When the wire is nearly fully in the groove it is carefully cut to length slightly long.
The end of the wire is then filed for a perfectly flat, tightly butted fit.
The wire is then fully tapped into the block.
Here is the installed o-ring in the deck of the block. No more Subaru blown head gaskets!
With the o-rings installed, our short block then moves into the next clean room for final assembly.
Stay tuned as in our next episode we show the details of how IAG installed the heads, cams, and the front end of the engine.