Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

EJ18 Impreza


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Rooba Doo

Rooba Doo

    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Short Gap

Posted 23 February 2005 - 01:46 AM

Are the EJ18 engines just as "Bulletproof" as the EJ22 ? Or do they have head gasket problems like some of the other Subaru engines {EJ25 phase I} I have a 90' Legacy AWD 2.2 and that thing will take everything you throw at and ask for more. I am VERY impressed and kinda proud :) to be honest of this little 4 banger [199,000 Miles] I resently bought a 95' Impreza AWD with the 1.8. It runs really good as well just wonder if the internals were the same as the 2.2 or if they were know for problems. Answers, comments, stories ANYTHING ! thanx

#2 ballitch

ballitch

    Certified Subaru Nut

  • Members
  • 999 posts
  • Salem, OR

Posted 23 February 2005 - 03:16 AM

ive never heard of a problem with the EJ18 except for the fact that they dont have much power, but they tach out at like 7k dont they. :brow:







~Josh~

#3 Dr. RX

Dr. RX

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 9,984 posts
  • Sammamish, WA

Posted 23 February 2005 - 07:42 AM

Are the EJ18 engines just as "Bulletproof" as the EJ22 ? Or do they have head gasket problems like some of the other Subaru engines {EJ25 phase I} I have a 90' Legacy AWD 2.2 and that thing will take everything you throw at and ask for more. I am VERY impressed and kinda proud :) to be honest of this little 4 banger [199,000 Miles] I resently bought a 95' Impreza AWD with the 1.8. It runs really good as well just wonder if the internals were the same as the 2.2 or if they were know for problems. Answers, comments, stories ANYTHING ! thanx

Basically the same engine as the early EJ22s, there are some slight differences, but nothing that would change reliability. Like ballitch, I have never heard of any problems with the EJ18. This engine as well as the EJ15 and EJ16 are used in most third world countries, some are even carburated and have distributors.

#4 SUBARU3

SUBARU3

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 2,734 posts
  • Dallas, Ft. Worth, Texas

Posted 23 February 2005 - 02:39 PM

Count on it being as favorible as the EJ 22. It's a great engine!


Todd

#5 Ratty2Austin

Ratty2Austin

    have tools, will fix

  • Members
  • 2,385 posts
  • West Coast USA

Posted 24 February 2005 - 01:25 AM

as far as opinions go, I like the EJ18 better than the EJ22, but i think gas milage has some things to do with my opinion.. and they do hold up very well too as far as not having many problems.. I have one in my 94 impreza!!

go EJ18!! :headbang:




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users