Originally Posted by Grnwagon56
The usdm 02-05 wrx ej205 shares the same head gasket. Don't say NO usdm cars share the same parts.
Sorry but saying they can use the same head gasket is not saying they are similar.
There were no USDM 2.0 engines that are similar ( to the JDM EJ201-204). the only 2.0 we got was the 205 which is a turbo engine.
Except for the block and a few other oddities, you pretty much use the EJ251-3 parts on this swap. ( you are not going to use the turbo parts for this swap. )