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Old 06-09-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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What's going on everyone? I have a quick question about a motor for a 98 forester that I picked up. It had a blown motor where the connecting rod on a piston failed and shot it through the top of the block. Now I'm just trying to figure out what my best options are for replacing the motor. What years will bolt right in and work with my existing ecu and such. Also will a motor from an automatic car work with my 5spd trans and bolt right up? Also what other routes can I go that will work with minor modifications? I'm not looking into doing a crazy build just something to get it back on the road an drive for a while without problems such as head gaskets and such. Thanks alot in advance. Hope to get some advice.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
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Bump it up for some help.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:24 PM   #4
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bump thinking of swapping in a 2.2
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:13 PM   #5
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No one at all has any input on this?
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:56 PM   #6
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Your best options are getting a replacement EJ25D to throw in. I believe an EJ22 would work but would be a step back in power.
Check out rs25.com for lots of info on this kind of swap.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:15 PM   #7
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95-98 EJ22. It bolts right in and all the wiring plugs in. You won't even notice any difference in power.

Engine needs to be from a car with an automatic so it has an EGR valve or you will have a constant CEL.

If it's a 96-98 you need to get the single port header from the car it came out of.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:39 PM   #8
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Awesome. Thanks
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:07 PM   #9
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found myself a motor but now the question is will either clutch work? between 97-98 impreza and 98 forester?
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:22 PM   #10
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found myself a motor but now the question is will either clutch work? between 97-98 impreza and 98 forester?
Yep, just use your existing flywheel and clutch. It bolts right on.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:29 PM   #11
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So either clutch will work. I figure I will be replacing the clutch while I had the motor out. Just been reading that the 2.2 motor will feel very slow in the car. Is this true?
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So either clutch will work. I figure I will be replacing the clutch while I had the motor out. Just been reading that the 2.2 motor will feel very slow in the car. Is this true?
No, you won't even notice the difference.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:35 PM   #13
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I would recommend JB weld on the old motor. Doesn't look bad.
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No, you won't even notice the difference.
Alright awesome. Thanks alot. Anywhere you know of to get aftermarket single port headers?
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Alright awesome. Thanks alot. Anywhere you know of to get aftermarket single port headers?
Maybe ebay?

A used stock one should be cheap though, say $20 maybe.
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I'm getting a set with the new motor but if they are bad and rotted or somethin just want to have an idea of where to get replacements. Any other pointers on this swap?
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Nope just put it in and go. It's a direct replacement.
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Alright thanks again. You were very helpful if anything comes up or I have more questions I will be posting here
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what were you doing for the c-rod to let go that bad? how many miles on the motor?
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what were you doing for the c-rod to let go that bad? how many miles on the motor?
I bought the car like that. The previous owner said she was just driving to work on the highway, the car clunked. Then steam followed then the car died and coolant all over.
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another quick question, will the alternator, ac compressor and power steering pump from the original forester motor fit the new ej22?
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another quick question, will the alternator, ac compressor and power steering pump from the original forester motor fit the new ej22?
Yes45
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