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are EJ series engines (or the car itself) hard to work on?
Posted 11 February 2004 - 08:34 AM
If I needed to, for some reason, would it be hard at all to work on this engine?
(like, cam replacement)
Is it hard to pull? replace heads? do exhaust work?
Posted 11 February 2004 - 08:41 AM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 09:02 AM
Removing the transmission (as stated already) is time-consuming but not particularly difficult. The fact that the drivetrain is longitudinal (i.e. the transmission is behind the engine instead of beside it) helps a lot in this area.
Posted 11 February 2004 - 02:20 PM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 09:10 PM
Originally posted by ScoobySchmitty
As far as I can tell, it appears it is fairly easy to work on. I have had to pull the tranny only so far, and that wasn't hard, just time consuming. As far as the engine itself, it seems pretty simple, and similar in design to other pancake engines, besides the OHC system.
Did you remove the trans. to replace the clutch? I've read that it's less time consuming to remove the engine.
Anyone care to comment? I'll be due for a clutch replacement before too long.
Posted 11 February 2004 - 09:24 PM
there's generally, less work. (NA cars at least)
Posted 11 February 2004 - 09:41 PM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 10:05 PM
Originally posted by subeman90
If you have a working A/C Unit don't pull the engine....what a pain in the rear. I personally have seen a legacy trans ( 5 speed) on the floor in 20 min. Car was on a lift though.... I like the EJ's personally....but the EA81's are the best for being bulletproof in my book.
How does the A/C get in the way?
Posted 12 February 2004 - 02:12 AM
I like my XT, but I LOVE my Legacy
Posted 12 February 2004 - 03:15 AM
(Can you say Borla cat-back for $399?)
Posted 12 February 2004 - 06:37 AM
Posted 12 February 2004 - 07:57 PM
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