I found an EJ257 short block for a great deal, and it's an '08. It has a different part # than the up to '07 block. Doe anybody know if there are any significant changes that would prevent it from working with my 2.0 heads and pan. Thank you in advance
Further research shows that while this block would have worked for me for certain, the '08s are having major breakage issues. Both PDX and Cobb recommended replacing pistons before doing a hybrid (2.0 heads) set-up with an '08.
I opted to take the path of least resistance and just bought a used EJ205 (complete) with a one year warranty. I should be driving the wagon again in about a week
sounds good...I thought the breakage was limited to the 255's though??...I still find it strange that these things are breaking so much when there like the same thing as 07's...and both of our wagons are going to be together in about a week YAY!!!!
Ok, I actually wasn't sure if they used the same block. If you already ordered a 205 then it doesn't matter, but you probably know the 257 has had continuous problems with broken pistons since 04. Unless you were trying to save money and were hoping they had upgraded the pistons since all the problems... I'm surprised they haven't.
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I really dont get how subaru has had such lax quality control on these freakin pistions...I mean last weekend I saw an STi with stock internals throw down 540whp...but I've also seen them grenade at 400whp its rediculous
True, when i was getting my car tuned, I was talking with my tuner (Keith, @awdtuning.com) and he said that subaru have started going with a different manufacturer that uses a different metal for the pistons. As subaru is cutting costs. It has the same part # though.
If I remember right i think they either started with the 07's or 08's. Dont remember.