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Old 11-13-2016, 04:52 PM   #9
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Jim Chunk, PA
04 STi


Quick Update Time!

Underneath the car work is almost complete for now, as per the IWSTI engine removal how-to.

Motor mount nuts and washers removed with 14 MM socket and breaker bar

Lower transmission bellhousing bolts and nuts were a little bit of a challenge. With a 14mm socket, breaker bar, extension, and swivel extension, I was able to get off all the nuts and bolts. Some how-tos recommend using a racheting box wrench, but I wasn't able to get the end of the wrench on the bolts solidly. The nut closest to the steering input shaft (driver's side, lower nut) was the most difficult. Had to pick up a six point socket so as not to round it off. With a little bit of patience, I heard the satisfying crack of the nut coming loose.

Oil also drained:

Up next weekend, I plan on draining the radiator. Probably will pick up some vinyl tubing to attach to the drain valve so the coolant doesn't splash everywhere. After that, according to the IWSTI how-to, I can start tackling a lot of the top of the motor stuff.
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