BagRidersJohn Posted December 20, 2016 Share Posted December 20, 2016 Hey LGT friends, I've got a 2007 specB with about 170k on it and I've been planning on rebuilding the engine as it's probably about time and it's something I enjoy doing. I found a local 2005 LGT that according to the owner, has low compression on one cylinder. I went and checked it out last night and it's in excellent condition, started right up, and ran just fine. He wanted $2500 but I talked him down to $2000. I have the knowledge, tools and skill set to rebuild the engine which is why I'm considering this route. Question: My understanding is that the specB and LGT have the same longblock throughout 05-09, is this true? Are they direct swap motors? My plan is to pick up the LGT, yank the motor, rebuild it over the winter (slowly and stress free!), then swap it into my specB whenever I'm done. After break-in and determining all is well, the specB's old motor will get some love and be plopped into the LGT which I'll then sell that to cover whatever costs I've incurred, and hopefully make a couple bucks Thanks for any input! My 2007 specB (full undercarriage & drivetrain refinish, every nut and bolt replaced, full engine rebuild/restore, glass-out respray, air ride, wide body, and more! All done by me, at home!) Instagram: @bagriders_john for more Subarus (and also my wife and cat) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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