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what's an EJ25 for parts worth?
Posted 29 July 2010 - 07:45 AM
The motor blew a headgasket at 148K. The repair was done very well (valves shimmed perfectly) and the car drove great. Apparently when the motor overheated it did a number on the main bearings because roughly 1000 miles after the HG repair, the motor started knocking. Before it got too bad, I pulled it and swapped an EJ22 motor in the car. During the swap, there were some parts that I used off this EJ25 that were bad on the 22 (I used an idler pulley, fuel psi regulator, and a couple vacuum lines. For the most part, this is a complete motor that is great for parts or a rebuild. This would be a great motor for someone who needs heads for an EJ25 - the heads are perfect. The motor is probably the cleanest motor out of a 97 car that 's available (only it knocks :-\ )
...ohhh and I live in western NC ...land of a million subarus.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 07:53 AM
did you send the heads to the machine shop when you replaced the gaskets??
Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:56 AM
yes they were machined. The guy who put the heads back together is about as good as it gets.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:16 PM
If you really want to deal with the hassle you could part it out and make some money, but it's a pain.
Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:01 PM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:22 PM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:13 PM
EJ 25s are Subie's Vega. Yhey must have been when GM had their finger in Subaru. Typical GM quality aka The American Yugo.
Actually that's not at all the case. The EJ25's are great engines if you take care of them and give them what they want - synthetic oil and occasional HG's. They will live a long happy life if you just follow their rules.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:02 AM
The only thing they didn't want to take was the intake manifold. The guy who picked up the engine said they had too many of those.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:21 AM
That engine has around 190k on it now, and runs strong and happy.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:22 AM
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