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#1 Goatboy

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 05:37 PM

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Need to replace the head gaskets. What Gaskets are needed for this? Need a new intake gasket set too or JUST the head gaskets? How hard is this to do? If I choose not to change the gaskets I might just part it out.

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 06:25 PM

lower intake manifold and head gaskets are all that are necessary. the exhaust manifold gaskets are extremly resilient, so i doubt you'll need those. i replaced head gaskets twice on my XT6 (did it wrong the first time grr....), still using the original 207,000 mile exhaust gaskets and header with no leaks.

wise to replace the cam carrier reinforced o-ring as well. 2.45 from the dealer (or thepartsbin.com) and you only need 2, one for each side.

just did an EA82 last summer, very easy if you've never done it. wasn't bad at all. i'm used to the 6 cylidner ER27, the 4 cylinders are much faster and more room to work with. could easily do this in less than a day without air tools.

#3 Goatboy

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 06:37 PM

Thanks! I've never done them on a SUB before. Only Chev V8. So a set of Head gaskets, intake gaskets, and Cam o-ring huh? Who has the best deal on gaskets? Dealer?


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Posted 08 February 2005 - 07:16 PM

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Use ONLY subaru headgaskets and intake manifold gaskets. As was mentioned, replace the cam carrier O-rings. Use Permatex Anaerobic Sealant to seal between the cam carriers and heads. Since you've got the cam carriers off, you should do the cam seals since they are prone to leakage. Also, remember to get rocker cover gaskets.

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 08:01 PM

The cam carrier o-ring goes between the cam housing and the head and povides a positive path for the oil for the cam.

The o-ring is about 3/4 of an inch and is steel reinforced. You may need to be persistant when talking to a dealer parts hand to make sure you get the right one, and not a cam holder o-ring.....
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 08:06 PM

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 11:30 PM

Thanks for all your responses guys.

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 11:45 AM

the cam carrier oring part number from Subaru is:
13089AA010

you can also order it from www.thepartsbin.com i've ordered a number of them from these guys before and it's the correct part. they are the only aftermarket source i've seen for these orings. being on the EA82 though, subaru usually has them in stock.




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