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#1 bulletprooflegacy

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:57 PM

Hi, I'm Nate. I own a 92' Legacy wagon. My original phase 1 2.2 started knocking horribly so I started the quest for another 2.2. So I bought a phase 2 2.2 out of a 2000 Impreza. I have come to realize the ecu/harness won't work and I'm on a tight budget... should I swap my heads and intake manifolds?

#2 Fairtax4me

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:30 PM

That's the only thing you can do with the 2000 block. Be sure to swap over the crank timing sprocket as well.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:56 PM

I'd sell the 2000 intact and pick up the correct motor.  You should be able to get one for less than the cost of the gaskets, time and work.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:19 PM

consider a 2.5 block and swap your heads and manifold to it. Otherwise, any 2.2 engine thru 98 will match the intake.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:02 AM

I bought the 2000 2.2 for $300 with the ecu.. what would a good asking price be for it? The engine has less than 150k, very clean bottom end tight compression

Edited by bulletprooflegacy, 31 October 2013 - 06:08 AM.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:08 AM

It's had to sell an engine that you have not seen run, but I'd think you'd get $500 for it anyway.  

 

If you were willing to either install it for the person so they know it runs or give them 30 days that would help.  As a private individual, that's not to practical.

 

If you were in CO, I'd take it from you.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:26 AM

Any ideas for sights/people with ej22's ??

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:30 PM

www.car-part.com

 

Find one locally to save the shipping.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:32 AM

look for 1990 thru 1994 - will be a very simple swap - plug and play.

 

95 i beleive is when they made the engine harness changes (plugging in on right side of tranny vs left side of engine by the underhood fuse box)



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:18 AM

the 90-91 harness plugs in different than 92-94, but just swap the harness on the intake with your original and you will be good.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:55 AM

can o worms find right engine or switch heads over and use thick 2.2 headgaskets from ej2.2 T



#12 bulletprooflegacy

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:58 AM

Thanks so much. If this car goes as far as I hope I will give credit where its due haha




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