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I ma looking at parting out my forester as the engine is really dead but I was wondering what I would do with the left over car once I have sold all the parts I can. Do you guys know if junk yards take cars that are mostly not there?
 

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Scrap ayrds will, but maybe not a junkyard. If they do, it won't be for much money; just what they can scrap it for. How rusty is the bottom of it? I may be interested in lots of parts.
 

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Engines can be replaced. What condition is the rest of the car, has it ever been wrecked, rust?
 

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The Body is in great shape, It's not been in a wreck and only has a couple of very minor dings and a touch of rust. The reason I am looking at parting it out is I don't really have the space or time currently to do the work on it to replace the engine and was looking at using the funds to put towards another Foz.

If I found somewhere that I could park it until I had the time to work on it would it be better if I repalce the Engine and where would I find one? Any suggestions?
 

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Part it out, then find a sign for someone who "buys unwanted cars".

A friend of mine got $500 for a shell.
 

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The Body is in great shape, It's not been in a wreck and only has a couple of very minor dings and a touch of rust. The reason I am looking at parting it out is I don't really have the space or time currently to do the work on it to replace the engine and was looking at using the funds to put towards another Foz.

If I found somewhere that I could park it until I had the time to work on it would it be better if I repalce the Engine and where would I find one? Any suggestions?
Parting the car will require more time and space than replacing the motor. You can find EJ25's pretty cheap. Check classifieds on RS25.com, I see good motors sold there pretty often due to people swapping their RS.
 

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Parting the car will require more time and space than replacing the motor. You can find EJ25's pretty cheap. Check classifieds on RS25.com, I see good motors sold there pretty often due to people swapping their RS.
+1 on what he said.
 

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Sounds like you would have to get some work done on that block, assemble the motor using parts from your motor.

You should look for a complete motor that you can just drop in.
 

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What do you want to get for it as a whole?
I am not sure, what would it be worth?

Also I found an engine online from a parts dealer that has 77K miles on it. It came from a cash for clunkers car. No problems with the car on engine. The guy quoted me $1000 shipped in Madison. Is this a good deal? Also what kind of questions should I ask him.
 

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Not that it's a bad deal, but cash for clunker cars had to have their engines destroyed. I don't believe that is where your engine will come from.
 

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After a month of ignoring the hulk of black car sitting in my drive I have found another engine and wanted to know your thoughts.

It's a insurance write off due to accident, but has 61,000 on it. It's 1200 plus 175 for shipping.

comes with a 90 day warranty.

How would that compare to the following:
01 02 SUBARU LEGACY FORESTER 2.5L DOHC ENGINE EJ25: eBay Motors (item 230495001351 end time Jul-13-10 07:56:05 PDT)

What is the different between and stock and a JDM Engine? I know the Engine I have has 240,000 on it and it's a EJ25 Engine but the one listed is a EJ25D, what does the D stand for?

Also is consideration is:

JDM EJ25DE 2.5L DOHC Engine Subaru Legacy Forester EJ25: eBay Motors (item 250661476490 end time Jul-15-10 08:48:12 PDT)

Any other thoughts regarding this as I want to get a new Engine but I don't know which one to get.
 

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If it's an engine from a wreck the number 1 thing you gotta do is check to make sure it hasn't jumped time.
Tooth count method,search and you'll find how to do it here.
 

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^^Spot on advice, Subarus have a track record of throwing the timing belt of having it jump teeth due to its length.
 

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Darn shame you're thinking about getting rid of it. If I were in the same boat I'd probably just ask the bank for a small personal loan and get a new engine put in it. Far less debt and headache taken on going that route, I would think, than replacing the entire vehicle. Also, these engines aren't really that difficult to swap from what I've heard and read.
 
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