It’s not so much that the engines are similar “looking”, but that they use the same chassis platform and share the same engine bay ( minus the jukes support bracket on the passenger side strut tower. )
Originally Posted by SuperTurbo
That’s what makes the swap doable
The fact that the engines share the same “foot print” is because they have the same engine bay.
The best evidence of this is the fact that the juke uses both the hr16 and mr16 this supports the idea that they are relatively factory interchangeable, just use the whole sub frame axles and all.
You basically need a jukes front end clip for all the pieces.
But with a lot of money and time it could be done.
Turbos have been installed on the hr16de and sr20s have been swapped in also.
I believe a VQ35 v6 was swapped on an older gen micra
And they swapped a GTRs VR38DETT into a jukeR so it’s theoretically possible for the micra too.
Warning : Nissan engineers spent over a million dollars just modifing the transmission.
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