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Back to the old school. 01 EJ swap lovin.


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#1 Tosh

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 02:03 PM

I missed old school subies too much so I had to go and get another one. Then of course when you get one two more just seem to 'show up' at your house.

I got a free.99 1986 dual range GL with a cracked head or blown HG (haven't actually gotten into looking at it)

And I just picked up a 01' EJ22 out of a OBS.
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And just because anything worth doing is worth doing the really really hard way.

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OBDII and as if that wasn't hard enough its a Cali model.

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Heated garages and redbull are my friend.

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aparently until 2002 imps had OBDII ports and jumpers.

Ordering up my adapter plate with my next paycheck.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 02:11 PM

Quite the score, there bro. I'm green with envy and droolin:-\

#3 Tosh

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 01:27 PM

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#4 rxleone

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 11:28 PM

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Looks just like my old one.. How I miss the old girl :)

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 12:49 AM

Heated garages and RedBull :lol:


Nice work!

#6 Tosh

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 09:08 PM

So I finally got to working on the EA. Stocked up on wood for the wood stove in the garage. Zipped the hood of with my new 18v Makita impact (more on that in a sec).
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Got the dash almost out before my back/legs/neck/arms decided 240lbs of 6'5" man shouldn't be under a dash. So I jacked the car up and pulled off the exhaust.

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Holy crap that little drill rocks. Pulled off all the exhaust bolts from the header down to the trailer hitch without well a hitch. :grin:

#7 Tosh

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:07 PM

Didn't really work on much over the holidays but I've been getting work done these last few days.

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The EA82 is out. I've got my redrilled flywheel all bolted up and am waiting on my adapter plate to drop the engine in.

I had a little bit of wierd-ness go on when i went to get a new clutch kit. Turns out the standard clutch disk Shmucks sells dosn't fit my transmission. For some odd reason I have a 1 inch 24T spline on my transmission. Oh well I guess I'll just "have" to use a EJ22 clutch disk :clap:.

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I've been diving full into the wiring. Holy crap OBDII is a lot more work then OBDI just for the simple fact that you can't just follow the EA2EJ guide to the letter.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:20 PM

Nice work! And very nice wagon. I hope the OBDII swap goes well! I'm doing one right now as well, but I'm going with an older harness (1997 1.8 impreza) Looks like a very good project!

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:58 PM

Adapters on the way UPS should see it tomarrow , what will you do for the Redrilled Flywheel ?

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:41 AM

Adapters on the way UPS should see it tomarrow , what will you do for the Redrilled Flywheel ?


I had a buddy who works for a machine shop do it for me. You can't beat the "buy me a beer this weekend" price. :drunk:

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 04:15 AM

I had an absolutely horrible day at work, and there was family drama when i got home. So I turned the stereo up all the way in the garage and got the EJ in. :headbang:

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:38 PM

motor is in, yay!


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 05:35 PM

go go gadget pic update...

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rut ro, my jackstands are to short?

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#14 Tosh

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 05:38 PM

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Plenty of room for moar tire.


"making" the EJ radiator fit.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:57 PM

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I've always been wary of those hoses with the wires in them.. wont they rust on you eventually/ restrict flow with the inside ribbing?

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 02:03 PM

I've always been wary of those hoses with the wires in them.. wont they rust on you eventually/ restrict flow with the inside ribbing?


Yeah, its something I'll have to keep an eye on but for right now it provides much better flow then having three 90° bends in my hoses.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:00 PM

Hey Man, this was just what i was lookin for! i just sent you a pm regarding the obd2 wiring differences..

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 01:37 AM

PM sent!

oh btw it runs!!:banana::banana:

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I'll try and get some of the particulars of the OBDII part of the swap posted up here.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 05:47 PM

Is that the super Nissan I see in the backround?:lol:

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:20 PM

awesome

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 10:54 PM

Is that the super Nissan I see in the backround?:lol:


Yeah, it still runs so it makes me feel kinda bad. Cannibalizing it for parts. But you gotta do what you gota do.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:38 AM

looks good. can't wait to see the finished product!
That wiring swap looks gnar. You should make us a write-up. ;)

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:17 PM

haha I'll try it runs "okay" right now for nothing have either o2 sensors plugged in and a few vac leaks. Its going in for an exhaust on friday so i'll see where its at after that. Idles at a nice 2k and I'm deaf for a good 5 minutes after revving it to 5k while in my garage.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:04 PM

ha, excellent!

im most of the way thru my wiring harness at the moment in my obd2 fun, with a nice pile of wire on the floor.

for the wiring harness... did you keep the OP connector.. whatever that does? and the check connector?

also in regards to the ea2ej swap.. how closely does that 'schematic' in there relate to the obd2 setup. it seems to me like it is pretty much same cept the pins on the ecu to tap to would be different?

#25 Tosh

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:20 PM

for the wiring harness... did you keep the OP connector.. whatever that does? and the check connector?

also in regards to the ea2ej swap.. how closely does that 'schematic' in there relate to the obd2 setup. it seems to me like it is pretty much same cept the pins on the ecu to tap to would be different?


I kept the OBDII test plug. and all the jumpers better safe then sorry on those things.

are you talking about the schematic in the EA2EJ swap guide? its WAY off with the OBDII stuff there isn't a SMJ so you don't need to worry about that. I'm just about done working on it for the day I'll try and get my own diagram drawn up of what "different".




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