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Does anyone know the part number to order a factory OEM short block 2.5 EJ253??


If that number is known, does anyone know the part number for the heads??


I have seen several factory short blocks for sale on various sites but have not found a EJ253 short block for the 2005 Outback.


I want to buy one and start a rebuild for the inevitable.


Thanks for any help!!
 

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instead of trying to source a rare one year 2005 with its unique qualities.

maybe you should be out for a 2006-2009, or 2010-12
 
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instead of trying to source a rare one year 2005 with its unique qualities.

maybe you should be out for a 2006-2009, or 2010-12

Well, whatever would work WITHOUT me having to do any ECU work, head work or mods to the intake or exhaust will do. With that in mind, I am open for recommendations.


My goal is to have it ready to plug and play once my 189K engine decides to go south. I think it may at some point. I have found some metal in the oil when I change it. Not much, but any metal is a bad thing.


So that extent the part number for a 2006 short block and matching heads will do just fine. IF my 2005 heads will work I will look for used ones and have them rebuilt and ready to go.

Ideas?? Part numbers??
 

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I meant a 2006-12 long block.

not sure if you need a ECU for that
 

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I found the part number: 10103AB600


This is the full short block assembly and the Subaru website sell it for about $2,350. The heads are about $650 each. I can live with that.


However, the suggestion of a long block seems more logical. When I do Chevy work they call it a "crate motor." The crate motors include valve covers, intake and even carburetors (depending on the year) or injectors. Only thing typically missing is the exhaust manifolds and a few other parts.


I am still searching the Subaru website but can not seem to find a full engine assembly on the website.
 

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Found the Long Block part number (FULL Engine Assembly). Bad news...it is listed as no longer available. ****. The price was great $4350
 

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did you consider used?

doing a head gasket job on it, if it has not been done?
 

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I have new FelPro MLS gaskets on the heads. Installed about 1,000 miles ago. That's not the issue. I would just like to have a plug and play engine waiting for the day it dies. I can rebuild one for less $ (maybe 2k less) but a new assembly is easier to take care of. I am OCD when it comes to engines....I would baby this one from day 1.


The metal found in the oil worries me. It wasn't the typical extra fine metal dust that feels like mud when it collects on a magnet, it was a few coarse pieces. I replaced oil yesterday and will drain it again after 500 miles to see what I find.
 

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Try calling this guy:

Vic Hasstedt
708 Wind Song Trail
Mooresville IN 46158
317-750-0677

He is a retired military guy, and rebuilds Sub engines as a hobby - I will probably have him rebuild the heads from my '01 - $450 for a pair without a core charge, so i expect that if I supply him with the heads, it will be a lot cheaper. $1250 for a rebuilt shortblock. I don't know if he has any '05 stuff or not, but it may be worth the call to see what he can do for you, if anything.
 

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That is an excellent idea, If I could get the $1,200 one back to Philly I'd do it!!! That would be perfect. I could part the whole thing out. ****, wonder what transport would be?
 

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It sounds like it runs, just needs a little work, you could have a little adventure flying up and getting it home ha ha....

Last time I bought one from VT for a friend, he AAA'd it all the way back to NJ.
 

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It sounds like it runs, just needs a little work, you could have a little adventure flying up and getting it home ha ha....

Last time I bought one from VT for a friend, he AAA'd it all the way back to NJ.
I'm Soooooooo Tempted. I just don't have any place for it. Could park it on the street and slowly disassemble it. There are enough broken down cars on the Philly streets what will another Soob matter.
 
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