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Default 1989 l series efi wagon, engine swap ?

helping a friend out with a 1989 l series wagon with efi engine.
can anybody confirm what engine is in it ?
e.g ea82 , ea 81 etc..


also the engine is pretty worn , so what other engine can be a direct swap , while retaining the l series efi gear ?
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helping a friend out with a 1989 l series wagon with efi engine.
can anybody confirm what engine is in it ?
e.g ea82 , ea 81 etc..


also the engine is pretty worn , so what other engine can be a direct swap , while retaining the l series efi gear ?

BC first gen all had EJ's of one flavour or another.


You can pretty much bolt in any EJ replacement... using the ECU and EFI gear you have usually means its easiest to retain the manifold.



Have a wander over to https://www.dirtyolbc.co.nz/community/
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The L series came out with the EA82 engine in three configurations: carby, efi and efi turbo.

Any NA efi (MPFI - meaning multi port fuel injection) ea82 will work in your vehicle. Just swap the dizzy and intake to be sure that it'll all work.

You can get a carb block and swap the efi heads onto it so itll be EFI. The only thing it'll be missing is a breather on the block that's on the back right hand side of the engine near the bell housing.

@duncanm the EJ engine unfortunately wasn't offered in the L series (it should've been!). You are correct about the first Gen libertys and the EJ engine.

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Ps: the ea82 MPFI was only offered in the touring wagon and the Leone Royale sedan.
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ahh - my bad. I thought this was a first gen leggy.


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Yeah 1989 was the first year of the liberty. The L series remained in production until 1994!! I'm not sure what models were available that late in production/runout.

The L series is WAY better with the EJ!

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