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oliversexpedition 09-14-2009 10:08 AM

Swap 2.3l 9000 head on 99 9-3 2.0 block?
 
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Will a 94 9000 2.3l turbo aero head work on a 99 9-3 2.0l block? Any issues that would get in the way? Which cams should I use?

See attached 2.0 head with issues :confused:

NickTurbo900 09-14-2009 10:35 AM

I can't think of any reason why this would not be a direct swap.

The camshafts are identical.

mcrowley 09-14-2009 11:03 AM

I agree. The only issue you might have is that the older heads use a different size coolant temp sensor (side of the head near rad hose).

Tweek's Turbos 09-14-2009 11:34 AM

Should be identical. Just wouldn't wanna use a 93 or older head.

How about a T7 one from Crazy Rays.

christian900se 09-14-2009 11:55 AM

Would this be an improvement in breathability?

zingZACH 09-14-2009 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by christian900se (Post 669137)
Would this be an improvement in breathability?

Not sure about on a 9-3 or NG, but on a c900 a 2.1/2.3 head makes a pretty noticeable difference.

Jack Straw 09-14-2009 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by christian900se (Post 669137)
Would this be an improvement in breathability?

Nope.

Tweek's Turbos 09-14-2009 12:53 PM

A t7 head with T5 cams is an improvement on T5 cars.

a T5 head is a T5 head. (I am not considering the 93 T4.9 cars T5)

Castor Troy 09-14-2009 01:00 PM

the heads are basically the same, as mcrowley stated, the ONLY difference between a 94 9k 2.3T head and a 99 2.0T head is the coolant temp sensor. coolant temp sensor follows the head year.

oliversexpedition 09-14-2009 01:11 PM

Sounds encouraging! Keeping the temp/coolant sensor with the block/head. Tweek, you got a spare T7 head that your not using? Need one intake valve to replace the chipped one in the 2.3l head. Now If I could find a cheap/free 2.3 block, I could do a real upgrade or have a spare for the 9000s ;)

Tweek's Turbos 09-14-2009 02:38 PM

See, thats why I never get rid of stuff, you never know when it's gonna come in handy. ;)

I do have some things to do tomorow, but could make a rays run.

oliversexpedition 09-14-2009 02:45 PM

Got meetings tomorrow, so cannot make it to CR.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tweek's Turbos (Post 669219)
See, thats why I never get rid of stuff, you never know when it's gonna come in handy. ;)

I do have some things to do tomorow, but could make a rays run.



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