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Old 9th January 2018, 03:19 PM
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....auto car and manual have different brains. they think differently they handle AWD systems differently too.
Just keep the original brain and change the heart
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Very useful Duncanm, Thanks!

Mine is definitely missing VVL


This is with VVL


So that reduces 'simple' engine swap options to a few months of production
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Hmm. It is my understanding that all EJ253 donks have VVL. Major difference between the EJ251 in the SG series I and the EJ253 in the SG series II. I also thought that the oil pressure sensor was inside the camshaft covers, at the end of the camshaft. Also that it is a purely pressure sensing system that isn't electronically adjusted. I could be 100% wrong about all this of course .

My manual 2006 does not have the setup in your second image. It looks exactly like your first image.

Our sportshift auto 2010 SH with EJ253 has the setup in your second image. Maybe this is to do with the tranny type rather than the VVL?
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That's good to know, sounds like all manual SG's are fairly safe then. I will have a look at the low km sg one for sale soon, hopefully everything looks the same.
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Red, Subaru call this AVLS. Some NA EJ engines use this, including ours. Described here:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acti...ve_lift_system

More here direct from Subaru:

https://web.archive.org/web/20120624..._whatmakes.htm


Quite different from Subaru's AVCS, described here:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acti...control_system
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@Red XS I just dropped a EJ253 with 102xxxkm out of a 2006 XS Auto Forester into my 2007 X Manual with 272xxxkm and extremely leaky heads (Old man is a fully qualified mechanic of 35 years). You do need to swap the Timing Belt Guide over as the Auto's don't have one. Otherwise it was all the same, obviously you need to remove the flex plate off the rear of the crank and bolt your flywheel on as well.

As long as the engine is out of the same era you should be fine, a EJ53 out of a SH may work, but may also have different tech, the short block with your heads may work though...
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