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Old 05-15-2018, 01:25 PM   #1  
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Question LFX Engine Questions

Haven't been able to find this info and didn't want to clutter up any of the build threads.

When purchasing an LFX motor for an engine swap...

1) Does it matter if the donor engine is auto or manual if I plan on putting on a new clutch and flywheel? Any other differences between the two motors that would make it preferential to get a manual motor?

2) Are all model years of the Camaro LFX engine the same (2012-2015)?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Manual is preferred unless you are buying a harness separately.
2012-2015 are the same
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Engines are the same but you'll need to do more modification to the engine harness from an auto to make it work for manual. V8R can do the harness modification for you if you're not sure what to do on that.
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Yeap, what they said. Ours was an Auto and I made all the changes to the harness. The hardest part was snagging the correct bolts for the flywheel (I thought I had the right PN written down in my thread but they were incorrect).
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Okay, thanks for all the info guys! The auto engines are just way easier to find, but I'll keep my eyes out for a manual and get the clutch, flywheel and harness with it.

Found this the other day and thought it was pretty cool. Complete assembly of a LFX on How It's Made.
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My LFX motor was out of an automatic transmission car. If you go this route you will need a custom harness as well as an extra specifically out of a manual trans Camaro. Also will need a pack of the flywheel to crank bolts for a manual trans car as the ones from the flex plate won't fit.
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