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Old 09-23-2004, 05:14 AM   #1  
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Default Could I drop this into my 96gt with no problem?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

I mean because it's the 99+ engine would there be any compatability issues. I'm seriously considering doing this (if not this actual engine, then another one). My car has about 108k on it and I have not seen any leaks or had any smoke or whatnot...I'm just wonder if I should be pre-emptive about things. Does my car have a diff. tranny from the 99+ Gt's? Which one? What kind of labor charges do you think I would be looking at to pull my old engine and install a complete one? Or do you guys think I would come out cheaper just refreshing my current block and heads and buying one of those master rebuild kits?
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Old 09-23-2004, 09:35 AM   #2  
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Default RE: Could I drop this into my 96gt with no problem?

It should fit fine... And from a '96.... Do you have an auto or manual?

You should probably just sell your car and buy a newer car, that way everything is newer.
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Old 09-23-2004, 11:40 AM   #3  
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Beware anything you buy on e-bay!!!You would probably be better suited to go to a junkyard and get an engine and rebuild it yourself as a project so you will know what you have.When you have the time and money to do a project like this over a period of a few weeks it's a lot easier on the mind,and you can still drive the car in the meantime.
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Old 09-23-2004, 12:05 PM   #4  
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Default RE: Could I drop this into my 96gt with no problem?

My 96 is a 5 speed.
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Old 09-23-2004, 03:22 PM   #5  
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Default RE: Could I drop this into my 96gt with no problem?

The transmissions are the same. It will drop right in. Don't know about the computer though...it might be different because of the higher flowing heads.
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Old 09-23-2004, 03:49 PM   #6  
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Default RE: Could I drop this into my 96gt with no problem?

it's just a 2V 4.6

Doesn't sound like too bad of a deal for $2,000. You could just drop it in and hook up the plumbing.

E-bay is risky though, so are used engines.
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