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Can I replace a Suzuki vitara G16B engine with a Suzuki G16A engine?

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    dimbulb Apr 12, 2015

    many parts are different. see the list and pit falls and ways and means.

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    dimbulb Apr 13, 2015

    xes are all there, a complilation ,the issues on G16 parts mix... TBI to MPI or rev.



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