Tech questions about the Subaru 4 & 6 cylinder engines

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by VW NOT V8, Oct 24, 2003.

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    VW NOT V8 Guest

    Readers & gurus of this group, I request your knowledge & assistance.

    I request information pertaining to the Subaru 4 & 6 cylinder engines. I
    request information pertaining to factory rated torque & horsepower curves for
    all engines produced by Subaru, for automotive use, for the past 10 years.

    I am seriously considering substituting a Subaru boxer engine in place of a 2.3
    liter ACVW engine.

    The Subie engine shall mainly be driven upon streets & highways with an
    occasional trek to the mountain & desert roads of Southern California.

    It will be installed in a 1973 VW Thing (Type 181). The gross vehicle weight
    with four adults is estimated not to exceed 3200#.

    What I seek is an engine that has a substantially wide torque powerband. An
    engine that is reliable (I hate to push or have to tow out from an off road

    Horsepower is relevant but, not a primary decisive factor. I would rather limit
    the upper RPM range to < 7500. This is one reason why I choose not to run a
    rotary engine.

    Due to the deep displacement of the factory oil pan, is there a quality
    after-market oil sump/pan available, that is wider yet not as deep?

    Is a dry sump oiling system available for the Subie engine?

    I know that I have asked many question but, trust me, before I commit to this
    project (engine swap) I need to know all of my options.

    Thank you in advance,
    VW NOT V8, Oct 24, 2003
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    Jim Stewart Guest

    Google is your friend...
    Jim Stewart, Oct 24, 2003
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    Andy Mason Guest

    Andy Mason, Oct 24, 2003
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    Bruce Hoult Guest

    Someone at our gliding club recently put a Subaru 1800cc engine into his
    early 70's Combi (which had already been through several VW engines) and
    is delighted with it. He uses it to tow gliders to camps/competitions.
    Having followed him on some pretty nasty and steep roads I can say that
    it doesn't tow as well as my 2.5L Legacy, but it still gets along very

    -- Bruce
    Bruce Hoult, Oct 24, 2003
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