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big problems with 2.5l '97 **need help please**


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#1 phil514

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 06:27 PM

I need to change the head gaskets (overheating-exhaust in cooling system) AND the lifters (they dont keep the oil pressure) AND the connecting rod bearings (big knocking noise). What could be the biggest problems and mistakes? Do you have any advise ? thanks

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 07:28 PM

I need to change the head gaskets (overheating-exhaust in cooling system) AND the lifters (they dont keep the oil pressure) AND the connecting rod bearings (big knocking noise). What could be the biggest problems and mistakes? Do you have any advise ? thanks


Have you considered a rebuilt engine from CCR?

http://www.ccrengines.com/

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 07:33 PM

2nd vote for CCR, they are the best. probably easier than a tear down, and not much more expensive.

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 12:21 AM

3rd vote, rebuitl engine. If you have rod knock, you may have main beraings issues too, in fact i would almost bet on it.



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Posted 09 October 2005 - 12:51 AM

If it's a bad knock, the crank may be damaged and in need of machine work, which would run big bucks. I've done a couple of rebuilds on older soob engines, and it's cheaper than buying an engine ONLY if you don't have to do any machine work or replace parts like pistons, crank, etc.

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 04:49 AM

I also find myself in the CCR camp. there are too many problems with this engine, all stacked on top of each other. The other option is to get an engine from a junk yard, but the CCR engine would have a warranty that the JY engine would not. This makes CCR a much safer bet. . .

With the lifters not holding pressure, and the rod knock I'm betting you are not getting oil pressure, which means that you will likely find that other parts have been eaten as well.

The biggest mistake you can make here is opting to rebuild this engine instead of getting a rebuilt one from CCR or someplace similar.

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 10:37 AM

CCR is the way to go: you might want consider the 95 2.2 from them as it's a rock solid engine from Subaru and a direct bolt in.

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 01:05 PM

CCR is the way to go: you might want consider the 95 2.2 from them as it's a rock solid engine from Subaru and a direct bolt in.


thanks for the advice. i guess i'll consider a CCR. How much coul it be???

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 01:33 PM

I second the advise on going with a 2.2.




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