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by mike-tracy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: DOHC timing belt install tips
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: DOHC timing belt install tips

Are you installing the belt with all the idler bearings installed? I leave the bottom one on the passenger side off when I install the belt. After putting on the belt, but before installing the last bearing, I use my breaker bar to rotate the crank towards the passenger side by several teeth. This p...
by mike-tracy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Head gaskets 2.2l
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: Head gaskets 2.2l

The older ej22e and the newer ej22e take the same head gasket, yes. Same part number I believe

Note that 99 and newer ej22's are not an ej22e anymore and use a different gasket.
by mike-tracy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Head gaskets 2.2l
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: Head gaskets 2.2l

Felpro only lists a graphite gasket for the older NA ej22e's. If you need an MLS gasket, the felpro ej22t is what you're after. Note that the graphite gaskets are tolerant of an imperfect mating surface, while the MLS gaskets are not. Also know that both the ej22e and ej22t came with graphite gasket...
by mike-tracy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: ???5spd swap problems??? Anyone???
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: ???5spd swap problems??? Anyone???

Haha, no it's not that bad. It's around 3k rpm for 60mph. One comment I'll make, is with out a dccd controller installed, and due to the rear bias, this is the most dangerous Subaru trans I've ran. Absolutely no traction in the snow, ice and rain since the center diff is 100% open without a controll...
by mike-tracy
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: ???5spd swap problems??? Anyone???
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: ???5spd swap problems??? Anyone???

You got this! The swapping to manual alone is badass, but going with an RA trans? Be ready for brutal acceleration and terrible fuel economy, at least till you get used to it. :)
by mike-tracy
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: ???5spd swap problems??? Anyone???
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: ???5spd swap problems??? Anyone???

So I just checked the bolts for my old 98 outback, it's thread pitch for those was M12x1.25. So either the 98 Outback and 98 Impreza have different pitch (unlikely) or I had some wierd bolts that I just installed (most likely). As you can see from the pic, I helicoiled the holes since the threads we...
by mike-tracy
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: ???5spd swap problems??? Anyone???
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: ???5spd swap problems??? Anyone???

Image

I'm working under my 98 impreza wagon right now. You can see how close it is to the rear bolt on the control arm
by mike-tracy
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: ???5spd swap problems??? Anyone???
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: ???5spd swap problems??? Anyone???

They should be concealed under plugs. The thread size of the 17mm bolts that go there is: M12x1.5mm. I'm cleaning up mine due to going "full send it" last time.

Edit, not sure about the size.
by mike-tracy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Philips LED map light conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Philips LED map light conversion

Very cool mod! I've had El cheapo LED's in the main cabin light, left that light on over night, and came to a car that still started in the morning. The less power draw alone is worth it for me
by mike-tracy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Swapping a 2.5l dohc out for a 2.2l sohc
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Swapping a 2.5l dohc out for a 2.2l sohc

If all you're trying to do is trade the car in, I'd look around for 1 or both ej25d heads and put those on. The ej25d heads don't have to be from a 1999.
by mike-tracy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Swapping a 2.5l dohc out for a 2.2l sohc
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Swapping a 2.5l dohc out for a 2.2l sohc

The ej25d-engined 1999 legacys all had phase 1 engine wiring, mixed with phase 2 transmission electronics. The ej22-engined 1999 legacys had phase 2 engine and transmission wiring. That makes the ecu the problem main. There's no ej22 ecu that supported phase 1 engine and phase 2 transmission. In old...
by mike-tracy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Swapping a 2.5l dohc out for a 2.2l sohc
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Swapping a 2.5l dohc out for a 2.2l sohc

The 1999 is a "special" car with a mix of phase 2 and 1 electronics. Do you want to do the minimum of work and have a reliable running car with virtually no incompatibilities? Your best bet is to throw those ej25d heads on a different block (whether that is an ej251, ej25d, ej22e, etc). If your car ...
by mike-tracy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Aredub2's '92 ss
Replies: 30
Views: 3801

Re: Aredub2's '92 ss

Awesome! Great ride just in time for summer! You may see me driving around, I have your car's twin, white but with gold RS 6-spoke wheels.
by mike-tracy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange Oil/Coolant Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Strange Oil/Coolant Leak

It's not a good idea to loosen just one headbolt, but from all the evidence, my gut feeling is you're gonna need a new head. So I'd say go for it!
by mike-tracy
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS
Replies: 75
Views: 6044

Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Just as an update, I definitely haven't finished this build but have been driving around on weekends. Up to 450 miles on the rebuilt engine. I have to do a full drivetrain swap for a family member, and also bought a Baja that needs work. Once those vehicles are done, I'll be back with the SS. It dri...
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange Oil/Coolant Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Strange Oil/Coolant Leak

Do you have any oil in your coolant? Have you or would you take off that valve cover to see if the valvetrain looks like a frothy chocolate shake? Theres really no reason the oil and coolant have mixed in that location. Unless the coolant passage has somehow degraded and created a new pathway throug...
by mike-tracy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Turbo
Topic: 1994 legacy ej22t swap to 1997 Impreza L
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: 1994 legacy ej22t swap to 1997 Impreza L

Mechanically the 2005 is the same as the rest of the 02-05 EJ205 range. There are a few wiring differences, such as swapping the polarity of a few pins. But if you download the wiring diagrams for the 2005 that won't be an issue.
by mike-tracy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange Oil/Coolant Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Strange Oil/Coolant Leak

Yeah that is a wierd one, it's not actually supposed to be a hole.. That boss is tapped but not drilled all the way through. You could put whatever size bolt it takes, along with thread sealer on it, to see if that stops the leak.
by mike-tracy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Install Passenger turbo head only??
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Install Passenger turbo head only??

Physically it will work, but you'll only have 1 turbo cam. Also, I believe the turbo heads have smaller valves on the exhaust. I can only speculate what running an unbalanced motor like that would be like.
by mike-tracy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 1997 Impreza Coolant Overflow Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: 1997 Impreza Coolant Overflow Issue

Every Subaru of mine that did that had blown HGs. 2 of those were even Ej22e's. One of which was from my 98 OBS. If you carry a turkey baster around, like I did in my college days for this exact purpose, you can transfer coolant back into the radiator when it's cold. Now that I have a career I would...
by mike-tracy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: 86 Subaru Leone
Replies: 463
Views: 70915

Re: 86 Subaru Leone

I think the reason people usually go with oversize pistons is the cylinders sometimes aren't perfectly round after time. They become slightly ovaled and the boring out brings them back to basically perfect again.
by mike-tracy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS
Replies: 75
Views: 6044

Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Just search ver 1-6 JDM WRX or STI seats. Mine are ver 2 wrx iirc, and this is the 3rd SS I've had em in.
by mike-tracy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS
Replies: 75
Views: 6044

Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

$4500, comes with free car attached ;)
by mike-tracy
Fri May 31, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Turbo
Topic: 1994 legacy ej22t swap to 1997 Impreza L
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: 1994 legacy ej22t swap to 1997 Impreza L

When you do the wiring merge, you'll choose to keep the heater control wiring & plugs and anything else on the car you want.