I need to replace a blown motor in a 2004 Saturn Ion, 2.2 engine, Vin F.
The salvage yards list 4 engine types, the differences being;
1-with EGR, exhaust manifold drilled and tapped for air check valve
2- with EGR, exhaust manifold NOT tapped and drilled
3- No EGR, exhaust manifold tapped and drilled
4- No EGR, exhaust manifold NOT tapped and drilled
The motor I have has No EGR and is NOT tapped and drilled.
Question is, can I replace my motor with one that has no EGR but exhaust manifold IS tapped and drilled ?
Can’t I just switch manifolds or are there workings with-in the tapped engine, sensors, etc. that prevent this from being an easy, compatible engine swap?
Thank you in advance for any information.