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97 Impreza Outback Sport guidance
Posted 20 August 2003 - 07:59 PM
Posted 20 August 2003 - 08:39 PM
you may consider pulling the engine rather than pulling the transmission. it isn't that difficult overall to pull the engine, and it will make changing the rear main seal a lot easier. pulling the tranny is difficult because you have to remove the driveshaft and 2 half shafts. you could do a lot of other maintenance at the same time while you have the engine out (valve clearance, timing belt, etc) if it needs it. just food for thought.
Posted 21 August 2003 - 11:24 AM
As for pulling the engine, that's exactly what we did 4 months ago on the other vehicle, so I was thinking along those lines. Guess I am buying my buddy more beer for the use of his much larger (and better equipped) shop.
Any ideas on how long it would take to do the seals, clutch and timing belt, with the engine out? Is it a weekend thing, or more serious?
Posted 21 August 2003 - 11:54 AM
the only variable you have is if you will need to machine the flywheel. i had mine done, and recommend it if you are not replacing the flywheel. you may have difficulty getting this done on a weekend. you may also find bad idlers, etc when doing the timing belt, as i did. it was hard enough finding this from a dealer during the week!
i chose the subaru clutch, and have been so far pleased. it was a little harsh during break in, but it seems to be smoothing out nicely (about 500 miles on it so far). i also got a new pressure plate and had the flywheel turned. aside from the throwout, replace the pilot bearing ($7). mine was very notchy after 72k.
Posted 21 August 2003 - 03:17 PM
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