Hey everyone I'm new to the Subaru scene. I recently bought a 2003 Subaru WRX drove it for about 5 months perfectly fine nothing wrong than all the sudden developed a rod knock one morning. So I contacted Tiger Japanese about getting a engine replacement they didn't have any from 2002-2007 but they have some engines from a 1993-1998 an said that I can use just the short block so questions are 1. Can I really use the block? 2. Would everything else as far as heads bolting up still be the same? 3. Has anyone ever done this before? Only reason I want to just replace the engine rather than rebuild it is because I DD this wrx an don't have the time to rebuild the engine. PLEASE HELP
called my local Subaru Dealer got me priced out at 2700 just for a short block not to mention a $400 dollar core!
Your dealership is conning you. I'm assuming that price includes all the gaskets etc. Even then it's WAY too high. $2,000 for EJ205 block and gasket kit all day long. And there is no core charge for it.