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Old 01-12-2018, 08:40 PM   #1
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Exclamation 07 HHR 2.2 swap exhaust question

So I picked up an 07 HHR. Found out today that the 2.0 that's in it is not a factory option. No big deal as I've seen the 2.0 has a better potential than the factory 2.2 anyway. But the exhaust has a huge break in it. I could sleeve it but I'd rather try to replace it with an affordable aftermarket chrome exhaust. What vehicle model would the 2.0 have come from for me to locate a bolt up system from the header all the way back? Over time I plan on investing time and money into customizing it and making it a long term show and performance toy. For now though I just wanna get the local cops to back off a bit lol.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:49 PM   #2
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Hi 203, to the forums!!

Check out this thread, post the engine VIN here, hopefully we'll be able to identify what engine you have. Then we can try to determine what exhaust system/components you'd need.

https://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/gene...-number-33025/
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Tomorrow I will pop the hood and find the engine vin. Thank you.
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I have alot to learn about it. Never had a car newer than 1990 till now. Always had Chevy's only though except 1 Mazda that was a trainwreck
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A) the VIN is on the dashboard and on your registration.
B) the 2.0 is a turbo-charged engine, should be easy to see a turbocharger.
C) there was no SS model in 2007, the model that comes with a 2.0.
D)why do you think you have a 2.0?
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2007's only came with the 2.2 (149 hp) or 2.4 (172 hp). Would look similar to the picture below.



2008-2010 SS had the 2.0 turbocharged (260 hp ). Pictured below.


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A) the VIN is on the dashboard and on your registration.
B) the 2.0 is a turbo-charged engine, should be easy to see a turbocharger.
C) there was no SS model in 2007, the model that comes with a 2.0.
D)why do you think you have a 2.0?
which is what sparked the need for this post. I'm aware that there was no 2.0 in the 07. But on the top of the engine the big 2.0L letters tells me that it is not the original engine for the car. I understand that I'm sure many morons end up posting uninformed stupid questions on these forums. But I'm not mechanically stupid, and have done some research before coming across the forum here. I will take pics of the motor and will locate the vin on the motor tomorrow.
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What ever the engine 2.0 or 2.2 then your in luck is it the flexpipe that’s cracked , there are weld on pieces to fix that.
RockAuto has them

2006 CHEVROLET HHR 2.2L L4 Inner & Outer Braid Flex Pipe | RockAuto

And here is their discount code

https://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/supp...-2018-a-59821/
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Did someone say anyone was a moron or stupid?

A turbo charger is kind of hard to miss as is the huge intercooler and different bumper to accommodate it. Decals are cheap. Lots of folk have bought an HHR SS that turned out to be just a decal.

The partial VIN that may be on the motor is for the Vehicle not the motor.

Maybe there is the remains of a paper "broadcast label" on one end of the head that could lend info. Basically it will tell if it is the factory engine.






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Did someone say anyone was a moron or stupid?

A turbo charger is kind of hard to miss as is the huge intercooler and different bumper to accommodate it. Decals are cheap. Lots of folk have bought an HHR SS that turned out to be just a decal.

The partial VIN that may be on the motor is for the Vehicle not the motor.

Maybe there is the remains of a paper "broadcast label" on one end of the head that could lend info. Basically it will tell if it is the factory engine.






what I know is that I bought the car off of my cousin. Last year he blew the factory engine. Cracked the block. Had a shop put in a junkyard engine into the car. The paperwork on he swap says that they put a 2.0 engine in it. It does not have a turbo or supercharger. The vin on the vehicle will not give me the specs on the engine because it is not that factory engine. Which leaves me back at square one. Finding out what the engine came from. So that I can get the proper exhaust to bolt up to the exhaust manifold. I took a pic of my engine trying to find out how to post the pic. I'm on the thread through chrome on my Android phone.
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