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Crazyeights last won the day on April 26

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  1. A decent scan tool and DVOM in the right hands are the first things that you will need. Like they say "some diagnosis required".
  2. I bought a new dual mass flywheel from Subaru for mine, but they are expensive. It'll never be right if it is resurfaced. They disintegrate easily when abused, and the shrapnel can tear up the rear side of the block. We have tried a couple of conversions to a single mass flywheel at the shop and they both had problems.
  3. That is not factory Three Bond/Fuji Bond sealant. Someone has been in there before you.
  4. It's pretty common. No short cut - pull it out and fix it! Good time for a clutch too.
  5. The pitch stop rod is a Must! You will break both motor mounts quickly with out it. Then the engine will open your hood for you
  6. Scrap that block and bring them a better one. An EJ22E that hasn't been abused shouldn't need to be bored oversize. With the cylinders laying flat, excess bore wear usually is not a problem. Even so the odds that a smaller shop has the proper equipment, knowledge, and experience to bore one of these blocks properly is slim. Find a good running used one, rebuild the heads with new exhaust valves, seal it up with new gaskets, timing belt kit, and water pump. Leave the oil pump alone but do buy a new oil pan and pickup screen. No offense but if you are asking these type of questions then don't split the shortblock open. It won't ever run right again.
  7. I have 3 pictures of "Jerry's Kit" that I took right after getting it directly from Jerry years ago. The "Kit" is still holding the trans in my lifted '83! What is the easiest way to make 3 .jpg files available? I don't have any space here. I have lots of old notes and some other misc pictures relating to the swap if you are interested.
  8. Have you read the EA to EJ swap guide? It has all of the diagrams, directions, and pictures that you need. EA to EJ swap guide
  9. An EJ swap in an EA body makes a fun ride, it's like a whole new car. I have 2 EJ swapped Subarus right now - both with stock EJ22s in them. One is a AWD '92 Loyale and the other is an '83 GL 4wd wagon. @Subiedude.12 do you have any pictures or a thread up somewhere? @GeneralDisorderI am glad no one was hurt! "Ended up in someone's lawn narrowly missing a mailbox" - I did that in my friends moms Datsun B210 Honey Bee
  10. Damn it's nice to hear from you Rob! I'm glad you are ok. Very nice work on your EJ - RX!
  11. I must be missing something really obvious, if it is a battery charger then why not connect it right at the battery?
  12. Some basic organized diagnostic procedures starting with compression AND leak-down tests should have the problem sorted out in short order. Do NOT assume that any part or system is "good, tested, or trusted" until you verify it for yourself. Especially a new or reman part. A smoke (vapor) machine can be useful in locating hard to find vacuum or boost leaks. It can be difficult to offer this type of help in an internet forum when you don't know anything about the person working on the vehicle and their skill level, not to mention the history and condition of the vehicle. The EA82T is probably one of if not THE most universally disliked engines that Subaru ever produced. That being said my 89 GL10 Turbo wagon is the only EA body vehicle I own that hasn't been swapped to an EJ and it's still one of my favorite cars. To me an EA82T with 1 and 3 (same bank) is screaming "my headgasket has been leaking for 20k and my cylinder head is cracked."
  13. Yes it should be. I have done that swap and I don't recall anything unusual coming up.
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