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Old 05-13-2019, 09:05 AM   #1
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Back up motor

Have an opportunity to pick up a 2001 2.7 motor on the cheap. Any issues installing it into a 2000 model year?

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Old 05-13-2019, 10:31 AM   #2
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Nope, don't tell your car & it will never know. That goes for 2000-2002 3.2 also
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:37 AM   #3
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90% sure the wiring harness is different between the two. 50% sure the only difference is a wire for the water temp
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:42 PM   #4
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The only thing that I'll mention is that the engine needs to be from a car with the same type of transmission. For example, if you bought an engine from a Tiptronic car and you want to install it in a manual transmission car, it can be done fairly easily but its not quite plug and play.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:36 AM   #5
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The SAI main hose is different.

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