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Unread 11-18-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default Need to replace engine for Mitsubishi Eclipse

I got a Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2007 and the car takes copious amounts of gas. Its killing me. But i love the car and i love how it looks. So my question may be a bit unconventional. But i want to know if its possible to replace the engine i got with a more fuel economy engine. Like maybe a 4 cylinder engine. Can that be done? What are my options?

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Unread 11-18-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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What kind of gas mileage are you getting? It looks like the v6 models avg about 21-22mpg, while the 4cylinder is averaging about 24.

Doing an engine swap to an engine thats not designed for that car is difficult, and will be expensive. The few thousand (minimum) you spend on the engine swap wouldnt be worth it than to keep what you have and pay for more fuel. An engine with another 10mpg would only save you a few hundred dollars per year. So its take you about 10yrs to start getting your money back from the new engine...
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