What engine is in a 2008 WRX?
Oedipus WRX: From kid racer to hot hatch
|2008 Subaru Impreza WRX|
|BASE PRICE||$25,000 (est)|
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||Front engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door sedan or hatchback|
|ENGINE||2.5L/224-hp/226-lb-ft turbo DOHC 16-valve flat-4|
|TRANSMISSIONS||5-speed manual; 4-speed automatic|
Is WRX engine reliable?
Currently, owners have given them an average reliability rating of just two out of five. Like the EJ series engines, the FA20 engines in the fourth-gen WRX and WRX STI models are experiencing connecting rod failures. But most of these failures are coming due to modifications like aftermarket tunes and additional power.
Does the WRX have an FA engine?
There is also an FA20F that is available in the USDM WRX since 2015, the JDM Legacy 2.0 GT and Subaru Levorg that is only available in Japan. This FA20F is the same block of the FA20D, but it only has direct injection, and also is turbocharged.
Is the WRX engine better than the STI?
In reality, the WRX makes peak torque at 2000 rpm whereas the STI revs to 4000 rpm to generate peak torque. This results in the WRX having a better low-end grunt. Couple that with the twin-scroll turbocharger and you have reduced lag and better response.
Is the FA engine reliable?
That said, the FA20’s are solid engines overall that provide a solid balance of reliability, performance, and efficiency. Maintain them well and you’ll likely have a good experience for many years to come.
Are Subaru FA engines reliable?
The issue can damage many other engine parts. The same can be said for the carbon build-up issue. So, if you safely drive your Subaru and keep it maintained at all times, then you will not run into such issues. For those of you who do this, the engine is very reliable.