Well thats not cool
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Well thats not cool
2004 Black WRX Sedan
Mods = yes
I got the heads back on, and STARTED putting the cams back in...
The Subaru manual calls out the SAME torque for all 6 cam bolts, but the front 2 are smaller (didnt notice this right away), and cant take that amount of torque..I know this because I snapped one in half and almost broke the other. Managed to get the broken bolt out of the head (about 30 minutes later)...Ordering up a new set of all 8 of the little bolts...and am going to put them in with less torque. I looked the torque specs up on those fasterners, and it was WAY too high what Subaru listed for the little ones.
Lessen learned : if the torque wrench FEELS wrong, even if the book says it is not, trust your hands...not the damn manual....
now I need to wait for the new bolts to get here before I can do anything else....Had this not have happened, I would have had the engine sealed up, and the intake on, basically waiting to go back into car already.
on a happy side note: my radiator and fans showed up today...and the hood and bumpers are to be shipped this week ...now I just need a Passenger fender....anyone got a spare?
Last edited by rocketman1; 01-05-2004 at 08:09 PM.
Bummer d00d. :-/ Sounds like a pain in the arse. Good luck with the rest of it.
Project threads are the best! Gives me something to look forward to everyday, haha. Good luck with the rex, you'll getter done. If you have any questions dont ask me! I dont know $hit! haha. Nice work
2004 WRB WRX STi/ Cobb Stage 2/ 292awhp/304tq
The WRX possesses the boundless energy of a second grader stuffed with chocolate cookies.-- Car and Driver Magazine
Blobeye Syndicate #99
Found a subaru manual adjustment that changes torque on the little bolts...Now when the new ones get here (tomorrow) I can complete the engine build....
Delivering all the pieces required for the body shop to continue by the end of this week...Hopefully have rex back in garage first week in Feb...
I really want to have car back on the road by the end of March...hopefully I will have lots more pictures to post in the coming weeks....[and they will look much prettier than the originals]
should have car back from shop by next Friday.....then the real fun begins........
Last edited by rocketman1; 01-25-2004 at 03:57 PM.
Dude thats awesome. keep us UPDATED!
beautiful job on the engine!
keep it up!!
=+- 02' Midnight Black Scooby Rex-+=
no new pics yet......too lazy.....but
Engine is all back together and ready to put in......picking up car this Wed after work....will take some pics when I get it back here.........
yeah man ..don't get discouraged ..keep posting them pics hehe I've been following this thread for a while
got car back...already put front suspension back on.......I am plannin on gettin gbrake lines / wire harness back in on Sunday...maybe even the tranny, if I decide to work on it that long...pics to follow