Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday November 26, 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 01-05-2007, 01:13 PM   #1
Dodik
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 122609
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brooklyn NY
Vehicle:
2002 Outback H6 BE
82 GS750E

Question Ej25 rebuild is it worth it?

Ok I have a dilema on what to do with the car?
It has almost 270K and still running I already changed HG once before at 225k the car is running but without thermostat only, it starts really rough coolant disapears somewhere and not in the oil, and is not dripping much. also have quite a few oil leaks. One of the lifters is knocking when car is cold because HG are a bit thinner than OEM and one of the headbolts is bigger diam because it snapped while removing it.

The question is. Should I rebuild buy a different Ej25 with less miles or get a newer SUBY??? And price wise if any1 knows numbers for rebuilding I would really appreciate them. Oh yeah and Im not a mechanic so this rebuild or new engine swap will take me at least a month to do.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Dodik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 01:20 PM   #2
fibuz
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 53410
Join Date: Jan 2004
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Tucson, AZ / Port Angeles, WA
Vehicle:
BE-> GD->GR->SG->BL
WAawd.org

Default

Really depends on your financial situation.

If you have the cash to swap, do that.
If you need to take a loan out, get a new(er) suby.

Thats my opinion...
fibuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 01:40 PM   #3
Patrick Olsen
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 120
Join Date: Jul 1999
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Where the Navy sends me...
Vehicle:
1997 Legacy 2.5GT
QuickSilver Metallic

Default

I found a complete '98 2.5RS engine - oil pan to throttle body, accessories, everything - for $600. It has only 106k miles on it (or 108k? something like that), and the head gaskets and timing belt were done 9k miles ago.

If you can find something like that then it's pretty easy financially. I probably could have talked the previous owner down off the $600, so conceivably you could find an engine out there even cheaper.

Pat Olsen
'97 Legacy 2.5GT sedan
Patrick Olsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 01:59 PM   #4
Dobes
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 164
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Philly suburbs
Vehicle:
1997 Legacy GT-T

Default

Rebuilds can be very expensive. For an EJ25 I doubt it would be worth it, especially considering you've got so many miles on that one. 270k miles means you probably have to bore the cylinder (which could mean new pistons), clean the valves, regrind the valve seats, etc, etc, etc. For just machining, you're probably looking at $1k. Then there's seals, gaskets, etc. Of course, your engine would be practically new after that but it'll be way, way less expensive to just get a used engine like Pat suggested. That's my vote anyhow.

JD
Dobes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 02:10 PM   #5
rougeben83
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 115154
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
2005 Outback XT
White on grey

Default

Rebuilds would probably cost almost as much as swapping the engine in labor. I would pick a turbo engine and go with that instead of you can afford it straightup.

Otherwise, get a newer subaru if you need to take a loan out for the engine swap/rebuild itself.
rougeben83 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
Bigger plug spark...is it doable? Does it hurt things? Is it worth it? kaisersouse Normally Aspirated Powertrain 8 01-27-2006 07:35 PM
is this legal? if so is it worth it? svek Interior & Exterior Modification 22 08-26-2005 12:37 PM
David Cooperfield is in my town this week. Is it worth it? Mud Pig Off-Topic 11 04-25-2005 04:45 PM
Mobil One synthetic Tranny fluid is it worth it Jimmy Normally Aspirated Powertrain 6 06-04-2001 08:14 AM
Factory Alarm, Is it worth it? jbell303 Car Audio, Video & Security 7 03-19-2001 03:56 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:53 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.