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Old 08-20-2019, 12:27 AM   #26
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Overall everything appeared to be in good condition but the guides were all worn out (even moreso on the passenger side).


Upper guide






New “special” bolts again


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Old 08-20-2019, 12:28 AM   #27
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The culprit that started this whole mess






Bolted in and torqued to spec


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Old 08-20-2019, 12:28 AM   #28
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The center guide was the one that looked the worst to me. It showed signs where the chain was “jumping” around. Notice the various angles it shows






Bolt it in with the new special bolts and measure the clearance


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Old 08-20-2019, 12:29 AM   #29
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Make sure to pet your helper and then pull the pins!


The old bolts


The old parts


Previously mentioned exhaust cam now with a correctly seated



Basically you’re now done. Bolt everything back together. I kept going with some other routine maintenance stuff.


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Old 08-20-2019, 12:30 AM   #30
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Driver side front is shown on the bottom left


Valve cover gaskets


Some new bolts since I broke others. I can’t believe how badly these stupid 10 mm bolts were stuck in there.




New spark tubes. I deviated from OEM on this one but I’m perfectly fine with Denso
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:30 AM   #31
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Don’t forget your springs




Clean up the cover and bolt it in




Reconnect the various bits and bobs
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:31 AM   #32
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Now clean up the exhaust manifold flange surfaces




This really sucked:




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Old 08-20-2019, 12:31 AM   #33
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Install new dog bone mount


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Old 08-20-2019, 12:32 AM   #34
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I cleaned out the throttle body while the airbox was out. Ignore the typo on the can (it should say Subaru).


Front face final touch up and new bolts. It turns out I had all of them which was nice






Notice the flange mating surface is nice and clean
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:33 AM   #35
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Since the sealant dries and it’s a large piece I had my wife handing me the bolts as I put them on. There are only 3 sizes (plus one that has a washer – see the foreground). I just yelled “30”…then tightened it up. Then I yelled “45”….and tightened it up. Repeat until all million bolts are in. They are torqued to a super low spec.



If you’re curious how far your dipstick dips. I know I was





Sealant applied. Don’t forget the middle holes
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:33 AM   #36
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All bolted in


I bought a new crank bolt since I’ve had bad experiences in the past. I didn’t want to chance it on this one and it was relatively cheap






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Old 08-20-2019, 12:34 AM   #37
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New crank pulley seal


I seriously doubt these straps were doing anything anymore






New belt which I later had to take off. Turns out my tensioner had failed even though it was replaced 70k kms ago.
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:34 AM   #38
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New thermostat, oil cooler hoses (only ones I could see on parts diagram that was up), and radiator hoses.






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Old 08-20-2019, 12:35 AM   #39
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Love the Subaru emblem




New filter because why not


New radiator cap
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:35 AM   #40
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And that’s basically it. Fill it with coolant. Fill it with oil and start cranking the engine.

In this first video I pulled the fuel pump fuse and cranked it 3 times to build oil pressure and to lubricate the chain.
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In this second video is the actual first of the car. 2 weekends worth of work and sweet success!
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Notice in the video above that the valve tick is all but gone! I’m really happy I didn’t re-shim them. Then I noticed that the accessory belt tensioner **** the bed. Notice it jiggling when the AC loads and unloads it. Dang it…..this set me back a weekend since I had to wait for parts to come in (I wanted OEM).
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Oh well, what can ya do. Onto the brakes which were the actual problem!
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:38 AM   #41
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And that’s basically it. Fill it with coolant. Fill it with oil and start cranking the engine.

In this first video I pulled the fuel pump fuse and cranked it 3 times to build oil pressure and to lubricate the chain.

In this second video is the actual first of the car. 2 weekends worth of work and sweet success!

Notice in the video above that the valve tick is all but gone! I’m really happy I didn’t re-shim them. Then I noticed that the accessory belt tensioner **** the bed. Notice it jiggling when the AC loads and unloads it. Dang it…..this set me back a weekend since I had to wait for parts to come in (I wanted OEM).


Oh well, what can ya do. Onto the brakes which were the actual problem!
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:39 AM   #42
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Before starting any dirty work we polished up the headlights since they were hazy. It turned out nice.

1000 grit (not the potatoes)


3000 grit


Polishing paste


Final coating


Note the driver side IS NOT dirty. I actually just cleaned it in the picture. It’s just the polishing difference
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:40 AM   #43
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Did the rears too. Before




And after




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Old 08-20-2019, 12:40 AM   #44
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Start with the brakes. The driver side was seized good










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Old 08-20-2019, 12:41 AM   #45
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I did the wheel bearing too since I didn’t know if the heat boiled any grease away


New parts


Disassemble struts


Super sketchy




All done
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:41 AM   #46
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I greased up the upper side since the spring was catching on the rubber


Bottom is seated in nicely
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:42 AM   #47
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Note I replaced the upper mount since my rubbers were rock hard. Here is a video of me just crunching them away. I suspect these were a part of my noise problem from the front of the car.


The boy





The girl


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Old 08-20-2019, 12:43 AM   #48
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I am shocked the brake line came apart without stripping







Super easy to torque the struts without the caliper in the way


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Old 08-20-2019, 12:43 AM   #49
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Greased up the ball joint while I was in there


This side was good but the other side was ripped. Tie rods are cheap enough


New wheel bearing




Clean up and lube up the axle and hub side. These things like to rust together solid
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New tie rods


New calipers


Looking fresh


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