The Massive Evo That Couldn't

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The Massive Evo That Couldn't

Postby Blue_Heron » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:36 pm

CaptainSquirts wrote:Welp drained the tranny oil and some fat metal stuck on drain plug.
That sux.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:43 pm

Blue_Heron wrote:
CaptainSquirts wrote:Welp drained the tranny oil and some fat metal stuck on drain plug.
That sux.
:snicker: , why yes it does.
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Postby Blue_Heron » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:48 pm

CaptainSquirts wrote:
Blue_Heron wrote:
CaptainSquirts wrote:Welp drained the tranny oil and some fat metal stuck on drain plug.
That sux.
:snicker: , why yes it does.
The only thing that would suck worse is if you had to pay someone else to do your wrenching. Mad skills are good to have.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:49 am

Rear diff out. Tomorrow will be transmission and transfercase. It'll be a PITA from what I've read and heard.

P.S I need to get a breaker bar. Some of these bolts are a pita
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:29 am

Got the transmission and transfer case off yesterday. This was not one bit fun at all, so much prying and pulling to get this sucker out. Would've been a lot less painful if had a lift/transmission jack but gotta make do what with you got. Even with a helper it still sucked. I hope whenever putting it back in it will be a lot smoother. The pry bar was the MVP of the tools that day.

p.s not a fan uploading attachments through this site. Stuff is always flipped upside down or correctly randomly. Even when I flip the photo the other way when it was showing upside down on this website, it still shows upside down. Plus I can only attach up to 3 in a post. Uploading through imgur shows the photos in the right position plus I can paste all the links in one post rather than spread out.

Before tranny pulled
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After tranny pulled. Hello clutch
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The bit 3, just missing engine I suppose
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Postby Native » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:24 pm

Nice progress. :thumbwink:
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Postby Tim_M » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:35 pm

Hard work! I think I'm beginning to like my more traditional STI powertrain...seriously - good work!
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:54 pm

Tim_M wrote:
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Hard work! I think I'm beginning to like my more traditional STI powertrain...seriously - good work!
Friend that helped me has a WRX and agreed, way easier for his tranny pull. The Mitsubishi has easier access for the engine, but no room for the drivetrain. The Subaru's has easier access to the drivetrain but hard access to the engine itself.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:07 am

Pulled off a small plate cover on the transmission and transfercase. Everything that I saw looked pretty good. I can't see all the gears/components but from the ones I saw, they looked fine.

Transmission gears
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Little different angle of Transmission gears
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A little deeper look in, cant see it all.
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Inside transfer case ring and pinion look all good.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:34 pm

Time to ship these suckers off. Now I guess I'm at the halfway point :dunno: .
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Postby aw614 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:19 pm

how bad was the shipping costs and which service did you use?
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:49 pm

aw614 wrote:
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how bad was the shipping costs and which service did you use?
$450 and using John at TRE. http://www.teamrip.com/
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Postby Native » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:40 am

450 just for shipping. :o
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:20 am

Native wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:40 am
450 just for shipping. :o
Yea just from shipping I'll be out 800 :derp: .
I believe in the end after all is done it'll be well worth it....
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:42 am

Well I got an idea about the status on the transmission, and the transfercase. Pretty much worst case scenario :bangwall: ... I have pretty good details but will know fully once I see the invoice. Oh it hurts..
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Postby aw614 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:17 pm

How hard/expensive is another transmission vs rebuilding it? But for enthusiast cars like an evo, Im weary of a used tranny and having the same thing happen again.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:43 pm

aw614 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:17 pm
How hard/expensive is another transmission vs rebuilding it? But for enthusiast cars like an evo, Im weary of a used tranny and having the same thing happen again.
How hard.
???

A new transmission is about $4000. Getting used probably around $1500. I'll just say the transmission portion for the rebuild is closer to the newer price compared to the used price.. But is rebuilt better than new and will feel better(gear detailing) and stronger(shot peening).
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Postby Loren » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:25 pm

Shot peening is good. Might be enough to keep it from failing again anytime soon.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:55 pm

Loren wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Shot peening is good. Might be enough to keep it from failing again anytime soon.
Honestly I bet a lot of the wear was from my early days way before autocross. Bad hard launches which probably had the issues stemmed from there. I know how to be more gentle on a launch now. Burn that clutch up! Probably the only reason why stuff hasn't exploded yet. Transfer case ring and pinion, and the front diff had some fractures showing. If I did a bunch of stupid aggressive launches at autox I'm sure those would've exploded by now.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:11 pm

So I got some pictures from the shop...

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