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Old 10-24-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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In March I picked up a 1998 LGT wagon for $750, with the intention of swaping out the blown engine and selling the car for a small profit. Well 7 months later I am almost ready to put the new engine in. It seemed to take forever to source an EJ25D cheap enough and the one I found had a bad valve tap, better than a rod knock though. Well when I checked the valve clearances a couple vavle springs were so weak I could push them by hand. Good thing I had a spare set of heads around.

Here is how my garage has looked all summer.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:17 AM   #2
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:35 AM   #3
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Thats odd it was there last night. I was playing with my online albums last night and might have moved it. I will get the pic up soon.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:46 PM   #4
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I could not see it on my phone today but I see it right now. But I will try posting again.




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Old 10-26-2011, 05:07 AM   #5
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oh boy tight space!
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Sweat!! I love how the car is used for storage.
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Wow, I am amazed that this is still on the first page of this forum. Not a lot of activity here in the Legacy members journal area.

Well I have some past due updates.

So In December I gathered some helpers to put the engine in.


After the new year and some struggles to get it running. It seems they don't run with the fuel lines mixed up. I put it up for sale.

Not two weeks later my wife had our Forester away visiting family and the engine blew in that one. Not liking the thought of the cost to bring it home I sold it for $900 and made this one our daily driver.

To be honest I don't love it. So many little thing keep going wrong. But what Should I expect for buying a car for $750. And now the engine has developed rod knock. So I have torn down the engine that came out of this car and have enough spare parts laying around that if everything checks out when I get around to measuring the block. It will be engine swap time again. This car really is the Garage Pig. But now it doesn't get to live in the Garage.

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