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  1. I have recently purchased a 1996 Subaru Outback with a 2.2 liter EJ 22 engine that I know very little about. so far I have replaced the clutch and the axles and just in time to blow a head gasket . So in lue of just getting another car i have decided to turn this car into an ultimate adventure wagon, ntm b4 I blew the head gasket it had quite a few problems with lack of power and failing gages . at this point i am ready to put a new engine in the gal and do a complete overhaul . being that i am not a mechanic and i have a limitted budget, I have a lot of questions. first of these is; what can i do to achieve 250 hpaw with a 2.2 l engine ?
  2. Can I just transplant a 2001 2.5 outback engine into a 2005 2.5 outback or use 2001 heads on the 2005 block? 2005 has a good block ,but bad heads. 2001 had good heads and block, but needs head gasket job and is a rusting body.
  3. Hey Everybody. Long time no write! It's been too long since I posted anything.. Busy with work and things. You know the drill. In the next week or so, I'll be performing the EJ20 swap in my 05 Forester. My engine has over 180 miles, has oil leaks, including the rear main seal, and has some really nice piston slap. If not for that last thing, I'd fix the leaks. I have some long distance driving coming up this spring - Death Valley for one - and I simply don't ant to get stuck somewhere with a blown engine. I decided an engine swap is the best solution. I tried finding another EJ25, but those are impossible to find, so a JDM EJ20 is on its way. I'm aware of the various thing that need to be swapped over from the old engine - cam and crank sprockets, sensors, intake manifold - but I have a question. Is the timing belt different between the two? I recently changed mine on the 25, and it would be nice if they were. If they are not, what car should I order from. All of the auto stores order according to vehicle, and since the Forester only comes with the 25, I know from previous experience I won't get the right part. Also, I'm curious how this swap has gone for others. I've read that the idle is smoother, but you do lose a bit of torque on acceleration. I can live with that.
  4. Hey everyone! So this is my first post, and I'll be the first to admit that my knowledge is VERY limited. Here's the jist of the situation. I have a 1989 Subaru GL wagon that was given to me as a graduation present. He has been serving the family dutifully for years now, but is getting a little tired. I plan on spending the fortune I'm sure it will cost to get the dual range transmission fully rebuilt, but the engine is still lacking. Anyone who has owned this car knows that it really deserves to be a diesel. If nothing else, it's severely lacking in power, especially with the Toyota steelies that are on there right now. I have heard that people have put WRX engines in this car, and am wondering about the feasibility of that, versus other engines. I don't need an insane power boost, and I definitely want to keep the transmission. Like I said, in a perfect world I'd love to make him a diesel, but I realize that may be impossible. Thoughts? Suggestions? Has anyone tried a Golf TDI engine? (I realize that it would be a deviation from God's greatest gift to man, the boxer, but it might be an interesting project).
  5. My 03 Impreza rs recently blew its 2.5l sohc engine. My question is, would I be able to direct swap a ej254 Dohc 2.5l engine into my car without having to buy a new wiring harness, exhaust, ecu, etc?
  6. Taylorhenson67

    2003 Impreza RS engine swap

    My 03 Impreza rs recently blew its 2.5l sohc engine. My question is, would I be able to direct swap a ej254 Dohc 2.5l engine into my car without having to buy a new wiring harness, exhaust, ecu, etc?
  7. Taylorhenson67

