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Old 09-29-2010, 05:58 AM   #1
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Default Cylinder head interchangeable.

I recently had an broken block and a rod failure.I opened the engine and saw the third cylinder somehow rusty inside.
I now must to change the engine.
The car is a Forester 2003 XT 2.0 5MT with open deck block.
I found on ebay a closed deck engine.
They say fit most impreza and forester turbos 1992 to 2004.
My question is if I can reuse my cylinder heads (from the Forester)
with this closed deck block.
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
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personally i wouldnt by an ebay engine.. an engine from a private sale through ebay maybe.. but if this is one of those reman blocks i wouldnt.. and what ever you do decide to do, yes your heads should bolt up as long as the block is correct there are going to be some differences, also, your dealing with a turbo engine here, so you cannot just slap any old block on there. Make sure the heads are in mint condition, no metal shavings stuck some where in them.. this would also be a good time and in your best interests to replace the turbo and make sure theres no metal filings in any of the oil passages
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:20 AM   #3
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The blocks and mate onto your heads. Everything inside is just going to be a little different as far as rods, pistons, crank, thrust. So when you replace internal stuff, you just have to be year specific when searching.

Condition of the block is a diff story depending who you buy it from. Shop wisely
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