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Re: Good afternoon. New to forums. I’m in dire nDoes anyone know if the Legacy gt engine can be easily swapped into my B

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I don’t know how much the radiator was. I pulled it from an overdone outback XT. I suspect it was around $300+/-.
Yeah, pulling the dash was rough. I found my whole support assembly covered in fine rust. (Attache is the graphic visual for folks that haven’t torn into their car yet. The bottom photo was at the point I discovered I had to take the dang heater core back off the firewall again.)
Oh! And don’t lose the fat plastic disc/cap that came off the carpet under the accelerator pedal. If that’s missing and you floor the pedal, you will trip an engine code for position sensor high. -limp mode...boo. I’ve done it a couple times when the boost was all there and ready for smiles... Yeah, don’t lose that cap.
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Also, since you already considering a FMIC, have you ruled out an additional front-mounted radiator dedicated to an air to water intercooler and keep the volume of airspace between turbine and throttle body low? (Add yet another gauge for those with the fetish - “intercooler coolant temperature”.)

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Didn’t think or know of that. Can you provide me with more info?

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Search YouTube with “05 STI AWIC install”.
Then do an internet search for “zero decibel motorsport AWIC”.
Good stuff. I’d put a fan on the front and power it from some spare circuit in the fuse box under the dash. That would make installing a switch a bit easier. Through the grommet in the firewall near where the clutch master cylinder mounts, I ran my mapDCCD, exhaust temp, and boost signal. There’s still plenty of room for AWIC fan, IC coolant temp, and water sprayer switch among other future plans/dreams.

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Err, on second thought, if the IC coolant temp is hot enough to need a fan, the normal fans would already be running. Yeah, no third fan is likely needed.

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