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So compression test (cold) reveals  140,136,131 and 120 psi.  Parts on order so far                                                                                                        Shortblock  10103AC880

   Gasket kit    10105AB0109X

   Killer B pick-up and tray

  2 OCV's      10921AA080  

Oil Cooler 
21311AA051

 Hoping that is the correct oil cooler, can't seem to get confirmation from Subaru.

STI oil pump   15010AA360

I have a spankin new VF52

I am working on a Grimmspeed TMIC

Now I am trying to figure out what clutch to get. I can't imagine I will have more than 300 hp so I don't need anything exotic. I am open to suggestions and am reading as much as I can find.

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Spec 2+ and a SMFW. if you have a 05-06 GT.  I have a Spec LWFW which has a replaceable friction surface, the new plate is $80.00 and is easy to replace.

It's easy to get 90,000+ miles on the Spec 2+.

 

You'll need a Tune for the vf52.

 

 

Here's from Mr tris', sticky above.

Oil Cooler

21311AA051 214.61

304,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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OK looks like I have the correct oil cooler on the way. I have an '08 OBXT as far as clutch goes. The choices are tough to wade through but working on it. I plan on E-tune from Cryo, Dave did the original tune when I upgraded to a Grimmspeed catted DP.

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Yes, just unbolt it the AC and PS pump and lay them to the side.

 

I also remove the screw type hose clamp from the fuel lines on the left shock tower, I hate those QD things. You may be able to see photos in the "click here"link in my sig.

 

 

304,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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I just found the photo's in my thread, where I updated them Sept 23 2019 and added this photo.

DSCN4682.JPG

 

You can see the fuel lines on the right side of the picture.

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304,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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1 hour ago, bdcvg said:

OK sweet Thanks that helps alot. So for Your clutch You went Spec2 + and an OEM flywheel or did I misread that?

Yes, I use a Spec 2+ now. For the ej257 May 2012, I used a Spec 2, but it began to slip at 50,000 miles. That Spec 2 went in with a 07-09 OEM smfw. At 50,000 miles on that set up, I put the Spec LWFW and 2+ clutch in.

 

You'll need the OEM smfw bolts too if you go that route. My first Spec LWFW uses the Torx50+ bolts. Not sure if the newer Spec LWFW use normal bolts. You can call them and ask, they have great customer service. 

304,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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Most of us will tell you the ARP studs are good insurance against HG issues, though these engines are not noted for that, but when you're pushing more PSI...cheap insurance.

304,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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I will look into the studs. Got the Aisin timing kit with water pump the KillerBee pick-up and windage tray and an oil pressure gauge delivered today. I also got info that the shortblock etc will show Sunday FedEx. I ordered the cyl. #4 extra cooling line as well. My Wife just realized I am spending more on a rebuild than the car is worth and just shook Her head.

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Just saying, how is your oil pan ?

I found my 18 y/o pan was leaking because it rusted. New pan from Advance Auto parts is like $76.00 on sale this month.

304,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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Oil pan is still black everywhere. I don't think this car ever saw snow/salt until I got it in 2017. Right after I got it and took it to dealer for the airbag swap. When I went to pick it up the car was up in the air with 5 Subaru techs looking at it, I thought "uh oh" They found something I missed. The service manager came over and said "We haven't seen one this old with no rust on the underside before"

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