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aedwards980 08-27-2010 08:08 AM

What cars will the 2.5 engine from a 98 fit in?
I recently totaled my 98 Forester and didn't have full coverage so I'm looking for a car that I can put the engine from my forester into because its still good and only has 116k miles on it. What other Subaru will the engine fit in?

Duderotomy 08-27-2010 08:16 AM

it will fit in just about any subaru, but anything MY99 or newer would be a waste.

stan_t 08-27-2010 08:18 AM

Another Forester would probably be a good choice, maybe you can find one for a good price with a blown headgasket. Otherwise, Subarus are like legos and parts fit in many of their cars, at least size-wise.

I think your engine is the EJ25D, Subaru EJ engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, it came to the Forester from Legacy 2.5GT and LSi and Legacy Outback, and also came in '98 Impreza.


vicali 08-27-2010 09:21 AM

Why not?

stan_t 08-27-2010 09:28 AM

Installing it in a water-cooled Vanagon would be AWESOME! Probably pretty expensive though, and those things aren't cheap, either.

I so want a bus..


vicali 08-27-2010 10:04 AM

I happen to have a westfalia so I have thought about these things, for now the wasserboxer is still beating, but when it dies it will be replaced with an EJ25;

Subaru conversion

Back to the OP, rather than finding another subaru and swapping in your 98 engine why not part the whole she-bang and get a new one. Must less hassle, and there is probably a vanagon putting along out there dreaming about your engine right now.
why not post it up on CL or throw it to thesamba..

aedwards980 08-28-2010 07:00 PM

I don't think I would get much parting it out, its pretty bad. I got smacked from my bumper along the whole passenger side, both passenger widows shattered, both doors are jammed shut, seats pushed in and then i was pushed into another car on my drivers side pushing in the quarter panel, busting the head and fog light. Like the only thing I could use from it is my engine.

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