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#2: 01-30-2013, 04:58 AM
 
 Max Capacity
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Location: Tolland, CT. USA
Car: 05GT Wagon 5MT stg2, 09 specB stg1
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Do you need a clutch too ?

The EJ257 is about $2100 with a gasket kit.

My machine shop buddy charged me $1200 to,
dissassemble the old long block
do some porting on the heads
rebuild the heads, I didn't need any valves
reassemble the long block from crank pulley to oil pan

I installed the FW and new clutch, intake manifold, etc and installed it in the car.

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...-r-184106.html

Then I met with my Tuner so he could make sure the tune was good after the 500 mile break-in.
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193k, 5/20/12 new ej257 short block, 8/20/11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

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