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2006 Subaru overhaul

Postby DSUZU » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:19 pm

I am fully convinced that "other vehicles" exist to steal valuable time from our Isuzus (which steal valuable time from the rest of our lives). Back in April, we added a 3rd Subaru Forester to our "fleet" (1998, 2002, and now a 2006). I picked up this 2006 for 1500.00. It supposedly needed a CV axle, or 2, but I also suspected it of having a blown head gasket. I figured at that price, even if I had to put a JDM engine in it, I would still come out good (car had 194K miles, JDM engines are typically around 1K-1500 tops plus shipping). It did have a bad head gasket, but as a "Hail Mary" thing, I tried some blue devil head gasket sealer. The Blue Devil lasted about 1500 miles :cry:. I also found out that starting for 2006, JDM engines are 2000 and up, and hard to come by. I pulled the engine last Monday, and pulled each head during the week. Both heads were cracked. I took the heads to Clearwater Cylinder Head (yes, THAT one) and they assured me that they could repair them, and that they had good results with doing it. The heads are off, I decided to go ahead and check the rings. The cylinders were still showing good cross hatch marks. I pulled the pistons - the rods stay in the block. Ring gap checked out good, so I will clean everything up and re-install the pistons
First picture shows 2 holes at 10 and 2 o'clock to the crankshaft. This is where the front piston pins come out. I had to make a special puller to pull the front pins out. After pulling the wrist pins, you rotate the crank and it pushes the piston to near TDC. Then, I put a 5/8 deep socket through the pin hole on the rod and rolled it to push the piston completely out. After front pistons are out, there are 2 covers under the flywheel to remove the rear wrist pins. You use a long drift to push the rear pins out from the front (the front rods can be lifted to go under them). Outer wrist pin cli[s can be removed through access ports with long needle nose pliers. Wrist pins are full floating.
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At this point, I have 3 of the pistons al ready to go back in. I'll prep the 4th tomorrow and get them put back in the block.
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1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N airfilter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

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Re: 2006 Subaru overhaul

Postby DSUZU » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:53 pm

Finally got this one finished. About 650.00 to have Clearwater Cylinder Heads do both heads (they ended up replacing the right one, but didn't charge me the extra 200.00). Really great folks. Again nothing really worth a picture. Dennis
1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N airfilter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=64060

The American dream is getting farther and farther away from the American.

If your wife has 5.00, and you have 20.00, your wife has...25.00

"Water is one of the greatest essentials of life. Without water, you can't make coffee."
DSUZU
I am the Stig
 
Posts: 6919
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:28 pm
Location: St Pete Florida
Has thanked: 215 times
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