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Old 07-17-2016, 12:11 AM   #1
blaze15301
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Hello everyone first time subi owner. I have always wanted one but never pulled the trigger. i come from a long history of Chevy guys. i grew up building small blocks and big blocks. I decided to pull the trigger on getting a Subaru.

I bought a nice 03 wrx. thursday and blew the motor up today. I have never worked on a subi before so this should be fun.

If any of you guys in the pittsburgh area are free and wanna help a guy out that would be great. I have a terrible rod knock. I cant find a crank or any kits for this car. I think from what ive read i have a jd205. I will be calling moore performance on monday to see if i can get some info.
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Old 07-17-2016, 12:20 AM   #2
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moore performance is a great shop - they'll give sound advice and take good care of you. Ive been there in person and had them do some work for me in the past.
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Old 07-17-2016, 07:41 PM   #3
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Good luck lots of helpful info here
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:10 PM   #4
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it would be a better idea to swap to an ej207 or 257
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:14 AM   #5
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Welcome to Subaru. I have had nothing but good luck with them, but you never know. Good luck.
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:53 AM   #6
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Im in washington pa. Give me a shout if you need help. I have 2 ej257's in the basement. One's got alot of forged internals, only 1100 miles on it. Pulled the motor due to a scratch in the cylinder wall. Got tons of other parts and have now built 2 of these myself. Built plenty of motors in the past but like you, I'm relatively new to subaru.
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:05 PM   #7
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I bought a nice 03 wrx. thursday and blew the motor up today. I have never worked on a subi before so this should be fun.
So what exactly happened to a motor that's ran for 13 years?

Did you decide to see how it handles 8500 rpms?
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:25 PM   #8
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Ej207 > all
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:12 AM   #9
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How the, how did you do that? It must have been pinging off it's heads literally
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:49 PM   #10
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Well. That's fked up.

Was it your fault? Or do you think the previous owner just unloaded a problem onto you?
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:32 PM   #11
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The guys at Moore performance know their stuff, save some money in the long run and let them fix it up for you. Building an EJ engine is a good bit more complicated than a SBC.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:41 PM   #12
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i just rememebred about this post.

for anyone who is wondering. here is what happen.

I bought the car moore performance assembled a motor for the previous. when they fired it up the oil light came on. they told the guy and he said it was fine. well 3k miles later the rod bearing went. I tore the motor down and now am in the process of putt a jdm bottom end in the car. ive had to tear both heads down due to leaking valves the motor is in the car now so maybe this week ill get to hear it run.

ps. the previous owner knew about it. didnt tell me and just unloaded onto me. i never even go to drive the car on the high way yet.
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:03 AM   #13
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i just rememebred about this post.

for anyone who is wondering. here is what happen.

I bought the car moore performance assembled a motor for the previous. when they fired it up the oil light came on. they told the guy and he said it was fine. well 3k miles later the rod bearing went. I tore the motor down and now am in the process of putt a jdm bottom end in the car. ive had to tear both heads down due to leaking valves the motor is in the car now so maybe this week ill get to hear it run.

ps. the previous owner knew about it. didnt tell me and just unloaded onto me. i never even go to drive the car on the high way yet.
What an *******! I would take the previous owner for a long ride off a short pier and jump out before it went over the edge
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:25 PM   #14
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ls1...
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:23 PM   #15
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