3 2001 Outbacks, 2 AT, 1 MT. 1 2006 Outback AT, 2000 Outback AT, 2008 Outback Sport MT
Silly question: I have an '01 Outback with an EJ251 (163K). While driving on Sunday, my daughter had no power over 40 mph and after pulling over and shutting it off for a minute, she got the dreaded rod knock while trying to start it. Now being the type I am, the car simply will not go to an untimely death. Determined to rebuild the engine better, faster, stronger, I'm finding very little upgrade information for the 2.5 SOHC engine. ACL race bearings seem to be the replacements of choice, but they only list them for the 2.5 STI motor. I realize there is a big difference in the heads and all, but do they share the same crankshaft dimensions and such? I am hoping to build as bombproof a N/A engine as practical because I have too much of an emotional attachment, so it will be around awhile.