What kind of engine would you recommend I.

Tiny
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  • 1998 MITSUBISHI LANCER
What kind of engine would you recommend I replace with the old engine (carbuertor)
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:58 AM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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Don't even think about that. It's not an option. The operating system is engineered for one engine and one engine only and the electrical is integrated into the rest of the vehicle, not to mention, it's against federal law with penalties in the thousands.
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 1:06 AM
Tiny
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What type of problems are you having with the current engine that would make you want to swap. Maybe I can help you solve the issue with your current engine.
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 1:47 AM
Tiny
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In my counrty it is legal to get an engine change. Problem - no part available for the carburetor, so I wanted an engine with fuel injectors
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:15 PM
Tiny
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It is legal anywhere to switch engines; however, you will end up with problems.
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:18 PM
Tiny
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So what do recommend?
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:22 PM
Tiny
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It may be legal where you are but it IS NOT legal in the US to modify the certified emissions in any way and punishable by up to $25000 fine.

That doesn't change the fact that your operating system is engineered to operate only one engine package and attempting to modify that will result in major electronic engineering.
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:31 PM
Tiny
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This vehicle don't have any brain box it is an old sedan lancer (1998) parts(carburetor) are very hard to get for that model, hence the reason to switch to a fuel injector type
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:39 PM
Tiny
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You will have to re loom the car as the EFI conversion is very complex and the expense will be fairly high, I would keep looking for a carby engine if I were you.
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 AT 9:23 AM
Tiny
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K thanks
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 AT 9:58 AM
Tiny
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This is a bit of a shock to me. I wasn't aware that any manufacturer was still producing Carb engines since the mid 80's. I have never heard or a '98 car with a carb anywhere in the world. Are you sure about that year?
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 AT 10:21 AM
Tiny
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Yes a 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer with carb500 x 374 - RUSH 1998 Mitsubishi
Lancer GL Php148k Only Philippines - 4892442
that's why I want to switch engines
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 AT 1:59 PM
Tiny
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Check the web for an engine from Japan. I had a friend who found a salvage yard that got him one here in the states from a Japanese salvage yard.

However, you'll need MUCH MORE than an engine to make this work!
For starters, you'll need an engine wiring harness, wiring harness for the computer (interior of the car), the Computer, different fuel pump [and pray that it fits the current gas tank or you'llneed another gas tank], fuel line alterations, fuse box to accomadate more/different fuses, the list goes on. And the labor increases severely. [Also, did they make a fuel injected engine which bolts up to your carbureted engine?]

Is your only/main problem the carburetor? (If so, I'm sure you can find one online, it'll be a littel expensive, but more affordable and less time consuming than trying to change from the carbureted system to the fuel injected system). The other parts of the engine are still available in most places (you'll probably have to order them where you are, but we can get them in the states, so they are available). Good luck.
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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 AT 12:23 AM
Tiny
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Thanks freemba Yes I am quite aware that much more than an engine is needed (lol) but your information has really help, thanks again.
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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 AT 1:32 PM
Tiny
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SURELY YOU CAN FIND A CARB---OF SOME SORT---WITH THE SAME BOLT PATTERN

EVEN SLIGHT MODIFICATIONS MIGHT FIT ONE ON THERE A HECK OF A LOT CHEAPER THAN DOING THE MODIFICATIONS YOU ARE DESCRIBING. NOT TO MENTION THE ADDED HEADACHES OF HAVING A "ONE OF A KIND". PROBLEMS MAKING IT WORK NOW/ IN THE FUTURE MIGHT REALLY BE A CHALLENGE

ENGINE-WISE, IT ONLY TAKES TWO VACUUM LINES TO MAKE IT RUN. MIGHT REQUIRE A FEW MORE TO RUN ACCESSORIES

A JEEPNEY WOULD BE THE THING TO HAVE IN YOUR LOCATION!

I HAVE THE "SEDAN" MODEL

THE MEDIC
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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 AT 10:23 PM
Tiny
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Jusmestacy,
Please let us know what you decide. Also, what other problems are you having with the engine, which makes you want to change it?
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 1:59 AM

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