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Old 04-07-2008, 07:45 PM   #51
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where did you learn how to do all this stuff?

-Aircraft airframe & powerplant technical school
-took EVERYTHING apart when I was a kid
-Reading, reading, reading

There is still so much I don't know about from lack of experience tearing engines completely apart. I try to pick up on things about our cars from reading here and on the "other" site. The tolerance measurements and things like that still make me nervous. For some reason I remember where everything goes and I can figure out how things go back together pretty easily.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:08 PM   #52
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Default Putting block halves back together... any helpful tips?

I need to find out the best way to seal the block halves back together. By that I mean where to make sure there is sealant where it needs to be and where to make sure there is none. I really want the block air/oil tight with zero vacumm or oil leaks. I also want to make sure the sealant goes all of the way to the edge of the crank bearings but not into the bearings. Since I will have the bearings greased I also don't want that grease migrating in between the block halves where I have the sealant. Does anyone have any tips on this? I couldn't find any relevant info by searching, maybe I'm using the wrong search terms????
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:11 AM   #53
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Did you try nasioc? Hate to say it but they really do have some good info. Especially in the Built Motor forums.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:28 AM   #54
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Did you try nasioc? Hate to say it but they really do have some good info. Especially in the Built Motor forums.

Believe me I've searched there, but trying to find truthful unsarcastic information can be like pulling finger nails out with pliers sometimes. You can't tell if someone's telling you to be helpful or if they're trying to get to to break something so they can laugh about it. I bought an engine in excellent condition and I'm trying to keep it that way.
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2slo, did you buy your stuff off of ebay? if so, that should be a clue not to ever mess w/ ebay again ;]
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So far my ej25 has been superb and neither I or the previous owner have babied it.


was fast as hell (for a NA) though when in my car w/ the RA box, otherwise you wouldnt have been impressed by it, esp after driving 5 hours to check it out!
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:52 AM   #57
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i hate to rain on your parade but my ej20k just threw a rod bearing and i change my oil every 2k miles...shit knocks like a jackhammer now...im getting a ej257 block now ;] ive heard a lot of 20k's throwing rod bearings, hopefully you have one of the few that doesn't...mine sure as hell did...at least you know how to rip apart your motor etc...i will be doing that here real soon ;]


rod bearing and changing oil have nothing really in common- you've just been lucky enough to hit the reality of subaru OEM supply chain, some ej20K live for a long time, some kaboom (i killed 3 in my own car last year, various freaky incidents).

Ej20K has issues from OEM production materials issue. further, ej20K pistons are the lightest (375g lighter than any oem, only 10g heavier than TODA!!). revs super fast
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:21 PM   #58
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rod bearing and changing oil have nothing really in common- you've just been lucky enough to hit the reality of subaru OEM supply chain, some ej20K live for a long time, some kaboom (i killed 3 in my own car last year, various freaky incidents).

Ej20K has issues from OEM production materials issue. further, ej20K pistons are the lightest (375g lighter than any oem, only 10g heavier than TODA!!). revs super fast

I can't wait for the super fast revs! Well actually I HAVE to wait, lol. The second gasket seller is slow to communicate any help. I'm really tempted to just buy a set from a different place but the first set has yet to be recieved by the first seller to be refunded. Wow, two unreliable sellers in a row. At least the engine will be spotless inside. I may even run my emanage to try and shave some timing with a map sensor. We'll see.
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:52 PM   #59
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2slo i wanted to know where u got ur gasket kit and who u bought ur acl bearings from.
did u use a 12point socket to get the heads off?
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