Motor swap on 1996 subaru legacy gt

Asked by Feb 01, 2016 at 05:17 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1998 Subaru legacy gt with the 2.5/5 speed. The trans mission
just recently started acting up and the rear main seal went out. I do not
want to pay for the work on something that has 220xxx miles.. I have a
1996 Subaru legacy outback with a good 2.2/5 speed and 180xxx miles.
Would I be able to put the motor and transmission from my 96 into my
98? Both cars are complete and have all the wiring... 96 is just rusted
out.

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Going through all that work and expense to install an engine with nearly 200,000 miles on it does not sound like a great idea to me. Paying to do it does not make sense at all.

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