4g93t swap

Hey guys, does anyone have any experience swapping the 4g93t into a Ce coupe? I’m thinking about doing the swap but want to make sure everything will go relatively smoothly before I start.
 

donki

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Going into a ce is no bueno, it's around the wrong way, you can however use the dohc head on a 4g93 I believe. I'm sure others here CNA confirm / add to this, as well as just searching the forum
Depends which GSR - there was a more common CC-generation GSR, and a pretty rare CE GSR, that we call the CM5A. The CE GSR/CM5A will bolt in without issues. The wiring is another story
 
Depends which GSR - there was a more common CC-generation GSR, and a pretty rare CE GSR, that we call the CM5A. The CE GSR/CM5A will bolt in without issues. The wiring is another story
Any idea on how to tell the difference between the cc generation and the ce? I’ve found a couple of 4g93t’s for sale but I wasn’t aware of the difference
 

donki

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Any idea on how to tell the difference between the cc generation and the ce? I’ve found a couple of 4g93t’s for sale but I wasn’t aware of the difference
The CC series will have the timing belt on the passenger side of the car,
the CE-series will have the timing belt on the drivers side.
 

ARC

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So this is my one, from a 97 Lancer GSR(CM5A).
These are rare AF, I dare say you’ve seen the older generation GSR engines for sale. As you can see from mine, timing cover on the drivers side. I’ve only ever seen 4 CM5A engines in the last 10 years.

I’m running a stock AUspec 1.8/4G93 5 speed. Bolts right up.
But the clutch slave needs to be modified to suit...
Don’t ask me how, I don’t know, lol. It was like that when I got it.

But, Hens is doing a clutch slave kit. So if you go ahead with it. I’d hit him up.

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Jimmib

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Also IF the engine ISN'T in the car, the orientation would be with the exhaust ports towards the radiator passenger or drivers side.
 

ARC

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Would it be easier/cheaper then to turbo my current engine? That was my first idea but I thought the swap would be a lot easier
Infinitely easier from the point of availability, probably neither here or there cost wise.
Getting a CM5A is the hardest part, they weren’t a domestic release here. You might be lucky to find one for sale once every two years or so. Parts have to be ordered in from either New Zealand or Japan when you need them.
All depends on if your a diehard DOHC fan boy and are willing to wait, or just want to get in to it and start boosting!

And think of it this way. If you blow your Aussie 4G93 SOHC, you can always pick up another one cheap and quick. I picked up a 4G93 for my other mirage for $100, if it were a CM5A who even knows when it would’ve been back on the road!
 
Infinitely easier from the point of availability, probably neither here or there cost wise.
Getting a CM5A is the hardest part, they weren’t a domestic release here. You might be lucky to find one for sale once every two years or so. Parts have to be ordered in from either New Zealand or Japan when you need them.
All depends on if your a diehard DOHC fan boy and are willing to wait, or just want to get in to it and start boosting!

And think of it this way. If you blow your Aussie 4G93 SOHC, you can always pick up another one cheap and quick. I picked up a 4G93 for my other mirage for $100, if it were a CM5A who even knows when it would’ve been back on the road!
That’s too bad I was getting really keen on the swap, glad I asked though before I went out and bought the wrong engine!
Do you know much about boosting these engines?
 

ARC

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That’s too bad I was getting really keen on the swap, glad I asked though before I went out and bought the wrong engine!
Do you know much about boosting these engines?
Not apart from the basics, no.

Hens does all my engine & turbo stuff.

While I have some knowledge I prefer not to mess with that area of things.
 

JacksonRop2442

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Not apart from the basics, no.

Hens does all my engine & turbo stuff.

While I have some knowledge I prefer not to mess with that area of things.
I wish Hens was in Perth but oh well , would be awesome if he was
 
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