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06 Jan 2019 23:11 #200104 by Johnniehec
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What type of engine is in a 2002 2.0 petrol Grand Vitara? Any good for a transplant? Cheers
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07 Jan 2019 04:58 #200108 by Lambert
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As I understand it that falls into the anything is possible camp for donor engines, it's possible just not straightforward.

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07 Jan 2019 05:07 #200109 by zukebob
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For a 2002, it should be a J20. I've never seen any information on a Jimny swap.

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07 Jan 2019 19:30 #200141 by Jezz
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If my research is correct, It is the same bolt pattern as a 1.6 Vitara G engine. So would work with a jimny box with an adapter, or drill the holes out.
The stumbling block is the flywheel, Too big for the Jimny box. The jimny is six bolt and the J20 is eight, So can not be swapped. There are some other options and when ive sussed it out i'll post it up, As the options are rare and hard to come by. Also you would need to use the J20 ecu or complete loom, Or a stand alone ecu.

It's been fettled just a tad.

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07 Jan 2019 20:12 #200146 by Lambert
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Would it be simpler to use the vitara main box and engine as a unit with ecu and adapt the tunnel to accommodate? Or is that too obvious?

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08 Jan 2019 00:54 #200152 by zukebob
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When I was first looking at this, the best information I found was here:

J20 into a Suzuki Samurai

It's still an apples and oranges comparison but does provide some info.

One of the first stumbling blocks that many Jimny owners will face is the legality issue of downgrading the engine (unless you have a 2002 or older Jimny). Even here in the Philippines (classed a developing nation) you can't put an engine into your vehicle that is older than the vehicle production year.

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08 Jan 2019 05:03 #200157 by Lambert
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Currently not a problem in the U.K. you're allowed to drop anything you like in. For now.

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