: motor swap

11-29-09, 05:57 PM
im looking to switch out a motor in a 95 sls it has a ld8 vin y, can i switch it with another engine or does it have to be the same, parts for this engine are no longer avalible

11-29-09, 06:07 PM
Your powertrain management system and sensors are the earlier OBD-I (OnBoard Diagnostics protocol -I), so I believe you have to stick with 1995 or maybe earlier. The engines and controls changed to OBD-II at the start of 1996 production.

Get into www.northstarperformance.com tomorrow morning (EST) and call Jake at his shop. He'll know.

11-29-09, 06:11 PM
ive noticed in 95 there are 2 different northstars the intakes are diferent and one has a 18mm crank bolt and one has a 14mm bolt

11-29-09, 06:22 PM
The only two engine are the LD8 and the L37. The only difference is the intake cam and 25 HP.