FAQs – Your Subaru Engine Conversion

As we’re sure you can appreciate we get asked the same questions time and time again about Subaru engine conversions and other adaptions. To save you the effort of having to call us up to ask the same questions again we’ve provided this handy little FAQ page so that you’ll be able to get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Obviously if your questions aren’t covered here we’d love to hear from you and we’ll happily answer any questions you have!
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  • How long does the conversion take?
    • 2 to 3 weeks
  • What fuel economy can I expect?
    • This varies greatly on gearbox, tyre size and driving style but you can expect in the region of 30mpg plus.
  • What BHP do the Subaru engines offer?
    • This varies greatly with model & ECU map but as a rule of thumb a 2.0lt produces 150 bhp and a 2.5 170 bhp
  • Do I get to keep my original air cooled engine?
    • Yes you do, its yours and you are free to do as you wish with it. If you are interested in selling it we would consider taking it in part exchange
  • What body modifications are needed?
    • Minimal is the answer, a few holes for water pipes, wiring loom and engine mounts. For full specifics give us a call.
  • What guarantees are offered?
    • All of the parts we manufacture ourselves are guaranteed for a full 12months. The engine units themselves are guaranteed for 6 months. But we re always happy for you to callback with any questions and queries you may have and resolve any issues you may have
  • Are the engines rebuilt?
    • No,  they are carefully inspected and checked in a running car with history prior to removal. They are compression tested and leak down tested prior to installation.  Fully rebuilt engines are available at extra cost. 
    • We fit new cam belt kits and water pumps on all engines and any seals necessary. ALl new gaskets and ancillaries, oil And antifreeze. 
  • Are the engines serviced?
    • Yes they are full serviced, new cam belt and tensioners, water pump, thermostat and all engine consumables are replaced with new; Air filter, plugs, leads ,oil filter etc.
  • Can Subaru engines be fitted to lowered van?
    • yes they can, special adjustments to sump and scoop need to be made for VERY low cars but on all other buses the conversion fits without a problem. 
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