I have a 98 legacy gt 2.5 dohc and a 04 forester with a sohc

Asked by Jan 31, 2017 at 12:54 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 98 2.5 dohc and a 04 with a sohc and need
to know if i can swap motors

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111,015

No can do !

79,685

That is a strange idea. Lots and lots of work for no apparent benefit.

5,710

Well, the benefit IS that if the head gaskets on the newer 2.5 sohc are new it's a FAR more durable motor than the fragile earlier DOHC from the late 90's. But, yes: lots of work as the exhaust, ECM, harnesses have to swap over. Seriously: throw the '98 DOHC away!

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