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Old 07-12-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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I am the second owner of a 2002 wrx with the 2.0 in it. I now have a burned exhaust valve. I am no mechanic and need it fixed. Would it be smarter to buy a new engine or have it rebuilt? And if a new engine, where should i go to get one? rebuild or remanned ones are allowed.
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:11 AM   #2
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Budget? Daily Driver?
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:03 AM   #3
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Burnt vslve requires work on the head. No need to replace the engine. But if your set on it. Rallispec built motor. Not much more than oem. http://www.rallispec.com/eng_assy_sb.html
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:42 AM   #4
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Burnt vslve requires work on the head. No need to replace the engine. But if your set on it. Rallispec built motor. Not much more than oem. http://www.rallispec.com/eng_assy_sb.html
**** yeah. Just **** around with one head. No need to strip the whole thing down.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:23 AM   #5
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It's a 11 year old car. How many miles? How long do you plan to keep it? If you are married to the car and want to drive it till you're 90 and it has 300k miles, it's an easy decision....go for a new engine. If you are ready for something else and it had the engine rebuilt 30k miles ago, just get the valve fixed and call it a day.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:42 AM   #6
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I would just fix the valve. No need to replace the whole motor unless the engine was having other issues like low compression
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #7
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Sadly I still owe money to the bank for it so I do want to keep it around for a while. Cylinder two has very low compression and it also needs a new timing belt. I would love to just get a new engine, but maybe a rebuild would be cheaper than a 3k engine. (I would hope)
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #8
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Sadly I still owe money to the bank for it so I do want to keep it around for a while. Cylinder two has very low compression and it also needs a new timing belt. I would love to just get a new engine, but maybe a rebuild would be cheaper than a 3k engine. (I would hope)
FYI, those links posted above were for shortblocks, which do not include the heads. So the $3K cost doesn't help you solve the valve issue.

Is the burnt valve on cylinder #2 or are you saying you have a valve gone on one cylinder plus low compression on another? Did anyone figure out what caused the valve problem?
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:24 PM   #9
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Since it sounds like your gonna keep the car for awhile and need to do the cheapest fix possible I would say just fix the valve and the head if needed. Youll prob have to have the head machined a tad bit as well as replacing the valve but this will prob be the cheapest route for you to take but its not gonna be cheap to do. Also fill out your profile asap so we know where your located and can recommend some good shops or vendors to help you out.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:48 PM   #10
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I found a full engine assembly for a decent price. Does anyone have a link or manual to help do the swap myself? Trying to save some moola which i'm sure is easily understandable.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:14 PM   #11
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1991595

pretty much the same steps for a wrx. I'm not sure why the author removed the front bumper cover though.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:38 PM   #12
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I found a full engine assembly for a decent price. Does anyone have a link or manual to help do the swap myself? Trying to save some moola which i'm sure is easily understandable.
Be careful! How do you know this engine is in good shape? What happens when you swap it in and find it has problems?
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:29 PM   #13
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It says its an JDM EJ20T engine, from what i found, that should go in fine with the 2002 wrx. Its a credible seller with lots of good reviews and the engine only has 55k miles on it which is 100k less than mine. lookin good to me...
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #14
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It says its an JDM EJ20T engine, from what i found, that should go in fine with the 2002 wrx. Its a credible seller with lots of good reviews and the engine only has 55k miles on it which is 100k less than mine. lookin good to me...
Stop.

There is no such engine. It's going to be a 20G/K/H/R/5/6/7/8. Each of those have between 2-12 variants. You need to know EXACTLY what you're buying.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:39 PM   #15
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Stop.

There is no such engine. It's going to be a 20G/K/H/R/5/6/7/8. Each of those have between 2-12 variants. You need to know EXACTLY what you're buying.

How do I go and do that?
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:41 PM   #16
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How do I go and do that?
Pester the seller for more details.
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