Originally Posted by reddevil
This is an NA high(
) compression block with the WRX heads thats is/was making big power?
It was a complete USDM EJ205 longblock. The rod tossed and blew that hole into the open deck (See top photo and left side where it is marked EJ20 on it). I dunno how the heads were even salvageable. Then he found a $40 2.2NA engine and put it into the car and sold the car (I don't want to even ask if the block was mentioned as being part of the sale since I'm sure the new owner wouldn't be too happy knowing a 2.2NA was in place of a regular WRX block).
Interesting what was said about the cylinders of the USDM EJ205 vs. the NA 2.2L. I thought the 2.2L's had better/thicker walls than the EJ20's.