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2.3 transmission recommendations


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Does anyone know if the cranks are the same for a 2.3 na and 2.3 turbo?
 


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Yes, other than the change from bit main bearings to small main bearings in '86 I think the cranks are the same, supposedly can handle like 300hp stock... even the rods are the same just different pistons.
 

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All you would need is a four-cylinder bell housing for your 85 2.8 transmission. Good luck finding one and if you do, I hope you find two because I need one.
 
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All you would need is a four-cylinder bell housing for your 85 2.8 transmission. Good luck finding one and if you do, I hope you find two because I need one.
Good luck with that, 2.8s were mostly used when the 2.0 four cylinder was in these, so chances of the same transmission used are much lower since the 2.3 almost always had the m5od instead of a fm145 or any other one
 

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Good luck with that, 2.8s were mostly used when the 2.0 four cylinder was in these, so chances of the same transmission used are much lower since the 2.3 almost always had the m5od instead of a fm145 or any other one
The M5OD didn’t come along until 88 and even then it was an option with the fm146 as the base unit. Even if it’s a 2 Wheel Dr. trans it doesn’t matter. All we need is the bell housing.
 
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Well yeah the 2.0 was replaced in 1989 so they would line up pretty easily
 

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