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#121 Old 09-30-2011, 07:22 PM
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Well got my case bolt yesterday as well as my new water pump and timing kit. Took me over an hour to get all the Fujibond off of the case halves yesterday. So I went ahead and started putting the shortblock together other than the pistons. More than likely I will put them in tomorrow when I get home from work. Still have to line up the rings and make sure I have things in order. Anyway quick snap of the shortblock so far:
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Man I almost forgot to update this again:
Got the pistons in and now just trying to figure out what to do about the heads. Yes I know that the pistons access holes are still open. I ran out of Fujibond so I have to buy more to do that...
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Show pictures of the pistons in the cylinders.

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Can't you see the one in that picture???? LOL Once I get home I will snap some more pictures to show you how far down the piston sits in the bore.

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Update:
Well haven't made any real progress on this build as of late. I need a set of heads and I have been eyeballing some Supertech, but they use BC cams and I don't feel like buying new cams and buckets. Not sure if I could buy them bare or not. Anyway the guy that wanted to buy this motor back out because he thought it would be to much for him after taking a ride in my car, personally I think he was just a wuss or his wife didn't want him to buy it. Sorry for not updating sooner, but mucho overtime at work the last 2 weeks has kept me from really doing much other than a few things I always make time for...

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Eyeing some supertech what? Valves I assume...I'm using supertech valves on GSC S1 cams. So, you don't have to be stuck on BC's crap. My builder had to set the valve lash of course and I got everything new buckets and all that crap.

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Supertech heads(they are a different company I believe). I hate the thought of using BC cams, but to spend another $900+ for cams and buckets to me is to much. I have been looking for a set of regular WRX heads, but people are wanting $500 for them and then you have to pay for machine work, springs, cams, buckets, etc so by then you have $2200 in a set where as the Supertech heads are $2100.

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Just buy basco's EJ205 heads. They're already upgraded and I'm sure he'll give you a good deal on them.

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I would just see if supertech will upgrade to GSC or Kelford for an extra 250. If I buy BC's I'm spending about $575, GSC's that I've decided on are $850 (my price is $800ish). It's not THAT much more in the grand scheme of things, and the GSC Stage II's have been shown to make a lot more power upstairs (where this engine will live), and also makes more power down low.... They're the perfect cam!

Plus BC stage II's have barely more duration than a stock STI cam... More lift for sure but I don't even think they're 264*.

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I know that I wanna switch out the cams currently in my car for something better, but it's the whole, "time to do it thing" anymore. I will do some shopping though. A guy here locally just toasted his 04WRX and is going to buy a complete EJ207 motor, so I might offer my services in exchange for the old heads if they aren't to messed up.

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if it's a bearing issue stay away, the heads are almost always trash in our cars when you spin bearings

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Not really sure what it was, he just said it was toasted???? Maybe it just needs some butter on it...lol

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My heads survived....but, i don't know if the EJ257s are any different. Oh and I actually just stopped driving it at that point. Unlike the drain plug issue before it...that lead to the bearing failure. I heard the noise of possible rod knock.....pulled over and had two dealership "techs" look at it up near the rally. They said its rod knock and if it just started....which it did. They said have it towed or look at doing a long block. Which I did a long block anyways, but I got to reuse my heads.

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I've had 2 EJ2XX's spin bearings and twice I've had to buy new heads because the cam surfaces got scored to hell, speaking of which Keith I've got a fully built set of EJ205 heads laying around but they've got a real wild set of Tomei cams, I think 287/280 int/exh IIRC, IDK if you'd be interested

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