i have a 2009 forester with the 2.5 and i heard that a 2.5 out of a 2005 outback was a easy swap is this true

Asked by Jan 06, 2016 at 08:16 AM about the Subaru Outback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my 2009 forester is knocking and a very expensive used engine, i did a little
research and heard that a 2.5 out of a 2005 outback is a direct swap is this
true

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Yes, but you'd be far better off with the variable valve design introduced in 2006; using an '05 may require swapping the ECU and other bits, so i wouldn't do it. OTH you can use the '05 BLOCK, but swapping heads would be a lot more work...also because you should then engage a machine shop to test the heads' integrity and flatness. Stick with a VVT motor.

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