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Old 07-19-2003, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default oil return line hitting engine mounts???(please help)

ok so today i finally got my oil pan on(Ludespeed kit), took off one of my engine mounts to finally get it on easier. the problem was that before i took one of the mounts off, it seemed like the pan wouldnt go on because the oil return line wouldnt clear the engine mounts, like it was too tight. i will try and reinstall and see for sure but it didnt seem like it was gonna work, i thought "well maybe if i heat it up and move it over it will fit" but then i looked and if i do that it will get in the way of the header so then i cant put it on, and i obviously need that. did anyone else run into this problem at all or can anyone offer some tips? i would greatly appreciate it.

also this is being done on my 2001 legacy so maybe that is the diff but it is the 2.5L so i would think the setup would be the same but i am probably wrong. thanks again.

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edit: also when i was looking at how to install the STi mounts i have( i am unsure if even those will work on my legacy, but they should) the RS mounts are different than mine, so maybe that is the problem, i should probably ask Tom since its his oil pan cause it was designed on the RS.
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Old 07-19-2003, 11:55 PM   #2
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Everything fit perfectly on my RS

i know it does on a 2000 as well.

so it must be the legacy.

but i am sure it's not something a bit of fabrication can't fix.

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Old 07-20-2003, 01:14 AM   #3
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It's the same whether it be RS or Legacy. For some reason I kept running into that problem as well... my returns touched my pass. side mount as well. I did get it solved on that pan (bent it outwards ever so slightly), but since then I've just gotten a new pan and made a new return altogether.

To defend Tom, it fit great on my test motor, but interfered on mine... no idea why. *shrug*
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Old 07-20-2003, 08:48 PM   #4
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thanks for the help guys, like i was saying i would like to just bend it out but it looks like it is already in the way of the headers so i dont know how those will go back on. but we will see, i am going to try and install the STi mounts tomorrow and i will let you know how it goes.

also if i remove the pitch stop mount will i be able to jack the motor higher? i am concerned about jacking it too high and hurting my auto tranny though, i dont want to put too much torque on it.

thanks again.

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Yes, take the bolt out of the pitch stop, and also back the nuts off of the trans mount studs (if there are some in autos... not sure).

The headers will fit there, you just have to kinda start that one side first and angle the other side down onto the studs. Hard to explain, easy once you get under there.
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I grinded my header flange a little bit (1/4") to give iut more clearance with the header. It is a tighter fit, but it is should only take a few sparks of the angle grinder.

BTW, i have always wanted to do a Turbo Legacy GT, but i guess you beat me to it....

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