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01-23-2006, 07:48 PM
Is it possible to swap out the original 3800 thats in the car for a little 4 cylinder just temporary until I get the 3800 back working.
I was just wondering if it was possible at all, if it isn't I'm going to be on the bus for a few months :(
01-23-2006, 09:18 PM
Not unless you want to rewire most of the car. Each engine has its own wire harness, sensors, and computer. They are not interchangeable! The 3800 is a sophisticated engine with sequential port fuel injection. It's highly computerized and very dependent on the complex wiring for fuel management, ignition, and all the various sensors.
01-29-2006, 11:24 PM
So would another 3800 make it so I don't have to change everything?
Are there any other compatable engines that would keep the changes down to a minimal?
01-30-2006, 01:59 AM
I'm not an expert on this engine, but it's a good bet that you can only swap in another 3800 to avoid having to rewire. Still, you'd better also match years just to be sure. They can change a lot of components from year to year! So get one that came out of the same car, same year. Don't try a sister vehicle, they do change wiring of some components from one brand to another even with the same engine.
01-30-2006, 09:10 PM
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