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Date:         Fri, 9 Oct 2009 22:04:31 -0700
Reply-To:     John Anderson <wvukidsdoc@YAHOO.COM>
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From:         John Anderson <wvukidsdoc@YAHOO.COM>
Subject:      Re: EJ22 longevity
Comments: To: Allan Streib <streib@CS.INDIANA.EDU>
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Allan (although I'd love to sell you the diesel) none at all, problems that is, not mileage related at least.  A buddy of mine flies a Long-EZ behind a 2.2 Subie, did the conversion in about '96.  Before he switched from Honda power to the 2.2 we took apart 2 blocks with over 300k on them and they all looked brand spanking new.  They were a lot younger at the time, but with those miles.  I'd guess that of course plastic bits would fail with age, and of course needs a timing belt, but unlike the 2.5s those early Legacy mills are simply incredible reliability wise.  And personally I feel more than enough power for a vanagon conversion.  And damn cheap to, last time I converted a syncro I bought 2 under 100k mile, full cars in MD for $1100, sold the trannies and other parts for more than I paid, and that was in like 2001.   John

--- On Fri, 10/9/09, Allan Streib <streib@CS.INDIANA.EDU> wrote:

There's supposedly an EJ22 engine near me with 84,000 miles on it.  What sort of issues (if any) would I expect to deal with at that mileage, assuming it was maintained with "normal" care?

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