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Old 09-05-2007, 08:53 PM   #1
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I have an opportunity to buy an ej22 long block that isnt being used....unfortunately, it needs to be sleeved, and it had spun a bearing....Im getting it for $400...possiblily less. Would attempting to get more displacement be worth it? or am i going to spend as much or more on a new ej257. One of the reasons why im thinking of it is, is that i dont need a new engine at the moment...id have it as more of a long term back up. For when my engine currently goes...and i plan on more hp..
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:48 PM   #2
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Unless it is an EJ22t then I'd say it's not worth it. You can somewhat easily stroke any EJ22 w/DOHC Phase 1 EJ25 crank + rods. Giving you 2.35L. Also Wiseco makes off the shelf pistons for this application. However realistically your looking at at least $300 in machine work to clean up the crank journals, + sleeves. $400 for pistons, and $100 for bearings and other random stuff. And that is not including the Crank + rods you need. I can see you easily spending close to a grand to get the short block built up where it needs to be. At that point you would want to dump the heads since EJ22 heads suck. And well you get the picture. You can get a EJ257 shortblock for around $1500 and much less for something with blown rings or something easily fixed with machine work + pistons.
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:01 PM   #3
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its out of a legacy turbo....i could get the whole engine...but i really just want the short block. I would be getting new cyl heads cosworth or Verson 7/8 jdm. I guess its almost a toss up when it comes down to how much i spend.
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why does it need to be sleeved?
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:14 AM   #5
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why does it need to be sleeved?
I'm kinda curious about this myself. The EJ22t stock sleeves are pretty thick for being OEM sleeves. You can overbore it +1mm.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:59 PM   #6
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supposedly a cylendar was warped...so iwas told.
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