I bought this 91 Loyale wagon over a year ago TRYING to get the time to do the head gaskets on the motor.
My question is with the timing belt covers, they are warped not drastically that being said I don't believe that they would match up if I were to put them back on which I won't be doing anyway.
How does, or can one tell how damaged the lower end is without tearing it completely down?
I believe I have most of the parts to do the job, I just need to get the heads surfaced
(after much consideration I've decieded that this is one thing not on my DIY list )
I can add some pics of the covers later here to see what you think, I am just not sure I want to put more time and money into something that might fail down the road.
The PO did tell me it was smoking pretty bad when it was parked and when I drained the oil, it did tell the story of white milk shake.
I have spied two other Subaru engines on Craigslist that sound like to be a good fit in my area, very tempted to go grab em up but I don't have much space to put them at this time. One is a 2.2 rebuilt with manual and the other is a EA82 I am guessing. I am very skeptical of buying fresh rebuilt stuff as this guy has stated.