Jump to content
Ultimate Subaru Message Board
hackasubaru

EA82 Cylinder Block Coolant Passage O Ring

Recommended Posts

I recently did head gaskets on my 87 gl wagon because i was getting oil in the coolant. I bought a regasket kit for the top and bottom end and have been replacing lots of things. Although, i noticed in my hanes there is a "crankshaft o ring" and "backup ring" right where the block splits. I read a service manual online and it called it a coolant passage o ring. I was wondering if anyone knew if these go out very often and if they do can it cause oil in the coolant? I really don't want to redo my head gaskets :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey cool, thanks for the quick response! I figured something so hard to get too would be fairly reliable. I won't worry about it, time to put my engine back in

 

-Jake

Edited by hackasubaru

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I could see it leaking coolant into the oil, but not the other way around.

 

There is no oil at the top of the block.:rolleyes:

 

And they don't fail really. If it did, you'd have to remove the heads and redo the headgaskets to split the case to get at it anyhow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×