GD: Baron's '05 STi journal - **Carbon bits installed** - Page 34 - Subaru Impreza WRX STI Forums: IWSTI.com
STI Forum
Join
Start New Thread Create Account Advertise FAQ Members List Contact
Baron's '05 STi journal - **Carbon bits installed**
Baron's '05 STi journal - **Carbon bits installed**
Go Back   STI Forums > > > GD: Baron's '05 STi journal - **Carbon bits installed**
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-01-15, 07:23 AM   #331
yamahaSHO
BROtuner
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
 
Car: 2005 WRB
Fav Mod: Equal Length Header
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Denver, CO
yamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant future
Default Re: Baron's '05 STi journal - **motor is pulled...now to mod...**

Wix has been well known across the board for years. I used them in the SHO WAY back in the day.
__________________
Looking at turbo upgrades? Click here.
jaz|TUNING

yamahaSHO is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-01-15, 07:39 AM   #332
BaronOBeefdip
Advanced Mastery Level I
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
Fav Mod: CE28Ns!
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Omaha, NE
BaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the roughBaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the roughBaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Baron's '05 STi journal - **motor is pulled...now to mod...**

Clarification: what I meant was it doesn't seem like it's known or mentioned much for Subaru applications. At least I don't see all that much written about 'em.

Did you have any other people that were looking at APs? I think you mentioned another possible group buy last time we talked?
BaronOBeefdip is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-15, 09:39 AM   #333
thundercamel
Advanced Mastery Level I
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Fav Mod: Tinted windows
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Round Lake, IL
thundercamel is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Baron's '05 STi journal - **motor is pulled...now to mod...**

Quote:
Originally Posted by BaronOBeefdip View Post
Right, very true. I think the Wix filter is the same size as an OEM filter though. The same goes for the media. I will see if I can find the post where someone cut a bunch of filters in half. I think it was on BobIsTheOilGuy or something like that.
STi Oil Filter Analysis Preliminary Data (Dimensions + Pics)

PL14610 user here.
thundercamel is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-07-15, 04:59 PM   #334
BaronOBeefdip
Advanced Mastery Level I
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
Fav Mod: CE28Ns!
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Omaha, NE
BaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the roughBaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the roughBaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Baron's '05 STi journal - **motor is pulled...now to mod...**

Dang, thanks for the thread camel. That's a good read so far. Good to know you're having good results with the Purolator.

Since I haven't posted about the car in some time, here's where I'm at; it's that time where I feel like admitting a stupid mistake and you gotta do that to keep yourself grounded right? Otherwise we all get egos or whatever...idk...something, something, hindsight is 20/20.

ANYWAYS...so when I went to fit the EWG to the uppipe and the dump tube, the vbands would not close all the way. Why, you ask? Well, that would be because SwainTech coated the backsides of the vband flanges on the pipe and tube, as in, the surfaces that the inside of the vband clamps touch. And I even noticed this when I got them back from being coated and thought "this may be a issue later", but stupidly, I did nothing.

I asked SwainTech to mask that area off, but I wasn't clear enough I guess. It's kind of upsetting that they did that, seeing as I'm sure they're familiar with how vband flanges work and that the tolerances are slim unless you are able to accurately size clamps. So yeah, lesson learned. Before you ask, I did try grinding with a Dremel/filing the material off the flanges, but I was going nowhere fast. I was rounding off Dremel bits and ruining a couple files, which really speaks to the quality and toughness of SwainTech's product! Also, there's really nowhere in town where I get could my hands on physical selections of clamps to test fit. So rather than deal with back and forth shipping of clamps of all sizes and work at it any more, I took a bit of a loss and sold that part, got a new one, and sent it off to SwainTech already with new, more clear instructions. So now I'm waiting for that to come back to me. Sheesh....

Yes, that's right boys and...??..girls??(yeah right, as if there are any girls out there reading this). An entire year goes by and I didn't even bother to test fit completely. I will forever facepalm myself for that dumb move. That's my what-the-fuck award for 2015.

However, that being said, even though I'm waiting for turnaround time on the new uppipe, it was recommended to me to do ARP head studs while the motor is out. After some deliberation, I have decided that that is what needs to happen. That is a weak point in the motor and with my plans for tracktime fun, I would be pushing coolant sooner or later with stock studs. So what this means is that a whole new can of worms opens up, more things get pushed back, and possibly not even driving the car 'til next year, which sucks balls. I have myself to blame for a lot of it, should've started earlier in the year and here we are at October already.

