Replacement 1999 3.8L Engine
Engine in car has rod through oil pan. I have a complete 1997 3.8L. Can I pull the intake, heads, then swap this short block into car using heads and intake from 1999 engine. I do know the older engine doesn't have the balance shaft like newer engine does. I know lots of folks do the split port swap to the older engine but I wanted someone to say they had used the older short block into newer model. I don't want a V8 swap, I simply want the car back on the road quickly. Thanks for any input if it will work.