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Old 05-07-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default New but already need a swap a 2002 wrx

Ive read countless threads and im still a bit confused on the swaps. im just looking to revive my daily driver. Its going to cost me a pretty penny to rebuild so i thought heck ill just swap. some say it bolts right on and some say it doesnt. i just wana know everything there is before diving in. ive found a shop near me willing to do the swap, but they havnt really worked with turbocharged subarus to this extent. i live in the boston area if this helps any of the advice.

So what im asking is:
1. should i go usdm or jdm, and what would be the benefactors?
2. if jdm what is needed to make it work ive heard its simple enough as wiring and replacing the intake manifold with my old one.
3. where should i buy my new usdm/jdm ej205?
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:23 PM   #2
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have not been able to find any usdm ej205s at all....
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:32 PM   #3
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should this be in a different section of the forum?
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:34 PM   #4
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2485344

See post 2 for tuners in your area. I wouldnt trust people who havent worked on subarus to do a full swap.

IMO id stick with USDM. Just search the NESIC boards for local part outs or people selling engines. Craigslist, ebay.
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:48 PM   #5
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why would you stick with usdm an ive spent much time on craigslist and ebay looking for usdm ejs an cant seem to find one.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:14 PM   #6
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Find a dependable shop to do the work. Have them worry about finding the replacement parts.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:48 PM   #7
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Find a dependable shop to do the work. Have them worry about finding the replacement parts.
engine? or replacements to a jdm engine?
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:02 PM   #8
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im just all stressed had the car for about 2weeks then what seems to be a blown valve was the problem. engine has 132k on it so a rebuild would or wouldnt be the best option? ran a comp test a week ago to find out that cyl3 had zero compression, all others were fine. replacing the valve seems its going to cost me a good amount anyway.....
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:16 PM   #9
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Purchase crate motor jdm v7 ej207 motor, install, and call it a day.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:17 PM   #10
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that simple?
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:22 PM   #11
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Pulling a motor is a simple procedure for me at least. Label EVERYTHING and take pics of EVERYTHING when pulling out motor. Lots of youtube vids on subaru motor replacements. If it's your first time may take you 2-3 days.
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