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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Need info, 06 outback EJ25 and 05 liberty EJ25

Engine swap

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:16 AM

Hey all,


Just needed some info about the outback EJ and the liberty EJ. My liberty engine is stuffed so I got a replacement engine out of a later model outback, problem I have is there is a plug missing from the newer engine to go to the existing loom on the liberty. Its the brown plug that goes into the main loom, the outback engine hasn't got one. Can I get around this or would I have to chase another 05 liberty engine? Cheers guys ;)

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:58 AM

Not sure in Aus but here in the US

there were major ECU and head changes from 05 to 06


The biggest one being the Active Vaviable Valve Lift on the 06....and also I believe that was the swap to the Deadhead Fuel rail rather than looped/return.  And IIRC the first "Drive by wire" throttle body.


Pretty big differences.........you could swap heads and pistons to make the shortblock work.....(can't use the AVVL pistons with non AVVL heads......Piston is domed and AVVL head is domed to match)

Edited by Gloyale, 26 April 2014 - 09:59 AM.




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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:06 PM

Thanks for the heads up mate, looks like I'll be heading back to the search for another engine !

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