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Pulling the Hornet's engine

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#1 stephenw22


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Posted 17 August 2005 - 09:25 AM

The oil leaking onto the exhaust is a 'safety concern', and I was going to re-seal the engine in a month or 2 anyways, so I'm just going to do it now instead.

Basic plan is to do a complete re-seal, including the heads. I'll probably paint the oil pan as well, and maybe the engine. I'll check clearances on the oil and water pump, and replace them if I have to.

So, before I tear into this, are there any special tools I'll need? I already have basic hand and air tools, a torque wrench, a set of feeler gauges. Also, any tips that apply specifically to these engines? I've replaced head gaskets before, but never on a subaru.

#2 MudisFun


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Posted 17 August 2005 - 04:59 PM


If you run in to anything pm me.

Here's some thing to think about.

Are you going to replace the valve seals? If so, you'll need a spring tool.
Replacing the piston rings will raise you compression.
If the bearings turn out to be shot, who will be able to get them for you quick.

#3 stephenw22


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Posted 17 August 2005 - 05:51 PM

I'm not planning to do anything with the heads, other than maybe cleaning them up a bit. If either of the heads look nasty, I'll think about doing more, but otherwise it will be hands-off the heads. Same goes for the block/pistons/other internals. I'll pull the pan off, and if I see any obvious damage then I'll look closer. Otherwise, I'm not touching it.

I have a turbo motor that I'm thinking about completely rebuilding, but that won't be until later.

As for parts, I have a place that can get me stuff in a hurry. They give me the jobber price, and a deal on freight charges.

#4 sparkster58


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Posted 18 August 2005 - 12:13 AM

......yikes:eek:..My o'l buddy is getting heart surgery.....


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