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I have a 1988 Nissan Sentra with a 1.6 l ...well it threw a rod and i purchaced a replacement motor from a salvage yard. They tell me its for a '88 but this motor used a timing chain insted of a timing belt and the crankshaft at th trans end wont accept my old fly wheel.(trany bolts up perfect)...CAN I USE THI MOTOR ???

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  • Zaraki Oct 11, 2010

    You should not use that engine because it does not sound like a compatible 1.6 liter engine, and it should be returned to the salvage yard and they should be made aware that the engine that they sold you is not compatible with your vehicle.


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There are 2 different 1.6L engines for this year. If you can find the right flywheel, you'll probably be fine. Other possible issues might be with wiring, but I checked the wiring diagram and it makes no distinction between the 2 engines. Still, I would check the connectors and make sure all the electric work will fit. Hopefully the computer will not object to the engine...

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