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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2004, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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16V motor into 8V hole?

Has anybody done the swap from a 8V in an early Tracker with a later model 16V? If I had the late model ECM and a 16V motor, what else would have to be changed in a 5 speed?

It seems that the early motors are harder to find than a later one and while I know I could swap the heads and carry on with the 8V- TBI setup, if I could make the 16V multi-point setup work I would.

Fuel lines and exhaust- sure, I'd have to alter. What else?
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Re: 16V motor into 8V hole?

I have done it several times. The swap is easy if you have a donor vehicle, but if not you just need ALL of the underdash and engine compartment wiring as well as all the engine components. Stick with 1991-1995 OBD1 vehicles. 1996 and newer OBD2 vehicles have slightly different wiring and more sensors and things to deal with to make everything run right. Also, if you have a 1989-1990 Tracker/Kick you need to ass the speed sensor to the instrument cluster or just get a later model instrument cluster. Some of the wiring and plugs in some years do not match up but most of the colors stay the same so cut-n-chop to connect some of it. It's not that hard. E-mail me if you have any Q's.

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