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Engine swap

Postby Dylanjames » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:54 pm

Hey guys, have a gen 4 pre-facelift liberty wagon, thinking of doing a project soon when my current ez30 shits itself, thinking of swapping it for a ej20T, just getting some info:
What would I need other than engine, gearbox and wiring loom
Because I currently have a h6 engine in it would the brakes and drive shaft be suitable for stock turbo power?
And the boring stuff would I need a cert? I’m in qld and read that if it’s a factory option and isn’t over 20% more power than current engine I wouldn’t need a cert but also says if I’m turbo charging I need a cert, but would I need it if the engine came turbo from factory ?
Also anyone that has done this before I’d love some tips and tricks that would help me along the way, cheers guys
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Re: Engine swap

Postby bigBADbenny » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:01 pm

The people that have done it generally don’t post much info due to it being a 40 hour plus job, preferably with hoist and a complete donor. Having said that the only mention here was h4/h4t.
Generally the driveline and braking should be up to the job as h6/h4t have similar stock power output.
Personally, I’d just turbo an h6, or buy an h4t.
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Re: Engine swap

Postby Ric » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:35 pm

What gearbox is in it now?
5MT, 6MT, or auto?
If it's the 6MT, it's the nicest gearbox Subaru ever made.
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Re: Engine swap

Postby Flat6Estate » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:12 pm

the 6 speed is very nice.....except for the continuously failing reverse light switch and its awkward placement, making changing it very difficult
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Re: Engine swap

Postby Ric » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:26 pm

I had one switch fail, it was replaced a couple of years ago when the centre diff was replaced, when it was easy to get at.
The replacement is still going fine.
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