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#1 osfanrich

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 12:31 PM

Ok, I'm novice in the Subaru arena. But not to mechanics and cars
( www.longbros.com/richjr )
I have a 99 Legacy SUS automatic that I am currently "investigating" for the dreaded head gasket issue. I'm still working on being certain.
My question is this:
How does one go about removing the engine from this car?
If I am going to do the HG's, I would prefer the engine out. Is there a site that step by steps it? Or do I need a factory manual.
Thanks a ton!

#2 lmdew

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 03:25 PM

Pretty straight forward
Battery
O2 sensor connection
Drop the y-pipe
Remove the lower mount to frame bolts
Drain the oil
Drain the collant (pull the lower hose and t-housing)
Pull the fans
Pull the radiator
Unbolt the PS Pump and set it aside
Unbolt the AC Compressor and set it aside
Fuel line and electrial (some folks like to unbolt the intake from the block and flip it back with all items connected)
Starter
Flex plate bolts
three other mount bolts eng to trans
Jack and support the eng& trans from the bottom.
Slip a 2x4 between the trans and frame to keep it up
Pull the engine out with a lift.

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 11:12 PM

Forgot a step: before pulling the radiator, drain the tranny, disconnect the tranny cooler lines from the radiator, and plug them.

Otherwise you will have tranny blood all over the place. . . .

#4 osfanrich

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:43 AM

Sounds like a typical removal. Thanks.
If I wanted to purchase a manual, should I simply subscribe to the Subaru Tech line, or buy an aftermarket like Haynes or Chiltons?

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 01:20 PM

If you look around here you(now I'm not saying stealing) might find a Factory service manual(although I would not condone such a thing as downloading copyrighted material;) )that you could, if you were so inclined, dowload, and print out.(If you don't mind babysitting a printer for 7 hours).

Not to say I would do such a thing(BWHAHAHAHAHAA) but they are out there...

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 05:55 PM

If you look around here you(now I'm not saying stealing) might find a Factory service manual(although I would not condone such a thing as downloading copyrighted material;) )that you could, if you were so inclined, dowload, and print out.(If you don't mind babysitting a printer for 7 hours).

Not to say I would do such a thing(BWHAHAHAHAHAA) but they are out there...


Treasure hunt..... eh?
Might need a map with a big old "X" on it.

#7 MorganM

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 06:04 PM

Do you even have to take it out to do headgaskets?

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 09:01 PM

Do you even have to take it out to do headgaskets?


Don't know on the newer ones, but I've done an EA82 with it in the car -- some very tight clearances to get the valve covers off, but not too hard other than that.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 09:50 PM

Treasure hunt..... eh?
Might need a map with a big old "X" on it.

Check your PM's.

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 12:53 AM

Does anyone know why my Haynes manual includes removal of the intake manifold as part of the engine removal procedure? Is this necessary, or can the engine be pulled out with the intake manifold on it? (After all connections are removed, of course).

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 09:15 PM

I found it was a lot easier to get to the converter bolts with the manifold loosened and pulled upwards a bit. Then I could come from in front of the motor with an extension.

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 09:21 PM

on the older motors you can actually unbolt the entire intake manifold assembly from the top of the long block. lift it up out of the way and either work on the headgaskets in the car or pull the engine. then drop it back in and lay the manifold back on top the long block. much easier than disconnecting wires, hoses, throttle cables, etc. i tried that for the first time this year and really like that method, should work on the newer models toO?




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