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Odycee
12-08-2012, 02:18 AM
Finally my coworker got his new VW GTI and dumped his junker (he said) to me. Car runs fine but there are much oil at the HG/valve cover area on both sides, radiator leaked at the top, both rear wheel bearings are shot, coil overs make loud noise, and that's it.

Found a RS used radiator locally for $20.
Fix the rear wheel bearings for $300.
Found KYB AGX with Eibach spring set for $300 with 20K on them.
Swap a EJ253 w/100K miles replaced new TB, HG (6 stars,) all cam/crank/main seals, oil pump o-rings, oil separator gasket, clutch kit total $1500 (engine $500+parts $500+ rebuild $500 including removing/install engine and top end rebuild)

Total around $2K+++.
Before

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2012/12/20121106_1408371-2.jpg

After

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2012/12/20121123_141447-2.jpg

Original HG

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2012/12/20121106_140916-2.jpg

Head machined

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2012/12/20121123_141518-2.jpg

Rear main/Oil separator

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2012/12/20121127_191643-2.jpg

Resealed oil pan

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2012/12/OilPan-2.jpg

Finally, EJ253 installed with my original EJ251 intake manifold. EJ251 is not for sale.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2012/12/20121207_205130-2.jpg

Dead91silvia
12-08-2012, 03:13 AM
Cool! So where are the pics of the outside of the car?! LOL

chrish8r
12-08-2012, 09:37 AM
Sounds like a hell of a deal!! ^^^ I second this motion for more pics

Odycee
12-09-2012, 01:22 AM
CA car, no rust, plain stock just the way I like it.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2012/12/DSC_0002-2.jpg

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2012/12/IMG_20121109_090306-2.jpg

grayguy
12-09-2012, 01:25 AM
I hate you, that is all

Odycee
12-09-2012, 01:32 AM
I got too many Subaru, 95 Legacy, 00 RS STM, 02 WRX WRB, and brand new FRS white. Not including 03 350Z, one driver with 5 cars.

grayguy
12-09-2012, 02:59 AM
I got too many Subaru, 95 Legacy, 00 RS STM, 02 WRX WRB, and brand new FRS white. Not including 03 350Z, one driver with 5 cars.

F-it, buy 2 more and have 1 for everyday of the week. I've actually scaled back to only having 3 cars + 1 for the wife haha

Odycee
12-09-2012, 07:31 AM
I rather have 5 wives and 1 car,.

Dead91silvia
12-09-2012, 11:24 AM
I got too many Subaru, 95 Legacy, 00 RS STM, 02 WRX WRB, and brand new FRS white. Not including 03 350Z, one driver with 5 cars.

Look at my sig... :smt005


I rather have 5 wives and 1 car,.

That I'm told is over rated and a lot more work then 5 cars! haha