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July 15, 2012, 3:15 pm

Nick A
 

Question: would a 1992 chevy 4.3 fit in an 1998 gmc jimmy

I have a 1998 gmc jimmy that has water in the oil and i also have a 1992 chevy s-10 blazer with a good 4.3 l engine would the engine out of the 1992 blazer convert over to the 1998 gmc jimmy?


July 20, 2012, 4:59 pm

Elizabeth K
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I would easily fix the blown head gasket in the 98 rather than try an engine swap from a 6 years older/different model vehicle. You'll be looking at wiring/electronic sensors, possible manifolds, mounting brackets and oil pan swaps. To find out the details, try googling '98 jimmy 92 s10 4.3 engine swap' to find if there are some forums with info on it.

In short, it can be done but the cost and time invested will be considerable. If you're looking for a project then it might be a good idea. But if you're interested in getting something on the road, go for repairing the engine you've got in there. If you've never done a cylinder head before, get a good manual and jump in.


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