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The RX Carnage revealed (semi-56k friendly)
Posted 03 December 2005 - 05:03 PM
Only spent an hour in the garage, goal was to expose the broken block. Didnt take long to take a look at all the wiring and disconnect what had to be. With this being the 1st time I've dissasembled a EA82T certain things were confusing me like the fuel injector connections and what-haveyou... but after tracing everything back to the main harness connections I realized I could bypass most the labor and take the manifold off as a complete piece, wiring and all.
I was amazed at how simple it became. I managed to rip a few hoses, but since Im replacing every one I can, i figured the torn end would serve as a marker so I know where they lead. After I removed the bolts holding the manifold on I was able to lift everything off together, even the smog canister.
And this is what I found:
Here is a couple large versions as links.
Here are the pieces I could remove from the block. There are some more pieces inside I'll need to crack the block to remove.
And a slightly better view of the inside of my block.
So now I've got the oil draining and I will have to goto my work to get an engine hoist. But the plan is to have the block removed and in pieces by tomorrow night. Then I can work on getting a new block and reasembling an engine that can work in the RX.
Posted 03 December 2005 - 05:20 PM
This was subaru_styles' carnage.
Posted 03 December 2005 - 06:24 PM
Posted 03 December 2005 - 06:32 PM
Posted 03 December 2005 - 06:34 PM
Posted 03 December 2005 - 07:04 PM
Thinkin of doing the carbbed block trick. Still alittle skeptical.
Posted 03 December 2005 - 07:17 PM
That must have been one serious knock. That's what happens when you use cheap gas...
Anything cool planned for the rebuild?
Posted 03 December 2005 - 07:30 PM
Posted 03 December 2005 - 07:57 PM
Posted 03 December 2005 - 08:41 PM
I would make sure all is well with your fuel/spark/knock control when you get it back together. That is not normal.
well if you want I already removed my RX motor, built up the new one I had all the parts for and droped it in.
the old motor is just sitting on my engine stand getting in my way. I would like to keep it but I have too many projects going on at the same time.
It has low compression with lots of blow by. I did not tear it down to inspect further. If you want it I could pull off the heads and take a look.
PM me if interested. Maby you misunderstood me last time when I said it would be dirt cheap;) .
Posted 03 December 2005 - 08:49 PM
Posted 03 December 2005 - 10:01 PM
i wonder why people other than I blow these up like so....
i lost one due to the 5 qts i put in it dissapearing in a matter of 5 miles...locked up...then unlocked and screwed all the bearings.
the other one, first one...was 20w50 with a fram in the wintertime....6400 RPM...spun a rod bearing....block was fine.
as it turned out...oil starvation AND the fram came apart.
Otherwise...i've done nothing but balls to the wall with every engine after that.....either cheap headgaskets blow, or....rings give up....or....well, thats it so far.
Posted 03 December 2005 - 11:47 PM
Posted 04 December 2005 - 03:08 AM
I know how that feels. Although not with an EA82, just 2 EA81's and an EA71. Number 3 seems to be the one that likes to go.
Lotsa luck with the rebuild.
Posted 04 December 2005 - 03:10 AM
Loss of Oil?
Oil not matching heat range?
or very worn bearings?
Blocked oil sleeves (where the rods are there is a small hole to feed oil into)?
Posted 04 December 2005 - 01:30 PM
Posted 04 December 2005 - 03:12 PM
I remember seeing Brads old block after he had blown it up. But unlike him, I'm going to be the one doing all the work
Where's he at? He needs to see that.
Posted 04 December 2005 - 03:36 PM
Posted 04 December 2005 - 04:24 PM
Makes me feel better about tackling my ea82t in the spring.
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