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Old 02-14-2011, 10:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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From what I remember, the W-Bodies didn't use any 4 cylinders as even a base motor, there's no easy factory solution. And, in the end, you'd spend more in the swap than you'd save in gas money. Engine, trans, mounts, computer, wiring, exhaust, etc etc, you'd be easily looking at 2 grand... Then the troubles of trying to make it emissions compliant.

In this case, selling the car for another would be a better plan, but the 3.8 is a pretty efficient motor, especially for a car it's size.

Lets see how far it can go

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