I ordered a remanufactured engine from Marshall Engines for my LeBaron. Since I plan to upgrade to Turbo II status, I ordered a 2.2 turbo engine, part number C13514C.
When transferring parts from my old engine to the new long block today, I was alarmed to find a plug in the turbo coolant hole in the thermostat housing, worrying me that the head may be from a non turbocharged car.
I checked the numbers stamped into the cylinder 4 side of the block, and found that the vin number of the car the block came from is 1P3BL18D9KY441868, a Plymouth horizon with an engine code for... A 2.2 TBI.
Is it common for engine remanufacturers to use different blocks, especially since this is a common block engine, and then use the proper turbo pistons, rods, valves and valve springs? Or should I stop now, and wait until Tuesday when I can talk to Marshall about this? I was hoping to finish the swap this weekend...
Regarding the coolant plug, I later realized that there were also plugs in the heater hole and hole for the CTS, so maybe they fill all the plugs when testing the engine? Oil return hole for the turbo is drilled and tapped.