So this is whats been going on with my car the last few weeks, Engine Swap!
Its almost done I'm just waiting for the wiring harness and then I can put the interior back together. After that drive it down to the shop and finish the exhaust and get it tuned.
I had to get the garage all cleaned up and ready. The shop was completely full, and because of a blown head gasket I couldn't wait any longer, so I had to do the swap at home.
First days work we puled the old engine out and put in the STI cross-member, It went in really easy. Also did a little engine bay clean up, The mud pit at WCSS was brutal.
New engine waiting to go in.
On day two I wanted to get the engine bolted up and the dash pulled out to remove the harness.
Here is the engine just after bolting it in I put the inter-cooler on because it was exiting!
This is the after I pulled the dash, what a PITA.
After the harness was puled I could take my time hooking up all the accessory's , hoses and mount the stuff the new engine needed.
AC and alternator hooked up as well as the radiator, This is about the time I discovered that my WRX engine actually came out of a JDM Forester XT which ended up being a good thing. For instance the Forester XT radiator hoses needed no modification to fit perfectly, the power steering lines are a better fit and the longer Skinner inter-cooler works really well with the stock Legacy hood scoop.
I put in a Walbro I didn't want to have to worry about fuel.
This is pretty much were I'm at, all the vacuum lines are plumed, fuel is hooked up all the accessory's are there just need the harness to finish up!
I was out of stuff to do on the Outback until Wednesday, seamed like the perfect opportunity to do an interior swap.
A friend was nice enough to sell me this beautiful Outback Limited leather interior for a good price, so between new engine and new interior it should feel like a new car.
The driver seat is still out until I can reinstall the wiring harness and dash.
I like how they actually say Outback!