Hi everyone! I have put a good amount of time in research about my issue here but still didn't find a solid answer.
I have 2003 WRX with all stock ej205. What happened was my turbo decided to go kaboom in the middle of a freeway. After I realized that it might of took out my internals I took the engine apart to see.
Sure enough I had a hole in piston 4. Also looked like it had a cracked camshaft. Basically a full rebuild is needed, which would cost me no less than 2k. On the other hand I've seen some good JDM ej205 engines for about $1k.
Let's say a JDM engine will have AVCS - will I need extra wiring or JDM Ecu to work properly?Or will it work with my USDM Ecu? I've seen people say yes and no so I am kind of confused. I am not considering any big power upgrades, so far I just want to go stock and make sure everything will work like it should. And yes I want to be able to pass emissions. I am a student so my budget for this project is minimal. Please help!