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Hello everyone. I’m new here but I didn’t see a thread for my specific scenario.

I’ve got a 2012 1.4L, VIN C 8th digit with a cracked engine block and I’m looking into swapping the engine. I want to make this process as easy and compatible as possible.

The problem I’m running into is all the LUJ engines I’m finding online are $1,200+. This seems reasonable, but all the 1.8L engines are averaging $600 cheaper. Will my car fit a 1.8L engine? Are they compatible?

If not, are there any other engines out there that are compatible? I don’t want to have to do any welding or rewiring or anything. I want the new engine to be directly compatible. I know it’s a specific request, but I’m hoping for some good news.

If I can only use a 1.4L LUJ, are there any reputable vendors where I can find an engine for less than $1,000?

thanks for your help.
 

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Hello everyone. I’m new here but I didn’t see a thread for my specific scenario.

I’ve got a 2012 1.4L, VIN C 8th digit with a cracked engine block and I’m looking into swapping the engine. I want to make this process as easy and compatible as possible.

The problem I’m running into is all the LUJ engines I’m finding online are $1,200+. This seems reasonable, but all the 1.8L engines are averaging $600 cheaper. Will my car fit a 1.8L engine? Are they compatible?

If not, are there any other engines out there that are compatible? I don’t want to have to do any welding or rewiring or anything. I want the new engine to be directly compatible. I know it’s a specific request, but I’m hoping for some good news.

If I can only use a 1.4L LUJ, are there any reputable vendors where I can find an engine for less than $1,000?

thanks for your help.
It will cost even more because you need to have the correct computers to operate the 1.8

How-To: Engine Swap - 2011 ECO MT to 2014 ECO MT
Cruzen2.0 - Part 1 (Initial Build)
Cruzen2.0 - Part 2 (Gradual Mods, Upgrades, and Repairs)
TRIFECTA: The 2.0L Turbo 300HP Cruze

LUJ/LUV engine swap compatibility
 

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Don't play between 1.4 and 1.8, Blasirl is right, you will end paying more and you need help to change the computer, some other things may be different too, a lot of homework to do before!
There are plenty of junkyards where you can find a car with good engine that will be a full match to yours. As reference, see my engine swap I had to do for 1.4 ECO MT:
How-To: Engine Swap - 2011 ECO MT to 2014 ECO MT
 
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