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Old 07 Sep 2012, 10:14 am
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Default Have 2008 Block to put in 2001 PT

My 2001 PT non turbo dropped a rod after the oil pump quit. Still runs but clank, clank, clank.

The only motor I can find is a 2008 with 61K on it...sure would like to have it but everyone says it will not fit. Direct of course.

Now, I don't care if I have to strip the entire engine down and change harmonic balancers, crank sensors, flywheel..or what have you. Is the engine block compatible?

In other words, can I pull my 01 motor out and put all of its items, cylinder head, manifolds, A/C brackets, pulleys etc..onto the 2008 block and have it work? And if I can't, can you please tell me why for future reference?

Also, if I can't, can I just take my 01 block's casting number and take a trip to the junkyard and find a short block...and if so what will it be in besides a pt? Voyager? Neon?

Tks much. I want much thought to go into this before a dime or an ounce of energy is spent.

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Old 07 Sep 2012, 10:26 am
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I'm no expert and hopefully someone will come along that knows your answer but from what I've read fro people that want to swap engine, it's the computer running things that make it bad for swapping. 2001 - 2002 about the same, 203-2005 same and then 2006 and UP. Of course you can't swap non-turbo engine and turbo engines.

Again, let someone who knows the ins and out of swapping. Just maybe if you swap enough parts you can do what you want. Chrysler changed some of the smaller things around like the EGR, Crankshaft sensor etc. which makes it even harder to swap different years.
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Old 09 Sep 2012, 08:38 am
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It's a 2.4 engine in both, the blocks are the same. If you strip it to bare block and put all components from the 2001 engine it will work. The blocks are the same, same ci and same cc. I say go for it. Keep us informed if you do it. by the way it's not the block that makes it a turbo.
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Old 09 Sep 2012, 10:20 am
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It's a 2.4 engine in both, the blocks are the same. If you strip it to bare block and put all components from the 2001 engine it will work. The blocks are the same, same ci and same cc. I say go for it. Keep us informed if you do it. by the way it's not the block that makes it a turbo.
Agreed the blocks have stayed the same. its the heads that are different and wont fit in the compartment due to other components and electrical. But if you strip it down to the block you should be able to build your old engine back off of it.
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Old 09 Sep 2012, 11:55 am
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It's a 2.4 engine in both, the blocks are the same. If you strip it to bare block and put all components from the 2001 engine it will work. The blocks are the same, same ci and same cc. I say go for it. Keep us informed if you do it. by the way it's not the block that makes it a turbo.
As CREWZIN said the moved the crank sensor location on the block, so there not the same. Better do some more research here. Both of you. JMHO

If not for the above there would be no problem with this advice.
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I think the sensors are the same, just in different locations. Just extend the wires.
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I think the sensors are the same, just in different locations. Just extend the wires.
Even if the crank sensors are the same, The cog (number of teeth on the trigger) count is not the same between the the two differant locations. The sensor will be sending signals to the PCM that will be entirely wrong (not even close to what the PCM expects to see).

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As crewzin and busted have said, the blocks are not the same. They have the same technical specs, but they are not the same part.

If you're willing to go as far as completely stripping down both engines for the swap, why not just replace the rod and repair/rebuild your original engine?
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