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Possible engine EJ25 swap
Posted 18 July 2004 - 11:54 PM
Posted 19 July 2004 - 08:45 AM
Hi everyone I am new to this message board and need to pick somebodys brain. I have a 98 Legacy GT sedan with the typical piston slap that seems to have affected other lower end components (possibly wrist pin)(85K mi) . I found a JDM EJ25DE AVCS for a reasonable price as I know the dealer wants a huge fortune to change the shortblock. the problem is this,.... I am pretty sure my motor is NOT AVCS (which I am pretty sure is a variable valve timing). It should bolt up,... yes. But what other mods would I have to do to use this motor? Any options or comments are appreciated!
If you are going to all the trouble of an engine swap I would put in a EJ22. You are still going to have head gasket issues with the EJ25 at some point.
Posted 19 July 2004 - 09:22 AM
If you found a JDM EJ20 with AVCS then I'll believe it. That came out of a 02-up STi.
My personal preference though would be to find an EJ20G from a 94 JDM WRX or STi. That is a closed-deck block design, which is stronger and cooled better.
Posted 20 July 2004 - 11:20 PM
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