I mean, what is actually wrong with your current motor? Have you done compression tests on it?
I think a compression test is a waste of money, on that engine at that time. I believe it went like this:
Driving through Pennsylvania, up steep mountain incline at about 80MPH, car started tripping P0420 code. Pulled off of I-80 into Poconos Mountains Wal-Mart to buy scanner, read codes, clear codes, make sure everything was all right with the car.
Thousand or so miles after that, started hearing noise like a bicycle card in a bike tire. At low speeds.
Hundreds and hundreds of miles more.. eventually made rattle can of spray paint noise only at start-up. Freakout ensued.
After much filter changing and oil changing.. noises progressed.
Now it has a rod knock and the car has been out of service for a few weeks.
And that is consistent with an $700 Subaru from New York...
I made this thread because I thought I found an EJ25.. turned out to be a cammed, modified one from an Impreza.
Any GOOD EJ25 costs about a thousand bucks. Plus shipping.
So now it's more like an experiment for me.
I should just junk the car, but, considering how it's my car.. nah, let's see how this turns out.
And if it's a 🔥 💩 then we can just get another engine in there in a month. It's all good.
Alright that's cool.
Life is boring, boring, boring, man. If you can believe that I actually hold back on posting and now that I have a day off.. this is literally about the only thing I'm doing, reading the forum, letting the bird fly, etc. Back to work tomorrow afternoon. I already changed the oil... This is my engagement, if you will.