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So I've had my car (03' SE-R Spec-V) for about 5 years and its been very low maintenance. By that I mean just the usual tune ups. Apart from the need of a valve cover to replace the non-serviceable rings for the spark plug tubes and a slight oil leak from a slowly deteriorating rear main seal (as long as I'm not pushing the engine too hard it only needs about a half a quart every other month), the car (and engine) haven't given me trouble yet.

In total I am pushing 230K on miles so while I shouldn't question a good thing, I have been toying with the idea of doing an engine swap to another QR25DE engine. Now my experience with engine replacement has been limited to engines that were direct OEM replacements or "plug and play" engines and specifically the 2.3L inline 4 that ford produced for the pinto, escort GT, and ranger pick-up truck and ford (for those models at least) seemed to repeat the plug and play even when the engine went from a carb to EFI. Now given that a popular engine can serve its purpose for many years, and through many generations of cars/trucks this is where the idea/questioning starts

Can a 2.5L QR25DE engine from a 2011 Nissan Rogue fit right in to an 03' sentra engine bay?

Does anyone know if the difference in years would mean design changes or required upgrades to the ECU to make the engine compatible?

Has anyone else tried this out and if so can anyone tell me if its mounting points changed over the years that would require different motor mounts?

Lastly, if not a potential fit, does anyone know which options there are for a compatible engine replacement that doesn't require any extra parts? (by this I mean a direct fit with no necessary replacement of engine mounts or fabrication to make this engine fit right)

I'm aiming for stock or at least as up to date stock as possible. Any help, tips, advice, or info on how to proceed is greatly appreciated :D
 

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That was super helpful. :D It also gives me some input on what year motors were optional. Thank you for the link.
 
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