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Dufek125 03-01-2013 07:05 PM

99 legacy gt confusion
so I stopped at a local shop I deal with at work today, and they recently picked up a 99 legacy gt wagon 30th anniversary edition that was wrecked in th back end. Ive got a 99 lgt sedan at home that was wrecked in the front end the exact same color, so there selling to me for scrap price, fronts in great conditon the only thing im confused about is the fact that it appears to have a 251 in the car? 251 manifold atleast? its secong gen body style and when I bought my 99sedan it had a 251 block, with 25d heads, etc on it, basically the onyl difference froma 25d being the block. this appears to be a full 251. wth?? to drop it in my sedan do I have to swap heads then so the engine wiring is the same? what do I have here guys!

subikid90 03-01-2013 07:16 PM

IIRC the late model 99's got the EJ251

Dufek125 03-01-2013 07:56 PM

but i thought it was just the block? not the whole engine. because isnt the wiring and ecu different then?

Dufek125 03-02-2013 07:29 AM

bump on this guys, I need some help. someones gotta know something

Zues Marine 03-02-2013 03:11 PM

im not really sure what the question actually is but keep the IM with the heads its on now and your ecu should be fine

SCASEYS 03-02-2013 03:14 PM

single port on the headers? if so it's a phase 2 2.2L
my 99 L 30th has the phase 2 2.2L

johnegg 03-02-2013 04:25 PM


anniversary edition cars are the ones BUILT in the anniversary calendar year, not not all cars of that MODEL YEAR were built in the anniversary year.

so early built 99 MY cars were not anniversary year cars. (6/98 - 12/98 ??)
and theoretically, some early built 00 cars were in fact anniversary year cars. but i have never heard of or seen one of these, so maybe not.
maybe they built the anniv. year 99s longer, till the end of 12/99 instead of ending mid-calendar year like they usually do.

as i understand it, the 99 anniversary year cars had more ''stuff'' usually considered as optional included as ''standard'' than the regular MY cars. i assume they were ''better priced'' for these ''extras''.


jamal 03-02-2013 04:33 PM

Is it single or dual cam?

should be dohc heads with a phase 2 block.

Dufek125 03-02-2013 06:10 PM

its a ej251 mani so im assuming 251 motor. the questio is can I drop it in my 99 that had a 25d in it originally without any sort of wiring or ecu issues?or do I have to swap heads and manifolds?

Zues Marine 03-02-2013 06:13 PM

i dont see a problem with it, i ran a 2.2ecu on a 2.5 motor without a problem for 100k mi

johnegg 03-02-2013 06:22 PM

you need to look at the engine more closely.

as asked above, is it DOHC, this will swap, or should.
or SOHC this will not swap, probably.

Dufek125 03-02-2013 06:45 PM

how different are the 251 manis to a 25d mani? can I just swap manis and call it a day if its dohc? like I said im worried about map vs. maf which i belive 251's are map and the ecu's being different

Dufek125 03-03-2013 07:32 AM

alright..went and took a closer look at the car toight. block says ej22, its sohc, has the offset coilpack, and the air intake look like that of a 251, also top mount fuel injectors it appears and offset/angled spark plug wires where they plug into the head. could I have a 22 block with 251 heads aroud it? whats the best way to figure out what im working with guys?

johnegg 03-03-2013 10:37 AM

the phase 2 ej22 and ej25 intake manifolds are interchangeable.

i guess we missed the part about this car being an L, not an outback or GT. 99 was the last year for the ej22 in a lego L or brighton.

starting in 00 all legos were ej25s.
starting in 01 all imprezas were ej25s.

ask your question again, what are you trying to swap?

the 99 ej22 is a phase 2 engine , it will not swap into a phase 1 car, ie: 99 outback or 99 GT. it will swap into a 99 forester since that engien is a phase 2 engine.

Dufek125 03-03-2013 05:50 PM

it is a gt wagon, so itss probably a phase 2 ej22, so the only way to drop it in my phase 1 legacy is to swap heads and manis?

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