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Old 31 Mar 2009, 09:27 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Re: Engine rebuild recomendations.

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Is there any difference in a the engines between the years then... as some places are listing 92-97 and then 98-2000.
Version III's on had an up-rated engine: Lower compression ratio, different turbo (VF as opposed to the TD05) and few other bits and bobs. Oh, and more power.
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Re: Engine rebuild recomendations.

so do I need to go for the later engine then??? as mine has subtle differences between the ones listed as 92-97 even though my car is a 97 v4
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 09:43 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Re: Engine rebuild recomendations.

'98 engines are mechanically the same (more or less) as '97-'98 engines. Differences are largely aesthetic I believe (if anyone knows more sure they'll pipe up). If you're getting a re-build then wouldn't worry about the differences too much. If you're getting another engine then I think you'll be ok with any of the later STi engines.
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Re: Engine rebuild recomendations.

Now have a mate who has garage space and he is going to take it in and strip engine down so at least I will know exactly what is what. He dont have much experience of subarus but is a very good mechanic. At least then my car is stored somewhere too.

He also may allow me to pay him weekly which would get my car back on road much sooner.
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 10:05 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Re: Engine rebuild recomendations.

oh Cock!!!....
i would suggest one of the engine builders down here,but distance would be a problem...hope fully you'll get it sorted asap.....but the big question is......

are you goin to keep it a 2.0???
or gor for a 2.1 or 2.2 stroke kit..
or go for the 2.5 build??.....lol
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Re: Engine rebuild recomendations.

going to keep it 2.0 although tempted to going 2.5 bottom end, as I think I have something through the block to be fair....

its going to my mates garage in the next day or two, he is going to strip it down and keep it there for me and will go from there. He doesnt have much back ground with subarus but has rebuilt some bloody nice performance engines in his time including a few evos and skylines and has worked on most of my cars in the past.

Okay if I was selling the car on people may be put off but at least for now I will know what level of repair I need and whether a engine swap would be my best option.
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Re: Engine rebuild recomendations.

all depends how long you want to wait,Grade A subaru will supply an engine, for a reasonable price,but if your going for a full build,it'll be a while..lol
at the end of the day its your choice and your money
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Re: Engine rebuild recomendations.

Right. had a mate offer me a engine taken from his wrx v4. Its all been uprated and was running over 300bhp( forget exact figures) before he replaced it with a 2.5. Basically says its laying about not doing much and if I want it I can have it for silly money.

Its been fully serviced with history by Zen ( who also did its rebuild and mods)... would this be worth looking at as it would mean I could be back on road in a week.???
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Re: Engine rebuild recomendations.

take it there isnt really much difference then if its been uprated from the import wrx engine to the sti engine ????
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nope,if this one had been done by Zen,it will have uprated internals
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Re: Engine rebuild recomendations.

it is all uprated inside. cool.. Shall give a man a call

sorry for all my seemingly dumb questions btw.. k series engines I wouldnt have a issue with.. lol easy peasy to work with.. bike engines fine.. but there seems so many slightly different variants..

I was kinda sure it was the internals that were different on the sti models but wasnt sure.
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uprated it cool......stronger too, so can n will take more power.....
K-Series...good old unit until the headgasket goes.....lol
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Re: Engine rebuild recomendations.

WRX engine should go in fine. If it has all receipts and was regularly serviced at Zen then see no reason why not especially if internals have been sorted. Sounds like it could be a bargain.
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Re: Engine rebuild recomendations.

to be fair on k series its more the water pumps and the cooling system in general that is crap.. that and the engine dowels.. replace or uprate those items and they run fine.. never had HG go even on my heavily modified ones.. unless its the 1.6 k series that is a truely awful engine.. lol
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