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Old 08-08-11, 08:15 PM   #1
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History:
I started off with Subaru in 2007 with a 2001 Impreza, which I eventually swapped a 2006 WRX engine into at East Coast Swappers w/LGT gearing put in a DPS shortly after. It has been 100% reliable ever since the swap. Just recently, after selling my Jeep Rubicon, I started my search for a 06-07 Aspen White STi. But after waiting awhile and not finding one near by I expanded my search and found a perfect 2007 OBP STi nearby. I purchased the car on Saturday August 6th, 2011.

I sold the car around July 4th 2013. Shortly after I immediately regretted that decision as this was one of my most favorite cars to own. I reached out to the buyer of it and had said that if he ever sold it, I wanted to be the first on that list. 5 Years later... this STI had its original engine blow. A new short block was installed and very shortly after that, it blew again.

I stepped back in, purchased my car back and shipped it to AndrewTech for a complete engine rebuild...


Future Plans:
-After the rebuild is completed, it will remain in its Stage2 area of power. It will be protuned after the engine is broken in.
-Complete interior disassembly, deep cleaning and restoration.
-Headunit replacement, full interior sound deadening, retrofitting STI seats with heated seat inserts.
-Amplifier/Small sub installation
-Complete exterior detailing and restoration
-Front bumper/grill repair.

Engine/Exhaust Mods:
-Cobb Catback Exhaust
-Catted Downpipe (Need to find brand)
-Access Port V2 with OTS Map
(Not current, will update after the engine rebuild is complete)

Suspension:
-Feal Revalved STI struts on RCE Black Springs (I have Feal Fixed Perch Struts and a new set of RCE's to install at some point)

Interior:
Stock.

Photos of the car the day I bought it:




Photos of my GC: (Link to my RS25 member journal)
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This thread has not been updated in 7 years 5 months 11 days. I sold this STI around 7/4/2013 and since then I have regretted selling what was my favorite car.

Fast forward to December 26th 2018. Here she sits in Gaithersburg, MD with a newly replaced short block...and then very quickly after...blown motor. Since selling it, I told the owner I wanted to be first on the list whenever he decided to sell it. So, without hesitation, I bought my old STI back. This is my 6th Subaru purchase, but my 2nd Subaru.

Seeing it again for the first time in 5 years at the shop.






After all the paperwork was completed, it was towed to AndrewTech.







This car is in dire need of a detail. Wheels off, claybar, polish, seal, etc. Inside and out needs an overhaul.




Recorded mileage of 167,631 at time of repurchase.




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So with the original engine blown, replacement short block also blown. The best choice was to leave it to AndrewTech to completely rebuild the engine. All internal components were replaced with equal or (more often) better parts. I'll have a full parts listing after the rebuild is completed.

Here are some progress pics!

The STI being diagnosed by the master himself; Andrew!








This rebuild was completed entirely by Andrew and Sam at Andrewtech.



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Valves being redone:





Reassembly:







The heads reattached to the block:







Timing belt going back on:







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