I have a 2007 PT cruiser that the engine has blowing... I have an opportunity to get a 2002 PT cruiser I was just wondering if the engines would be compatible?
Not at all easy to swap an 2002/2007 engine as the crank tone wheels are different, meaning the crank needs swapped at a minimum - and they may not be interchangeable between the two blocks.True.. no drop in... but - and I say this with reserve - who is going to do the swap? This has all in the world to do with it, as a creative shop can works wonders with changing harnesses and electronics.
Point and Case: Two months ago, I swapped out a 2005 PT blown and dropped in a 2006 engine. Not a great task in your home garage, but do-able. With all of the harness connectors traded out and that pesky CPS moved, as well, it has been a good fit. I truly cannot speak for the 2002 engine as it has been awhile since I had that age.
Also true... I don't think that getting another car for the engine would be the financially good way to go. Personally, I have had far better luck ordering up an LKQ motor for the proper year and have it close to specs than the way our friend is contempating.Not at all easy to swap an 2002/2007 engine as the crank tone wheels are different, meaning the crank needs swapped at a minimum - and they may not be interchangeable between the two blocks.