Sweet! Good for you and your brother. I was thinking as I was reading through what you ended with.. Pics would have been great. but good story still.
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Heya all just a quick report on a engine transplant performed On saturday
My brother has a vIII 1996 wrx he blew the engine about 2 weeks ago
(Dont ask me how 18years and no car experience go figure)
After pleading to me to help I told him to go ahead and purchase a engine and get it deliverd to my house
The engine was deliverd at 10:30am on sat morning and by 9pm that night (with a 4 hour break as i went to the beach) We turned the key to hear nothing...
As my brother looked at me with a slightly dissapointed look, my mind flashed as iIrememberd as I conected the starter motor I was distracted and forgot to connect the little plug also
I looked at him said 1sec put my hand around the intercooler connected it and said give it a go now
He turned the key and as you could imagine had a grin from ear to ear
Over all the transplant went smooth no hassles with the dreaded turbo exaust bolts evan the heat shields came of nicely
1 rounded nut on the engine mounts which was shown a hammer and a 13mm soccet which convinced it to release its hold
the engine loom was simple had to swap 1 sensor connection
and extend one other connection
My brother is so happy he has his car running again
I do got to say he done a good job on spanner duties
(evan with the bare minimal tools I have)
This is about my 5th engine transplant and i got to say I like the subaru engine to me there so simple to workon
Only done one other engine which was a nissan skyline GTST and hands down gimme a Sub any day
Cheers all I just realised now i shoulda taken pictures
I love it when you don't run into any problems when working on a car, but this always seems to happen...lol congratz
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