EJ25D are the worst engine the company ever made, and a 96 is even worse then the 97-99. and finding a EJ25D that runs and is not a turd is a real chore,...as they all have the potential for sucking. ...or running for 35 days and then melting down....
we must be talking past each other
i clicked the link in your title & scanned through
& read the posts at the thread.
It's fine for swapping out engines (which is something quite beyond me)
Says ? about finding another 96 2.5L w/ low mileage (100,000) engine
to replace the one i currently have w/ bent valves.
If said information is indeed in that thread, i must have missed
Does it makes any sense to tear down the engine
& replace the valves ?
does the body have any rust? if yes toss it. and move on to something better....
Wow - that's a great answer - thanks
this is news to me & will revisit said thread
w/ that in mind
so - the obvious question - is this a worthwhile project ?
plenty threads, on what to buy....
the body was pristine until i drove it off the road
& into a fence tearing off the driver's side mirror
& deeply gouging the paint from the front to the door.
Also, unhinged the front plastic bummper on the left side.
It also is developing transmisson issues - slips, etc.
Made a 3000 m roundtrip on interstates so am aware
of the sluggishness, & the gas mileage was unimpressive.
Is there a decent Outback Legacy AWD of a little newer
issue you would recommend &, that doesn't have the engine
It almost sounds as if the current probs both w/
the engine & the transmisson are not worth the time
or $ to pursue.
problem with trying to do the EJ22 swap....
thanks for the input
that car never had high octane gas in it
not by me, or the previous owners
I''l talk w/ the mechanic & see
problem is: its not yours,...
there's a problem right there
mine is one of the few Outbacks of that vintage
i've seen (anywhere in the state)
to have an abundance of old suburus to go physically
inspect is little more than a pipedream
my mechanic is looking online
i'm trying to get some idea of the scope
of the problem - the more i hear & read (here)
the more it seems like
this may be a long term project assuming it even
as for the EJ22 engine - a question i added in the edit -
if it's such a good engine what's excessive mileage ?
Is 200 thou way too much ?
EGR is "exhaust gas recirculation valve" it runs from the cat converter back to the engine to reburn some of the soot....
thanks - all good points to consider
i"ll give it another month & see
what turns up - in the meantime
try & familiarize myself w/ the various
engine issues, & see what my mechanic
&, shop what's out there
ok - what is EGR ?
Hey, Now ... they usually blow up for a very good reason.2001-2009 6 cylinder cars. if they need head gaskets you drop in a JDM japanese domestic market used engine. these need high octane gas like a turbo. but don't explode on the side of the road for no reason like a turbo car.
and such the case of your poor abused overbuilt Francine:Hey, Now ... they usually blow up for a very good reason.