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phase 1 or phase 2?
Posted 20 March 2004 - 02:02 PM
Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:25 PM
You should be able to ID the number of cams by looking at the head configuration.
Posted 20 March 2004 - 03:37 PM
I don't know when the "phase" change was for those. Were they not always SOHC though? I know that there were changes and the hp got bumped a couple of times thru the 90's with those engines.
Posted 20 March 2004 - 10:49 PM
Posted 21 March 2004 - 01:46 PM
The big changes were changes in the cylinder head, notably a switch to solid lifters and a slight CR ratio increase. And yes, these changes resulted in the Phase II becoming an interference engine. Some slight bottom end changes occurred as well.
The Phase II EJ22 mostly seems to be as reliable as the Phase I, however, be aware, I believe the Phase II was the engine plagued with piston slap. It really doesn't harm the engine, nor hurt performance, but it can wake your neighbors up as you go to work
Posted 21 March 2004 - 02:44 PM
Posted 21 March 2004 - 10:32 PM
Originally posted by subyluvr2212
And yes, these changes resulted in the Phase II becoming an interference engine.
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