Jrhaile: Thanks for a quick reply
I lost an engine in a flood and I did replace it with the 99 engine. Works fine if not better than the 97. My concern is really about UPDATING the communication path between the old ECU and the newer engine if it is required. As you know it may run fine for now but two/three months down the line? God knows.The transmission did act up again and I did try to get fluids for it; no success. But I am waiting for 25 liter drum of this life-time fluid shipped (to me yesterday) from Germany!!