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Guest Message by DevFuse

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1996 impreza L AWD....what engines can go in this....there was a 2.2 in it

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#1 toddyp_2004


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Posted 17 April 2005 - 08:59 PM

all i really need to know is if i can put a ej20 or a ej25 in it and if i could what fabrications would i have to make......just send an e-mail toddyp_2004@yahoo.com

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 09:06 PM

You have the most reliable engine Subaru ever built in your car, unless you just want more power this upgrade isnt worth it.

They both bolt right up but youd have to change wiring.

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:34 PM

To the best of my knowledge the 2.2L Turbo motor is the most reliable. THe 2.2L N/A is a completely different block being opendeck and all. Any Subaru EJ series engine will fit but wiring is a bummer. I am right now installing a 1993 Legacy turbo .2.L Turbo motor into my 95 Impreza. But why do you want to swap. The 2.2 is torquey!!! I gues not as 2.5 is but with the Hydra EMS or the Perfect Power and some exhaust... You'd be set.

#4 85Sub4WD


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Posted 03 May 2005 - 05:41 AM

THe 2.2L N/A is a completely different block being opendeck and all.


the 2.2L engine up to/through 95 is one animal (non-interference head), the one after that is different (interference head) - if you don't believe me look here http://www.finleyweb...ault.asp?id=142 - the only difference between turbo and N/A are the pistons used - EJ blocks are all very similar - they just have different sized holes in them for the cylinders for different displacements!! - the heads are where the real differences lie - you are upgrading your impreza by turboing it and getting more power, but you are also getting a non-interference design, so if you break a timing belt, you just put another in it - that is probably where you are increasing your reliability the most

The 2.5L engine is the one which changed in the said way - big difference

that said, if you want more power, you can probably fit any EJ series engine under your hood - most have very similar/same external physical dimensions

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 11:22 AM

You proved yourself wrong with your own post. If you go to that link and go to page 175, you will see that the block for the legacy Turbo is different- different part number. This block was only available in the legacy turbo or in the Liberty turbo in Austrailia. It is closed deck and has stronger internals than the N/A 2.2L. I have done much research on this because of doing a swap. The 2.2 Turbo has piston oil squirters whereas the N/A version does not. There is alot of difference between the inside of these motors. Yes the 2.5 is a whole different animal.

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 11:16 PM

hell you CAN fit a SVX motor in it if you want to, you just have to move the radiator to the trunk is all. or you COULD throw in a XT-6 motor, with an adapter to mate your tranny to the XT-6 motor, lots of things you could do, just depends on how nuts you really are, how much money you really want to spend, and how much your wife will put up with...lol


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Posted 04 May 2005 - 11:38 AM

Is the kid who put the EJ22T or EJ20T into his GL wagon on this board. I found a vid on Rallitek.net that is freaking crazy!!!!!!!!!! I wanna know if it is all wheel drive or just rear wheel.

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