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#1 Dakotademon7

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:56 AM

Found this forum threw Google. I got my Outback from the Auto salvage yard I work for. It was going to be crushed. It seemed to run just fine at first but started to have head gasket problems. I pulled the engine and did the head gaskets in my spare time. The car has 267,000 miles but the engine still had a very strong cross hatch in the cylinders. It seems that it has had a rebuilt engine installed. The engine had the timing belt guide that was only used on the manual trans cars. Mines an auto trans.
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Thanks for the forum help Shawn.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:00 AM

Forgot to add that it has all options but the CD changer.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:59 AM

I can attest to you that the crosshatches are most likely the original engine and wear. Crosshatches never wear out, and rebuilding a block is never necessary unless there is an obvious bottom end knock, ehre it is more economical to source a used block instead of a rebuild. You can get 400,000 miles out of that block if you take care of it, which it look like you are on the road towards!

 

Keep us updated as i love stories of cars rescued from junk to live on for many years and miles.

 

side note- That timing belt tensioner can be converted to one style or the other simply by switching the bracket that it mounts to.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:41 AM

I was talking about the guide thing in the pic. I was told that they didn't use them on auto trans engines. Wish the engine was the single cam one. The DOHC is kinda a pain in the rump roast with the valve shims.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:42 AM

Wow. Auto cuss edit. Lol.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:56 PM

Spent a little time looking around on the forum and I like this place. I really like the section for old Subaru's. Some I've never seen before and some I haven't seen in person for a very long time.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:47 PM

Consider ej22e heads (f you got them) SOHC for a little compression bump1990-95. You would have to use the ej22 intake but it matches the wiring harness.



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 07:31 AM

I can get my hands on the single cam heads but will I have to run 93 gas ?

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:13 AM

You will have to run higher octane fuel. You can priobably get b on lower octane or middle octane, but the ECU will pull timing so it could be doggy under load. It's a common upgrade to get out of the issues associated with the ej25d



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:26 AM

Thanks for that great info. The only down side for me is that I won't be able to use the free gas at my work .

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:43 AM

Thanks for that great info. The only down side for me is that I won't be able to use the free gas at my work .

 

You could add a can of octane boost. I frankenswapped my forester after it had a full tank, so i used octane boost to run it out. (for some reason i thought you were in australia, thinking your car was RHD)



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:35 AM

I'm in the US but it would be cool to have a RHD car here. I've read some on here that the single cam heads fix the head gasket problem. I thought using a MLS head gasket on the DOHC takes care of that problem. There seems to better knowledge on this forum then on some of the other forums.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:37 PM

Is there any info on installing a WRX engine into a 98 Outback ?

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:24 PM

Hi i am a newbie here guys. Happy to join the forum!!


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#15 Dakotademon7

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:04 PM

Why are you posting this in my thread ?




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