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Unread 18th June 2019, 03:35 PM
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Gíday all,

Well Iíve been collecting parts again and doing some tinkering recently. About a decade ago (thatís scary!) a mate gave me two EJ Gen1 looms. One was cut down a shoved into Ruby Scoo and itís still going well today!

The second loom was cut down over a couple of nights after dinner, the weekend after that was done I put all my pieces together to do a ďbenchĒ test:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vBXrmI...ature=youtu.be

As you can see I donít have a donor vehicle. If I did the bench test wouldíve been so much easier as Iíd be doing this in with the engine still in the vehicle. But itís not the first time Iíve done it this way!

This loom cutdown checked out. The engine start up checked out - no bottom end knock, and on the second test day a week later there was no lifter tick either :D The test did show a blown head gasket but Iíve already planned to swap this out so no big deal there. Now that I know thereís no bottom end issue Iíll continue on with the planned maintenance before this engine finds its home.

Iíve still got a couple of things to get that were borrowed from Ruby Scoo and other project vehicles. These will come soon to complete the kit

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Unread 19th June 2019, 03:53 AM
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It sounds great!
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Good way of testing an engine !

You could maybe change the valve tail seals as they are probably toasted, seems that the EJ22 is prone to leak/burn oil from there.
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It sounds great!
Thanks Kevin - no muffler

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Good way of testing an engine !

You could maybe change the valve tail seals as they are probably toasted, seems that the EJ22 is prone to leak/burn oil from there.
I might look into this. Will mean more work that I really don’t want to do though. That could explain my oil use on Ruby Scoo...

And the lifter noise disappeared when I started it a week later :D

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Unread 26th June 2019, 08:02 PM
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How cool is that !!
Not the first time youíve bench tested an engine you Subaru wizard you lol

Will be keen to see your progress mate

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sounds like a volkswagon :-)
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A dak-dak! with the right sort of hole in a volksie exhaust, it sounds a bit like a harley..
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That’s what happens when you piece it together with a pile of parts you’ve got laying around! No mufflers...

It’s not very VW @Dulagarl! Unless you’re talking about the exhaust leaks.

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Its not VW at all! was stirring!
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