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Has anyone done this swap? by oldsrocket88
Started on: 07-22-2011 01:28 AM
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Report this Post07-22-2011 01:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for oldsrocket88Send a Private Message to oldsrocket88Direct Link to This Post
I was just dreaming about my 1st Fiero again, and thought it may (eventually) be cool to swap out for a 2.0L Turbo Eco-Tech that was in the Saturn Sky Redline.

It's 260 horsepower at 5300 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. of torque at 2500 rpm - Direct injection, all aluminium & GM's highest specific output engine ever at 2.1 horsepower per cubic inch. (I used to work at a Saturn Dealer)

The Sky was about 3000 lbs with either the AT or MT

Is this a do-able swap or has it already been done?
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Report this Post07-22-2011 01:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogt27Click Here to Email fierogt27Send a Private Message to fierogt27Direct Link to This Post
It has been done multiple times, mainly out of the sunbird turbo.
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Report this Post07-22-2011 01:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for weaselbeakClick Here to Email weaselbeakSend a Private Message to weaselbeakDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by fierogt27:

It has been done multiple times, mainly out of the sunbird turbo.



Is that not a different, less powerful engine?

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Report this Post07-22-2011 01:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for JefrysukoSend a Private Message to JefrysukoDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by fierogt27:

It has been done multiple times, mainly out of the sunbird turbo.


They stopped building Sunbirds in 1994. The Ecotec didn't come out until 1996.

Yes, the Sunbird had a 2.0L Turbo variant but it was not an Ecotec and it was only rated at ~165 hp.
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Report this Post07-22-2011 01:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BridgetownSend a Private Message to BridgetownDirect Link to This Post
I have seen turbocharged 2.4L ecotecs in Fieros, and the supercharged lsj ecotec, I have not seen a true 2.0L turbo swapped Fiero. The turbo ecotec is the most difficult to swap of the ecotec line (so I have gathered)

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Report this Post07-22-2011 07:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for oldsrocket88Send a Private Message to oldsrocket88Direct Link to This Post
That motor in the Turbo Sky, FLIES!

Someone should do it...and I'm just crazy enough to think about doing it but never actually getting around to it.
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Report this Post07-22-2011 10:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyDirect Link to This Post
None of the newer Direct Injection engines have been swapped in. They use somewhat different engine management systems, and nobody has figured out how to run them yet, in a Fiero. You could move all the necessary electronics over into the Fiero itself, and it should work just fine, but nobody has done it, as most people don't want to swap the gauges to the Cobalt/Solstice/Sky/HHR/etc… gauges, and other little things.
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