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Old 18 April 2019, 04:33 PM
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Hi guys, i am new on here need to pick some brains as not sure which route to go down on getting my car back on the road. Firstly its 1995 GF8 Wrx which the previous owner claimed it had a STI engine in it due to the cross marking under the alternator,but i have my doubts if it is.

The head gasket is gone on it and rathed just doing the head gasket i thought i would get it rebuilt, but is it worth rebuilding a 1995 wrx engine or shall i replace it with a newage sti ej205?Just need some advice on optoins that i have other than a rebuild which are in the same price bracket as a rebuild.

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Old 18 April 2019, 04:37 PM
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Assuming you're looking to drop in a used EJ205, i'd go down the rebuild route. Atleast with a rebuild you know what you have. Used engines can be a lottery.
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Old 18 April 2019, 04:49 PM
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New Ej207 short block just over 2k
Refresh yours to standard spec is similar cost.
(If garage does it)
I'd choose the new engine
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Old 18 April 2019, 07:37 PM
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If it has cross hatching where the crank sensor is it could well be a CDB so might be worth a forged rebuild.
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Old 18 April 2019, 07:42 PM
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Depends what power op is looking for?
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Old 18 April 2019, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ossett2k2 View Post
Depends what power op is looking for?
Obviously but I wouldn't be throwing it out. If it was me I'd be salvaging or selling.
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Old 19 April 2019, 11:41 AM
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Only complete engines up to 98MY are a direct fit, engines after that have totally different inlet manifold port shape & spacing so wont work
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Old 19 April 2019, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by stockcar View Post
Only complete engines up to 98MY are a direct fit, engines after that have totally different inlet manifold port shape & spacing so wont work
Afternoon guys sorry i've been at work, but appreciate that you guys took the time to reply

Ive attatched a pic of the crosshatch marking under the alternator which ive been told indicates its a closed deck,but is this a definite?if it is then from your advice i will have it rebuilt as for power i aint looking for massive amounts somewhere between 300-350.

These are the marking on my engine
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Old 19 April 2019, 05:44 PM
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Closed deck keep it.
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Old 19 April 2019, 06:06 PM
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Okie dokie my friend i am going to do just that and get it rebuit.
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Just for further insight.............

https://www.scoobynet.com/subaru-par...eck-block.html
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