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Old 06-01-2009, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have 1999 out back 2.5 auto what year motors and heads will fit it i found crashed 2000 that is low miles and for the motor the price is right will that moter fit a 99???? i know i ask a lot of ??? but i dont know squat about subarus yet i like my sisters forster and the outback we have is a nice car im looking for one to put my son in now
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You're probably going to be best off with say '99 or maybe '98 or '97. 2000 on up Outback is going to be the sohc and might have enough differences to make it hard to install it. Also you need to verify the evap emissions type, EGR or not, transmission, etc. because any differences there could make the swap more difficult. Even if you don't buy from them www.ccrengines.com might still give you advice on what years you can use.

If you get a scrapyard engine, I would just do the head gaskets and timing belt stuff before installing the engine. It's going to be a lot easier with the engine out and those are items that an engine of that age/mileage is probably going to need anyway.
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You're probably going to be best off with say '99 or maybe '98 or '97. 2000 on up Outback is going to be the sohc and might have enough differences to make it hard to install it. Also you need to verify the evap emissions type, EGR or not, transmission, etc. because any differences there could make the swap more difficult. Even if you don't buy from them www.ccrengines.com might still give you advice on what years you can use.

If you get a scrapyard engine, I would just do the head gaskets and timing belt stuff before installing the engine. It's going to be a lot easier with the engine out and those are items that an engine of that age/mileage is probably going to need anyway.

Depends where the poster lives, I'd say. Assuming he is located in the USA, you're right of course. The engine front accessories and their mounting points probably are more different than the transmission end. If you have an entire donor car, it could be worth it.

I am guessing the point of the exercise is to exchange the potential for an internal head gasket episode for a slowly seeping external one.

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I took the 'mil wi' location to be Milwaukee Wisconsin USA. The head gasket issue is fixed if new stock genuine gaskets are used and the job is done correctly without cutting any corners.
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I took the 'mil wi' location to be Milwaukee Wisconsin USA.
Ah, yes, of course. Geology is not my strong suit.
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hehe I could be wrong. It could be a military base in Wilhelmshaven.
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i found a low milage head if needed the motor is coming out on thursday my subaru dealer has all my gaskits and belt any thig else i should lookat and take care of while im in there yes it is milwaukee wisconsin should i get a belt tensioner to and thanks for the help any one neer wants to stop by and lend a hand feel free
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