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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-09-2015, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Engine swap compatibility years

Hi guys. Thinking of buying a 2009 cobalt LT with 270,000 km for 1500 bucks... need a fuel efficient vehicle to drive to see the family on days off. Jeep wrangler doesn't cut it I was wondering what years i could swap the engine with if I need to... any information would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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I'm probably wrong, but I feel like all of the 2.2 engines were similar enough to be able to swap them.

If I am wrong, then 09 and 10 would be your best bet. I'm more sure that they used the same engine those two years.

I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will drop in to correct me!


Edit: Yup, I was wrong about all of them being swappable. 09 and 10 look like your only options.


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You can only do the 2009 or 2010 2.2 ecotec engine. The others are not compatible

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WRX are as nice as they get.
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I believe the block is the same but 09 had only one cam actuator while the 10 has two. 07-08 have none.

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Damn so the 09 u can only swap in an 09? Really or can you just convert the 10 2 cam actuators to a single cam actuator

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Yes if you swap the head.

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Sweet. Thanks for the info guys. Guess I might not pull the trigger on this one then.270,000 km is a heck of a lot. And limited to one or two years from a newer ish year of a vehicle.. might be hard to get a good engine at a wreckers...
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But these engines can last a long time if maintained , some on here have over 600000 miles on a 2.2l.

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Tell him to send it to Colorado. I'll take it haha.

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For $1500 even if it only last a year your a winner. You will save $500 in gas so you'd only be 1k down for a whole year.

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