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#1 kc 2004 Forester XT

kc 2004 Forester XT


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:50 PM

I have a 2004 XT with an EJ255BXTBB. My heads are shot, not sure about crank. I bought it after it broke down and was assuming it was just a head gasket job. Anyway the heads and cams are scored. Not sure about the crank yet but have heavy concerns. I am pricing a replacement motor. 

Can anyone tell me if the 2005 Legacy had a model with a EJ255BXTBB? 

Wiki says the EJ255 came in that model but wont confirm BXTBB in any variations of the legacy. Most motors I am finding are $2,700+ used. I am in Kansas City, MO. A local pick-n-pull has a 2005 Legacy and 50% off sale on all parts this weekend. The Legacy has only been there for 2 months, have not seen it yet, not assuming it has a timing cover to identify. Is there a more reliable resource for cross referencing Subaru models and engine #s? 

I could come come in way under $2,700 even after I send the heads to the shop, buy a gasket kit and a timing kit so I would really like to find out if this is an option.

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