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Old 02-03-2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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I just got my motor rebuilt finally. I got the 255 in the car and started it up but foind out that the valve cover gasket around the spark plug is leaking. My question is can I pull the valve cover without draining the oil? Please let me know I want to get this done asap.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:09 AM   #2
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Yes you can pull the valve cover without draining the oil.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:12 AM   #3
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:19 AM   #4
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Ok so what would be the easiest way to pull the valve cover while in the car. My hands are to big to get to the lowest bolt at the back of the valve cover on the driverside. So can I just unbolt the motormounts and jack up that side of the motor to make room?
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:26 AM   #5
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Yes that is what I do. I jack it up and move it over. Remove the pitch stop first though.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:10 PM   #6
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ok got tha suby up today I just have to get the money together to have the motor broke in
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:22 PM   #7
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Need money to break in a motor?
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:27 AM   #8
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I'm taking it to cobb to have them break it in on the dyno
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:28 AM   #9
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I have no idea how to do it
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:47 AM   #10
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drive it with some boost and don't push it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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How maby miles for a break in?
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:44 PM   #12
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Google "subaru motor break in." It's easy, and just involves driving. No need for a "dyno break in." That's simply throwing money down the drain. Do your own research on how to do it and be educated.
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Does it need to be tuned? If its all tuned then just drive it easy for 1000 miles and vary the engine speed. Don't do full throttle much, especially at the beginning of the break in.
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I'm guessing it needs tune
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:05 PM   #15
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Why are you "guessing" it needs a tune? Did you add components to the motor that would require a tune? Without giving us info, you might be throwing money right down the drain.
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I heard from a master subaru tech that when u add forged pistons you need to have it professional broke in to keep from any damage since I have never broke in a motor before
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