Jesus that's depressing...

Who knows, I will try to tackle things myself as much as I can, but I am not too confident in my abilities when it comes to removing cams and heads -if needed- and putting it all back together. Searching forums only goes so far, so yes, I admit I need a bit of handholding with certain things. When that happens, generally speaking I find it's best to have someone alongside you. At some point, I do have to ask for help.

So we will see, but that is where I'm at for the time being.

Last edited by BaronOBeefdip; 10-07-15 at 05:11 PM.
BaronOBeefdip is offline  
Likes 1 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-15, 07:36 AM   #335
thundercamel
Advanced Mastery Level I
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Fav Mod: Tinted windows
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Round Lake, IL
thundercamel is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Baron's '05 STi journal - **motor is pulled...now to mod...**

Sounds like things that could happen to me, lol. The valve covers and camshafts don't sound intimidating. The cam sprocket bolts are what concern me.

https://www.youtube.com/v/WjZ0XtLYtzc

I assume the head studs can't be swapped one at a time while leaving the head on; the block side threads probably don't fit through the head gasket or the head itself. Their 1/2" head stud video was also interesting.
thundercamel is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-15, 07:47 AM   #336
yamahaSHO
BROtuner
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
 
Car: 2005 WRB
Fav Mod: Equal Length Header
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Denver, CO
yamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant future
Default Re: Baron's '05 STi journal - **motor is pulled...now to mod...**

Be prepared to drill out the exhaust cam bolts. It's really easy and much faster than breaking tools not getting it loose.
__________________
Looking at turbo upgrades? Click here.
jaz|TUNING

yamahaSHO is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-15, 10:35 AM   #337
BaronOBeefdip
Advanced Mastery Level I
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
Fav Mod: CE28Ns!
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Omaha, NE
BaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the roughBaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the roughBaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Baron's '05 STi journal - **motor is pulled...now to mod...**

Quote:
Originally Posted by thundercamel View Post
Sounds like things that could happen to me, lol. The valve covers and camshafts don't sound intimidating. The cam sprocket bolts are what concern me.

I assume the head studs can't be swapped one at a time while leaving the head on; the block side threads probably don't fit through the head gasket or the head itself. Their 1/2" head stud video was also interesting.
Thanks for that vid, camel. That's certainly a feasible idea. Those bolts are something I've been concerned about too. I did actually watch that Outfront head stud video before all this hoopla and thought it was interesting as well. Idk, it may be possible to do one bolt at a time, but I'm not so certain that the bolt shanks are the same size on either end, which would probably mean pulling heads off. Jason, you used the ARP 2000s, chime in on that?

Quote:
Originally Posted by yamahaSHO View Post
Be prepared to drill out the exhaust cam bolts. It's really easy and much faster than breaking tools not getting it loose.
That's true. I'm going to try doing it the old fashioned way to see if they budge, but I'm not going to suffer several broken tools, that's for sure. I'll consider drilling or welding. I am NOT looking forward to this either way.
BaronOBeefdip is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-15, 10:40 AM   #338
yamahaSHO
BROtuner
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
 
Car: 2005 WRB
Fav Mod: Equal Length Header
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Denver, CO
yamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant futureyamahaSHO has a brilliant future
Default Re: Baron's '05 STi journal - **motor is pulled...now to mod...**

If it doesn't come off right away, just drill it. I sharp bit and some oil with a drill on low speed takes care of it very quickly.
__________________
Looking at turbo upgrades? Click here.
jaz|TUNING

yamahaSHO is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-15, 02:49 PM   #339
BaronOBeefdip
Advanced Mastery Level I
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
Fav Mod: CE28Ns!
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Omaha, NE
BaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the roughBaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the roughBaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Baron's '05 STi journal - **motor is pulled...now to mod...**

After doing a hell of a lot more reading, I feel a little more reassured about this work at this stage. So that's always good. I'm going to attempt this over the coming weekend with the same friend who helped remove the motor. Also going to take another crack at that sheared bolt still in the block. Have not heard back from SwainTech yet regarding the uppipe since we're coming to the end of the third week they've had it.

