Went to another mechanic today to get a second opinion. Apparently it is a rod knock for sure. Bad news is I have to put money into my car. Good news is i get to put money into my car and my wife has to be ok with it! Ha. Right now, I think I'm just going to do a 2.5 short block and keep my 2.0 heads. I've got a mechanic who will do it and a tune for pretty cheap, and he does good work. The problem now is finding a motor. I have a buddy who works for Subaru, and hopefully he can get a new EJ257 short block for me for a hefty discount. Am I going to have to get a bunch of new stuff for this swap, or will the 2.5 shortblock suffice for now? I've been reading a few threads on here, but if any of y'all have some advice, I will take it.
Anyone have a EJ257 for sale?