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I finally pulled the short block (SOA478H600R1) that I purchased a couple months ago out of the box and put onto a stand. Changed out the 7mm oil pump for a 9mm that I had (I don't think I'll need a 10mm as I'm a conservative driver, and this is just for a DD project). Looking at the pistons, they're labeled as 255 SH. Is this going to be a problem mounting with DOHC heads? When I was talking with a subaru parts tech over the phone I had specified that I wanted an EJ251 or EJ253 short block for '03-'05, and they had given me the part number. I had then talked with a different Parts Tech, and they confirmed that that part number was for what I had specified. Are the pistons the same? I thought the 255s were used with the AVL systems, and can't work with pre-AVLS. . Should I be looking for new pistons now? The current motor in my car is an EJ from a 2001 Impreza, with DOHC heads. I wanted to recreate the build as it is generally a nice and powerful (enough) motor. Also, I bought a brand new subaru water pump because I thought the stock one that came on the block was supposed to be forward facing.... What showed up is identical to the spare I bought. They are identical, right? Thanks all, Greg
I recently bought an 04 Forester XT that needs an engine. I was hoping it didn't have the avls system but it does. I went ahead with the purchase because of the condition of the body. I was told I might be able to throw in an engine that doesn't have the avls (I feel like pre avls engines are way more reliable) and delete the code and you can run it just fine. Is this so?! If so, how? and if so again, what do you think the best engine would be to put in it. As for my situation, when I say "best" I mean most reliable. I'm excited to have a turbo, but I'm going to be driving this thing long distances and am more concerned with not breaking down over break neck speed. But speed is fun or I wouldn't have got a turbo! Thanks in advance.