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Old 04-30-2001, 02:45 PM   #1
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Question ECU/Wiring Harness Questions...


OK folks, there's a 1.8L '93 Imp here in town that's caught my eye as a second project car... I'm in CA which means I need to pass a fairly rigorous visual inspection before the biannual tailpipe test.

Engine changes are allowed, but only if ECU and smog gear are also swapped.

If I DO get a project car, it needs to be smog-legal, or easily retrofittable to smog legal.

So, with all that in mind, my questions:

What years of Engine/ECU/Wiringharness are compatible? I know there were a couple of changes in ECU connectors along the way somewhere, so not all ECU's will plug into the same harnesses.

For example, as much as I'd like to swap a legacy turbo motor into this beasty, I know that'll require major wiring rework.

Anyone know what options I have for an easy/painless swap?

My other option would be to drop in a turbo motor and use a standalone ECU to bypass the wiring harness altogether, but this leaves me having to do an engine swap every two years to pass the smog. Major drag and expense.

Any other thoughts?
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Old 05-01-2001, 01:15 PM   #2
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OK, no dice on this one apparently. Not too much info in the archives after a search either.

I'll try another tack:

Anyone care to relate their experiences swapping wiring harnesses on various engines?
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