Join Date: Mar 2008
Car: 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L AT
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Out with 2.5l in with 2.2l
Alright I've been searching and searching and now have more questions than answers, PLEASE HELP!!
I have a 96 Legacy Outback, ya bad year, and guess what my head gaskets blown.
Now instead of wasting my weekend tearing apart the 2.5l having heads sent out and hoping i put it back together right I decided after reading some posts that I want to put a 2.2l in it.
From what I have read I can use a '95 2.2l since the exhaust poirts are the same and everything else should work fine. again this is what i read.
Theres a salvage yard near my work that has 3 '95 2.2ls on their shelves for $300 each. They probably wont come with alternators, starters or some other things.
So my questions are will exhast, aletrnator, starter, ecu power steering automatic tranny and convertor etc. fit from old 2.5l or will I need more than a motor, oil and coolant, some belts plugs and wires.
Also if this as is easy as i hope it is i will have a good 2.5l DOHC with some assecories missing left over for sale. It has 135k miles, a leaky driver side head gasket, bad harmonic balancer and a stripped alternator bracket. But still runs good and quiet and starts right up, still drive it like everyday watching temp and coolant level of course.