Q: Engine Swap from 1981 1400cc to 4g63.

asked by on

Hello,im looking forward to buy a mitsubishi lancer boxtype car (1981 model)1400cc rwd car.I want to do a engine swap to the car..im thinking about using a 4g63 engine swap,taken out from a evolution 4 car..is it possible to do? What changes have to be done?will it be reliable ?
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. You can swap the engine from a 1981 model to a 1997 model, but you will have to swap the entire power plant, the engine, the transmission, and all of the electronics including the exhaust system through the catalytic converters. The benefits of swapping to a later model will give you a better fuel mileage and more power. You may have to modify the engine mounts and will have to use the newer CV shafts and possibly the hubs from the newer vehicle to adapt to the CV shafts. If you need further assistance with your engine swap, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Engine Swap from 1981 1400cc to 4g63.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Hi got a discovery td5 t reg 2.5 dash board lights flickering

If the problem started immediately after you washed the car, obviously that raises the possibility of water damage, but what happened could also be just simply coincidental as well, that is you have an electrical problem unrelated to washing the...

Q: What transmission fits an 1984 delta 88 Oldsmobile diesel?

Hello - this model was built with either the TurboHydramatic 200C or 200-4R transmission.

Q: The Adaptive stability control went out on my car I took it to a local mechanic he said he thinks the throttle is going bad he unh

Unfortunately, the cause of your concern cannot be determined without visual inspection and further testing. While it is possible that your throttle position sensor may be faulty, it is more than likely that it could be a wheel speed sensor...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.