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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-04-2017, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, so I have a 2008 chevy cobalt with a 2.2L. I had a rod break in my engine, so I found a 2.4L and wondering i there is going to be any complications swapping them. Either with the computer or it just not fitting.

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You'll need the 2.4L PCM. As long as its from a '07+ car, you should be good. Prior to 2007, they have a 16-bit PCM, so that could cause some issues.

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The 2.4 swap has been done in the 07-08 cars before, although you would have to add the wiring for the vvt solenoids.
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The 2.4 swap has been done in the 07-08 cars before, although you would have to add the wiring for the vvt solenoids.
Or get a complete harness with the engine. That'd probably be easiest.

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The 2.4 swap has been done in the 07-08 cars before, although you would have to add the wiring for the vvt solenoids.
I know some of the 2.2s had VVT, I don't know what year that started though....

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I know some of the 2.2s had VVT, I don't know what year that started though....
The LAP introduced VVT to the 2.2L, in 2009.
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