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`87 GL needs new engine

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I hate to say it since I've been a suby fanatic most of my life, my parents had two when I was born and I've tried to keep them in Subys. But I'm kind of lost on some of these older machines. I have an `01 Imp wagon. I have a friend who has an `87 GL who seezed it up. I recently dropped a valve in my Imp, and picked up a used 2.2 without the right info on what I was getting, the deal was too go so I grabbed it without looking. What I bought is a phase I 2.2, a true step back from my ported and polished Phase II with other work done to it. So I don't feel like doing all the wiring to make it work. So I'm triing to find out what engine came in the `87 GL with a d/r 5sp. He told me it's MPFI. If it's really an EJ18 that's in his car. From what I've seen, it should be a drop and go. But I've been reading on here about EA's and if it's one of those, I have no idea what to do to make it work. Thanks for any help you can give. If nothing else I need to actually get one car on the road this month even if it's not mine.

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nope, not an EJ...it's an EA82, and probably SPFI, not plug-and-play. Mudrat makes an adapter plate to drop it in, which would probably be cheaper than getting another motor, but you'll still have to do all the wiring.

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The engine should be a carbed EA82, unless the car is an 87.5 model, in which case it's an SPFI EA82. A quick look at the engine will tell you- a bean-shaped air cleaner cover is a carbed engine.

 

A direct drop in would be any nonturbo engine from a 1985-1994 GL,DL,GL-10, or Loyale. If you use a fuel injected engine, swap the intake manifold and use your carb.

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I'm in Detroit, and spend a fair amount of my weekends in Big Rapids, so if you have any questions i can stop by and we can figure these things out, i'm good at pulling engines i got the one out of my 88 in about 45 minutes, alone, without a cherry picker, hooray for the come-along

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I'm in Detroit, and spend a fair amount of my weekends in Big Rapids, so if you have any questions i can stop by and we can figure these things out, i'm good at pulling engines i got the one out of my 88 in about 45 minutes, alone, without a cherry picker, hooray for the come-along

 

I may take you up on that offer. I still haven't gotten a chance to look at his car. But he claims at one point he had to change the injectors. But I don 't know what he really knows about his car.

 

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