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Code P0158 after sensor swap
Hi, thanks for writing in. I suspect your "upstream" sensor is the primary problem, and should be replaced. The downstream sensor you did replace is really measuring whether the catalytic converter (the main cat, not the pre-cat) did the job...
About Engine Swap
The LD9 "Quad-4" engine offered with the Cavalier Z24 option (same years 1995-2005) is your best bet and will yield about 25% more horsepower. Make sure to get the transmission, wiring, and electronics from the donor vehicle, so that hardware...
Head gasket, alternator, engine
I would recommend getting a quote for each of these repairs and comparing it to an engine replacement. It would be hard to tell without seeing the vehicle firsthand whether or not repairing those two items will resolve the problem....
What other cars could fit my engine?
The only other direct swap would be the 2003 Ford Ranger. That is what the interchange guide states. You may be able to use a different year Ranger or B2300 if you swap over everything but the block and head....
Performing an engine swap
This is probably a doable swap. To minimize possible conflicts, swap everything from the "donor" vehicle": engine (with wiring and ECM), transmission (and it's TCM and wiring) between vehicles. The possible snag is the transmission - the '01 came with...
gas mileage difference 383 stroker motor 400 hp or ls3 computeried 400 hp same car
The gas mileage attained in either of these applications will depend heavily on your driving habits as you may already know. Either of these will also depend heavily on the type of intake system you are using to arrive at...
Ran the car with no oil and won't turn on
Hi, thanks for writing in. If you have ran your engine with no oil in it, it is almost a certainty that it will need to be replaced. If it is not starting now due to the no oil issue...
engine rebuild
Hi there. Our "How to" articles are written as usually general guidelines - not specific instructions that apply to a particular vehicle. We don't specify the precise steps for completing any repair because the reality is that every vehicle on...
Can I swap an XR6 to an XR8 Engine?
There are a variety of opinions out there, some of them encouraging since the XR6 and XR8 are variations of the Ford Falcon (Australia) product line. There are, however, enough differences (electronic controllers, transmission, front subframe and some suspension bits),...
I was wondering if it would be legal to swap my vq35de motor out of my 350z and replace it with a ls5.3 vortec motor
Check the rules for emissions testing in your locale - they vary widely, especially if you are in a large metropolitan area with "Clean Air" standards and enforcement. California, with its California Air Resources Board, is especially strict. Most regions...
Broken timing belt
Installing a new engine will obviously solve the problems related to the timing belt damage. As for the question of more problems, this is not really something that can be guaranteed, although I would recommend checking into the warranty on...
I have a Jaguar S Type 2000. What engine can I put in my Jaguar?
The best engine choice for this vehicle would be the one that came with it from the factory. If the engine is bad, I would recommend getting a replacement engine of the exact same specifications from the manufacturer. This would...
After overhaul my Ka24 d21 doesn't rev pass 4000 rpm
Hi there. From the description you have provided, I'm not sure running a recently overhauled engine over 4,000 rpm is a good idea. There is a 500 mile break-in period recommended by most rebuilders. Change the engine oil and filter...
I got a 1996 subarban with a vortec engine can i put vortec intake and heads on a 1995 tahoe engine
Hello there. This generation of Vortec engines are the same, so you should be fine with installing Vortec heads from your 1996 Suburban on your 1995 Tahoe engine.
Which Toyota engine I can use to replace a Hyundai Tucson engine
Hello. I would not recommend having this done as the cost to do this (absent a free motor and labor), will likely exceed the value of the car. You may want to consider selling the Hyundai and purchasing the Toyota...
Will the 98 Camaro 350 fit right into the 98 Chevy 1500?
Hi, thanks for writing in. The engine will fit but the wiring may be different. The camshafts and intake manifold system is different between the car and truck.
Transmission engine comparability
Hey there. As long as the engine you have currently bolted to the 700R4 is NOT a 4 cyl or V6, it should bolt up to the TH400. TH350s, TH400s (except those in a Jeep), and 700R4s (except as noted...
Dodge Charger will not run after engine swap
Hi, thanks for writing in. If the 3.5l V6 "donor" engine/transmission was verified as running before the swap, make sure EVERYTHING from that running combination is installed and configured as it was previously in the running vehicle - components, wiring,...
can i put a 1997 gmc jimmy starter in a 1996 gmc jimmy and it work?
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1996 GMC Jimmy. If the engine is the same size and both vehicles have an automatic transmission then they should be the same. If you see anything looks different when you go...
Automatic transmission problems after engine swap
Hello there, thanks for writing in. If the issue occurred after the engine was swapped, then it may be possible that the issue is related to the swap. The symptoms you describe can be caused by a variety of issues...

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