Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 01:56:34 GMT
From: "Kristen Grider" <grider.7nopsamedu>
Subject: Re: 85 900 Engine

Jeremy, There is a web page that outlines the transmission swap from automatic to manual. that part is pretty straight forward. The problem is getting the wiring harness and associated computers installed into the 85 so that the engine will run. Not impossible, just more work. Also, you may have to change the fuel pump as well. Others may have more input here. Is the engine blowing a lot of oil? (indicative of a motor down on compression and, therefore, horespower)Does it 'rattle' at idle? (indicative of worn bearings). If not, you may have other lighter problems with your engine such as fuel injection issues causing low power. just my $0.02 Keith Grider "Jeremy Brown" <JBrownnopsamcom> wrote in message news:8l2tfo$4qf$ > I have an 85 900 base model with the base model engine, 8 valve non turbo > with very little horse power. The car has 189,000 miles on it and is showing > its age. The previous owner let her sons drive it for several years and they > beat on it. I have got the rest of the car in good mechanical shape but > there engine is approaching it's end of life. My mechanic has his brother in > law's '88 900S that the tranny has died on, but the engine is in pristine > shape. Can I put the '88 engine in my '85? th '88 is an automatic, my '85 is > a manual- will the different engines mate to the different tranny? I could > really use the boost in HP that would accompany the newer engine. > > Any Opinions on this? > > JB in MA > >

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