Originally Posted by tripptrans
Hello . I am new to this forum and new to the Subaru world. I bought an 07 outback xt turbo with 90k and within 1000 miles it appears the motor is junk. It broke a piston on one side and I haven't got the other side apart yet. But I think the other bank slipped time and destroyed the valve and pistons as well and the block looks damaged. My car is an automatic and I see a motor for sale on Car-part from a manual car. Although it shows the motors won't cross... They are both 2007 turbo legacy's. Can anyone tell me what needs to be done to make this motor work in my car?
Wow, always hate to see new members welcomed into the turbo Subaru world this way.
That said, you've got a long, and expensive journey ahead of you, but, if you stick with it, it's worthwhile.
Take a look at my Shopping List, (links below) it'll help you put together a list of what you need to buy and give you an idea of what this will cost you. See the rebuild thread for an idea of what the overall process will look like, and how long it might take you.
Important pieces of advice: Ask lots of questions! Don't buy cheap parts! If you don't heed both of those, you will pay twice!