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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:30 PM
Posted 13 May 2011 - 11:55 PM
Hi y'all we have been a member here for a couple of years now and have just been trying to learn. I say we cause my daughter has the car and I help with the wrenching, although she is getting pretty good in her own right. She sure loves her Loyale. It's a 93 $500.00 special. With the help of my favorite Chiropracter we are bringing her back to shape. Amandas tired of people telling her how to stop all that valve noise so here shortly we are doing a rebuild on the EA82. We tried all the tricks to stop the lifter noise with no joy. It did shut up for a while with the 20w50 and mix with whatever it was, and then again with new oil pump seals. But back clakin it's little heart out again. We are also doing the 5 speed swap while it's down. 4 grand on the interstate freaks her out. A couple of members helped us with sourcing the tranny. We shreaded an 86 in the u-pullit over the last couple of weekends, got the shifter and console piece along with lots of other goodies. Was hoping to post some pics but down at the bottom it says I can't guess I have to make a few post's first. Glad I saw in an earlier post about the not shiffting into first deal. Would have never thought that. Her taste in auto decoration is quite eclectic so don't laugh when you finally get to see a pic. Anyhow thanks for all the help y'all have allready given and thanks for having us.
yeah. i have fully rebuilt the engine in my 1988 Subaru GL-10, turbo EA82, and the clacking is still there. did every trick in the book, but its actually starting to go away now. i guess time is what matters the most.
the 5 speed is an awesome swap idea, and nice to notice more people like it then i originally thought. my Subaru has the 5 speed with the center diff lock switch. i love it. AWD around town, and 4 wheel drive off road.
to post pics the best way to do it is to post them on photobucket, then link them here. like this, i will bug a link so you can see it:
i put a v at the end next to /IMG so the link wont work, but here's how it would show up.
Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:55 AM
they are pretty descent car if you take care of them they will last almost forever
Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:52 PM
Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:23 PM
Posted 20 May 2011 - 02:14 AM
None of my subarus tick when I am done with them.
Had a ticking '90 Loyale with about 135,000 on the clock that I made silent and stayed that way till 185,000 when the frame rusted out.
And my '85 RX with 104,000 when I bought it has been quiet to 116,000 so far (full rebuild when I got it).
So 62,000 tick-free miles so far. I have this urge to get my box of o rings and tools out of my car when I hear a ticking EA82 at a traffic light.
1. Oil Pump re-seal
2. new cam carrier reinforced o rings
3. take apart the old lifters and soak them/clean out the spring loaded detent ball part all in a bath of carb cleaner
4. chase the oil passages in the cam carrier with pipe cleaner or similar when you have it out. I've had non-reinforced o rings get sucked into the passages in this part which will make your car tick forever.
You don't have to reinstall the little crimp top on the lifters after you've taken them apart. It just aids in reassembly, which isn't a problem if you use some assembly grease to "glue" everything together.
Once you have oil pressure back up (re-seal and new o rings), clean lifters, and clean oil, it will not tick. Just keep the oil clean-ish from then on out and you'll be golden.
Edited by Tycho, 20 May 2011 - 02:17 AM.
Posted 20 May 2011 - 07:52 PM
Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:04 PM
Thanks for any input
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