Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Miamisburg, Oh.
started googling and went to wikipedia and found this.
Some parts from the Generation II are interchangeable with the Generation I one-piece rear main seal engine. The interchangeable parts include the rotating assembly (crank shaft, pistons, connecting rods, and flywheel/flexplate) and valvetrain assembly (not including timing set, which includes a gear to drive the water pump). The LT uses a new engine block, cylinder head, timing cover, water pump, intake manifold and accessory brackets. The harmonic dampener also does not interchange, it is a unique dampener/pulley assembly. Engine mounts and bell housing bolt pattern remain the same, permitting a newer engine to be readily swapped into an older vehicle.
I take it with a grain of salt, but it sounds like you could have 500 invested in just Gen II special parts. (intake, water pump, balancer and brackets,...probably should get the dist. too)
starting to sound like not such a good deal in the end unless I get it for $1200.
Last edited by BA.; 06-10-2011 at 11:54 PM.