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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).
https://i.imgur.com/0PVXqoxl.jpg

Upper guide
https://i.imgur.com/pIfSDs3l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/sTPLkSol.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Qapdzfxl.jpg

New “special” bolts again
https://i.imgur.com/opdgJj9l.jpg

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Old 08-20-2019, 12:28 AM   #27
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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
https://i.imgur.com/zebAkF2l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LjHU5Dfl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rGuiiOul.jpg

Bolt it in with the new special bolts and measure the clearance
https://i.imgur.com/QheLbUAl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ygUK1Lol.jpg
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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!
https://i.imgur.com/3BgnEYrl.jpg

The old bolts
https://i.imgur.com/snhotfvl.jpg

The old parts
https://i.imgur.com/a9idx9Bl.jpg

Previously mentioned exhaust cam now with a correctly seated
https://i.imgur.com/Hg2BPIBl.jpg


Basically you’re now done. Bolt everything back together. I kept going with some other routine maintenance stuff.
https://i.imgur.com/7ZiZVdkl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kO6uxHDl.jpg
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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
https://i.imgur.com/x45PDkql.jpg

Valve cover gaskets
https://i.imgur.com/J8VjWZhl.jpg

Some new bolts since I broke others. I can’t believe how badly these stupid 10 mm bolts were stuck in there.
https://i.imgur.com/pdgw3gSl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DCE82iRl.jpg

New spark tubes. I deviated from OEM on this one but I’m perfectly fine with Denso
https://i.imgur.com/BMfD6GEl.jpg
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:30 AM   #31
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:31 AM   #32
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:31 AM   #33
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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).
https://i.imgur.com/MHEdCpgl.jpg

Front face final touch up and new bolts. It turns out I had all of them which was nice
https://i.imgur.com/BLcOo8Ll.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/PpX0qA6l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/tzLCtuSl.jpg

Notice the flange mating surface is nice and clean
https://i.imgur.com/pLARXAyl.jpg
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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.

https://i.imgur.com/Nf8Pt07l.jpg

If you’re curious how far your dipstick dips. I know I was
https://i.imgur.com/iwNgccql.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/esyEBmEl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lJs8L0cl.jpg

Sealant applied. Don’t forget the middle holes
https://i.imgur.com/xoRjjEGl.jpg
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:33 AM   #36
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All bolted in
https://i.imgur.com/rfIg35cl.jpg

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
https://i.imgur.com/o7hW83Gl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mjmUiXCl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/R9sqW8Dl.jpg

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Old 08-20-2019, 12:34 AM   #37
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New crank pulley seal
https://i.imgur.com/m5eXT0ml.jpg

I seriously doubt these straps were doing anything anymore
https://i.imgur.com/I9zr3RLl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mi8oCY2l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/5se2w6rl.jpg

New belt which I later had to take off. Turns out my tensioner had failed even though it was replaced 70k kms ago.
https://i.imgur.com/IdvuZ1el.jpg
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:34 AM   #38
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https://i.imgur.com/FeZvOaRl.jpg

New thermostat, oil cooler hoses (only ones I could see on parts diagram that was up), and radiator hoses.
https://i.imgur.com/XU1GUKJl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/V3S90Vpl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/AgLca67l.jpg

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Old 08-20-2019, 12:35 AM   #39
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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.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Xl15Bz86moM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

In this second video is the actual first of the car. 2 weekends worth of work and sweet success!
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SRTZsPc60zU" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>


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).
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4fp9C_FvVfI" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XJiBa-YJdPg" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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)
https://i.imgur.com/UoYhQrjl.jpg

3000 grit
https://i.imgur.com/KlwEUDcl.jpg

Polishing paste
https://i.imgur.com/wCojWJ4l.jpg

Final coating
https://i.imgur.com/77fy9nBl.jpg

Note the driver side IS NOT dirty. I actually just cleaned it in the picture. It’s just the polishing difference
https://i.imgur.com/CYEAsXOl.jpg
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:40 AM   #43
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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
https://i.imgur.com/kmkEgspl.jpg

New parts
https://i.imgur.com/MYsxmz9l.jpg

Disassemble struts
https://i.imgur.com/0Cgrn6Fl.jpg

Super sketchy
https://i.imgur.com/vOHJA93l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/IYx8wjzl.jpg

All done
https://i.imgur.com/geWtjEil.jpg
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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
https://i.imgur.com/z5PVIfnl.jpg

Bottom is seated in nicely
https://i.imgur.com/e40L6Yyl.jpg
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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
https://i.imgur.com/EGTh9R8l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/TmlTr9gl.jpg


The girl
https://i.imgur.com/s3AhjFXl.jpg

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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
https://i.imgur.com/CSZTC3kl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZUPnFNxl.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/zN9OGY9l.jpg

Super easy to torque the struts without the caliper in the way
https://i.imgur.com/AF8iP3Ql.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/JXppdgml.jpg
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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
https://i.imgur.com/ScjA2FAl.jpg

This side was good but the other side was ripped. Tie rods are cheap enough
https://i.imgur.com/wO3Fz2Zl.jpg

New wheel bearing
https://i.imgur.com/UNgNS8Jl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/xDWetYnl.jpg

Clean up and lube up the axle and hub side. These things like to rust together solid
https://i.imgur.com/Sm0ysuHl.jpg
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