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#1 Chippy



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:57 AM

can i swap a 1991 legacy 2.2 into a 1996 legacy with a 2.2

#2 lmdew



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:27 AM

It's possible, use your old intake on the new engine.  Your 96 most likely has a single port y pipe and the 91 has a dual port y pipe so you'll need a single port y pipe.  The other problem is the EGR Configuration. you need to stay in the same configuration as the 96.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:54 AM

the 91 does not have EGR,

the 96 MAY have EGR.


so if the 96 car needs to see that you will have to do a little work to make it happen.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 07:52 AM

engine wiring harness is also different and would need to be swapped.


91 connects near the under-hood fuse box.

96 connects at the passenger side of the tranny.


If you have emissions testing it would be best to go with a more compatible year engine (especially if your car has EGR)

If you dont have emissions testing, and can live with a constant CEL, then yeah, the 91 is do-able with a little bit of effort.

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