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Good deal, Will it work?


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#1 DC493

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 01:29 PM

I recently came across a '05 WRX STI engine with 27k miles on it for $300.00 so I bought it in an instant and I want to install it into my '93 EA82 Loyale 5spd 2wd, But before I do this I want to do my homework and make sure it will work.
So can this be done with little modifications?
Do I have to change out the transmission and suspension as well and the engine??
Any other advice will be appreciated very much
Thanks in advance
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#2 calebz

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:34 PM

Start here: http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=73676

Read every reference link. Then use the search function to fill in the blanks. Head back to this thread if you have any questions after that.

#3 thatswhatshesaid

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 03:39 AM

How much did you get for $300? shortblock? heads? intake? wiring?

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:33 PM

I actually got everything even wiring! The WRX it came out of was wrecked in the back and he was parting it out.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:53 PM

Check out this engine completely. Remove timing covers, make sure all the pistons are there (no joke).

That is juts too good a price. DO a leakdown test if you can.

#6 thatswhatshesaid

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:43 PM

It does seem way too good to be true...

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:05 PM

I bet it's stolen. EJ257s don't have the VIN on the block or anything, do they?

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:17 PM

They do unless they were warrantied at the dealer which is pretty common.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 12:20 PM

My money is on cylinder wall/block/piston damage or somethin...

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 04:14 PM

Make sure the belt hasn't jumped and caused anything to bend. Also check the pistons too as the ringlands are known to let go and cause major blowby, especially when run hard.




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