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JDM 2.5 doesnt exist~!


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#1 jmlaser

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 10:08 PM

I got word that there is no such thing as a JDM 2.5 motor. Is this true?... If so was the 2.5 offered anywhere else besides the U.S. and Canada? Also I am curious as to what variations of this motor have been produced. I have a phase 1 2.5 in my 98GT and have problems with wrist pin knock at 85k mi. @ this point I do not want to pay the dealer to fix it and just want to be able to do a direct engine swap and then trade this vehicle for a newer one that does not have the characteristic problems of the 2.5 ph1 ( I also want a manual tranny). I found an engine on ebay but he thinks its an AVCS from JDM,... but I am pretty sure since it has 4 cams, no turbo and LOOKS EXACTLY like my motor that it is not what he thinks it is,... here is the link. Any suggestions or comments greatly appreciated....
http://cgi.ebay.com/...&category=33615

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 10:23 PM

the ej25 certainly does exist outside of america, but that is definately not a turbo'd engine. You can tell by the waterpump/thermostat.

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:22 AM

That's the one huh? I'm going to email him and tell him how full of it he is. That's just a regular DOHC 2.5 out of an Outback or Legacy, hell it probably has a blown headgasket. AVCS my behind...

As THAWA said, that's no turbo motor, the turbo exhaust would be in the way of that thermostat.

There are 2.5's outside the US, quite a few in Europe, but not in Japan. They have no need for a 2.5 in Japan, the 2.0 nonturbo does fine for them as a commuter car, and they have the best 2.0 turbos of anybody.

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:35 AM

Well the outback does come in a 2.5i trim in japan so it's possible this could be a JDM ej25 but not likely, and it for sure doesnt make that kind of power

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 10:54 PM

Alright jmlaser, I need to come clean. Sorry to have misled you.

I found an article in the newest Motor Trend this past weekend about the new Forester STi in Japan (such a sweet ride, 266hp, 1-inch drop, 6MT:slobber: ). It has an upgraded version of the semi-closed deck EJ25 that's in our Forester XT, but with 56 more HP. So there is a JDM EJ25. Please accept my apology.




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