Dropped more $$$ on parts to get ready for this. Yay.

- ARP 2000s
- OEM head gaskets, valve cover gaskets, spark plug well gaskets, cam seals, timing belt
- misc. OEM brackets
- LIC Motorsports aluminum head plugs
- Tomei timing belt guide
- TiC FU cam bolt kit

Probably not needing replacing, but pending inspection anyways:

- OEM water pump
- timing pulleys
- spark plugs

Also didn't mention that in August I had the flywheel resurfaced by a local shop. I wasn't too impressed with the job, but then again it didn't cost a helluva lot, so I guess you get what you pay for. The surface looks and feels a bit too rough IMO, but I may be wrong. I might post some pics on here to get anyone's opinion. So in light of that I was able to get a new OEM flywheel on sale for a really good price from FredBean's Labor Day sale.

Have just been tinkering around with other basic stuff in the meantime, cleaning other parts, tied back the TGV connectors on the wiring harness, etc. I'm currently looking at solutions for wiring up the gauges and fitting the sensors for the oil pressure and boost pressure plumbing. Which reminds me that I need to also do the same for the EBCS/EWG/MBCS.

Last edited by BaronOBeefdip; 10-20-15 at 03:04 PM.
BaronOBeefdip is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-15, 01:23 PM   #340
BaronOBeefdip
Advanced Mastery Level I
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
Fav Mod: CE28Ns!
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Omaha, NE
BaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the roughBaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the roughBaronOBeefdip is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Baron's '05 STi journal - **motor is pulled...now to mod...**

Pulled off the driver's side valve cover last night to keep an eye on the action when I removed the timing belt, NBD:









Neither of the cams snapped back from the tension, which is surprising since the cam lobes are slightly off center of the bucket contact points on the intake for cylinder 2 and the exhaust for cylinder 4, as you can see. But I'm sure all it wants is just a slight nudge

In even better news that you can see from the pics, there's really no obvious or detrimental wear going on inside the valvetrain/heads. No sludge, just spotless. The spark plug wells were very clean, even the contacts and spark plugs themselves; no corrosion anywhere. Considering the exterior state of the motor, I was quite concerned before undertaking all this about discovering damage or wear on critical components. The lobe tips only ever so slightly show signs of contact; the buckets have no scoring on them whatsoever. So I think it's safe to say that it looks like this motor has stayed pretty well-oiled. That's 2 out of 3 crucial areas investigated now; the first being the crankcase and the last being the cylinders/piston heads.

As for the timing belt, all around it looks pretty good, however I'm going to use it to help keep the cam gears from moving when removing the cam bolts, so I won't be reusing it and have a new OEM one ready to go. As for the bearings? Yeah.....they didn't fare so well. 2 sound like roller skates, one makes a dull sound when spun, and one is very resistant to rolling, so those are all getting replaced. The tensioner pulley itself sounds okay, but there is quite a bit of grease around the hydraulic pin, so that's getting replaced too. The pulley on the water pump feels just right and makes no sound at all, so that stays. After replacing the pulleys, I'm confident that the engine will idle a bit smoother and quieter, as well as getting rid of some of that "Subaru shake".

As for what's ahead, I'm feeling quite confident now in my abilities with most of this after doing a shit-ton of reading around. I need to go get another pair of vice grips, because tonight, I'm going to attempt the cam bolts; fingers crossed.

I called SwainTech today; looks like they'll be shipping my parts back today/tomorrow, so that's good. I'm anxious to see their work this time.

Last edited by BaronOBeefdip; 10-28-15 at 01:33 PM.
BaronOBeefdip is offline  
Likes 1 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Official: GD (2003/4-2007) Series STI Member Journal Index Kevin GD-Members' Journals 20 01-22-12 06:52 PM
Official: GR Series (2008+) STI Member Journal Directory Kevin GR-Members' Journals 6 04-27-09 01:28 PM
Member Journal Thumbnails active again plus new feature! Kevin IWSTI Notices 0 10-25-08 02:01 AM
***Member Journal FAQ*** Kevin Other Members Journals 4 03-01-08 02:34 PM
Interior metal floor mats? READ READ READ ratteb GD-General 20 12-05-07 11:54 AM


New To Site? Need Help? More

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Designed & Powered by Domain Architect
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.