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Old 03-27-2016, 06:56 PM   #1
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Ok so heres the issue. I bought an 02 bugeye wagon and when i bought it i took it to a shop and told them whatever is bad or going bad fix it. So maybe 5 grand later and a month after they fixed everything the motor blew. There was an oil leak that wasnt found or fixed. Its been sitting in my dads yard over a year because money has been tight,i just had a new baby and i just dropped 5k on the shop. My buddy said he could rebuild it. So he tore the motor apart and not being the best place to work on a car and he has a baby on the way, he said itd be faster to buy a new motor. So i bought a used jdm ej205 and its ready to go but now my buddy is no where to be found. He hasnt showed up for work he hasnt answered his phone. Nothin. I cant just tow the car to a shop because everything is in pieces in my dads garage. I been borrowing my chicks moms tc and 3 kids in that tiny car sucks and i imagine she wants her car back lol. Aside from the jdm ej205 i have a cobb intake w sf airbox, tomei up pipe, a new hose kit, sti injectors, and an aps sr56 turbo to throw on. Im not the savviest of car guys and i dont really have time to sit and tinker. So my question is, is there anyone local that has experience and knows how to do this work and wants to make some extra money while helping a fellow subie enthusiast. If youre interested let me know how much youd charge. The car is located in everett,wa
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:08 AM   #2
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Ok so heres the issue. I bought an 02 bugeye wagon and when i bought it i took it to a shop and told them whatever is bad or going bad fix it. So maybe 5 grand later and a month after they fixed everything the motor blew. There was an oil leak that wasnt found or fixed. Its been sitting in my dads yard over a year because money has been tight,i just had a new baby and i just dropped 5k on the shop. My buddy said he could rebuild it. So he tore the motor apart and not being the best place to work on a car and he has a baby on the way, he said itd be faster to buy a new motor. So i bought a used jdm ej205 and its ready to go but now my buddy is no where to be found. He hasnt showed up for work he hasnt answered his phone. Nothin. I cant just tow the car to a shop because everything is in pieces in my dads garage. I been borrowing my chicks moms tc and 3 kids in that tiny car sucks and i imagine she wants her car back lol. Aside from the jdm ej205 i have a cobb intake w sf airbox, tomei up pipe, a new hose kit, sti injectors, and an aps sr56 turbo to throw on. Im not the savviest of car guys and i dont really have time to sit and tinker. So my question is, is there anyone local that has experience and knows how to do this work and wants to make some extra money while helping a fellow subie enthusiast. If youre interested let me know how much youd charge. The car is located in everett,wa
You need a completely different engine harness for that swap, and a different ECU. That isn't a switch people just make because they needed a new motor, you should have done your research. It sounds like you need a reliable car, which is not what you will get with an sr56 on an 02 bugeye. sti pinks are also not enough for that turbo, and neither is the stock fuel pump. For anyone to make all those parts work in the car, you would be talking thousands of dollars, it isn't a weekend project.

Sucks that your motor blew, but it sounds like the best course for you would be to sell the car and parts for whatever you can and buy something that isn't going to be a maintenance headache and a time bomb waiting for the transmission to explode.
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:15 AM   #3
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I'm with ^^. Sell the parts.

It'll be a while before I've got time to help, next weekend is my 5-day but I've got to put my cummins back together and get it out of my old house, three weekends later is my next 5-day but my anniversary is right in the middle. 3 weeks after that I'm closing on my new house...

But if it's still sitting around in June, and you find a stock motor to throw into it, I can help get it running.
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply guys. I guess ill scrap the sr56. I just went off what my buddy told me to get. I think im in too deep to sell everything there are parts everywhere. If anyone has time just post here and ill check periodically and keep updating to keep this post updated if its fixed or not
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Don't scrap the parts, sell them here. You definitely want to off load that motor for a usdm one though, it will make everything much easier
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Ok so heres the issue. I bought an 02 bugeye wagon and when i bought it i took it to a shop and told them whatever is bad or going bad fix it. So maybe 5 grand later and a month after they fixed everything the motor blew. There was an oil leak that wasnt found or fixed. Its been sitting in my dads yard over a year because money has been tight,i just had a new baby and i just dropped 5k on the shop. My buddy said he could rebuild it. So he tore the motor apart and not being the best place to work on a car and he has a baby on the way, he said itd be faster to buy a new motor. So i bought a used jdm ej205 and its ready to go but now my buddy is no where to be found. He hasnt showed up for work he hasnt answered his phone. Nothin. I cant just tow the car to a shop because everything is in pieces in my dads garage. I been borrowing my chicks moms tc and 3 kids in that tiny car sucks and i imagine she wants her car back lol. Aside from the jdm ej205 i have a cobb intake w sf airbox, tomei up pipe, a new hose kit, sti injectors, and an aps sr56 turbo to throw on. Im not the savviest of car guys and i dont really have time to sit and tinker. So my question is, is there anyone local that has experience and knows how to do this work and wants to make some extra money while helping a fellow subie enthusiast. If youre interested let me know how much youd charge. The car is located in everett,wa
DM'd you about the turbo.
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