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Who has a JDM ej20t?
Posted 02 February 2004 - 03:40 PM
Posted 02 February 2004 - 03:45 PM
heres an informative link about them and the different versions that were offered: http://www.importcar...model_codes.htm
JDM EJ20 engines go way back into the first gen legacys then found thier way into the impreza line up when it was introduced in the early 90s.
youre looking at 220-300hp depending upon which version you find...i think corky is selling a version 4 front clip, try to PM him about it.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 08:13 PM
Dennis, I believe the highest horse power of an EJ20G is 260hp, starting with the version IV, it is a different EJ20 series and that is rated at 280hp, other of the EJ20 series were rated up to 300 hp.
You can either try to figure out the wiring of a stock ECU or purchase an aftermarket ECU, like a HalTec, at around $1400. Most people who install these are not the least concerned about fuel economy, so I doubt anyone with have any figures for you. I applaud your idea, but wonder how you are going to setup the front wheel drive part of this AWD Volvo?
PS: I think I need to shot you for you Porsche conversion, how could you even think about putting a Ford engine into a Porsche.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 11:41 AM
Sorry to offend you with the Ford powered Porsche. Keep in mind that old 914's aren't worth that much. Many Porsche enthusiasts reject them as not being really Porsches since they were a joint venture with VW and were sold in other countries as a VW. Of course those are perhaps are people who don't realize that Ferdinand Porsche designed the Beetle and his son used a Beetle chassis to make the first 356. Not to mention that 914's have more in common with the original Porsches than the front engined 924's, 944's and 928's. The Ford engine choice met 4 criteria: More hp than any stock 914 including the 914-6 (190 hp vs. 115), the ability to run cool enough to run an AC compressor on a hot day, cheap and easy to get parts, fuel economy equal to or better than a 4 cyl 914. Also, consider that Ford engines have powered some pretty exotic cars such as the Pantera and Cobra, not to mention being involved in building the winningest Formula one engine of all time, the Ford Cosworth DFV. BTW, this 914 is a runner and it rocks, if I do say so myself. It has 16" 5 lug Fuchs alloys, front and rear sway bars, intercooler, the coolant runs through the roll cage, etc.
I have considered using a Ford 2.3t for this project but the Ranger transfer case I would need would necessitate lifting the car by 4 inches, not what I want.
Putting the Subaru stuff in the Volvo doesn't look too bad compared to other things I've done. I would have to cut into the area where the cross member goes on the Volvo body. That area would need to be about 6 inches higher. The top strut mounts are 1.5" closer on the Volvo. I plan to use the subaru struts and the subaru cross member and correct for the camber where the struts bolt to the upright.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 11:55 AM
Posted 03 February 2004 - 01:40 PM
Posted 03 February 2004 - 01:46 PM
as for the trans Q...i seem to think that theyre all going to be able to interchange with eachother. i have eyed up what im pretty sure was a version 6 RA trans and it looked to me like the bolt pattern was the same as all EJ (legacy, forester, impreza) series bellhousing...looked like it used less bolts?
i know there were quite a few versions of them with lockable center diffs and some were adjustable, so maybe keep an eye out for something like that?
WRXs trannys are said to be made of glass as well as previous USDM impreza gear boxes, ive witnessed one implode personally on an RS - not pretty. if you score a front clip, youll get a trans too...JDMs were built to accomodate the increase in power, ours were not.
try to contact scoobie steve on the board, or through email. he swapped v.6 type R drivetrain into an impreza L and would probably prvide good insight.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 05:20 PM
As for the tranny's, yes any EJ engined seires car tranny would work, but the EJ20Gs all used hydraulic clutches, in the USA only the EJ22T and some of the EJ25s (RSs and GTs) used them. You will have to match the rear diff ratio to the ratio of the tranny. The JDM Legacy EJ20Gs had tranny ratios of 4.111. I agree with Dennis, buying a front clip is the way to go, because you'll get just about everything you need, but is also more then twice the cost you stated for an engine.
BTW, where is Pollock Pines??
Posted 03 February 2004 - 06:11 PM
How about the strength of the Impreza trannies vs. the Legacy trannies? The thing is that you can easily find Impreza manuals here at JY's for $100 or less while the Legacy's at these yards are almost all autos. From what I've seen the ej20t gets about the worst fuel mileage of all ej's. Is that correct? I guess it would make sense since it makes the most power, right? Or is there a ej25t. I was thinking I could do this pretty cheaply if I bought a JDM ej20t or a ej25t or ej22t if I could find one. Then use an Impreza 5 speed and either Impreza or Legacy shafts and suspension. Then the only thing I'd have to get at a non selve serve JY would be the engine and ECU. I'd definitely consider the front clip route for the right price. How much do they go for? A wrecker around here quoted me $3K for a 2.5 Legacy front clip. More than I want to spend.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 09:28 PM
6) Engine designations:
EJ20D: closed deck and open deck non-turbo DOHC engines
EJ20E: open deck SOHC engines
EJ20G: closed deck and open deck single turbo DOHC engines MY90-MY96
EJ20H: open deck twin turbo DOHC engines MY93-98
EJ20K: open deck single turbo DOHC engines MY97-98
EJ20R: open deck twin turbo DOHC engines MY96-98
EJ205: open deck single turbo DOHC engines MY99 on
EJ207: semi-closed deck single DOHC turbo engines MY01 on
EJ209: open deck twin turbo engine MY99-03
EJ22E: open deck SOHC engine
EJ22G: closed deck engine (22B: DOHC, Legacy Turbo: SOHC)
EJ25D: open deck DOHC engine MY96-98
EJ251: open deck SOHC engine MY99 on
EJ257: semi-closed deck DOHC single turbo engie MY03 on
As you can see, there are many EJ20s that are turbo charged, so using the code EJ20T could be any one of those.
I asked about where Pollock Pines was because my 94 WRX STi front clip is for sale, the asking price is $2000 plus shipping, I didn't want to mention that if you lived on the east coast. It has the engine and tranny, the complete front suspension, the complete front wiring harness and the ECU.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 08:09 AM
I have to laugh at the item on the link, it says that it is a WRX twin turbo, well Subaru never made a twin turbo WRX, the twin turbos are from a Legacy B4. Looking at the picture, this engine is at least a 97 because of the air intake. Shipping from Florida to central California would be spendy.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 04:56 PM
Posted 04 February 2004 - 05:36 PM
My clip is a EJ20G, but being out of a WRX, it is probably an open deck engine, it is rated at 250hp. The 5 speed tranny has a 4.111 ratio. And yep it does include the ECU.
Posted 13 February 2004 - 08:37 AM
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