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Old 09-29-2003, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default ej22t swap into 95 leg... ecu?

arright so i want to drop an ej22t into my n/a 95 legacy... will the ecu in my car work with the swap as well as my stock exhaust (plan to upgrade). what parts would i need for the swap... i also plan to ic and as far as i remember these engines are not ic from the factory. i already pm'ed subiekid since i know hes done this all, but i wanted to see what other feedback you guys have. what parts would i need? for the most part is it hard to pick up an engine with all the parts i need to make it run? or is it just the block. any feedback as how to do the swap or how hard it is, or any problems any of you guys may have had in doing this would be GREATLY appreciated

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Old 09-29-2003, 12:42 PM   #2
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I am doing this same swap into my 95 Legacy Sedan.

You'll need to change to the Turbo ECU (The N/A one won't be able to moniter boost).

Parts you need (as I understand it):

Donor engine
mounts (since your stock mounts are 8 years old, get some new, stiffer mounts).
ECU

It should be an almost dead on swap from what I have gathered. Just unplug everything from the old engine, then plug everything into the new engine.

The hardest part will be finding a low-mile donor engine. You might be able to go to your Subaru Dealer and see if they can order you a rebuilt EJ22T or an EJ22T Crate engine. Subaru has to offer something to those who drive the Turbo Legacy's and blow the engines. There has to be a good condition, low mileage engine SOMEWHERE!

I need to go to my mechanic and see what he can get for me. I'll be visiting my local Scoob dealer very soon trying to figure out the best source for an engine.

Depending on how much a donor would cost, it might avtually be worth it to buy a new engine just to know it's got 0 miles on it.

I have a question though:

When you do the engine swap, do you reset your odometer to the miles on the engine, or leave it to the miles on the car?
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Old 09-29-2003, 08:32 PM   #3
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leave it to the miles on the car...

ummm... are you planning on ic too? i am. i know subiekid did this swap and hes got some knowledge about all this.... i found places on line where you can get the engine for pretty cheap with about 30-40k miles on it. if i can remember ill post it.
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Old 09-30-2003, 08:20 PM   #4
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ok, just got done from my 4 hour bio lab and need to relax, oh good thing i chat on this board in order to relax


ok my car right now has the ej22T, turbo cross member, turbo exhaust, custom harness for ecu.

Right now i am in the works of getting a tec 3 but the seller is in the hospital so its gona be a while before i get that.

ok, you can use the 95 ecu. but you will need osmething like an safc or something that will alow you to lean out the mixture otherwise you will get about 12 miles per gallon. and yes you have to put in premium for the turbo.

bad thing about running the 95 ecu. timing will be off, so if you boost over 8 psi you are gona blow your motor. second, it will run like crap, timing will be off, you will get all kinds of cels, and will hate the car.

your idle will be all funky and the car will stall at lights.

If you guys are in an area of high wrx population and htere is a 4wd dyno around then you can get a unichip and have that shop tune it. the unichip takes care of timing and fule issues. you will still get a cel for your egr valve but this would be the easiest thing to do.

the closest 4wd dyno for me is 5 to 6 hours so i never did this. also if you find a unichip dealer they can road tune the car if you have a boost gauge/airfuel gauge.

Umm about the ic. dont waste your time with the wrx ic. you have to cut the tb down and the ic and then you have a very good chance that the ic will pop off if youhit a bump or pot hole. the version 2 sti air/air ic will work and can be had for cheaper then the wrx ic. if you want one tell me and i will have my guy in japan send some over.

i am starting to work on my air/water ic set up. in japan the legacy turbo got the air/water ic and its about 14% beeter then an air to air. Only bad thing is that it adds 30-50 lb to the front of the car. but putting the bat in the trunk helps counter balance it.

if you want one of these tell me i know a local who has one and i can get more from japan or auziland.

main advice. dont guy anything untill you have it all writing out on paper. make plans and stick to them. i have a crud box now that is worth about 5 to 600 dollars, and its all stuff i am not going to use.

legacy turbo exhaust will fit if themid pipe is made like 3 inches longer.

good luck and pm me any time with quesitons.

oh and the conversions forum is great, but they can get a bit harsh on newbs.

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Old 09-30-2003, 10:19 PM   #5
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Hey subiekid, can your source in Japan get ahold of a used td05-16g? I need one for my swap.

Thanks,
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Old 09-30-2003, 11:27 PM   #6
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ahahah

hes gona have to find 2 becaues that is what i wanted.

did you get your car with the ej22T in it?

there was a green 95 2door imp on ebay a long time ago with an ej22T in it.
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Old 10-01-2003, 07:37 PM   #7
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Quote:
did you get your car with the ej22T in it?
No, I did the swap myself back in the spring. Mine is a maroon sedan that started life as a 2.2 L.

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