Originally Posted by big_news_1
I think you should be alright. You might want to check the PCV location to see if there is a MAP sensor on the '96, as I know the '95 L36 did not have a MAP.
The manifolds still have the provision for the MAP...the 95'* have a blockoff plate that can be removed very easily. How many miles are on this older engine? It would be a wise decision that once the engine is verified good to use, to replace all the gaskets, any sensors that would normally be hidden, and a change of lifters...the 96 engine I bet is getting a bit tired, all of the above mentioned will help it greatly.