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2.3L engine Swap

Picked up a 95 Splash with a bad motor. Guy has a 93 motor to go with it.
Can I use the bottom end of the 93 with the top end of the 95???

I know the 95-97 were different motors, but what is the difference????
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i dont think so......
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2.3L info................

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Picked up a 95 Splash with a bad motor. Guy has a 93 motor to go with it.
Can I use the bottom end of the 93 with the top end of the 95???

I know the 95-97 were different motors, but what is the difference????
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Should be the same I believe................only difference between the 2.3L's are: 82-85 are carbed
86-89 are FI w/4 plugs w/distributor
90-97 are FI w/8 plugs w/o distributor

No sure on my years , but I know that there are 2 different FI heads, as I have a 87 w/ 4 plugs and 93 w/ 8 plugs..................
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if it's the same block.... it should but depends on what you mean by bottum end.....

and you'll def. hafta do some tuning afterwards
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The guy I bought it from told me that the motor was the same except for the intake??

The motor in the truck supposedly has a rod going out of it so I might be able to switch the Block out if the whole motor doesn't work.
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unfortunately, the part that wont be a bolt in is the block... the 95 and up use a different crank sensor than the 94 and older due to the switch to EEC-V in 95. now I have heard of people making a template from the 94 and older blocks and drilling and tapping the front of the 95 and newer blocks to bolt the old style crank sensor on. IF you decided to do this it has to be done EXACTLY in the correct spot. if it is not precise then the engine wont run worth anything. if you drill and tap for the old style crank sensor then you can swap all the accessories and sensors from your 93 into the newer block and use the entire newer block and head. but you have to use all of the 93 sensors and accessories and brackets. other than the crank sensor being different everything else about the 95 will work.
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