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Old 02-15-2017, 03:19 PM   #1
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Hey all, I recently swapped my engine out (broken timing belt) for a new(er) one and after getting everything switched over and went to put the radiator in and I noticed the crossover pipe on the new engine comes out at an angle (in the opposite direction) vs the old one which was straight. I did many searches but can't really find anything good info on the subject other than a picture of the two inference crossovers. I was gonna swap the old one for the new one but I don't wanna take the new engine all apart just to find that the old one dosen't mount to the new engine right. Anyone have any insight to this? What're my options? Below is a picture of the coolant line attached, I just don't like how kinked it is. This probably won't work longterm. (don't mind the power steering line in the way, it is temporary) any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:34 PM   #2
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Yours is an 03 WRX?
What year did the "new" engine come out of and was it a WRX?

Your crossover looks like our older (late 90's) NA crossover, the top radiator hose is top passengers side and uses a short hose.
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:51 PM   #3
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Yeah it's an 03 and SUPPOSEDLY the engine was also an 03 ej205. The aluminum pipe that comes off the top of the block isnt the same as the old one. I was wondering if I could maybe get a 45 degree elbow and a coupler to make it work. I'm assuming that it isn't good have the hose kinking like that? I didn't feel like paying 300+ for a new radiator. I was hoping I could Jerry rig something up, if it looks dumb idrc, just as long as it does what it's supposed to. I never knew they came different.
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:20 PM   #4
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Yeah it's an 03 and SUPPOSEDLY the engine was also an 03 ej205. The aluminum pipe that comes off the top of the block isnt the same as the old one. I was wondering if I could maybe get a 45 degree elbow and a coupler to make it work. I'm assuming that it isn't good have the hose kinking like that? I didn't feel like paying 300+ for a new radiator. I was hoping I could Jerry rig something up, if it looks dumb idrc, just as long as it does what it's supposed to. I never knew they came different.
instead of rigging it with elbows and such just swap the crossover off of your other engine onto this one? couple of seals crossover seals and intake gaskets and you wont have to worry about it leaking
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:37 PM   #5
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That was the original plan but I wanted to see if anyone else had done this before so I could be sure the old crossover fits up to the block because from the info I got out of the info I found it might not meet up correctly and I don't wanna go through all the work of tearing the intake off only to find out it isn't gonna work
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:18 PM   #6
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By any chance could you take some more pictures but farther away. Or I guess higher up. The way I see it right now it is touching the radiator fans.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:33 PM   #7
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That's a jdm ej205 or at least the crossover is from that engine.
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:28 PM   #8
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Do you know if the US ej205 crossover directly fits the jdm 205?
I finally got better pictures....
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:09 PM   #9
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Gonna bump this, What did you end up doing? I have the same issue and would really like to keep the JDM crossover pipe instead of tearing apart the IM. I've heard others have just inserted an "extender" in the middle section of the hose, relieving the tension on that sharp bend.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:48 PM   #10
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I'm in the same boat. But I'm still putting it all back just don't know what to do about that crossover and the other 2 black hard lines attached to it
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:52 PM   #11
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So what I ended up doing was cutting the stock hose after the 90 on the engine side, and inserting a 45 degree copper plumbing elbow from the hardware store. 2" diameter maybe? Then some screw clamps to hold it together and it seems to work fine. No harsh bends, and hasn't loosened anywhere.
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