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About UnorganizedMechanic

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  • Birthday 11/24/1978

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    Stanton, CA
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    School bus mechanic, professional beer drinker
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    2010 Subaru WRX, 1984 Subaru Brat
  1. UnorganizedMechanic

    Stoopid dog - 1984 Brat

    There may be a place in my heart for Evaporust if this thing breaks loose after sitting for a week topped up with that black magic juice. One bank down, one more to go.
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    EA81 Unsolvable steering wheel shake

    It's been a while since I've seen it, but a tire may balance well, but it'll still have RFV(radial force variation) that may creep up at odd times and need to be addressed. One more thing to consider I suppose. Good luck.
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    Stoopid dog - 1984 Brat

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    Stoopid dog - 1984 Brat

    This hunk of junk is registered. The engine is out. The cylinders look like poo. PB blaster didn't do much. Trans/marvel/diesel cocktail didn't help much to loosen the pistons. Attempting the old Coca-Cola sauce to loosen the rust. Evapo-rust is on the shopping list. Lots of hammering and torching the pistons yet to come.
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    Stoopid dog - 1984 Brat

    So many uses for baking tins, I love it. Here in California there are more hoops to jump through than a seal in a circus when doing engine conversions of that extent. Plus it's more money I'm trying to not spend. Good idea though and I'd love to do it, but as for now I'm going to crack open the ea81 carefully and see what I've got to work with. Plus a brand used ea81 so far is around $300 - $400 USD from these local maniacs that horde them. If anything, it'll be something fun to document and share. Thanks for the comment @el_freddo.
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    Stoopid dog - 1984 Brat

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    Stoopid dog - 1984 Brat

    After long hours of PB blaster, torches, slide hammering, cursing, crying, kicking, torching, cutting, prying, yelling, and more hammering, it finally came up. A possible bent intake manifold, but who cares? I won.
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    Stoopid dog - 1984 Brat

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    Stoopid dog - 1984 Brat

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    Stoopid dog - 1984 Brat

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    Stoopid dog - 1984 Brat

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    Stoopid dog - 1984 Brat

    It's where I keep all my most valuable parts, specially my muffin tops. Ancient mechanic technology, use the old lady's baking hardware to keep your nuts and bolts.
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    Intake Manifold Bolts

    I've heard of the horror stories of finding oil pumps for sure. My intent is a full rebuild as much as I can, not replacing parts. Gaskets, o-rings and, the speed gods willing, piston rings without needing a cylinder boring. Thanks you for the heads up on the oil pump though.
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    Stoopid dog - 1984 Brat

    Thus begins the saga of rebuilding a seized engine, a seized water pump, broken bolts, registration woes, and the many other problems from sitting for years in who-knows-where. So far, it's living up to its namesake, but it's complete and in good condition.
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    Intake Manifold Bolts

    I'm so sorry if I hijacked this thread DV-523! I hope your repair is successful. I agree with all the other guys about replacing and removing bolts. Penetrant oil helped me as well as heat. A good hardware or fastener store locally is where I source my automotive bolts. A good place should have a variety of bolt types like zinc coated, stainless and whatnot. If all else comes together I'll be liberally applying anti-seize to the shaft of the bolt in the intake manifold, torquing everything to spec, and double checking for air and coolant leaks. I'm going for a full rebuild if the cylinders aren't garbage and crossing my fingers. VICTORY IS MINE! After hours or heartache and cussing and possibly bending the intake manifold, it has succumbed to my will.
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