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Re: 20Valve questions
Hairy green toads from Mars made Christopher Ice say:
> Keep in mind that parts for the 20V motor are $$$$$$. However, what are
> the odds of just putting the 20V *head* on the existing 2.3L block? I'm
> sure there are changes that have to be made for plumbing, cooling,
> induction, etc.
That's what I was hoping to do. My block is fine.
>From the top, it looks fairly bolt-on. The air inlets
are the same until after the filter. The fuel system looks
the same, and the cooling is the same externally. What I
worry about is:
* Oil passages inside the head; do they line up with the 10V block?
* Engine computer; changes for the new redline and differing
* Piston clearance; is the head/valve height the same?
* Electrical connections; they look the same, though.
Also, is the transmission any different (close ratio?). I know
the clutch is different. These won't directly affect a head-swap.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) firstname.lastname@example.org
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