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Saturn L300: hello all, what is the difference between the

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hello all, what is the difference between the 2003 and the 2004 l81 motor other then the EGR valve location? Can you switch intakes?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Hello Chris,
I have a 2002 saturn L300 with a 3.0 engine, I needed to know if a 2004 3.0 l81 would fit if I would change the Intake manifold... They look the same, what is the difference in the two engines? Interchange states 2000 to 2003 vin # XXXXX which they both have.

Looking over all the diagrams I have I can not find a difference in the 2 engines from 03-04, and I see no reason why the intake can not be swapped. The engine design is from Opel and they have nothing to say about the difference.


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