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Old 04-08-2012, 01:36 PM
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I have a 2007 Caliber with the 1.8l engine. I am thinking about seeing if it is possible to swap it out to a 2.4l. Has anybody heard of this being done? any suggestions?
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They are physically the same on the outside I think. so it would bolt right in. You would need either a custom tune or the PCM from a 2.4L 2007 car.
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You could do it, the PCM and SKIM module, and VIN of the donor vehicle is probably all you need.
But the question is, WHY WOULD YOU? it is just too much headache for the improvement. They are practically the same engine with little less displacement. You better off trade it in for a 2.4l instead.
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yor are probably right, it's just a brain fart I had. I am just disapointed in the performance of the 1.8, and thought if I am going to have to keep this thing, because there is no way I'm going to get anything for it in a trade, I thought about this upgrade to a 2.4.....Thanks for the input
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Is yours a manual or auto transmission?
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I think that the 2.4l is rated quite a bit higher on the power than the 1.8L. If you were going to replace the engine anyway, the added torque from the larger engine wouldn't hurt. You just need to find a manual trans 2.4L R/T donor car. Our 2.0 CVT2 is no powerhouse, but moves along pretty good and got 35.4mpg when I drove it for a week on my 80 mile a day journey to and from work. I imagine the 2.4L would do close to that since it wouldn't have to work as hard to accelerate. I have never driven a 2.4L in a Caliber, only a 2.4L/auto in a heavier Avenger. Cruised good but took a lot to get up to highway speed. it only had about 50 miles on it then, so it may have loosened up a little bit now. It's my niece's car.
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