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2.2 in a Forester?
Posted 20 December 2003 - 12:55 AM
Posted 20 December 2003 - 10:36 AM
Originally posted by subyluvr2212
This is the most succinct thread I've ever read on this board!
Look at you mr. thesaurus
Posted 20 December 2003 - 11:49 AM
Also, thanx for all you posts and especially the xtra effort to include photos. I've learned a lot about soobs from the board - most from your posts.
Posted 20 December 2003 - 12:00 PM
Posted 20 December 2003 - 08:38 PM
Good EJ22's are easy to find in Australia, since many low mileage ones come in from Japan.
BTW: Subaru dropped the 2.2 because it had no need for it, the EJ25 is about the same size and weight and produces more power with about the same fuel economy. In most European countries the low experience driver's licenses have engine size limits, and the cost of car registration and insurance is based on engine size. Almost universally in Europe engines 2.0 litres or less fall into the low registration/insurance cost, and low-experience driver license category. The Odd thing in some European countries is that a turbo 2 litre can be in the same category as a non turbo 2 litre, but the turbo truly is a "replacement for displacement". The turbo EJ20 is roughly equivalent to a 3.5 litre 6 cylinder non-turbo engine.
Australia seems to be unique in the fact that big V8 engines in midsize and large cars are very popular. I am waiting to see just how good the forthcoming Pontiac GTO will be, I have driven the Holden that the GTO is based on and it was very good. It would be nice to see American manufacturers start to recover from such disasters as the ugly Aztec and overpriced Pacifica.
Posted 21 December 2003 - 01:17 AM
Posted 21 December 2003 - 10:17 AM
I don't know about the Forester (as it is a bit smaller and lighter), but I find the 2.5L engine to be a little marginal for my 97 OB. I know people have put in the 2.2L engines (per Emily at CCR). I'm sure I'd be disappointed in the performance.
Yes, the SOHC has "fatter" hp and torque curves. There is a bit more output in the mid rev range.
Posted 21 December 2003 - 02:43 PM
Even though the DOHC engines didn't make anymore HP, but the SOHC ones had more torque
Lemme tell you all this: My XT is a very advanced SOHC 2-valve design , and while it's no rocket-powered Ferrari-killer, I can easily light up an inside tire on a 25mph corner in 2nd gear It does have very useable torque :cool:
Posted 21 December 2003 - 07:12 PM
most people generally say that the 2 litre foresters are fantastic reliable cars, except for the rear wheel bearing probs that all seem to have.
Theyre a bit pricey over here though, a 97 forester, no matter what type, has only depreciated 3-4 thousand dollars from new. not enough.
Posted 21 December 2003 - 08:12 PM
Posted 21 December 2003 - 10:07 PM
Posted 23 December 2003 - 12:37 AM
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