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#106 Old 09-07-2011, 09:47 AM
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Buy used, have it calibrated and you're good. Also avoid the crappy plastic ones that are out now a days, those things suck at everything. I wouldn't even use one of those on a lawnmower engine. If you can do what I did and find an old machine shop going out of business and buy from them they usually let stuff go pretty cheap and most of the time you don't need the stuff calibrated...

new2subaru if your really worried about the motor failing you should have the oil tested by Blackstone, not to be confused with Keystone haha. Look for traces of metal flakes in your oil and yes check the tensioner they are know to go bad and if it locks up you will experience your first "Oh Crap!" moment.

On a side note why does the word tensioner show up as a misspelling????
PSINUSE: I had my oil changed yesterday with mobil 1 synthetic 5w30. they said they found no "shiney flakes" in my oil. Tell me about this "blackstone" what or who are they? I'm only concerned, cause I have 126K on motor. I only want a stage 2 tune with full exhaust, nothing "wild" and I want to know if that will eventually "assplode" my motor. I dont drive it hard, only on occasion... Thanks for all you guys input, I greatly appreciate it..pzr in SA... got any input? your close to me and I'd like to bounce my ideas off of you as well, maybe meet up?
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I can meet up any weekend.... Mostly.

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I can meet up any weekend.... Mostly.

Let me know when
Thanks!! I will check these out, and hit you up some day to come down to SA for a cruise night or something.
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No one can tell you for certain if and when your motor will explode...Trust me you just never know, but keeping an eye on certain things will help prolong the life of the engine....I have seen motors with 160k on them go with a 16g turbo and still live to 190k without issues...

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No one can tell you for certain if and when your motor will explode...Trust me you just never know, but keeping an eye on certain things will help prolong the life of the engine....I have seen motors with 160k on them go with a 16g turbo and still live to 190k without issues...
Lol, I wouldn't figure anyone could tell wether or not your motors going to explode. I am just inquiring from you guys to get all the knowledge and advise about the sub wrx I can. I appreciate all your input and advice. This is the best wrx forum on the net, you guys are very knowledgeable. Thanks.
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Again I'd say you'll be fine for a stg.2 and good driving should keep you happy for a while..

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Well made a bit more progress today since it's still raining out....Got the rods and crank placed in one case half. I will leave it for now and place the other case half on tomorrow as I am tired and need some sleep...This project is moving along very nicely and I can't wait to see how well this turns out.
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OHHH, SHINY I likey, lol.

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Yeah it will be that way for now. Please note that you don't see excessive assembly lube all over the place, I keep things clean to assemble my motors...I also just realized I don't have a rear main seal in my gasket kit...Damn it!!!!

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Oh I know how it goes putting engines together. Not car engines, but helicopter ones, used to help my other guys when they needed a hand. It was fun, but like you said, a good idea to keep everything as clean as possible.

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"Cleanliness is next to godliness." Looks very nice!!! cant wait to hear how it runs..
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"Cleanliness is next to godliness." Looks very nice!!! cant wait to hear how it runs..
Well somewhere on Youtube I had a friend post a video of my car going to 9k on the dyno just to prove that it would do it...I will try and scout around for it. It is just a rev happy motor honestly. Lots of fun also, but I need a bigger turbo for it and that's why I am looking into a gt40 rotated of course.

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Well got the pistons balanced and ready to drop in. 3 of them were dead on perfect at 371.83 grams, yes I measure out to .00 grams. 1 of them was 1.6 grams to heavy. Took some work, but managed to get it down to .02 grams out. The wrist pins were all the same at 151.24 grams so I couldn't switch them around to try and balance out the 1 piston... Well out of the 4 times I have used Wossner pistons this is the only time the sets weren't completely balanced out down to .1 gram. Meh things happen I suppose so I am happy. Sorry didn't take any pictures of it, but it's nothing really interesting. Just pistons sitting on a scale...lol

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So in a turn of bad luck, I somehow lost a case bolt and had to order a new set of them. This really sucks because I had already laid down all of my o rings and my block sealant, which sets up pretty quickly. I placed all the bolts in and just snugged them down hand tight on one side, flipped the block over and and started to do the same on the other side when I noticed the one bolt missing...Didn't torque any of them down after I noticed the one bolt missing. Oh well I won't have time til Saturday to work on it again so I will just pull the top case half off, clean them up and reapply the block sealant once I get the new case bolts in and redo everything over.... So once that is done I should be able to put the pistons in and button everything up.

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Bummer on the case bolt... Wonder if you could have just snugged everything down to the first torque setting to let the sealant set... Not worth the risk and I wouldn't have either.

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