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Old 03-26-2019, 10:06 PM   #76
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Purple power and and a psi washer, working wonders.
Holy crap that looks nice! It’s safe to spray the engine down like that? Haven’t listened to your new vid yet.
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Old 03-27-2019, 06:47 AM   #77
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Holy crap that looks nice! It’s safe to spray the engine down like that? Haven’t listened to your new vid yet.
Appreciate that man. I couldn't take the dirt as you can see. I believe it is safe; I don't go crazy and blast everything though. For me, shooting the TMIC & ALT is a no no; everything else is fair game. I use an air blower on the surroundings, then apply some aerosol sheen massaged in with a shop towel. Don't worry, last vid is nothing special, I'm just paranoid, I hope.

Update time.
As the Lord see's fit; the sale of my road race B18C engine happened late last week. Using those funds I picked up a "spare" swap. It's a 2005 STI E&T w/ 103K miles. I'll be doing the basic maintenance package: seals, gaskets, T belt, t-stat, water pump, clutch, KB oil pick up, PCV, and spark plugs. I'll use this setup to take my BAR test as well, saves me the headache of removing and re-installing parts later on.



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Old 03-28-2019, 01:45 PM   #78
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Cleaned up the headlights yesterday. Nothing special, but for $7 and less than 20min, results are good IMO.








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Old 03-30-2019, 10:15 PM   #79
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They look really cloudy still.
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Old 03-30-2019, 10:26 PM   #80
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They look really cloudy still.
Agree. You need some finer sand paper, water and then two part clear coat that will stay on.

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Old 03-31-2019, 03:26 AM   #81
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LOL thanks guys, the lense has yellowing from the inside.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:55 AM   #82
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Nothing grand, separated the engine & trans as we prep. for maintenance.





it appears the previous user was a clutch rider, clutch kit seems fairly new. I was surprised to see the disc in such poor shape.


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Old 04-03-2019, 01:54 AM   #83
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The parts pile begins again, the gift and the curse. I'll be using this downloaded manual to attempt my first timing belt on an EJ.

http://www.wrxinfo.com/service_manua...e%20Manual.zip

Learned on my last engine what happens to an old PCV, so this was a must buy IMO. The rest, just some update bling.



GMB + AISIN



figured all those timing components could use some company (ba dum shhh)



Random night pic. Drove it a few miles Monday.
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Old 04-05-2019, 03:05 AM   #84
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Began tearing down the new to me EJ. Compression test #'s are very good at 135. Leakdown w/in 5%. I was ecstatic about that. First go round gauge "skipped a beat," so we swapped places.








Not so excited about all the leaks, but it comes with the turf. I spy some leaky valve seals.










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Old 04-05-2019, 03:09 AM   #85
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Given the amount of leaks, as a precaution, I'm very open to pulling the heads off and getting some new gaskets and ARP studs. If i'm going to pop a cherry may as well go all the way. This will be nothing more than a street daily engine for me; Please LMK your thoughts....?







If time permits I'll pull the oil pump tomorrow, disassemble it and inspect the gear(s).
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Old 04-06-2019, 03:29 AM   #86
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More engine teardown, I figured at this point I may as well do the gaskets. Please excuse the mess, it's FriYAY!





both head & cam journals look great, more pics of all that later in the build. not sure why I didn't snap the LH side.







Cylinders look good, X-Hatch is good. No crazy carbon build up, so the block will surely be left alone.







If anyone has a VVT solenoid for the RH head, I'd like to buy it. Please LMK
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Old 04-06-2019, 03:30 AM   #87
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Oil pump has minor wear hard to see but can be felt with the finger nail. There is also light scoring on housing and rear cover of its housing. At this rate of "diving off the deep end," I'm just going to replace that as well.






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Old 04-10-2019, 04:17 AM   #88
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Labor and more parts update.

I wanted to shop small last week. I normally call it black friday; if I make an online purchase on a friday, I'd support a black owned business. This particular friday, I stumbled upon a young man named "Reid," throwing a wrench in my plans with these caps. Exquisite, simple and clean. Logically or absent of, I did the next best thing, I ordered them in black....hehe




Personal must haves.



Onto the cleaning; Masked up the short block; using some new to me wd40 degreaser and got rid of as much grime as possible. Using a soft wire brush I'd go onto using the pair to prep the deck for the new HG.






