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Old 10-31-2010, 08:12 PM   #13
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Location: Burlington, NC
04 STi RIP, 04 FXT
Stg 3, 02 SRP WRX 37k


what happened to the pics in this thread?

my old engine is out of the car.... i took the timing belt off first, then tried to remove the cams as you would any other engine..... kind of goes without saying that its not what im used to at all, and i had a lot of trouble. i am currently at a stopping point as a tried to use the hex head socket, a huge breaker bar, the old timing belt and vice grips method... and all that came out of it was broken tools and stripped bolts.

i guess that leaves me with drilling as an option. 3 of my cams spin freely until the lobes hit the valves, my drivers side intake cam is stuck in place so the valves are open. the cam lobes are on the valves closest to the radiator (dont know the cylinder #)... what do i need to do here? i tried to pull the cam caps/cams/and timing cover off at the same time from the drivers side since the 4 cam cap bolts are exposed on that side of the engine without removing the cover, but something was in a bind and it wouldnt come off all together. i dont know if the cam was putting tension on everything and keeping it from being removed or what, but i didnt want to risk breaking the cam so i put everything back how it was.

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Last edited by WRX_FTW; 10-31-2010 at 08:37 PM.
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