Jump to content
Ultimate Subaru Message Board

Recommended Posts

I tried searching on the forums and couldn't find anything like what I'm dealing with. I'm doing the head gaskets. Ive done about 15 hg's on the notorious 2.5's. I got the passenger side head off with no interruptions. Cam cap bolts were easy did it with 1/4 socket an ratchet.

 

The driver side cam cap bolts are frozen. Cracked a craftsmen socket 1/4 inch. And then broke teeth off a 3/8ths rachet. After I snapped one trying to remove it I stoped. The heads have not been done as far as I can tell. 125k miles. Anyone have any ideas or have had this happen to them? There just 10pm bolts supposed to be 14ft 8 for front caps. These bolts are welded into the head. I'm guessing due to it being over heated. Passenger side head was r&r in 45 minutes. Now I'm stuck. Any advice would be great. I don't wanna use a torch too much oil and stuff in the way. I'm ready to cut the caps off and get a used head/cams

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Before I took it apart it ran great. On all 4 cyl smooth. No engine noise indicating internal damage. The only reason I did the head gasket is because the customer overheated it a month ago and after that going up inclines the temp would be irratic. And bubbles in overflow tank.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Time to pull the motor methinks. If they're so seized that one has already snapped it sounds like it has been overheated to the point of no return. Pull the motor, inspect for signs of damage, repair if possible. To me it sounds like its done its dash.

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

×