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Old 10-01-2012, 03:01 AM   #26
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When I work on my car I always ask my friend Mary to help me out.

........there's always something that ends up frustrating me when working on it. Almost always, it's something that is stuck.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:11 PM   #27
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I know your pain, this weekend was swapping springs. Dropped the car off stands, finished torquing the lugs. Opened a soda(I don't drink booze) and started patting myself on the back. Set my soda down to get a good back patting in and saw the conical washer from a front top hat. So I threw aforementioned soda at the wall, cursed a bit, and proceeded to berate myself. After pulling it all out again, I could not get the crownish nut torqued on the dspec above 35 by my lonesome, so I watched some football and made nasty comments about the SEC on ESPN. It made me feel better. Did the belt trick about 2 hours later with a friend and done.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:13 PM   #28
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after some beer and contemplation, i took off the EWG and tightened up that last DP bolt which was not even a full turn to be tight..


but now ( and i had a feeling that this would happen) i can't my EWG back on to the uppipe because i can't compress the springs enough to push in the valve seat for it to sit flush enough for long enough for me to get a v band clamp around it.



i guess now i have another beer and loosen or take the top off the EWG to loosen the tension on the springs a little bit so that i can compress them easier with one hand/finger tips.






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Old 10-01-2012, 03:11 PM   #29
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I've never had to compress the springs to install an EWG. The v-band clamp can go around enough to get the bolt in without having to compress anything. It will compress as you tighten the clamp.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:42 PM   #30
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i have to compress the springs to get the valve seat to seal so that i can get the ewg close enough to the flange to flop on the clamp. i tried taking the ewg apart to put it on the uppipe and then putting the springs and the top back on... but i literally have to lean/stand on the damn assembly to get it closed to tighten the allens so i aborted that idea even though i can't put enough force on it against the flange to seat the valve anyways. maybe i should eat more wheaties instead of drinking this beer.


went out and bought a vice grip style clamp to see if that woul... nope.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:44 PM   #31
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can't get a piece on, take off another piece... get said piece on and now i can't get the piece i took off back on... so i take off something else... wash rinse drink repeat.

eventually it'll be something "easy"
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:02 PM   #32
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i have to compress the springs to get the valve seat to seal so that i can get the ewg close enough to the flange to flop on the clamp.
What EWG is this? I've never had that problem with my Tial 44mm

Anyway, swapping springs started to become such a PITA on mine (since like you said, you have to basically stand on the EWG to compress it enough to start the bolts), that I just bought a bunch of bolts from McMaster that were the right thread pattern, all different lengths. The longest ones are about 5" long and can thread without compressing the springs at all. Those let me compress it about an inch, then I swap out three of them for ones that are an inch shorter, they let me compress it another inch, etc. After about 5 steps I'm able to swap in the final bolts that can seal it up all the way.

It takes a little bit of time swapping bolts in and out as the EWG compresses more and more, but it's much less fist-through-the-wall inducing than trying to do it "normally".
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:56 PM   #33
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that's not a bad idea. and yeah, i have the tial44


i tried loosening the screw just to the edge of the thread which gave about half an inch or so of a gap... didn't notice must of a tension release on the springs though.

might run to back to the hardware store to find some long ones.. good idea sir.


there are few threads talking about this valve seat...

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:31 PM   #34
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When I work on my car I always ask my friend Mary to help me out.

........there's always something that ends up frustrating me when working on it. Almost always, it's something that is stuck.
I don't drink alcohol, but as it turns out ManualOverAuto and I have the same friend! Havent had too many problems wrenching on my WRX, but on my Datsun 510 and E30 318 there was always atleast 1 bolt/nut that would turn a 10 minute "remove this heatshield to gain access" job into an hour long dilemna filled with cursing and thoughts about just lighting the entire thing on fire and starting over...
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:11 PM   #35
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Oh you nasioc members and your seemingly clever marijuana smoking habits. lol I like this thread. Good to know others struggle with their installs as well. These installs always seeming to be the most simple things too. hahahahha aaaaagh RAGE!
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:39 AM   #36
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I threaten the car with a cutoff wheel, sawzall or torch.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:44 AM   #37
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I used to curse and hit things until I hurt myself >_>
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:56 AM   #38
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I feel sorry for the people who modd and don't have a close group of friends to help. I wouldn't have half my modds finished if it wasn't for friends and cases upon cases of beer.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:58 AM   #39
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I feel sorry for the people who modd and don't have a close group of friends to help. I wouldn't have half my modds finished if it wasn't for friends and cases upon cases of beer.
Alot of them are like me. We live under a rock and have no friends
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #40
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^typical subaru owners

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:51 AM   #41
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:00 AM   #42
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I have plenty of friends, but they are all ham-fisted monkeys where tools are concerned.

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:03 PM   #43
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there's this one nut on the bottom of the DP to turbo that i can't get a wrench on a have room to turn it. i have no clue how i got the DP off to begin with. i just did it. i've done it a dozen times. i have no clue why it's so difficult this time.

i've taken the dump of the EWG off and am about to take the entire EWG off to get even more room. this makes no sense. ...where's my beer.
If that's the bolt I'm thinking of I never bother putting it back on.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:18 PM   #44
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ended up taking off the ewg, tightening that bolt... which only needed about half a turn... and then putting back on the ewg. car is running now and i have 30 miles on the new clutch.. only 470 more to go. ffffffff....
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:42 PM   #45
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A quick sum up... Beer fixes your car and cursing makes the beer taste better. Watch out for that gulden draak (or whatever its called). That stuff will sneak up on you with its 10+% hammer and hit you in the equilibrium hard (personal experience).

As for those pesky crank pulley bolts, put a breaker bar or long ratchet (short ratchet with the top half of the handle to your floor jack works great too) on the bolt, brace it up against something sturdy (frame, floor, etc) and turn the key. Works 10x better than an impact and has never done me wrong. As a matter of fact, I just did this on friday on a Baja.

If you are a visual learner, see how easy it is here-
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:00 PM   #46
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first step before you work on your car is buy a case of beer.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:20 PM   #47
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I was taking off a spoiler off my car that the previous owner had on it. came down to one bolt and nut that were rusted together and I couldn't get a socket or wrench in to hold the nut.... I just got pissed and took a cold chisel to the head of the bolt and then punched the rest of the bolt through the hole.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:41 PM   #48
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yeah, i hear that... my neighbor introduced me to a "blue torch" the other day. hahahah....
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #49
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Alot of them are like me. We live under a rock and have no friends
Or you could live in San Antonio like me where there is only one subie per square mile.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:00 AM   #50
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subie as in just imprezas or all models? here in OK, we have foresters and outbacks EVERYWHERE. a few rex's and sti's. and a brz or two. maybe a couple of leggyz.



i really think that i'd be lost without subaru forums and having a few friends that are willing to work for beer or food.. even if it's just having someone to hand me a wrench so that i dont have to get up all of the time or lay in a pile of tools.
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