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Our Subi wagon just bit the dust - the mechanic tells us the engine died d/t lack of keeping the oil up to snuff (our fault) and we need to replace it. It's a 2007 outback wagon and my wife LOVES it, however having no sense of upkeep on it as nor do I (obviously as the mechanic told us you have to keep putting oil in it on a regular basis as this year engine has a tendency to burn more of it.) We thot we were doing a good job but it must have gotten away from us, we let out niece borrow the car and next thing you know - dead on the road.

Anyhow, my son has a 2003 Impreza with a turbo 2.0 liter engine he says we can have if we want it. I recall paying $1200, for it when we bought it for him when his first engine blew.

My question is simple - will his engine mount up to our car's transmission? I know I could ask the mech but a little advance understanding will go along way for easing our minds.

thanks for any reply.

Scott
 

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Meh.
I has wagons.
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That will not be plug and go, no.
 

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2008 OB Limited 2.5i, Portland OR USA
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Good time to point out to all the oil level behavior I've observed for my 120k EJ253 in my 2008:

First 2k miles after a change - oil level stays pretty constant
Every 1K thereafter to 4k - 1/2 quart consumption every 1k

I check every second fillup, ~700 miles or so, to play it safe. I have noted that the 2k "constant level" interval seems to be slowly declining.

The first 2k miles tend to lull you into complacency and not checking any further. That's a bad thing to do.

I was tipped off on this nonlinear consumption by the mechanic who did my HG repair - he's seen a lot of this.
 

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2005 XT, Mildly Modified...2006 XT Limited, Highly Modifed
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I was tipped off on this nonlinear consumption by the mechanic who did my HG repair - he's seen a lot of this.
Remember in the old days, they would say... "Oh, he passed because of the consumption". That is what they used as a quasi-medical term for being an alcoholic.

Cherry Bomb as a bit of the consumption problem. I am trying to "correct her"


I have changed the PCV assembly, which has helped. But once a user, always a user.
 

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2002 3.0 VDC Wag + 2018 2.5 Leg Ltd
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Consumption = TB. ??
 
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2005 XT, Mildly Modified...2006 XT Limited, Highly Modifed
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Consumption = TB. ??
Throttle Body?

Cherry is pretty bad there as well. Pulling 16.8 mpg on this tank so far. Her tune is a little rich tho.

You are right, the right foot isn't helping.
 
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