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Old 08-04-2013, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default 05 STI Engine smoked, thoughts?

So I just picked up a 1 owner 2005 STI at auction for a steal to make as my daily driver to put less miles on my 09 BMW 135i, the thing is flawless except of course the engine.

With what my mechanic buddy said is the previous owner spun a rod bearing, I believe in cylinder 3 or 4 and the rod destroyed the sleeve.

My options are to get block and heads machined because it has 190k miles mine as well do both but have no idea where to go (yes I've tried searching but couldn't find anything great) - or - I am leaning towards a new longblock and selling mine (any ideas where to get good longblock?). Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated. I live in Framingham.

I prefer not to exceed $5,000
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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If the heads are still good, get a new Sti short block and have the heads machined.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:04 PM   #3
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And you'll need a new turbo and oil cooler and every accessory on the engine cleaned or replaced.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:07 PM   #4
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Used WRX engine. Do the work yourself.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:04 PM   #5
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Buy a used engine for it.

It is beyond stupid to try and fix a 200k mile spun bearing engine. Everything is junk.

Better yet, buy a JDM EJ207 version 8 STI engine for it on Ebay.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:09 PM   #6
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Buy a used engine for it.

It is beyond stupid to try and fix a 200k mile spun bearing engine. Everything is junk.

Better yet, buy a JDM EJ207 version 8 STI engine for it on Ebay.

I was gonna say v8 sti longblock best bang for the buck if you need to do the heads as well.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:50 AM   #7
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bought a STI small block 704 series with 9k miles from xplosion79, he had some heads laying around with 70k and slapped them on, hopefully it works out
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:33 AM   #8
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Take it to Motive Auto Works in Woburn, Alberto has a bunch of blocks laying around that he is rebuilding. He can build you one or you can make some kind of deal for a refurbished or new one for you old one. You can use his help or buy one of his and do the wrenching your self. He did a great job on my car when I decided to put a new engine in.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:55 PM   #9
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:17 AM   #10
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Try mass auto lab in Wilmington. Does great work and prices are really good
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:27 PM   #11
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there is a guy in gardiner mass the ONLY sells remanufactured suby engines, he does all the machine work. the motors he sells only need your accessories put on it, your turbo, coolant and the oil put in it which he supplies with the motor. iirc its 3200 for a turbo motor. he takes no shortcuts, new oil cooler, heads freshened up, new oil pan, new timing belt and pulleys. they come with a 1 year warranty too.

for the life of me i cant find the paper with shop name and phone #, im sure google will give some answers. if not call milford (nh) subaru and talk to gary in parts he has all the info.
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:32 PM   #12
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Listen to Ted ^ don't buy a used engine because it's always a gamble, I bought a used one and it payed off fortunately, but should of listened to him and bought an engine from this said guy.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:45 PM   #13
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I talked to AJW Performance a few weeks ago and they were selling an STI longblock with forged piston for a damn good price - I want to say $5500 or $6K. I believe it was a low miles salvage (like 15K miles) that they honed and did a drop in. Call them!
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:18 PM   #14
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You can buy a fairly built long block for 5-6k...
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