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Old 08-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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98 with 96 engine?

so went over to my girlfriends today and met her grandpa. upon seeing my 98 mustang he told me he had an engine for one. i looked and it was the 3.8 v6 with the auto trans out of a 96 conv. he told me he only wanted $350 for it. the best thing is that the engine only has 30,xxx miles on it and looks brand new because its been laying in his garage under plastic. (he even has pics to prove the mileage)

basically im a highschool student with limited money and a mustang with 169,xxx miles on it. basically before i buy, i need to know what i need to look out for during this swap if i were to do it. also the i have a 5 speed so i can always resale the automatic trans that is with the engine to make up some of that money.

i am great with cars and done 4 mustang transplants on foxbodys so getting done is no problem, just want to know any hickups that may arise.
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I believe it should be a pull out and drop in kinda deal. They are the same exact engine. Only issue I could see is if you were thinking about having it tuned I've heard Bama can't tune it If the engine doesn't match the car exactly
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Re: 98 with 96 engine?

ive heard that too and glad u reminded me of it because that was no where near my train of thought earlier. i do want to tune it in the future because right now i am starting my mods and want to be able to cap the whole thing off.
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ive heard that too and glad u reminded me of it because that was no where near my train of thought earlier. i do want to tune it in the future because right now i am starting my mods and want to be able to cap the whole thing off.
If its the same motor then you could still tune?
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You can tune it but not canned tunes like Bama does. You would have to have it dyno tuned because the engine numbers don't match the ECM numbers
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Re: 98 with 96 engine?

He can have the engine computer reflashed to match the new engine. Or he can go with sct like a champ
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