ej18 spfi turbo possibility??

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ej18 spfi turbo possibility??

Post by Robbi » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:11 pm

has anyone tried to turbo a ej18 spfi? or is it just simply impossible because of the air flow meter?

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Re: ej18 spfi turbo possibility??

Post by Legacy777 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:30 pm

I don't know if it's impossible, but I'm sure it will have challenges. I don't know of anyone turbocharging the EJ18 SPFI because we didn't get that motor on the first gen Legacies. I know Impreza got the EJ18, but don't know if it was SPFI or MPFI.

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Re: ej18 spfi turbo possibility??

Post by mike-tracy » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:11 pm

Find a local tuner and see what he recommends.
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Re: ej18 spfi turbo possibility??

Post by Alphius » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:13 pm

In the US, all EJ engines were MPFI.
I know some foreign markets got carbureted EJs, but wasn't aware of an SPFI one anywhere. I'm wondering if there's some incorrect terminology going on here.

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Re: ej18 spfi turbo possibility??

Post by Robbi » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:44 pm

nope there is definitely a ej18 spfi in my 1.8GL legacy, but i'm pretty sure we only got it in europe

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Re: ej18 spfi turbo possibility??

Post by Alphius » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:14 pm

Aha, makes sense to me. Haven't seen an SPFI one, only carbed. Does yours have a distributor or is it distributorless ignition?

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Re: ej18 spfi turbo possibility??

Post by Robbi » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:36 pm

its got a distributor, Im pretty sure its the same motor as the carbed one but with a little more electronics.

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