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Old 01-15-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default 04 TS Oil Pan Replacement

Noticed when we did tires around Thanksgiving that my oil pan is looking pretty beat up / rusty, and dealer said same thing when I had them do the timing belt last week.

So.... anything I should be aware of, be looking for, or should do at the same time? I see lots of threads about broken pickup tubes, but was wondering if that was only turbo-related Also wanted to confirm if it can be done with " socket without having to monkey with the rear motor mount.

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Old 01-15-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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Pickup failures happen all ALL EJ series motors (Impreza, Legacy, Forecter, etc...) The earlies documented failures I've seen were from 1993 and the most recent in a 2010. Modifications, or lack of, have zero to do with failure rates... Find out why OEM oil pickups fail, READ HERE.

Any 04+ STi Oil Pan or ANY 2.5 oil pan (Impreza, Legacy, Forester, etc.) after 2006 will work with your TS setup. You can find them used in good condition pretty cheap too.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:03 PM   #3
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You would need to unbolt the motor mounts from the subframe and the header from the heads. Then unbolt the intake and the pitch mount. Jack up the front of the tranny behind the subframe with a block of wood and a jack. Make sure to keep an eye on the power steering and ac lines and the coolant hoses. Jack it up until the lines don't allow. Getting at the plan from the front and sides is easy. The back of the pan even with the motor lifted up will pose a problem. Using a swivel extension was the only way I could get mine out. The pan will need to be broken from the block and the dipstick tube. It will then pop right out. Make sure to pull the rubber o ring on the oil return tube since there will be a new one on the pan you buy. Scrap off the sealant off of the block with a scraper or a razor. Then use fujibond to seal the new pan back on. I forget what the torque specs for the pan are. It I'm sure you could find those pretty easily on here. The job isn't too bad just kind of annoying. If you have any other questions or need some help feel free to shoot me a pm.

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