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Old 03-07-2015, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default 93 Engine in a 97? Simple? Or Not?

A guy local to me is selling a "what seems to be" a clean X-Cab for $850 OBO with engine issues.

The title says 1998 Hardbody,,,,but I am sure he is mistaken since 98 was the Frontier?

I been wanting a X-Cab,,,,and with the newer dash. This is why I have been hesitant to fix up my 93 reg cab.


I figure,,,,I would yank the engine and trans from my 93,,,,replace the timing chain (with the engine out of the truck), and put it in the xcab.

Then rebuild the engine from the xcab,,,and drop it in my reg cab and have both.

I know!!!! I am a greedy bastard wanting 2 hardbodies. I just can't bring myself to getting rid of my little reg cab. It's mine and I wanna keep it!


How difficult would this swap be before I even go any further with negotiations?

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Old 03-07-2015, 09:03 PM   #2
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just swap harness and ecu piece of cake
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:34 AM   #3
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Appreciate the response. He must have gotten rid of it already and did not remove the listing.

I text him and no text back, after 10hrs.

The quest continues!
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You gotta change the timing cover to a 96-97 the distributor is different. I just went threw this
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I kinda have the samw dilema going on. I had a clean title 92 and a parts truck 96. The engine in the 92 has gone bad and i was wanting to know if i could takw the 96 engine and install in the 92. What all has to be changed??
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I think the 96 is a direct drop in
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The 96 engine would require that the timing cover be swapped if going into a 95 or older truck. The 96-97 engines are obd2 and have some differences. But the blocks and heads are the same.
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The 96 engine would require that the timing cover be swapped if going into a 95 or older truck. The 96-97 engines are obd2 and have some differences. But the blocks and heads are the same.
How far back do Nissan D21 engines and trannys interchange; as in four cylinder/stick/2WD models? I'm exploring options on what to do with my 'new' 1986 Hardbody since the engine has me concerned as in maybe needing rings.
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