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post #1 of 3 Old 03-01-2017, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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'09 Versa Base w/ 256K miles

Hi everyone, I'm new here and I came across this site looking for answers on modifications for the 1.6 L base model Versa. Obviously I am way out of warranty for anything, and I am here looking for the potential of swapping my 5MT to a 6MT. Is there a thread that someone could point me to? With such a swap can I still use the same ECU? What I am gathering is that the 1.8L has the 6MT and the same block...so in my head the 6MT would match up to my car and I would need to deal with ECU incompatibility...... or do I need to find a matching ECU and 6MT? I've been looking for hours, lol... so much info here in the forums.

My overall goal would be a lower running RPM and better MPG. at 80 MPH it sits on 4000 RPM, but still manages 38-39 MPG. Its my commuter car, so I plan on driving it as long and as cheaply as I can. I am currently making arrangements to get another engine in my hands, so that I can swap when this one doesn't make sense to repairs. And YES, I have seen the engine knock problem in the 1.6 L...... is there a sure fire way to fix this? then again, if I can pick up an engine with 40k miles on it for $350-400 (in Florida) and it last as long as 250K, I could never complain!

I have been the only owner of it and have been strict on the maintenance (doing it all myself) and just did the timing chain 6 weeks ago. I couldn't believe it, but I am still holding 205-210 lb of pressure in each cylinder.

Thanks in advance and I appreciate anything you can help me with!
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Welcome aboard!!!

Dont bother, I got a 16 with 5 speed and it does 4 grand at 80 and gets 43 mpg.
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hey thanks! guess its time to change my fluids and filters and get back to 42 MPG, lol

how many miles you got on it? Still running strong? and for future, how to I reply and not start a new thread?

Thanks!
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