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My Subaru XT turbo
Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:16 PM
In two days I had the entire engine apart and down to a short block sitting on the end of the transmission. It had obviosly been sitting for awhile and needed to be cleaned. The valves had alot of carbon deposites on them and there was this white crap in all the water channels that I had to clean out. The block still needs some work. The car was missing 4 valve lifters that I will have to get from a junkyard since they are 55$ a peice from the dealership. Once I get her running It will be time to see about getting rid of that stupid automatic transmission.
This is my first project of this magnitude if you don't count the tractor which was more of my dads project anyways(and he still isn't finished with it). It has really taught me alot but I know I still have lots to learn.
And for the pictures
Picture 29 is the casulties of the evening when we were taking it apart. One 12mm socket a 17 mm and a 3/8 to 1/2 drive converter. None of them were craftsman.
Now for my question. I think the lash adjusters are messed up.
There is a picture if you don't know what I am talking about.
Half of them don't move when i push on them with my hand and ooze dirty oil when lightly compressed with the vice. Now theses little guys are 75$ each from the dealership and I would need 8 X 75$ makes 600$. That is more than I paid for the car! is there anyway I can take them apart and clean them fix them get new ones cheaper? If I have to drop 600$ on these stupid things I am going to cry.
Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:47 PM
And Brian. why isn't camerons article in the USRM?.. or did I just miss it?
EDIT: I love the yellow wire looms on the intake hoses.. gonna have to get some of those for my wagon.
Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:54 PM
Edit: The paint and wire looms came with the car which is kinda cool rally yellow and all.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 07:32 AM
Nice pics, and it looks like you are comming along well.
The valve lifters: The peice that the can rides on? Or the Hydrualic Valve lash adjusters? Either way, Ive got some, if you are interested.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 03:45 PM
These are the parts I need I have 4 but need 4 more.
Now I can't decide if I want to pull the block or not. It would be alot easyer to clean it off with it out and on a workbench. I guess I will next time I get out there to work on it.
edit: Can two people lift the block out?
Posted 09 February 2004 - 05:10 PM
lots easier if you have a chain hoist
Posted 09 February 2004 - 10:16 PM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 10:43 PM
Forkspear: I can't imagine it weighing that much being aluminum and all. I will see about taking it out to clean it up.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 10:59 PM
I was wondering why half of those links were already viewed... and that yellow block looked familiar :-P
Also, two people can lift a whole EA82 engine and carry it around, but I doubt they could pull it out of an engine bay (hunched over and all).
Keeping that in mind, I bet a short block would be way easy to pull out.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 11:06 PM
Posted 10 February 2004 - 01:39 AM
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