Timing Belt Kit

Subaru OEM replacement thermostat and gasket

POST BUILD IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS

Replacement ignition coil wires

Gates upper radiator hose

Sila Radiator

Subaru OEM replacement Alternator

Basically, I wanted this car to be reliable as it could be.

Exhaust:

Invidia N1 catback for 02-07 wrx/sti

Oem EL headers

Suspension:

OEM replacement KYB struts

B&G lowering springs

Wheels:

06-07 Stock Wrx wheels

Falken 225's

Pictures on the way.

Basically that sums it up though running strong and can't wait till break in is done in about 800 more miles.

Catch me at subiefest this weekend if you're headed there.
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