Engine swap for my 98 legacy outback
So I want to try and run some power in my subie.
It’s a 98 ej25 and I’ve heard that they have weak
heads. So can I throw any ej257 in it.
what's the under body look like is it rotted out ?
No it’s a California car so it’s clean
You won't get better heads until the DOHC 2013+ 2.5i
Would I be able to just swap in a newer sti 2.5
What would be the best option
The 1996-1999 first gen OB had Subie's worst motor ever. Replacing it would also require changing other parts inc the ECM. These dinosaurs are usually best retired; just not worth resurrecting.
Well that’s disappointing. I love this car and was hoping to make it better but I guess I’ll run it stock till it dies
Yup. It'll start overheating (internal percolation) badly someday, at which point just toss it. Good luck 'til then.