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Old 04-24-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy Will 2011 sti heads work with a 04 forester XT?

I have a 04 Forester XT , I spun a bearing and smoked pretty much everything. I bought brand new 2011 Sti heads from subaru , and set of used 04-07 Sti cams . The new heads come empty, so just the castings. I am using my stock valvetrain from the Forester .

My motor is almost ready to be assembled and I found out the the 2011 Sti's have dual avcs, I had no idea. Will I be able to use these heads ??

Today I brought my stock heads to the machine shop and compared them side by side . It appears that I just have a couple egr ports, a oil port and a bunch of holes that are on what just a flat plate on my heads.


Does anyone know if I can just block all this stuff and still use the heads? A local shop said I can drop of the heads and he can make me some block off plates out of aluminum.

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Send them back, and purchase heads for your car.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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Why did you buy 2011 STI heads in the first place?
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:12 AM   #4
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There was miss communication between myself and the shop I orders them threw. I said 2011 for the nitrated crank and they thought I wanted 2011 for the heads also. When they said 2011 heads I assumed they new they would work for my car as they had my car make/model , vin # and I didn't ask any questions.

Unfortunately the heads are already machined , my valves cut and the.heads a fully assembled . So I can't return them to subaru . Definitely wish I.found this out before the.head work was already done.

Anyone know of a reason why blocking all the extra ports won't work ? Clearly it's not ideal but neither is trying to sell these heads.

Thanks again.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:30 PM   #5
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Default 2011 STi heads on 04 Forester

See if you can trade them. Plugging unused ports will not cut it.
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