so im pretty far along on my engine swap, just 2.8 to 2.8 since the last engine overheated and died. just want to get this car back on the road. as im looking for differences in these engines i found something odd. my 87 engine has a big bolt in the hole that comes out from the very top where as the 86 engine still has the hose coming out. i have pics if would help but what does this hose go to? could it be why the last engine died? and can i just delete it like on mine?
The engine wiring harnesses are different on automatic and manual equipped engines. Look the two over closely and compare connectors. You'll need to transfer the transmission kick down cable to the new engine. I'd suggest disconnecting it at the throttle instead of at the transmission.