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I am getting pretty surprised by how many high milage ej22's I'm seeing. When my 06 WRX just passed 100k and my dads 96 legacy outback that had almost 270k was running better than mine, i started wondering what was going on with these engines! How many miles do you guys have on your EJ22's? Super curious!

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Mine is at 246k right now.

 

Had a couple over 300. Wifes ej25 sohc went to 382k with us and as far as i know is still driving with the new owner.

 

I know a couole of postal/delivery subarus have topped half a million.

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Mine is at 246k right now.

 

Had a couple over 300. Wifes ej25 sohc went to 382k with us and as far as i know is still driving with the new owner.

 

I know a couole of postal/delivery subarus have topped half a million.

damn even the 2.5 liter went that long? I thought those were some of the less reliable ones?

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I have/had 6 subarus with 2.2 ej engines.  I can't answer your questions since I either sold them or took them to the junk yard for other reasons, but they had no engine problems.  I still have one with 260 k which I hope to make it to 300K, if I can keep it together with bondo and fiberglass.

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My 96 has 315,000 without problems! IMHO the ej22 is best in an 80s body :-)

My girls 86 GL has an ej22 with nearly 200,000 miles, the last 1500 or so in the GL and I simply love that car

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My 96 has 315,000 without problems! IMHO the ej22 is best in an 80s body :-)

My girls 86 GL has an ej22 with nearly 200,000 miles, the last 1500 or so in the GL and I simply love that car

Did i meet you? I think you are neighbors with my buddy Kevin! Is your girls the lifted red one?

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Yup that's us! She named her car Ragnar but I call her the baby lion :-)

Kevin told me that you ordered the 2" lift kit for your loyale, very nice indeed!

Check out these pics of us 4 wheeling at guenella pass!

http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/162350-high-centered-gl-beast-in-the-snow/

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Yup that's us! She named her car Ragnar but I call her the baby lion :-)

Kevin told me that you ordered the 2" lift kit for your loyale, very nice indeed!

Check out these pics of us 4 wheeling at guenella pass!

http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/162350-high-centered-gl-beast-in-the-snow/

Hell yeah! The loyale died! bummer out. looking for a 91-94 subaru legacy turbo now. I hear they are great!

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mine has 216,000 on the ej22 in a 98 body with 264,000 the ej25 i pulled from it had its 3rd blown head gasket from what i was told by its last owner

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mine has 216,000 on the ej22 in a 98 body with 264,000 the ej25 i pulled from it had its 3rd blown head gasket from what i was told by its last owner

Im so confused as to how the 2.5 headgasket is still a issue. Do the newer 2.5's still have this issue?

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Im so confused as to how the 2.5 headgasket is still a issue. Do the newer 2.5's still have this issue?

The issue was resolved in 2010. Use of the 770 gaskets will fix engines back to 2000. For engines prior to that you must change pistons to use the new gasket.

 

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Coming up on 300k probably in a couple weeks.

298,8xx

 

I was going to post about going over 300k for info from those with such experience. Don't think I'm competing. This is a cool post too. ;)

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I'm nearing 265,000 on my '96.  Runs great, even stopped most of the leaks!

 

My 2 bucks.

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The issue was resolved in 2010. Use of the 770 gaskets will fix engines back to 2000. For engines prior to that you must change pistons to use the new gasket.

 

GD

damn thats crazy, i bet thats a pricey fix to slap in some new pistons and gaskets on a older subie.

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Coming up on 300k probably in a couple weeks.

298,8xx

 

I was going to post about going over 300k for info from those with such experience. Don't think I'm competing. This is a cool post too. ;)

damn what a beast! I think high mileage cars are awesome hah!

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1996 Impreza EJ22 with 255k and still going strong.  Been overheated countless times, first time hit a deer and lost all the coolant, then had no fans for a while since the rad had been pushed back, overheated a bunch more times.  Only one time in the years I've owned it that it wouldn't start, usually sits for a week or two at a time outside.  Planning on getting an Outback starter for it eventually.  Had to replace the clutch and trans over 200k, other than that it's been a great car.  The best entertainment per dollar of any car I've ever owned.

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Sorry to hear about your Loyale, nighthawk. If you still have the old girl maybe we can do an ej22 swap someday! I'm down to help! Good luck on finding a first generation turbo legacy, those are really cool cars! When you get one you have to get a lowering kit, those cars look super cool when they are slammed! I have seen a handful of them on Craigslist around Colorado.

If the car gods are good to you, maybe you can find another turbo leggo that has been wrecked or something but has a good turbo ej for your Loyale!

Cheers man

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Sorry to hear about your Loyale, nighthawk. If you still have the old girl maybe we can do an ej22 swap someday! I'm down to help! Good luck on finding a first generation turbo legacy, those are really cool cars! When you get one you have to get a lowering kit, those cars look super cool when they are slammed! I have seen a handful of them on Craigslist around Colorado.

If the car gods are good to you, maybe you can find another turbo leggo that has been wrecked or something but has a good turbo ej for your Loyale!

Cheers man

I actually sold it! I would have loved to do it, just a time and money thing. I dont know much about the legacy turbos, Any known issues with them?

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305k on a '97 Brighton wagon. I'm the second owner, got it at 240k. Timing belt jumped around 285k. Replaced it, and kept on ticking. I see the engine still zipping down the road as the body falls apart around it.

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My mom's old ej22 in her 1990 legacy auto sedan made it to 320k before it blew a head gasket, she owned it from 170k and had it for 14 years.

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My '98 Legacy wagon with an EJ22 has a mere 125K miles. I expect at least 200K more. Just a little piston slap when cold.

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I just bought a 96 OBW with 350,xxx on it.  Still runs strong. 

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