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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Started tearing down the motor today

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#1 Legacy777



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Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:04 PM

I finally got around to tearing into the ej22t motor I picked up a few months ago. It's an oil piggy. I got it taken apart down to the long block. I should have the heads off tomorrow.

Here's pics

#2 DerFahrer


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Posted 11 June 2005 - 09:41 AM


Are you gonna tear it down completely Josh, or just to the short block?

When Opie pulled his 120k EJ22T out of a JY, he ripped it completely apart, and when he took the block halves to the dealer he works at to check over it, they said he shouldn't have even bothered tearing it down :)

And what are ya gonna do with it when it's in the car? ;)

#3 simbey1982


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Posted 11 June 2005 - 03:51 PM

awesome....hoping to find a leg SS donor for my impreza someday :brow:

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 06:00 PM

Lots of good pictures there Josh. Wish I could help you with it. Thanks

#5 swc7916


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Posted 11 June 2005 - 06:09 PM

Wow, you have a lot of pictures! Your camera must be really greasy, you wash your hands a lot, or you have someone else take the pix for you.

#6 Legacy777



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Posted 11 June 2005 - 07:51 PM

Added pics from taking the heads off.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. It's filthy and needs to be cleaned. I'm not sure if putting it in the parts washer is a good thing to do or not. I'd like to replace the piston rings...even if I don't tear the block halves apart. I need to figure out what I'm going to do.....make some calls, check costs and such.

I wash my hands and take a bunch of pictures ;)

#7 Brumby Boy

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 08:15 PM

what i would do personaly would be to to strip it completly replace all bearings plus the rings and any gasket or seal you can find give it the wash of its life and reassemble using all new gaskest, i would probably also get the bores honed. with the head i would get the valves reseated plus replace the stem seals, but thats just me and what i would recomend so yeah. Makes me kind of wish i had an engine of my own to strip and rebuild.

PS thats a lot of realy great pics

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 12:57 AM

How many miles on this engine?

#9 Legacy777



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Posted 12 June 2005 - 11:07 AM

I just don't know if it's worth tearing it completely apart. I know other people that have, and everything is fine. So I'm leaning towards just pulling the pistons, and giving it a good cleaning.

It's got 126k miles on it.

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