Follow along as we continue our EJ205 build from our Dec. ’11 issue.
Subaru owners are an interesting bunch; they either love or hate their cars with a passion. I find myself indifferent and caught in the middle of the mix. On one end, I love my â??03 Subaru for a number of reasons, including its factory turbocharged, all-wheel-drive platform and readily available aftermarket parts. I even own an â??05 STI so it goes without saying: Iâ??m a Subie loyalist through and true. So when I experienced engine problems for the first time with my â??03 WRX years back, I was a bit flustered. Whyâ??s that you ask? I had grown up building Hondas and Acuras for most of my teenage years and being new to the Subaru world, didnâ??t know squat about the boxer engines as well as what to look for when problems arose. But, as time progressed, I became more familiar with the EJ205 engineâ??s internal workings as well as its pros and cons.