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Possible engine swaps and an external tachometer?

Hey guys! Im new here and havent delved too far into the threads yet, but i figured to save some time for myself, id just ask in a new thread.

I own a 2012 versa 1.6s 5speed
Im a lyft driver and i know i havent really taken the GREATEST care of my engine (due to the lack of time i give myself to do anything but work).
So im certain that my engine will eventually give out on me. Ive seen a few threads about different swaps, but im curious about any that would work for this model. I was VERY intrigued by the turboed juke engine+6speed, but to my knowledge, it hasnt been attempted yet. Much less even on this model, as the juke engine, as far as i know, is a 1.8l. I love this car and im not planning on getting rid of it for a LONG time if ever, so ive just been trying to plan ahead. So i dont end up screwing myself over by procrastinating.

Ive also seen that everybody that has this exact model also do not have a tachometer, and tbh it drives me INSANE. Anybody know any good options there?
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would be interesting to see a juke turbo engine in a versa, but definitely no one has done it that i know of...as far as the tach goes, ive been dealing with it for going on a fourth year, (yea goin nutz) came across in this forum about using an injector wire...but havent done it yet... ive posted and commented about it multiple times and NO solid answers... if i figure it out i will msg you myself...please do the same if you figure it out...thanks
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I thought the juke had engine problems about 40 thousand miles?

Any odb2 computer can give you a tach read out. You can get an app and either a bluetooth or wifi odb2 reader. I have a scangauge 2 I use for other data like engine temp, afr, voltage and load.
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I thought the juke had engine problems about 40 thousand miles?

Any odb2 computer can give you a tach read out. You can get an app and either a bluetooth or wifi odb2 reader. I have a scangauge 2 I use for other data like engine temp, afr, voltage and load.
X2.................its one of the best items that anybody that owns a car should buy!!!!
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Sky, how is it like doing the uber thing? I never considered doing it with a 5 speed as I assumed people would look down on you with an economy car with no thrills.

Do you let them sit in the front or rear?

Any reason you think this use will wear the car out any faster than anything else?

My family use to do newspaper motor routes of at least 400 papers a day. Yup, at 100k miles everything was worn out. The seats, doors, window tracks, radio, speakers, etc.
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With all the politeness I can muster... I have to point out that if you need assistance installing an aftermarket tachometer, which is all of two.. three wires if you count the ground connection... you have a ways to go before you are ever going to seriously consider "swapping an engine".


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Yeah..... I think the stock engine is fine. Since the uber/loft thing is 1099 forms I hear its a good way to write off a nice vehicle.
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arudlang...................LOL.

I get jumped on other sites all the time by calling it out like that.

It is what it is............
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I had the bright idea of putting a j35 v6 honda engine in my former honda insight that had a 1.3 4 cylinder. I put a few feelers out and found it could be done, but welding was needed. I found a company that made harnesses that was willing to splice up one with the insight and j35 engine. They even offered to do an automatic tranny and matching bran box unless I went with a manual.

ALthough it would of been a fun project I didnt have the money or welding to do it.

Heck, even small projects or projects with free parts can easily empty your wallet with simple stuff like hardware and such.
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Engine swaps in no way are as easy as they were old school. The cars now are vastly re-arranged with any engine change to require scads of other parts besides just the engines and trannies and not many OEMs use 'families' of same engine like they used to before, by that I mean like 265-400 cu.in. GM SBC, many different sizes that bolt in almost identically the same way and use the same trans. The AMCs I worked with were same way with the 290-401 inchers. Nowadays every single engine/trans combo is massaged to be exactly just enough to work for cost and fuel mileage reasons and modding with other engines does not fit or tears up quick because the other usually bigger engine is more powerful.

If you don't have free or super cheap junkyard access or a spare parts car it's just way too expensive and time consuming. People still do it but commonly lots of problems when things not fully worked out except for the very few that excel at that type of modding.

I used to do it at the drop of a hat too.
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