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Old 08-30-2010, 12:22 PM
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Hey guys i registered just so i could get some help/advice.

Have a 2001 sebring lx 2.7 v6 that i bought for cheat. Engines a goner.

Would the 3.0 v6 work in this? I've found one for cheap so its completely worth it if itll work.

All together im looking at less than $2,000 for this car to run (not counting working on it). Advice?
 
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:37 PM
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No, it will not work. 3.0L is MMC electronics. Google the 2.7L and see what you come up with. There's a reason the seller didn't fix it.
 

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Old 08-31-2010, 01:19 PM
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My neighbor is telling me it will work. He did it in his wifes car.

And why wouldnt this work if sebrings came with a 3.0l v6 in the lxi? The internet isnt helping me much at all.
 
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why dont u ask him then why would U ask us if U knew some one that did it already?
 
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Sebring COUPES came with the 3.0 engine for that year. The COUPE is a completely different car, manufactured by Mitsubishi, not Chrysler. The coupe and the sedan/convertible have almost no parts in common. Take a close look and you'll see.

As for the 2.7 vs the 3.0, the plumbing, electrical, exhaust, fuel and computer connections are all different. If you think you can make that work, have at it.
 
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Not to mention the PCM is INSIDE the car on a coupe.....think of the wiring mess you'd have on your hands running and splicing a 2-3" bulk of wires 3 feet or more.

I know you're anxious about tackling the un-doable but, making it work is one thing...rationality is another. Life is short brother.
 
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So what do you guys suggest for a motor?
 
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You guys just saved me a ton of trouble so i thank you for that. I've been researching for hours and I can't find a definite answer. The closest thing i found was 3.2/3.5 which would work in the concord/integra. This is my first car and i thought it was a great deal when i drove it home. Now After 20+hours of work and alot of money i still have a car without an engine.


Please help guys
 
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I am interested in talking to the guy that made the 2.7 to 3.0 swap
 
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Originally Posted by sk8tboar View Post
You guys just saved me a ton of trouble so i thank you for that. I've been researching for hours and I can't find a definite answer. The closest thing i found was 3.2/3.5 which would work in the concord/integra. This is my first car and i thought it was a great deal when i drove it home. Now After 20+hours of work and alot of money i still have a car without an engine.


Please help guys
The biggest issue you have to consider on the late model computer controlled cars is the BUS communication with other modules. Different engines will have different pinouts in module connectors and that just makes it a huge headache when trying to cross over.

Next time you buy a DOA, do your homework first. Price out what you think you'll need before you buy it.
 

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