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Jul 18, 2003 (6:51 am)
1996 was the 2.5l DOHC's first year.
In 1997 they did some minor revisions, it gained 10hp and ran on regular fuel. But GM was still not involved.
The Phase II engine arrived in 1999 on the Forester and Impreza. They had problems with the MAF or MAP, I forget which. It was fragile, any mods to the intake basically blew up that expensive part. But - bone-stock cars were OK. Just don't mess with them, no mods.
The next year (MY2000) the Phase II was put in the whole lineup. They revised the intake and it became more robust.
But even that engine was designed before GM took ownership in Subaru. When did that happen? 2001 or so, I think.
Steve: the head torque procedure is incredibly complicated. Sounds like your mechanic is following it to the letter, which is good. I'm serious, Colin shared it once, you torque in a certain order, loosen in a certain order, re-torque, yada yada yada.
Jul 18, 2003 (8:16 am)
Just got a note from Subaru that some of the late models (I have a '01 Legacy GT) are recalled becasue of rusting. They will clean and rustproof the subframe.
#14910 of 19283 Head Gasket failure
Jul 18, 2003 (12:40 pm)
I'm just waiting for it to happen to our cars at this point.
Jul 18, 2003 (1:02 pm)
Hey, hook me up with some wine and a place to sleep and you've got one free wrench turner.
#14912 of 19283 THAT'S A DEAL!!
Jul 18, 2003 (1:20 pm)
1 guest bedroom and all the wine you can haul.
#14913 of 19283 Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
Jul 18, 2003 (5:10 pm)
Anyone have experience with these? I'm thinking of getting one, but would be concerned about leaks, premature opening, etc. Thanks.
Jul 18, 2003 (6:11 pm)
I've been inspecting my engine for any sign of leaks since this topic first appeared on these boards. However, I'd prefer to do some preventative maintenance and check the head bolt torques on my 00 OBW.
Colin, is there a site or do you recall the torquing procedure? I'm just going to check the torque but want to do it in the proper sequence.
Of course, this all becomes moot if the 05 Legacy shows up before I get around to this. I know I won't be able to resist with all the Forester XT praise.
Jul 18, 2003 (9:33 pm)
Hows about instead we wait until an STi RA driveline or even just a USDM WRX engine comes along and you come over here and help with the install? Oh, bring a wiring diagram....
Jul 18, 2003 (11:01 pm)
Brett and all,
I don't have to recall. Scoobymods or someplace like that may have it documented, but if not I've got images of the 2000 factory service manual, which would be accurate torque specs for any 99-up SOHC 2.5L.
It's a complicated procedure.
Jul 18, 2003 (11:02 pm)
Loosh, I seriously suspect that if large numbers of vehicles are sold with the XT's powerplant (Bajas for sure, but say also legacy and outback trims) then THAT engine will quickly become an enthusiast favorite for swaps.