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Old 07-09-2006, 10:31 PM   #1
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ok i found an SSEI engine with transmisson. is there any mods i will have to do to my SE before i slap the engine in. i already know it can't be that simple. oh and thanks again for the help on my previouse question.
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You'll need to also swap in the tranny with output shafts and wiring harness.
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And PCM. It'* not plug/play. It'* going to take some work.
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so even if iw was to get my current pcm reprogrammed it'* not going to work?
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Correct. You need the entire engine, trans, axles, engine wiring harness, PCM, and if you want it to actually drive and handle like an SSEi, you need at least the front and rear swaybars, their centerlinks, front and rear springs, and probably a few other goodies.
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ok. so pretty much every thing that has to do with the suspension, everything from the engine to transmission, wiring harness to pcm. what about the fuse boxes & cluster, would i have to get those too? and what else can you tell me?
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If you want it to handle like an SSEi, the suspension components will be needed.

If you want a boost gauge on the dash, you'll be digging in DEEP. Can't really tell you any more than that. I've never swapped an L67 into an L36 car.
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i guess i'll be buying a new booste guage. but i won't have to mess with the fuse box will i?
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I don't know. Probably not, but no gaurantees. You need to start with the factory service manuals. That will show you the differences. And I hope the donor motor is out of a similar or identical year as your SE?
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the donor will be from a 00 or 01. i'll check on the differences between the se and the ssei. right now i know there should be a fuse for traction control. and my se doesn't have a on/off switch so that i'll be a project in itself
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