Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday April 21, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Legacy Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-18-2000, 09:49 PM   #1
kappa652
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 2711
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: N. Attleboro, MA, USA
Question More questions on the 2.5L engine

Well, I'm a new guy on the message board, and I have noticed that there have been a few posts on people having problems with cracked blocks and bad engines.

I've been a Subaru fan since I owned an 88 GL-10. It had its share of oil leaks and small problems, but I never had anything major that some of you seem to be experiencing. I still have this car and want to trade in for a Legacy GT. I don't think I can afford one with the Phase II block, so I am going to end up with a Phase I.

I'm just wondering, how frequent do these problems occur? Is there anything to look for that can prevent this from happening? I have always run Mobil 1 in everything, does this make it less likely that a block would crack if something was to happen? Do these engines have a tendency to use some oil under some hard driving? I autocross, so it will see some days of hard driving. Or am I just being too paranoid?

Thanks for your time
Matt
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
kappa652 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2000, 06:13 AM   #2
gumball
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1209
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Wheaton, MD
Post

Um, most of us are just now trying to figure this out ourselves. I mean I read some posts in June w/ pics of a Phase I engine that just raved about how incredibly well-built and bullet proof it is. Now I'm reading about cracked blocks. Keep following the "cracked block" thread on the Legacy Forum and try the links /search engine. My only advice is that if you can, go for a Phase II 2.5. But I don't know which years/models/build dates used which.
gumball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2000, 07:51 AM   #3
Subie Gal
GC84Ever
Super Moderator
 
Member#: 301
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: WA
Vehicle:
1970 FF-1 & '70 Van
02 WRX/01 RS

Post

hi there...

search in the old "technical" (now closed) forum...

there is so much info there!!

j.
Subie Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No head gasket engine, anyone interested for the 2.5L engine? berdugo Built Motor Discussion 4 06-11-2009 05:07 PM
Questions about '99 2.5L engine teardown paultg Built Motor Discussion 3 04-16-2008 12:36 AM
What's the RPM Stall on the 2.5L 2006+ WRX's? SubbieAndCoop Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline 0 06-19-2007 04:22 PM
I need bolts for the header on a 2.5l engine. K Rock Impreza Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 12 07-31-2005 11:11 AM
Need info on the 2.5L Impreza RS f1seb General Forum Archive 2 07-22-2000 07:50 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.