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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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The engines that will fit are the "2.3 Lima" if yours is a 4 plug engine or 8 plug stay with whatever you got. Wiring changes between would be problematic. List of vehicles are here just notice section 2.3 Lima section. Maurice
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