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Diagnose wife's screaming
Posted 06 December 2007 - 11:57 AM
Hoping for the best,
Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:12 PM
I've got a lead on a head from a jy in CO. Am looking into whether the part will be a match or not. Thanks for the tip!
Hoping for the best,
So that jy had a right head but it was bare of all its innards. If I get that, then I'll have to find the other parts (cams, shims, seals, etc) and have them machined to match, right? It sounds easiest to just find a used head that is complete.
So far, I've found two cars that are parting out and both have a bad right head. What's up with the right always going south?!
Still looking and taking the bus.http://www.ultimates...cons/icon13.gif
Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:18 PM
keep looking you should be able to find a good head. try posting in the parts wanted forum here. i saw a motor with blown headgaskets really cheap not too long ago, i think it was on here. that would have been a perfect candidate.
the old head isn't repairable?
wrong, edit your post please to keep other users from seeing that and "remembering it" in the future. this is very common and easy information:
I'm not sure if this was corrected or not but the EJ22 is a NON INTERFERENCE engine.
EJ22 up to 1996 is non-interference
EJ22 1997+ is an inteference engine
Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:13 AM
btw - mechanic had a machine shop first look at the new head and verify it looked good. I had someone else eyeball it too. Nothing visible was seen. Also, the mechanic said they checked compression on both sides and made sure fuel was getting to both. It was.
I know I won't get anything for it if I sell as is. Just redid whole A/C system AND brakes. Would rather fix if I can for under $1500.
I know engines can be upwards of $2k but have seen a few online for 4-800. What's shipping like on one of those (2.5L DOHC automatic for 97 legacy).
Posted 13 January 2008 - 06:46 AM
Posted 13 January 2008 - 10:54 AM
Posted 14 January 2008 - 11:51 PM
I found some ej25 dohc engines on ebay for pretty cheap. all of them say they are used and imported from Japan with around 40k miles and come with a 6 month, unlimited mileage warranty. their feedback ratings are excellent and the shipping price isn't too bad.
anyone have concerns over using one of those engines? I'm not against the 2.2 idea, but I'm not doing this myself and am afraid my mechanic might not be up for a conversion if sensors and wires have to be tinkered with. I'll have a look at the instructions on the website and see how much is involved in case I decide to do the conversion.
Thanks for any thoughts.
Posted 15 January 2008 - 12:07 PM
If you do get a used engine here is a link to a site that seemed good to me.
Posted 15 January 2008 - 12:17 PM
My mechanic had a question that maybe you folks can answer: do engines coming in from Japan have the same emissions set up or does that have to be tinkered with to make work in a US car. He cited previous problems with a Nissan using an imported engine.
Posted 15 January 2008 - 12:51 PM
Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:10 PM
have faith in your ability to read and you can conquer this project.quit paying someone else and you can save some money.it is literally a plug and play affair with a bunch of new gaskets.
on the other hand it does sound viable that the timing is simply off.cheers, brian
Posted 15 January 2008 - 04:25 PM
Posted 15 January 2008 - 04:44 PM
When in doubt with a JDM engine exchange, just swap out the long block. An EJ25 is an EJ25 wether it's JDM or USDM. Use your intake & exhaust, and it will be plug & play.
Thanks, that's very helpful. I'd love to do this job myself, learn more about my car and save tons of money but there's just no time at the moment.
Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:28 PM
Posted 16 January 2008 - 12:15 AM
i literally did it in a day and a half.going slow.a few hours prep,an hour there an hour here.then you vcan bust it out.there is no time if you don't make time.
Dang it all, now you've got me thinking about renting an engine hoist..
Posted 17 January 2008 - 12:23 PM
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