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by mike-tracy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Swapping a 2.5l dohc out for a 2.2l sohc
Replies: 6
Views: 15

Re: Swapping a 2.5l dohc out for a 2.2l sohc

The ej25d-engined 1999 legacys all had phase 1 engine wiring, mixed with phase 2 transmission electronics. The ej22-engined 1999 legacys had phase 2 engine and transmission wiring. That makes the ecu the problem main. There's no ej22 ecu that supported phase 1 engine and phase 2 transmission. In old...
by mike-tracy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Swapping a 2.5l dohc out for a 2.2l sohc
Replies: 6
Views: 15

Re: Swapping a 2.5l dohc out for a 2.2l sohc

The 1999 is a "special" car with a mix of phase 2 and 1 electronics. Do you want to do the minimum of work and have a reliable running car with virtually no incompatibilities? Your best bet is to throw those ej25d heads on a different block (whether that is an ej251, ej25d, ej22e, etc). If your car ...
by mike-tracy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Swapping a 2.5l dohc out for a 2.2l sohc
Replies: 6
Views: 15

Re: Swapping a 2.5l dohc out for a 2.2l sohc

The 1999 is a "special" car with a mix of phase 2 and 1 electronics. Do you want to do the minimum of work and have a reliable running car with virtually no incompatibilities? Your best bet is to throw those ej25d heads on a different block (whether that is an ej251, ej25d, ej22e, etc). If your car ...
by mike-tracy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Aredub2's '92 ss
Replies: 30
Views: 3644

Re: Aredub2's '92 ss

Awesome! Great ride just in time for summer! You may see me driving around, I have your car's twin, white but with gold RS 6-spoke wheels.
by mike-tracy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange Oil/Coolant Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 72

Re: Strange Oil/Coolant Leak

It's not a good idea to loosen just one headbolt, but from all the evidence, my gut feeling is you're gonna need a new head. So I'd say go for it!
by mike-tracy
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS
Replies: 74
Views: 5652

Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Just as an update, I definitely haven't finished this build but have been driving around on weekends. Up to 450 miles on the rebuilt engine. I have to do a full drivetrain swap for a family member, and also bought a Baja that needs work. Once those vehicles are done, I'll be back with the SS. It dri...
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange Oil/Coolant Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 72

Re: Strange Oil/Coolant Leak

Do you have any oil in your coolant? Have you or would you take off that valve cover to see if the valvetrain looks like a frothy chocolate shake? Theres really no reason the oil and coolant have mixed in that location. Unless the coolant passage has somehow degraded and created a new pathway throug...
by mike-tracy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Turbo
Topic: 1994 legacy ej22t swap to 1997 Impreza L
Replies: 10
Views: 99

Re: 1994 legacy ej22t swap to 1997 Impreza L

Mechanically the 2005 is the same as the rest of the 02-05 EJ205 range. There are a few wiring differences, such as swapping the polarity of a few pins. But if you download the wiring diagrams for the 2005 that won't be an issue.
by mike-tracy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange Oil/Coolant Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 72

Re: Strange Oil/Coolant Leak

Yeah that is a wierd one, it's not actually supposed to be a hole.. That boss is tapped but not drilled all the way through. You could put whatever size bolt it takes, along with thread sealer on it, to see if that stops the leak.
by mike-tracy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Install Passenger turbo head only??
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Install Passenger turbo head only??

Physically it will work, but you'll only have 1 turbo cam. Also, I believe the turbo heads have smaller valves on the exhaust. I can only speculate what running an unbalanced motor like that would be like.
by mike-tracy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 1997 Impreza Coolant Overflow Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: 1997 Impreza Coolant Overflow Issue

Every Subaru of mine that did that had blown HGs. 2 of those were even Ej22e's. One of which was from my 98 OBS. If you carry a turkey baster around, like I did in my college days for this exact purpose, you can transfer coolant back into the radiator when it's cold. Now that I have a career I would...
by mike-tracy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: 86 Subaru Leone
Replies: 463
Views: 69627

Re: 86 Subaru Leone

I think the reason people usually go with oversize pistons is the cylinders sometimes aren't perfectly round after time. They become slightly ovaled and the boring out brings them back to basically perfect again.
by mike-tracy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS
Replies: 74
Views: 5652

Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Just search ver 1-6 JDM WRX or STI seats. Mine are ver 2 wrx iirc, and this is the 3rd SS I've had em in.
by mike-tracy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS
Replies: 74
Views: 5652

Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

$4500, comes with free car attached ;)
by mike-tracy
Fri May 31, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Turbo
Topic: 1994 legacy ej22t swap to 1997 Impreza L
Replies: 10
Views: 99

Re: 1994 legacy ej22t swap to 1997 Impreza L

When you do the wiring merge, you'll choose to keep the heater control wiring & plugs and anything else on the car you want.
by mike-tracy
Fri May 31, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build
Replies: 517
Views: 33565

Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Needs the sticker back, otherwise perfect!
by mike-tracy
Thu May 30, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Turbo
Topic: 1994 legacy ej22t swap to 1997 Impreza L
Replies: 10
Views: 99

Re: 1994 legacy ej22t swap to 1997 Impreza L

You would only be merging inputs/outputs from the ecu, so you'd retain full functionality of all the car's other systems such as power locks, windows, heater controls, etc. You'd need the whole dash harness and ecu, plus a complete wrx engine. Hopefully you can find one with rod knock or similar. I ...
by mike-tracy
Thu May 30, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Turbo
Topic: 1994 legacy ej22t swap to 1997 Impreza L
Replies: 10
Views: 99

Re: 1994 legacy ej22t swap to 1997 Impreza L

Welcome to the site! If you're not a wiring guru, you can mail off both the impreza and 94ss harness to Iwire and they send you back a plug and play one. Otherwise you'll be making a spreadsheet of every pinout for both cars, and merging the wires you think you'll need. I'm not an Iwire promoter, ju...
by mike-tracy
Tue May 28, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS
Replies: 74
Views: 5652

Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Originalcyn has 2 sets he has been sitting on for years ;)
by mike-tracy
Tue May 28, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS
Replies: 74
Views: 5652

Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

dankberries wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:38 am
Wow. Those metal scuff plates are ultra rare. I spent a few years searching and couldn't ever find any.
Thanks, I picked them up on ebay about 7 years back. Silenc3r still has a set, perhaps he could be convinced to sell them?
by mike-tracy
Tue May 28, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS
Replies: 74
Views: 5652

Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

I also put 212 miles on her since the rebuild. Other than leaking valve covers and a cold start issue, she is running great!
by mike-tracy
Tue May 28, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS
Replies: 74
Views: 5652

Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

I spent some quality time working on the SS this long weekend. I focused on the interior. Happy to say its nearly done :D

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by mike-tracy
Tue May 28, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Stuff you need to know
Topic: BBS Maintenance
Replies: 34
Views: 1187

Re: BBS Maintenance

Another issue I noticed, is when I visit the site on my phone, I'll have to re-login on my PC.
by mike-tracy
Mon May 27, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Stuff you need to know
Topic: BBS Maintenance
Replies: 34
Views: 1187

Re: BBS Maintenance

Have you noticed when you click on "unread messages" that sometimes this thread is under "stuff you need to know" and other times it's under "intake?" I get that it's a global sticky, and it's not really an issue, but it's kind of strange where the board selects to highlight this as an unread message.