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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby Myxalplyx on Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:46 pm

What's up with all the photos? Can't see anything from photobucket.
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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby john in KY on Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:24 pm

No problem here seeing the photos.
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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby Myxalplyx on Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:02 am

john in KY wrote:No problem here seeing the photos.


It was a work issue! I can see them ok from home. :oops:
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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby Huck369 on Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:14 am

I was thinking the Air Suspension computer was under the drivers seat (in the US)
I've never had a spider EA18 intake, but there is usually a water line into and out of the throttle body on most Subarus to keep it from icing up in cold weather......maybe the case here?
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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby Johnny T on Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:29 am

Hi everyone

Just an update. I have tried to install the rear breaks from the XT6 and came across a bit of a problem with connecting the break caliper to the backing plate. The issue I have is that the backing plate from the XT4 is to small for the XT6 Caliper on as the backing plate bolt holes for the calipers are 15mm too small. Is there anywhere I can get a set of XT6 backing plates sent over to Australia or would another backing plate from an older impreza fit? Worst case I will have to find a fabricator and get it custom adjusted.

The other issue I have that I will be removing the engine from my black Vortex and trying to find in the service manuals on the instructions on what I need to do. I have opened "1988 Service Manual Section 2 & 3" Section 2.11 and not getting much help as the note for engine removal only states the removal for the er27 engine and not the ea82, would the steps still be the same as the XT6 Engine? Also can anyone direct me on to what page in the service booklet I need to look up so I can get the engine and gearbox out correctly?

Thanks again everyone for all the advice :)
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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby Huck369 on Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:15 pm

Pulling the EA82 out should be the same as pulling out a ER27, all the major stuff is the same, if it is a EA82T then the turbo stuff will make it a little different, but still mostly the same.
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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby john in KY on Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:46 pm

I seem to recall years ago someone used backing plates from a Legacy. Had to be slightly modified.

Once parted out an XT6, body was too rusted out, by just unbolting the 4 engine cradle bolts and probably less than 8 other bolts and just lifted the body from the engine/transmission.
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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby Johnny T on Sun May 20, 2018 9:52 pm

Hi everyone, just a small update.

I am picking up my backing plates tomorrow night (got them laser cut to fit the rear hubs) and just trying to find where to buy a new set of disc (front and rear) for when they can't be used as I have them machined and was told they will last for another 20,000k - 30,000k before I need to find replacements. Would anyone know where I can get a set of XT6 brake discs?

Thanks again and more photos to come shortly in the next few weeks :)
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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby john in KY on Fri May 25, 2018 6:09 am

Rockauto has some and here is a link to another company. Don't know if either will ship overseas.

http://brakeperformance.com/brake-rotor ... it.phpauto
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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby grossgary on Sun May 27, 2018 4:59 am

Rear XT6 are the same as EA82 so buy those if XT6 isn’t listed.

Are front EA82 pads the same as well?

XT6 brakes are available everywhere here, just about any store can sell them.
Ask your parts stores. If that’s not working then get EA82 rear pads.

Keep your slide pins well greased with silglyde and you’ll never need to replace the rotors. That grease is way better than the typical parts store Permatex grease (although they do make a higher end better alternative but you gotta know and ask/look for it.

Also replace the brake clips if they’re bent or have black build up or rust.

I only change fluid and pads, that’s all subarus need with good maintenance. I’ve got 200,000+ and nearly 300,000 mile OEM rotors, this is easily done on Subarus. That would save you from needing heavy, locally unavailable rotors b
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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby Johnny T on Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:26 pm

Just a quick update.

I have removed everything from my black vortex and had it sent to get crushed two weeks ago as the body had a bucket load of hidden rust under the front and rear windows and also noticed that behind the front 1/4 panel it had some backyard repairs.

I am should be taking the 3sp Auto out of the green vortex, removing the last parts in the bay out of the and getting the brakes installed so it can be taken this weekend so I can get it to the paint shop to get the bay painted :)

As the engine is currently out, does anyone have any recommendations what I should replace on the engine as I have no idea of the service history as I would like to change the head gaskets, water pump, timing belts, spark plugs and leads, filters.

I have also spoken to a Subaru Specialist and hey have mentioned about replacing the cam seals and didn't give me too much other details about it, would anyone know what the part number would be as this would be a great help as I don't really want to take the engine out of the car again once it goes in :)


Thanks again for everyone's input :D

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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby Huck369 on Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:16 am

If you get a head gasket kit, it should include the cam seals, but replace the crank seals too while out.
Most gaskets and seals can be done in the car, but a few can't, like the rear crank seal, and the oil pan gasket, so might want to do those while it's out.
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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby Johnny T on Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:12 pm

Thanks for the help Huck,

If I am unable to get genuine parts, would aftermarket parts be okay to use?
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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby john in KY on Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:29 pm

Been too many years but fairly sure each camshaft has 2 seals. One is obvious but the other is a tiny o-ring that requires unbolting the whatever is directly behind the cam sprocket. If my memory is correct, that seal is long gone and you will end up with an oil leak if not replaced.
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Re: MY 87 VORTEX

Postby Huck369 on Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:43 pm

john in KY wrote:Been too many years but fairly sure each camshaft has 2 seals. One is obvious but the other is a tiny o-ring that requires unbolting the whatever is directly behind the cam sprocket. If my memory is correct, that seal is long gone and you will end up with an oil leak if not replaced.


John is correct, the seal holders have an O-ring seal to the head, that should be replaced as well when doing the cam seals
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