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LadyStrantz

New from Michigan, and PLEASE HELP! 2011 2.4 engine swap to newer model year

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Hello!  I am a new member from Michigan.  I am pretty sure I have another account on this forum, but it's been a few years since I last logged in, and my email has changed, so I can't get into it.  My former screen name was Pinky.  :)

 

I came to this forum several years ago prior to having the drive train swapped from my '93 Suburban 2500 to my '94.  I got a lot of great advice & information here, and everything worked out well with that project. I have returned because I have a specific repair challenge, and I'm hoping that I can get some answers once again.

 

My current challenge involves a (piece of junk) 2011 Chevy Equinox 2.4 liter (Ecotec).  The engine is shot due to the excessive oil consumption issues that is very common with this vehicle.  We would like to avoid encountering the same problem, once we replace the engine, so we'd like to find out what would be involved with retrofitting an engine from a newer model year that doesn't have this same issue.  I spoke with a parts supplier who recommended trying to find out if it's possible to retrofit even a 2015 or 2016 into this vehicle.  I know this involves changing additional parts that would not be required if we just did a direct swap, but we want to get away from the years that this engine had this problem.

 

I just do not want to end up with an eternally on CEL because of incompatible emissions, etc... Lol.  So, we need to make sure we do this correctly.

 

My Equinox does NOT have the AUA option, was manufactured on 3/18/11, and has K as the 8th digit of the VIN.

 

Please give me any info and suggestions you can provide.  It's much appreciated!

 

(We still owe on this vehicle, which is why we're putting time, $, and effort into repairing it.  So, while setting it on fire or pushing it off a cliff have definitely crossed our minds, neither seems to be a viable option. LOL.)

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