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2.3 4-cyl 220, 230 and 190 engines

Can anyone comment on the differences between the 2.3 4-cyl engines in the 220, 230 and later 190. Are they completely different or is each a development of the other. Could a late model 190 engine and trans be fitted in an older 220 or 230 model? I believe the 220 engine requires the top grade of gas but the 230 and later don't, can anyone confirm that?
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Early ones have three main bearings and later ones have five main bearings. Engine model number tells it all.

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