We've been planning to put a Phase II SOHC 2.5 in my bro's lifted Legacy for a while now. Finally got around to doing it. Put her in and the engine was knocking like the hammers of Thor. great, engine we bought is a pile of garbage. And the crank is toast, and the other crank we have is toast.
O.K. so we buy a good Phase I DOHC engine with bent valves.
Go to swap over heads, and looking at where the valve notches are on the different pistons it looks like the DOHC pistons will hit the SOHC vavles.
So we swap the SOHC pistons into the block. They don't rise as far out of the cylinder...hmm...well we will see how it goes.
So we done it now. Phase I block, Phase II pistons and Heads. Phase II intake with orignal to car EJ22 throttle body, coil, and harness mounted to it.
Not sure how it will run once we fire it up.
Got the heads on and putting it in the car today.
I just thought I'd let ya'll make some predictions today and I'll report after it's in and running.
Edited by Gloyale, 03 August 2010 - 11:24 AM.