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Old Jan 22, 2019, 10:31 AM
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Mooseís Evo 8 Rebuild

Hey everyone, my name is Adam and I live In Maryland. Iíve been a member in here for a little while now and Iíve always found this site to be very useful and informative. Iíve owned my 2005 Evo 8 for 3 years and Iíve loved every day of it.
I daily drove my car every day for those 3 years and really had no issues, somewhere in my quest for ď moreĒ something went wrong and this is my journey. Here she is and Iíll update on here frequently as I can. Thanks for looking...




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Old Jan 22, 2019, 01:00 PM
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Car looks to be very clean . What happened for the rebuild to take place?
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Old Jan 22, 2019, 01:07 PM
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Thanks , A combination of parts and too hot of engine temps I believe to be the culprit. Stripped cylinder stud hole to manifold failed, the threads pulled right out by hand one day.
So I fixed that stud with a time sert but when I went to put it all back together a lower stud hole stripped and that one goes straight thru to the oil so no way I could fix that with the head still on. So one thing sorta led to another an here we are.
Iíve been working on the car for months now and Iím so late starting all this.
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Old Jan 22, 2019, 01:21 PM
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This is where I am now lol got a rounded flywheel bolt out that was a real pita to get out. The engine bay stuff is about complete now I have to Just prep block to send to Curt brown here soon for either a 2.0 built shortblock or just an Oem rebuild with arp hardware etc. not sure if I want to go down that path but I have time to figure it out.

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Old Jan 23, 2019, 02:29 AM
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These are just some of the reasons I decided to rebuild everything, everything had crust and rust and grime over it and I just couldnít leave it alone. Iíll try to bring everyone up to speed from the start and I have tons of pics.





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Old Jan 24, 2019, 04:04 AM
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Yea i have grime like that in some parts of my engine bay, what are you going to use to clean it ?
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Old Jan 24, 2019, 04:13 AM
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I actually re painted it already and replaced new stuff and got tons of stuff powder coated . Iíve been slacking on pics, Iíll upload them soon but Bay Area is mainly done .

I have to get the pictures off my computer.
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Old Jan 24, 2019, 07:56 AM
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Success!! Got the pita flywheel bolt out.. Ran out of drill bits so I used my dremel and cut into the sides and used a flat head screwdriver and a hammer, it came right out.


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Old Jan 26, 2019, 12:59 PM
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Installed STM Coolant Overflow tank , I also have the PS reservoir and ACD Reservoir all wrinkle black and their quality is always good and I must say I do enjoy a little eye candy





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Old Jan 26, 2019, 01:15 PM
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Tucked away and secured throttle cable, tried to clean it up a little.
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Looking clean. The little things go a long way.
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Old Jan 29, 2019, 05:42 AM
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Thanks, Iím going to be at a stand still here for a little until weather gets warmer and I make a decision on what Iím doing with the shortblock

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Old Jan 29, 2019, 04:30 PM
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Whiteline RSB Mount kit came in and I had to put it on with my 24mm Whiteline RSB. Still need to clean up the grease mess and the only problem I had was my rear end ljnks, they were rusted and seized up bad to the point they wouldnít move at all. So Iíll be getting a new set from Whiteline here soon.
I left it loose until I finish everything up...


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Old Feb 1, 2019, 01:09 PM
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My Shep Trans rebuilt TC with Wavetrac lsd came in looking amazing!! Also got my replacement Whiteline rear end links so I can finish up the RSB stuff.






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Old Feb 7, 2019, 10:26 AM
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Well I finally got around to working on the engine and it looks really clean.












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