what engine will drop into a 2002 legacy 2.5 automatic with no problems

Asked by Jan 11, 2015 at 01:39 PM about the 2002 Subaru Outback Base Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

what are my options for an everything hooks right up replacement engine for my 2002
legacy outback automatic . some tell me a 2.0 will do it is this true ? thanks tom d.p.s.
single cam non turbo 2.5 in there now

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Why not just rebuild the 2.5 SOHC engine that came with your car. Look at it this way, even if you spent $5,000 which I think is high, you're going to have a brand new motor that can go 100,000 miles or more. Now compare that with a new car or $5000 per year for five years if you're lucky, probably more like $6,000 per year in payments, and that doesn't even count routine maintenance. If your car is in excellent condition body wise and your transmission is sound, there's nothing cheaper than fixing your car. How many miles are on your car? Post a picture of your car and it's interior. And, if you do all this, you'll be able to drive it for a few more years and sell it. If, on the other hand your car's interior is shabby and the seats are all ripped up, dump the car. That is my best advice.

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