2007 Outback XT with a rod knock due to previous turbo failure. Is it possible to swap out the turbocharged engine with a naturally aspirated engine? I imagine that wiring harness & ECM would have to be swapped also. Anyone have any experience with this?
My reason for asking is that I purchased this car in December 2011, burned up and replaced turbo in October 2012, now i have a rod knock. I still owe a lot of money on this car, wife is now without a car to haul the kids & get to work. Looking at options such as rebuilding off of a new short block & selling car, purchasing a used engine from salvage & trying to sell car, or if possible converting car to non-turbo and keeping the car. Any info or suggestions would be greatly apprecitated!