Install Passenger turbo head only??

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Install Passenger turbo head only??

Post by wtdash » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:23 am

Since this is not a bash 'em site, hopefully y'all won't flame too much......

Can I install the EJ22T PASSENGER cylinder head ONLY on an otherwise stock EJ22e ('92 to be exact). I want the ease/convenience of the coolant/oil line access for an NA-T build. I can buy the passenger head cheap, which is why I ask.

For reference, I did put both EJ22T heads on a EJ22E w/the EJ22T head gasket and it ran fine - but only ran it on the VF11's 5 psi wastegate boost.

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Re: Install Passenger turbo head only??

Post by mike-tracy » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:04 am

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.
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Josh Colombo wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2002 10:23 am
Wait....I'm confused now.

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Re: Install Passenger turbo head only??

Post by Legacy777 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:26 pm

I would agree with Mike in that physically you can do it, however there are some differences in the cam and valves that I don't think would lend itself to a balanced motor.
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Re: Install Passenger turbo head only??

Post by wtdash » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:38 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I'll keep looking for both turbo heads.
td
Turbo Subies:
'87 GL-10 Turbo 4WD Wagon (pre-Loyale) - SOLD
'90 BJ, EJ22T/DOHC and 5-speed swap - SOLD
'04 FXT, Forged internals, VF39, STI TMIC, Cobb AP- SOLD
'93 Legacy SS - 5-speed, SOLD :-(
'02 WRX GG-SOLD
'96 BD - turbo'd-SOLD

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