As title states, i got 05 Legacy GT Limited, drove it for 2 weeks, and got a rod knock(at least it's what my subie mechanic told me). Well, first off- my budget is 2K. ej255 or ej257 shortblock is around 1650 $ so i have 350 $ left which is not enough to put the engine in. Or i can reuse my block, which i don't know what condition it is inside, but i have never worked with engines before, so don't know what parts i have to get. I'm looking for stock HP levels, maybe stage 1 .
I know it is tight budget, but i think there is a way to make it work, my buddy said, his labor would be 700 $ if i want to rebuild engine, but i want to find parts online, and then make him put it all together.
If any of you know cheapper place to get shortblock let me know, i will give my core if it helps to lower price.