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#16 Old 12-03-2013, 08:44 PM
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Its irrelevant to what i was saying, all I said was there was a guy who did the same swap but used a mix of harness and ecu that cause the same exact problems in hope he would post more details about the swap and everyone decides to act like i'm crazy for saying it.

At any rate, i'm done commenting on this thread.
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I understand what you're saying. But, we'd need more info on the swap to diagnosis better. Sorry, if I got a little heated.
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Its irrelevant to what i was saying, all I said was there was a guy who did the same swap but used a mix of harness and ecu that cause the same exact problems in hope he would post more details about the swap and everyone decides to act like i'm crazy for saying it.

At any rate, i'm done commenting on this thread.
This guy didn't swap harness only shortblocks. I posted that he needs to look for things that are disconnected, which is more than likely what is wrong. I understand what you are saying, but since he didn't swap the harness then there is no reason for him to try following that method.

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Unless he told you in a PM, he doesn't say what he did.
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Unless he told you in a PM, he doesn't say what he did.
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Swapped '03 2.0 engine into an '04 wrx model, failed emissions - now what?
So I have a 2004 WRX complete Stock. It has 250K on the odometer. We put in a used '03 2.0 engine (75000 miles when installed) because the original engine died at 220K.
Says right there in the first part of the post...

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Does the 03 and 04 even use the save evap junk (canister and the likes?)


Because, I doubt it does.

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Thanks for replying.

It was just a swap out except the ecu. So i have a 04 model ecu with '03 engine (bug-eye version). 03 wiring harness and 03 intake manifold.

At this point, i'm cash strapped. Should I just get a tactrix cable to zap the code p1491 away? In addition I'm get p0447.

Also my mechanic says he can install my intake from my old engine '04 back for $250

Thoughts....
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Edit: nvm, reread it and got my answer.
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Did you change out the heads and everything too? Or just the bottom end was swapped (Not the heads)?

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Why did you swap out the wiring harness if only the motor was bad?

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the heads were swapped too. I left the install up to my mechanic...
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Why swap everything minus the brain?
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I would find another shop. If only the motor was bad then that's all they should have changed out.

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