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Old 08-13-2007, 12:06 AM   #8
adhowe70
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I'd prefer to keep this an Impreza focused thread... but good to see one method of fitting the EG33 and the compromises that were required.

Regarding the EZ30 and AC... There is ample room for the condenser in front of the radiator. I'm not sure about fitting lines to and from the pump, however. I've kept my radiator in the OE location (using a stock EZ30R radiator, that is) and the condenser could still fit under the upper radiator support like stock. Given the snug fit between the engine and the radiator, it may be difficult to get a satisfactory fitting of the AC hoses. I never tried.

First major difference between the EG33 and the EZ30: I kept the radiator in the stock location and was able to use two pull fans. Its tight, but it fits.

Edit: In my experience, mounting the engine and radiator in the car is the EASY part of the EZ30(R) swap. Engine management, wiring and throttle body seem to be the sticking points. This comes from the complex engine management required for the EZ30R and its drive by wire throttle body. For what its worth, I used a cable throttle body... but that has its own pitfalls. It requires a TB adapter plate as well as fittings for a cable throttle.
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