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Which Cars came with the "good" EJ22 motor


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#1 mtsfabman

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 12:35 AM

After reading several posts in this section, it sounds like the EJ22 is a very reliable motor but not some versions of it????
What different models of cars came with the good version of the EJ22 motor?

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#2 Yukonart

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 12:40 AM

The "best" one would be the fully closed-deck turbo blocks. Strongest ones out there. :)

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 06:51 AM

The "best" one would be the fully closed-deck turbo blocks. Strongest ones out there. :)


Also the rarest. :lol:

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 08:27 AM

Pre 1996 I believe - you want the two-port SOHC 2.2 EJ-22E motor. The later 2.2 SOHC is a single port, which Subaru later bored to 2.5 as the newer motors. Of course the EJ22T - ahhhhh....

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 09:00 AM

Pre 1996 I believe - you want the two-port SOHC 2.2 EJ-22E motor. The later 2.2 SOHC is a single port, which Subaru later bored to 2.5 as the newer motors. Of course the EJ22T - ahhhhh....


yeah, pre '96. Like mine. Dual port exhaust. Non-interference. SOHC 16v 2239cc.

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 09:05 AM

Could someone explain in layman's language the difference between two ports and single port? And how do you find out which 2.2L you have?
Thanks in advance.

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 11:47 AM

Is it 1996 AND before or BEFORE 1996?

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 11:53 AM

I don't know of any cars that came with a "bad" EJ22 motor :)

The EJ22 has always been pretty reliable in its 3 forms:

1) The Phase I, beginning with the 1990 Legacy. SOHC, dual-port, non-interference, hydraulic lifters, 9.5:1 CR, 130hp.
2) The EJ22T, beginning with the 1991 Legacy Turbo and ending with the 1994 Legacy Turbo. SOHC, dual-port, non-interference, hydraulic lifters, 8.5:1 CR, 160hp.
3) The Phase II EJ22, beginning with the 1997 Legacy and Impreza, ending with the 1999 Legacy and 2001 Impreza. SOHC, single-port, interference, solid lifters, 9.7:1 CR, 142hp.

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 12:51 PM

I am with the subylvr. Any EJ22 will go a long way. The pre-1997 (1996 and before) had hydraulic valve tappets, which will last long with good oil and filter, and never require service.

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 12:51 PM

So what Is a 93 EJ22T worth with Low miles( 90,000) And in Good Running Order...?????
I found One......
:grin: :burnout: :burnout: :grin:

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 02:12 PM

Nobody willing to explain the difference between single and double port ?

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 04:32 PM

I don't know of any cars that came with a "bad" EJ22 motor :)

The EJ22 has always been pretty reliable in its 3 forms:

1) The Phase I, beginning with the 1990 Legacy. SOHC, dual-port, non-interference, hydraulic lifters, 9.5:1 CR, 130hp.
2) The EJ22T, beginning with the 1991 Legacy Turbo and ending with the 1994 Legacy Turbo. SOHC, dual-port, non-interference, hydraulic lifters, 8.5:1 CR, 160hp.
3) The Phase II EJ22, beginning with the 1997 Legacy and Impreza, ending with the 1999 Legacy and 2001 Impreza. SOHC, single-port, interference, solid lifters, 9.7:1 CR, 142hp.

I was wondering about this, my 96 and 91 engines are identical. But the other post said they changed in 96.

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 04:47 PM

Nobody willing to explain the difference between single and double port ?


One port for each cylinder instead of 2 cyl's into one port.( Exhaust ports)

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 09:26 PM

One port for each cylinder instead of 2 cyl's into one port.( Exhaust ports)


reverse it for the order he asked and you're right :)

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 09:28 PM

yeah, pre '96. Like mine. Dual port exhaust. Non-interference. SOHC 16v 2239cc.


did you bore it out? and why so little?

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 09:19 PM

whats it worth? its weight in gold, well not really but close

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 07:55 PM

I don't know of any cars that came with a "bad" EJ22 motor :)

The EJ22 has always been pretty reliable in its 3 forms:

1) The Phase I, beginning with the 1990 Legacy. SOHC, dual-port, non-interference, hydraulic lifters, 9.5:1 CR, 130hp.
2) The EJ22T, beginning with the 1991 Legacy Turbo and ending with the 1994 Legacy Turbo. SOHC, dual-port, non-interference, hydraulic lifters, 8.5:1 CR, 160hp.
3) The Phase II EJ22, beginning with the 1997 Legacy and Impreza, ending with the 1999 Legacy and 2001 Impreza. SOHC, single-port, interference, solid lifters, 9.7:1 CR, 142hp.

Is this true that the Phase 2 Imprezas came out in 1997 and NOT in 1999? I am getting very conflicting reports and I just don't know which is right. I need to know because I am about to drive 150 miles to pick up an automatic transmission from a 97 Impreza 2.2 outback to replace the transmission in my 1995 Impreza 2.2 wagon. I am concerned about the electronics not being compatible between the phase 1 and phase 2. So I need to know if the 1997 was infact a phase 2.

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia....nd_Improvements

Beginning in the 1997 Model Year, the 2.2 liter engine for 1997 Legacy and Impreza models has had internal and external changes that yield an approximately 10% increase in power and 3% increase in fuel economy.
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1999 2.2 Liter Phase 2 Engine Enhancements (from endwrench article H-4 and H-6 service): All 2.2 liter engine for 1999 are the Phase 2 design. The 2.2 liter Phase 2 engines are a SOHC design, with a newly-designed cylinder head. Changes in the 2.2 liter Phase 2 engines are as follows:...

^^ Wiki seems to be implying that the 1997 had changes made, but that the Phase 2 came out in 1999. I really would like to clear this up once and for all, there is too much misinformation out there!

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 08:08 AM

It's my understanding that the Phase 2 2.2 had its own phase 2! (or phase b, ii, whatever!). That's what the 99MY is.




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