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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everybody! A few months ago I spun a bearing in my 2006 LS (later model with coil on plug ignition and made a window in the block. I've got my hands on a 2008 2.2 and before I start on performing a swap, will a 2008 2.2 work reasonably (like just replace/reprogram the ecu) or should I sell the motor and just try to score an 06 motor like a smart person would have lol? Thanks!
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You will need completely different ECU, and I think a lot of other stuff is going to be different since you have the wuss motor. If you plan on doing any modding keep the block and rebuild your old head. Or yes, just find an 05/06 motor.


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Swap, and do a relearn. IF yours had the single pack coil though you might have a problem unless you have all the electronics of the newer engine at your disposal. (TDM,TCM,BCM,ECM and ABS if applicable). You will at least need the ECM for sure because solid coil pack engines have a PCM and a seperate ignition module.

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Thanks for the quick reply sir! That's what I needed to know before I went too far and screwed myself!
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Didn't all 05&06 2.2 engines have the single pack? they should all be L61's


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Pretty sure the 05-06 coil pack fits on an 07-up. The reverse is not true.

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Interesting. So if I wanted to get a LNF I would need all electronics with the engine is what you are saying?


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Only if you want to keep individual coils.

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I'm only $250 in on the 08 motor. Bought it from a coworker who wrecked his g5. Would it be worth putting in the legwork and swapping it or just selling it on CL and getting another L61 from the correct year. I guess I'm just asking if overall is the 08 motor a better basic product mess with?
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I wouldn't really care one way or the other. Just curious in case I find someone with a built 2.2 engine for a reasonable price. Good to know though.

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The only thing that is really better is the block. At $250 for the enigine I would probably do some searching and find the extra electronics you need.


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