    2003 Impreza RS engine swap

    My 03 Impreza rs recently blew its 2.5l sohc engine. My question is, would I be able to direct swap a ej254 Dohc 2.5l engine into my car without having to buy a new wiring harness, exhaust, ecu, etc?
  8. I have a 2003 2.5l Impreza rs that recently blew its sohc ej25 engine. Would I be able to direct swap a 2.5l ej254 dohc engine without having a buy a new wiring harness, exhaust, sensors, etc?
  9. Hi there, I'm looking for advice on doing an engine swap for my 1998 Subaru Lancaster which has just blown a head gasket for the second time. As the car is still in good nick and repair or professional engine replacement would cost as much as the car is worth I'd like to make a project of swapping another engine in. It would need to be complete/long block due to the head gasket issues. Which engines would be a direct swap for my car? It would be a DIY job with help from more knowledgeable friends, at the moment I want to start looking for engines and putting together cost estimates. Cheers
  10. Just bought a 85 brat 1.8 5 speed I want to put the motor & trans into my 79 brat. Anyone done this? Any suggestions? Thanks!!
  11. Hi ultimate folks, I'm am towards the end of a '96 ej22 swap into an '84 GL wagon. I currently have the ecu and harness draped across the engine bay with what I think has all of the proper wires grounded and hooked up, but I can't seem to get spark. My question is, does anybody have a checklist or know off the top of their head a list of connections that are required for spark? For example, I don't know if the ignition switch wire should be grounded while cranking or needs 12 volts or some other combination. I have a custom ignition setup, so there aren't any relays yet, just raw wires going everywhere, and I run the starter by just touching 12 volts to the switch on the starter and the new fuel pump. Sorry for mistakes, I'm on my phone. Thanks.
  12. has anybody swapped a 2.5 engine in a 2009 Impreza. my boy blew a connecting rod thru the top of the engine. I just ordered a used engine and I am going to swap it myself. Is there any pit falls I should be aware of ? I have swapped many engines in my time but never a Subaru. it is an automatic, can I pull it out of the top, or dose it need to go out the bottom. looks like I can bring it thru the top. Do I need any special tool's for the job? Gas line tools. trany line tools, is there any thing special about how the tranny mates to the engine? ac tools or can I just pull them off to the side. look like I could lay it all over the fender. How long should it take start to finish? Thank for any insite. Bug
  13. New member and its great to see all the support for these amazing vehicles! Anyhow, I have a 1986 DL original motor, trans, everything. It's a bare bones subie with power nothing, no AC, 4 speed, front wheel drive, front wheel e-brake. Like with everything else, the motor has slowly tiring over the years and I'd hate to get rid of it. Horsepower is the grail of this quest and how to go about a motor swap, suspension upgrade, etc. I have no idea what type of motor/suspension products to procure, what to look for, how to start, and of course, I'll need to upgrade my metric wrench set. Suggestions are certainly welcome. Thanks!!
  14. Hello. I bought a '97 legacy L automatic car. Not knowing that aperently the manual cars are lacking the EGR system. So needless to say I have a CEL I need to make the auto ecu communicate with the manual motor. How can I get the car to work without EGR? First pic is my car second I found online of what it should look like
  15. I have a 95 legacy with a good 2.2 eng. This car is an automatic. I want to put that motor in a 96 legacy brighton wagon that has a 5 speed. The exhaust ports on the heads are different; 2 hole for 95 engine; 1 hole for the 96. I know the At engine has a pressure valve?? for the Automatic and this is not on the engine that is bad. can I just swap these motors striaght up and move the exhaust Y over to the brighton? Will the ECM in the 96 recognize the 95 engine. Looking for some seasoned advice, thanks!
  16. I've been working on swapping an engine from a 99 legacy outback (manual transmission) in to a 98 forester (automatic transmission) I finally went to put the engine in the forester today and noticed the one of the studs on the engine wasn't protruding through the transmission bell housing. So I looked over the old engine I had pulled from the forester and noticed that it only had two studs on the engine whereas the one from the outback had four. After many creative searches and reading many threads I had decided to see if anyone in this community of knowledge has any light to shed on this for me. This seems like an uncommon configuration for the studs on a EJ25 as most pictures I have see only have the two bottom studs. So can I pull the stud from the engine and just use the old bolts off the forester as I was planning to do? If so how do you remove the stud? Are they any other weird problems that I am likely to run into and should gear myself up for? It seems like 99 was a magic year for the EJ25...... Since I am writing this up I had one question regarding the lining up of the drive plate with the torque converter. Is there an easy way to line up the bolt holes or do you just have to guess and then move the drive plate by rotating the engine. I have it lined up now, and I doubt it will get out of line when I pull the engine, I'd just like to know if there was an easier way in the future. This is a picture of the engine I removed. I did find a picture of the an engine with the stud configuration like mine.
  17. Was unable to find any info on this, I'm sure it's been asked before. Will the 5 speed single range 4wd transmission from a 91 loyale bolt up to an Ea81 motor? I have an 85 brat and a spare EA81 out of another 85 brat, possibly purchasing a 5 speed single range 4wd transmission, just wondering if and what I would need to make this work. Picture of the brat for posterity.
