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Old 02-15-2019, 11:48 AM   #1
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Question Swapping a ej20x in my 2008 Legacy GT ej255

So last night I was driving home and noticed a nice knock starting from the engine, looking to build a motor for the car but cash isn't really the answer at the moment. So I keep seeing these ej20x jdm motors saying there a direct replacement. I need a straight cut answer and maybe what I need involving the swap. A few months from now i'm looking to get an s209 Short block and taking it from there for my lgt.
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:48 PM   #2
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I've got an 08 preza with 180k and was looking to do the same thing. Interested but hesitant to go this route.
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:19 PM   #3
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The engine will drop right in. Your battle will seemingly be with the wire harness and ECU.

General consensus says this swap is not worth the effort.
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