engine change?


Fuelaltered

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Have 94,95,97 splash rangers. My 94 std. has a sick engine, and thought to install a bolt-in engine with more power. (no turbos, inasmuch as do not want to remove the AC), in any event, although we have a full race engine shop, cannot tie up equipment to build an engine, so salvage yard will be my source. What higher hp engine will bolt in?
 


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Your 1994 computer/spark system will also want 1989 to 1994 2.3l block with hall effect crank sensor
1995 and up 2.3l or 2.5l were different
 

Fuelaltered

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2 inches on both
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In essence, what you are saying, the best way for me to add some more power is to probably rebuild my 94 engine with a few improvements as opposed to being able to just bolt in a later block. Did not want to get into that, although we are an engine machine shop. Just trying to take the easy way out.
Thanks for the info.
 

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2.3l SOHC Lima has some power adding options:



Yes, as said the 1989-1994 2.3l used EEC-IV 60-wire computer with Hall Effect Crank sensor
1995-2001 2.3l/2.5l used EEC-V 104-wire computer and VR Crank sensor
So the engines front cover is different
 


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