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  1. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    So I have a 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5l limited with a CVT. I, like most owners of this year, am experiencing excessive oil consumption and would like to replace my engine. I'm doing this as part of my high school senior project and I want an engine that wasn't affected by the lawsuit. Some places...
  2. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    So I just got a 1998 Subaru Legacy outback and I’m wondering what engines I’m able to swap with it. I was told it might be possible to swap it with a turbo charged wrx sti engine but I’d like to be 100% sure before doing it. So if anyone is able to help me out or give me some tips that’d be...
  3. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    My current outback isn't doing so hot, so I am looking into buying a new engine for it. However, I want an engine that will make it a little more fun to drive. As an automatic, what sort of engines can I swap into it? Anything with a turbo? Would really appreciate any help I can get!
  4. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hello guys, this is my first time in this group. I just have a lot of questions but not answers.😅 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...
  5. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    My 2003 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean had a rear bearing go out a few months back. Long story short, I have only gotten to it in the last few weeks because I can't get anyone to work on it here. The hubs are rusted into the trailing arms on top of that. When I was removing the trailing arms to try...
  6. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    I did a autocross event in my car just for fun this weekend and I guess the car did not enjoy it. I wan't pushing the car too hard but it suddenly would not rev past 4k rev for 4 seconds max and then was fine after that until I reached the end of the course and it died quietly and would not...
  7. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I've got a 2001 outback. The body and suspension is shot. The 2.5 engine and auto trans are good. I can pick up a 2001 outback with a blown 3.0 engine for cheap. (clean body, good suspension). How difficult would it be to swap in the 2.5 engine or engine and trans. (both are automatics).?
  8. General Discussions
    Hello all! I have a 1999 30th anniversary legacy outback limited someone grenaded the bottom end of a dohc ej25. I would really like to put in a jdm sohc 2.5 ej25 in it. Everything on top is good but my dohc block is not rebuildable. can I just pop the jdm sohc ej 25 in there using my intake...
  9. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hello all! I have a 1999 30th anniversary legacy outback limited someone grenaded the bottom end of a dohc ej25. I would really like to put in a jdm sohc 2.5 ej25 in it. Everything on top is good but my dohc block is not rebuildable. can I just pop the jdm sohc ej 25 in there using my intake...
  10. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hey everyone. Im looking to swap a new (to me) motor into my ob 2.5 that has failing rear main already. 172k miles. Id love to put something TURBO, and the 2.0l woild be awesome... Im just worried about the amount if difficulty for a 17 year old whos never done an engine swap. My buddy has a...
  11. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I've got a 2000 Outback 2.5 sohc automatic with a blowed engine and a 2003 Forester 2.5 XS with a shot automatic transmission and and considering pulling the motor from the Forester and dropping it into the Outback. I want to know exactly what I I am going to have to change out or do to make...
  12. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I've got a rather odd '04 with a evil sounding knock (like the piston slap of the early 2.5's, but louder), toasted clutch, 95% sure toasted HG including oil/coolant mixing, and rust-welded/now-snapped exhaust manifold bolts. It's odd because there's 3-4 extra O2 sensors and there's no throttle...
  13. Parts, Accessories, & Performance
    I want to preface this post by saying first and foremost hello to all of you out there my name is Scrappy and this is my first post to this forum so sorry mods if it ended up in the incorrect place. A few days ago my wonderful wife bought me a 97 legacy outback for my birthday. Being the car...
  14. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    Hello everyone, I am just about finished putting an engine from an 03 2.5 Manual Outback in a 2001 Outback. Everything has been a direct fit except there is a plug in the wiring harness that has a grey housing and an orange interior that is slightly different than the grey exterior orange...
  15. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hello, New member, looking for someone with specific knowledge of the differences between the EZ30 mark 1 and the EZ30 mark 2. I have the option of purchasing a 2004 EZ30 and I can see in the pictures it has the drive by cable throttle body. I believe this means it is the mark 1, which has a...
  16. Gen 1: 1995-1999
    Just like the title says, I want to find and drop a 2.0L dohc with a turbo into my 1997 legacy outback ej25 dohc 5-speed. I've heard good stuff about the 2.0s with the thicker cylinder walls and such. I really want the turbo as well. I know I'll need a new downpipe. I was wondering about...
  17. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    I have a 2006 outback that needs a new engine, I found a JDM engine that matches up with the car but I want some advice about what I'm getting myself into. What parts need to be swapped form the USDM to the JDM? The car is manual, the engine is from an automatic. Before the JDM goes in I should...
  18. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    I have a 2007 outback limited with the 2.5i na Paired with the automatic transmission, I was wondering if I could do a wrx swap or xt swap and if it would bolt up to my transmission or what are my options?
  19. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    My First post here. Great forum! (Moved here from General) I have an urgent need. I think my clutch just gave up the ghost. I'll start with the patients symptoms, then follow up with a few questions. I Need help today to make the best decision. For a good while my 98 legacy OB has had a bearing...
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