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  1. 2013 Legacy motor swap success

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    I have a 2013 Forester X Premium with the FB25A. It was run low on oil I presume and threw a rod through the bottom rear of the block. I found an engine from a 2013 Legacy that had about 76,000 miles on it. It was a C VIN where my Forester was an A VIN. After some reading I determined this...
  2. 1998 - Would I be able to swap a 2002 engine into my 1998?

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    Have a 98 forester and a 2002 donor forester with good running motor. My question is if I was to pull the the motor from my 02 would I be able to swap into my 98? I know ecu would probably be an issue. I know my 98 runs an old ignition system and a mass air sensor where the 02 is somewhat...
  3. 2002 wrx engine in a 2002 Forester?

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    I was wanting to put a turbo in my 02 Forester (ej25) but I've heard they don't handle boost very well. So I was wondering if it's possible and what I would need to put a wrx engine from the same year in it.
  4. 2003 - XS in search of power gains?

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    Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum, and fairly inexperienced with subies. I have an 03 Forester XS with 143k miles on the original motor. I bought it pretty cheap ($2,500) with the intention of overlanding it. I noticed it's a bit sluggish during acceleration and on an incline. I've done the...
  5. 2006 X >to> XT swap - wondering if it's possible?

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    Hello, I have a 2006 red Forester X (2 l) on which I'm looking to do some work. A paintjob is coming up, but in the future I'd like to swap it to a turbo, maybe add some lowered wrx shocks and do a manual swap (I'm aware it could take a lot of time/money). As far as I've seen here, everyone...
  6. ('03-'05) Getting Rubi on the Road

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    The smell of a fresh interior is an experience for the man trading a grand for the keys, irregardless of the vehicle's age. Fresh is something that handles differently from what he drove before; it's the worn leather (how many people slid across these seats); the sunroof he always only dreamed...
  7. 2001 - 2003, 2.5L non turbo manual >to> 2001 2.0L non turbo manual engine swap?

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    Hi Guys, I have been trekking around the Snowy Mountains in Australia in a stock 2001 2.0l Manual Forester which now has 320,000kms on it but still running well. This week a wrecked 2003 2.5l manual came up for sale with just over 100,000kms on it so I snapped it up thinking I would rip the...
  8. 2004 - Will a 1999 Outback engine with EGRI be a direct bolt in without messing with wiring?

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    I have a 2004 Forester with what I believe is an EJ251 EGRI engine. I cant find any engines out of Foresters around me but there is a ton of Outbacks. Will the engine out of a 1999 Outback with EGRI be a direct bolt in without messing with wiring?
  9. ('09-'13) 2011 - Ej25-t blew - do I need the exact engine?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hi so I hydrolocked my 2011 xt premium what I want to know if any one can help ? Do I need to find the exact engine to drop in or can I purchase any ej25 from 09-12 and use. Old turbo and ecu or will it mismatch ? My other question is where in Brisbane or Gold Coast would be the best place to...
  10. 2001 - ej201 engine swap to turbocharged 2.5 from an XT?

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    hello i own a 2002 forester with a ej201 engine in there. is it hard to swap it with a turbocharged 2.5 from an XT from the same year?
  11. 2011 Impreza engine into 2009 Forester?

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    Hello, So a few months ago my Forester engine got a rod the engine is toast...kinda. I am looking at a 2011 N/A Impreza engine from a wrecking yard to swap in (pictures show it was a rear end collision so it should be fine). Will it fit? I believe those are the ej253, but I only have...
  12. 2006 >to> 2010 sti engine swap + the drivetrain - would it mount properly in the forester?

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    So as of last year i purchased a 06 forester x. Ive done some basic work like suspension and wheel and now id like to look to put more power down. Was looking online and found a 2010 sti engine block bare with just the case halves. I would try to build the motor and put it in the forester. In...
  13. 2005 - manual NA - want to put in a WRX engine, or a Forester XT engine?

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    Alrighty so I know this has been beat to death and I found a lot of the answers I was looking for however I couldn’t find some and here it goes. I have an 05 5 speed one owner 96k mile forester. I want to put either a WRX engine, or a Forester XT engine in it. I’m not going to build the motor...
  14. 2009 - No start after JDM engine swap? - SOLVED!

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    Hey folks, I'm going to ask you to forgive my ignorance upfront since this is my first venture into Suby land. So, I purchased a '09 Forester with a TOTALLY locked up engine and replaced it with a JDM unit. Every thing went smooth, had to change a couple of vacuum ports/hoses and replace...
  15. EJ205 swap

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    Hi, so i cant seem to find any forms on 06-08 foresters with EJ205 swaps from the WRX. I was wondering i could get some help with making a list of all the parts I need. My forester already has a 5 speed, so asides from that that here is what i have: Engine + wiring harness and ECU Stronger...
  16. 2013 >to> 2011 - P2088 & P2092 after engine swap?

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    I just replaced the engine in my 2011 Forester X Non-turbo A/T. It had 247k and a #2 cylinder misfire from low compression. The new engine was a 2013 w/ 75k . I didn't swap the engine harness as it looked like all the wiring connectors matched except the Coil Packs (I opted to keep the newer...
  17. 2006 impreza outback 2.5i wagon engine swap capability??

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    What engine can i swap for a Subaru Impreza outback 2.5i wagon. Ill be wanting to get a manual transmission on it as well can anyone help with a list or some of the best Subaru engine to put on it?
  18. 2004 - ej25 swap to ej20 - cranks but no start, cam sensor issue?

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    so i'm swapping in an ej20 for my ej25 (both turbo if that makes a difference), and i've gotten everything connected and all good. i ran over everything with a sensor and it does not detect the cam sensors. i am using the american cam sensors but they are noticeably shorter than the japanese cam...
  19. ('03-'05) XJ20X Swap Journal

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    Hi everyone, Just setting up my first journal for the swap I’m about to do. Currently have an 05 Forester XT with a 2.5 that’s now a paper weight. I’ve settled on the EJ20X swap. Will be moving all the 2.5 accessories over to the new engine, changing out the timing belt, water pump, maybe the...
  20. Diesel pickup owner turned XT

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    Hey everyone, I’ve only owned pickups and have been driving a Cummins for the last 11 of my 33 years of life. I was brought here because I just bought a 2005 XT with a blown motor. So, needless to say I’m boning up on my Subaru knowledge. I’m super stoked that the inter webs has a place like...