ashwinearl Posted November 4, 2019 Share Posted November 4, 2019 I'm moving closer to making the plunge into a new short block on my 2005 Legacy GT wagon 5MT. I'm trying to figure out logistics for going this route. I'm also suspecting my valve seals might need refreshing. My intended path is MaxCapacity's build with a new crate EJ257 with stock pistons. My local mechanic can pull the engine and disassemble it, but isn't a "Subaru specialist". I'm still looking into reputable local machine shops with turbo Subaru experience. I am in Utica, NY central NY. If using a non-local machine shop, do you mail then your stock heads? Do they need the pistons or entire short block too? Will they also inspect/repair valve seals? I have seen recommendations for the following machine shops to ship heads to: headgames Eastwoods Auto Machine Is reassembling the machined heads with the new shortblock something at a decent shop should be capable of doing? I would get ARP Head stud kit. I'm still on the fence about going all in, or cutting loses. I've put so much into it already, but being an East Coast car, the rust is starting to catch up, and there are more things breaking every other month. thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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