Stratus Engine Swap?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Ed Dreistadt, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. Ed Dreistadt

    Ed Dreistadt Guest

    I have a '95 Stratus with 186,000 miles and a very tired 2.0L coupled
    to a 5-speed.

    Anyone know how much of a hassel it would be to put a 2.4L in its
    place while keeping the 5-speed? This combo wasn't offered when I
    bought the car back in '95, but sure would be a lot more fun than the

    I'm debating between making a project car or donating it to the Kidney

    -Ed Dreistadt
    Ed Dreistadt, Oct 23, 2004
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    maxpower Guest

    If it wasnt offered are you gonna get the engine controller
    that will make the 2.4 run??
    maxpower, Oct 23, 2004
  3. Ed Dreistadt

    Cirrus99x Guest

    Check out I'm sure someone over there has done
    that swap.

    Cirrus99x, Oct 23, 2004
  4. ED-

    Bolt pattern's the same, as are the engine mounts, etc. The sticking point
    would be the engine control module. The 2.0 module wouldn't happily run a
    2.4, but a module for a 2.4 with automatic transmission would be less than
    happy running in front of a manual. If I had to pick, I'd use a 2.4/auto
    module and deal symptomatically with whatever effects might show up.

    Of course, there are bound to be 2.4 litre engines and control modules
    available out of crashed PT Cruisers, by now... is your

    Daniel J. Stern, Oct 24, 2004
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    maxpower Guest

    If that was not offered back then ,,,, then there was no module back then
    either, you can interchange the modules from apllication to application such
    as pt cruiser to stratus, the harness are different, the same with needeing
    to know if it is an automatic trans or manual, assuming you are in an area
    that requires a state emmission program.....u may have serious problems
    maxpower, Oct 24, 2004
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    mic canic Guest

    actually the module may work and i say that because a friend in cali. has a
    300m with a 3.5 and i put in a salvage yard pcm from a year earlier car with a
    3.2 and used a drb to reset the module and even progamed a new skim into and
    it's been running fine since
    he even passed emissions there
    i believe there is a car club called the 12th element who hop up neon's and
    that some of the things they have been doing if i remember correctly
    mic canic, Oct 24, 2004
  7. Ed Dreistadt

    maxpower Guest

    the word "MAY WORK" thats a big may to swap out an engine to find out it
    wont work or wont pass emissions, keep in mind that if the engine doesnt
    match the emissions label under the hood it will never pass anyhow...... if
    checked by an emissions inspector, not to mention anything about tampering
    maxpower, Oct 24, 2004
  8. Ed Dreistadt

    Ed Dreistadt Guest


    I have a 2.2 turbo '85 LeBaron and the folks who mess with those
    motors have put together some amazing things. Mine has an Omni GLHS
    engine control module with an overlay harness that lets the car run
    the intake system from a '90 2.5.

    Figured there might be someone out there who has figured out how to
    hot rod a Stratus.

    I wonder if the head from the Stratus would swap on to a 2.4, allowing
    me to keep all the current controls?

    Probably way too much work, but fun to think about.

    Also, shoot me an email when you get a chance. I still have your
    Slant 6 clock.

    Ed Dreistadt, Oct 26, 2004
  9. No, the problem with running the 2.0 computer is that its spark and fuel
    curves are set up for the 2.0, not the 2.4. It would probably run, just
    probably somewhere between "not optimally" and "not very well".

    Daniel J. Stern, Oct 26, 2004
  10. Tried, but e-mail bounces "no such user" even when I delete the "NOSPAM".
    Go hit and send me mail from there?

    Daniel J. Stern, Oct 26, 2004
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