Did you mean J32A2? The J32A3 is a different generation engine where the exhaust manifold is cast into the head, and is drive by wire. It would be much more difficult to swap that in.Coronation, I appreciate the input, I might have to do the J35a3 on our next Ody swap. I've got the J32A3/6MT set now. We've collected the shifter box/cables, ECU, pedals, clutch master cylinder, one of the ECU harnesses (working on finding the other cheap - I've ID'ed it from the factory so if i can't get one used, I'll buy new).
What will I need to do as far as drive axles? I have the ones from the J32 and new ones from the Ody. Will I need to modify one/either/both? How about any pix/ideas for the shifter box mounting?
I would start by seeing if the Ody splines will fit the 6mt. If they do, I would put the two shafts in the trans on the bench and measure the length, end to end, of the entire assembly and compare it to the measurement with the original A/T. You'll also need to know the distance between the input and the output, front to back, of both transmissions. I've never done this but I'm watching this thread. I've got an '04 on its 2nd potentially bum trans that I'm wanting to do the swap on too. Please, PLEASE, keep us updated on everything. Even if you run into bumps. There are smart folks here that may be able to help.What will I need to do as far as drive axles? I have the ones from the J32 and new ones from the Ody. Will I need to modify one/either/both? How about any pix/ideas for the shifter box mounting?
Yes, that's the engine we are swapping. We got the drive-by-wire (APPS) sensor/controller. The stock throttle cable connected right into it. We obtained the needed ECU harness sub-assembly. Purchased a header/manifold and will finish exhaust system after we get the van running. Working out some electrical bugs is next step, as we got the motor, trans, clutch all installed over the past week.Did you mean J32A2? The J32A3 is a different generation engine where the exhaust manifold is cast into the head, and is drive by wire. It would be much more difficult to swap that in.
We are using the ECU and harness from an 05 TL. I cannot say if you'd need AEM management, nor can I say yet how much functionality we are losing by doing this swap. I do know we will not have cruise control, and I'm not sure yet about speedometer, tach, etc. We are working on the dash harness plug connection from the Ody dash harness to the TL ECU...but we've talked about buying an entire car next time we do this swap, since scratching up and scavenging parts and harnesses has been a lot of work.Which ECU and harness are you using? What happens if i bought a CL-S complete donor car, i'd still have to use AEM for managing the stuff with my ody ECU?