I have a question about this. Would I be able to put a newer cavalier engine into my 2nd gen without changing nething but the engine? Like maybe out of a 99 or 2000 cavalier? What would I have to change in order to swap the engine in?
It would be easiest to change to a 96 2.2 because it is identical to yours.
There are slight differences in the 2.2 OHV SFI that comes in Cav's up to 2002, technically it should bolt right in no problems but you'd have to swap the wiring harness too because this one is SFI and yours is MPFI batch fire.