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1996 GC8 Impreza Ej22e Phase 1 Conversion ?

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#1 Kurt


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:32 AM

Hi Guys and gals,


So i recently bought a 96 Impreza RX (ej20)23h3hio.jpg the current engine is almost cactus  :'( (sounds like someone left a hand full of bolts floating around inside it cactus) and im waiting for it so die any day now..i do how ever happen to still have my old 1GEN Liberty wagon (Ej22) bhfxol.jpg  that the South Australian police kindly decided to defect for me it's engine is aloooooot less cactus already in the middle of swapping the rear disc brakes from it onto my impreza without any hassles so im wondering if anyone has any experience/knowledge on this swap and can point me in the right direction so i don't have to many nasty surprises 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 11:49 PM

From a bolt in perspective you've got a green light.

As for running it properly, well that'll depend on the ECU's ability.

If you do this, use the ej20's intake manifold as this will make the whole thing plug and play.

I've heard of this conversion being successful - a mate of mine did it in his forester with good results on the stock ej20'loom and computer. The ECU *should* be able to still supply the engine with enough fuel using the ej20 injectors.

I'm no expert though. It would be best to run an exhaust gas meter - the one that reads rich/lean mixture (sorry, name escapes me) to monitor your fuel mixture to ensure the engine is not running lean ;)


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