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Old 11-04-2019, 07:55 PM   #1
Suberman05
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Default LGT owner, just joined.

I've got an 05 LGT limited wagon. 118k miles so regular repair questions come up. Timing belt, transmission, exhaust, etc. Heard that the EJ255 and EJ257 are closely related so hopefully Iím in good company here.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:09 PM   #2
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Welcome from another 05 LGT LTD wagon owner. 5MT or 5EAT?

Join us on legacygt.com, tons of 4th gen Legacy specific info on there. In addition to timing belt, there's two critical things you should take care of immediately to make sure you enjoy your unicorn of a Subaru for a long time.

1. Remove the screen from the banjo bolt that attaches the turbo oil feed line to the back of the passenger side head. This screen clogs up over time, and will eventually starve your turbo of oil and nuke your motor.

2. Replace the up-pipe with a catless one (aftermarket or later year OEM). The catalytic converters in these up-pipes are known to fail and send metal debris into the turbine. Same result as the clogged banjo bolt - turbo grinds, lets loose a bunch of bearing material into the oil and kills the motor.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:16 PM   #3
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welcome from a multiple Subaru owner

post #2 is spot on

the 05lgt ej255 long block in your car is the exact same long block as a 2004-2006 ej257 , the things bolted onto them are different but the "motor" is the same
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:03 PM   #4
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I've got an 05 LGT limited wagon. 118k miles so regular repair questions come up. Timing belt, transmission, exhaust, etc. Heard that the EJ255 and EJ257 are closely related so hopefully I’m in good company here.
As mentioned, goto www.legacygt.com and the 2005 specific forum. Use the forum search for threads related to "Reliability Modifications"

Like this one.

Find a tuner, either open source or get a Cobb Accessport V3 or unmarried older V2 and get an off the shelf tune, custom E-Tune, custom road tune, or dyno tune if you want. That is important.

I have a 2005 GT Wagon 5MT with 160k and am breaking everything. I can tell you what to expect and what to look out for.
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:14 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the replies. Iím a member at legacygt.com, same username. My car has the 5EAT. Trying to sell it actually. Getting the sense that an MT would be easier to sell. Love the car, just need something bigger for the growing family.
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:35 PM   #6
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Sold the car for $6000
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