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Old 06-08-2019, 02:52 PM   #126
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Damn a few weeks?
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:00 PM   #127
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damn man, just read through all the pages, damn man you just cant cut a break. You take every precaution and no short cuts...and **** still happens. don't give up man, i know the labor sucks but it'll be worth it.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:25 PM   #128
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Damn a few weeks?
I guess it goes back in line with all their other engine work. I seriously hope that I get some sort of special treatment in terms of getting bumped to the front of the line since Iíve already waited 5+ months for the longblock to be assembled.

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damn man, just read through all the pages, damn man you just cant cut a break. You take every precaution and no short cuts...and **** still happens. don't give up man, i know the labor sucks but it'll be worth it.
Thanks man, just feeling a bit defeated. Still havenít made any final decision on what Im going to do
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:27 PM   #129
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I guess it goes back in line with all their other engine work. I seriously hope that I get some sort of special treatment in terms of getting bumped to the front of the line since Iíve already waited 5+ months for the longblock to be assembled.
I'd be fighting like hell to get that expedited. Good luck....
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:51 AM   #130
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I'd be fighting like hell to get that expedited. Good luck....
Thanks, I'll be pushing to get this process expedited for sure. I'll keep the thread updated with any news that I get.
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:41 AM   #131
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Nothing to report about the motor but I did receive the Autopower race roll bar, whiteline 24mm rsb and soul function trunk kit. Looking at those boxes sitting in my garage is like a kick in the pants after basically losing the last 7 months with no end in sight.

The soul function kit seems to be very good quality and was very well packaged, I'll take some pictures of it once I get some more motivation to touch subaru parts.
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Old 06-22-2019, 03:44 PM   #132
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Preliminary report is that I have two warped ringlands due to heat, Iíll know more Monday. IAG is covering everything so I definitely give them props for that but I could have saved a ton of money building my heads if this was diagnosed properly in the first place so Iím a little salty about that but whats done is done and now Iíll have a fully built motor minus cams and sleeves/closed deck.

My wife has convinced me to keep it since Iíve spent so much time and money getting it together so Iíll be racing the hell out of it as long as it will let me.
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:56 PM   #133
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Sucks to hear.

Tempted to pop a complete JDM motor in it and move on to something that doesn't take two years and counting to get on the road?

I've about a quarter of the time you do trying to get the car on the road and healthy and I'm about done with it.
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:56 PM   #134
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Sucks to hear.

Tempted to pop a complete JDM motor in it and move on to something that doesn't take two years and counting to get on the road?

I've about a quarter of the time you do trying to get the car on the road and healthy and I'm about done with it.
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Old Yesterday, 04:14 PM   #135
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Sucks to hear.

Tempted to pop a complete JDM motor in it and move on to something that doesn't take two years and counting to get on the road?

I've about a quarter of the time you do trying to get the car on the road and healthy and I'm about done with it.
Ive been very tempted, I was shopping Porsche Cayman S and R32 GTRs until I got word on this. If I have even the slightest mechanical hiccup related to the motor it WILL be sold and Ill be buying something that wonít leave me off the track for an entire year. I knew the Subaru reputation heading into this but figured it was just sensationalized forum garbage but Iíve completely lost my patience, time isnít something I can get back.
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Old Yesterday, 05:34 PM   #136
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Preliminary report is that I have two warped ringlands due to heat.....
So that's what they thought was floating valves?
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Old Yesterday, 07:19 PM   #137
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So that's what they thought was floating valves?
Apparently but Iím supposed to hear back on their final conclusion tonight or tomorrow. They are owning it and covering everything so that is a positive but I do expect it to be completed like yesterday so I can get back on the track.
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Old Today, 11:15 AM   #138
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As promised, here are the pics of the Soul Function trunk kit and Autopower race roll bar. I'll be welding some very large/thick backing plates under the car for the roll bar to bolt to so I don't have to worry about the thin sheetmetal giving way in the event of a roll over.

I'll also be PCing the soul function bars as the teal is not my cup of tea. I don't know if I want to try and match the Cusco blue or if I want to match the wrinkle red in my engine bay....




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Old Today, 02:28 PM   #139
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I bet you're car is going to handle very well.
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Old Today, 03:26 PM   #140
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I bet you're car is going to handle very well.
At the very least I should have very little chassis flex but I really need to rebuild/revalve/respring the 441s to get the most out of it
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