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Old 05-28-2019, 08:53 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I wondered about that. And also about whether I could even swap in a whole different engine/transmission drivetrain. The hot rodders/race car builders do it all the time. But to get better mpg? It would have to be something at least as good as stock though. Maybe something out of a motorcycle? I saw a video once of someone testing out a Metro with, I think, a 650 motorcycle engine and and transmission.

Of course, it also seems really weird just replacing that nice, almost new engine it's got in it now.
I'm pretty sure that geo metro transmissions will swap in? Where I am (North Dakota) I looked on car-part.com which searches salvage yards, and I can have my pick of transmissions from all the different trims of metro for anywhere from $85-200, depending on which model and how greedy the salvage yard is, all within 200 miles.

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Old 05-28-2019, 09:58 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Yup - all are direct bolt-ins. As Fumes mentioned, the main difference is the final drive ratio between different years/engines.
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Old 05-28-2019, 01:28 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure that geo metro transmissions will swap in? Where I am (North Dakota) I looked on car-part.com which searches salvage yards, and I can have my pick of transmissions from all the different trims of metro for anywhere from $85-200, depending on which model and how greedy the salvage yard is, all within 200 miles.
Wow, that's awesome news! When I get to where I'm thinking about getting it back on the road, I'll definitely be encouraged!!! Thank you!!!

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