Can I swap the 2.5 out for the more reliable 2.0 ?
I found an engine from JDM for 800, complete drop in ready with 60,000 miles. What am I going to run into changing the engine ?
the 2.0 is usually a turbo engine and that takes a lot of work.
it can be done but it is not the easiest, best swap.
you want to swap in an ej22, 2.2L engine with EGR, (usually from an auto trans car.) .
years that will work in preferred order:
95 ej22 from an auto trans car - noninterference engine - this is a direct swap plug and play.
96 ej22 from an auto trans car - noninterference engine - this is ALMOST a direct swap plug and play, you will need the matching exhaust manifold.
97- 98 ej22 from an auto trans car - interference engine - this is ALMOST a direct swap plug and play, you will need the matching exhaust manifold.
there are lots of tips and how to's already posted that you will want to read.
the EJ22 is so reliable, i recommend a good used engine with a reseal and new timing components w/ water pump.
it will save you some money.
Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market
you will have to search each year separately.
sort by zip code .