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Old 05-01-2013, 01:47 AM   #1
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Location: Daytona Beach, FL
2002 Impreza WRX

Default Grassroots Motorsports bugeye WRX wagon project

Greetings. I've been lurking here for information and looking for a new set of EJ205 heads, but I thought I'd take a moment to formally say hello and why I'm here.

I work at Grassroots Motorsports magazine, and we've got a project WRX with 200,000 miles. Of course, we upped the boost, oil-starved it on track and nuked the engine. As I've disassembled the thing, I kept finding bad and worse news.

Crank bearings chipping away.
Rod bearings spun, and hammered hard with detonation.
A split turbo inlet hose (probably causing a lean condition leading to said detonation).
Burned and cracked valves.
Cracked heads, some completely from exhaust port to spark plug.
Best of all: Bent crankshaft.

So, the only thing salvageable here is the bare block (and the rods, but we're using new anyway, because duh), but even the block needs an overbore because the cylinder bores are worn out of round.

Anyway, you guys can follow along the build process and see its history here:

But all the really detailed updates will go in the magazine.

Anyway, just dropping a hello. If any of you have good leads on a bare head without cracks, let me know. I'm on the market.

Grassroots Motorsports
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