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Old 10-19-2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default bolts to mount 2009 ej253 to stand?

NO LONGER NEEDED


I'm pulling the busted engine from my 2009 2.5i and replacing with a used engine. I'm struggling to find a definitive answer to a burning question of mine: what size bolt to use for mounting to the engine stand?

I'm pretty sure it's going to be an M10x1.25 probably in 100mm length. I know i could just use the transmission bolts, but i kinda need those to put the new engine in. I'll probably have the old engine on the stand for a bit while i fix or sell it, so i need dedicated bolts for that use.

can anybody confirm this threadpitch/diameter/length? does the bolt have to be threaded the whole length, or can i use one where only the last inch or so is threaded...?

also, anybody know a good supplier online? or does anybody have 4 they'd like to sell me? I'm in the boonies and nobody carries metric anything.

sorry if this has already been answered, i couldn't find anything specific for the 2008+ 2.5i.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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First off, we need to know where you live and if you drive an impreza or legacy. Take one of the tranny bolts and when you are in town stop at Ace hardware or Lowes or whatever other place that you could and find the size there.

What happened to your current engine? Run out of oil..??
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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it's an impreza. I live pretty far from a lowes or ace. and yes, i ran out of oil. (ok, didn't run out, but it got low). anyhow: threw a rod at 69xxx miles
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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Maybe the lack of simple maintenance and the engine dying will remind you to check your oil once a week and not have to go through this again...
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:45 AM   #5
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Maybe the lack of simple maintenance and the engine dying will remind you to check your oil once a week and not have to go through this again...

what is this "maintenance" you speak of? i may have to look that word up in the dictionary.


fwiw, i typically am all over preventive maintenance and scheduled maintenance. (i enjoy working on vehicles. i stripped and repaired a '91 miata that was my first vehicle. eventually had to part out due to massive rust in the unibody) In this case the oil got low (twice) and went over it's mileage (by a few thousand) during an extended period (3 to 4 months) of sleep deprivation shortly after the birth of my daughter. She had some health issues and required constant care. Coupled with 70 to 80 miles of driving for work each day and 12 hour work shifts, i let some things go with the car. That said, i still don't think the engine should have begun knocking (or at least as bad as it did) and certainly don't think the rod should've become seperated from the crank (assumption, as i havn't cracked the engine open). but lo, it did. or at least the engine "gave" while i was 80 miles from home and i knew that it was all over.

I've since learned the tolerances for the EJ are pretty broad and perhaps the oiling system to the bearings isn't quite what it should be. Dealer told me that it's normal to be down a quart ever 1,000 miles (which seems insane to me: my '91 miata was down 1/2 quart every 4000 miles). I'll be doing 3000 mile synthetic changes from now on (and my commute is shorter!). Also, i plan on changing oil after 600 miles after i replace the engine (i've seen this recommeneded and i guess it can't hurt).
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:45 AM   #6
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found some locally.... paid $6.45 a piece! yuck.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:00 PM   #7
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yikes, 6.45 per bolt?
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