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ALMOST got it done over the weekend!!!
Here whats happened so far!

Got the engine out...


Got the heads pulled apart and ran in to all kinds of issues because the ej22T heads i got had the pullys all chewed up.=(
Ended up changing the head but keeping the ej18 cams and gears.
Also decided to swap out the rockers and keep the rolling ones instead of the static ones.
Basically just needed the head for the oil feed and return.
Will at lease breath better.
Strange thing i came across was the stamp on it...
Anyone know if the 22b stamp actually has anything to do with the 22b?



Swapped out the cross member and the sway bar with a WRX and put the engine back in alone with wrx headers and 3" DP back.


Oil pan is a little messed up but will switch out eventually.


Started getting the piping in.

Some modification needed. LOL

My friend Dino(who helped me all the way) getting the intercooler in with the hacked up bumper support.


Almost all together just need to finish bolting up all the lines and sensors not to mention bolting in the intake. LOL


Front bumper view from hacking it up. LOL
 

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Cool. That IC looks low profile with the black paint. Good luck, which engine management are you using?
 

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nice job! Must have been a fun and exciting weekend. Interesting thing about the 22B stamp too
 

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nice!! it took like a year to get mine done loolol

wat are u doing for ems?
 

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Car looks good man, i've got a tapped oil pan and a regular one if you need that replaced asap.
 

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Thanks to all!
Hope i can get it running by tomorrow.
Ill take vids when its all done.
guesswho: Thanks but the ej22t head should work perfect for it.
Might pick up the stock one at some point.

Unfortunately i have to REALLY baby it untill i can either afford emanage blue or if someone can map it maybe megasquirt.

Also if anyones got some injectors for cheap the ones i had dont fit.=(
The ones off a twin turbo legacy are to tall...
 

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dude, you're quick!! i can't believe there are three of us on this forum with ej18t projects at the same time.

is that a megan exhaust manifold (or similar) i see? hopefully it fits with the stock radiator, if that's what you're using. since its made for a gd chassis, you might end up removing the a/c fan on the passenger's side like i did cause the manifold sits waaaay too forward. looks like it is already by the pic you have under the car.
 

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its a generic ac autochrome manifold for a GD.
I decided to remove the AC all together since my piping and everything prolly wouldnt have fit anyway.

Its a race to see who can finish first!!! heh
 

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its a generic ac autochrome manifold for a GD.
I decided to remove the AC all together since my piping and everything prolly wouldnt have fit anyway.

Its a race to see who can finish first!!! heh
it will fit with some bending but it def gets in the way.
 

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EMERGENCY!!!
Got it all together and started but its making a horrid noise.
Sounds like either a cam or the turbo.
Sound seems to start about 21 seconds in.
 

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sounds like somthing spining and rubbing agains metal cause it sound just like a drill on metal.

turbo have alot of shaft play?
make sure your exhaust pipes are rubbing against anything
 

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no shaft play that i could noticeable feel.
Have to check exhaust tho sounds to horrible to be that tho
 

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cam sprockets rubbing the plastic covers
 

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cam sprockets rubbing the plastic covers
I'm wondering about that as well because you used EJ18 sprockets on '22T heads. Plus, I am wondering, if you are using '22T heads don't you need a '22T ECU? Or is your ECU OBD1 already? BTW, your ECU will probably freak out as soon as you hit positive manifold pressure, so you really shouldn't drive it in boost at all without some sort of EMS.
 
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