Is the EJ22 a good motor?

The EJ22 is probably the most reliable Subaru engine with a very bulletproof block. The engine life is more than 250,000-300,000 miles. There are many cases when these engines run more than 500,000 miles mileage without serious problems.

What Subarus have the EJ22?

EJ22 (2.2L Boxer Turbo/NA) Usage: Impreza 95-01. Legacy 90-99, Outback 95-96.

Can you turbo a EJ22?

basically any aftermarket turbo kit will work on this car. since the headers end at the same location the upipe pipe will position the turbo correctly for you. with some simple mods the ej22e can be prepped to hold minor boost (6psi).

What cars did the EJ22 come in?

The EJ22 has always been pretty reliable in its 3 forms:

  • The Phase I, beginning with the 1990 Legacy.
  • The EJ22T, beginning with the 1991 Legacy Turbo and ending with the 1994 Legacy Turbo.
  • The Phase II EJ22, beginning with the 1997 Legacy and Impreza, ending with the 1999 Legacy and 2001 Impreza.

What engine does the 22B have?

The 22B had the EJ22G engine (note, the internal Subaru material states the closed-deck block comes from a version III EJ20G). This means the displacement was increased from 2.0 L (1,994 cc) to 2.2 L (2,212 cc), bored up to 96.9 mm (3.81 in).

What did the EJ22T come in?

The “EJ22T” came out of the 89-92 legacy turbos… Just some info… you best check your info if you think that a ej22 and a ej22t have the same potential turbo wise. 2000 Subaru 2.5 RS 4 Door ~ Fresh from a summer diet and now sporting a surprise in the trunk.

Do Subaru engines last long?

Subaru engines’ life expectancy depends on the driver and how well the car has been taken care of throughout the years. Some drivers can reach 300,000 miles with proper maintenance.

At what mileage do Subaru head gaskets fail?

How long will a head gasket repair last? The original head gaskets on a Subaru 2.5 engine tend to fail between 100,000 and 150,000 miles. Most replacement gaskets last just as long.

What kind of engine is a Subaru EJ22?

EJ22 Engine I decided to switch engine choices from an EJ25 to an EJ22 turbo as this engine has a reputation of being the strongest variant offered in North America. I sourced a low mileage example from F&S Auto parts Inc. in Roxbury, CT. They sell only Subaru parts and engines. The EJ22T was offered in the 1991 to 1994 model years.

How big is an EJ22 engine in inches?

Once I got all of the junk stripped off the engine, I took some measurements and weighed the basic longblock. Width is 28.5 inches, length is 15 inches and total height with the new intake plenum will be 21 inches. Weight with no intake manifold or accessories was 188 lbs. The EJ22 has a bore of 97mm and a stroke of 75mm.

What was the compression ratio of the first EJ22 engine?

The first was EJ22E engine. It is all USDM natural aspirated 2.2-liter engines from 1990 to 1996. The engine is four-cylinder boxer gasoline engine with the aluminum cylinder block and cast iron sleeves installed inside. It got SOHC aluminum heads and belt driven camshafts. The compression ratio of early EJ22 is 9.5:1.

When did Subaru change the Pistons on the EJ22?

The weight of new pistons was decreased by approximately 100 grams. The intake manifold has been reshaped to increase the airflow mass and speed. 1996 was a transition year, and often EJ22E already was equipped with new parts from EJ22EZ (solid tappets or lifters for example). But the EJ22E like the EJ22EZ belongs to phase 1.