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TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF MY SUBARU OUTBACK 1997 IS A 2.2 OR

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TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF MY SUBARU OUTBACK 1997 IS A 2.2 OR 2.5 ENGINE WAS CHANGED MODEL BC9CY4E ENGINE TYPE EJ25DAXCYL/
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: 215000 ENGINE CHANGED AT 100000 K AUTOMATIC
JA: Are you fixing your Outback yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: KNOCK SENSOR NEEDS CHANGING NEED TO KNOW IF ITS A 2.2 OR 2.5L
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: GOOD FOR NOW
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  George H. replied 10 months ago.

Hello I will help,

If you look down at the space in front of the transmission on the driver's side of the engine there is a stamped number. Let me know the number and I can tell you or just take a picture of the engien and post it here then I can tell you

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
301674
Expert:  George H. replied 10 months ago.

That is not the serial number is ***** the only one you see?

That would be a limited engine, is this an outback limited?

Expert:  George H. replied 10 months ago.

Are the spark plugs on the sides of the engine or are they pointed up at a 45 degree angle?

Can you post a picture?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Tz102z2cba-dt
Expert:  George H. replied 10 months ago.

If no picture then look in front to on the block to the passenger side of the crankshaft slightly is the displacement. Just under the PS pump

Let me know if you can find that?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Did you get the photo
Expert:  George H. replied 10 months ago.

Yes, That is a 2.5L the same that came with the vehicle. You can confirm by looking at the top of the block under the power steering pump and you should find "EJ25 cast into the block

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you going to change knock sensor
Expert:  George H. replied 10 months ago.

Glad to help, be sure to check the wiring as well.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks
Expert:  George H. replied 10 months ago.

If you have no further questions please complete the rating

Thanks