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Journey of a T-leg picture show 56k warning June 3rd


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#1 xoomer

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:16 PM

I thought I would chronicle the Journey of my 91 T-leg here and let you guys know what I'm up to... I'll start with some pictures from when I first got her... and to now... Any suggestions, comments, or offers of help more than welcome!! I purchased this thing for $100 dollars...
Low Miles!!
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Drivers Side
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Passenger side
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Front
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Rear
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Engine
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This is After her First pressure wash bath.... She was sitting in a storage and was ugly as hell and because she was sitting at my moms house I had to clean her up...

Interior Shots, Teardown and rebuild. (had to get the mold out and put in a new carpet....
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New Carpet (junk yard Carpet cleaned up and put in)
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Interior mostly put back together, I haven't finished yet because I need to get the door lock fixed, and I want to get the shifter slop out of it.
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Back seat
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Now to the Engine... She is getting pulled...
engine prep
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SHE WONT COME OUT!! We broke some stuff trying to get her out... need to get some new bits and pieces...
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Freaking engine mounts...
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#2 xoomer

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:19 PM

Got to work on her some more today....

Engine coming out...
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Back of the Engine stand
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Front of the engine stand..
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Whoops looks like I left something behind!!
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Whoops Forgot to unhook a couple of wires
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Found the cause of the overheating!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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New Parts!!
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New Radiator
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#3 xoomer

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:22 PM

Got some work done on it today, Got the harmonic balancer off and the intake and the turbo.. lots of hoses are gonna need to be replaced... lots of cleaning to do... next time I'm over its gonna be pull the exhaust and oil pan, as well as the timing covers, to get it down to engine. then the heads are off to the shop to be machined magnafluxed and a valve job, I didn't take any pictures but my friend said he would email me some cause he came over to help a little bit...

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:24 PM

wtf.
how did you pull it out without the clutch pressure plate, did it break off from the flywheel?
:eek::eek::eek:

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:00 PM

When I pulled the starter, I had access to the pressure plate bolts.:lol::lol:

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:02 PM

you could glue the motor mounts back together:lol:

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:08 PM

I'm getting new ones..... I'm also getting a new oil pan, along with alot of hoses, I'm gonna try my best to make this a new car!

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:51 PM

I'm gonna try my best to make this a new car!



More power to you my friend! Your pix are great--hope you can keep up the visual documentation as you progress. I'm looking forward to that.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:57 AM

If you're re-doing the motor, why not put on a set of DOHC heads and manifold off of a phase 1 EJ25? You can drill the ports on the back of the passenger head for the turbo oil and coolant lines. Take a look on legacycentral, they have a bunch of pics of the port locations. Might as well make more power while you have it apart. Check the oil squirters in the block, they tend to back out and you may find them in the pan.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:15 AM

Looking good dude. Buddy of mine that runs an independent Subaru dealer recently had a woman pay her bill with a 91 Turbo Legacy. He had the motor out at the end of the day and put into his Impreza brighton coupe. Said he had been waiting on one of those motors ever since his EJ25 kicked the bucket.

I can't wait to see some videos of it running. You going to upgrade turbos while your at it?

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:59 AM

If you're re-doing the motor, why not put on a set of DOHC heads and manifold off of a phase 1 EJ25? You can drill the ports on the back of the passenger head for the turbo oil and coolant lines. Take a look on legacycentral, they have a bunch of pics of the port locations. Might as well make more power while you have it apart. Check the oil squirters in the block, they tend to back out and you may find them in the pan.


doesn't the DOHC make it an interference motor? that would sort of be a downgrade, and could possibly be the only reason a ej22t closed deck block could end up to the scrapper. yes, more power, but why not just boost it to 30 psi with a larger turbo for power. the heads are pretty good on a ej22t, this has been discussed before.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:52 PM

Right now there are no plans for power cause I'm struggling for cash to fix it. My goal is to get it running and driving, Make her my daily driver till I can get some work done to my sixes... and go from there...

But yes, maybe bigger turbo, intercooler, blowoff valve, turbo timer... and such Eventually I'm slated for two raises this year... one for sure, the other one is my new boss is so impressed that he wants to give me a raise

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:50 PM

Got some work done today!!..

Engine tear down and clean up a little bit.
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Close up oil pan carnage!
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Left Engine Mount
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Right Engine Mount
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Whole Exhaust off... (I'm thinking to take the Metal protectors off and get some heat rap for the exhaust, Cause I would think that would keep it cooler?
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Dirt and Crap
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Now that is a neglected cooling system!!
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Ok, now my next step is to pull the CAM SPROCKETS off, do I need a special tool?

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:32 AM

Got some work done today!!..

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Ok, now my next step is to pull the CAM SPROCKETS off, do I need a special tool?


no impact should do it.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:46 PM

Got a lot of work done on her today and found more work to do...

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Engine Cleaning
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Heads off
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Block cleaned up.
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Found in oil pan... As for this I figured out what piston it belongs to, can I just yank the piston? and put it back in??
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:19 AM

phew.. fair bit of work there.. is that EJ22T?
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:11 AM

Yes it is... Otherwise I would not be rebuilding it...

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 12:28 PM

Hey man great pics and everything keep us updated, can't wait to it done! So tell me where did you get those 4wd turbo decals that are on your back doors from would love to get my hands on a set or 2 for my subaru collection of odds and ends.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 10:44 PM

They came with the car, So I'm assuming there stock...

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 02:42 AM

This thread is full of win. Love the pics.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 11:17 PM

As long as she starts when I'm done, then it is full of win... if she doesnt than this thread is full of Fail

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:05 AM

Little more work done on this thing....
but first A random Sword picture... (its one of my dads trophies, He's letting me smuggle them one at a time down from CA) and I finally got it hung up.
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My Heads
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Head bolts, The assembly process really I don't like which was torque to 27 foot pounds. then too 55 foot pounds then back it off 180 Degrees, then to like 38 foot pounds... Then turn it 90 degrees more...
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Valve Cover.
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Bottom End Reassembly.
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Water pump and Oil pump, I like the o.E. Water pump gasket... Its METAL!! :D I used grey RTV a reallly fine bead all the way around the Oil pump..
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Top of The Driver Side...
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Rear Plate.. (watch the videos at the end..)
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I may be needing a new FlyWheel...
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My Patented Flywheel Locking tool.. (i'll Sell it to you for $10 bucks)
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Videos Of me working....



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Posted 11 October 2009 - 12:57 AM

After several months of nothingness. I finally got some more done on my engine.... I put the Rear Main Seal in... And Got the Number 4 piston out and put the spray nozzle back in and now I just have to get Rings and clean the piston to get it back in the hole... It wont go back in with the old Rings?? so rings and put back together.. no pictures cause I was working on like seven different things at once... Cleaning up my moms house.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 04:25 PM

Engine Has been Put back together just needing to get a timing set and Timing belt to put it completely back together.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 04:37 PM

AWESOME pics. :grin:




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