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IAG 800 FA20 Closed Deck Case Halves For 1/2" Head Studs - Subaru BRZ ZC6/Toyota 86 ZN6 12-21

SKU: IAG-ENG-C886
Regular price $5,099.95 inc. GST

 

IAG 800 FA20 CLOSED DECK CASE FOR SUBARU BRZ & TOYOTA 86


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It's no secret that the OEM Subaru case halves, or "block," aren't exactly the strongest. IAG has developed a process to greatly improve the strength of the OEM Subaru FA20 Case Halves to combat the effects of high cylinder pressures brought on by increased power and boost. Our proprietary "Closed Deck" System works by supporting the top of the cylinder in the weakest areas and prevents movement and expansion which can lead to cracks and failures. Despite the additional material supporting the cylinder walls, there is no concerns with overheating or coolant flow because the area around the middle of the cylinder still maintains the same coolant area. The custom IAG closed deck inserts are machined with holes for oil and coolant to pass through the same as stock. Each IAG 800 FA20 BRZ/FRS/GT86 Case includes machining for 1/2" head studs and a cylinder gasket "o-ring" groove to aid in head gasket sealing. If you're one of those people who prefer to do your own builds we now offer our legendary closed deck case halves for purchase separately. Simply install your crank, rods, and pistons to your own specifications and be confident that the case halves will take the power and prevent common cylinder wall failures.
THE IAG CLOSED DECK PROCESS

The IAG Closed Deck conversion is performed 100% in-house by our engineers and experts using state-of-the-art equipment. The IAG Closed Deck starts with a new OEM FA20 bare case. The case is loaded and fixtured to a 4th axis rotary indexer in our Haas VF4-SS CNC Vertical Machining Center. It is supported by the main journals using a precision ground 2-inch bar and tailstock which ensures the datum is the main journals. This method gives us a true reference point to perform all machining operations. A Rennishaw probe is utilized to check that the case is fixtured true, and once confirmed the machining process begins.

Once the case is fixtured, the first step is to mill out pockets for CNC inserts. Rather than attempting to install inserts into an inconsistent cast case, the pockets are milled out to exact dimensions creating a consistent area that accepts our precision inserts. Once the pockets are machined, the case is removed from the mill and placed into a block oven at a low temperature. Our pre-machined closed-deck inserts are simultaneously chilled using dry ice. When the case and inserts have reached our desired temperature, they are moved into our install station, which holds the block and lightly presses the inserts into position on one side of the deck surface. This process is repeated on the other side and then the partially completed case is moved to a cooling rack. In the next step of our process, the case is loaded and fixtured back into the VF-4SS after reaching room temperature. During this stage, the flanges left from machining the inserts are milled close to the case deck surface. Features such as coolant passages and case bolt access positions are machined. Finally, each deck surface is machined true and flat using a Poly Crystal Diamond insert.

SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSERTS

Our machining process converts the FA20's open deck to a complete closed deck and features the use of cast insert material that closely matches the metallurgy of the aluminum case material in a factory Subaru FA engine block. By using a similar cast material (rather than billet), we ensure that during expansion and contraction the materials grow and shrink at similar rates, which is vital for maintaining roundness within the top of the bore. The inserts are machined from ¾" cast material. Once the deck is surfaced, the result is a true ½ inch finished insert thickness.

O-RING GROOVE & 1/2" HEAD STUDS FOR HEAD GASKET RELIABILITY 

Each IAG 800 Closed Deck FA20 Case includes extra machining to ensure reliability of the cylinder head gaskets. During the maching processeach case gets drilled and tapped to accept 1/2" Head Studs (Sold Separately.) Along with the upgraded head studs, a receiver groove is machined into the surface of the deck to accept an "o-ring" wire. When installed, the "o-ring" stands slightly above the deck and provides extra tension on the head gasket to seal combustion.

FINAL BORE AND HONE 

Every IAG Closed Deck case must be bored and honed after the closed deck process. During the closed deck process the cylinder walls become slightly distorted and an overbore must be performed to the correct this distortion and prepare the block to accept new pistons. FA20 Case Halves must use 86.1mm pistons. 



IAG 800 FA20 Closed Deck Case Includes:

  • (x1) IAG 800 Closed Deck Converted Case Halves (Using brand new FA20 Case / Stock Bore 86mm) *86.1mm Bore and hone additional and required before final assembly!
  • (x1) Machined for 1/2" Head Studs
  • (X1) Machined for Head Gasket "O-ring"



Vehicle Fitment:

  • 2012-2021 Subaru BRZ ZC6
  • 2012-2021 Toyota 86 ZN6

 

Please Note: Overbore must be performed (86.1mm is the preferred bore) before assembly!

*Attention: Special note about using ARP Case Bolts - IAG recommends line honing the case when using ARP Case Bolts to remove any distortion created by the hardware. IAG installs ARP CASE BOLTS with 30W engine oil using OEM SUBARU torque specs and procedures. Other torque specs and lubricants may lead to case distortion damage.

Please review the PDF document below regarding installation, break-in procedures and warranty information.

PDF After Sale Document - Contains Shipping, Engine Care and Warranty Information