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Swap 2.2l for dead 2.5l in '98 Outback??
Posted 10 January 2006 - 12:24 PM
My '98 Outback just blew its head gaskets. It's got 155,000 miles on it, although the trans. is only about 50,000 old. My subaru guys here are suggesting they swap out the motor for a used/overhauled low miles 2.2l which they consider to be way more reliable. Any opinions?? I was hoping to drive this car well into the 200 thousand plus range like my old 82 hatchback!
Estimated cost about $2,000.
Posted 10 January 2006 - 01:02 PM
if you're going the 2.2 route, you can pick those up for $200-$500, i'd go that route before spending $2,000 on one.
Posted 10 January 2006 - 01:13 PM
too bad you weren't closer.. the last one i did the guy got a 95' 2.2 from a legacy in a junkyard for $375.. it didn't leak surprizingly, so all i had to change was the rear main and exhaust gaskets.. in it went..
garanteed cheaper than any shop
personally i'd say do the swap, it will last you alot longer.. the 2.5's were prone to piston slap when cold as well..
Posted 10 January 2006 - 09:19 PM
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