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ej22: 95 heads on a 97 block?


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#1 johnceggleston

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 07:50 AM

i have a 95 ej22 (150k) with one cross threaded / busted head bolt. i have a line on a 97 ej22 (219k) w/ busted t-belt and bent valves. both are auto trans.

this would only save re-working the heads but it would save.

can i put the 95 heads on the 97 block with new head gaskets and go?

is it worth it? i'd rather have the 95 in good condition, lower miles, non-interference, but that will cost ot have the head bolt removed and repaired.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 11:28 AM

I don't think there are any issues with using the blocks interchangably. Look at the tow and if they look the same you are golden. Make sure both have the EGR setup if yours already has that.

The blocks are pretty versatile. I just built a 2.5 SOHC using a block off of a DOHC motor. It has been done before and sorks just fine. I think you will be able to do the swap and go.

I too had one with a broken head bolt and even NAPA wouldn't try to get the bolt out of the block.

Good luck.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:10 PM

I don't think there are any issues with using the blocks interchangably. Look at the tow and if they look the same you are golden. Make sure both have the EGR setup if yours already has that.

The blocks are pretty versatile. I just built a 2.5 SOHC using a block off of a DOHC motor. It has been done before and sorks just fine. I think you will be able to do the swap and go.

I too had one with a broken head bolt and even NAPA wouldn't try to get the bolt out of the block.

Good luck.


that's what i was thinking.

so would this make it an interference engine?? the 95 heads would suggest not, but if the pistons are the culprit i would bet yes. i guess i better plan on interference just to be save.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:26 PM

It will work fine. Engine will be interference. The older phase 1's had deeper notches for the valves in the pistons.




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