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Old 07-07-2009, 06:30 PM   #5
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
2004 WRB WRX Wagon
2.5 Hybrid STI Conversion


Originally Posted by Baly View Post
Sorry to hear this.

Uprated head bolts and a replacement Modine as i wouldn't re-use the contaminated modine again.

Oil Pump is an interesting one as i would have thought if your valvetrain had been upgraded the pump would have been done to, to take benefit of the higher rev limit which is obtainable on the uprated valvetrain.
We discussed going with an uprated pump, I will most likely do it this time, but from what we can tell, the bearing would have failed either way. I guess the lesson learned here is "measure twice, built once". I am kicking myself for not having all the clearances and tolerances checked before hand. Just goes to show, even professionally pre-assembled engines fail.
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