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Old 04-11-2019, 12:54 AM   #89
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More parts arriving, more parts on order. Big s/o to the guys over at MAP. Although there are a lot of drop ships happening, they are handling it with speed.

Killer B - The holy grail of Subarus.



On the fence about this, Turbo blanket won out in the battle of heat shield vs wrap.



Giving this a shot.



and another Tomei belt guide.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:12 AM   #90
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Forgot about these, I picked them up off of another subaru owner this past weekend. 18x10 +22. Dropped them off today at my buddy Chris's place for a make over.



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Old 04-13-2019, 02:57 AM   #91
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I try to post updates as I receive them but it's not always possible, i blame my chronological order disorder, . To cap this week, here's what I didn't log daily.

cleaned up my VC's: B&A









more thermal gaskets arrived - In regards to these, does anyone recommend a paper gasket for sealing? normally, I'd just install them as is on I4's but I'm curious to know the pros and cons., if subaru differs.



Oil pump and a pair of i-vtec solenoids arrived.



I stripped down the IM thursday of it's accessories. TGV's were the first on my mind of things to go. This time around I just deleted the plates only. Port wise, I'll be working a few areas but not going all out. The most important thing to me is, eliminating the chance of them ever being stuck closed again.



Lastly, I threw on the old-new Enkei's and dropped the car off at MFR today. That cat will come out the bag soon enough; Patience.
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:13 PM   #92
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Getting a few items ready for the next hot socal day to lay down some fresh red wrinkle.

Taper ported the rear section of the TB inlet, and de-burred the runners where they meet TGV's





after 2 coats of remove and light wire brushing, I called it quits.





masking my life away.







same treatment for the TGVs




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Old 04-16-2019, 01:14 PM   #93
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After all the prep work I moved onto removing the oil pan (the separator tool is clutch), it was time to install the killer B goods.



in typical fashion, I laid the midas touch on the oil pan. One day, I'll have to do some B&A tests.



My disappointment of the day, opening up my oil pump to find it damaged. Seller has yet to respond. I'll give them another 24hrs before I make a claim.


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Old 04-20-2019, 01:28 AM   #94
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Failed miserably striving for a proper wrinkle; But oh well, another day I suppose. Stage 1 seemed to be going as planned, the rest of coats just nullified me following all the instructions I followed.


after I sprayed these they were set out in the sun





More purchases courtesy of the guys at MAP..



Lastly, an unbroken pump arrives. Ecstatic.



Edit: Grabbed some gaskets locally as well. Coming from a Honda BG these are trash, but I can clearly see the difference in coatings. I opened them up confirming they have a way better coating than the honda ones.

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Old 04-20-2019, 11:27 AM   #95
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What kinda of paint did you use on the TGVs and IM?
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Old 04-21-2019, 01:34 PM   #96
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GK - VHT Red wrinkle

Happy Easter Everyone.


Subaru ARP Studs look well refined compared to the honda stuff. Gorgeous.



More assembly ensued the arrival of pump and studs; but, here is where I will take a break on the updates and begin tearing down the cylinder heads for port work.
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Old 04-24-2019, 03:02 AM   #97
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MISC. updates

Had 2 sets of TGV block off plates made, but I've decided I'll only be using one. I haven't deleted TGVs in my AP yet, so I'll see if I get an error code on the new setup and decide what to do then.



Sneak Peek of the great flare work being done at MFR, also note the STI fenders have also been installed.
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:03 PM   #98
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great build, be very proud of your work!

feeling nostalgic for my 02 bug eye wagon right now...
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:56 PM   #99
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who is going to do the head work?
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Old 05-02-2019, 03:38 AM   #100
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great build, be very proud of your work!

feeling nostalgic for my 02 bug eye wagon right now...
Thank you sir, greatly appreciated. I almost bought a blob/peanut eye recently, that's my favorite year. Then I heard about the s209 (LOVE it), but I'm happy where I'm at, I don't need anything to sidetrack me from enjoying this bug.

did you sell your wagon?

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who is going to do the head work?
Open to suggestions

I've had my eyes on a few places. I'm familiar with porting honda stuff and would like to tackle it myself. I think if I really take my time I could bang out a proper D port on the intake side; for the exhaust side, I just wish to remove casting flaws and mirror polish as best I can.
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