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Post by Chaz2.5 on Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:35 pm

So I'm replacing the motor in my RS with a lower mileage EJ205.  Still don't have an ETA on when the engine should show but would anybody be interested in giving me a hand if needed?  Feel free to bring any items you may want to get installed as well.  I don't have anything special as far as tools go (just the usual to get any bolt on stuff done) but i do have an engine hoist, ramps, 2 floor jacks and 4 jack stands, dremel, drill, etc...  
On that note, anyone interested in a complete EJ205 longblock?  Worst case scenario you'll want to replace the driverside head and possibly the piston rings since you'll have the heads removed.  Car ran perfectly fine until the noise started out of the blue


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Post by fishmanfu on Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:12 pm

Dude I'm all about working on cars man. I drive an evo but an engine is an engine haha. I stay on the east side near zaragoza and tierra este. My email is bassnuker@yahoo.com. Let me know if you need an extra set of hands man!

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Re: Bloody knuckles install meet

Post by Chaz2.5 on Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:37 pm

Cool man. I'll post up here once the engine arrives with a time and location. I already have the original engine pulled so it'll be a simple drop in and bolt everything back up.

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Post by STi2eNvy on Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:13 pm

CJ how much would you want for that longblock? I would love to have one to take my time on and learn to assemble the motor w/ forged internals over time in my garage.

Fishman I live over on rich beem & montana, actually a large amount of us that are active for meets live over in the same area.

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Post by Chaz2.5 on Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:26 pm

I was actually considering doing the same thing with it. LOL! I put it up on NASIOC for $500 which includes the 6 puck clutch and light weight flywheel. The clutch looks quite used but it still held fine and didn't slip. May even throw the intake manifold and TGV's in for an additional $75 if someone wanted one. Or, if someone has some RS 6 spokes with good matching tires on them i would do a straight trade for the longblock.

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Post by Chaz2.5 on Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:37 pm

Hell, if the replacement is 100% complete like the dude said, I'll sell everything (minus turbo, headers, and uppipe) for $500

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Post by fishmanfu on Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:25 pm

Daaamn...too bad that's not an evo engine Smile

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Post by fre3k5h0w on Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:00 pm

Maan, I have searched high and low for some of those rs6 spokes..great looking oem wheels. I nearly drove to abq for some, buddy boy flaked on me and sold locally.
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Post by Chaz2.5 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:59 am

So the polar vortex had caused a delay in the shipping of my motor. It was suppose to arrive yesterday but now it's not due in until Friday. Hopefully they get it to my house Friday afternoon.

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Post by fre3k5h0w on Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:19 am

That motor get shipped from Japan? I saw a space image of the white out over the great lakes on yahoo this morning, insane looking picture. Crazy how winter doesn't take full effect here until beginning of February. I thought I would be smart and wait for the end of the holidays last year to swap a motor in my legacy..my fingers nearly from off.

If you need/want help slapping that sucker in I'm down. I got the normal tools and equipment to assist.
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Post by fishmanfu on Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:34 am

I'm also down to help man. Sounds fun

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Post by Drpage420 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:39 pm

If you get delayed on your install I am down for turning some wrenches. I have a portable air compressor and a breaker bar that was strengthened by GOD himself. I am still looking at arriving early March.

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Post by EPTSpeed3 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:30 am

Keep us posted!

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Re: Bloody knuckles install meet

Post by Chaz2.5 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:26 pm

Wow! So check this. Engine arrived today and has a lot of rust (typical for New England car though) However, I was told it was a 2005 WRX engine with 60K miles, 145 psi on compression with less than 5% leakdown. Low and F*** behold, it's tagged as a 2002 WRX. So now, I have no clue as to what exactly the health of the engine is as compression and leakdown. Not to mention, the area around the oil cooler is F*** covered in residue so I'm thinking there is a leak in the oil cooler o ring. Needless to say I am pretty pissed at the moment. Waiting for the call tomorrow morning from PMPAutogroup to figure out what the F*** engine I have.  Evil or Very Mad 

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Post by fre3k5h0w on Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:30 am

Didn't the 05 wrx come with the ej255? The code is cast into the block, under the I/m. I'm sure you already know this having worked and swapped that motor already. That was a big year for the wrx maybe they had a midyear change and those boneheads tagged the wrong motor code?
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Post by Chaz2.5 on Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:34 am

It's an EJ205 still. All 02-05 WRX came with the 2.0L. They made the change to 2.5L in 06. I'm still waiting for the call. Just irritated I was expecting a relatively low mileage 05 WRX engine to seeing a 02 WRX engine that I have no clue about.

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Post by Chaz2.5 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:18 pm

Yeah, so this obviously didn't happen. Once the issues were cleared up it was late Saturday afternoon I figured everyone was on the cruise so went ahead with the install. I appreciate everyone who offered their time to help. Had the issues not come about Friday when it was delivered I could have started early Saturday and got everyone over.

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