Engine swap

Tiny
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  • 1998 SATURN SL2
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I need to know if it is possible to put a 1999 Saturn SL2 engine in a body or chassis of a 1998 Saturn SL2? Just one year older both are 5 speed trans. I wrecked my car 1999 in a collision I can purchase a 1998 saturn with a blown engine for $500 it will cost $2200 to straighten the frame of my car I got two estamates. What do you think?
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Sunday, November 27th, 2011 AT 7:45 PM

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Tiny
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The engine swap should go smoothly. I wouldn't trust a frame straightening.
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Monday, November 28th, 2011 AT 12:40 AM
Tiny
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A 1999 SL2 is not compatiable with the 1998 SL2 for the 1998 SL2 the 1995-1998 Twin cam saturn engines are compatiable.
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Monday, November 28th, 2011 AT 1:14 AM
Tiny
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He's the expert. Do the motor mounts not mate up saturntech, or is a computer or a combination of incompatibilities?
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Monday, November 28th, 2011 AT 1:22 AM
Tiny
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In 1999 they narrowed the head changed a few things it will mount and bolt up but just not compatiable.
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Monday, November 28th, 2011 AT 1:45 AM

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