As some of you here know, my car is having major issues.
I will be pulling it into the shop and from there proceed to rip the engine apart to find out what's wrong with it. My instructors and I are thinking possibly a valve stuck or something with the head. However, we won't know until we pull it apart.
If the issue is with the heads, it's going to be an easy fix. If it is not however, and the block is in rough shape, I was thinking about changing the block to an STi block and using the WRX heads on it. Already going into this project, I know I will need gaskets, a tune, time, and a few limbs to sell (joke).
I was wondering if there is anything anyone suggests, before ripping the engine apart, if there is something that you would recommend doing while the engine is apart.
My goal is to get my car to 325 hp.
I will be upgrading the sway bars while I'm at it, as well as body bracing, making the car more solid. I will also be upgrading my suspension setup, and possibly re-enabling ABS.
Will the EJ25 short block bolt up to the 5 speed transmission in the 02 WRX? Also, I've been reading that the WRX heads should bolt up to the EJ25 block, is this correct? Is there anything I should watch out for when doing this?