This kit is designed to help increase the cooling to the #4 cylinder on the Subaru EJ series engines. This hose kit connects to an existing port on the back of the left hand side of the motor that is blocked off from the factory with a plug.
All Subaru EJ Series Motors
Included in the kit:
10 Inches of Gates Engine Coolant Hose
-10 AN 45 Degree Push To Connect Fitting
-10 AN to Metric Straight Thread Adapter
Aluminum Crush Washer for Metric Straight Thread Connection
304 Stainless Steel 5/8” Barbed Tee Connection
Qty 4 Stainless Steel Hose Clamps
12mm Allen Socket with 1/2” Square Drive
Basic Installation Steps:
Drain coolant from engine below the level of the plug on the back of the engine
Remove factory coolant plug using the supplied 12mm allen socket
Install straight thread to 10AN adapter with included aluminum crush washer
Test fit 10AN 45 degree fitting with hose attached
Locate heater core hose that connects to firewall and mark where to cut and install stainless tee fitting
Trim included hose based, different chassis and models require slightly different hose lengths
Install tee connector inline with existing heater hose with the center connection being used for the provided line, use hose clamps on all 4 barbed hose connections
Tighten 10AN connection, ensure the new hose does not rub on any other parts in the engine bay paying close attention to the steering shaft
Refill coolant and properly “burp” the system to remove all air introduced during the installation
*Note: If you see corrosion or surface imperfections on the sealing face of the block you can apply Permatex or similar sealing material to the metric straight threads on the adapter fitting into the block for a secondary sealing point. NEVER apply any type of sealant or tape to the threads on AN fittings.
This is a universal kit, depending on the year and chassis this is being installed on the length of heater hose and the point at which you connect into the factory hoses will be slightly different. We will be posting more detailed instructions and photos for each unique application very soon.
The intent of this kit is to solve an imbalance in the factory cooling system on the EJ series motors. Subaru designed the cooling system to ensure that cylinder #4 ran slightly hotter than the rest of the cylinders, this allowed them to then tune the system so that if knock were to occur is would happen first on cylinder #4. While this simplifies the control system on a factory car it doesn’t allow tuners to get the most potential out of the engines, the tune is basically limited by an intentional design flaw in the cooling system. Since this type of modification (not just our kit) can effect knock response on your engine we recommend consulting with your tuner before installation and having your tuner review logs after installation. Professional installation is recommended.