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  1. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I am currently looking for a new ej253 for my outback as my previous motor had the timing belt snap and most of the valves are bent. I am wondering if the same motor from a Liberty/Legacy will bolt straight in? and also my car has a manual trans so will an automatic motor bolt straight in or...
  2. Parts, Accessories, & Performance
    I have a blown 2010 outback engine. EJ253 w/ cali emissions. Looking for advice on wether or not to buy a JDM engine, a rebuilt long block or a used junkyard engine which are very scarce to find with lower mileage. Thanks in advance
  3. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hello guys, this is my first time in this group. I just have a lot of questions but not answers.šŸ˜… I do have an Outback 08 2.5 ll bean edition 166k miles that the engine have rod knock. The story is too long why i bought a car with rod knock. But because i was cheated. So far I just want to...
  4. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hello all! I am new to both the forum, and to owning a subaru. A few days ago, I bought an 09 outback, 2.5 /w 142k miles. It's got a few issues, such as a oil leak (Think it's the crank seal or one of the intake control solenoids) A check engine light, (p0026. aforementioned leak is near the...
  5. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Blew a piston ring and locked my EJ253 block up, so time to get nasty. Pulled the engine and replaced the following: New Block gaskets seals Plugs and Wires (NGK of course) Catalytic Converter (cross pipe) O2 sensors timing belt and other belts and all new pulley kit. My Water pump was...