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Old 03-30-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default STi Drivetrain swap in two days?

So i've been patiently waiting for my GFs car to be fixed so i can use my RS as my DD while i attempt the STi drivetrain swap into my WRX.

So far, it just keeps getting pushed back and back and i'm starting to become impatient as well as fearing the AZ heat while working on the WRX.

Thus, i'm curious for those that have done similar swaps if that could be done in two days taking into account any minor issues that might arise.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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Anything is possible in two days, given the right amount of effort and knowledge...

We've done an entire drivetrain swap, to include rear subframe and all suspension in an afternoon...
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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I wouldn't suggest it, but anything is possible with enough help. Do you have a lot of help?
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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if you have everything you need it should totally be a doable swap in a weekend. made easier if you have a friend or two and some beer to help the cause.

What are you doing with your rex parts when your done? hehe.. my Leggy is in need at 219k miles. Depending on where you live and when your wanting to do the swap, Hell, I could even offer a hand!
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:18 PM   #5
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Easily done. No joke.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #6
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if you have everything you need it should totally be a doable swap in a weekend. made easier if you have a friend or two and some beer to help the cause.

What are you doing with your rex parts when your done? hehe.. my Leggy is in need at 219k miles. Depending on where you live and when your wanting to do the swap, Hell, I could even offer a hand!
I'm going to try and sell the replaced parts.

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I wouldn't suggest it, but anything is possible with enough help. Do you have a lot of help?
Not yet, but we'll see.

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Easily done. No joke.
You free this weekend nohomo
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:44 PM   #7
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Not this weekend, but probably the next one.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:46 AM   #8
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If you know how to turn wrenches, have all the right tools and know what you're doing, it could be done in a day easily.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:53 AM   #9
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have all the right tools.
this.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:06 AM   #10
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This is not easily done in one day
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:08 AM   #11
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Yea the 70mm Alan key. Lol
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:16 AM   #12
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This is not easily done in one day
If you know what you're doing it is.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:37 PM   #13
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^ This. I've done FAR more in one day than just doing a drivetrain swap. If you have a plethora of tools its real easy. As well as if you have a lift.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:06 PM   #14
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Meepers - Sorry didn't get your PM until today.

And agreed, with the right tools and more knowledge/exp of exactly how to proceed, this could have been done in two days.

Unfortunately, my tools are less than noteworthy and knowledge/exp is limited. What i lacked in the previous sentence, i made up with help (Thanks Mike) and aspiration.


Long story short, close but no cigar and DAMN you flywheel bolts!

to be continued...
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:12 AM   #15
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Meepers - Sorry didn't get your PM until today.

And agreed, with the right tools and more knowledge/exp of exactly how to proceed, this could have been done in two days.

Unfortunately, my tools are less than noteworthy and knowledge/exp is limited. What i lacked in the previous sentence, i made up with help (Thanks Mike) and aspiration.


Long story short, close but no cigar and DAMN you flywheel bolts!

to be continued...
let me do the flywheel bolts next time around haha! this weekend has been kick ass, its amazing how much you learn
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:29 AM   #16
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What's wrong with the flywheel bolts?
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:35 AM   #17
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What's wrong with the flywheel bolts?
I was working on breaking the bolts loose and the socket slipped off the head and i busted my finger open.

Had to quit for the day to get stitched up.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:45 AM   #18
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I was working on breaking the bolts loose and the socket slipped off the head and i busted my finger open.

Had to quit for the day to get stitched up.


Those can be rough for sure. Especially when some assbag puts locktite on them for no reason.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:27 PM   #19
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I was working on breaking the bolts loose and the socket slipped off the head and i busted my finger open.

Had to quit for the day to get stitched up.
lets just spray some pb blaster on those little ****ers for next week
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:08 PM   #20
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Those can be rough for sure. Especially when some assbag puts locktite on them for no reason.
aren't you supposed to replace the flywheel bolts? I use loctite if I'm not replacing them, had some of them come loose once. I just use a small torch to heat up tough bolts or ones that i know have Loctite on them.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #21
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I always replace the FW bolts. At least on customers' cars and on my nice car. They are like $1.20 each from the dealer. I don't use any locktite eve. Just clean, new bolts torqued to factory specs. I've seen what a loose FW bolt can do... bad, expensive things.

On a side note, I pulled apart a clutch the other day that has anti-seize on the FW bolts!
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:27 PM   #22
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i have reused flywheel bolts and never used loctite and never had a problem, but hey, i also don't prime the oil system when installing a used turbo also, guess i just get lucky
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:28 PM   #23
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Whats the deal with reusing FW bolts? I, personally, never had any issues with them coming loose, if properly torqued.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:33 AM   #24
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Bolts stretch every time you torque them. On something as important as flywheel bolts, its a smart thing to replace them whenever you remove them.
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