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Looking for assistance with dropping in a '13 engine into my '02

Old 02-09-2019, 02:13 PM
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Looking for assistance with dropping in a '13 engine into my '02

i am new to the maxima community and have some questions i have a 2002 nissan maxima se with 6 speed transmission the engine went on me this week but i got my hands on a 2013 Nissan maxima engine what do i need to drop this in or anyone can lead me to someone who can walk me threw the swap do i need to swap transmission as well i know i need a kit from nisformance please help need to get this done asap

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Old 02-09-2019, 10:50 PM
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Don't worry about the gallery gaskets. I have confirmed with my swap motor that they do not need to be replaced on 2014 motors, so most likely not necessary on yours.
+1 to all of this. 2013 HR motors have the upgraded oil gallery gaskets from the factory so no need to worry about that. The second link here is to a megathread for 5.7 swaps, i compiled every forum thread i could find on the topic as well as a short series of videos someone made of them doing a swap on youtube into one spot; every detail you need to know is covered, usually several times over.
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The Wizard at it again with titles? When can we change my retrofit thread title to 7th Gen Swap Extraordinaire????
I figured this thread title was just a little bit more descriptive than what he had..."help please thank you" LOL
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