Hey everybody, I would like to share my engine build. I am not a expert and this is my first engine build. I don't have much experience except working on my cars or a friends cars. Frankly, I had no interest in cars until I was given a Honda Civic when I got my G1 license 4 years ago. I felt extremely vulnerable going to mechanics trusting that there not over charging me for things I don't need or if they will even do the work to my car. So I've done my best to learn what i can about cars in the last 4 years and it has really turned into a fun hobby for me.
Again I'm not a expert but hopefully my build might be able to help somebody else. If I didn't have the internet I would have never been able to rebuild my engine. I wish I could thank every forum, write up, and youtube video that I have seen/watched but I'm going to give a shout out to just two youtube videos that really helped me.
Ok on with the build. I have a white 2008 Subaru WRX hatch. I got rod knock after purchasing the car and I decided I could rebuild it cheaper and stronger then a used sti engine(about $4500cad around here). I ended up spending $5450.00(Damn cams put me over
) not including oil,paint,specialty tools,alot of brake cleaner,gasket maker, and ect. I would say the total is closer to $6000canadian.
My mods are as follows:
-Brian Crower Stage 2 cams
-Manley Valve Springs (stock retainers and valves)
-ARP 2000 Head Studs
-ACL Rod Bearings
-ACL Main Bearings
-OEM STI Crankshaft
-Gutted TGV valves (motor and partial rod reinstalled)
-Secondary Air Pump Deleted
-Self Made Magnetic Oil Plug
-NGK Iridium Plugs
-awdtuning.com open source base map
EVERYTHING ELSE IS STOCK hp will come when I upgrade my fuel system and exhaust in the future but for now im broke