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Old 11-15-2004, 01:21 PM   #1
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hello all,

im not a subaru guy (sorry i stick to BMW's Motorsport Division) but today this guy with a boosted 2.5 RS came to me and was asking about a motor rebuild because he smoked the rings on one or more of the pistons...i have done several motor rebuilds but never a subaru....saying that im not sure were to get parts, costs of the job or other information he was asking....

so im asking for some help...

about how much for all the parts? gaskets, pistons, bla bla bla....
any special tools?
real problem areas?
where can i get these parts?
the guy is boosting the RS motor so should i get lower compression pistons? (not sure what the boost psi number is but its got a garret T4 turbo...or thats what he said he had)

more questions later...thanks a bunch
kevin
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Old 11-15-2004, 04:32 PM   #2
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tell him itd be cheaper for him to get a new block
then go buy an ej257 block, have the coolant channel machined, welded then charge him 3gs
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:40 AM   #3
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If you have never worked on Subaru motors before and don't plan on doing too many in the future, I would avoid re-building the motor. They are kinda strange and unlike anything else out there. You need a few special tools that aren't readily available and some reference material you might not be able to get your hands on. I would try and sell the kid on the idea of a new short block (either a 2.0 WRX motor or a 2.5 STi motor). They are very in-expensive especially when it comes down to paying a shop $80 an hour to build one, and will be much more reliable in the long run. Last I checked a brand new STi short block in shrink wrap from subaru was like $1200.
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Old 11-16-2004, 02:26 AM   #4
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theyre around 1700 now
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Old 11-16-2004, 08:49 AM   #5
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I just called subaru yesterday. a new WRX 2.0L shortblock is $857 new. ($856 and change)
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Old 11-18-2004, 04:44 PM   #6
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yeah i recommend that if yur not familiar with taking a subaru engine down to the crank that u go with a short block. internals are gona be expensive and disassembling it will be a pain in the butt. nothing's really normal about it, i mean u hafta pull block plugs and then remove wrist pins to get the blocks apart, leaving the pistons in the blocks and rods on the crank. its wierd. if yur looking for a short block u can check the vendors for sale forums on here. there are usually decent deals on there. if its gona stay N/A then i'd say look for a stock block, if yur customer wants to go turbo then there are more options but its gona require lotsa homework. good luck dude.
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Old 11-18-2004, 04:52 PM   #7
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well hes got a 2.5 not a 2.0
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