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Difference in '96 and '97 Engines


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#1 toddkageals

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 04:21 PM

Guys,

I want to swap a '97 engine into my '96 Outback. The current '96 engine has a blown head gasket and who knows what else....I bought it like that. I read that the '97 uses regular gas as opposed to the '96 using premium and that the '97 makes 10 more horespower. Now my question......what's the difference in the engines? Can I just get a long block (no manifolds, fuel system, electronics) or do I need the whole thing? The complete engines are far more expensive...at least the ones I have found on-line.

Todd

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 07:53 AM

Yes, you can bolt a solid lifter '97 longblock right in. You don't need to change any wiring or the ECU.

To be safe with all the electronics though, you should use just the longblock: swap over your intake manifold and other accessories, especially the coil pack.

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 09:44 AM

Yes, you can bolt a solid lifter '97 longblock right in. You don't need to change any wiring or the ECU.

To be safe with all the electronics though, you should use just the longblock: swap over your intake manifold and other accessories, especially the coil pack.

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Thanks for the information. Would I still get the 10 extra HP using the '96 manifolds and electronics. The only reasons to do the swap were the HP increase and especially the requirement for regular gasoline. Do you know what the '96 - '97 difference is? Lower compression, different heads, etc.? Thanks,

Todd




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