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spyro

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PostSubject: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptyWed 9 Mar - 13:12

well... this is my first impreza and i bought it as a non runner with the all too common bottom end failure !

pictures are worth a thousand words so here goes!

1st day
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and then the fun started... it only took 1:15 start to finish to get it out which was a nice suprise Smile

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then i started to dismantle:
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and this is what i found !

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and the money shot >>>
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killed 2 rods as well
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oil pickup
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can anyone spot the deliberate mistake ?

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yep... i only got 6 big end bearings out NOT 8... the other 2 were dust in the oil !

it has scored the main crank bearings too !


so now im looking for a nice healthy replacement for it !!!

Simon
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spyro

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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptyWed 9 Mar - 13:14

oh and a nice video from when i took the sump off, and YES i was shocked !!!

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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptyWed 9 Mar - 13:48

ouch thats nasty at least your getting it sorted mate
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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptyWed 9 Mar - 13:53

well im trying, but finding a replacement engine is proving rather difficult... people are asking crazy money !
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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptyWed 9 Mar - 14:49

Tell me about it im sure there was one on here for £350
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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptyWed 9 Mar - 15:20

So your the twat that outbid me at the last 30 seconds on fleabay pmsl
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spyro

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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptyWed 9 Mar - 16:45

Sniper bids are my Forte' Smile
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muzz

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Location : county durham

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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptySun 13 Mar - 12:10


porky has a early wrx engine which is cheap at £350 ?
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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptySun 13 Mar - 14:50

But it's in Ipswich, so if there are any issues I'm doomed lol
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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptySun 13 Mar - 17:05


well put it this way i have personally dealt with him and had no issues at all, i can do collection and delivery to your door for £60 and if you have any issues i will personally pay the postage back to him ?
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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptySun 13 Mar - 18:15

Well if your confidence is anything to go by then it might be worth looking into ?

As long as he still has it ?
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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptySun 13 Mar - 18:17


drop him a pm and maybe get a number off him and have a chat over it !
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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptySun 13 Mar - 18:44

av got a newage sport short block here, with perfect crank, bearing etc etc

a believe the sport and wrx had the same crank ????

anyway £250 ono
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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptyMon 14 Mar - 6:33

Finn, ideally I'm looking for a long block at least because my heads will be full of swarf just as bad as the sump was Sad
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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptySun 27 Mar - 22:14

Well... After alot of searching and alot of graft I finally have a new engine in the scooby!

Only to find a split oil return pipe and spending 3 hours trying to change it behind the turbo Sad

So with horrific spanner-rash and some 3rd degree burns I now have a fully functioning Subaru
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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptyMon 28 Mar - 19:08

lol, the oil return pipe of bottom of turbo is a complete barstuard to change in situ, much easier just whippin the turbo off

Andy
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PostSubject: Re: MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE   MY97 UK TURBO ADVENTURE EmptyMon 28 Mar - 20:09

Heinsight is a beautiful the thing lol ! But it's sorted now "hopefully"
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