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08-10-2005, 10:01 PM
I was wondering if anyone knew what engines I could place in a 95 SE. I blew the engine in mine and need to replace it, relatively cheaply. Perferably without a lot of modifications. Thanks alot.

08-11-2005, 04:11 AM
What motor is in there now?

08-11-2005, 09:13 AM
Engine swap = expensive. So a cheap engine swap = no engine swap

08-11-2005, 03:45 PM
It has a 3.4 L DOHC

08-11-2005, 03:48 PM
Engine swap = expensive. So a cheap engine swap = no engine swap

Engine swaps are NOT expensive. And a 1995 GASE CANNOT have the 3.4 DOHC, only the 4 cyl or the 3100 60*V6.

08-11-2005, 03:51 PM
It has the 4cyl which says DOHC on it.

08-11-2005, 07:44 PM
You can put any engine in any car, just depends how determined you are and money (which sort of rules out your criteria though)

08-12-2005, 11:35 AM
You have the POS 2.4l I4 DOHC twin cam engine. If its smoked its a straightforward swap to replace the engine with another identical engine. ITs alot more work and $$$ to swap in a v6 and not worth the money in an older car. I'd consider buying another car.

08-14-2005, 07:42 PM
You have the 2.3L DOHC Quad 4. (engine code "LD2" - Vin "D") How bad is the blown engine? Repair may be the easiest route. Second easiest = another 95 LD2. The 95 version of this engine has transitional revisions - so there is a few issues/challenges with a swap to another year of engine. Someone on another forum asked the same... I'll copy my response...

If your 95 ECU is OBDII, you'll have a hell of a time getting anything but a 95 2.3 to run. Easy way to determine - look for presence of a cam position sensor on the intake cam tower... just under the letters U A in "Quad 4."

If you have OBD 1.5 (lacks cam position sensor) and have a manual transmission, a 92-94 HO Quad 4 (code "LG0", Vin "A") would be a suitable swap, or another LD2. If you have an automatic transmission, I would not recommend the HO since it makes most of it's power and torque at high RPM. This wouldn't go well with an automatic... it would have poor driveability.

You won't want to go older than a 92 engine due to changes in the engine mounts. Additionally you'll need the pre-95 style powersteering pump for any engine other than a 95. The 96+ 2.4 will not work for dozens of reasons.

You have the POS 2.4l I4 DOHC twin cam engine.

Before writing off any engine as a POS, you would be wise to first learn what engine is in what year/model. :rolleyes: