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Please help... middle of swapping EJ25's and realize this... What now?

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#1 KEGMotorsports

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:19 PM

Can someone please help me out... I am savvy turnin wrench's but I am not super familiar with Subarus.

So here's where I'm at, I bought a good used EJ25 to swap the EJ25 in the Mrs's Outback. Now that I have the rented engine hoist in the garage, long block to swap in on the garage floor ready to swap in, I start stripping down the motor in the car to pull and then realize the heads are different... manifold looks to be different, but to my eye everything else looks the same.

So here is the existing motor/head...
https://www.facebook....4&l=4bf238d1bc

https://www.facebook....0&l=73830742ff

Here is what I "planned" to swap in...
https://www.facebook....3&l=aec137cf78

https://www.facebook....0&l=55cb9b6633

Considering there is obviously a difference, what are my options? 
I was told the motor was from a 99, the vehicle is an 01 (Legacy Outback, Auto)



#2 KEGMotorsports

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:45 PM

I think I found the difference, one SOHC, the other DOHC??
 
Can they be swapped? or just sell the DOHC and do the heads on the SOHC?


#3 ShawnW

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:03 PM

Not really an easy swap.  Find another Ej251 block.  



#4 grossgary

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 12:09 AM

i replied on subaruoutback, what Shawn just said is best option for all but the outliers.



#5 KEGMotorsports

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:07 AM

i replied on subaruoutback, what Shawn just said is best option for all but the outliers.

Thank you for your help guys... 



#6 Gloyale

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 10:17 AM

Can swap SOHC heads onto the 99 Block.



#7 grossgary

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:42 PM

Can swap SOHC heads onto the 99 Block.

that's what i was advising him on another forum.







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