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Old 07-16-2003, 10:03 PM   #1
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I am looking to purchase or rent or some how get my hands on the subaru DOHC valve adjustment tool. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:04 AM   #2
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Old 07-17-2003, 05:06 AM   #3
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Ouch, that is one tough tool to get a hold of. And DAMNED hard to find a replacement for. Honestly, I have no idea... I've tried our local dealership, they're normally very very good at stuff like that, but they can't even get their hands on them, it seems.
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Old 07-17-2003, 08:29 AM   #4
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Man I'm really in a bind with this one. When I dropped my heads off to be O-Ringed all the valves buckets with shims were in the heads. When I received the heads back they were all in a box. So that left me with 16X16 combinations. Needless to say I need the tool. If you have the tool can I rent it from you? I will pay shipping and some money to you ect? HELP people I can't run my car.
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Old 07-17-2003, 02:26 PM   #5
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I don't have it... I actually was in very good with my parts dept. manager here and borrowed it from him when I needed it. They had never even opened the baggie it came in.
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Old 07-17-2003, 03:42 PM   #6
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Most service departments have really strict policies about loaning their tools out, unfortunately.

You might want to try Trey Cobb. I know he had to initially source the T45+ torx bit needed for the heads from some oddball place.

Oh yeah, and if you come across the Subaru axle puller, that might be a handy one too

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Old 07-18-2003, 11:18 AM   #7
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Your probably better off having a valve job done now. The stems will set up higher and the shop can grind the tops down to fit the shims. Shame on someone for not documenting while tearing apart . Cost me $150.00 for the valve job on my DOHC heads.
Good luck on finding that funky tool. I tried a while back. Probably cost $100.00.
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Old 07-18-2003, 05:54 PM   #8
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Okay well I did find the tool and the purchase price is 250 so that hurts the wallet for a one time use tool. I was able to do one side of the engine with the engine out all to proper tollarnces by taking in and out the cams. I am going to try and attempt this on monday working in limited space with the engine in the bay. I might try jacking up the engine in the engine bay to give myself more room to work as was recommended by a tec. How did you find a place that was only 150? Every place I have called is about 500 dollars. This I don't understand since I know what's involved. I have called independents and dealerships. Thanks for the input.
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Old 07-21-2003, 05:03 PM   #9
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Guess you can rent the tool out to those who need it to make some of your money back.
I called the shop that did my heads today to make sure I was'nt full of it. $150 covered the valve job, check tolerances, and resurface. I know what you mean by being alot invovled because I checked all the specs on everything before I took them. Go figure, just some good Ol' Boys here in Kansas I guess. I'll e-mail the name and # to ya so you can check for yourself. I guess I should'nt pimp them out much until I get the motor together and do some test.
They did get the cam to shim spec to within .0005 or so and the three angle valve job looks good.

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Old 07-21-2003, 08:28 PM   #10
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Todnar, PM me, I need to have my heads o-ringed and am looking for a shop to do it, since I'm KC pretty much every other weekend. Then it would be convenient for me to just take them up there to them.

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Old 11-13-2003, 12:01 PM   #11
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yebokmj, can you send me the info on where you found that tool I have been looking online for days with no luck.
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