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Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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About Loyale 2.7 Turbo

  • Birthday 05/07/1975

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    Roatán, Honduras.
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    Besides my profession, I'm also: Musician, Mechanic, Cabinet Maker, Graphic Designer, etc...
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    Lawyer, Attorney at Law.
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    Myself from EZ Board (Loyale27Turbo)
  • Biography
    I've learned a Lot with the "Do-it-Yourself" method and I Love to Share the Knowledge.
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    '85 Subaru "BumbleBeast" '69 Mercury Coupe '00 Kia

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  1. Usually you will never get rid of your Favourite Project car I'll like to see photos of it. Kind Regards.
  2. Your Coupe is really Awesome! ... Glad to see you around here. Greetings from Honduras, Kind Regards.
  3. somehow makes me Sad to see cars abandoned in such way to the elements...
  4. I Agree completely. As time passed by, the EJ conversion is the most reliable & cheap way to go, if you want / need to swap engines... Kind Regards.
  5. Thank You! ... it still is running Strong and smooth at the same time, no noisy lifters anymore, at least for this more than a year since the modified lifters were installed. Kind Regards.
  6. I already obtained the complete Timing Kit but I decided to don't change it yet on this Sorento, until it starts to make noise or until the engine needs servicing. So, I will store the Timing kit for the THETA II 2.4 GDi engine for this USDM 2012 Sorento, untill it could be needed; however I will share here a photo showing the part numbers for each component, as it might be useful in case of someone seeking for such information online: Thanks God the modified Sorento keeps going strong as a Champ. Kind Regards.
  7. Another remote possibility is, that the car is using mismatched tyre sizes, side by side... ...or a broken coil spring / shock absorber somehow. You better do a closer inspection of the suspension on each side, comparing parts. Kind Regards.
  8. Welcome fellow from Costa-Rica, Greetings from Honduras... ...The same thing here. Yes, you can see how I drive my Subaru "BumbleBeast" with a Redrilled 114.3 Pattern, since the 1990's Decade: ~► https://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/174295-reverting-6-lug-to-4x140-then-adapter-to-4x100/?do=findComment&comment=1441832 Kind Regards.
  9. Changed all eight old worn Hydraulic Lifters with a set of brand New ones, with their oil filler holes already aggrandized. Changed the old worn valve covers' Seals. Changed both Timing Belts. Changed the worn old Pilot Bearing from the Clutch... ...completely and thoroughly deep Cleansed the Engine Bay and Painted it:
  10. Once the Lifters were Ready, I had to ask to a local friend who has a small repair shop, his kind help and letting me to pull the engine in its place with his tools...
  11. My "BumbleBeast" it has being running with Valvoline's "MaxLife" semi sinthetyc multigrade oils; however it ran on mineral multigrade oils in the past and after all these years and miles, I decided to change the Hydraulic Lifters with a fresh set of new ones with their tiny holes already Drilled in order to improve the oil flow to them. The back from a 5/64" drill bit, fits perfect on the tiny holes, but its cutting knives on its other side are wider up to the next size of it, you'll never know how many of these bits I wasted until I found a suitable one that could drill their metal, it is amazingly hard and even tungsten carbide drill bits were wasted by the dozen... so, it is better idea to get the Hydraulic Lifters to a professional lathe shop and let them do that aggrandizement for you, if you can... in my case I done that manually. Then, a deep cleansing of each Hydraulic Lifter were nessesary. Eating your Favourite Snack and Soda will help you to be Patient enough...
  12. I decided to remove the Engine from the Car for three reasons, one was to do a deep Cleansing and repainting all the Engine bay; other reason was to change the Pilot Bearing from the Clutch, as it became loudly Noisy; and finally I decided that it was time to change the old, worn Hydraulic Lifters with a fresh set of new ones... even change the timing belts is easier outside the car, so I did everything at once. I obtained a set of new Hydraulic Lifters' at eBay: My beloved Subaru "BumbleBeast" has the oil pump and its Mickey Mouse Shaped seal, in healthy conditions, so the noise that the old, worn Hydraulic lifters were doing, was not the TOD ("tick-of-death") sound; the clockwork noise were coming from their normal wear at this age and mileage... As I've read several times, long years ago on these Forum; certain members exposed that the oil access holes on the Hydaulic Lifters' body, are so tiny that with age and usage, the varnish and sludge of these engines could restrict and even block the access of the oil at them, making them to work dry and noisy. Furthermore, experienced mechanics suggested that such small openings on the Hydraulic Lifters' bodies, could be drilled and opened to the next size, in order to minimize clogging and let them get the oil pressure in a better way which may lead to a self cleaning operation. Here's an example:
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