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swap ej22 to ej22 wiring problem

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#1 99gtott


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Posted 20 April 2010 - 03:14 PM

i have a 99 impreza outback sport that i bought with a bad knock in the ej22 motor so i found another ej22 and bought it. i got it home and realized it's a bit different. it only has 4 trans bolts compaired to six on the other motor/trans and it appears the wiring harness has different plug-ends on it!? is it possible to use this motor with a few mods or should i find one thats a perfect fit? Thanks in advance guys!

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:55 PM

The engine will bolt up to the trans. You will have to helicoil the lower starter bolt hole as one took a bolt and your's most likely has a stud, or the other way around.

If it is the same intake manifold, you can swap them and the harness will go along with it.

Is the EGR configuration the same? If not, I'd start looking for another engine.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 06:06 PM

thank you for the info! i'll look into it. any idea about what motors will plug and play?

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:14 PM

a nother ej 22 try and find a subaru as simaler to yours that u can find at a junk yard or something...and chances should be that it will drop right in but im geussing

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 07:50 AM

99 OBS is a phase 2 ej22. they only made them 99 - 01?. i think the intakes are different , or may be the head configuration, than phase 1. 99 was the last year for the ej22 in legos and 01? the last year in the impreza. no more ej22, not even in europe. go figure?

i think you need another engine.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:30 AM

The intake is definetly different! damit! sounds like i need to locate a phase 2 ej22 from a 99? i know this is now my best option!

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