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Old 10-12-2010, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default 1.8 to 2.2 finally did it, thanks

Well,i finally got around to swapping out my ej18 to ej22. Before I started I searched and searched and I've got to say thanks to all the questions asked and answers given, I only had to ask one question about the coilpack. I put a 94 2.2 into my 93 L awd. I used the 1.8 intake manifold and injectors with harness, including coilpack from 1.8 on top of the 2.2, blocked off egr, used oil pan drain bolt to block the hole for the pipe below egr. Put it to the 1.8 transmission using new 1.8 clutch and original flywheel. Put on various new parts, can't remember all. Runs great and I love not having to downshift with pedal to the floor. I haven't got to get on it hard yet b/c of new clutch. It took me about a week in all b/c of all the rain we received at the time probably would've only taken a few days to do if I could have worked straigt through the day, I don't have a garage, I used a canopy type tent to cover, the rain was too strong sometimes, but the wait was worth it. To neone wanting to do this swap it really is as easy as most say, and have a friend help you move the motor in and out. I had a couple of problems but nothin that couldn't be fixed within 30 mins. I would say the hardest part would be gettin engine back on the transmission need 2 people for that and finding the right bolt to block the egr pipe on the intake manifold.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:06 PM   #2
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I did this same swap a few months back. As many have stated, it's about the easiest swap you can do, everything is straight forward. I had the same problem you did, getting the engine back it. I think you have to hold your mouth in the right position and stand on one foot to get it right, but it eventually goes.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:39 PM   #3
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yea I jacked my transmission up an inch and turn the crankshaft to make sure the splines line up and had a friend help me slide it in. It really does help to stand on one foot too
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:33 AM   #4
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Congrats!

I did this swap years back and am hopeful that some of my posts helped you through your swap. Enjoy the extra power, but don't get too excited......the brakes are still a bit on the small side, especially if you've got larger wheels/tires on it.

Next step should be an EJ25D swap!

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Old 10-13-2010, 02:24 PM   #5
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thanks yea I remember reading something that you had posted. Yea I plan on gettin some rs rotors and calipers, I have some cross drilled on the front right now they hardly ever get hot. Unless I got get on them hard bc of idiots in front of me I plan on upgrading brakes all around and suspension b4 I go to the 2.5
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:19 PM   #6
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Congrats!

I did this swap years back and am hopeful that some of my posts helped you through your swap. Enjoy the extra power, but don't get too excited......the brakes are still a bit on the small side, especially if you've got larger wheels/tires on it.

Next step should be an EJ25D swap!

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At the shop i work in we often downgrade from ej25d to ej22 becouse of reliability.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:28 PM   #7
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At the shop i work in we often downgrade from ej25d to ej22 becouse of reliability.
We opted for the 2.2 in our LeMons GF8 for this. An old 2.2 dual port that had been sitting for a few years...a few minor parts replaced and it did great.

To the OP - enjoy.

Jay- I know I used several of your posts for my swap - thanks!
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:47 PM   #8
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Default I'm Plannin same swap ej22

I'm definently excited. Gonna do my first ej18 to 22 swap and happy to hear how simple it is. I got full shop at my high school with lifts and all so should be beyond simple Can't Wait!!!
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:56 PM   #9
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Hey you should upload some pics! I'd love to see em as i plan the same swap coming up soon.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:31 PM   #10
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do you have to swap harness' or ecu's or could i just swap another fwd 2.2 for my fwd 1.8? in bam thank you mam?
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:24 PM   #11
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If you have all the parts in front of you, it really is just about the easiest swap. Kind of surprised you didn't toss an EJ25 in there, but EJ22's are a lot cheaper and easier to get parts for.

Another swap victim converted, mission accomplished.


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