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Most reliable Subaru engine?
Posted 15 October 2005 - 05:23 AM
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Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:12 AM
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Posted 15 October 2005 - 01:58 PM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 02:21 PM
I had an EA82 n/a carbed wagon and it had no power, i wouldnt recommend that
My EA82t '86 XT is a beast. 14.5sec @ 94.8mph
Posted 15 October 2005 - 02:57 PM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 03:14 PM
Then again, I never had a problem with my EA82... despite breaking a timing belt, hosing up the water pump, and driving 5 miles in stop-and-go freeway traffic to the nearest service station, it still ran great.
Posted 15 October 2005 - 03:48 PM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 05:27 PM
But ive owned 1 EA82 and 1 EJ22T, and now i have a EA82T as my daily driver. While these engines are still long lasting and relativly low maitenance, they definatly arent as bullet proof or reliable as any EA81.
Posted 15 October 2005 - 05:44 PM
I'v owned ea71, ea81, ea82, ea82t, ej22 and ej25. The best motor out of all of them were the ea71 and ea81. They run forever!
Same opinion here with a slight edge to the simplicity of the EA71.
Personal opinion is that there should be an EA71 with SPFI available right now.But that ain't happenin'.
Posted 15 October 2005 - 06:51 PM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 06:55 PM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 07:21 PM
If i was to stick my mom in an older, 95 and older subie, i would stick her in any subie with an EJ22, cause she can't and won't deal with the little problems that creap up with an older subaru with old school parts.
FWIW, the EJ's that i've driven with high miles run much better than the EA's with high mileage.
Final note, the EJ22 dosn't have the carb problems that the EA-81 does, Game, Set, Match.
Posted 15 October 2005 - 08:25 PM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 09:21 PM
Posted 02 November 2005 - 04:50 AM
The EJ22 is probably what you want to get. The EJ22 is also used in Airplanes and other applications. I dont think I will buy anymore EA81 Cars ever. I have one that ran like hell, but it now rests in my Subaru Graveyard waiting for a EJ22 retrofit. Best car I ever owned was a 92 Legacy Touring Wagon. I know Turbo probably isnt the way to go as it is only a matter of time before the heads get blown. Sure is fun while it lasts.
Posted 02 November 2005 - 05:48 AM
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