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Just bought a CCR 2.5..........


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#1 chef_tim

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 02:00 PM

Well, I've had it with fighting the head gasket war!!! Just got off the phone with Emily and it should be on it's way next week. That is where all of you come in..... I'll be attempting to do the engine swap myself with a little help from YOU:) . Most of you know me as a fairly competent mechanic, but this is venturing into new territory. I'll keep you posted on progress and even include pictures!!! Later and thanks in advance, Tim

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 02:24 PM

is this for that new great looking outback? I'm sure Shawn will be lots of help, I know he's always having to help me now that we have 2 outbacks. Now if I could just figure out why the CEL keeps coming on :banghead: Hope you guys are keeping cool. Ann

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 02:53 PM

Hi Shawn's Mom!!! Yep, the pretty new OBW. At least now I'll have the peace of mind to know what I have in it:) . Have a great weekend, Tim

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 02:59 PM

I have a brand new CCR engine in my 98 outback, but then I wrecked it! Need to really get busy and find all the parts to get back on the road. If you see any 30th anniversary OBW's that aren't crunched in the front let me know. I need everything from the bumper back to the fan belt cover :eek:
Maybe we'll see you at Midwest if Shawn decides to come. No mud though!

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 04:58 PM

It has begun. Pulled the radiator and air box. Just awefull hard to work in 95ยบ weather:slobber: . Tim

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 02:48 PM

Any updates on the engine install?

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 03:03 PM

Yep, sorry I started a new "Pulling it thread". http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=40077 Motor should be here tomorrow:grin: . Tim

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:27 PM

Tim,

I assume this is a 2.5 DOHC. Would you mind revealing the out the door price, (you don't have to) and I guess this is a complete overhaul rather than new? I think a lot of us would be interested. Maybe too many. We might overwhelm CCR.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 06:16 PM

CCR doesnt post prices because its a real world we live in. Some people, shops, etc get a slightly lower/higher price depending on how many engines they buy (for example Tim has bought 3 now I think) and the year and engine type desired. The cost of parts goes up and down over time as well. (Mostly up unfortunately)

There are lots of little nit picky differences between each year of engine that make the price change like 99 and up 2.5, turbo engine, quad cam vs SOHC, etc.

If you need an engine price quote just call em at 303-293-9230. They don't bite. :)

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:15 PM

CCR doesnt post prices because its a real world we live in. Some people, shops, etc get a slightly lower/higher price depending on how many engines they buy (for example Tim has bought 3 now I think) and the year and engine type desired. The cost of parts goes up and down over time as well. (Mostly up unfortunately)

There are lots of little nit picky differences between each year of engine that make the price change like 99 and up 2.5, turbo engine, quad cam vs SOHC, etc.

If you need an engine price quote just call em at 303-293-9230. They don't bite. :)


With that being said, yeah, go ahead and call them. They are not "cheap" but at this point in my life I've come to understand "you get what you pay for". I concider it money very well spent. More to come...........

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:27 PM

Agreed. After owning dozens of cars, I became hooked on Subarus with an '88, '87' and an '86. Was a little disappointed with the '97, but it's the car I want. Whatever their price, their reputation makes it worthwhile. And if you like the car, it's certainly worth it to replace the engine with a CCR.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:28 PM

CCR is Great, their Product is the BEST!

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 09:40 AM

As compaired to the price of a used 2.5L DOHC, a CCR rebuilt is a very good value. When buying used engines you should replace all the seals, water pump timing belt...........and then you still don't know when the head gaskets will go, (because they will). CCR engines come complete with new T-belt, water pump, and even spark plugs and oil filter.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 06:33 PM

Hi guys, I could use my first big chunk of help. I need torque specks for some of the more critical systems ie the filler neck and the intake. Anything else that anyone can think of would be great. Thanks, Tim

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:53 PM

I don't have a FSM, but the Haynes says torque for the intake manifold is 168-192 in/lbs. Can't seem to find the filler tube torque listed anywhere in the Haynes.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 11:43 PM

The oil filler neck bolts, thermostat housing, and the cam crank sensors just use a 1/4" ratchet and snug them.

The intake same but use a 3/8" ratchet of around 8-12" long with a 6" extension and it should be about right, just make sure they all feel the same.

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 03:12 PM

Soooooooooo Tim got his NEW CCR motor this morning and as I was comming home from running errands Tim is going in the house telling me "Im going to need your help with this one" well thats not new for him... Buttttttttttt I was comming into the house and dangggggggggggg if he didnt cut his thumb with the new motor. I mean cuttttttttttttt!!!!! Had to take him in for 12 stiches. He wanted to just wrap some gauze around it and work on the OB!!!!!!!! I told him heck nooooooooo he needed stiches... (uhhhhhhh you could see the tendends and muscels!!!!:rolleyes: ) So he got his stiches and now he is back at it putting the motor in the OB!!!!! So how come it is when a guy gets a paper cut he will whine for months, but let him cut off a thumb its no big deal.... :lol: MEN!!!!!! Vicky

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 03:45 PM

...So how come it is when a guy gets a paper cut he will whine for months, but let him cut off a thumb its no big deal.... :lol: MEN!!!!!! Vicky

Deep cuts are NOTHING, but paper cuts REALLY HURT!

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 10:00 AM

'tis but a flesh wound.

At least the cost of the new engine out weighs the cost of the stitches. I have had an oil change that required 6 stitches. I saved $15 dollars on an oil change but spent lots of money on my visit to the ER, so that means my oil change cost about $320+.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 12:09 PM

It is finished!!!!!! Smooth, quiet, BEAUTIFUL :grin: . I have a CEL and the cooling fans come right on but I think it could have to do with missing the Temp sensor. I try Auto Zone to see if they read it for me. Thanks to everyone, Tim




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