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wondering about an ej22 engine swap...


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#1 Logan K

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 07:18 PM

i jsut bought a 1986 GL wagon, and i have been hearing alot about swapping the 2.2 liter subaru legacy engines in. if you have done this to your subaru, can you give me a rough estimate on how much that will cost? will i need a new tranny?

#2 SubieDaddy80

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 07:43 PM

Hey nice score! That was the lifted wagon for sale on craigs wasnt it?

#3 Breeke

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 07:45 PM

goto the the search of this forum and type in what you're looking for. There are many many many threads about exactly what your asking.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:10 PM

will i need a new tranny?


no but will need a engine adapter plate EA to EJ and need a redrilled EA82 flywheel SJR

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:05 PM

i jsut bought a 1986 GL wagon, and i have been hearing alot about swapping the 2.2 liter subaru legacy engines in. if you have done this to your subaru, can you give me a rough estimate on how much that will cost? will i need a new tranny?


I just did the swap to my '92 Loyale, (same type of car as your GL just fuel injected) and I love it! No more gutless turd of an engine!:banana: Here's a link to my thread on the whole process and things you need: http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=103355

The costs are based on how resourceful you can be. Alot of parts for the swap can be found in a wrecking yard. I listed out where I got all of my parts in the thread above. Feel free to ask me any questions, I may have some answers.

Hope this helps.:)

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#6 Logan K

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 04:42 PM

thanks guys. I will probably be doing the swap pretty soon, because not only is my 1.8 liter a gutless turd like you said, it seems to be only averaging about 8-10 mpg city. my f-250 gets better gas mileage then that. :mad:

#7 phantomcrooner

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 02:45 PM

Wow Man, I'm getting 25-28 consistantly with my 87' GL with an EA82 and 5 speed 4wd. I just moved a 3 hours drive and had the wagon loaded down with my EJ22 I am planing on swaping, all my tools and stuff and still flew up a fairly steep 3 mile hill at 60 in 4th gear. But i would imagine the Weber, polished and ported heads and dual exhaust help quite a bit.




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