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Old 02-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:32 PM   #8
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Alright, what were you doing...

So, the typical questions: How many miles, how do you drive your car, what type of maintenance has been done, what maintenance do you normally do like oil changes and filters, what brand and type of oil have you been using, has the engine been burning any oil, do you check your oil at least once a week, any mods done to the car or engine, are you still on the stock tune?

Time to get to the bottom of this so it doesn't happen again
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:34 PM   #9
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ok...what oil was in it...specifically and exactly????
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:40 PM   #10
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I just bought it...........2002, 140k miles (a lot I know), I don't drive it all now LOL, I just bought it a few weeks ago. Only mods are an axleback exhaust. He was using mobil 1 full synthetic (I am an AMSOIL man myself).

The previous owner kept up on maintenance, I guess it was just this engines time for somethin to go wrong.

I am waiting to hear from a local metallizing place to see my options. I think I could get away with; bearing kit, gasket kit, ring kit, crankshaft grind (but I will probably invest a little more who knows). I am just trying to get it running again for now, hopefully in six months I'll have enough for a decent engine/tranny build.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:48 PM   #11
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I just bought it...........2002, 140k miles (a lot I know), I don't drive it all now LOL, I just bought it a few weeks ago. Only mods are an axleback exhaust. He was using mobil 1 full synthetic (I am an AMSOIL man myself).

The previous owner kept up on maintenance, I guess it was just this engines time for somethin to go wrong.

I am waiting to hear from a local metallizing place to see my options. I think I could get away with; bearing kit, gasket kit, ring kit, crankshaft grind (but I will probably invest a little more who knows). I am just trying to get it running again for now, hopefully in six months I'll have enough for a decent engine/tranny build.
using the WRONG oil....not the brand...but the particular oil...is what kills these engines

most use the 5w30 m1 and that is death

new shortblock with gasket set goes for ~$1850 or so

forget cams.....waste of time......unless ya really want problems
the 2.0 heads are garbage, anyway
and ya gonna want to NOT reuse the oil cooler EVER....that is a bad way to kill a new rebuilt motor


my advice.....

sell the whole thing and get an evo and never look back
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I love AMSOIL, I would bet on that full synthetic anyday!!!
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I love AMSOIL, I would bet on that full synthetic anyday!!!
I know of someone who is using the Amsoil 10w40 here along with a few others and their engines are liking it! The Amsoil 5w40 and 10w40 are good oils.

I would do a basic rebuild for your motor.

Or, like Scotty said, get a brand new 2.0 shortblock from Subaru and then just have your heads rebuilt to freshen them up (keep stock cams). Get a full head gasket kit and a new timing kit with the tensioner, other pulleys, water pump and T belt. I would also get a new oil pan and pickup tube just to be safe. Have your turbo checked because of all the metal that got in the oil and pumped through the system. Get a new oil cooler as well (this one is important).

Then, try and sell the good parts from your old motor to make back some money as the block, pistons and 3 rods are good. Keep your cam pulleys though obviously...

If you have any other questions make sure to ask
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I love AMSOIL, I would bet on that full synthetic anyday!!!
so yer sheeple like all the rest...payin too much for something that does ya no real good

just like all these idiots buyin subarus and wastin their time, effort, and energy.....on the wrong platform

well.....its blowed up.....any bets on how long it will last after its rebuilt????
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so yer sheeple like all the rest...payin too much for something that does ya no real good

just like all these idiots buyin subarus and wastin their time, effort, and energy.....on the wrong platform

well.....its blowed up.....any bets on how long it will last after its rebuilt????
A lot longer if he gets a brand new shortblock and has some knowledgeable people help him put it together along with using the right oil for break in and after break in...

Proper advice goes much longer than just an opinion
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sorry....i get a lil jaded after seein this so many times, here
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I have found a used and complete running motor with carfax documented mileage (63k)...I may just go that route depending on what it really ends up costing me. I CANNOT WAIT to do a build on this subi, this car is really fun stock...
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sorry....i get a lil jaded after seein this so many times, here
I see it to... I know someone here who can't wrap their mind around why subaru's recommendation of the 5w30 is not good even after going into a bunch of stuff...

Any way, when someone like the OP sounds like someone who will listen, giving simple but helpful advice is just easier
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I have found a used and complete running motor with carfax documented mileage (63k)...I may just go that route depending on what it really ends up costing me. I CANNOT WAIT to do a build on this subi, this car is really fun stock...
That could possibly work for you Just make sure to get as much info as you can about its past life like maintenance records if possible. Then, if it checks out, have a knowledgeable subaru owner or a few help you install it while listening to what else they might recommend you to replace before turning the key Also, asking questions here will also be very helpful.
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I have found a used and complete running motor with carfax documented mileage (63k)...I may just go that route depending on what it really ends up costing me. I CANNOT WAIT to do a build on this subi, this car is really fun stock...

oh boi

ok....if ya think ya gonna make more than ~300whp....you WILL need a built trans or a 6mt
think no less than $4k if you do ALL the work yourself

and the usdm 2.0 isnt great unless and until you realize that it is open deck and the heads suck



im thinking wrong platform once again...NOT worth the $$,$$$ you will spend
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What about the JDM???

I know I don't have avcs or whatever it is, how much would I have to invest to make that work in my USDM car???? I am guessing harness and ecu, but would that even come close to passing smog in CA????
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oh boi

ok....if ya think ya gonna make more than ~300whp....you WILL need a built trans or a 6mt
think no less than $4k if you do ALL the work yourself

and the usdm 2.0 isnt great unless and until you realize that it is open deck and the heads suck



im thinking wrong platform once again...NOT worth the $$,$$$ you will spend
Have you owned/built one??
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Have you owned/built one??


oh man......you aint been here long enough......that's for sure


man......i can close my eyes and see all the $$,$$$ you are gonna spend and on what and the look on your face a year or so from now when you realize that it has all been a total waste of all involved


buy the cheap motor....get the car running and cleaned up and ready to sell

and get ready to sell the wrx and buy something else

oh...and there are a LOT of guys who have spent $$$,$$$ and never got the car to run 10's at the 1/4 mile and handle so poorly that they are dangerous to drive

and YES...i really DO know what im talking about
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What about the JDM???

I know I don't have avcs or whatever it is, how much would I have to invest to make that work in my USDM car???? I am guessing harness and ecu, but would that even come close to passing smog in CA????

cali car???

smog????

well...there ya go...**** gas and smog

sell the wrx......quick
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