Man I keep forgetting to update here lol, a bit has happened.. over late summer I got bad rod knock, pretty much everything was fine until I got off the ramp and clutched in and the car stalled.. fast forward 3 months later I'm still down due to weather and needing a friend to help me go grab a engine..
So I got the engine (EJ22) in which has 192K on it but since I was doing a turbo project next year I started doing a bit of small things, I will be using the Cometic gaskets as I will be bolting my EJ25D heads to the EJ22 they are the only gaskets that have the correct coolant ports.
I will be sending my injectors out to be cleaned and flow tested.. meanwhile I sand blasted the coolant crossover pipe and used my leftover powder I have from my wheels and I sand blasted the intake manifold and used the color hotsy red winkle finish for the color.
also sand blasted the battery hold down and powder coated that as well, and replaced both engine mounts.
Things went smooth until the stupid coolant bolt snapped when screwing in.. by the time I knew something was wrong and tried to back out it just snapped
This time I will be using a oil pressure sensor this time around.
OH! and I replaced the stock shifter, I still have the shifter from my 95 Legacy which got totaled and the shifter from the Outback.. I ended up getting a shifter from a '05 WRX I just need to replace the shift boot next, which I will do at a later date when it warms up a bit more.. I sure do miss my car