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#1 85glwagon

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 11:39 AM

I was wundering if it is possible to take the engine (ea82) and tranny out of an 85 gl wagon and put it in an 88 gl hatchback that had an ea81 engine. anyone done this?

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 05:11 PM

Anything is possible!
And Subarus are easy!

As far as the motor goes, I'd make sure you have the computer and black boxes out of the Hatch. You'd need to match the Fuel Pump control unit to the carb so you'd have to transfer that from the donor car.

Do a Search on the motor swap?

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#3 MorganM

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 05:14 PM

Archemitis has had an EA82 MPFI and now an ER27 in a hatchback. It's possible :drunk:

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 05:33 PM

yep, mm hmm. ea82 all the way!

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 06:39 PM

you will be more than satisfied with that swap, will he need different axles? and perhaps a differnt driveline? are the EA81 and EA82 trannys the same length?



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Posted 26 January 2005 - 06:53 PM

I understand the axles to be the same...

The drive lines will change depending on if it is a 4 or 5 speed tranny.
4 Speed will be one piece
5 Speed will be two...

The hatch and wagon are different length vehicles so some shortening/lenghtening may be in order.

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 08:42 PM

i do know that the front axles from my my 82 EA81 are shorter than the axles for the EA82. the shafts look a shade thicker/beefier too??




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