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    Project Suba-Poo 2002 WRX; First Ever R154 Swap Bellhousing is Here!

    Today I'll be breaching the 3k mark for money spent on the engine, so I figure it deserves a build thread haha

    I bought a 2002 WRX a little while ago, for cheap(ish), knowing it needed some work


    One compression test later and I know I'm running absolutely no compression at all in one of the cylinders, so the engine came out.



    ^my super nice ebay header



    Turns out I had a burnt valve, a very burnt valve...



    and after more digging around I figured out my pistons skirts were scuffed pretty bad but I don't have a picture of that.
    However, I do have a picture of the new pistons and connecting rods I got...

    ^CP custom billet aluminium pistons

    ^Manley H-beam connecting rods

    ^The two together

    and I've been a bit held up with work and arguing with the shop manager at the shop I work at about needing a diamond tipped hone to hone my cylinders, so if you know anything about that please let me know lol

    The only thing I have done other than that is a set of rims and tires I got for next to nothing


    I'm making another massive parts order today, so I'll update with more info on that later
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    I got side tracked at a friends bon fire, but as promised I'm posting more.
    I ordered and have shipped already a full new set of Manley race valves, but I don't have a picture.

    Just earlier today though, I ordered my Crower Stage 3 cams, and the matching Crower Valve Springs and Retainers kit, and I ordered my Cobb Accesport Tuning, all of which will have pictures posted when they arrive.
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    Sweet.
    How many miles on that motor/car?
    Doing anything with the crank and bearings?
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    Great progress already! Good call on upgrading!
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    178000 on the body and engine, there's a little bit of surface rust on the roof and just a couple paint chips on the back bumper but other then that the body is in good shape, and I wasn't planning on doing anything with the crank and I am getting new bearings all of the way around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krutons View Post
    I got side tracked at a friends bon fire, but as promised I'm posting more.
    I ordered and have shipped already a full new set of Manley race valves, but I don't have a picture.

    Just earlier today though, I ordered my Crower Stage 3 cams, and the matching Crower Valve Springs and Retainers kit, and I ordered my Cobb Accesport Tuning, all of which will have pictures posted when they arrive.
    Stage 3 cams and stock turbo?
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    Shut up Doug! I'll get a bigger turbo after I get it together and running
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    Looking good. Best of luck with the build.
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    Nice looking Wrx man good luck with your build

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssyellow View Post
    Looking good. Best of luck with the build.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jabbott126 View Post
    Nice looking Wrx man good luck with your build
    Thanks to both of you! it should turn out pretty sweet
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    Is this parked on 28th? I saw one just like it yesterday.

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    No sir it is not haha
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    Some other odds and ends I have for it too that I just remembered are arp head studs, 255 walbro fuel pump and an oem coil pack
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    My room mate's had the same thing picked her up for 3100$.
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    update?
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    Yes! actually.. haha I was talking to my uncle about boring my plated cylinders and according to him, whenever they rebuilt motorcycle engines with plated cylinders at the honda dealership he worked at they didn't bore cylinders as long as they were in good shape, they wore the rings in to cylinders as is, so if anyone else knows anything about this please let me know.
    1994 Dodge Stealth R/T - Parting out scrapped
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    Ok, update time; I ordered complete upper and lower gasket sets and a timing belt, water pump, tensioner and pulley kit from subaru through my work, and I'm pick my block, crank, internals and bearings from there tomorrow to start reassembly, I have no reason to hone the cylinders so hopefully everything will come together quick and I'll have it done soon. I'll take a ton more pictures tomorrow of everything else I already have and of it starting to go together.
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    I love white WRXs! I have a black one myself but the white when they are clean is very sick!
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    oh yeah, I love it.
    and my cams/valve springs/gaskets/lug nuts came in the other day, so I'll post pictures of them, and the pictures I meant to post the other day tomorrow
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    progress?
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