  18. I have tried finding a forum that already has my answer but I have not had any luck, here is my story- Bought a 96 Outback Legacy few years back, very next day an engine rod popped and I got the engine replaced. A year later I crashed it and totaled the body but the engine was untouched. Now I have some money I am looking at buying a 99 Outback Legacy that has a knocking engine. I am looking to do an engine swap with my engine. I have about a 7th grade level when it comes to knowledge of cars so of course I am not doing this myself, but am looking for some advice. Whether these engines are even compatible, both are 2.5L H4 DOHC 16V or if this is even a good idea or worth the money. The person I am buying the car from is unaware if the car is a single or dual CAM, again any advice would be awesome! Lets bring my Subaru back from the grave! My VIN-4S3BG6854T7980786 The car I am buying VIN-4S3BG6850W7617339
  19. Hoping someone can help with this. Just did a like for like engine swap. 2008 Impreza, 2.5i SOHC, Manual transmission. I have verified that the injectors are clean, cam and crank sensors are working perfectly, checked injectors with a noid light and they are getting pulse signals just like they should, all timing components have been replaced including water pump and I have made sure the timing is set correctly. I have also seen that I'm getting an rpm signal on a live data scanner. When I crank the motor, it gets up to about 130 rpm but won't fire on it's own. The spark plugs are all gapped correctly and are getting spark, although its a yellow color less than a blue. No matter what I do, the engine will not start on it's own. I've tried both styles of crank and cam gears and have the same result from both. Someone please help me with this, I need this car to run. Thanks in advance.
  20. I have a 2001 Outback llbean edition with a bad engine. Have been having a hard time finding a used or rebuilt H6 engine. Somebody told me that there is a "kit" for swapping out the 6 cyl. engine for a 4 cyl. Is this true??? Has anyone heard of such a kit? If so where would I look for it? Thanks for your input.
  21. I have a 2002 Legacy Wagon with a bad crank bearing. Has 290k miles and had a HG at 218k. What year 2.2 engine will swap easily and any suggestions as to where to find a good 2.2 engine? Love this car and don't want to part with if possible.
  22. UPDATE: Its been a while since the swap, I added an interesting discovery about the EJ25 in a reply on the second page if anyone is interested. Hey everyone! As swap time moves nearer, I decided to move the thread from "EJ22 Build- Discussion, Suggestions, and Advice for a First-Timer" to here, in hopes to neaten things up and confirm that I'm not building some crazy turbo-frankenmotor-stroker, just a plain old EJ22E with fancy painted valve covers. Im still putting the finishing touches on the motor itself, I still need to find an intact center timing belt cover and a harmonic balancer, along with a small collection of nuts, bolts, coolant hoses, and vacuum lines. Not to mention the UEL headers... (Its a race car! ) The swap is still a week out, maybe more depending on parts. the EJ25D is starting to overheat pretty regularly now. Ill add coolant to the radiator and burp it later today, as if that'll make a difference. -EDIT- took maybe a quart, so its not leaking from anywhere, just air caveating in the water pump... So until then, Ill pester you with my questions! -In terms of registration and insurance, what should I say, if anything? I seriously doubt anyone from the DMV or USAA is going to be able to look under the hood and tell the two engines apart, or even really know what a boxer is! -Anyone know where I can find timing belt covers? every one in the junkyard is smashed, apart from a phase II EJ222, but, ya know why that wont work... I threw the original one out, and if it had a part number on it, either I'm blind or it was destroyed. -EDIT- apparently the EJ25 one will work -What sort of break-in procedures should I be aware of? I plan on running Mobile 1 synthetic (SEE EDIT), however I've heard that its best to break-in with conventional to help things seat, and change it after the first 50-100 miles. The engine hasn't run in at least a year. -EDIT- I'll just be running CONVENTIONAL OIL. My Chrysler teacher works for a local Subaru dealer (yep, he quit a dodge dealer to work for Subaru) and has told me horror stories about what happens to these engines if you use zinc-free oil, such as Mobile 1. And apparently since this is a roller motor, there really isn't a "break in" other than cooking the moisture out of it. He said the best thing I could do is start it and let it idle for about an hour, then change the oil and filter. (obviously if it starts clacking away shut 'er down and throw an oil pressure gauge on). He's also said that of all the motor pulls he's done, Subarus are the easiest. the worst part is the two studs/bolts that must be removed on the top of the engine. Surprised to see its only like 3 pages in the service info... -Coolant passages... they're all crusty. Should I be concerned and run a garden hose through there to clean them out or will they self clean when coolant starts to move? Thanks! Sorry if my questions are pretty basic and annoying, but I'm 18 and don't have many other financially viable options and need this car to get to college and work. I paid $4,000 for this car and its practically worthless as it sits, so I cant sell it for a better car 'cause no one will buy a car with bad head gaskets for $4,000.
  23. ARJ

    ca18

    Anyone ever tried to fit a ca18 into a subaru brumby , brat .Probably get kicked of this site for this but just wondering a ca18 is easy worked up to 200plus kw with all wheel drive at brumby.s 900kg weight awesome . Put one into a Trump TR7 once for drifting over square wheel tracks was fun .
  24. am trying to find the best fit of sti engine to go into my 03 legacy outback. Any feedback would be much appreciated need a winter project and cant think of anything better.I live in minnesnowta so ill have plenty of time to work on it lol. Thanks for the help!!!
  25. scottrae3

    EA81 swap to EJ22

    I just bought a 1984 Subaru GL wagon and wanted to swap the engine for more power. It has an EA81 currently and I wanted to put an EJ22 into it. I'm new to engine swaps and wonder if it's worth the time and what all I will need to change to make the conversion. Any thoughts would be very helpful.
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