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Old 11-10-2012, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1.8 to replace 2.0?

Found a 1.8 engine from a 98 sidekick that looks identical to my 2.0 in my 01 vitara that died.
Don't care about any horsepower difference. I just wondered if there would be any issues plugging in the 1.8 in place of the 2.0.

I realize the computer has no idea what engine it's managing but does anyone know of any issues that might arise?
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a backward move to me - but - to answer your question - some of the sensors are different and that may cause problems with the electronics - if you swap ALL of the 2.0 sensors over (which will probably mean swapping manifolds, etc.) it should work.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a 1.8 with 260k miles and it still runs strong. It doesn't burn any oil, but I have thought about if it ever did go putting the 2.0 in which is exactly the opposite of what your doing. I don't care about the horsepower either it just seems harder to find the 1.8's I know from experience they are excellent engines. I don't have any doubt I will get at 300k out the one I have now.
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Actually I'd rather have the 2.0 just for ease of installation sake. But the reality is the 2.0 is almost impossible to find anywhere close to me and not costing $1000 to $1800. Not to mention they all have well over 130 to 160K miles.

I found a low mileage (not sure how much exactly) 1.8 for $700 obo.

I just wanna get the thing running and sell it as I have too many projects already.

It's been a great little SUV and I have to give it kudo's for surviving as long as it did with my son's ignorance for maintainence!
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Have you considered the 2.3 from the Aerio? It's an exact swap except for one sensor.
http://www.suzuki-forums.com/1g-1999...gine-swap.html.
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