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#1 justy


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Posted 12 July 2006 - 05:41 PM

thinking about buying a 83 brat with an ea81 and buying one of these imported japanese engines for it. will a ea82 turbo drop in without any modifications? thanks.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 05:47 PM

you will have to do some modification

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:24 PM

You will need the EA82 Turbo downpipe and the turbo crossmember. Then it should fit.

You'll also need to do a bunch of wiring in the ECU for the EA82 Turbo.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:40 PM

The mods are much more extensive. The EA82 is a wider engine, and most that I have heard of have had to "massage" the frame rails (like with a hammer) to get enough clearance. I don't believe that the crossmember from an EA82 is a bolt-in to and EA81, and if it is than you have to deal with suspension mount differences. And then there are the tranny/clutch issues. The EA82Turbo is fuel injected, so you need a diferent fuel pump and should upgrade hard lines plus IIRC add a fuel return line.

#5 Uberoo


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Posted 12 July 2006 - 11:44 PM

for the hassle go with an EJ series swap...

#6 justy


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Posted 13 July 2006 - 11:41 PM

thank you all very much. i suspected it would be more complicated than it's worth. i will simply buy an ea81 or rebuild this one. p.s. i love usmb

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