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Board Member Engine Rebuilders
Posted 01 February 2004 - 06:46 PM
Posted 01 February 2004 - 07:14 PM
I hear from many board members that it's cheaper to buy from them, than to do it yourself.
This of course doesn't apply if you intend to add custom ground cams, or the like, since they will not do that. They will build an EA81 with EA71 pistons, and a Brat cam that with a Weber should push 100 HP or so, since these are all subaru parts....
They do ALL subaru engines - old and new I think - check out their page.
Posted 01 February 2004 - 10:00 PM
Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:15 PM
Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:20 PM
Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:23 PM
I've got an ea82 with bad rings in one cylinder. It was a used japanese import engine, and I put 20,000 miles on it, none of which I would consider abuse, always keeping the oil up and never overheating it. Somehow, the rings failed and that cylinder has half the compression of the others. The only other thing wrong with the motor is an occasional lifter tick. Probably an isolated incident, but proof that it does happen. That's why I'm being extra careful and am in the process of totally rebuilding the original engine that came in the car.
Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:29 PM
Posted 02 February 2004 - 12:13 AM
so you know the complete history on the engine, and the previouse owner did't overheat it and changed the oil on regular intervalls? from what i know about imported jap engines are Japan has some law/rule that you don't own a car with more that x amout of miles on it. so if thats the case, what would be the incentive for a person in Japan to really take care of the engine, being that he has only x amout of miles to drive it? maybe i'm wrong but with regular maintaince rings should last forever (almost) in a suby engine. now i'm stating in general, theres always that occasional exception. thanks
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