I know you had another thread.
Did you see my thread about my ej257 ? "Got some new stuff for engine R&R" It was on the front page here yesterday. lots of good info there.
Where do you live ?
175,000+ miles, 5/20/12 new ej257 short block, 8/20/11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. Also CHECK YOUR OIL, these cars use it.