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Postby Nightfire » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:04 am

scothaniel wrote:
I'm thinking about swaping with a JDM engine because mine is missing pieces that are needed to put back together and wasn't running perfect when it was torn apart by the previous owner

The difference between USDM and JDM motors (of the same generation) are very minor - basically just the lack of EGR and different routing of the wiring harness.

Unless your missing a big piece - like the head - it would likely be cheaper to refresh / rebuild the existing motor then replace it. Then you get a clean motor that you know is in good shape, rather then buying another unknown motor with no guarantee of its condition.

what, if any modifications need to be done to the engine or the engine bay because of the right hand drive, or is it just a straight one for one swap with no mods?

The RHD configuration only effects the engine harness and power steering rack/lines. Just use the harness from existing motor and you'll be all set.

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Postby scothaniel » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:45 am

One note to add - this is only if your car already has / had a 3SGTE in it. If you had a 5SFE and want to swap over to a 3SGTE, thats an entirely different story.

-- never mind, I see from the other thread that you have an alltrac. Then yeah, they are the same motor. ---
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Postby Bones » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:02 pm


Any locals that can do a swap Brooklyn ny


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