I'm new to the whole vehicle repair but I'm willing to learn. I have four guys I know that are car enthusiasts but they don't have much expierence with imports. We just discovered yesterday that the 02 WRX I bought is a lemon. There's a misfiring piston that's chipping away at whatever it's hitting causing copper shavings from the motor to show up in the oil when I change it. I put in thicker oil along with engine restore yesterday and it sort of silenced the piston tapping.
Long story short, I'm not looking for a fix so I'm going to go all out and do an STI swap and I've got a bunch of questions.
As far as the motor goes, is there a big difference between the JDM/Shortblock/Longblock/Complete motor?
What would be done as far as fueling and the ecu?
At the moment I have a SPT Short air intake, depending on the motor I go with will depend on if it's compatable with it correct?
Thanks in advance!