Rebuild or Short Block my subaru 2.5DOHC
I have a clean (extra Clean) 98 Subaru Legacy 120K. Used engines are 900-1300 with a 100K. Mine has a rod knock at cold start for 3-5 secs. Its not piston slap casuse it knocks at no load too (between shifts or whenever I free rev hold up and down the rev range its silent)
I can rebuild mine for 1000 (turned crank, new pistons bored block) Topline components brand guy said he sells 20-30 a yr without complaints.
Or I can buy a subaru short block (no warranty from another dealer its been on the shelf for 6-12 months) its a simple Short Block, crank rods pistons still wrapped.
with a new oil pump gaskets and getting my heads cut its 1650.
Is a factory short worth 650??? I have 4 cars so being down one doesn't hurt plus I work for a car dealer (not subaru)
These are PITA to reassemble ive seen though the guys that do em regularly say they're easy as pie once you learn the secrets.