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How many shop hours should it take to replace the engine on

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How many shop hours should it take to replace the engine on my 2005 Outback Wagon 2.5i (4-cylinder)? Here's the VIN lookup for it (you'll see the VIN towards the end of the URL):
It'll return the following data:
2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5i Ltd Manual
MFR model code: 5DC
Body type: Station Wagon
Pass Doors: 4
Alternative name: Wgn 2.5i Limited Manual
Alternative body: Station Wagon
Drivetrain: All Wheel Drive
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,

To swap the engine is 10.9 hours including changing parts (need new rollers, tbelt and waterpump) from the old to the new engine with your automatic transmission.

Please let me know if you have further questions.

Thank you