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Old 12-03-2003, 10:13 PM   #1
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I posted this over in the conversion forum, but it's a little slow there tonight. Maybe you guys can lend some help. Thanks.

I'm taking out my old 1.8 from my FWD and swapping one in that is from an AWD. First off, I'm wondering about any major differences I'm gonna run into. Here are some questions I already have:

-There is something that I'm guessing is used for emissions that is coming from the left side of the engine. It comes out where the headers bolt on and is a metal pipe. It runs around the back to a sensor type thing with a plastic cup thing. This is gonna get in the way of my uppipe. How do I eliminate it and not run into problems with that sensor.

Ultimately, I think I'm gonna have to use all of my wires from my engine, because the two main harnesses on the new engine have 2 square plugs and mine has a square and round plug.

-I need to remove the crank pulley, but have found it nearly impossible with the engine out. Should I wait until the engine is back in and then take it off, since that is easier?

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Old 12-03-2003, 11:44 PM   #2
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Brent, for the crank pulley can you just stick a screwdriver in the flywheel and keep it from moving?

I don't know about your FWD to AWD differences but my last engine was from a AT car and I simply removed the thing bolted to the back of the engine then mounted my puny little flywheel.

As for the exhaust recirculation thing, a friend of mine had that on his car. We plugged the hole on top, don't remember how and on the bottom we put a little plate on it, similar to what you'll find on your old engine. No CEL, no problem

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Old 12-04-2003, 02:48 AM   #3
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I did this yesterday... Use the idler pulley brack and screw one end into the flywheel and the other end will catch on something (mine caught on the engine stand) and it should keep the flywheel from moving. Then hold on for dear life and pull on a breaker bar.
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Old 12-04-2003, 08:55 AM   #4
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I tried a crowbar on the flywheel bolts and ended up bending one of the bolts.
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there is no difference between the "fwd" and "awd" engines, it's all in the tranny. Assuming you're using pre 96 1.8 engine, they're identical. I would stick with yours if it has less miles, unless it has problems of course.
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The pipes coming out of the heads are for the EGR system which is on the early model[crap].if you buy a '96 motor there is no egr.You can put any motor you want in your car as long as it has EJ in the title.
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My 93 didn't have it, that is why I wondered.
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The pipes coming out of the heads are for the EGR system which is on the early model[crap].if you buy a '96 motor there is no egr.You can put any motor you want in your car as long as it has EJ in the title.
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yea... you can, he just forgot to mention a tini little fact..

anything over 96 is going to be OBD2 so you'll have to swap every single little wire in your car. Other then that, any engine till 03 will be a direct bolt in.
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