I haven't posted for a long long time. A lot happened over the past year and one of the unfortunate things was a rod bearing failure on my '97 STi - EJ20k. I had just finished a new engine for my BMW ti project and I was pressed to get this done so I purchased a shortblock from OUTFRONT. It showed up and I was very pleased with the quality of the assembly. Not inexpensive but worth it to me. I went to work to start prepping the shortblock. I added a Killer B Oil pickup and baffle. I also added a Killer B baffled pan. I used the high-volume STi pump (12mm). New water pump, etc. Then I figured out that there was bearing chunks all through it so I had to find another one somewhere.