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Anyone know what problems may be involved with regulatory bodies if an engine is replaced by a different type in the US? I am hoping that some of you have done this before and I want to keep the car legal. Thanks.
 

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never replaced an engine, but from what I heard it's only a problem of keeping it legal in CA. If you are doing it in CA, you have to install a newer engine. In fact not just the engine but any powertrain parts have to be from earlier years.
 

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Actually, the powertrain has to be transplanted in its entirety with all emissions equipment, and must be from the same mfg and the same or LATER year. That's what I believe the law requires anyway.
 
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