Straight motor swap, are there any problems I might run into with this? I need to know asap, gonna be getting the engine this week... Also, anyone know approximately how much it is to rent an engine hoist? Where to rent one? Thanks!
Your PCM won't work.cre3d said:Ok, yea, the 97 motor is going in the 93 car. If i take his ecu then i will need the extra o2 sensors, however if i use mine i will not. That is how i understand it. Is this correct?
So you're saying that a OBD-I PCM will be able to set the timing, spark advance, mixture, etc on a OBD-II engine?poirier said:the 93 ecu should work fine.
Most of the OBDII stuff has to do with emissions, ie; extra 02 sensors, precats in the exhaust manifolds, etc.
The actual motor itself is almost identical.
Trying to use a 97 ecu on a 93 setup probably wouldnt work.
so as long as you are not trying to swap exhaust manifolds and y-pipes you are going to be fine.
'93 & '97s have different distributors & miscellaneous ignition components.cre3d said:all the things you just mentioned, timing, spark advance etc are the same on the obdII engines. the motor itself is still a kl03 with the same compression ratio and everything else, the only thing obdII changes is the way it communicates with certain sensors.
Look...it has been done, and it will work.EatMoreCow said:
So you're saying that a OBD-I PCM will be able to set the timing, spark advance, mixture, etc on a OBD-II engine?
There's a lot more he's going to have to change out from his '93 onto the '97 block to get that to work.
IMO, it would be worth it to try and find another engine that's compatible with OBD-I ('93-'95 motor).
I thought the 'fix' was to buy a distributor with an upgraded ignitor.poirier said:
Yes, its different. It doesnt STOP WORKING like the 93-94 disty's do. And the FIX for the faulty distributor is to buy a 95-97.