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Old 11-08-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
smokeater30
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Location: Wilmington NC
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So after a year of owning my RS I swapped in an EJ205. My friend found a donor car at a junkyard that had everything I needed to do the swap. I opted to keep my RS trans and radiator so the trans harness had to be modified and the radiator cap on my RS as well. After investigating the "rod knock" that the previous owner stated as the reason for salvaging the car I found no evidence of any spun bearings, loose wrist pins or even worn rings for that matter. The compression test came out to 150psi on #'s 1,3,4 and 145psi on #2. The rod and main bearings were in top shape. To be honest it looked better than the EJ251 I was replacing internally. Once the wire harnesses were swapped, I changed out the X member and sway bar to accommodate the EJ205.[IMG][/IMG]

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The engine went in after placing the new oil pan and clutch onto it and wiggled it into its new home.

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Next we connected the MAf housing and air filter which I had to buy an aftermarket one since I couldn't find a stock one locally and topped off with fluids. Now for the big moment! Attempt #1 to start was a let down due to a loose wire on the starter between the solenoid and motor. This is a short video of the initial startup.

After trouble shooting a misfire code it was determined that a bad coil pack was to blame and also the whole reason the car was salvaged as previously stated. I got extremely lucky. The first two days of driving the idle was a tad erratic since 1: it was sitting for a while and being turned every which way while being inspected and 2: the ECU had to relearn the new MAF scaling that my tuner friend had reflashed to comensate for the bigger MAF housing. This video is it as of yesterday Nov 7th 2013.


After buying everything I needed to get this thing road worthy the grand total came out to roughly $2,406. Not bad if you ask me. Sorry for the long post but this was a huge project and I am so lucky that I was able to get it done with minimal issues. Thanks for looking.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:49 PM   #2
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i have a 03 impreza 2.5 wagon im swapping in a 2003 WRX EJ20, i need to know the names of the specific harnesess that i need for the motor swap. please get to me asap. either via instagram @hoochface_GDB or facebook Kick'em McNeil
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