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2.3L motor bolt pattern issues

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So I blew up my engine because my gages were off so even though I was leaking oil it said it was all good. Also I overheated my engine.
So we are replacing it. I have an 88 LX manual, however we are having a problem finding an engine because of the bold pattern? I guess my car has an odd one so we can't throw any old 4 banger in there.
I'm not too sure what that means. I would assume that means it's an issue hooking it up with the tranny?

So if anyone could enlighten me and give me some advice, I would greatly appreciate it!
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It's the "Any old 4-banger" part that's getting you in trouble.

There's only one direct replacement and just as Maurice posted, it's the 2.3 Lima motor. Any Lima bottom end will work and you can transfer the head and everything else for a fairly easy swap.
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