hey i realize that it has been a while since someone posted here, but... heres my situation. starting from the begining. alright so about x mas or new years, we had a flood here and i hydrolocked my engine because i bought my rex and it had a stupid aem cai on it. great. luckily, it was covered under my comprehensive with my insurance. ok so 500 deductable, a little extra for a header, about 600 bucks out the door and i was back on the road.
about a month ago or so, we had a snow storm and like an idiot i hit a curb covered in snow doing donuts. jacked my driver rear rim up, and some suspension. so i replaced my knuckle and hub assembly, my rim and the strut. yay. well, driving it home about a week and a half ago, i got a nasty knocking. had it towed to school next day, because i go to an automotive school where we are trained for certification, and the engine teacher says, "sounds expensive." great, so i call my insurance and their warranty on the replaced engine is a year, or as long as subaru warranty would last. so im thinking that since my car is still under warranty, they would replace it. anyway. i got the ok to tear it down and diagnose it. well, i pulled the pan, and i grabbed one of the rod caps and i was able to shake it around. feels like there isnt even a bearing in there. got the cap off and found out that i spun the bearing pretty good. well, now i got a call from insurance and they said that they would not cover it because it has been over a year. now im screwed because im a broke college student.
anyway, im looking at doing a 2.5 block with my heads. and i have been reading suggestions. lil shoaf, yours sounds great, but i dont have the money for all the extras. so my question is what is the absolute cheapest way i can get out of this? hopefully i can get an ej22 from a guy in town but i dont know if he still has it. all forged internals plus the block for a grand. but if i cant get that. then im going to try to go with the 2.5
of course i want to make my rex buff as hell, but thats not going to happen. so , any suggestions? sorry the post is so long, just thought i should fill all of you guys in on the situation. thanks in advance.