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Posted 14 November 2007 - 02:27 AM
background for a few monthes. I acquired a 1990 Loyal from a friend. Engine
has a blown head gasket plus needs compleat reseal plus water pump, oil
pump, new timing belts, etc. Question: I have read many posts saying go
with the felpro pt head gasket, so are the rest of the gaskets in the felpro
line ok for the entire engine reseal? I am looking for the proper set to do the
job proper. also help on the oil and water pumps would be helpful. Are
aftermarket as good as oem? thanks in advance
Posted 14 November 2007 - 03:15 AM
That's the best way to go, but if you're on a budget, fel-pro gaskets aren't bad. I've used Beck-Arnley (Spelling?).
Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:20 AM
What you need from Subaru is:
Thermostat, PCV valve, intake manifold gaskets
Subaru exhaust manifold gaskets are much nicer than most after markets i've seen as well but they do not leak very easily either so make your choice accordingly, either seem to work fine, but i get Subaru.
Everything else is fine to get aftermarket. Get one of the ebay timing belt kits that has all the timing pulley tensioners as well.
Make sure you get a cam seal kit, not just cam seals, the kit has the oring that resides behind the cam cap as well which you will want to replace.
You will also need two cam carrier o-rings that go in the bottom corner of the cam between the cam and the head. they are a metal reinforced oring only available from subaru or www.thepartsbin.com. there are very few companies that carry that part, thepartsbin is one of them.
should be fine to just reseal the oil pump, not buy a new one.
Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:24 AM
PT head gaskets, OEM brand intake manifold gaskets and cam case O rings (possibly called cam arrier o-rings) metal reinforced, both OEM brands are available from www.thepartsbin.com. Then buy an el-cheapo "headgasket set" or "gasket set" on ebay or from your local parts store (apparently available for around 30 bucks) to get all the other little odds and ends.
One piece of advice is to take any cork gaskets that will see oil and coat them with a thin layer of RTV type goop, then let them set up before installing them.. "rubberizing" the gasket and helping it last longer. This should only be done in certain cases, though, so use discretion (tip of the hat to GD, the champion of this trick.)
It is not a major job, this engine could be ALOT more difficult to work on (although it has its quirks...) www.ch601.org/engines.htm has a partial FSM that you can download that covers the engine mechanical, SPFI fuel injection, cooling system, and some electrical IIRC. That helps alot.
Good luck, and don't forget to check out the USRM For some pre-job reading to familiarize yourself some more with the procedures.
Posted 14 November 2007 - 01:34 PM
Also several parts houses carry the same product for the same prices. I live on the west coast and was looking at the autopartswarehouse for my parts. Anyone out there have any knowledge about these folks? Thanks for your help.
Posted 14 November 2007 - 02:32 PM
just be sure to take note of how/where everything goes together once you get into it, it's not that complicated really. try to keep the rocker arms and HLA's oriented in the same bores/spots when reassembling. also, be sure to precisely note the distributor orientation relative to the cam pulley on the front of the drivers side cam carrier (cam tower). everything else is basically remove stuff and put it back together where you found it!
Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:12 PM
Posted 14 November 2007 - 09:06 PM
be very careful with the rear main seal. on this board and another that i moderate i've seen a few instances of experienced soob people installing a rear main and having it leak shortly after starting to drive the vehicle. very bizarre how many i've seen leak.
also - you asked about the rear, you do realize that EA82's are very easy to work on without pulling the motor. for a strictly head gasket job, its far quicker to leave the engine in on an EA82. particularly with air tools.
Posted 15 November 2007 - 02:46 AM
thanks for all the feedback.... much appreciated
Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:57 AM
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