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Old 04-23-2015, 08:53 PM   #1
Phr00t
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Default What do I need to know about the EJ221 / EJ222

The car I'm buying is a 98 Impreza Coupe with the 2.2 litre motor, I don't know yet if it's a 221 or 222. (Wikipedia says there were 2 versions of the EJ22)

Anything I need to know about these in regards to maintenance or failure points? Hoping it's a sturdy motor. I'm seeing that 10W30 or 40 is recommended rather than the 5W for the turbos.
Are they still an interference motor?
I only know about the standard issues with the EJ20G in my JDM STI.

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Old 04-24-2015, 07:51 PM   #2
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Hi,
Based on your car history you must be NON-USA?

In the US we had the '90-'98 EJ22E (Phase 1) and the '99-'01 EJ222 (Phase 2). In '97 the EJ22 became interference due to a new piston design.

Other than oil leaks- rear separator, cam seals, oil pressure, etc., they are probably the best Subaru engine made. The '99+ had more head gasket issues.
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:27 AM   #3
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I'm from Canada but the car was originally from the US as far as I know
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