I just started hearing some ticking in my engine. It seems to be coming from the main block, so I'm thinking it's probably a rod bearing. I've been doing a bit of browsing on Craigslist and eBay for JDM engines, but I'm confused as to which engines will actually work should I decide to go that route (replacing the engine).
I have a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Limited. I already switched out the engine from a 98 that I crashed, but I don't know what other options I have. DOHC EJ25 currently. I'm looking for a plug-and-play transfer (hopefully little or no wiring).
- Will model years other than '99/'98 work? If so, which ones?
- Will SOHC EJ25s work? (Do they make those?)
- Will EJ20s work? Pros/Cons?
- I read something about 2.2L engines working(?) Was I seeing things?