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Old 01-30-2010, 06:01 PM
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sprinter engine and tranny to another car?

I daydream of my ninety five chebby wagon with a proper diesel engine. Anybody have knowledge of how tough it would be to put in one of those massively torquey sprinter engines? Computer stuff needed?
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I've seen them for sale on Ebay and I've been waiting for someone here to do it. Yes, I think you would need the computer and it would seem you would need the tranny to because don't the engine and transmission communicate via the computer?
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:26 PM
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No No No...


Drop a 502 in it if you have the need for speed
If you are going to go with a Diesel, get a Corvette six speed and forget the engine/transmission computer linkage.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:58 PM
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I'm not after speed. The lT1 has plenty of that, it just uses too much fuel for my liking.

I am not sure the stick conversion would be so easy.
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I saw an article someone posted on this forum about a sprinter engine into a 190. Don't remember the details, but that could be a basis for a swap into anything else.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:54 AM
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I'll have to search that.

Thanks!
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:32 AM
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I saw an article someone posted on this forum about a sprinter engine into a 190. Don't remember the details, but that could be a basis for a swap into anything else.
Considering how skittish the 190s are with just a 2.3....the sprinter engine would make it uncontrollable.....
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I daydream of my ninety five chebby wagon with a proper diesel engine. Anybody have knowledge of how tough it would be to put in one of those massively torquey sprinter engines? Computer stuff needed?
X2 I have the same truck 95 with the gutless but reliable tbi motor . Thirteen mpg going down hill . I was thinking a mechanical 4bt or 6 cummins I never thought about the sprinter option . Keep up with the post as to what you decide . You have me curious .

It would probably even qualify on the emissions portion which we will be facing soon enough in san antonio.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:09 PM
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What kind if MPG are you getting? I used to average 26mpg in the Impala SS. Of course it was a different shape, but I used to drive it at 80+

If you are really looking for MPG I guess the sprinter engine would be OK, although a six speed and the LT1 might do the trick.
Check out this web site
http://www.bigfastcar.com/


http://chevyhighperformance.automotive.com/10476/48479-chevy-impala-ss-wagon-six-speed-swap/index.html
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What kind if MPG are you getting? I used to average 26mpg in the Impala SS. Of course it was a different shape, but I used to drive it at 80+

If you are really looking for MPG I guess the sprinter engine would be OK, although a six speed and the LT1 might do the trick.
Check out this web site
http://www.bigfastcar.com/


http://chevyhighperformance.automotive.com/10476/48479-chevy-impala-ss-wagon-six-speed-swap/index.html
oh yeah six speed in a Caprice wagon is the stuff... Eagleco-94 used to have one like that... headers and electric cut offs.Never got to see his Imapala SS run with the 6 speed and seriously built motor. But going fast in a massive wagon is awesome
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:26 PM
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People claim to be getting mid twenties in their wagons, but I have never gotten close to that. I am not sure if I have taken a trip though since I got my second o2 sensor.
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Yer gonna need to be quite the computer expert.

Are you aware the throttles, i.e. gas pedal and all, are drive by wire?
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:01 PM
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All I know is it should fit physically. I am asking here because I need information like that before making any moves.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:43 PM
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spinter forum

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/index.php

I've been thinking about a Sprinter to replace the mini-van... This seems like a pretty good source of info on Spinters
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Merced did a project and put a Bluetec diesel into an old 190. It improved remarkably.
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