Purchased Nov. 2016 for $1500.00 with Subaru service records until 140K. Spun bearing at 225K, July 2017, destroying No. 1 Piston (engine had a history of higher than normal oil consumption). Built new engine, but had parts failure after 90 miles. Currently running with "trash" engine, built in Oct. from 3 separate EJ25's, the only new parts being rod bearings and head gaskets. 1300 miles and still going strong...
2003 Subaru Outback (Regatta Red)
Standard EJ253 engine built from spare and discarded parts. Uneven exhaust header. JDM Forester STi 5-Speed Manual Transmission and 4.44 Rear Differential.