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98 outback engine swap
Posted 01 April 2006 - 09:25 PM
Live in PA bought a 98 2.5 DOHC outback for my son at U of Vermont, from a guy on ebay (Casey) in Montpelier VT. Long story short, the guy was a sleeze, car went about 1000 miles before engine started to leak from from and rear seals, bad clutch, stopped running on the way back to PA. Nasty clunking and grinding inside block.
Anyway I gonna pull engine to check heads and see inside condition.
Here's my question, if I need a new engine, I read that 95-98 will work, but will any more current, lower mileage engines work? Has anybody done this before? What needs to be changed? Is an Impreza or Forrester 2.5 DOHC engine the same? (Have done VWRabbits before where all blocks are basically the same).
Any help would be great!!!
Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:10 PM
Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:16 PM
Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:17 PM
all the DOHC blocks are the same. you can swap in a SOHC block and use it just fine. only thing is your compression will be a little lower, since the SOHC blocks dont have pistons that go outside the block at TDC. if you look over on nasioc.com, you will find alot of answers if you search.
Josh out of curiosity what do you mean by "go outside the block"
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