Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday July 31, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Subaru Conversions

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-03-2003, 06:19 PM   #1
wRxbeater11
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 12682
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Middle East, Asia
Default Pulling out my stock motor need advice

well I might be pulling my motor at my house and i do have a few guys that owns Hondas that have done a lot of swaps but b4 we go ahead and pull mine we all need to know as much info possible. if there anything help full that i should know about? example does the tranny come out too? do u pull the motor out of lift the car up and drop it out? how long would this job take? ect please let me know. thanks
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
wRxbeater11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2003, 06:32 PM   #2
Kha0S
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 8808
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Grantham, NH
Vehicle:
2011 WRX (DGM 5D)
2002 WRX/2003 SVTF

Default

I'd highly reccomend that you get your hands on a copy of the factory service manuals for the car... you can buy them from most vendors that sell lots of parts ( www.subaruwrxparts.com , www.subaruparts.com, etc.)

Also, pick up the Haynes manual for the Legacy... about 90% of it is the same, and it has some tool reccomendations instead of using Subaru's "special tool" stuff.

/Andrew
Kha0S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2003, 04:16 PM   #3
stimpy
Homicidal Maniac
Moderator
 
Member#: 1612
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Austin, TX
Vehicle:
2008 STI

Default

I hate Haynes with a passion. I actually threw my Haynes Legacy manual away. FSM's are what repair manuals should be.

Let me field a few of these questions. The engine will not come out underneath the car unless you remove the crossmember. Don't know if it would work even then as I have not heard of anybody actually doing that. You will want to either protect or remove your radiator so you don't stuff the block through it. The FSM says to drain A/C system and power steering system as well, but I haven't heard specifically about the A/C. Tranny stays in the car and the engine will pull away from it and then out. Undo a plethora of wires, bolts, etc, and then yoink the engine out from the top.

Time all depends on your experience. The guys in Oregon are doing entire swaps in a weekend. I'm figuring about a week for the physical swap of my engine.

8Complex is probably one of the best guys to ask. He pulls his motor to change a clutch

-Jon
stimpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2003, 05:48 PM   #4
Jaxx
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 177
Join Date: Aug 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Boise,Idaho,USA
Vehicle:
The 93 Imp W/EJ20K
flat black

Default

get the service manual ..

more importantly than how to take it out it gives things like torque specs on how to put it back in ...
Jaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2003, 06:03 PM   #5
SCOOBER
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 223
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Ohio
Vehicle:
1999 Impreza 2.5RS-T
Aspen White

Default

I pulled mine out with the tranny attached....and it was pretty simple to do. You may want to have someone around with a similar car to look at when hooking stuff back up (don't ask why I suggest this ). We put the tranny back in before the motor and then regreted doing so for the 4 hours it took to get the tranny and motor to go together. If you can pull it as one and then put it back together as one, it will save you a ton of time. We actually got to the point where pulling the tranny back out was close to happening. I think we are doing a motor swap in mine soon to a lower mileage engine (I have 105,000) and plan on taking 2 days to do this. The radiator thing is most important during this, as you can do alot of damage to it by leaving it in the car. Anyway, it's not hard, just make sure you have the hoist chains secured (again....don't ask why I know this) and be patient!!

Doug
SCOOBER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2003, 10:07 PM   #6
wRxbeater11
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 12682
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Middle East, Asia
Default

thanks for the info guys =]
wRxbeater11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2003, 10:36 PM   #7
ciper
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 15543
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: san francisco, ca
Vehicle:
90BJ Legacy LS ABS
AWD 946 Rio Red Jpn built

Default

Why are you pulling the motor out in the first place?
ciper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2003, 10:37 PM   #8
wRxbeater11
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 12682
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Middle East, Asia
Default

cylinder 4 is dead =[
wRxbeater11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2003, 05:50 AM   #9
AWJunkies
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 32934
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Dallas
Vehicle:
99 2.5RS JDM WRX
silver

Default

i have lots of info for you and if you would like aim me at volcomite10 and i will share it all (what tools you will need etc..). where are you located first of all and what motor you planning on putting in. it took me 16 hours full drop both engines in out kinda thing. with no power tools and car lifted 21 inches. aim me for more info or e-mail me at adam@awjunkies.com.
AWJunkies is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
will lower octane blow my motor? need advice toyo764 Factory 2.5L Turbo Powertrain 19 12-15-2009 09:14 AM
I am maxing out MAS with my FP Red, need advice TurboQueef Built Motor Discussion 29 07-30-2008 11:13 PM
How to pull out 04 WRX motor? CRaZYWHiTEBoYoo Subaru Conversions 8 03-09-2008 12:08 AM
Need help to pull out the stock headlight! twlai Electrical & Lighting 2 12-27-2003 01:19 PM
My car pulled out this codes!! (really need help) Santo Domingo 2.5 RS Normally Aspirated Powertrain 14 10-09-2001 06:40 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.