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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 motor mount and the bell housing mounts are all the same

Totally correct and 100% accurate answer. As far as i know the blocks are identical except the DUELIE. I think one bolt hole is missing on the alt bracket. But it can be drilled and tapped very easily. Some guys just leave it as is.
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