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by printmonkey
02 Sep 2017, 07:02
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?
Replies: 92
Views: 33409

Re: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?

It's loud but it does sound good, going through the Holmesdale tunnel on the m25 at 2am was interesting. You're right the engine does like to rev, it took a while to get my head around driving the van at higher revs. I'm not sure I'll risk 8k though!




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by printmonkey
01 Sep 2017, 18:15
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?
Replies: 92
Views: 33409

Re: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?

What's your exhaust? I'd tackle that first then intake A cheap 4" clamp on exhaust from every exhaust part (eBay) onto the RMW headers. I used the exhaust of the donor legacy for a month or so but that was really loud. The plan is to get something made to measure but for £30 it was worth a go.
by printmonkey
01 Sep 2017, 14:43
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?
Replies: 92
Views: 33409

Re: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?

We managed to fit in 2 short trips last month and I'm very happy with conversion. One problem though, it is LOUD!

Time to look at the intake, exhaust and buy some dynamat.
by printmonkey
20 Jan 2017, 16:54
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?
Replies: 92
Views: 33409

Re: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?

If the numbers work out it might be something to think about. I'll keep my fingers crossed that I'll be ok with spacers for a while.
by printmonkey
17 Jan 2017, 10:18
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?
Replies: 92
Views: 33409

Re: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?

yeah the extra £250 for the modified sump didnt feel that attractive after shelling out for everything else! Id ideally want the smallcar cast sump which i think is better than the huggins one, but import costs stack up even further then.. PS my van isnt lidted, but has always sat quite high, and h...
by printmonkey
16 Jan 2017, 14:23
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?
Replies: 92
Views: 33409

Re: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?

Well done! I'm still on stock sump, becoming less of a worry really. But I'll address it someday. Our van is fairly high so 'no worries' as yet. Not forgotten though :roll: I guess it's not really a problem when your van is lifted. That was on my wish list but If I suggest it now the missus will go...
by printmonkey
16 Jan 2017, 11:48
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?
Replies: 92
Views: 33409

Re: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?

Well done! I'm still on stock sump, becoming less of a worry really. But I'll address it someday. Our van is fairly high so 'no worries' as yet. Not forgotten though :roll: I guess it's not really a problem when your van is lifted. That was on my wish list but If I suggest it now the missus will go...
by printmonkey
15 Jan 2017, 19:57
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?
Replies: 92
Views: 33409

Re: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?

It's finished! (ish). First test drive yesterday morning. I need to adjust the gear linkage, throttle cable and check the engine ground wire. But it felt good to get it out on the road at last. I'll have to look at a shortened sump, lots of traffic calming measures due to the 'Mini-Holland' scheme i...
by printmonkey
27 Nov 2016, 10:50
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Subaru EJ 20 going in Jambo van
Replies: 57
Views: 17582

Re: Subaru EJ 20 going in Jambo van

I bought the doner 14 months ago :rofl , jambo has been off the road since around April/ may ( I think ). My excuse is having "pooh" loads of work on and having to put the hours in . Last thing I wanna do when I get home is start crawling under the van :run I will try and have her running...
by printmonkey
27 Nov 2016, 08:14
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Subaru EJ 20 going in Jambo van
Replies: 57
Views: 17582

Re: Subaru EJ 20 going in Jambo van

I'm really looking forward to getting it sorted , I'm missing the old bus , this must be one of the longest engine swaps on record :rofl :rofl I still haven't finished mine. The deadline has gone from 'end of this week' to 'end of this summer' then 'end of this month'. Now it's 'end of this year!' ...
by printmonkey
09 Oct 2016, 17:16
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?
Replies: 92
Views: 33409

Re: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?

ELVIS wrote:What was the issue in the end chap?

The thread on the selector was stripped so the relay lever was moving around. All good now which is all that matters. Looking forward to putting some miles on it asap.


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by printmonkey
09 Oct 2016, 15:54
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?
Replies: 92
Views: 33409

Re: Time to "Subaruin" EJ20 or EJ25 in a Westy?

Thanks to Aidan's 'while you wait' service on Friday morning the gearbox is back in and I can select all gears. I ran out of time this afternoon so will fill it with oil on Saturday and get a test drive in.
by printmonkey
08 Oct 2016, 18:38
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Subaru EJ25 Connecting a VW Revcounter aaarrrggghh
Replies: 27
Views: 9305

Re: Subaru EJ25 Connecting a VW Revcounter aaarrrggghh

TBH I think it's quite possibly all connected fine, and your revcounter just needs the resistor mod doing. That was my experience. Andy you could be correct, I thought the revcounter read incorrect without the mod but mine is reading nothing :roll: The needle didn't budge on mine until I did the re...
by printmonkey
03 Oct 2016, 14:38
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: EJ exhaust option
Replies: 18
Views: 7448

Re: EJ exhaust option

Looks like a good solution.
by printmonkey
27 Sep 2016, 16:59
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: T25 Subaru turbo = project begins
Replies: 80
Views: 29792

Re: T25 Subaru turbo = project begins

Love it! All you need now is a Mighty Car Mods 'Chopped!' sticker in the window.