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2000 2.2 swap into a 1994 legacy?


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#1 slynger

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 11:27 AM

I have a 94 legacy L with a tired 2.2 in it. I have a couple options I guess.
1. Rebuild the current motor.
or...
2. I found a 2000 2.2 with very low miles for very very reasonable. BUT....how feasible is this swap? Electronic configuration changes is what concerns me the most. :rolleyes:

Let me know what the scivvy is. Thanks

#2 grossgary

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 12:41 PM

just get another early EJ22 - 1990-1994, they're a dime a dozen usually. you can even use an EJ18 too. i believe you can use a 1995 as well if you swap the intake manifold from yours onto it.

the newer motor won't work for all sorts of reasons, unless you're up for a huge project. it'll bolt up fine but that's about it, the electronics are all wrong.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 12:54 PM

why you think its tired? I have NEVER seen cylinder wear on a early ej22, EVER.
True all the gaskets and rubbers turn brittle, but those are cheap to replace. Put all new seals and gasktets in it, new timing components, water pump, plugs wires etc,and run it another 500k miles.

my 2 cents.

#4 slynger

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:31 PM

bheinen74 thanks. You answered my question. I do not want to turn this into a project car. It has been such reliable transportation that I simply do want to get a new fangled car that will cost me more dollars than are in my possession or WILL BE in my possession for a while.
Great forum. Thanks a bunch guys.




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