I'm new here, and this is my first stupid question.
I have a 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback GT that blew the gasket a couple years ago. Since it squirted a stream of antifreeze out of a spark plug hole after changing the water pump/thermostat/timing belt the water jacket is probably broken as well.
So I bought a JDM engine out of Ontario (Tiger Japanese Auto). I don't think they sent me a Legacy motor, Mine has the coil block on the top, and the manual EGR on the L like this topic shows.
What I think they sent me was a later model Impreza (98?) motor with an electronic EGR and the coil pack on the R rear.
The mechanic won't do the drilling and warrant his work. I understand that. I called an automotive machine shop, and they don't have experience doing it, so they wouldn't either. I've spent a number of years making airplanes, so I don't think that these instructions are that difficult.
But I want to clarify something. As I read this (and I have Haynes manual in hand), your instructions say that the block I am drilling into is the exhaust manifold, and any chips that might fall into it aren't an issue. The only thing to worry about is that burrs might be left in the tapped hole and sucked into the tube leading to the manifold on top of the engine.
Is that correct?
If it is, then all I have to really worry about is drilling a straight hole, and swapping the intake manifold from my old motor to this one so that it has the manual EGR my computer is expecting, and the wiring harness fits.