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2005 M13A vvt to M16A vvt swap, what engine years are suitable?

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24 Nov 2019 22:19 #215937 by Jimny Sprocket
I’m just about ready to swap to 1.6 engine, how late a model year can I go so it all remains plug and play? I’ve noticed some later engines have 4 ignition coils instead of 2, I know that swapping the original rocker cover will resolve this, is there anything else to watch for, crank or cam sensors, fly by wire throttle?

Any advice appreciated.


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25 Nov 2019 07:51 #215943 by Riccy
upto 2010. After that year there is a different trigger wheel for the VVT.

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25 Nov 2019 10:24 #215947 by Jimny Sprocket
Thank you both.


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03 Jun 2020 07:56 #223189 by quadfucius
Did you go for a pre-2010 or a post 2010 in the end?

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03 Jun 2020 12:50 #223215 by yakuza
Possible to swap the m13 trigger wheel over like on the G13BB swaps?
And rocker cover must be swapped from the m13 anyways to get the dip stick down the correct place.
Mine is a 2009 Liana. Works brilliantly.

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20 Jun 2020 05:38 #223754 by Mr.m.y
you cant swap this engine which has four ignition dot wast your time
1- cam trigger is different
2- crank triggers is different
3- EGR cancellation

if you swap you need to change cam trigger, crank trigger at least the car idling will not be right; I swap this engine for one of my customers

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