View Full Version : EJ22 What Year
11-10-2004, 05:19 PM
Can anyone tell me how to tell what year an EJ-22 is?
I just got one Japanise carryout and it looks very new.
11-10-2004, 05:35 PM
From previous discussions awhile back, I don't think you can unless you have the bell housing. The numbers on the engine don't relate to the year. Paul Bruty might remember exactly where it's at.
11-10-2004, 06:04 PM
bell housing? As in tranny? I need the tranny to find out the engine year? :confused: Who thought that up! :mad:
I noticed some subtle changes on this engine compaired to my other two EJ22's. Most notablely a black plastic thermostat houseing. :confused:
Anyone here do radio-carbon dating? :confused:
11-10-2004, 06:12 PM
That's right....as in tranny. Weird, huh? I think mine is plastic too. I got my engine with my RAF kit about 6 years ago. No idea what year it is though.
11-10-2004, 06:27 PM
Thanks Ken, I have never noticed a plastic one before.
Maybe I should call the psychic hotline...
Some of the sensor electrical connections were not the same as the last harness I think. It was over a year ago since I removed the other harness and I did not keep it, so I can't confirm any changes. A metal flange is a strange shape.
11-11-2004, 03:07 AM
:) :) :) :) :)
Just wondering how the heck do you buy parts for your EJ if you dont know what year it is. I bet that is a mess at the parts counter.
11-11-2004, 04:40 AM
Tim, if it is a newer model EJ-22 the stock cams in the heads will NOT have a slot to turn a distributor like the older models do!!! Also the newer models have roller rockers. If there was a way to use those cams the newer models would probably make more power, but you would have to do something to the cam or go EFI.
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