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Hi all

Just about to become an XT turbo coupe owner for the second time after owning one in the early nineties.

Back then parts were scarce and I'm guessing it hasn't got much better 30 yrs on 😎.

Wondering if there are any other XT owners on here?

Car should be arriving tomorrow hopefully so it will be over the pit and given a full assessment then.

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Not a great start unfortunately.

car didn’t want to leave the transporter as the osf brake was locked up.

Once I’d removed the caliper and found the dust boot mullered I could roll it over the pit to drop the oil as it was way over the upper mark.

Thats when it got worse.

So I went for a pint 

 

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8 hours ago, Tidgy said:

tbh i suspect you will need to give the whole engine a strip down, new bearings etc etc

Thanks I was thinking that would be the most sensible thing to do.

Might give Subaru a ring and price a full gasket set up.

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4 hours ago, nigxl said:

Thanks I was thinking that would be the most sensible thing to do.

Might give Subaru a ring and price a full gasket set up.

Speak to import car parts. Subaru dealer network will prob be useless.

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Thanks I'll look them up.

Went to pressure test the cooling system today and was a complete fail.

I put 5 litres of water in the rad and it ended up straight in the sump,

Guessing this is hopefully a gasket failure rather than a cracked head.

Will hopefully begin the strip down tomorrow

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On 10/9/2020 at 5:58 PM, nigxl said:

Once I’d removed the caliper and found the dust boot mullered I could roll it over the pit to drop the oil as it was way over the upper mark.

Thats when it got worse.

So I went for a pint

A sound move 😄😄😄

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So I've decided to pull the engine out to give it a good check over,

Am considering just replacing the whole thing In one hit, but unsure what would go back in its place with the minimum of fettling.

Any ideas ???

 

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Second hand engine is just that, you may get a good one or you may get a bad one, if your planning on keeping the car I'd just bite the bullet and get it properly rebuilt, initial strip and assess will tell you what the current situation is and what's salvageable.

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So I've found the culprit, it had spat a freeze plug in the RHS head.

Been replaced and gasket set arrived for the re assembly.

I've just rebuilt the oil pump and have cleaned just about all the oil galleries I can get to.

Sump is off with new paint drying. Plan is to refill with oil and spin pump with a cordless drill to prime system and blow through any  remaining sludge.

Once new seals have arrived from Japan I'll rebuild the cam towers, refit everything removed and drop the engine back in and fingers crossed.

 

 

 

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Hi XT friends,

It’s great to see another XT coupe that has survived.

I have a 1992 auto that I’ve had stored for the last 15 years....

Does anyone know where I can get the car serviced?

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